|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||9.00||.270||66.00||64.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay||19||4||1|| .286|| .368|| .211|
|vs Cobb (Career)||5||0||0||0||.286||0|
|vs RHP||406||137||15|| .388|| .534|| .337|
|Last 10 Games|
Michael Brantley joins 200 hit club
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley registered his 200th hit of the season Saturday night against the Rays. He singled in the fourth inning for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4 in a 2-0 defeat.
Brantley had never collected more than 159 hits in a season until 2014. He is hitting .327 with 20 homers and 97 RBI over 611 at-bats.
Michael Brantley slugs 20th home run Friday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Twins Friday.
Brantley also added a double while extending his hitting streak to 10 games. He's also collected at least one hit in 22 of his last 23 games. Setting career highs virtually across the board in 2014, Brantley has delivered his first 20-20 campaign this year, hitting .322/.380/.502 with 20 home runs, 95 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 584 at-bats.
Michael Brantley continues to thrive offensively
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/17/14) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley made his only hit in four at-bats Saturday against the Orioles count, as he hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning. The home run gave Cleveland a 6-0 lead, which would be the final score, and chased starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez from the game.
Brantley has homered three time in his last 19 games. However, he is batting .351 with a .595 slugging percentage, .992 OPS, one triple, seven doubles, 10 runs and 17 RBI in that span.
Michael Brantley remains torrid with three-hit game
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/9/14) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley continued to rake and show surprising power in a Saturday win against the host Yankees.
Brantley capped the scoring with a solo home run in the eighth inning and added two singles to sweeten his stat line to .324/.384/.519. He has 17 homers and 74 RBI on the season.
Leg soreness has Michael Brantley manning DH spot
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/9/14) Indians top hitter Michael Brantley was slotted in at designated hitter Saturday against the Yankees due to general leg soreness, per MLB.com. Terry Francona could place him in the same spot Sunday.
"I just think it'll do him some good," Francona said about the rest from playing in the outfield. "He's played a lot of baseball. It seems like he's on base two or three times a game, and he's stealing, going from first to third, running down everything in center field."
Brantley has not shown any dropoff at the plate recently. He is batting .400 in his last 35 at-bats.
|2014 summary: Michael Brantley -- he of the great contact skills and good speed -- added home run power to his resume, though most of his work in that domain occurred in the first half. Doubling his previous career high, Brantley smashed 20 home runs, and half of those came on line drives. Also, 15 came before the All-Star break, as he resumed a more typical pace over the rest of the season. Only Mike Trout had more Fantasy value among outfielders, and it's not just because of Brantley's newfound home run power. The 27-year-old also struck out in a career-low nine percent of his at-bats and stole a career-high 23 bases. A 30 percent line drive rate helped build a .327 batting average that ranked third in the American League.|
Playing time status: Brantley has become a staple in the Indians' lineup, and he should get frequent plate appearances in the middle of the batting order.
2015 outlook: Given that Brantley's homer pace did slow in the latter part of the season and that so many of them were line drives, he seems like a strong candidate for some regression in that category. Brantley's contact skills and gap power could land him another .300-plus batting average and 40-plus doubles, so he should remain a top 10 outfielder.
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