Taj Bradley

SP · Tampa Bay Rays

Bats R Throws R
DOB 2001-03-20 Age 23.0
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 28.09, 414th

Season Projections

SourceFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
ATC233.020113.17761193810318457534.191.24
Draft Buddy243.021120.07761264110919461564.201.25
Steamer287.321138.28891434612720567634.071.25
THE BAT243.320115.28871183510118455513.981.17
Zeile243.720116.5778121401071800544.131.25

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Taj Bradley, Shane Baz Throw Live Batting Practice

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    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitchers Taj Bradley (pectoral) and Shane Baz (elbow) recently threw a two-inning live batting practice session, manager Kevin Cash said on Friday. Sidelined for the past month due to a strained right pectoral, Bradley still has to go through the process of rebuilding his stamina and increasing his pitch count before he's ready to return. The 23-year-old right-hander fanned 129 batters across his 104 2/3 innings of work during his rookie year in 2023, but he gave 23 home runs in 21 starts and posted a poor 5.59 ERA. Bradley is probably about a month out from returning to the Rays, while Baz could return at some point in May after two oblique setbacks slowed his progress from Tommy John surgery recovery. Zack Littell and Tyler Alexander will occupy rotation spots in the meantime, with the former having only given up two runs through his first 15 1/3 frames of the campaign.

    Apr 13 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Shane Baz Taj Bradley
  • Taj Bradley Not Close To Returning

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    Tampa Bay Ray starting pitcher Taj Bradley (pectoral) had a "good" bullpen session recently, per manager Kevin Cash, but Cash said the right-hander is still not close to returning. Bradley has been working his way back from a strained right pectoral for almost a month now, and he remains on course in his throwing progression. If his recovery takes about six weeks as it was originally anticipated, he could return in early May. The 23-year-old hard-throwing righty only threw three innings during spring training, so he'll likely need a handful of minor-league rehab appearances before rejoining Tampa Bay's rotation. Bradley's strikeout upside (28.0% K rate in 2023) makes him an interesting stash in fantasy leagues, but his 5.59 ERA over 104 2/3 major-league innings last year left a lot to be desired after he served up 28 home runs. Zack Littell and Tyler Alexander will continue to function as starters until the Rays' staff gets healthier.

    Apr 9 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Taj Bradley
  • Shane Baz, Taj Bradley Officially Placed On Injured List

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    The Tampa Bay Rays officially placed right-handers Shane Baz (elbow) and Taj Bradley (pectoral) on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday, retroactive to March 25. Baz, 24, also dealt with an oblique injury in spring training as he attempts to return from Tommy John surgery in September of 2022. After not pitching at all in 2023, Baz is certainly going to be limited in what he can do for both the Rays and fantasy managers this year, and there's no specific timetable for when he might make his 2024 debut. A return at some point this summer is most likely. Bradley, 23, was diagnosed with a pectoral strain on March 13. He also doesn't have a specific timetable for a return, but he should be back before Baz. There's a lot to like about his strikeout upside, but he gave up too many homers and struggled with his command in his rookie season in 2023.

    Mar 26 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Shane Baz Taj Bradley
  • Offseason In Review: Tampa Bay Rays

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    The Rays typically make at least one significant trade that sends out a veteran player to reduce spending and acquire controllable talent. Tampa Bay did that again in a major deal with the Dodgers, but it was otherwise a relatively quiet winter at the Trop. Major League Signings RHP Phil Maton: One year, $6.5MM (including buyout…

    Mar 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Tampa Bay Rays Garrett Acton Jason Adam Tyler Alexander Jonathan Aranda Randy Arozarena Shane Baz Taj Bradley Rob Brantly Junior Caminero Aaron Civale Jonny Deluca Chris Devenski Zach Eflin Pete Fairbanks Wander Franco Alex Jackson Zack Littell Brandon Lowe Josh Lowe Jake Mangum Phil Maton Shane McClanahan Curtis Mead Jake Odorizzi Richie Palacios Isaac Paredes Ryan Pepiot Drew Rasmussen Joe Rock Amed Rosario Jose Siri Burch Smith Jeffrey Springs Edwin Uceta Naoyuki Uwasawa Jacob Waguespack Taylor Walls
  • Taj Bradley Heading For MRI After Feeling Pectoral Tightness

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    Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Taj Bradley (pectoral) is dealing with pectoral tightness in camp and has been sent for an MRI exam. Bradley was scratched from the team's Grapefruit League game on Tuesday because he was feeling right-pectoral tightness. We should know more on the 22-year-old's injury by Wednesday. Even if it's not a serious injury, Bradley's availability for the start of the 2024 regular season could be compromised with Opening Day in just several weeks. In his lone spring appearance to this point, Bradley has thrown three scoreless innings. RotoBaller has Bradley ranked as the No. 65 starting pitcher 5-8 in his rookie season last year with a 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 39 walks and 129 K's in 104 2/3 frames. The young pitcher will need to show better command and learn to limit the long ball, but his whiff potential makes him worth a deep-league stash to open the year.

    Mar 12 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Taj Bradley
  • Taj Bradley Does Not Make Tuesday's Start

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    Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Taj Bradley did not make his scheduled start on Tuesday due to undisclosed reasons. Fellow righty Erasmo Ramirez made the start in his stead. Following the departure of Tyler Glasnow via trade and the injuries to Jeffrey Springs and Drew Rasmussen, Bradley was in line to crack the Rays' Opening Day rotation but his unknown issue could put that notion in jeopardy. The 22-year-old made 21 starts for the Rays in the 2023 season, working to a 5.59 ERA across 104 1/2 innings of work, He also struggled to a 6.45 ERA across 10 starts at the Triple-A level a season ago. Bradley's strikeout stuff is an attractive option for fantasy managers who will want to keep an eye on his status moving forward.

    Mar 12 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Taj Bradley
  • Taj Bradley Will Have Opportunity To Settle Into Rotation

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    Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said the team expects "a much more comfortable version of Taj Bradley" this year. Both Bradley and Ryan Pepiot should have an opportunity to settle into the starting rotation behind Zach Eflin, Aaron Civale and Zack Littell. Bradley made his major-league debut in 2023 and finished with 21 starts, ending up with a 5.59 ERA and 23 home runs allowed in 104 2/3 innings pitched. He'll only be 23 years old this year, though, and his electric fastball averaged 96.1 mph, while his developing changeup produced a 41 percent whiff rate and his curveball was also effective. Expectations were high for Bradley as one of the team's top prospects, so he was more of a disappointment. However, if he can display better command and keep the ball in the yard more in 2024, Bradley could be much more productive.

    Feb 9 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Taj Bradley
  • Pitching Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    2023TB182.721104.25811293910523169645.501.38
    2024 ATC233.020113.17761193810318457534.191.24
    2024 Draft Buddy243.021120.07761264110919461564.201.25
    2024 Steamer287.321138.28891434612720567634.071.25
    2024 THE BAT243.320115.28871183510118455513.981.17
    2024 Zeile243.720116.5778121401071800544.131.25

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    2023

    WeekOppFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    27at TOR1.002.000010410229.002.00
    26vs TOR, vs LAA10.0212.00101031030775.251.08
    25at MIN7.714.200073420447.711.50
    24vs SEA7.316.100052630445.681.26
    23at CLE11.015.000075300211.801.60
    18at HOU-2.713.1010443105513.502.10
    17vs BAL, at TEX15.0210.00101531020554.501.30
    15vs ATL0.015.001042510447.201.40
    14at SEA, at ARI-3.727.1010521650121113.502.45
    13vs BAL26.016.010180310111.500.50
    12at OAK13.314.1000113400324.151.62
    11vs TEX-1.313.201044400549.822.18
    10at BOS, at CHC27.7210.2110144900321.691.22
    9vs TOR2.014.001070910449.002.25
    8at NYM7.015.000042310223.601.00
    5vs HOU18.015.010060421335.400.80
    4at CIN24.315.110091300000.000.75
    3vs BOS20.015.010081500335.401.20

    2023

    DateOppResultFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Oct 1at TORW 12-80.001.000000210119.002.00
    Sep 29at TORL 4-111.001.000010200119.002.00
    Sep 24vs TORL 5-90.017.001042720667.711.29
    Sep 19vs LAAW 6-210.015.000061310111.800.80
    Sep 13at MINW 5-47.714.200073420447.711.50
    Sep 8vs SEAW 7-47.316.100052630445.681.26
    Sep 3at CLEW 6-211.015.000075300211.801.60
    Jul 29at HOUL 4-17-2.713.1010443105513.502.10
    Jul 23vs BALL 3-58.015.000061510335.401.20
    Jul 18at TEXL 3-57.015.001092510223.601.40
    Jul 8vs ATLL 1-60.015.001042510447.201.40
    Jul 2at SEAL 6-71.313.1000319105513.503.00
    Jun 27at ARIL 4-8-5.014.0010217407613.502.00
    Jun 21vs BALW 7-226.016.010180310111.500.50
    Jun 15at OAKW 4-313.314.1000113400324.151.62
    Jun 10vs TEXL 4-8-1.313.201044400549.822.18
    Jun 4at BOSW 6-219.015.010063600223.601.80
    May 29at CHCL 0-18.715.201081300100.000.71
    May 23vs TORL 1-202.014.001070910449.002.25
    May 18at NYML 2-37.015.000042310223.601.00
    Apr 24vs HOUW 8-318.015.010060421335.400.80
    Apr 18at CINW 10-024.315.110091300000.000.75
    Apr 12vs BOSW 9-720.015.010081500335.401.20
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