5 Cleveland Indians stocks that are soaring before Opening Day

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3. Bobby Bradley, 1B

Bobby Bradley’s Spring Raining resume includes seven extra-base hits in 25 plate appearances, as the 24-year-old is batting .348 (1.186 OPS).

He’s even flashed some leather defensively, picking a ball out of the dirt from shortstop Tyler Freeman. The prospect made a uniform-dirtying  play on a ground ball to his right, he made the throw in a hurry and Bradley bailed him out.

If Bradley doesn’t make the squad, it’s because the Indians want to find out once and for all if Jake Bauers can be a viable big-league hitter. While Bradley is making a case to win the job, Bauers has done the opposite .

Bauers is 3-for-21 in 28 plate appearances. He’s fanned eight times. He’s batting .143 and slugging an ugly .238.

Is there any god thing to say about him? The guy can draw a way. He has seven free passes this spring, which boost his on-base percentage to .357.