Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed on a two-year, $24 million deal. That deal includes an opt-out after his first year, according to ESPN.
Last season Bradley batted .283 with seven home runs and drove in 22 runs. He also posted a .814 OPS, and the .283 batting average was the highest in Bradley’s career.
Bradley is more known for his defense than his hitting. Jackie is an elite defensive centerfielder. In 2018, Bradley won a Gold Glove; he made a lot of outstanding catches in Fenway Park. In 2016, Bradley made his first and only All-Star game when the center fielder hit 26 home runs for the Red Sox. Bradley does have some power in his bat; he hit 21 homers during the 2019 season.
Bradley played for the Red Sox for all eight years of his career. He is a career .239 hitter, with 98 home runs, a .732 OPS. For the Brewers, Bradley will bring some pop to the lineup and outstanding defense in center fields. If Bradley could learn not to pull the ball all the time, his batting average would go up, and he could be a complete hitter. He will be a great addition to the Brewers.