Is Bradley Zimmer Good?

The most recent addition to the Blue Jays family is outfielder Bradley Zimmer. On April 7th, the Cleveland Guardians traded relief pitcher Anthony Castro to the Jays for Zimmer.



The Jays’ team has great synergy and enjoys playing with one another. Zimmer found himself in the ideal circumstances in a city like Toronto, but we must ask ourselves how beneficial he can be to the Blue Jays.

The Major Leagues have not been kind to 29-year-old Zimmer’s Major League career. He played in Cleveland for five seasons and has a 33.3 percent career strikeout percentage.



Bradley Zimmer
Bradley Zimmer

In 99 games with Cleveland last season, he only hit eight home runs, had 35 RBI, and batted.227. In 2016 and 2017, Zimmer was ranked 31 and 62 on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects, respectively. He was regarded as a “five-tool player.”

Is Bradley Zimmer Good?

Per Zimmer’s statistics, these are the numbers has he pulled so far.

Game stats
Game
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
SO
HR
SB
Avg
16 Jul
vs
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.113
15 Jul
vs
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.113
12 Jul
vs
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.113
10 Jul
@
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.113
10 Jul
@
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.113
8 Jul
@
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.113
6 Jul
@
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.116
2 Jul
vs
4
1
1
2
0
1
1
0
.116
1 Jul
vs
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.108
30 Jun
vs
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.109
Regular Season
71
10
8
3
5
31
2
1
.113
Career stats
Year
Team
GP
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
SO
HR
Avg
2022
64
71
10
8
3
5
31
2
.113
2021
99
299
44
68
35
30
122
8
.227
2020
20
37
3
6
3
7
14
1
.162
2019
9
13
1
0
0
1
7
0
.000
2018
34
106
14
24
9
7
44
2
.226
2017
101
299
41
72
39
26
99
8
.241
Career
327
825
113
178
89
76
317
21
.216

 

Zimmer is young and is still in the prime of his career, so turning things around will be a good challenge for him. If he improves his game and addresses his weakness, he can still save his career in Toronto.

Zimmer needs help from the hitting coach to improve his plate discipline, cut down on his strikeouts, and stop chasing pitches. As a left-handed power hitter off the bench, he can help the Jays out or seize the moment if one of their star players gets hurt.