Southern League 2013 Year In Review: Arizona Diamondbacks Prospect Archie Bradley Takes Home Hardware


Jul 14, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; USA pitcher Archie Bradley throws a pitch in the 3rd inning of the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Pitcher of the Year Archie Bradley, Mobile (ARI)

The numbers speak for themselves. Bradley was 12-5 with a 1.97 ERA and 119 strikeouts over 123 1/3 innings for the BayBears. He also tortured High-A hitters for five starts before advancing up to Double-A. The No. 7 pick of the 2011 Draft, Bradley managed to shave his walk rate from 5.6 BB/9 in 2012 to 4.1 this season. The 21-year-old was ranked fifth overall and was the top pitcher on Jason Parks’ Midseason Top-50 Prospects list.

Most Valuable Player Marcus Semien, Birmingham (CHW)

A 2011 sixth-round pick of the White Sox, Semien exceeded expectations this season in Birmingham. While primarily playing shortstop with some third base mixed in, the Cal-Berkeley product hit .290/.420/.483 in the Southern League. Between Double-A and Triple-A, Semien hit 19 home runs and swiped 24 bases. He also ended the year with more walks (98) than strikeouts (90).  Semien’s big 2013 earned him a September callup. The 22-year-old made his Major League debut Sept. 4, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Manager of the Year Andy Green, Mobile (ARI)

SL All-Stars

Best Record

  • 79-60 (.568) Mobile BayBears (ARI)
  • 76-62 (.551) Tennessee Smokies (CHC)
  • 77-63 (.550) Birmingham Barons (CHW)

Home Runs

  • 24 Brock Kjeldgaard, Huntsville (MIL)
  • 22 Joc Pederson, Chattanooga (LAD)
  • 22 Jason Rogers, Huntsville (MIL)
  • 20 Javier Baez, Tennessee (CHC)
  • 19 Nick Evans, Mobile (ARI)
  • 19 Christian Villanueva, Tennessee (CHC)

Batting Average

  • .308 Justin Greene, Mobile (ARI)
  • .307 Kevin Kiermaier, Montgomery (TB)
  • .290 Marcus Semien, Birmingham (CHW)
  • .290 Dan Black, Birmingham (CHW)
  • .285 Jose Martinez, Mississippi (ATL)

On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage

  • .903 Marcus Semien, Birmingham (CHW)
  • .881 Dan Black, Birmingham (CHW)
  • .878 Joc Pederson, Chattanooga (LAD)
  • .826 Kyeong Kang, Montgomery (TB)
  • .820 Mark Canha, Jacksonville (MIA)

Earned Run Average

  • 1.85 Kyle Hendricks, Tennessee (CHC)
  • 1.97 Archie Bradley, Mobile (ARI)
  • 2.39 Gus Schlosser, Mississippi (ATL)
  • 2.75 David Holmberg, Mobile (ARI)
  • 2.76 Enny Romero, Montgomery (TB)


Walks and Hits Per Innings Pitched

  • 1.05 Kyle Hendricks, Tennesse (CHC)
  • 1.14 Victor Mateo, Montgomery (TB)
  • 1.17 Adam Conley, Jacksonville (MIA)
  • 1.17 Zach Lee, Chattanooga (LAD)
  • 1.19 David Holmberg, Mobile (ARI)