Bradley Blalock Salem Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 20 
Born: December 25, 2000
Birthplace: Conyers, GA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 32nd round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Kenessaw St. commit)
High School: Grayson (GA)

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First Pro Contract: July 12, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Brian Moehler
Signing Bonus: $250,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
Pro Debut: August 6, 2019 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
Twitter: @bradley_blalock
Instagram: @blalock_12

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  Physical Description: Average frame. Has room to fill out, especially in his lower half as he physically matures.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Simple mechanics. Does not use a windup and has minimal movement before coming forward. Medium leg kick. Typically stays on-line to the plate, but will fall off to the first base side at times when he lands off-balance.

Fastball: 92-94 mph, touching 95 mph. Has already added velocity from sitting 87-91 when he was drafted, and has the frame to add more as he fills out. Pitch shows some sink.

Slider: 83-85 mph. Plays well north/south in conjunction with his fastball; fastball up in the zone and slider down. Potential average pitch.

Curveball: 80-82 mph. Sweeping curveball. Shape varies, but mostly 11-to-5. Inconsistent feel and will sometimes cast the pitch when he does not snap it off. Has shown some bat-missing potential. Potential average pitch.
  Changeup: 78-80 mph. Work in progress, clear fourth pitch. Lacks feel. Potential below-average pitch.

Career Notes: Committed to Kennesaw State. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020.

Summation: Potential up-and-down swingman type. Ceiling of a back-end starter. Shows confidence and pitches with some swagger on the mound. Velocity has already ticked up and could continue to do so. Development of secondary pitches and command will be key for him to reach his potential. Likely will rely on his fastball-slider combo at higher levels unless he makes improvements with his other pitches. Those two pitches could play in a bullpen role if development necessities a move at some point.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2019 Grayson --- HS --- 18 8 4 2.05 12 --- --- 51.1 46 23 15 0 --- 24 83 1.36 14.55 4.21
  2019 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 5 6 2.99 4 3 0 6.2 5 6 5 0 0 4 4 1.35 5.40 5.40
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 19 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 Salem LAE A Bos 20     stats                            
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