Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:11:06 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Henry Blanco was very impressed with SP Archie Bradley's outing Monday, March 10, in which he struck out six in three scoreless innings against the Colorado Rockies. Bradley was hitting 96 mph with his fastball and had a swing-and-miss curveball. "He's going to be good. I think he's good already and he'll get even better. I think if he keeps working on his release point and keeps working on pounding the strike zone, that's what he's going to need," Blanco said.
Fantasy Tip: It's encouraging that Bradley's offspeed pitches were spot on, since they have been a work in progress for him. He'll need to be more consistent with his control, but this Snakes top prospect will be pitching in the bigs this season, and it could be relatively early in the season.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:38:52 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley will join the club for their opening series in Australia and will start in a exhibition against Team Australia on March 21, the day before the series begins. Bradley is expected to make one more spring start; he has thrown 6 1/3 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in Cactus League play, working around three hits and four walks.
Fantasy Tip: Bradley still could join the rotation if he pitches in that showcase contest because of the gap between the Aussie trip and the start of the stateside schedule. His presence in the quintet looks like a decent bet, meaning mixed-leaguers should consider him for a back-end or bench spot in their rotation.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:33:03 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Bronson Arroyo (back) will miss the next seven to 10 days after receiving an epidural injection for an inflamed disc in his back Wednesday, March 5. He was scratched from his spring start Tuesday, March 4, after feeling pain while warming up. "(The doctors) just want it to calm down before he starts throwing again," general manager Kevin Towers said. "Of course, Arroyo doesn't think it'll take that long. We'll just have to play it by ear to see how he's feeling." Arroyo has never been on the disabled list in his career.
Fantasy Tip: If Arroyo isn't ready for the start of the season, that'd leave the door open for the likes of Randall Delgado, Archie Bradley or Daniel Hudson. Bradley has the most upside of the trio, but the Snakes may decide he needs more seasoning. Delgado or Hudson would likely be just a short-term option for NL-only leaguers, depending on how much time Arroyo misses.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:57:08 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said Monday, Feb. 10, that despite the signing of SP Bronson Arroyo, prospect SP Archie Bradley is not out of the running for a rotation spot. "Not necessarily," Towers said. "To me, we wanted to create a lot of depth. There could be injuries, a lot of things could happen before the middle of March, when we have to get our roster at least down to 28. I don't want Archie to feel just because of the Arroyo signing he's destined for Double-A or Triple-A."
Fantasy Tip: Bradley has a tremendously bright future, and fantasy owners in long-term keeper formats already know his name. However, he is on the outside looking in right now, and likely needs an injury or two to open up a job with the big club and have value in standard fantasy leagues.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:37:52 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks may rely on SP Archie Bradley rounding out the rotation out of spring training, since they aren't enamored with free-agent SPs Ubaldo Jimenez (Indians) or Ervin Santana (Royals). However, Bradley hasn't pitched above Class AA and isn't currently on the 40-man roster, but he'll get a chance to compete for the fifth rotation spot. He's generally regarded as one of the top two or three pitching prospects in all of baseball. Bradley will mainly be competing with SP Randall Delgado this spring. Service time for Bradley and an innings limit will be heavily weighed by the team. General manager Kevin Towers wants to aim for 175 to 180 innings for Bradley this year.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:47:56 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said it's unlikely that the team trades SP Archie Bradley.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:48:43 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley will compete for a spot in the starting rotation in spring training, according to general manager Kevin Towers. Towers thinks Bradley can throw over 170 innings next season.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:13:29 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team will not consider using SP Archie Bradley as a relief pitcher this season.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:12:28 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team does not want to rush SPs Archie Bradley, David Holmberg and Tyler Skaggs up to the major leagues but did indicate they could be rotation options at some point this season. "We've kept our eye on Archie," Towers said. "We've kept our eye on Holmberg. Those are two guys that have thrown the ball well. We don't want to rush them. We want to make sure they're ready. But we'd look at both Double-A and Triple-A."
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 08:16:23 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks checked on the availability of Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija but the trade talks did not go far because the Cubs asked about SP Tyler Skaggs and P Archie Bradley.