Originally not projected to make a major impact on the Red Sox roster until 2014 at the earliest, Bradley has thoroughly put himself on the radar in the here and now with an impressive spring. With three hits on Thursday afternoon as the Red Sox took on the Pirates, he only cemented himself in the outfield conversation.
Nonetheless, despite his talent, Bradley is still just 22 and only has 229 at-bats above Single-A ball. Moreover, he fell off a bit last year after his promotion to Double-A, meaning that he could well need some more seasoning before making major impact in the big leagues.
However, with his kind of raw skill and a 5-for-9 spring thus far, Bradley is in the running to begin 2013 with the Red Sox. Do you think he makes the Opening Day roster?