2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Archie Bradley
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Arizona Diamondbacks closer Archie Bradley to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
For the Archie Bradley truthers, last year must be surreal. Bradley led the majors in saves from July 30th until the end of the season with 18 along with converting each of his last 14 save chances along with tossing 8.2 scoreless frames ending his year. Like his profile in the past, taking what Bradley did within this hot streak needs to be tempered. Over his last 25.2 innings, Bradley owned a 2.10 ERA with 23 strikeouts, nine walks, a 4.68 xFIP and 1.05 WHIP. While his ratios look enticing, ignoring his xFIP would be a mistake.
Also, within this sample, Bradley owned a 22.1 strikeout percentage against an 8.6 walk rate. Results do not lie, but determining how well Bradley can repeat this success remains at the root of his outlook for 2020.
Bradley logged 71.2 innings in 2019 with 87 strikeouts versus 30 walks, a 3.52 ERA, 4.06 xFIP and 1.44 WHIP. His ground ball rate of 45.2 percent rates well and Bradley increased his strikeout percentage to 27.4 but so did his walk...