|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||520.00||7.00||.292||56.00||62.00||13.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||14||4||0|| .294|| .357|| .286|
|vs Verlander (Career)||26||11||0|| .538||.483||.423|
|vs RHP||101||31||2|| .339|| .436|| .307|
|Last 10 Games|
|Michael Brantley knocks in four|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley knocked in four runs as part of a 2 for 4 game in Sunday's win over Seattle.
Brantley finished with two runs scored and his second home run in the process. Brantley continues to be a force in Cleveland's revamped lineup, as his batting line is at a robust .301/.357/.392.
|Michael Brantley drives in four runs|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley, batting third, singled home Michael Bourn in the first and added a three-run homer in the second, all off Mariners starter Felix Hernandez Sunday.
Brantley, batting .301, went 2 for 4 and scored twice. He has 19 RBI and two homers over 153 at-bats.
|Two hits for Michael Brantley against Tigers|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley went 2 for 4 in a victory Sunday against Detroit.
Brantley had a run, RBI and a walk. His two hits were singles. He has lacked power this year, with a .388 slugging percentage, but his .306 average and .365 on-base percentage have set the table for the rest off the Indians' lineup.
|Michael Brantley batting .342 since late April|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley collected his ninth multi-hit game since April 20 Thursday against the Athletics. Brantley finished 2 for 5 with one run.
Since April 20, Brantley is batting .342 (25 for 73) with one triple, one home run, four doubles, nine RBI and 10 runs in his last 17 games.
|Michael Brantley finding extra bases|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley hit his first home run of the season Tuesday against the Phillies, a sign that he has found his stroke. Brantley opened the season with one extra-base hit (double) in 50 at-bats.
But in the last nine games, Brantley has four doubles, a triple and a home run in 41 at-bats, with seven RBI. Brantley has improved his batting averag from .240 to .286, putting him right in line with preseason expectations.
Brantley has yet to steal a base, but he's productive otherwise. He is a useful AL-only Fantasy option, and he's starting to look intriguing in deeper mixed-league formats.
|Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley has seen a steady rise in production over the past three seasons, with a boost in playing time bringing with it a higher average, better walk rate, and, obviously, more counting stats. Brantley isn't the most exciting player -- his ceiling is maybe eight home runs and maybe 15 steals -- but he can be a surprisingly decent force in doubles (he hit 37 last year) and has a nice enough strikeout-to-walk ratio to provide some value in deeper points leagues. Roto owners may not be able to find room for Brantley in starting lineups, but he could be good bench depth as a dependable bat that won't hurt many teams. He should be a late-round pick in AL-only drafts. (Updated 12/5/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||DET||7:05 pm||Justin Verlander|
|5/23/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Ryan Dempster|
|5/24/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||John Lackey|
|5/25/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Jon Lester|
|5/26/13||@ BOS||1:35 pm||Felix Doubront|
|5/27/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mike Leake|
|5/28/13||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Mat Latos|