'Ducks' Bradley stays hot with five RBIs

Indians No. 4 prospect goes yard in second straight game

Bobby Bradley has 57 homers in 292 Minor League games in the Indians system. (Mark Olson/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan / MiLB.com | April 20, 2017 12:02 AM ET

After going 20 at-bats between his first two homers of the season, Bobby Bradley didn't waste much time hitting No. 3.

The Indians' fourth-ranked prospect went yard for the second straight game and drove in a season-high five runs Wednesday, powering Double-A Akron to a 12-2 rout of Reading at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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Prior to Tuesday's sixth-inning blast, Bradley was mired in a 1-for-20 slump, his worst stretch since July. Things finally clicked for MLB.com's No. 90 overall prospect when he drew three walks and hit a solo shot in his final at-bat.

Bradley didn't waste much time in the series finale. After walking in the first inning and knocking a single to right field in the third, the 20-year-old ripped a three-run shot to right off reliever Mario Sanchez.

In the sixth, Bradley plated another run with a forceout, then lifted a sacrifice fly in the RubberDucks' six-run seventh. It was the first baseman's first five-RBI game since June 6 with Class A Advanced Lynchburg.

Bradley had one of the loudest bats in the Indians system over his first two full seasons. The 2014 third-round pick led the organization with 27 homers in 2015, then topped the system with 102 RBIs in 2016.

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Batting two spots ahead Bradley, Tyler Krieger also raked. The Indians' No. 18 prospect went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, three runs scored and a walk as he fell a triple shy of the cycle.

Akron starter Michael Peoples (1-1) gave up two runs on four hits and three walks over a season-high 6 2/3 innings, striking out five. 

Andrew Pullin had two hits, including a solo homer, for the Fightin Phils.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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