Breaking down Scott Boras comments on Jackie Bradley Jr.

gent Scott Boras in attendance before the Houston Astros play the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
gent Scott Boras in attendance before the Houston Astros play the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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Without a Winter Meetings to promote his players (and himself), Scott Boras put out his own video chat addressing the state of his free agents, and baseball as a whole.

The 2020 baseball offseason has been slow. Moving along at a snail’s pace in fact. Who does this hurt? Well, everybody. Fans, owners, players, and player agents. The hot stove may not be smoldering yet, but someone lit a fire under super agent Scott Boras.

Boras took to the airways to discuss the state of the game. On the agenda for Boras to cover was revenue lost by teams during the coronavirus pandemic and the designated hitter. He then got specific with certain teams, addressing the New York Mets’ new ownership and the Los Angeles Angels’ quest to get back to the playoffs.

He also spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr.

Bradley Jr. is a former first round pick of the Boston Red Sox who has played his entire career in Beantown. He entered free agency for the first time this offseason and while he boasts a career batting average of .239 with OPS of .732, he is a hot commodity in a cold market this year.

Breaking down Boras’ comments on Bradley Jr.

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He’s sweet and smooth.

Assuming Boras is referring to Bradley’s performance on the field and not his pick up lines, we’ll say he’s talking about the sweet left-handed swing Jackie possesses. JBJ looks so smooth running the bases, turning singles into doubles with ease. Maybe Boras was referring to the smoothness with which Jackie steals bases. Two years ago, Jr swiped 17 bags while being thrown out just once.

He spreads it all over.

A look at Jackie’s spray chart suggests he uses all fields. While not as many of these batted balls find green like he’d hope, Bradley is capable of putting the ball anywhere in between the lines. That is when he is putting the ball in play, as Jackie tends to strike out a little too much.

Covers it well.

He may not be able to wield the stick with authority, but he sure can track the ball down as if his job depended on it. Bradley Jr. can cover ground like no other, making highlight reel catches, and robbing home runs on a regular basis. If anything Bradley Jr. is fun to watch, whether or not he gets on base or puts up gaudy numbers.

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There you have it. I tried to put a baseball spin on the weird comments Scott Boras made about Jackie Bradley Jr. Who knows though? These words could be interpreted in many ways.