Enrique Bradfield Jr. - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#51 Enrique Bradfield Jr. Season 2020-21

OF

Class Sophomore
Height 6'1"
Weight 160
B/T L/L
Hometown Hialeah, Fla.
High School American Heritage

Head coach Tim Corbin on Bradfield Jr.: “Enrique adjusted very well to the college game. He got the opportunity to get on the field early and he made the most of his opportunities. He became a very steady and durable presence on the field for us. There is an obvious speed element to his game that impacts the offensive and defensive sides of the ball for our team. What is most enjoyable to watch, is his ability to compete. He loves the arena of competition and has a fearless attitude toward the game. Competes academically as well…very good student.”

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — Black and Gold Lightning
The Undefeated — For Vanderbilt’s two freshman phenoms, success is a family affair
The Associated Press — It’s his bag: Bradfield blazes trail as premier base stealer
VUCommodores.com — Stealing Records

As a Sophomore (2022)
• All-SEC first team
• SEC All-Defensive Team
• Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist
• SEC Player of the Week (May 16)
• Hit game-winning, three-run homer in 10th inning at fourth-ranked Arkansas (May 13)
• Stole home with two outs in bottom of the ninth to tie game vs. Indiana State (May 10) before scoring game-winning run in bottom of the 11th
• Scored a run in each of the first seven games of the season
• Drove in four runs on 4-for-6 day, including a home run and triple, in SEC opener vs. Missouri (March 18)
• Three hits at South Carolina (March 25)
• Hit two doubles at Auburn (April 9)
• Tripled and drove in three runs vs. Florida (April 16)
• Stole four bases at Kentucky (April 23)
• Went 4-for-5 with a double, three stolen bases and four runs scored at Georgia (May 6)
• Stole three bases at Arkansas (May 15)
• Went 4-for-5 with a double and RBI vs. Middle Tennessee (May 17)

As a Freshman (2021)
• Named SEC Freshman of the Year
• Consensus All-American, including first team honors from ABCA and NCBWA, second team honors from Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game and third team honors from D1Baseball
• Unanimous Freshman All-American
• Named to the ABCA/Rawlings Division I Gold Glove Team
• Received All-SEC first team honors, while being selected to the Freshman All-SEC team and All-SEC Defensive Team
• 46-for-52 on stolen base attempts on the season, to rank first in the SEC
• Began the season with a 12-game reached base streak
• Scored three runs across the doubleheader on Opening Day with Wright State (Feb. 22)
• Went 3-for-4 with one RBI in the series opener with Illinois-Chicago (March 5), adding two runs scored and two stolen bases to his totals
• Swiped three bags in the midweek contest with Memphis (March 9), going 2-for-3 with two runs scored
• Registered his first triple of the season in the midweek matchup with Lipscomb (March 23), finishing the contest 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored
• Scored a career-high three runs in the second game with Missouri (March 26), finishing 3-for-6 against the Tigers
• Registered six hits in the weekend series at LSU (April 1-3), including three in the series opener, while finishing the weekend with five runs scored and three RBI
• Stole a career-high four bases in the series finale at Tennessee (April 18), while adding three runs scored in a 2-for-3 outing at the plate
• Registered eight hits in fifteen plate appearances in the weekend series at Florida (April 30-May 2), including a 4-for-5 day at the dish in the finale
• Drove in five runs and stole three bases in the series-opener against Alabama (May 7)
• Recorded four RBI in the 20-4 defeat of Florida International (May 18), while going 3-for-4 at the plate
• Swiped four bases in the Nashville regional-clinching, 11-inning win over Georgia Tech (June 6)

The Bradfield File
• Attended American Heritage High School (Hialeah, Fla.)
• Nation’s 13th-ranked outfielder by Perfect Game
• Florida’s fourth-best outfielder and 11th-rated overall prospect
• 2020 Perfect Game Preseason All-America
• 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Perfect Game Top 500 National Rank (No. 51)
• .367 average, one home run, 10 RBI, five stolen bases and nine runs scored across shortened senior season
• Two-time all-district honoree
• 2018 First Team All-American
• Led American Heritage to back-to-back 6A District Championships in 2018 and 2019
• Four-year National Honor Society member
• One sister, Yarisbeth
• Sister was a member of the women’s soccer team at American University (2015-19)
• Son of Enrique Sr. and Jenny
• Father was a member of the baseball team at St. Thomas University (1989-93)
• Enjoys watching UFC and playing video games
• Full name is Enrique Antonio Bradfield Jr.
• Major is undeclared