OSU infielder Kevin Bradley was named the Big 12 newcomer of the week after a phenomenal weekend in the Cowboys opening series against Arizona State.
Oklahoma State infielder Kevin Bradley has been named the first Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the season, as announced by the conference office on Monday. I named Bradley as the MVP of the Cowboys opening series against Arizona State, and I'm glad I wasn't the only one who noticed the sophomore's contributions.
Bradley transferred from the State College of Florida after playing at Clemson for his freshman season. He was also a 36th round pick by the Colorado Rockies in 2012 MLB draft out of high school.
The New Jersey native started all three games in the infield, two at third base and one at first. Bradley registered at least one hit and one RBI in every game of the series for the Cowboys. Also, Bradley hit the only OSU home run of the series on Sunday as a part of the team's first victory of 2015.
In total, Bradley went 4-9 with a home run and 5 RBI's for the series, sparking the offense in all three games. I speculated that David Petrino would be the leading candidate to take the third base job, but it appears that the job is Bradley's to lose, especially if he continues to be an offensive catalyst.