Indians pick Outfielder Bradley Zimmer in first round of 2014 draft

The Cleveland Indians today selected outfielder Bradley Zimmer in the first round (21st overall) of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Zimmer, a 6’5”, 205-pound outfielder, hit .368 with 10 doubles, 7 triples, 7 home runs and 31 RBI for the University of San Francisco Dons as a junior during the 2014 season. Zimmer, 21, walked 31 times and recorded a .461 on-base percentage.

He was named a 2014 preseason All-American selection by Louisville Slugger, Baseball America and Perfect Game USA. He is also one of 30 finalists for the Golden Spikes Award.

The La Jolla, CA native was named All-WCC during his sophomore season in 2013, hitting .320 with 7 home runs, 37 RBI and 19 stolen bases.

Zimmer's brother, Kyle, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the first round in 2012 (5th overall), and is considered the Royals top pitching prospect. 

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