Chasen Bradford

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Chasen Bradford
Chase Bradford on July 15, 2017.jpg
Bradford with the Mets in 2017
Seattle Mariners – No. 60
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-05) August 5, 1989 (age 29)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 25, 2017, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
(through June 2, 2019)
Win-loss record7-0
Earned run average3.89
Strikeouts76
Teams

Chasen David Bradford (born August 5, 1989), sometimes known as Chase, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the New York Mets.

Early life[edit]

Bradford was born to Lauren and Doug Bradford in Las Vegas, Nevada, and graduated from Silverado High School in 2008.[1] Bradford played college baseball at the College of Southern Nevada[2] and then the University of Central Florida. In 2011, as a senior at UCF, Bradford went 6-2 with a 5.30 ERA in 52.2 innings.[3]

Professional career[edit]

New York Mets[edit]

Bradford was drafted by the New York Mets in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB draft and signed for $1,000.[4][2] He made his professional debut that same year for the Kingsport Mets and spent the whole season there, compiling a 3.51 ERA in 33.1 innings pitched. In 2012, he pitched for the Savannah Sand Gnats where he was 4-5 with a 2.47 ERA in 37 relief appearances, and in 2013, he played with both the St. Lucie Mets and Binghamton Mets where he pitched to a combined 9-3 record and 2.61 ERA in 69 innings pitched out of the bullpen. Bradford spent 2014 with Binghamton and the Las Vegas 51s where he was 4-4 with a 2.97 ERA in 57 appearances, 2015 with Las Vegas where he posted a 5-4 record and 4.10 ERA in 53 relief appearances, and 2016 back with Las Vegas where he was 5-3 with a 4.80 ERA in 65.2 relief innings pitched.[5] He began 2017 with Las Vegas.

Bradford was called up to the majors for the first time on June 22, 2017.[6] He made his major league debut on June 25 against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, striking out Nick Hundley and Denard Span in a scoreless ninth inning.[7] He was sent down to Las Vegas on July 17 and recalled on August 1, and spent the remainder of the season there. Bradford recorded his first major league win on August 2 against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.[8] In 28 appearances for the Mets he was 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA.

Bradford was designated for assignment by the Mets on January 18, 2018.[9]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Bradford was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners on January 19, 2018.[10] He began the season with the Tacoma Rainers and was recalled by Seattle on April 9. In 46 games for Seattle, he finished 5-0 in ​53 23 innings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Hubble (22 June 2016). "Seven Questions With Chasen Bradford". Vegas Seven. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b Brewer, Ray (25 June 2014). "Local product Bradford living out a dream by pitching at Cashman Field for 51s". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.minorleagueball.com/2017/6/26/15865438/chasen-bradford-rhp-new-york-mets
  4. ^ Graney, Ed (2016-05-31). "51s pitcher Chasen Bradford gets his groove back". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  5. ^ "Chasen Bradford Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Kantowski, Ron. "Las Vegas local Chasen Bradford called up by New York Mets". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  7. ^ "New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants - Play By Play - June 25, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  8. ^ Mastracco, Abbey (August 3, 2017). "Mets' Chasen Bradford finally has his big league moment, but can he stick?". NJ.com. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  9. ^ Adams, Steve (18 January 2018). "Mets Designate Chasen Bradford For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Mariners claim right-handed pitcher Chasen Bradford off waivers from the Mets". The Seattle Times. 19 January 2018.

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