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Michael Brantley | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.
Brantley's double off White Sox starter Chris Sale was his 29th two-bagger of the year. The dynamic outfielder isn't hitting for as much power as last season (or stealing at as high a clip, for that matter), but he's still posting some solid numbers and is currently hitting .301/.377/.451 with seven homers, 55 RBI and nine steals. Jul 25 - 10:20 PM

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Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

Brantley has come out of the All-Star break strong, hitting .423 (11-for-26) over seven games. Fantasy owners would surely like to see some more power, but he still has a .302 batting average on the year to go along with an .828 OPS.
Jul 24 - 10:26 PM

Michael Brantley posted a huge game in Wednesday afternoon's 7-5 win over the Brewers, finishing 4-for-5 with a three-run homer and four total RBI.

The Indians actually entered the third inning down 4-1, but Brantley turned the scoreboard--and possibly the game--around when he launched a three-run homer off of embattled Brewers starter Kyle Lohse. The dinger was Brantley's seventh of the season. His numbers are slightly off of a career-best 2014, but not by much, as he's currently slashing a lovely .302/.378/.451 with seven homers, 55 RBI, 38 runs scored and nine steals. Brantley's now hit safely in all five games since the All-Star Break and has driven in nine runs in that space.
Jul 22 - 6:11 PM

Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with three walks and two RBI, helping the Indians outlast the Reds on Sunday.

Both of Brantley's RBI came on bases loaded walks. At the time, they appeared to be the difference in the game until the Reds rallied late to send the game into extras. Brantley has hit safely in each of his first three games out of the All-Star break while knocking in five runs. He's batting .294/.371/.434 overall with six home runs, 51 RBI, 36 runs scored, and nine stolen bases.
Jul 19 - 6:21 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with a walk Friday against the Reds.

Both hits were doubles. Brantley is batting .295 with a .369 on-base percentage, but he has just five home runs through 80 games so far this season. It was tough to expect him to duplicate the 20 homers he hit last season, but he might not even make it to double-digits this year. It's fair to wonder if his back has been a factor in that area.
Jul 17 - 11:35 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, helping the Indians fend off the Astros on Tuesday.

Brantley singled with two outs in the first inning and came around to score on David Murphy's double. He then clobbered a solo home run in the sixth inning to add an insurance run. Though he hasn't been nearly as dominant at the plate as he was last year, Brantley is still batting a productive .293/.365/.425 with five home runs, 43 RBI, 31 runs scored, and nine stolen bases.
Jul 7 - 10:46 PM

Michael Brantley is not in Sunday's lineup due to his ongoing back issue.

Brantley's back problems date back to spring training and he's been battling it off and on all season. With Monday's off day, he'll have two straight days of rest in hopes that he'll feel better on Tuesday. David Murphy is in left field Sunday.
Jun 7 - 12:40 PM

Michael Brantley hit a game-winning RBI single to lead the Indians past the Royals on Tuesday.

Brantley came through with a rare RBI single off Royals reliever Wade Davis to give the Indians the lead in the eighth inning. He also walked in the game, finishing 1-for-3. Brantley is now hitting .302/.382/.471 with 31 RBI on the season.
Jun 3 - 12:28 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Saturday that Michael Brantley's back is still an issue.

Brantley first injured his back in spring training and missed four games last month with the ailment. The outfielder contends that the injury is "in the past," but Francona admitted that Brantley is trying to "pick his spots" and not overdo it. Brantley is hitting .205 (9-for-44) since May 18 and it appears his slump could be due in part to his back problem flaring up again.
May 31 - 9:34 AM

Michael Brantley is not in the Indians starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the All-Star outfielder. Brantley is enjoying another terrific season for the Indians, slashing .319/.397/.511 with four homers and 26 RBI in 35 games. He'll be back in there on Sunday.
May 23 - 12:39 PM

Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Brantley gave the Indians their only run of the contest when he doubled off of Nick Martinez in the fifth inning. He also walked and struck out once--the strikeout was just his seventh of the season. Brantley's been insanely productive thus far and is now hitting .348/.429/.565 with four homers, 22 RBI and 20 runs scored. He's also 6-for-6 on steals.
May 17 - 6:17 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base Friday against the Rangers.

Brantley also walked twice, so he reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances Friday. The 28-year-old had a minor scare with his back about a month ago, but you wouldn't know it by the numbers he has put up so far this season. He's batting .349/.427/.560 through 28 games and has only struck out five times thus far.
May 16 - 12:40 AM

Michael Brantley hit a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Twins.

The home run didn't come close to changing the final outcome, as it came in the eighth inning with the Tribe down 8-2. With the dinger, Brantley upped his season slash to .337/.400/.535. He's hit three home runs and driven in 15 while scoring 14 runs and stealing four bases without being caught. It's a great start for the soon-to-be 28-year-old.
May 9 - 12:41 AM

Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Brantley's two-run homer off Royals starter Jason Vargas came in the first inning. He also walked in the game. Brantley is red hot to start the year, batting .351/.415/.541 with two homers and 14 RBI in 19 games. He's added three stolen bases and 11 runs scored to boot, proving that last season's breakout was only the beginning.
May 5 - 10:51 PM

Michael Brantley was 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.

Brantley's two-run shot off Mark Buehrle in the fifth inning put the Indians ahead for good. The 27-year-old missed a few days last month with a back issue, but you wouldn't know it by how he's swinging the bat lately. He's hitting a cool .344/.382/500 through 16 games.
May 1 - 10:29 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Nick Swisher
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S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Austin Adams
5Zach McAllister
6Ryan Webb
7Josh Tomlin
8Nick Hagadone
9Jeff Manship
10Michael Roth