Rob Brantly
Rob Brantly
29-Year-Old CatcherC
Cleveland Indians
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rob Brantly in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Indians in July of 2018.
Joins Indians
CCleveland Indians  AAA
July 21, 2018
Brantly signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Saturday.
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Brantly was cut loose by the Braves last Sunday after slashing .218/.254/.293 with Triple-A Gwinnett this season. The 29-year-old likely just bolsters the organization's catching depth with the departure of Francisco Mejia in the trade with the Padres for relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+83%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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2017
 
 
+83%
OPS vs RHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .533 6 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200
Since 2016vs Right .977 30 4 2 5 0 .308 .400 .577
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .533 6 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200
2017vs Right .977 30 4 2 5 0 .308 .400 .577
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2016
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2018
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2017
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .899 21 2 1 2 0 .294 .429 .471
Since 2016Away .905 15 2 1 3 0 .286 .333 .571
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home .899 21 2 1 2 0 .294 .429 .471
2017Away .905 15 2 1 3 0 .286 .333 .571
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Brantly had a good month for the Marlins in 2012, but he has seen little success in the major leagues since then. He spent the majority of 2015 in the minor leagues, splitting his time between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte. He had one of his better offensive seasons in 2015, with an .818 OPS. However, he has yet to hit consistently at any point in his professional career, and his defense is not noteworthy. Hence, he is probably in for another year of serving as an organizational depth guy.
Brantly spent the entire 2014 season at Triple-A New Orleans, putting together a .255/.391/.341 slash line over 364 at-bats for the Zephyrs. Since getting the nod as the Marlins’ Opening Day catcher in 2013, Brantly has tumbled down the organizational depth chart, falling behind veterans Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jeff Mathis as well as getting jumped by up-and-comer J.T. Realmuto. The 25-year-old backstop has yet to show much offense during his professional career save for a solid 31-game run for the Marlins at the tail end of 2012. He’s the owner of a modest .691 OPS over 1,414 minor league at-bats and .623 mark in 323 at-bats at the big league level. Claimed off waivers by the White Sox in December, Brantly will compete for playing time as the backup to Tyler Flowers in 2015.
The Rob Brantly Experiment flamed out quickly at the start of 2013, as the backstop was unable to maintain the solid offensive production that he showed down the stretch in 2012. He hit just .225/.275/.284 over 59 games as the Marlins' primary catcher, before losing his job to Jeff Mathis and experiencing a demotion to the minors shortly thereafter. His struggles were highlighted by a 5.3 percent drop in his walk rate and a 7.6 percent increase in his strikeout rate from the previous campaign. Entering his age-24 season, Brantly will have to battle for the backup role following the free-agent addition of Jarrod Saltalamacchia during the offseason.
A 2010 third-round selection, Brantly was shipped from Detroit to sunny south Florida in the Anibal Sanchez trade. Primarily known for his defensive prowess, he put up a solid .298/.340/.412 slash line across two minor league levels in 2012 prior to getting the call down the stretch for the Marlins. He supported that promise with a respectable .290/.372/.460 line over 113 plate appearances in August and September with good plate discipline (13:16 BB:K). Brantly is likely to enter 2013 as the primary catcher for the Marlins and he will be an interesting player to monitor if he can continue with the offensive strides he made in 2012.
The 22-year-old backstop is considered one of the Tigers top positional prospects, but he still needs to prove himself in the higher levels of the minors before getting a legit look in the big leagues. Brantly hit .274/.324/.400 in 430 at-bats split between Low-A and High-A ball last year. While those stats are decent for a backstop, Brantly is mostly valued for his defensive prowess, which doesn't translate to fantasy.
Signed a contract with the Tigers in June of 2010.
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Released by Atlanta
CFree Agent  AAA
July 16, 2018
The Braves released Brantly from his minor-league contract Sunday.
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Homers twice Friday
CAtlanta Braves  AAA
March 17, 2018
Brantly went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.
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Agrees to terms with Braves
CAtlanta Braves  AAA
December 22, 2017
Brantly signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte, becomes free agent
CFree Agent  AAA
October 4, 2017
Brantly was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, and will become a minor-league free agent following the conclusion of the 2017 season.
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Swats first homer Thursday
CChicago White Sox  AAA
September 29, 2017
Brantly went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Angels.
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