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Michael Brantley | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Michael Brantley collected his 200th hit of the season in the Indians' loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Brantley is the first Indians player to reach 200 hits since Kenny Lofton in 1996 and he's the first player in franchise history to tally 200 hits, 20 home runs, 40 doubles, and 20 stolen bases in a single season. It's been a huge breakout campaign for the 27-year-old outfielder, who's batting .327/.385/.506 with 97 RBI in 156 games. Sep 27 - 9:06 PM

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Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday, but did extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

With the season winding down and the Indians' elimination number down to one, it's worth focusing on Brantley's fantastic season. During his current 14-game hitting streak, he's batting .446 (25-for-56) and overall is hitting .327/.385/.507 with 20 home runs, 97 RBI, 23 stolen bases, and 93 runs scored.
Sep 23 - 10:51 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over the Twins Sunday.

Brantley had an RBI double in the third inning and later singled in a run in the sixth. The 27-year-old is ending a tremendous season on a tear, batting .422 with 12 RBI and 12 runs scored in September. It has his overall line up to .325/.384/.506 with 97 RBI and 93 runs scored in a season deserving of some MVP votes.
Sep 21 - 6:09 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run against the Twins on Friday.

Brantley now has 20 home runs on the year to go along with 22 stolen bases. He's the first Indians player with a 20/20 season since Shin-Soo Choo did it in 2009 and 2010.
Sep 20 - 12:40 AM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

Brantley opened the game's scoring with first-inning two-run shot off Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein and then added a single and a stolen base in the eighth. He's batting .319/.378/.498 with 19 home runs, 93 RBI, and 20 stolen bases in what has been a massive breakout campaign.
Sep 13 - 10:40 PM

Michael Brantley was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored Friday against the Royals.

Nice to see from Brantley, who had just five hits over his last 11 games. Despite the recent funk, "Dr. Smooth" still owns an excellent .310/.369/.496 batting line with 18 home runs, 83 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.
Aug 30 - 1:10 AM

Michael Brantley is not in Sunday's lineup

Indians manager Terry Francona felt the outfielder needed a break, and with Monday's off day Brantley will receive two days of rest in a row. Mike Aviles is in left field on Sunday.
Aug 24 - 11:41 AM

Michael Brantley hit a two-run home run against the Orioles on Saturday.

The fifth inning home run off of Ubaldo Jimenez was Brantley's only hit of the game, as he finished 1-for-4. The bomb gave him 80 RBI and 78 runs scored on the year. He also has chipped in thirteen steals. While Brantley might be stuck on a mediocre Cleveland teams, he's currently putting up a career year. Already, he's surpassed his career highs in RBI, home runs and runs scored. All of his slash variables are the best he's ever put up, too, as he's hitting .322/.380/.512.
Aug 16 - 10:57 PM

Michael Brantley had a two-run single in the Indians' win over the Diamondbacks in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

With two on and two outs, Brantley came through with the two-run single off Diamondbacks starter Vidal Nuno. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. His 78 RBI after Wednesday's game are seventh-most in the American League.
Aug 13 - 7:09 PM

Michael Brantley finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run on Saturday against the Yankees.

Brantley's eighth-inning blast hit off the right-field foul pole. He's now up to 17 home runs on the season, though he's only gone deep twice since the All-Star break. The 27-year-old is batting .324/.384/.519 overall this year and has grown from an underrated five-category contributor to a legitimate fantasy stud.
Aug 9 - 4:41 PM

Michael Brantley had a double in four at-bats in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Brantley exited Wednesday's game with a minor leg ailment, but he's fine. "Dr. Smooth" is batting .320/.378/.509 this season.
Aug 8 - 4:18 AM

Michael Brantley was removed from Wednesday's game against the Reds with an apparent leg injury.

The injury doesn't seem to be too serious, as reporter Jordan Bastian said it appeared he injured the leg in the third inning but wasn't removed until the seventh. More likely, Indians manager Terry Francona just wanted to give Brantley the rest of the night off facing a six-run deficit. The Indians should update his status after the game.
Aug 6 - 9:22 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-6 with a walk-off home run in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Leading off the bottom of the 12th inning, Brantley hit his 16th home run of the year to give the Indians the victory. The outfielder has put together four straight multi-hit games, going 9-for-17 with four RBI and three runs scored in his last four games. Brantley, 27, is batting .322/.382/.516 on the year.
Aug 3 - 5:38 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Rangers on Friday.

Brantley was one of many offensive stars for the Indians, as the team ended up winning 12-2. His RBI double in the first to score Mike Aviles got things started and the team rolled from there. Brantley knocked in his second run on an RBI single off Jerome Williams in the fourth. He now has 68 RBI to go with a superb .320/.382/.509 slash line.
Aug 2 - 12:24 AM

Michael Brantley finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored against the Royals on Sunday.

Brantley's two runs scored gives him 70 on the year, good for third-best in the American League. Brantley has a .318/.376/.505 line with 15 home runs, 65 RBI and 11 stolen bases in a monster breakout season for the 27-year-old.
Jul 27 - 7:21 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Tyler Cloyd
8Shaun Marcum
9Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Bryan Price
13Dustin Molleken