Round Rock, TX – Texas Rangers prospect Cody Bradford continued his impressive start to the season on Wednesday, winning his 5th game for the Triple-A Round Rock Express.
Bradford went 5 innings, allowing only 3 hits with 4 strikeouts. He now leads all of minor league baseball in wins.
Bradford, a 25-year-old left-hander, was drafted by the Rangers in the 6th round (175th) of the 2019 MLB Draft.
In 2022, Bradford made 26 starts for Double-A Frisco, posting a 5.01 ERA with 124 strikeouts in 118.2 innings pitched. He pitched really well down the stretch. This season, Bradford has been even better. He has a 0.64 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 28.1 innings pitched. He has allowed just 13 hits and right-handed hitters are especially struggling with a line of .107/.173/.147/.320. Lefties are hitting a line of .238/.360/.286/.646 against him.
Bradford‘s success has been due to his command. He has a fastball that sits in the low-90s. Last season, he added a cutter to his repertoire towards the end of the year and it seems to be helping his cause on the mound.
With his strong start, Bradford might just be weeks away from making his major league debut. As usual, we will keep you updated on his progress here at The Prospect Times.