MLB Draft Scouting Report: Jed Bradley

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our draft coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at college lefty, Jed Bradley.

Name: Jed Bradley
Position: LHP
School: Georgia Tech
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 224
Bats/Throws: L/L

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League

Physical Description

Bradley has a strong, above average size frame. He has a little projection left, as there's some room for additional bulk. He's also a good athlete.

Mechanics

Bradley is very clean mechanically. He stays in line with home plate very well and stays on top from a high three-quarters delivery quite well. Most importantly, he repeats well and will throw a lot of strikes at the next level because of it.

Fastball

Bradley is not overpowering but don't underrate his fastball. He works consistently at 90-92 mph, and touches 93. He gets some good two-seam action when he's down. This is a plus command offering from Bradley.

Curveball

You could say Bradley's two breaking balls are one and the same, but he changes speeds enough where you have to say they are two different pitches. He throws a quality solid-average curveball at 77-78 mph. It's not a dominant offering but he locates well.

Slider

Bradley's slider definitely differs from the curveball. He throws it a bit harder at 82-84 mph with good, late bite. Like his curveball, he can locate this exceptionally well.

Changeup

The changeup is probably Bradley's best pitch and his ticket to being a very good big league starter for a long time. He works at 81-83 mph so he's getting some excellent differential. But, he's also getting some good fade away from right-handed batters, and he's able to spot this pitch for strikes or out of the zone. This has a chance to be a legitimate plus pitch at the Major League level.

Summation

One of the most complete pitchers in this draft class, Bradley has four pitches that can get hitters out. And, he's willing to use all of them at really any time. If he has one major issue it's that his command in the zone has been spotty this spring. Otherwise, he's a four pitch lefty with size, durability and the ability to locate.

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