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Michael Brantley | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Michael Brantley doubled in a run and also ripped a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.
He also drew a walk, reaching base in three of his four trips to the plate. One of the most underappreciated players in the game, Brantley is hitting .284/.368/.478 with three homers and 16 RBI this season. David Murphy also came up big for the Tribe, drilling a bases-clearing double in the sixth to put the Indians ahead for good. Apr 20 - 4:15 PM

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Michael Brantley had a two-run homer and a two-run single Thursday versus the Tigers.

Brantley isn't any sort of prototypical middle-of-the-order guy, but manager Terry Francona has used him exclusively in the fifth and sixth spots so far and he's been good for 14 RBI in 15 games, even though they guys ahead of him aren't really clicking yet. He should remain a nice mixed-league outfielder all season long.
Apr 17 - 4:57 PM

Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox on Sunday.

Brantley hit his first homer of the season off Jose Quintana in the fourth inning. He also scored the game-tying run off White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom in the ninth inning before the Tribe eventually lost in the bottom of the inning. He's followed up a scorching spring training with a good start to 2014, batting .292/.370/.417 through 13 games.
Apr 13 - 8:45 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-2 with a walk, a triple, and two runs batted in against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Brantley put the Indians on the board early, knocking in two with a triple in the first inning. He has been on fire in the Cactus League, now hitting .522 in 46 at-bats.
Mar 26 - 6:03 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with three RBI in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Rockies.

Brantley delivered the runs with a fourth-inning double and a fifth-inning triple. The hits raised his spring batting average to .500 (19-for-38) with eight doubles and 10 RBI. The 26-year-old will hope to carry the hot spring over into the regular season.
Mar 22 - 9:31 PM

Michael Brantley plated three runs on Friday, leading the Indians to a 14-3 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League play.

Brantley finished the day 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He's enjoying a very impressive spring season, slashing .500/.526/.706 with seven RBI to this point. He makes for a solid fourth or fifth outfielder in deeper mixed leagues for his solid contributions across the board.
Mar 21 - 11:19 PM

Michael Brantley went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI against the Padres on Saturday.

In so doing the man who signed a four-year, $25 million extension last month bumped his Cactus League average to .615. Brantley slashed .284/.332/.396 with 10 homers, 73 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 2013. The 26-year-old boasts an Indians-record outfield error-less streak of 245 games.
Mar 8 - 6:27 PM

Indians signed OF Michael Brantley to a four-year, $25 million extension.

The deal also includes an $11 million option for 2018. Brantley was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so the Indians have bought out at least one and possibly two years of free agency. The 26-year-old outfielder is coming off a fine 2013 campaign that saw him put together a .284/.332/.396 batting line with 10 homers, 73 RBI and 17 stolen bases. He also boasts a club-record outfield error-less streak of 245 games.
Feb 10 - 9:15 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Michael Brantley is close to signing a contract extension with the Indians.

The financials aren't clear at this point, but Hoynes says the deal "could be for four years with (an) option." Brantley is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so it sounds like the Indians have bought out at least one free agent year. The 26-year-old outfielder has developed into a useful player for the Tribe, finishing last season with a .284/.332/.396 batting line, 10 homers, 73 RBI and 17 stolen bases.
Feb 10 - 7:23 PM

Michael Brantley requested $3.8 million and was offered $2.7 million from the Indians when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 26-year-old outfielder has blossomed into a very dependable regular for the Indians, slashing .284/.332/.396 with 10 homers, 73 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 151 games in 2013. For his work, he'll earn a nice raise over the $526,900 that he took home a season ago.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 17 - 10:55 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles in a 6-5 win over the Twins on Thursday.

Brantley has now hit safely in 10 straight games, including four straight three-hit games. Meanwhile, he has two homers, nine RBI, two stolen bases and five runs scored over his last five games. Fantasy owners are enjoying the late-season surge.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 12:27:00 AM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with a an RBI and a run scored in the Indians' 7-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday.

There may not be a hotter hitter in the game right now than Brantley. The three-hit game was his third straight, and he's driven in seven runs over his last four. Brantley is 17-for-35 (.486) during his nine-game hitting streak. His late surge has raised his line to .286/.334/.401 overall.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 11:26:00 PM

Michael Brantley hit a two-run home run in the Indians' win over the Astros on Saturday.

Brantley's first-inning homer ended up being the game-winner, as the Indians beat the Astros 4-1. The homer was his ninth to go with 15 stolen bases on the year, and the outfielder is hitting .276/.326/.387 this season.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 08:58:00 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 with three RBI, the last coming on a 12th-inning sac fly, as the Indians edged the Twins 9-8 on Wednesday.

The Indians went ahead in the 10th on a Carlos Santana homer, but they couldn't make that lead stand up. Brantley doubled his RBI total for the month in the game. Used as a middle-of-the-order guy despite his pedestrian homer total, he's driven in 58 runs in 115 games this season.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 06:35:00 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with two homers, three runs and five RBI in Sunday's 9-6 win against the Tigers.

Quite the outburst from a career .374 slugger who entered the contest with five home runs on the year. He doesn't contribute elite numbers in any fantasy category, leaving him with limited value in mixed leagues, but Brantley is hitting a solid .280 and is on pace for 13 homers, 15 steals and 83 RBI.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Elliot Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Danny Salazar
4Zach McAllister
5Carlos Carrasco
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Cody Allen
3Bryan Shaw
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
7Scott Atchison
8C.C. Lee