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Michael Brantley | Outfielder | #23

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (0) / MLW
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Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in a win over the Twins on Sunday.
Brantley's steal was the third of the season, and he also doubled, which gives him 14 on the campaign. It's been an excellent season for the veteran outfielder, as seen in his .320/.363/.523 line over 59 games. Jun 17 - 4:28 PM

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Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 and scored a run but his team fell to the White Sox on Wednesday.

He singled three times in the contest to crank his batting average up to .322 on the season. He also has a studly .530 slugging percentage. He owns 11 home runs, 40 RBI and 35 runs scored in 57 games.
Jun 14 - 12:43 AM

Michael Brantley slugged a solo homer as the Indians defeated the White Sox on Monday.

Brantley took Lucas Giolito deep to right field in the top of the fifth inning. The 31-year-old outfielder now has 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 54 games this season, to go along with a sensational .317/.361/.534 batting line. If he can stay healthy, this could very well go down as the best year of his career. That's saying something for a guy who finished top-three in the American League MVP voting in 2014.
Jun 11 - 11:33 PM

Michael Brantley added two hits Wednesday in Cleveland’s win over the Brewers.

He plated Rajai Davis with an RBI single in the fifth and scored later in the frame on a based-loaded walk by Yonder Alonso. That was Brantley’s second hit of the day after singling off Chase Anderson in the first inning. The 31-year-old ranks sixth in the American League in batting average (.325) and is on pace for career-highs in both home runs and RBI. He should be playing in his third All-Star Game next month.
Jun 6 - 6:02 PM

Michael Brantley hit a solo homer in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

It was the only hit of the game for Brantley, but it was a big one. It came off of Addison Reed to tie the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning, and it gives Brantley 10 on the season. Since coming off the disabled list in the middle of April Brantley has been excellent, and he now owns a .323/.369/.549 line for his efforts over 48 games.
Jun 3 - 5:46 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with a home run to extend his hitting streak to 18 games in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Brantley singled and scored in the first inning to extend the hit streak and then hit a bomb to dead center field in the third inning off of Lucas Giolito. He later added another single. Brantley wasn't hitting for much power before the hit streak, but he's now gone deep six times during the streak, driven in 19 and is batting .367. He's got his season line up to .343/.380/.573.
May 29 - 9:35 PM

Michael Brantley had a two-run single in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

Before the Astros ran away with it late, Brantley's two-RBI hit in the third inning gave the Indians an early lead. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The single extended his hitting streak to 13 games, running his batting average to .335, second to only the inhuman Mookie Betts among qualified hitters in the American League. The 31-year-old has managed to stay on the field thus far this year and is showing what he can do when healthy, hitting .335/.371/.555 with seven homers, 32 RBI and 23 runs scored on the year. Fantasy owners who took the leap of faith this spring are being rewarded handsomely.
May 24 - 9:24 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 and drove in the only run of the game in an interleague win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

He popped a looping single to center field to plate Rajai Davis in the third inning. He also walked in the ballgame and was thrown out trying to steal a base. Brantley has put together a very consistent campaign thus far, slashing .338/.374/.563 with seven home runs, 30 RBI and 23 runs scored in 37 games despite getting a late start to the season. He is likely to cool off a little bit eventually but he is one of the game's best pure hitters when he is fully healthy (which is rare), as evidenced by his .294 career batting average.
May 24 - 1:25 AM

Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

He launched the dinger off Dallas Keuchel in the first inning. The veteran outfielder has been riding a hot streak for quite awhile and is slashing .333/.369/.572 with seven homers and 29 RBI in 34 games. This guy can really hit when he's healthy -- the problem is he's had multiple extended stays on the disabled list the last few years.
May 19 - 8:45 PM

Michael Brantley supplied three hits including his sixth home run of the year Wednesday in the Indians’ victory over Detroit.

The Indians’ didn’t need much offense on Wednesday—Trevor Bauer and Cody Allen combined to hurl nine shutout innings—but that didn’t stop Brantley from having another huge game. He singled and scored in the first, drilled a solo home run off Ryan Carpenter in the fifth and singled again in the ninth. Coming off a pair of injury-plagued seasons in 2016 and 2017, Brantley has played like a legitimate All-Star this year, cruising to a .338 average with 10 doubles, six round-trippers and 28 RBI. Kudos to you if you were able to snag Brantley off the waiver wire when he was available in leagues earlier this year.
May 16 - 5:00 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Royals on Saturday.

He poked a run-scoring single in the first inning, then added an RBI double in the sixth. The oft-injured outfielder has been healthy of late and is one of the hottest hitters in the league right now. He has a .342/.375/.559 slash line with four homers and 24 RBI in 28 games.
May 12 - 9:08 PM

Michael Brantley slugged a grand slam in Friday’s loss to the Royals

Brantley went 2-for-5 with two runs scored on the night. After going 3,930 plate appearances without a grand slam in his career, he now has two of them within the span of nine games this month. That’s baseball for you. Most importantly, Brantley looks healthy. He’s batting .327/.362/.542 with four home runs and 22 RBI over 27 games.
May 12 - 12:39 AM

Michael Brantley drilled a game-tying grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, but the Indians fell to the Rangers in the 12th inning.

Not only were there two outs, but Keone Kela had Brantley in an 0-2 count but hung a curveball and the outfielder ripped a no-doubter over the right-field wall. It was Brantley's lone hit in six trips to the plate Tuesday. It was the first grand slam of the 10-year veteran's career.
May 1 - 10:36 PM

Michael Brantley is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers.

Brantley was held out of Monday's lineup against left-hander Cole Hamels, but he's back in there against right-hander Doug Fister. Yonder Alonso is also back in there.
May 1 - 2:29 PM

Michael Brantley is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

He'll get the day off with southpaw Cole Hamels lined up for Texas. Rajai Davis is starting in left field.
Apr 30 - 2:31 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Greg Allen
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Shane Bieber
6Adam Plutko
7Danny Salazar
8Cody Anderson
9Ryan Merritt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Josh Tomlin
8Neil Ramirez
9Oliver Perez
10Evan Marshall