Jackie Bradley Jr. has been a man on a mission over the last 27 games. In that timespan, he has a hit in every game and he has raised his batting average from .222 to .342. He now owns the longest hit streak of the 2016 season, but it doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon.
Bradley’s pitch recognition and consistent contact has been in a league of its own over the last month. During that month, Bradley is batting .420, with seven home runs, 26 RBIs, 16 runs, and a .505 OBP. For crying out loud, this guy is getting on base over 50% of the time. Coming from a career .236 batter, I don’t think anyone expected this kind of success from Bradley, but he is proving everyone wrong.
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In case you haven’t seen or felt the breeze from this throw, New York Yankees’ outfielder, Aaron Hicks, gunned a runner out at home plate tonight by throwing the ball 105.5 MPH. This is the fastest recorded throw by MLB Statcast in baseball history. The previous high was by Houston Astros’ outfielder, Carlos Gomez, at 103.1 MPH. Not only was the velocity of this throw impressive, but it was right on the money to tag Danny Valencia out at home to save a run. While this throw did save a run, it wasn’t enough as the New York Yankees lost to the Oakland A’s, 5-2.
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