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Michael Brantley

Michael Brantley

#23LF,
AVG
.311
HR
8
RBI
47
R
68
Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/209 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: Bellevue, Washington
College: None
Draft: 2005 7th round by the
  • Houston Chronicle

    Astros' Dusty Baker discusses Black representation in baseball on MLB Network special

    Baker enters the 2022 season as one of only two Black managers along with the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts. Baker last season led the Astros to the World Series and became the first manager to win division titles with five different teams. During a panel discussion with former managers Jerry Manuel and Ron Washington — both of whom are Black — Baker was asked by host Harold Reynolds about some of the hurdles to landing another managerial job.

  • Houston Chronicle

    Outfielders highlight Astros' international signing class

    Twelve of the Astros’ 15 signees are from the Dominican Republic and another three are from Cuba. Dominican outfielder Luis Baez and Cuban outfielder Kenni Gómez are considered the best player in the team’s class. Baseball America ranked Baez the No.

  • ABC13 Houston

    Astros executive who hired Rachel Balkovec says her skill set was always there

    Allen Rowin, the director of minor league operations for the Astros in 2016, hired Balkovec to work in the Dominican Republic as the club's Latin American strength and conditioning coordinator. "You could look in the weight room and not tell the difference from her and other strength coaches. She just happened to have a ponytail," Rowin told ABC13.