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Michael Brantley

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

AVG

.284

HR

3

RBI

16

R

9

SB

2

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 20, 2014  –  Michael Brantley News

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Brantley was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBI against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

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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 18 76 67 9 19 7 4 0 3 16 2 0 8 6 0 0 1 .284 .368 .478 .846
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Michael Brantley
3-Year Averages MAJ   138 570 519 64 145 39 29 3 7 59 14 6 42 66 2 5 2 .279 .333 .387 .720
Career  (View All) MAJ   532 2238 2035 249 564 147 104 14 29 228 58 24 165 262 11 19 8 .277 .331 .385 .716

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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
Apr. 20 Tor 3 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .368 .478 .846
Apr. 19 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .347 .406 .753
Apr. 18 Tor 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279 .353 .426 .779
Apr. 17 @Det 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .365 .446 .811
Apr. 16 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .275 .362 .392 .754
Apr. 15 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 13 @CWS 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .370 .417 .787
Apr. 12 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .360 .356 .716
Apr. 11 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .357 .690
Apr. 10 @CWS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .325 .368 .693
Apr. 9 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .353 .686
Apr. 9 SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .344 .387 .731
Apr. 8 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .345 .393 .738
Apr. 8 SD Did not play.
Apr. 7 SD Did not play.
Apr. 6 Min 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .400 .458 .858
Apr. 5 Min 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .350 .421 .771
Apr. 4 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .375 .467 .842
Apr. 2 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .364 .417 .545 .962
Apr. 2 @Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .714 1.143
Apr. 1 @Oak Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Oak 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Last 7 Days 22 5 6 1 0 3 7 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .273 .385 .727 1.112
Last 14 Days 43 7 10 2 0 3 10 7 4 2 0 1 0 0 .233 .353 .488 .841
Last 30 Days 67 9 19 4 0 3 16 8 6 2 0 1 0 1 .284 .368 .478 .846

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Michael Brantley: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 18 12 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
2013174161162.276.339.664
2012181210183.265.354.680
2011140160111.214.243.525

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133825095715.288.421.757
2012371426429.299.426.785
20113114773512.289.447.782

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132743994211.299.449.786
20122682932810.265.362.682
2011202294209.272.371.697

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013282271316.270.344.672
2012284343322.310.440.815
2011249343264.261.394.706
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 76 67 10.5% 7.9% 1.33 91% .276 .194
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Michael Brantley
3-Year Averages MAJ   570 519 7.4% 11.6% 0.64 87% .309 .108
Career MAJ   2238 2035 7.4% 11.7% 0.63 87% .307 .108

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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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.284 AVG
GOOD
91% Contact Rate
ELITE
.276 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.478 SLG
GOOD
.194 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.33 BB/K
ELITE
10.5% BB Rate
GOOD
7.9% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.846 OPS
GREAT
.368 OBP
GREAT

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Best Matchups for Michael Brantley (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alfredo Simon CIN 6 4 0 3 1 0 0 .667 1.000 1.714
Drew Smyly DET 7 4 0 2 2 0 0 .571 1.000 1.667
Ricky Romero TOR 6 4 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Fernando Rodney SEA 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .833 1.500
Jeremy Hellickson TB 11 5 1 1 1 0 0 .455 .909 1.409
Brandon Morrow TOR 15 7 1 3 0 3 1 .467 .933 1.400
Neftali Feliz TEX 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 .500 .833 1.333
Jose Quintana CHI-A 13 6 1 3 1 0 0 .462 .846 1.313
Dylan Axelrod CHI-A 10 6 0 1 0 0 0 .600 .700 1.300
Jake Arrieta CHI-N 7 4 0 2 1 0 0 .571 .571 1.196

Worst Matchups for Michael Brantley (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kevin Correia MIN 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Alexi Ogando TEX 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
Tyson Ross SD 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222
David Price TB 10 1 0 1 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
CC Sabathia NY-A 11 1 0 0 0 6 0 .091 .091 .182
Clay Buchholz BOS 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Vargas KC 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon McCarthy AZ 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Casey Janssen TOR 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joel Peralta TB 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Brantley went 2-for-5 with his second homer and four RBI in Thursday's loss to Detroit.

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Brantley collected a pair of hits, both doubles, in Monday's win over the A's.

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Brantley collected three hits and drove in three runs Friday.

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Brantley signed a four-year, $25 million extension with the Indians on Monday that includes a fifth year team option at $11 million, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Brantley drove in a pair of runs for the second consecutive game Sunday.

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Brantley is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Chris Sale and the White Sox.

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Brantley is not in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

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Brantley (personal) is back in the Indians' lineup Monday against the Royals.

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Brantley (personal) will more than likely rejoin the Indians for Monday's game versus the Royals, MLB.com reports.

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Brantley was a late scratch from Friday's lineup, as he left the team for the birth of his child.

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Brantley is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

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Brantley went 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI Wednesday afternoon.

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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.