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Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. Makes Catch Against Monster, Doubles Runner Off First

Jackie Bradley Jr. may not be hitting (at all), but his glove is keeping him in the lineup. (Getty Images)

Jackie Bradley Jr. is batting .203 with a .290 on base percentage for the 2014 season. His slugging percentage is a paltry .292, and in case you’re wondering, no, it’s not good when your OBP and your SLG are equivalent (unless your name is Barry Bonds, maybe).

In the past seven days, Bradley has (somehow) fared even worse: seven strikeouts in his last 12 at bats, spared from an even worse split because manager John Farrell sat him two days in a row.

So, um, why is he still anchored as the starting center fielder for the Boston Red Sox? Start with a play like this up against the Green Monster in Thursday’s game against the Cleveland Indians:

It’s so refreshing to see a Red Sox center fielder who can actually make a throw of that caliber. Between Johnny Damon and Jacoby Ellsbury, I’d completely forgotten what it’s like having a center fielder with an arm.

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