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23 Michael Brantley LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 | Birthdate: 5/15/1987 | Birthplace: Bellevue, WA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Cleveland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $526,900 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 35.82
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)600.0014.00.30589.0088.0020.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1554.31629217
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20150000040400
201400000153800
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Seattle520 .400 .400 .400
vs Danks (Career)2551 .360.231.200
vs LHP65222 .405 .554 .338
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/26/2014Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Jose Bautista, DH TOR
Charlie Blackmon, CF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
12/26/2014Jose Fernandez, SP MIA
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
12/26/2014Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
5/18@CHW4000000
5/19@CHW4010100
5/20@CHW4010200
5/21@CHW4010110
5/22CIN4000010
5/24CIN4010011
5/25TEX4010110
5/26TEX5000000
5/27TEX2120110
5/28@SEA5020100
 
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Latest News

Indians OF Michael Brantley perfect at the plate on Wednesday

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/15) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley filled up the box score in Wednesday's victory over the Rangers. Brantley reached base in all of his plate appearances, going 2 for 2, a walk, an RBI and a run scored.

Brantley lifted his season average up to .313 and has hit safely in eight of his last 11 games. 

With the Indians ahead with a comfortable lead, manager Terry Francona decided to remove Brantley from the game in the top of the seventh. Brantley has had just one day off since the middle of April, so this was an opportune time to get him some rest.

David Murphy slots in as DH for Indians on Monday

by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/15) David Murphy will step into the DH role on Monday as the Indians face the Rangers, just the second time in nine games that Murphy will be in that role. 

Murphy will hit fifth in Cleveland's lineup against Texas starter Phil Klein. He has only faced Klein once, but has a hit in that lone at-bat. Murphy is hitting .529 with two doubles and two RBIs from the five-hole. 

Two other Indians starters, Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley, have also just faced Klein once, and both have hit solo home runs against the pitcher. 

Michael Bourn, Jose Ramirez not in Indians' lineup

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/15) Two regulars are not in the starting lineup for the Indians' game on Sunday. 

Center fielder Michael Bourn gets a rest after five straight starts in center. He's replaced by Michael Brantley, who gets his sixth start in center. 

Jose Ramirez sits after 12 straight starts at shortstop. Mike Aviles replaces him, batting ninth. 

Indians LF Michael Brantley catching a break Saturday

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/23/15) Indians left fielder Michael Brantley has told Sports Time Ohio that his absence from the Saturday lineup has nothing to do with the back ailment that has plagued him this season and that he should be fine for Sunday.

Brantley has cooled after a torrid stretch. He is 3-for-20 after raising his average from .226 to .348 over a four-week period.

"I just told him, 'Hey, sleep in, relax, and just get yourself ready to maybe pinch-hit in about the seventh,' … and I'll do the same with [Jason Kipnis] here probably pretty soon," manager Terry Francona said to MLB.com. "I've talked to him, too. They're both really good about communicating back with me, and it helps me."

Nick Swisher, Ryan Raburn not in Indians' lineup for Saturday

by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/15) Both Nick Swisher and Ryan Raburn are not in the Indians' lineup for Saturday, as Michael Brantley will start in left field and bat third and David Murphy will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup.

Rayburn, a utility outfielder, suffered a bruised knee in Friday's game while Swisher returned from the disabled list in early May and had DH'd in eight of the Indians' 10 games before Saturday.
 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
5/30/15@ SEA10:10 pmRoenis Elias
5/31/15@ SEA4:10 pmJ.A. Happ
6/2/15@ KC8:10 pmJason Vargas
6/3/15@ KC8:10 pmChris Young
6/4/15@ KC8:10 pmEdinson Volquez
6/5/15BAL7:10 pmChris Tillman
6/6/15BAL4:10 pmUbaldo Jimenez
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009CLE28112103501181944 .358 .348 .313
2010CLE7229738733222238102 .296 .327 .246
2011CLE114451631207463476135 .318 .384 .266
2012CLE149552631596605356129 .348 .402 .288
2013CLE1515566615810734067174 .332 .396 .284
2014CLE1566119420020975256231 .385 .506 .327
2015CLE401552149429221170 .394 .503 .316
Total 7102734355794503382313238625 .346 .416 .290
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009CLEOF28266059010 .983
2010CLEOF7269163161020 .988
2011CLEOF111108244236532 .988
2012CLEOF144140342336513 .997
2013CLEOF15114426825711011.000
2014CLEOF1471462842711212 .996
2015CLEOF363669654011.000
Total  689669143013853789 .994
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009CLE403901003
2010CLE939724006
2011CLE244173533211
2012CLE374222400127
2013CLE263220834111
2014CLE452309508416
2015CLE1707830023
Total 1621611382711152157
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013CLE1401000000 .250 .250 .250
Total 1401000000 .250 .250 .250
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 R-Helena103481120036420 .425 .382 .324
2005 R-Brewers441733460310192213145 .426 .376 .347
2006 A-W Virginia108360471081020426151247 .402 .339 .300
2007 AA-Huntsville591872847610212925173 .353 .294 .251
2007 A-W Virginia5621841731512323122186 .413 .440 .335
2008 AA-Huntsville106420801341724405027288 .395 .398 .319
2009AAA-Columbus116457801222126375948465 .350 .361 .267
2010AAA-Columbus Clippers6727354871324293428135 .395 .425 .319
Total 566212237264287111622329221816239 .378 .377 .303
 
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