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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 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

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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 MLB.com 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

Michael Brantley had a tremendous day at the dish in Friday's victory over the Tigers, going 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

He also swiped his 11th base of the season. The 27-year-old outfielder has emerged as a five-category fantasy contributor this season, slashing .329/.387/.525 with 15 homers and 63 RBI.
Jul 19 - 12:05 AM

Michael Brantley notched his fifth consecutive multi-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI doubles and a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Brantley's breakout season continues. He doubled in runs in the first and fifth innings, then added a solo home run in the seventh inning, all against Masahiro Tanaka. The 27-year-old outfielder is slashing a cool .328/.391/.529 with 14 home runs, 60 RBI, and 10 stolen bases.
Jul 8 - 10:05 PM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the Indians' 7-3 defeat of the Royals on Saturday.

Brantley plated Michael Bourn in the bottom of the eighth inning with a single to right field. He also collected two other singles and is now batting .319/.384/.511 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 82 games this season. The 27-year-old is on pace for 24 homers, 105 RBI, and 19 steals.
Jul 5 - 10:03 PM

Michael Brantley smashed his 13th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Indians to overcome the Royals.

Brantley's solo shot off Yordano Ventura in the ninth inning was the only offense that the Indians could muster in the ballgame. He also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has been one of the top all-around offensive performers in the first half of the season, hitting .314/.381/.510 with 13 homers and 55 RBI.
Jul 4 - 10:25 PM

Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a homer, walk, two RBI and two runs scored in the Indians' victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Brantley's solo long fly in the fifth inning off Chase Anderson put the Indians up 4-0. The 27-year-old outfielder is enjoying a breakout year, batting .325/.394/.524 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI in 74 games this season.
Jun 26 - 12:48 AM

Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Indians' loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

Brantley singled in the bottom of the first inning, hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth, and then added a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth. The 27-year-old outfielder is batting .325/.390/.520 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in 72 games this season.
Jun 22 - 4:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1David Murphy
2Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin