Player Spotlight: SS/2B James Bradley Jr. (Lafayette, 2017)



Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

James Bradley Jr. (Lafayette, 2017) is a 5-foot-10 160-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder.  At the Class of 2017 Games in June, he ran one of the fastest 60 times at 6.95 and posted an 85 mph exit velo.  He has a 70 mph positional velo and gets down the line in 4.44-seconds. 

At the plate, Bradley has a simple and repeatable swing, with minimal load.  He has a level path through hitting zone  with a middle of the field approach,  On the infield, he has a high three quarters release with loose arm action.  He has a quick exchange and throw, mostly accurate throws.

Here is a look inside the recruiting process for James Bradley Jr.

PBR: Have you taken any visits, or have any visits scheduled in the near future? If so, what schools, and how recently?

Bradley: I have taken no visits nor do I have any set up at this moment in time

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)

Bradley: I'm looking for a school with a great business program also with a great baseball team and coaching staff

PBR: How did you do your junior year? What were your high school statistics? And how did your team do?

Bradley: My junior year of high school I was still doing therapy due to a rotator cuff injury that I'm still rehabbing but my team did really well this season lost to SLUH in sectionals

PBR: What are you goals for your senior season?

Bradley: My goals for my senior year is be committed to a good school for academics and baseball. Also, get a lot bigger, faster and stronger for the next level.

PBR: What travel team do you play for? Are you playing fall ball with a team?

Bradley: I play for the St.Louis Sting and as of now I'm playing fall ball with the Sting

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

Bradley: I don't play any other sports

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

Bradley: My GPA is a 3.0 with an 18 on the ACT but i am taking it again to raise that score to above a 20

 

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