The Indians promoted First Base Prospect Bobby Bradley and hired Reliever Josh Smith for Triple-A Columbus, the team said. Bradley is already on the 40-man list of Indians.
The 23-year-old Bradley, an Indian since he was selected in the third round of the 2014 draft, earned his first MLB promotion by destroying Triple A pitching this season. The left swinger has scored 24 homeruns in 284 record appearances prior to his consummation and canceled .292 / .359 / .638 (144 wRC +).
Bradley's 2019 numbers were great, but he has not reached the season as a premium perspective. In early April, FanGraphs ranked him 20th among Indian farmhands. At MLB.com, however, Bradley takes a more impressive sixth place in the club system. Over two months ago, Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs Bradley compared with C.J. Cron and the Nationals Matt Adams .
The Indians' offense, which was one of the worst in the league this season, would certainly welcome Bradley's Cron-like production. First Base Player Carlos Santana was outstanding on his return to Cleveland, although DH Jake Bauer was disappointed in his first season in the team. Bradley expects to play in Bauer's season.