Tech's Bradley Taken 15th Overall by Brewers | News
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech junior left-hander Jed Bradley was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers Monday with the 15 overall pick of the 2011 Major League Baseball First Year Player draft.
Bradley is just the third Georgia Tech pitcher to ever to be selected in the first round, joining Deck McGuire -- who was picked 11th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays last season - and former hurler Kevin Brown. Brown was taken seventh overall by the Texas Rangers in 1986.
Bradley is the school's 10th overall first-round selection and seventh under head coach Danny Hall.
"(Bradley) has a big fastball, he's got a pretty good slider and a plus-changeup," said Bruce Seid, the Milwaukee Brewers' director of amateur scouting during his media briefing on Monday. "He can pitch. He pitches to both sides of the plate, pitches up and down, can throw the fastball by you and he's able with his life in the zone get some ground balls. We're real happy with him."
The Huntsville, Ala. native holds an 18-11 career record, having struck out 254 batters in 234.0 innings. His 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings rank 10th all-time in the Georgia Tech record books.
Bradley earned All-ACC second team honors in both 2010 and 2011, and was named a 2011 preseason All-American by both Baseball America and Louisville Slugger.
Tech's No. 2 weekend starter on the mound ended his junior season with a
7-3 record, holding a 3.49 ERA with 106 strikeouts. He recorded 106 strikeouts (9.7 K/9) in 98.0 innings, tying for the most strikeouts on the team and the sixth most in the ACC. Bradley allowed just 17 extra base hits, including one home run all season.