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Rob Brantly | Catcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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White Sox claimed C Rob Brantly off waivers from the Marlins.
It wasn't too long ago that Brantly was considered the catcher of the future for the Marlins, but he played exclusively at the Triple-A level this past season. The 25-year-old appeared in 98 games with the Marlins from 2012-2013 and batted .235/.298/.325 with four home runs and 26 RBI. Dec 8 - 2:53 PM

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Rob Brantly homered in his lone at-bat Wednesday and is 7-for-14 this spring.

Brantly was handed a starting job last spring and disappointed, hitting .211/.263/.265 in 223 at-bats. As a result, the Marlins went and signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia and essentially punched Brantly's ticket back to Triple-A this year. It would taken an injury to Salty or backup Jeff Mathis for Brantly to make the club.
Mar 12 - 4:04 PM

Marlins recalled C Rob Brantly from Triple-A New Orleans.

Brantly was demoted in early August after batting .225/.275/.284 over 204 at-bats. He should return to a part-time role with Jeff Mathis down the stretch. The Marlins still view Brantly as their long-term catcher.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Marlins optioned C Rob Brantly to Triple-A New Orleans.

Brantly was the team's Opening Day catcher, but he's sporting an ugly .225/.275/.284 batting line with one homer this season and had been losing playing time to Jeff Mathis. The Marlins still view the 24-year-old as their long-term catcher, but he clearly needs more seasoning.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:12:00 PM

Rob Brantly went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Marlins' loss to the Braves on Tuesday.

The homer was Brantly's first of the year, giving him 18 RBI as well. In his first full season in the majors, Brantly is hitting just .242/.296/.309 in 52 games.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 11:05:00 PM

Rob Brantly drove home his 11th run of the season in Friday’s loss to the Diamondbacks.

Brantly’s RBI single in the seventh inning was his only hit in four at-bats on the night. He’s been a bit of a disappointment offensively thus far, hitting .247/.321/.323 with no homers, 11 RBI and only four runs scored on the season. Fantasy owners in two-catcher formats who counted on more production from the Marlins backstop have likely had to search for other options.
Fri, May 17, 2013 09:56:00 PM

Rob Brantly (finger) went 1-for-3 with a single Monday in his return to the lineup.

Brantly sat out Sunday's game due to recurring discomfort with his right index finger, but the injury didn't require an extended absence. The 23-year-old backstop is hitting just .222/.297/.309 through 23 games this season.
Tue, May 7, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Rob Brantly (finger) is not in the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

Brantly suffered a cut on the index finger of his throwing hand last week, and although he returned to action for a few games, the finger is still giving him trouble. Miguel Olivo is catching on Sunday.
Sun, May 5, 2013 11:31:00 AM

Rob Brantly was hitless in four at-bats in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Brantly missed Wednesday's game due to a cut on the index finger of his throwing hand, but he's fine. The young backstop is hitting just .227/.298/.320 with no home runs this season.
Fri, May 3, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Rob Brantly did not play Wednesday due to a cut on the index finger of his throwing hand.

It's not considered to be a big deal. Brantly could be back in there on Thursday.
Wed, May 1, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Rob Brantly went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI in the Marlins' win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Brantly and Miguel Olivo have been sharing time at catcher for the Marlins this year, but Brantly made a strong case for more playing time on Tuesday. Brantly doubled twice off Twins starter Mike Pelfrey and now has six doubles on the season. The 23-year-old is the closest thing the Marlins have to a "catcher of the future" at this point.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:27:00 AM

Rob Brantly went 3-for-4 with three RBI against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Brantly, a product of the Anibal Sanchez trade with the Tigers last summer, will be the Marlins' starting catcher this year. He impressed offensively in his audition last season, hitting .290/.372/.460 in 100 at-bats, but we're not expecting him to have much fantasy value. Even if he hits for average, the power numbers won't be very good.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Rob Brantly had a go-ahead RBI double in a 3-2 win over the Mets on Monday.

Brantly punched one just inside the left field line in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the Marlins ahead. It was his only hit of the night. The 23-year-old backstop is hitting .295/.380/.442 with two homers, eight doubles, seven RBI and an .822 OPS through his first 30 games in the big leagues. He also has an impressive 13/15 K/BB ratio. He's likely to get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate next year, regardless of whether the Marlins are able to find a taker for John Buck.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 10:40:00 PM

Rob Brantly went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's loss to the Braves.

It's the first three-hit game of the youngster's career. Brantly now has an eight-game hitting streak going and is batting a cool .343 with two homers over his first 79 big league plate appearances. You could do worse than him as your second catcher in mixed leagues.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 10:07:00 PM

Rob Brantly went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored versus the Brewers on Monday.

Brantly is hitting .263 in 38 at-bats since being called up to share time with John Buck. The Marlins will keep evaluating him before deciding whether to pursue a veteran catcher this winter. Brantly is just 23, so the Marlins may want him to play regularly in Triple-A next year.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 04:53:00 PM

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3B1Conor Gillaspie
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