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Michael Brantley

Michael Charles Brantley Jr. (Dr. Smooth)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 15, 1987 in Bellevue, WA
High School: Central HS (Fort Pierce, FL)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 2009 (Age 22.109)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Indians 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed (team option), 4 yrs/$25M (14-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.131, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Double Diamond Sports Management [*]
Relatives: Son of Mickey Brantley
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 22 CLE AL 28 121 112 10 35 4 0 0 11 4 4 8 19 .313 .358 .348 .707 92 39 3 0 1 0 0 8/7
2010 23 CLE AL 72 325 297 38 73 9 3 3 22 10 2 22 38 .246 .296 .327 .623 75 97 6 0 4 2 0 8/7
2011 24 CLE AL 114 496 451 63 120 24 4 7 46 13 5 34 76 .266 .318 .384 .702 97 173 11 3 3 5 2 *78/D
2012 25 CLE AL 149 609 552 63 159 37 4 6 60 12 9 53 56 .288 .348 .402 .750 112 222 7 0 0 4 12 *8/D
2013 26 CLE AL 151 611 556 66 158 26 3 10 73 17 4 40 67 .284 .332 .396 .728 105 220 11 4 3 8 1 *7/8
2014 ★ 27 CLE AL 100 434 392 68 124 26 1 15 64 11 1 33 35 .316 .376 .503 .878 147 197 12 6 0 3 1 *78/D AS
6 Yrs 614 2596 2360 308 669 126 15 41 276 67 25 190 291 .283 .337 .402 .739 108 948 50 13 11 22 16
162 Game Avg. 162 685 623 81 177 33 4 11 73 18 7 50 77 .283 .337 .402 .739 108 250 13 3 3 6 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 22 CLE AL 28 121 -1 -3 0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 4 -0 -0.0 .483 .497 0.1 -0.1 1 8/7
2010 23 CLE AL 72 325 -11 1 0 -15 1 -23 -2.3 11 -12 -1.2 .467 .485 0.3 -1.4 3 $400,800 8/7
2011 24 CLE AL 114 496 -3 1 -1 6 -2 1 0.2 18 19 1.9 .501 .501 1.3 0.4 13 $421,800 *78/D
2012 25 CLE AL 149 609 6 -1 2 -1 3 9 0.9 23 32 3.2 .506 .506 3.4 0.2 33 $495,300 *8/D
2013 26 CLE AL 151 611 3 1 0 2 -6 1 0.3 22 22 2.4 .500 .500 2.0 -0.3 20 $526,900 *7/8
2014 ★ 27 CLE AL 100 434 25 2 -2 1 -2 23 2.7 15 39 4.2 .525 .515 4.0 0.0 38 $1,500,000 *78/D AS
6 Seasons 614 2596 19 1 0 -8 -6 6 1.4 94 100 10.4 .501 .502 11.1 -1.1 108 $3,344,800

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 22 CLE AL 121 85 13 4.1 103 .376 .313 .261 .358 .329 .348 .420 .707 .749 92 .403 -1.2 -0.1 .560 .107 .036 .0
2010 23 CLE AL 325 238 30 3.4 95 .271 .246 .253 .296 .320 .327 .397 .623 .717 75 .354 -10.4 -1.0 .547 .182 .081 4.6
2011 24 CLE AL 496 355 55 4.2 94 .303 .266 .251 .318 .315 .384 .398 .702 .713 97 .452 -0.9 -0.1 .628 .211 .118 9.1
2012 25 CLE AL 609 413 78 5.1 94 .310 .288 .249 .348 .313 .402 .401 .750 .713 112 .545 10.8 1.1 .680 .216 .114 8.0
2013 26 CLE AL 611 424 75 4.8 93 .304 .284 .251 .332 .314 .396 .396 .728 .711 105 .521 4.9 0.5 .671 .207 .112 12.6
2014 27 CLE AL 434 284 74 7.0 92 .316 .316 .252 .376 .316 .503 .391 .878 .707 147 .698 25.3 2.5 .875 .296 .186 12.7
6 Yrs 2596 1799 325 4.8 94 .306 .283 .252 .337 .316 .402 .398 .739 .714 108 .525 28.5 2.8 .676 .217 .118 50.9
162 Game Avg. 685 475 86 4.8 94 .306 .283 .252 .337 .316 .402 .398 .739 .714 108 .525 8 1 .676 .217 .118 13

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 26 CLE AL ALWC TBR L 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 CLE AL 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 22 CLE AL 121 0.0% 15.7% 6.6% 3.3% 11% 2.38 5.9 10.2 0.96 1.00 77% 22% 0.0% 11%
2010 23 CLE AL 325 0.9% 11.7% 6.8% 4.6% 21% 1.73 7.8 99.0 13.5 0.90 1.13 79% 22% 2.5% 11%
2011 24 CLE AL 496 1.4% 15.3% 6.9% 7.1% 29% 2.24 5.9 64.4 9.8 0.93 1.24 75% 22% 4.0% 9%
2012 25 CLE AL 609 1.0% 9.2% 8.7% 7.7% 30% 1.06 9.9 92.0 9.2 0.97 1.14 81% 21% 2.6% 8%
2013 26 CLE AL 611 1.6% 11.0% 6.6% 6.4% 25% 1.68 8.3 55.6 7.6 0.89 1.07 80% 26% 4.2% 9%
2014 27 CLE AL 434 3.5% 8.1% 7.6% 9.7% 34% 1.06 11.2 26.1 6.1 0.94 1.31 79% 31% 8.6% 6%
6 Yrs 2596 1.6% 11.2% 7.3% 7.0% 27% 1.53 8.1 57.6 8.6 0.93 1.16 79% 24% 4.2% 9%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.1% 8.2% 7.6% 33% 2.32 4.7 35.2 8.3 0.82 1.09 68% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 22 CLE AL -1.2 -0.1 130 0.2 2.1 -2.0 .94 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.0 0.89 -2.4 0.91 1
2010 23 CLE AL -10.4 -1.0 346 -0.5 5.3 -5.9 1.07 -1.0 0.5 -3.9 -0.4 0.94 -9.6 4.22 2
2011 24 CLE AL -0.9 -0.1 524 0.6 9.6 -9.1 1.02 0.0 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.92 -0.8 3.67 1
2012 25 CLE AL 10.8 1.1 635 0.7 10.6 -9.9 1.05 0.2 0.4 12.7 1.3 0.99 5.0 1.33 4
2013 26 CLE AL 5.7 0.6 641 1.7 12.0 -10.3 1.06 0.3 1.4 11.0 1.1 0.99 2.6 1.53 3
2014 27 CLE AL 25.3 2.5 452 2.9 10.3 -7.4 1.10 3.0 -0.4 28.7 2.9 0.93 29.7 1.03 2
6 Yrs 29.3 2.9 2728 5.5 49.9 -44.5 1.05 2.3 2.9 49.3 5.0 0.96 24.4 1.92 13

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 22 CLE AL 0 0 23% 53 4 4 50% 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 27% 4 3 1 4 3 1 3 1 1
2010 23 CLE AL 1 0 38% 126 10 2 83% 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 13 42% 26 19 7 6 3 3 11 3 8
2011 24 CLE AL 2 0 37% 182 13 5 72% 11 5 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 42% 25 18 7 6 2 4 19 9 10
2012 25 CLE AL 5 0 28% 219 12 9 57% 9 8 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 11 37% 38 27 10 7 3 4 18 9 9
2013 26 CLE AL 1 0 29% 220 17 4 81% 11 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 12 45% 24 14 10 11 7 4 12 5 7
2014 27 CLE AL 4 0 36% 170 11 1 92% 10 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 11 38% 26 19 7 11 4 6 16 9 7
6 Yrs 13 0 32% 970 67 25 73% 55 23 12 1 0 1 9 7 10 3 2 1 4 59 40% 143 100 42 45 22 22 79 36 42

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 22 CLE AL 121 74% 35 5 1 1 1 0 1 0.91 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 18 3 17% 5 2 40% 53 11 21% 5 4 80% 5 3 60% 0
2010 23 CLE AL 325 78% 73 7 2 2 1 0 1 4.22 3 0 4 2 1 2 1 0 6 4 67% 46 6 13% 18 10 56% 158 21 13% 8 4 50% 11 7 64% 0
2011 24 CLE AL 496 68% 120 10 3 1 0 0 0 3.67 7 0 9 7 0 4 3 0 5 3 60% 74 11 15% 40 18 45% 244 41 17% 26 16 62% 14 9 64% 0
2012 25 CLE AL 609 67% 159 19 2 4 2 0 0 1.33 6 0 12 6 0 3 3 0 2 0 0% 118 7 6% 50 23 46% 405 56 14% 34 22 65% 24 17 71% 0
2013 26 CLE AL 611 69% 158 15 3 3 1 0 0 1.53 10 0 20 9 1 9 1 0 3 3 100% 123 11 9% 50 18 36% 388 67 17% 29 18 62% 13 9 69% 0
2014 27 CLE AL 434 67% 124 11 1 2 2 0 0 1.03 15 0 15 11 4 9 6 0 0 0 82 12 15% 33 10 30% 259 49 19% 19 12 63% 19 10 53% 0
6 Yrs 2596 69% 669 67 12 13 7 0 2 1.92 41 0 62 35 6 27 14 0 17 11 65% 461 50 11% 196 81 41% 1507 245 16% 121 76 63% 86 55 64% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 22 CLE AL 121 489 4.04 313 64.0% 46.6% 4.5% 18.8% 30.0% 53.4% 0.0% 34.2% 91.6% 6.6% 1.7% 2 0 10.7% 13 1 9.9% 12 6 10 9 52.6% 0 0 0
2010 23 CLE AL 326 1314 4.03 828 63.0% 40.9% 5.2% 21.9% 32.0% 59.1% 0.0% 37.2% 91.2% 9.8% 5.5% 18 0 16.9% 55 17 12.6% 41 23 15 23 39.5% -1 0 0
2011 24 CLE AL 496 1948 3.93 1221 62.9% 39.2% 6.8% 22.6% 31.4% 60.8% 1.1% 38.2% 88.8% 8.7% 4.6% 23 0 15.5% 77 27 8.5% 42 26 33 43 43.4% 0 0 0
2012 25 CLE AL 613 2163 3.53 1330 62.7% 34.9% 5.6% 22.0% 37.6% 65.1% 4.9% 40.8% 91.5% 20.6% 5.4% 33 0 13.2% 81 24 9.0% 55 31 24 32 42.9% -4 0 0
2013 26 CLE AL 612 2243 3.67 1387 61.9% 32.6% 6.7% 24.7% 36.0% 67.4% 0.2% 41.7% 90.1% 18.0% 3.6% 22 1 13.6% 83 37 7.8% 48 28 25 42 37.3% -1 0 0
2014 27 CLE AL 434 1551 3.57 953 61.6% 31.6% 7.0% 23.6% 37.8% 68.4% 0.5% 42.1% 89.7% 22.6% 4.1% 18 1 14.3% 62 26 8.8% 38 20 9 26 25.7% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2602 9708 3.73 6032 62.5% 36.2% 6.2% 22.8% 34.8% 63.8% 1.5% 39.9% 90.3% 16.0% 4.5% 116 2 14.3% 371 132 9.1% 236 134 116 175 39.9% -6 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.8% 78.6% 26.6% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.4%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 22 28 121 112 10 35 4 0 0 11 4 4 8 19 .313 .358 .348 .707 92 39 3 0 1 0 0
2010 23 100 446 409 48 108 13 3 3 33 14 6 30 57 .264 .313 .333 .645 80 136 9 0 5 2 0
2011 24 214 942 860 111 228 37 7 10 79 27 11 64 133 .265 .316 .359 .675 89 309 20 3 8 7 2
2012 25 363 1551 1412 174 387 74 11 16 139 39 20 117 189 .274 .329 .376 .705 98 531 27 3 8 11 14
2013 26 514 2162 1968 240 545 100 14 26 212 56 24 157 256 .277 .330 .382 .711 100 751 38 7 11 19 15
2014 27 614 2596 2360 308 669 126 15 41 276 67 25 190 291 .283 .337 .402 .739 108 948 50 13 11 22 16

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 22 28 121 112 10 35 4 0 0 11 4 8 19 .313 .358 .348 .707 14 28
2010 23 72 333 303 43 79 10 3 3 25 11 24 38 .261 .313 .343 .656 33 72
2011 24 114 508 460 71 129 26 4 8 52 14 37 76 .280 .335 .407 .741 62 114
2012 25 149 625 564 71 171 40 4 6 68 13 57 56 .303 .365 .420 .785 88 149
2013 26 151 629 570 76 172 28 3 11 84 19 44 67 .302 .351 .419 .771 84 151
2014 27 100 447 402 78 134 28 1 16 73 12 36 35 .333 .394 .527 .921 83 100
6 Yrs 614 2663 2411 349 720 136 15 44 313 73 206 291 .299 .354 .422 .776 364 614
162 Game Avg. 162 703 636 92 190 36 4 12 83 19 54 77 .299 .354 .422 .776 96 614



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2014 Jun 15th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2014 AL  4.2 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2014 AL  4.2 (4th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2014 AL  4.0 (5th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2014 AL  .316 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2014 AL  .376 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2014 AL  .503 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2014 AL  .878 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2014 AL  68 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  124 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  197 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
2014 AL  26 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
2014 AL  82 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2014 AL  147 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2014 AL  74 (3rd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  25 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2014 AL  2.5 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  42 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2014 AL  163 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2014 AL  .698 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 AL  8 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 AL  12 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2012 AL  9 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
2014 AL  91.67 (4th)
Career  72.83 (247th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2014 AL  12.7 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
2012 AL  9.9 (2nd)
2013 AL  8.3 (9th)
2014 AL  11.2 (1st)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2014 AL  28.74 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2014 AL  2.9 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2014 AL  3.0 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2014 AL  2.9 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
2009 AL  born 1987-05-15 (9th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 15 (1211), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1427), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1733), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (204th), 10.4 career WAR/10.4 7yr-peak WAR/10.4 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Michael Charles Dr. mike micheal Michael Smooth Jr. brantly Brantley

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