Bradley, Jr. selected by Red Sox

South Carolina junior outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been selected in the compensation round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Bradley was the No. 40 overall pick in the draft by the Boston Red Sox. He is the first current Gamecock player to be selected in this year's draft.

Bradley has been out of the lineup for the Gamecocks since April 23 when he injured his left wrist in attempting to make a catch in center field.

Bradley was the 2010 Most Outstanding Player at the College World Series and has hit .336 in his career with the Garnet & Black with 30 career homers and 132 career RBI.

Earlier this year, Bradley Jr. became the 24th player in South Carolina history to record 200 or more career hits with a home run vs. Rhode Island. Bradley currently has 214 career hits.

MLB.COM Scouting Report:
Bradley, the center fielder for the University of South Carolina, seemed destined to be a no-doubt first-round pick before this season started. But struggles with the bat -- he hit just. 259 over 37 games -- and a wrist injury that required surgery have thrown his status into question. He swings a better bat than what he showed this season, having hit well in the tough SEC in the past as well as for Team USA this past summer.

Though he's only 5-foot-10, he packs surprising power into his frame. He's a rare combination of an outfielder who has the chance to be an above-average defensive center fielder while having below-average speed. He's got an above-average arm and plus instincts which should allow him to stay there, like a Jim Edmonds. A team that thinks the pre-2011 Bradley is the real one will likely still take a chance pretty early on.


BRADLEY'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2011 - Hitting .259 (36-for-139) with nine doubles, a triple, six homers and 26 RBI ... Out indefinitely with a left tendon wrist injury ... 2-for-5 with a RBI and run scored in 5-3 win vs. Vanderbilt (4/17) ... 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in 4-0 win at Tennessee (4/7) ... 2-for-3 with a RBI single in 3-1 win vs. Kentucky (4/1) ... 2-for-4 in 2-1 loss at Florida (3/26) ... 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and a pair of RBI In 17-8 win over Rhode Island (3/23) ... 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in 24-4 win over College of Charleston (3/22) ... 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in 5-1 win over CSU Bakersfield (3/11) ... 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in 5-4 win over Clemson (3/8) ... Hit a solo home run in 10-5 loss vs. Clemson (3/6) ... 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBI and three runs scored in 14-1 win over Furman (3/1) ... Two-run homer and scored two runs in 9-4 win over Southern Illinois (2/27) ... Impressive first weekend at the plate, hit .583 (7-for-12) vs. Santa Clara with four runs scored, a homer and three RBI ... 2-for-4 with a run in 6-0 win vs. Santa Clara (2/20) ... 4-for-4 with three runs, also tied career-high with two doubles and tallied homer and three RBI in 12-5 win over Santa Clara (2/18).

2010 - Led Gamecocks with .368 average (89-for-242) with 12 doubles, a triple, 13 HR and 60 RBI ... Most Outstanding Player and All-Tournament Team at College World Series ... Played for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors and named to SEC All-Defensive Team ... 2-for-5 with a run scored in 7-1 win over UCLA at the College World Series (6/28)... 1-for-2 with a run scored in 4-3 win over Clemson at the College World Series (6/26) ... 1-for-3 with a two-run double in 5-1 win over Clemson at the College World Series (6/25) ... Game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning and scored game-winning run in 3-2 win over Oklahoma at the College World Series (6/24) ...3-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI in 11-4 win over Arizona State at the College World Series (6/22) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored, home run and two RBI in 4-3 loss to Oklahoma at the College World Series (6/20) ... 2-for-3 with a RBI and run scored in 4-3 win over Coastal Carolina in NCAA Super Regional (6/12) ... Named to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... Three-run homer and tied career-high with four RBI in 10-2 win over Virginia Tech in NCAA Regional (6/6) ... Game-winning two-run homer in 9-5 win over Bucknell in NCAA Regional (6/4) ... 5-for-9 at SEC Tournament ... 3-for-6 with a double in 3-1 loss to Auburn at SEC Tournament (5/27) ... 2-for-3 with a walk in 3-0 loss to Ole Miss at SEC Tournament (5/26) ... 2-for-4 with a grand slam home run and two runs scored in 11-6 win over Florida (5/22) ... 3-for-5 with a double in 5-2 loss to Florida (5/21) ... 2-for-4 with game-winning RBI double in 3-2 win at Arkansas (5/16) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 10-2 win over Charleston Southern (5/12) ... 3-for-6 with a three-run homer, four RBI and four runs scored in 17-4 win over Wofford (5/11) ... 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in 13-9 win over Kentucky (5/7) ... 2-for-4 with a pair of homers, three runs scored and four RBI in 14-6 win over Winthrop (5/5) ... 2-for-6 with a homer, three runs scored and three RBI in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) ... 3-for-5 with a triple and a homer, also tied career-high with four RBI and tallied a pair of assists from the outfield in 9-7 win over Alabama (4/30) ... 4-for-4 with a homer, game-winning RBI single and three runs scored in 8-7 win over Georgia (4/25) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI in 11-4 win over Georgia (4/23) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 4-2 win over USC Upstate (4/20) ... Two-out RBI double in 10-4 win at The Citadel (4/14) ... 2-for-3 in 8-2 loss at Vanderbilt (4/11) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and run scored in 8-7 loss to Mississippi State (4/3) ... 1-for-3 with three runs scored in 10-2 win over Mississippi State (4/2) ... 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and three RBI in 10-1 win over The Citadel (3/30) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI in 10-6 loss at Auburn (3/28) ... 3-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI in 8-5 win at Georgia Southern (3/23) ... Hit game-winning RBI single in eighth inning of 4-2 win over Tennessee (3/19) ... 2-for-5 with a RBI in 8-4 win over Brown (3/13) ... 1-for-3 with a run scored in 12-4 win over Valparaiso (3/9) ... Earned the Tom Price Award for MVP of the Gamecocks in the SC_Clemson series after going 6-for-12 (.500) with a homer, three runs scored and four RBI vs. the Tigers ... 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored and career-high four RBI in 7-5 win vs. Clemson at Fluor Field (3/6) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 4-3 loss at Clemson (3/5) ... First start of the season vs. Presbyterian, went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in 15-0 win (3/3) ... Pinch-hit single in first at bat of the year at East Carolina (2/28) ... Appeared in two games vs. Duquesne as defensive replacement in center field.

2009 - Hit .349 (89-for-255) with 11 HR and 46 RBI ... Freshman All-America selection by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball ... Named to SEC All-Freshman Team ... Named to 2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team after batting 9-for-18 (.500) in four postseason games ... 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in 10-9 loss vs. East Carolina in NCAA Regional (6/1) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-6 loss vs. East Carolina in NCAA Regional (5/31) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in 12-2 win over East Carolina in NCAA Regional (5/30) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in 11-3 win over George Mason in NCAA Regional (5/29) ... 3-for-6 with a run scored in 9-5 win over Alabama at SEC Tournament (5/20) ... 3-for-3 with a run scored, a triple and two RBI in 6-3 win over USC Upstate (5/12) ... 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and three runs scored in 15-6 win over Tennessee (5/10) ... SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after 9-for-14 (.643) series vs. Vanderbilt ... 3-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI in 11-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/3) ... 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a RBI in 14-5 win over Vanderbilt (5/2) ... 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in 8-5 win over Vanderbilt (5/1) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI in 9-5 loss at Florida (4/26) ... 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in 10-4 win over Auburn (4/19) ... 2-for-3 with a homer, run scored and three RBI in 6-4 loss to Auburn (4/18) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-3 win over Auburn (4/17) ... Career-high in hits with 5-for-6 performance with two doubles, three runs scored and a pair of RBI in 20-6 win over College of Charleston (4/14) ... 1-for-3 with key two-run single in 12-10 win over Ole Miss (4/10) ... 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) ... 3-for-5 in 12-5 loss at The Citadel (3/31) ... 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in 4-2 win at Kentucky (3/29) ... 4-for-6 with three runs, three RBI and a homer in 20-19 win over Kentucky (3/28) ... 2-for-5 with game-winning run scored in 2-1 win over Georgia Southern (3/25) ... Went 4-for-8 (.500) in the LSU series with a pair of home runs ... 2-for-3 with a homer in 11-3 loss to LSU (3/22) ... 1-for-1 with a homer and two runs scored in 7-3 win over LSU (3/20) ... 2-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in 15-0 win at Furman (3/18) ... Game-tying RBI single in 5-4 win at Mississippi State (3/15) ... 1-for-3 with two runs scored in 6-5 win over Presbyterian (3/9) ... Reached base five times with a hit and three walks and stole two bases in 7-5 win over Long Beach State (3/7) ... 3-for-6 with first career triple and two runs scored in 15-8 win over Long Beach State (3/6) ...Started all three games vs. Duquesne and hit .333 (5-for-15) in series with four runs, two doubles, a homer and four RBI ... Three-run homer in Sunday's 8-4 win over Duquesne (2/22) ... 2-for-6 with three runs scored in first career start, a 13-0 win over Duquesne (2/21).

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