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Michael Brantley
AVG HR RBI
.300 4 15
Team: ClevelandHt / Wt: 6-2 / 210 NFBC ADP: 212.58
Position: LFBorn: 5/15/1987 Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 7th Round by Brewers (2005)


Latest News
Apr. 29 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET0:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE11:17 PM CT-Brantley was given a planned day off Friday as he continues his comeback from a shoulder injury that forced him to miss most of last season.
Analysis: Brantley is batting .348 with four homers and 10 RBIs in his last 11 games.
Apr. 27 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-Michael Brantley went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Cleveland Indians topped the Houston Astros 4-3. He ended the game with a .300 batting average.
Analysis: Brantley's 10-game hitting streak ended Thursday. He went 16 for 42 (.381) with four homers, 10 RBIs and 11 runs during his run.
Apr. 26 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET22:06 ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST9:36 PM VEN6:06 UAE (+1)9:06 PM CT-Brantley had an RBI double and a two-run single Wednesday against the Astros to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
Analysis: He's batting .381 (16 for 42) with four homers, three doubles, 10 RBIs and 11 runs scored over the hit streak.
Apr. 25 6:47 PM PT7:47 PM MT8:47 PM CT9:47 PM ET21:47 ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST9:17 PM VEN5:47 UAE (+1)8:47 PM CT-Brantley extended his hitting streak to nine games Tuesday with a solo homer in the ninth inning as the Indians lost 4-2 to the Astros.
Analysis: He's batting .368 (14 for 38) with four homers, two doubles, seven RBIs and 10 runs scored over the hit streak.
Apr. 21 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Brantley singled twice against the White Sox on Friday.
Analysis: He's 11 for 29 (.379) with two homers, two doubles, four RBIs, seven runs and three walks during a seven-game hit streak.
Apr. 20 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Brantley singled, walked and drove in a run Thursday against the Twins.
Analysis: He's 9 for 25 with two homers, two doubles, four RBIs, seven runs and three walks during a six-game hit streak.
Apr. 17 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET23:36 ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST11:06 PM VEN7:36 UAE (+1)10:36 PM CT-Brantley homered and drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night.
Analysis: Brantley is on a nice roll, going 6 for 17 with two homers and three RBIs over his last four games.
Apr. 11 5:23 PM PT6:23 PM MT7:23 PM CT8:23 PM ET20:23 ET0:23 GMT8:23 5:23 PM MST7:23 PM EST7:53 PM VEN4:23 UAE (+1)7:23 PM CT-Brantley doubled home Francisco Lindor with two outs in the 10th inning as the Cleveland Indians celebrated their 2016 AL championship and then beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Tuesday in their home opener.
Analysis: Brantley could only watch and cheer for his teammates last October during their postseason run after undergoing two surgeries on his right shoulder. But he's healthy now, and after playing in just 11 games last season, Brantley made the most of his first home game since May 10 with his game-winning hit. He's 5 for 20 with four RBIs on the season.
Apr. 5 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Brantley had two hits with a RBI on Tuesday,
Analysis: I two games, a healthy Brantley is 3 for 9 with two RBIs.
Mar. 31 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Brantley will likely make the Indians' opening-day roster - and could start the opener - following a spring in which he slowly worked himself back into shape after playing in only 11 games last year.
Analysis: Brantley batted .385 (10 for 26) with two homers this spring.
Mar. 19 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Brantley is expected to make his exhibition debut on Monday when the Indians host the Los Angele Dodgers.
Analysis: Brantley played in only 11 games last year following right shoulder surgery and has been easing his way back in training camp.
Feb. 16 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Brantley isn't close to being ready to play in spring training games and his availability for the start of the regular season is also in jeopardy, according to manager Terry Francona.
Analysis: Brantley is recovering from surgery to repair a torn right biceps. He played in just 11 games last season due to a shoulder injury and underwent the biceps surgery in August. "He's following the protocols the medical people put in place," Francona told reporters. "By all accounts, he's doing everything. This kid has worked his (tail) off. We just need to be patient and allow him to try to get to the point where he can not only come back, but stay back."

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 Cle 28 112 10 35 4 0 0 11 8 19 4 4 .313 .358 .348
2010 Cle 72 297 38 73 9 3 3 22 22 38 10 2 .246 .296 .327
2011 Cle 114 451 63 120 24 4 7 46 34 76 13 5 .266 .318 .384
2012 Cle 149 552 63 159 37 4 6 60 53 56 12 9 .288 .348 .402
2013 Cle 151 556 66 158 26 3 10 73 40 67 17 4 .284 .332 .396
2014 Cle 156 611 94 200 45 2 20 97 52 56 23 1 .327 .385 .506
2015 Cle 137 529 68 164 45 0 15 84 60 51 15 1 .310 .379 .480
2016 Cle 11 39 5 9 2 0 0 7 3 6 1 0 .231 .279 .282
2017 Cle 18 70 11 21 4 0 4 15 6 17 3 1 .300 .364 .529
Career 836 3217 418 939 196 16 65 415 278 386 98 27 .292 .349 .423

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Cle Total 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
    WC 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
Career 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250


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