Meet the freshmen: Kevin Bradley

Son of Princeton head coach brings multi-position versatility to Tigers' lineup

Baseball - Kevin Bradley

Photo by Mark Crammer

Baseball - Kevin Bradley

Kevin Bradley

6-1, 200, Infielder-Catcher

Hopewell Valley Central HS, Pennington, NJ

One of the Tigers' most versatile newcomers, Bradley saw action in two of Clemson's first three games and had a pair of hits in four at-bats. He could be utilized anywhere in the infield, or at catcher.

Bradley turned down an early chance at pro baseball, after being drafted in the 36th round by the Colorado Rockies. He was one of three Tiger freshmen selected in last summer's draft.

Bradley comes from a family that has excelled in athletics. His dad, Scott, has been the head baseball coach at Princeton baseball head coach since 1998. As an athlete, Scott Bradley starred at North Carolina and then went on to play nine seasons in the Major Leagues (1984-92) with the Yankees, White Sox, Mariners, and Reds and totaled 424 hits, 18 homers, and 184 RBIs in 604 games.

His uncle, Bob Bradley, was the U.S. Men’s Soccer National Team head coach from 2006-11, and his cousin, Michael Bradley, has been a professional soccer player since 2004 and has been a member of the U.S. Men’s Soccer National Team since 2006.

Accomplishments

- Drafted in the 36th round (#1098 overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2012

- He was ranked as the No. 6 player in New Jersey and among the top 500 nationally by Perfect Game.

- He was chosen for the Area Code Games, and was an all-state selection as a high school senior

- He lettered four times in baseball and one time in basketball at Hopewell Valley Central High, where he was coached by Ken Harrison.

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