Taj Bradley is a new sensation in the MLB world who plays as a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. He is in the limelight because of his debut in MLB in 2023. Bradley spent his season in 2018 and 2019 at Princeton but came into the spotlight during his second season. He scored 1–4 with a 5.09 ERA in 10 games. After that, he was a fifth-round pick in 2018 and later improved to have a scoring of 2–5, but statistically, his ERA dropped to 3.18 in 12 starts.
Taj Bradley was born on 20th March 2001 in Los Angeles, CA, but was nurtured and grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where he attended Redan High School. During his early school and college career in baseball, he mostly played as an outfield and catcher. Initially, he had his commitments to playing baseball at Hillsborough Community College. After that, he went on to play for or shifted to the University of South Carolina in his senior year. He was brought up by his mother, Ana Mosley, who continually praised and motivated him to do the best in his life.
Taj Bradley Career
The Tampa Bay Rays chose Bradley during the fifth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. He started his professional career with the Gulf Coast League Rays, a Rookie-level team, where he pitched for 23 innings and recorded a 5.09 ERA. In the 2019 season, he joined the Princeton Rays, a Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League, and participated in 11 starts and 12 overall appearances. He achieved a 2-5 and a 3.18 ERA during this time.
At the outset of the 2021 season, Taj Bradley started playing with the Low-A East Charleston RiverDogs, where he achieved an impressive 9-3 with a 1.76 ERA over 14 starts. Consequently, he was promoted to the High-A East Bowling Green Hot Rods after success at Charleston RiverDogs. While playing with the Bowling Green Hot Rods, he participated in eight games and delivered an exceptional performance with 3-0, a 1.96 ERA, and 42 strikeouts over 36+1⁄3 innings.
At the beginning of the 2022 season, Bradley was assigned to the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits, and he got a chance to play in the 2022 All-Star Futures Game, where he was selected. After the MLB All-Star break, Bradley was promoted to the Triple-A Durham Bulls. To start the 2023 season, Bradley was sent down to Triple-A Durham on option. However, the Rays later decided to bring him up to the major leagues, and he made his debut on the following day of his promotion.
Taj Bradley Biography
|Real Name||Taj Ali Bradley|
|Birth Date||20 March 2001|
|Age (as of 2023)||22 Years|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|College||University of South Carolina|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 86 kg – in Pounds – 189 lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Who is his girlfriend?||None|
Taj Bradley is yet to be married, and as of April 2023, there is no detail regarding his inclination toward romantic relationships.
Taj Bradley was recently highlighted by Rob Friedman [@PitchingNinja, an official and verified Twitter user and pitching & MLB analyst]. He tweeted the video of the game well-played by the 22 years old young adult on 13th April 2023.
Taj Bradley is available on Instagram with an official and verified account [@taj.brad], with 4,135 followers, 662 following members, and five posts as of 13th April 2023. His most recent post dates back to 12th June 2018, where he can be seen signing a contract [in one of the three pictures/images] with the caption, Dream turned to reality💙⚾️.
Taj Bradley Net Worth
Taj Bradley recently got to play officially for MLB in 2023 and was formally drafted by the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft in the 5th round. As of now, there is no official description or announcement of his salary and contracted net worth after the draft. We believe he might be getting a good salary, and what is better than getting dreams to come true…?
- On 3rd August 2021, the Tampa Rays announced that Taj Bradley would now be promoted to High-A Bowling Green and was earlier playing on the Charleston RiverDogs roster.
- Taj Bradley once shared a memory. He said his mother, Ana Mosley, once gifted him three notebooks. He makes his habit of carrying those notebooks with him everywhere. One of his notebooks consists of the assessment for pitching, one consists of motivational thoughts, and the third is for having daily off-field lessons.
- Taj Bradley was officially playing for the DSL Rays during his initial career days. He was known to play as a pitcher in 10 games and was then promoted.
- He made the record of career-high 12 wins during his playing season in 2021 in the minor league season.
- He also had a record of career-low runs with an average of 1.83.