A week later after he has played in Philadelphia and New York he has shown some of the talent that was just shining like a bright star down in Florida during Spring Training. The last 5 games he has been settling in rather nicely, putting together the following from the plate.
temperatures for 2 games in Philly were 90-93F.
2 plate appearances in Philly, 1 strikeout against Papelbon and 1 single.
temperatures for 3 games in New York were 88-90F.
10 plate appearances in New York, 2 strikeouts, 2 doubles, and 1 single.
Tally that up and since his return he is batting .400, which kinda reminds you of his Spring Training .419 batting average doesn't it?
What I also like about his return is the composure. He is very poised both on the field and off, sounding like a veteran in his interviews. I will be keeping an eye on Jackie Bradley Jr. the coming weeks, hoping to see him pick it up and remain for a bit longer than last time.
Most of all, as my theory on his production in hot weather is supported by it, I will be praying for hot weather. If anyone out there can tell me how to do the sunshine dance, please pass it along?
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell