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Bradley Zimmer

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Bradley Zimmer
Cleveland Indians
Outfielder
Born: (1992-11-27) November 27, 1992 (age 23)
La Jolla, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Bradley Clarke Zimmer (born November 27, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Cleveland Indians organization. He attended the University of San Francisco, and played for the San Francisco Dons baseball team. He was drafted by the Indians in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

Career

Zimmer attended La Jolla High School in La Jolla, California, where he played for the school's baseball team.[1][2][3] The Chicago Cubs selected Zimmer in the 23rd round, with the 699th overall selection, of the 2011 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, but did not sign with the Cubs.[4]

Zimmer enrolled at the University of San Francisco (USF) to play college baseball for the San Francisco Dons baseball team. In 2014, his junior year, he was named a preseason All-American[5] and to the Golden Spikes Award's midseason watch list.[2] He was considered to be among the best available prospects in the 2014 MLB Draft.[6] He finished his junior year at USF with a .368 batting average, seven home runs, 31 runs batted in and 21 stolen bases.

The Cleveland Indians selected Zimmer in the first round, 21st overall, of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[7][8][9] He signed for a $1.9 million bonus on June 17, 2014.[10] He then joined the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League.[11]

Personal life

Zimmer's father, Eric, played college baseball at the University of California, San Diego. He is an anesthesiologist. His mother, Cathy, ran track at San Diego State University, and works as a counselor at La Jolla High.[1] His older brother, Kyle, is a professional baseball pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Draft may keep La Jolla's Zimmer brothers from reuniting". La Jolla Light. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Three locals up for Golden Spikes Award". UTSanDiego.com. April 14, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  3. "San Diego Community News Group - Zimmer brothers lead Vikings past Torreys". Sdnews.com. May 12, 2009. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  4. "Chicago Cubs 2011 Draft Results | cubs.com: Team". Chicago.cubs.mlb.com. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  5. Steve Kroner (February 11, 2014). "Bay Area college baseball teams ready for season". SFGate. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Promising outfielder Bradley Zimmer aims to follow in brother's footsteps | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. May 23, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  7. "Cleveland Indians take University of San Francisco OF Bradley Zimmer with first pick". cleveland.com. June 5, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  8. "MLB Draft: USF's Bradley Zimmer selected No. 21 overall by Cleveland Indians - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. June 5, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  9. "Cleveland Indians draft outfielder Bradley Zimmer, pitcher Justus Sheffield in first round of baseball draft". Morningjournal.com. June 5, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  10. "Indians sign first-round pick Zimmer". MLB.com. June 17, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  11. "Tribe's top pick Zimmer latest to join Mahoning Valley Scrappers". morningjournal.com. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 

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