Tech’s Bradley pegged for first round

Georgia Tech pitcher Jed Bradley is expected to be a high-to-mid-round pick in the major league draft that begins Monday night at 7 p.m.

Bradley, a junior lefthander, has been pegged to go at No. 8 to Cleveland by draft expert Keith Law (though he could see him going as low as No. 19 to Boston. No link. It’s behind a pay wall.). Baseball Prospectus’ mock draft gives him to Toronto at No. 21. (The Blue Jays took Tech pitcher Deck McGuire last year at No. 11.) Draft expert Jonathan Mayo of pegs Bradley as the No. 8 overall prospect and says that he doesn’t have one standout pitch but “does have a very solid four-pitch mix at his disposal.” Baseball America also sends Bradley to Cleveland at No. 8.

Bradley, who had a 7-3 record with a  3.49 ERA, would be Tech’s 10th first-round pick, its second in a row (McGuire) and third in five years (Matt Wieters, No. 5).

First baseman Matt Skole and pitcher Mark Pope, juniors like Bradley, are also expected to go in the first few rounds. Coach Danny Hall doesn’t expect any of the three to return.

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McGuire, if you’re wondering, is pitching for Toronto’s high-A team in the Florida League. He’s 3-3 with a 3.24 ERA, 52 strikeouts to 25 walks in 58 1/3 innings.

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June 6th, 2011
2:54 pm

Ramblin Man

June 6th, 2011
3:11 pm

Hate to see these guys go as the carried a very young team this year. Hopefully the young guys learned alot.

Get's ya every time.....

June 6th, 2011
3:21 pm


Sorry about your loss to lowly Mississippi State.

GT Fan ...

June 6th, 2011
3:40 pm

Hey “get’s ya” …. If a GA team has to lose to a MSU team I guess it’s better to lose to their baseball program than their football program. But hey, your dawgs can exact some revenge on the pigskiners from Starkville this Fall …… maybe.

Tech '10

June 6th, 2011
3:47 pm

Sounds like someone is jealous they won’t be making millions…


June 6th, 2011
3:59 pm

I know we will exact revenge on the flats this coming season.
Bank on it!

George Stein

June 6th, 2011
4:36 pm

Bradley needs a hook. Otherwise he’s a #4 starter in the big leagues.


June 6th, 2011
4:40 pm

At least there are some Bulldogs in the SEC that aren’t pricks – and they are going to a Super Regional

GT Hulk

June 6th, 2011
4:48 pm

Take Danny Hall with you !!!!! Every year, home team for the regions and he cant get GT out of the region.!!!


June 6th, 2011
6:50 pm

Skole won’t have to worry about going to a cold city since he can’t catch a cold. don’t know why anyone would want him.


June 7th, 2011
9:12 am

15th….now he can get rid of the clip-on tie….

Get back to World of Warcraft, nerd

June 9th, 2011
10:15 am

When is the drunk Matt Skole projected to go?

Get back to World of Warcraft, nerd

June 9th, 2011
10:16 am

Here is hoping the Braves don’t draft Matt Skole. We don’t need him on the roads of Atlanta anymore.

Let him terrorize some other town with his drunk driving.

YoungerThan ThatNow

June 10th, 2011
11:38 pm

According to George Stein, Bradley is destined to be a “#4 starter in the big leagues”.

This is coming from a dyed in the wool Georgia Dawg… who cares?!? I don’t care if he’s the last guy out of the pen on the last place team in the worst division in MLB. The key here is that he’s in the big leagues… and those jobs aren’t given to chumps or guys with no talent, even if the guy played at Georgia Tech, who BTW has put out some quality major leaguers over the years.

Best wishes Bradley!! I’m all for giving guys a second chance… I’m glad that I was given a second chance… and I wish you nothing but the best. I look forward to seeing you in the major leagues in the not too distant future!