Jackie Bradley Jr. has been a hot name all spring in Red Sox camp, and it's now official that the promising youngster has made the opening-day roster. In fact, Bradley is going to be the opening-day starter in left field for Boston when the Red Sox open play Monday against the Yankees.
Bradley, 22, is a consensus top-40 prospect in all of baseball and had an incredible spring. He hit .419/.507/.613 with four doubles, a triple, two homers, 12 RBI, 13 runs and two stolen bases in 28 games.
A supplemental first-round pick (40th overall) out of the University of South Carolina in 2011, Bradley has never played above Double-A. He spent 67 games in High-A and 61 games in Double-A last season, putting together a combined line of .315/.430/.482 with 42 doubles, four triples, nine homers, 63 RBI, 90 runs and 24 steals.