Following his 2013 promotion to the Visalia Rawhide of the California League, he was promoted again after only five starts (2-0, 1.26).
While pitching for AA Mobile Bay Bears, the Southern League named him their pitcher of the year. He went 12-5 with an ERA of 1.97 over 25 starts.
In 123 1/3 innings, Archie showed remarkable improvement in his control, reducing his walks to 59 while striking out 119 batters and allowing only 93 hits.
In 2014, Bradley was a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day starting rotation in spring training, and he is now considered a top pitching prospect.
A season-ending elbow injury to Patrick Corbin in the spring increased Bradley’s chances of making the team out of training camp.
He traveled with the D-Backs to Sydney, Australia for their opening series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and was given the opportunity to start their tune-up game against the Australian national team on March 21st in what was portrayed as an audition for a starting position.
In 3 and a third innings of work, he allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while taking the loss in a 5-0 defeat for his side.
It’s clear that he was on the roster for the D-Backs’ two-game series in Sydney, but he didn’t play because of his start just a few days earlier.
How Old Is Archie Bradley?
Archie Bradley is 29 years old. He was born on August 10, 1992.