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19 Rob Brantly C
Height/Weight: 6-1/196 | Birthdate: 7/14/1989 | Birthplace: San Diego, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Salary: $490,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 868.00
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White Sox claim catcher Rob Brantly off waivers from Marlins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The White Sox claimed catcher Rob Brantly off waivers from the Marlins on Monday.

Brantly, who was acquired by Miami in a July 2012 trade from Detroit that included Jacob Turner, hit just .235 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 98 games for the Marlins. He spent the 2014 season in the minors.


Marlins take 17 players off spring roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) The Marlins reassigned 17 players to the minors Monday, which included optioning top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney to Double-A Jacksonville. Catcher Rob Brantly was also optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

Joining Brantly at New Orleans are Sam Dyson and Brian Flynn, who was competing for a spot in the team's rotation. Edgar Olmos was optioned to Jacksonville.

The Marlins also reassigned Nick Wittgren, Bryan Evans, James Leverton, Greg Nappo, Adam Conley, Josh Spence, Rett Varner, Austin Barnes, Danny Black, Mark Canha, Colin Moran and Joe Benson to minor-league camp. Moran, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft, is one of the team's top hitting prospects.


Rob Brantly accepts demotion to third on depth chart


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly is accepting of his new role. With Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jeff Mathis expected to make up the catcher tandem for Miami at the start of the season, Brantly has been relegated to third on the depth chart a year after being the team's opening day catcher.

"My situation is the same as always, just take advantage of the opportunities that are given to you," Brantly said, per MLB.com. "The rest will fall into place."

Brantly said intends to learn as much as he can from Saltalamacchia and Mathis.

"Like any player, you always have to be a student of the game," Brantly said. "You've always got to try to learn and better yourself, and do what you need to do to better prepare yourself for the season. I plan on learning from both of them as much as I can this spring."


Marlins promote four from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) The Marlins announced Monday they recalled pitchers Brian Flynn, Brad Hand and Arquimedes Caminero, and catcher Rob Brantly from Triple-A New Orleans, according to The Miami Herald. Flynn will make his first career start Wednesday against the Cubs.

Rob Brantly optioned to Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly has been optioned to Triple-A.

Brantly was sent down following Thursday's game. He's hitting .225/.275/.284 in 204 at-bats. He'll be replaced by Koyie Hill.


Marlins manager trying to balance PT between catchers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Thursday splitting playing time between catchers Jeff Mathis and Rob Brantly continues to be a challenge. 

"The thing I'm worried about with Mathis is wearing him out, playing him too much," Redmond said, per MLB.com. "Brantly is a guy who has had some good games. And he's had some games where everything has sort of snowballed on him.

"What I'm looking for from him is to eliminate those games where one thing happens bad, and here comes another, then another and another. It's eliminating that kind of snowball effect back there. Hopefully he's able to work on that and get better."


Rob Brantly working on 'consistent at-bats'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) After hitting his first home run of the season Tuesday against the Braves, Marlins rookie catcher Rob Brantly admitted Wednesday he has had his fair share of growing pains in 2013, according to MLB.com. Brantly is batting just .242 through 52 games and has started to lose significant playing time to Jeff Mathis.

"It's been a lot of work this year," Brantly said. "It's been a big learning process for me, as far as putting together consistent at-bats. I really feel like [Tuesday] was one of the first days in a long time where I put together some consistent at-bats. I just want to carry it over."


Rob Brantly hits first home run


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly hit his first home run of the season in a 6-4 loss to the Braves Tuesday as part of a 2-for-4 performance. The three-run home run came off Braves starter Julio Teheran with two outs in the second inning.

Brantly is 4 for 14 in July to raise his line to .242/.296/.309 in 178 at-bats.


Multi-RBI games scarce for Rob Brantly


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly collected three RBI Saturday against the Cardinals, which was just the second time this season he recorded multiple RBI. He had a season-high four RBI April 23.

Brantly finished with two hits Saturday and has three multi-hit games in June. He's batting .310 (9 for 29) with one double and four RBI in seven June games.


Rob Brantly tallies career high in hits


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly collected a career-high four hits in eight at-bats during Saturday's 20-inning game against the Mets. Brantly caught all 20 innings during his team's 2-1 win.

Brantly is batting .273 (9 for 33) with one RBI and 11 strikeouts in his last seven games. He has yet to hit a home run in 39 games.


Rob Brantly out Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Brantly is hitting .240/.312/.313 in 96 at-bats. He'll be replaced by Jeff Mathis, who will hit eighth. This marks the second-straight game Brantly was not started. Mathis also started Sunday.


Rob Brantly gets a day off


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Brantley will be replaced by Jeff Mathis, who will hit sixth. Brantly has missed extended stretches of games during the year with a finger injury but was able to play two-consecutive games this week. He could return to the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks. 


Rob Brantly goes 1 for 2 in return to lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly went 1 for 2 with a walk and got hit by a pitch in his return to the lineup Friday night. He had played just once since May 3 while dealing with a cut on his right index finger.

Brantly also scored his fourth run of the season.


Rob Brantly returns to starting lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly returned to the starting lineup Friday for the team's game against the Dodgers. He has been recovering from a cut on his right index finger that wasn't severe enough to require time on the disabled list.

Brantly has hit .222/.297/.309 in 91 plate appearances this season.


Rob Brantly given another day off


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly sat for a second straight game and for the fourth time in five games Wednesday against the Padres because of a finger injury. Brantly is batting .294 (10 for 34) with four doubles and six RBI in his last nine games.

Rob Brantly still dealing with cut on finger


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2013) The Marlins are expected to give catcher Rob Brantly the next couple of days off to allow his right index finger to heal, according to the Miami Herald.

Brantly, who was not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Padres, has missed three of his last four games with the injury. He has a .222/.297/.309 line with nine RBI in 81 at-bats.

Rob Brantly with one hit in return


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly went 1 for 3 in his return to the lineup Monday against the Padres. Brantly, who missed the last two games with a cut on his right index finger, singled in the seventh, but was erased after Adeiny Hechavarria grounded into a double play.

Brantly is batting .286 (10 for 35) with four doubles and six RBI over his last 10 games.

Rob Brantly back behind the plate


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2013) After missing the previous two games with a cut on his right index finger, Marlins catcher Rob Brantly started Monday's series opener against the Padres.

Brantly is batting .290 (9 for 31) with six RBI in his last eight games.

Finger issue still bothering Rob Brantly


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly missed his second straight game Sunday at Philadelphia as he continues to be hampered by a cut on the index finger of his right hand, The Palm Beach Post reports. Brantly played through the minor issue last week, but again took a seat to Miguel Olivo behind the plate.

Rob Brantly uses hot streak to boost sagging average


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly caught all 15 innings of Monday's extra-inning win against the Mets, while tying a season-high with three hits in seven at-bats. Both of Brantly's three-hit games have come in his last five appearances.

Since seeing his batting average slump to .170 on April 20, Brantly is batting .375 (9 for 24) in his last six games, raising his season average to .239. Brantly has three runs, four doubles and six RBI in his last six games.


Rob Brantly collects four RBI


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly enjoyed a productive night at the plate in the second game of a doubleheader against the Twins Tuesday.

Brantly doubled home two runs in the opening frame, doubled in a run in the fifth and singled in two more in the seventh to break the game open. He finished 3 for 5 with four RBI in an 8-5 victory.

Brantly has gone 5 for 8 with three doubles, two runs scored and four RBI in his last two games. He is hitting .236/.295/.345 with seven RBI in 55 at-bats.

Rob Brantly snaps hitless streak


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Rob Brantly entered Monday's series opener against the Nationals having gone 0 for 11 in the previous four games. He went hitless in his first two at-bats before singling home a run in the seventh inning.

Brantly finished 1 for 4 in a 10-3 loss.

The 23-year-old has three RBI through 10 games and is batting .200 (7 for 35).

Rob Brantly enjoys first multi-hit game of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2013) After going 0 for 3 in the opener Monday, Marlins catcher Rob Brantly got back on track as he enjoyed a solid performance Thursday against the Nationals.

Brantly picked up his first multi-hit game of the season as he singled in the second and the sixth, finishing 2 for 4 in a 6-1 defeat. He is now hitting .286 through two games.

Marlins begin to shape opening day roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the Marlins' opening day roster is beginning to take shape. Heyman said the defensive alignment will be Rob Brantly at catcher, Casey Kotchman at first base, Donovan Solano at second base, Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop, Placido Polanco at third base, Juan Pierre in left field, Justin Ruggiano in center field and Giancarlo Stanton in right field.

The rotation isn't settled yet, but Ricky Nolasco, Henderson Alvarez and Nate Eovaldi have secured spots. The final two spots remain up for grabs.


Offense catching on for Rob Brantly


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2013) Marlins catcher Rob Brantly went 3 for 4 with a run scored during Miami's 6-0 victory over St. Louis in Grapefruit League action Sunday. Brantly, who is expected to begin the season as the team's starting catcher, registered three straight RBI singles to lift his batting average to .286 this spring. "You just try to stick to your approach," the 23-year-old Brantly said. "I've been working a lot with Tino (Martinez) and things are starting to come together."