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Michael Brantley

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

AVG

.310

HR

18

RBI

85

R

82

SB

17

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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.

August 24, 2014  –  Michael Brantley News

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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 131 569 513 82 159 57 37 2 18 85 17 1 44 48 0 5 7 .310 .369 .495 .864
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3-Year Averages     138 570 519 64 145 39 29 3 7 59 14 6 42 66 2 5 2 .279 .333 .387 .720
Career  (View All)     645 2,731 2,481 322 704 197 137 16 44 297 73 25 201 304 11 24 14 .284 .338 .405 .743

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Michael Brantley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 2 Det 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .371 .495 .866
Sep. 1 Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .369 .495 .864
Aug. 31 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 30 @KC 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .311 .370 .497 .867
Aug. 29 @KC 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .369 .496 .865
Aug. 28 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .307 .367 .491 .858
Aug. 27 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .367 .493 .860
Aug. 26 @CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .310 .370 .497 .867
Aug. 24 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 23 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .369 .497 .866
Aug. 22 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .370 .499 .869
Aug. 21 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .373 .503 .876
Aug. 20 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .376 .507 .883
Aug. 19 @Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .319 .379 .512 .891
Aug. 17 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .319 .378 .513 .891
Aug. 16 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .379 .516 .895
Aug. 15 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .380 .512 .892
Aug. 13 Ari 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .383 .517 .900
Aug. 13 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .383 .516 .899
Aug. 12 Ari Did not play.
Aug. 10 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .324 .384 .518 .902
Aug. 9 @NYY 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .384 .519 .903
Aug. 8 @NYY 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .381 .510 .891
Aug. 7 @Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .378 .509 .887
Aug. 6 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .379 .509 .888
Aug. 5 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .382 .513 .895
Aug. 4 Cin 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .324 .383 .515 .898
Aug. 3 Tex 6 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .382 .516 .898
Aug. 2 Tex 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .383 .508 .891
Aug. 1 Tex 4 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .382 .509 .891
Last 7 Days 25 4 9 3 0 0 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 .360 .429 .480 .909
Last 14 Days 48 5 12 4 0 0 4 4 6 3 0 1 1 0 .250 .315 .333 .648
Last 30 Days 107 12 32 9 0 3 18 8 10 5 0 1 1 0 .299 .350 .467 .817

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 126 86 46 5
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
2014165264232.261.406.745
2013174161162.276.339.664
2012181210183.265.354.680

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201434856146215.333.537.922
20133825095715.288.421.757
2012371426429.299.426.785

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142453911518.343.547.933
20132743994211.299.449.786
20122682932810.265.362.682

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014268437349.280.448.802
2013282271316.270.344.672
2012284343322.310.440.815
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 569 513 7.7% 8.4% 0.92 91% .315 .185
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3-Year Averages     570 519 7.4% 11.6% 0.64 87% .309 .108
Career     2,731 2,481 7.4% 11.1% 0.66 88% .309 .121

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2014 Stat Review for Michael Brantley    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.310 AVG
ELITE
91% Contact Rate
ELITE
.315 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.495 SLG
GREAT
.185 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.92 BB/K
ELITE
7.7% BB Rate
WEAK
8.4% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.864 OPS
GREAT
.369 OBP
GREAT

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

Brantley went a collective 3-for-9 with two RBI during Wednesday's doubleheader with the Diamondbacks.

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Brantley (leg) has been limited to DH duty the last three days. He went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in that capacity Sunday.

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Brantley (leg) is in the Indians' lineup Thursday against the Reds.

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Brantley left Wednesday's game with an apparent leg injury, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Brantley went 2-for-6 with a walk-off home run Sunday against the Rangers.

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Brantley was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in Cleveland's rout of the Rangers on Friday night.

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Brantley enjoyed another solid day at the dish going 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and his 11th swipe in a win over the Tigers on Friday night.

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Brantley went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run Tuesday against the Yankees.

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Brantley was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Royals on Friday night.

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Brantley finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Wednesday’s 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

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Brantley went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in Sunday's 10-4 loss to the Tigers.

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Brantley (concussion) is back in the Indians' lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.