Brad Bierley

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Bradley Alan Bierley

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Outfielder Brad Bierley spent seven years in the minor leagues, including four seasons at Triple-A.

He was originally drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 24th round of the 1984 amateur draft, ahead of pitcher Bob Davidson, but opted not to sign. After hitting .354/.424/.722 with 27 home runs, 75 RBI and 29 stolen bases for Pepperdine University in 1985, the Minnesota Twins took him in the fifth round of the 1985 amateur draft, a few picks after outfielder Mike Devereaux and a couple picks ahead of infielder Bobby Rose. He was signed by scout Jesse Flores.

He began his career at Single-A ball and in 1986, his second season, he hit .277/.353/.467 with 22 home runs, 73 RBI and 89 runs scored for the Double-A Orlando Twins. Going into the next season, he was ranked the #8 prospect in the Twins chain by Baseball America. Back with Orlando in 1987, Bierley slugged 22 home runs and had 78 RBI, despite his slash line sinking to .235/.312/.420. BA again ranked him the Twins #8 prospect heading into 1988. With the Triple-A Portland Beavers in 1988, Bierley hit just four home runs with 37 RBI in 92 games; he followed that with four home runs and 34 RBI for Portland in 1989.

Joining the Chicago Cubs system for 1990, Bierley showed improvement by hitting .296/.392/.479 with 16 home runs and 71 RBI for the Iowa Cubs. He slipped to .228/.298/.398 with 12 homers and 60 RBI for Iowa in 1991 to wrap up his career.

Overall, Bierley batted .263/.346/.429 with 88 home runs and 394 RBI in 778 games. He also made three relief appearances, posting a 0.00 ERA.

He served as a coach for the Geneva Cubs in 1992.

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