Michael Brantley

#23, LF, Cleveland
Michael Brantley
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    200
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    May 15, 1987
  • Birth Place:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2005 7ᵗʰ round by the Milwaukee Brewers
  • AVG
    .188
  • HR
    0
  • RBI
    1
  • R
    1


Player Notes
Michael Brantley (back) went 2-for-5 in his return to the lineup Friday.

Advice: Both hits were singles. Brantley, who served as the DH on Friday, missed the previous four games due to a back injury. The issue has already flared up a couple of times since spring training, so he might not be out of the woods yet.

10 hours ago Rotoworld
Michael Brantley (back) is back in the Indians' lineup Friday.

Advice: He's in the designated hitter spot rather than in left field, but Brantley's fantasy owners will take it. The outfielder had played just once over the previous 10 days due to a back injury that has lingered since spring training. David Murphy is in left field.

More: Jordan Bastian on Twitter

Fri, Apr 17 Rotoworld
The Indians are hoping that Michael Brantley (back) will be ready to return to the lineup on Friday.

Advice: Brantley has played just once over the last eight days due to a back injury. He's feeling better, but the Indians are off on Thursday so they'll hold the outfielder back and hope he's ready to go on Friday. "I think he's really trending in a good way," manager Terry Francona said on Tuesday. "If you see him playing tomorrow, he's perfect. Because, with the day off [Thursday], we want to make sure we get him going in the right direction and keep him going in the right direction."

More: Indians.mlb.com

Fri, Apr 17 Rotoworld
Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Michael Brantley's back "has been looked at extensively."

Advice: Brantley has been checked out by the Indians' team doctors and an outside specialist since feeling a "stabbing" pain in his back last Friday. And the injury seems to be nothing more than soreness. He is out of the Indians' starting lineup again on Tuesday night, but there's a chance he could return Wednesday. Cleveland is off on Thursday.

More: Jordan Bastian on Twitter

Tue, Apr 14 Rotoworld
Michael Brantley (back) is not in the Indians' lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

Advice: Brantley hasn't played since he reported feeling a "stabbing" pain in his back during Friday's game. He was scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday, so we should know more about his status soon. Jerry Sands is taking his place in left field Tuesday night.

More: Chicago White Sox on Twitter

Tue, Apr 14 Rotoworld
Michael Brantley (back) will take batting practice on Tuesday.

Advice: Brantley felt a "stabbing" pain in his back during Friday's game against the Tigers. He did not play on Saturday or Sunday. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Indians aren't going to push the outfielder back into the lineup until he is at 100%. With a lefty (John Danks) on the mound on Wednesday and an off-day on Thursday, a return against the Twins this weekend seems most likely.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Apr 14 Rotoworld
Michael Brantley (back) is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Advice: Brantley felt a "stabbing" pain in his back late during Friday's game and has now sat out two straight days. The Indians are off Monday, so he'll get three days of rest and hope to be back out there Tuesday. Brantley reported improvement with his back Sunday.

More: Paul Hoynes on Twitter

Mon, Apr 13 Rotoworld
Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Michael Brantley felt a "stabbing" pain in his back late during Friday's game against the Tigers.

Advice: Francona admitted that he probably shouldn't have played Brantley on Friday. The outfielder is resting on Saturday and could get the day off on Sunday as well. A trip to the disabled list remains a possibility.

More: Paul Hoynes on Twitter

Sun, Apr 12 Rotoworld
Michael Brantley (back) is not in the Indians starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Tigers.

Advice: Brantley returned to the lineup on Friday after missing the previous two games due to back stiffness. Manager Terry Francona is opting to play things cautiously with him, and getting an extra day of rest against opposing southpaw David Price isn't a terrible idea. Expect him to return on Sunday.

More: Ashley Collins on Twitter

Sat, Apr 11 Rotoworld
Michael Brantley (back) is back in the Indians' lineup Friday.

Advice: He's back in left field and in his familiar No. 3 spot in the batting order against Alfredo Simon and the Tigers. Brantley missed the last two games with lower back stiffness, an ailment that bothered him for much of spring training, as well. He's obviously feeling well enough to give it a go Friday, though.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Sat, Apr 11 Rotoworld

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Head-to-head vs. Minnesota

Head-to-head vs. Minnesota
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Min 82 318 32 90 13 4 3 37 22 40 6 2 .283 .328 .377 .706
Away (this year) 2 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Day (this year) 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last game vs. Min 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
Career vs. Trevor May 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .500 .500 1.000
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr 18 @Min W 4-2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .188 .235 .250 .485
Apr 17 @Min L 2-3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .308 .538
Apr 10 Det L 4-8 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .375
Apr 8 @Hou W 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr 6 @Hou L 0-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 Cle 28 112 10 35 4 0 0 11 8 19 4 4 .313 .358 .348 .707
2010 Cle 72 297 38 73 9 3 3 22 22 38 10 2 .246 .296 .327 .623
2011 Cle 114 451 63 120 24 4 7 46 34 76 13 5 .266 .318 .384 .702
2012 Cle 149 552 63 159 37 4 6 60 53 56 12 9 .288 .348 .402 .750
2013 Cle 151 556 66 158 26 3 10 73 40 67 17 4 .284 .332 .396 .728
2014 Cle 156 611 94 200 45 2 20 97 52 56 23 1 .327 .385 .506 .890
2015 Cle 4 16 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .188 .235 .250 .485
Totals 674 2595 335 748 146 16 46 310 210 312 79 25 .288 .342 .410 .752
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2009 Cle 20 CF 19 166 46 47 0 1 0 .979
2009 Cle 8 LF 7 63 13 13 0 0 0 1.000
2010 Cle 65 CF 62 562 156 158 0 2 0 .987
2010 Cle 7 LF 7 63 5 5 0 0 0 1.000
2011 Cle 66 LF 62 558 118 125 5 2 2 .984
2011 Cle 52 CF 46 412 118 119 0 1 0 .992
2012 Cle 144 CF 140 1237 336 342 5 1 3 .997
2013 Cle 151 LF 144 1293 257 268 11 0 1 1.000
2013 Cle 1 CF 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2014 Cle 107 LF 106 931 165 175 10 0 2 1.000
2014 Cle 46 CF 40 373 106 109 2 1 0 .991
2015 Cle 3 LF 3 26 7 9 2 0 1 1.000
Totals 670 LF 636 5690 1327 1370 35 8 9 .994