College Baseball Daily continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today with number 5 in our countdown with South Carolina junior outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. The Prince George, Virginia, native attended Prince George High School where he had an outstanding career. He was named a 2008 Virginia AAA All-State team member while being the 40th best athlete for the 2008 MLB in the state of Virginia according to Baseball America.
Jackie had an outstanding freshman year in 2009 where he finished second on the team with a .349 batting average while hitting eleven homers and driving in 46 runs. He was also solid on the basepaths by stealing eight bases in ten attempts. He was named to the All-SEC Freshman team while picking up Freshman All-American honors by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA. He spent the summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Hyannis Mets. He appeared in 43 games with the Mets hitting .275 with 14 RBI while stealing ten bases in 13 attempts.
Jackie’s sophomore season in 2010 saw him hit a team high .368 with 13 homers and 60 RBI. He was solid on the basepaths as he stole seven bases in 10 attempts. He played excellent defense throughout the season making only one error for a fielding percentage of .997. He picked up the Most Outstanding Player at the College World Series as he helped lead the Gamecocks to the 2010 NCAA National Championship. He spent the summer of 2010 with the USA Collegiate National Team. Bradley appeared in 18 games hitting .318 with a homer and eleven RBI.