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Michael Brantley

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

2016 Stats

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.231

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0

RBI

7

R

5

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Doctor Smooth wasn't in his best form in 2015, but he was still very good. A balky back limited him early in the season, and the discomfort lingered until near the end of July. Once the back got in or...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/15/1987
BORN: Bellevue, WA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Brantley Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $25 million extension with the Indians in February 2014 that includes a fifth year team option at $11 million.

September 29, 2016  –  Michael Brantley News

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Brantley, who had shoulder surgery a month ago, could miss significant time next season, Fanrag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

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Michael Brantley Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 20 A WES 56 249 218 41 73 18 15 1 2 32 18 6 31 22 0 0 0 .335 .413 .440 .853
2007 20 AA HUN 59 223 187 28 47 7 6 1 0 21 15 3 29 25 5 1 1 .251 .353 .294 .647
2008 21 AA HUN 106 479 420 80 134 23 17 2 4 40 28 8 50 27 3 2 4 .319 .395 .398 .793
2009 22 AAA COL 115 523 452 79 119 29 21 2 6 35 45 5 59 48 8 3 1 .263 .348 .358 .706
2009 22 MAJ CLE 28 121 112 10 35 4 4 0 0 11 4 4 8 19 1 0 0 .313 .358 .348 .707
2010 23 AAA COL 67 316 273 54 87 19 13 2 4 29 13 5 34 28 5 2 2 .319 .395 .425 .820
2010 23 MAJ CLE 72 325 297 38 73 15 9 3 3 22 10 2 22 38 4 2 0 .246 .296 .327 .623
2011 24 MAJ CLE 114 496 451 63 120 35 24 4 7 46 13 5 34 76 3 5 3 .266 .318 .384 .702
2012 25 MAJ CLE 149 609 552 63 159 47 37 4 6 60 12 9 53 56 0 4 0 .288 .348 .402 .750
2013 26 MAJ CLE 151 611 556 66 158 39 26 3 10 73 17 4 40 67 3 8 4 .284 .332 .396 .728
2014 27 MAJ CLE 156 676 611 94 200 67 45 2 20 97 23 1 52 56 0 5 8 .327 .385 .506 .891
2015 28 MAJ CLE 137 596 529 68 164 60 45 0 15 84 15 1 60 51 0 5 2 .310 .379 .480 .859
2016 29 A LAK 1 3 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
2016 29 A MAH 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
2016 29 AA AKR 6 21 19 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .211 .286 .263 .549
2016 29 AAA COL 3 11 9 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .111 .182 .222 .404
2016 29 MAJ CLE 11 43 39 5 9 2 2 0 0 7 1 0 3 6 0 1 0 .231 .279 .282 .561
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3-Year Averages     148 626 565 76 174 54 38 1 15 84 18 2 50 58 1 6 4 .308 .365 .458 .823
Career  (View All)     818 3,477 3,147 407 918 269 192 16 61 400 95 26 272 369 11 30 17 .292 .348 .421 .769

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Michael Brantley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 30 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 25 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 24 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 23 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 22 KC Did not play.
Sep. 21 KC Did not play.
Sep. 20 KC Did not play.
Sep. 18 Det Did not play.
Sep. 17 Det Did not play.
Sep. 16 Det Did not play.
Sep. 15 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 14 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 13 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 12 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 8 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 7 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 6 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 5 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 4 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 3 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 2 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 31 Min Did not play.
Aug. 30 Min Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Michael Brantley: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 11 11
2015 118 101 28 18
2014 147 107 46 8
2013 151 151 1
2012 144 144 3
2011 111 66 52 3
2010 72 7 65
2009 28 8 20

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Michael Brantley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201670030.286.571.821
2015214205352.294.439.785
2014205315294.307.449.826

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016325041.219.219.504
201531548104913.321.508.908
201440663156819.337.534.923

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016184060.389.444.894
2015256409399.316.516.909
201430045115711.353.533.933

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016211011.095.143.273
2015273286456.304.447.812
20143114994012.302.479.849
Michael Brantley Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 20 A WES 249 218 12.4% 8.8% 1.41 90% .366 .105
2007 20 AA HUN 223 187 13% 11.2% 1.16 87% .290 .043
2008 21 AA HUN 479 420 10.4% 5.6% 1.85 94% .334 .079
2009 22 AAA COL 523 452 11.3% 9.2% 1.23 89% .284 .095
2009 22 MAJ CLE 121 112 6.6% 15.7% 0.42 83% .376 .035
2010 23 AAA COL 316 273 10.8% 8.9% 1.21 90% .344 .106
2010 23 MAJ CLE 325 297 6.8% 11.7% 0.58 87% .273 .081
2011 24 MAJ CLE 496 451 6.9% 15.3% 0.45 83% .307 .118
2012 25 MAJ CLE 609 552 8.7% 9.2% 0.95 90% .312 .114
2013 26 MAJ CLE 611 556 6.5% 11% 0.60 88% .309 .112
2014 27 MAJ CLE 676 611 7.7% 8.3% 0.93 91% .336 .179
2015 28 MAJ CLE 596 529 10.1% 8.6% 1.18 90% .322 .170
2016 29 A LAK 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .333
2016 29 A MAH 3 2 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2016 29 AA AKR 21 19 9.5% 4.8% 2.00 95% .222 .052
2016 29 AAA COL 11 9 9.1% 9.1% 1.00 89% .125 .111
2016 29 MAJ CLE 43 39 7% 14% 0.50 85% .273 .051
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3-Year Averages     626 565 8% 9.3% 0.86 90% .323 .150
Career     3,477 3,147 7.8% 10.6% 0.74 88% .315 .129

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2016 Stat Review for Michael Brantley    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.231 AVG
POOR
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.273 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.282 SLG
TERRIBLE
.051 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
7.0% BB Rate
WEAK
14.0% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.561 OPS
TERRIBLE
.279 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Michael Brantley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Brantley underwent successful shoulder surgery Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery in four months, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Brantley (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery Monday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

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Brantley's recent consultation with doctors confirmed the diagnosis of biceps tendinitis, MLB.com reports.

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Brantley has been diagnosed with a reoccurence of biceps tendinitis, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Brantley (shoulder) has again been stalled in his recovery attempts, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

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Brantley (shoulder) continues to be limited to taking swings in the batting cage but has been able to increase his volume of swings, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Brantley took some swings against a pitching machine Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Brantley (shoulder) remains without a timetable to return but says he is "very confident" he will return and have an impact this season, Chris Assenheimer of The Chronicle Telegram reports.

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2016

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2015

Arguably the biggest breakout player of 2014, Brantley doubled his power output and was a 20-20 player for the Indians en route to finishing third in the AL MVP voting. Prior to last season, Brantley had never slugged above .402 as a big league player, which will undoubtedly lead to questions about his ability to sustain his new level of production. Handling fastballs better than he did in the past, Brantley's HR/FB rate climbed from 6.8% in 2013 to 12.7% last season. That he was able to significantly increase his home-run production without selling out in his approach bodes well for his chances of another strong season in 2015 (his strikeout rate was a career-best 8.3%). Even if he's more likely to hit .300 with 15 homers and 15 steals than repeat the .327 average with another 20-20 effort, Brantley has all of the tools necessary to remain a steady five category player in the heart of the Cleveland lineup.

2014

Brantley enjoyed a breakout season in 2013, with career highs in runs (66), homers (10), RBI (73) and steals (17). His ability to at least tread water against southpaws (.276/.325/.339) keeps him out of a platoon situation, which certainly helps his counting stats. Brantley will turn 27 in May, but there are no signs of additional power on the horizon, as his three-year ISO has ranged from .112 to .118, with very little fluctuation, and he hits a steady supply of balls on the ground (47.0 percent groundball rate in 2013). He'll be back as the team's everyday left fielder, barring a major offseason addition.

2013

Brantley enjoyed his finest season since breaking into the big leagues, hitting .288 with 60 RBI and 12 steals in a full-time role for the Indians. He'll be back in a full-time role again for 2013 and figures to post similar numbers though there could be some upside to be found in the stolen-base department. In terms of power, it seems unlikely that he will provide much more than 10-12 long balls at his peak, as his ISO (.114) last season was right in line with 2011 and at the high end of his range during his stops in the minor leagues.

2012

Brantley's season was cut short by a wrist injury in August that eventually required surgery, but he is expected to make a full recovery. He's not a huge fantasy contributor in any single category but chips in some value in most categories in nearly all formats. Of some concern is that his contact rate slipped from 87 to 83 percent last season, while his career struggles against lefties (.230/.294/.278) may ultimately lead him to sit depending on the composition of the Cleveland bench. Entering his age-25 season, he's a good bet to improve on last year's totals in what will be just his second full season in the majors, so look for Brantley to slot in as Cleveland's leadoff hitter and regular left fielder if Grady Sizemore is healthy enough to play center.

2011

Brantley got off to a slow start, was demoted to Triple-A Columbus, hurt his shoulder upon his recall, got demoted to Triple-A again, and was called back up again only to deal with ankle and hamstring injuries in August and September in a whirlwind season for the 23-year-old. He did hit .284 with 10 steals after his second promotion from Triple-A after a dismal showing (.118 average) in the season's first half even though the underlying skill set didn't appear to change much thanks to a near 200-point jump in his batting average on balls in play. He's the Indians' everyday left fielder and likely leadoff hitter heading into spring training and he offers you speed on the basepaths, but limited power.

2010

Brantley parlayed an injury to Grady Sizemore and the Indians' woeful season into a nice audition in September that saw him hit .313 with four steals for the Tribe as the team's everyday leadoff hitter down the stretch. He has nice instincts on the basepaths (46 steals in 51 tries at Triple-A last year) and a solid approach (59 walks and just 48 strikeouts in 457 at-bats at Triple-A) for a leadoff hitter but has to develop some power or pitchers will just pound the strike zone on him without fear. He's been one of the younger players at each of his minor league stops but a .369 career slugging percentage just isn't going to cut it. He'll have a chance to win an everyday role with the Indians this spring, especially with the talk of moving Sizemore down to the middle of the order.

2009

Brantley, who was acquired as part of the package for CC Sabathia, hit .319 and swiped 27 bases as a 21-year old in his first full season at Double-A. He's got an excellent batting eye but will need to develop some more power as he matures or advanced pitchers will simply pound the strike zone against him as he moves up the minor league chain. There's certainly room on his frame (6'2") for some additional pop but we'll see if it ever develops.

2006

Michael Brantley is the son of former major league outfielder Mickey Brantley. Michael has speed and good on-base skills, but not much in the way of power.