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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, 17,248th in MLB history)   vs. DET 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Indians 2009-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 4 yrs/$25M (14-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 4.131, 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 156 676 611 94 200 45 2 20 97 23 1 52 56 .327 .385 .506 .890 149 309 16 8 0 5 4 *78/D AS,MVP-3,SS
2015 28 CLE AL 116 512 449 60 146 40 0 11 73 14 1 56 42 .325 .398 .488 .886 140 219 11 2 0 5 8 *78D
7 Yrs 786 3350 3028 394 891 185 16 57 382 93 26 265 354 .294 .351 .422 .774 116 1279 65 17 11 29 27
162 Game Avg. 162 690 624 81 184 38 3 12 79 19 5 55 73 .294 .351 .422 .774 116 264 13 4 2 6 6

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 2 3 0 2 -6 2 0.4 22 23 2.5 .501 .501 2.2 -0.3 21 $526,900 *7/8
2014 ★ 27 CLE AL 156 676 42 5 -1 -3 -4 39 4.5 24 63 6.8 .527 .526 7.0 -0.6 66 $1,500,000 *78/D AS,MVP-3,SS
2015 28 CLE AL 116 512 21 1 -0 -1 -4 16 1.8 18 34 3.6 .515 .511 3.7 -0.5 35 $5,875,000 *78D
7 Seasons 786 3350 56 7 1 -13 -13 39 5.1 120 159 16.7 .505 .507 17.9 -2.2 172 $9,219,800

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 676 433 122 7.6 94 .333 .327 .256 .385 .319 .506 .395 .890 .714 149 .737 40.8 4.1 .914 .300 .178 21.4
2015 28 CLE AL 512 320 91 7.6 101 .337 .325 .261 .398 .323 .488 .418 .886 .741 140 .726 28.2 2.8 .921 .316 .163 12.3
7 Yrs 3350 2268 464 5.5 95 .315 .294 .254 .351 .317 .422 .401 .774 .719 116 .586 72.3 7.2 .731 .238 .128 70.7
162 Game Avg. 690 467 96 5.5 95 .315 .294 .254 .351 .317 .422 .401 .774 .719 116 .586 15 1 .731 .238 .128 15

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 676 3.0% 8.3% 7.7% 9.9% 34% 1.08 10.9 30.6 6.3 0.90 1.21 80% 31% 7.2% 6%
2015 28 CLE AL 512 2.2% 8.2% 10.9% 10.0% 35% 0.75 10.7 40.8 6.2 0.88 1.18 78% 32% 5.6% 10%
7 Yrs 3350 1.7% 10.6% 7.9% 7.7% 29% 1.34 8.6 53.1 7.9 0.91 1.15 79% 26% 4.4% 9%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.3% 8.1% 7.5% 33% 2.38 4.6 35.4 8.3 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 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 44.7 4.5 709 4.5 15.6 -11.1 1.06 4.6 -0.4 46.1 4.6 0.92 45.9 1.03 2
2015 28 CLE AL 28.2 2.8 531 2.4 10.5 -8.1 1.01 2.1 0.3 32.2 3.1 0.97 21.9 1
7 Yrs 77.0 7.7 3516 9.5 65.7 -56.2 1.04 6.0 3.1 98.8 9.7 0.95 62.5 1.78 14

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 8 0 31% 283 23 1 96% 21 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 2 20 40% 41 28 13 16 7 8 18 9 9
2015 28 CLE AL 1 0 25% 212 14 1 93% 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 14 27% 22 18 4 11 8 3 15 7 6
7 Yrs 18 0 30% 1295 93 26 78% 79 23 14 2 0 1 9 7 15 3 5 1 6 82 38% 180 127 52 61 33 27 96 43 50

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 676 66% 200 17 2 2 2 0 0 1.03 20 0 17 15 5 11 9 0 0 0 120 16 13% 48 16 33% 388 78 20% 37 23 62% 28 16 57% 0
2015 28 CLE AL 512 61% 146 14 2 1 0 0 0 11 0 15 7 4 7 4 0 0 0 118 11 9% 39 14 36% 351 65 19% 37 24 65% 23 12 52% 0
7 Yrs 3350 68% 891 87 15 14 7 0 2 1.78 57 0 79 46 11 36 21 0 17 11 65% 617 65 11% 250 101 40% 1987 339 17% 176 111 63% 118 73 62% 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% 0 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% 0 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% 0 0 0
2014 27 CLE AL 677 2415 3.57 1463 61.0% 31.4% 6.8% 23.5% 38.3% 68.6% 1.6% 41.8% 90.1% 21.9% 4.9% 33 1 13.6% 92 37 9.2% 62 35 18 38 32.1% 0 0 0
2015 28 CLE AL 514 1870 3.64 1130 61.4% 31.1% 5.7% 26.8% 36.5% 68.9% 4.1% 42.3% 91.8% 20.6% 8.0% 41 3 16.7% 86 30 11.7% 60 25 12 30 28.6% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 3359 12442 3.70 7672 62.1% 35.1% 6.1% 23.4% 35.4% 64.9% 2.0% 40.3% 90.6% 17.1% 5.1% 172 5 14.5% 487 173 9.5% 320 174 137 217 38.7% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.7% 15.6% 27.1% 29.6% 72.3% 1.5% 46.1% 78.4% 26.9% 4.7% 14.0% 8.5% 24.3%

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 27 670 2838 2579 334 745 145 16 46 309 79 25 209 312 .289 .343 .411 .754 111 1060 54 15 11 24 19
2015 28 786 3350 3028 394 891 185 16 57 382 93 26 265 354 .294 .351 .422 .774 116 1279 65 17 11 29 27

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 27 156 693 624 104 213 48 2 21 107 24 55 56 .341 .400 .526 .925 130 156
2015 28 116 526 459 66 156 43 0 12 81 15 60 42 .340 .414 .512 .926 97 116
7 Yrs 786 3435 3092 441 955 199 16 61 428 100 285 354 .309 .367 .443 .810 508 786
162 Game Avg. 162 708 637 91 197 41 3 13 88 21 59 73 .309 .367 .443 .810 105 786



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2014 AL (3, 45%)
0.45 Career Shares (484th)

Silver Sluggers
2014 AL (OF)

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

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2014 AL  6.8 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2014 AL  6.8 (4th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2014 AL  7.0 (2nd)

Batting Average s c a p y
2014 AL  .327 (3rd)
2015 AL  .325 (2nd)
Active  .294 (16th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2014 AL  .385 (4th)
2015 AL  .398 (2nd)
Active  .351 (36th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2014 AL  .506 (10th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2014 AL  .890 (7th)
2015 AL  .886 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2014 AL  94 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  200 (2nd)
2015 AL  146 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  309 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
2014 AL  45 (3rd)
2015 AL  40 (1st)

Singles s c a p y
2014 AL  133 (6th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2014 AL  151 (6th)
2015 AL  140 (9th)
Active  116 (42nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
2014 AL  122 (3rd)
2015 AL  91 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  42 (5th)
2015 AL  28 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2014 AL  4.2 (5th)
2015 AL  2.8 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  67 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2014 AL  260 (5th)
2015 AL  204 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2014 AL  .737 (5th)
2015 AL  .726 (5th)
Active  .586 (45th)

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

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 AL  12 (6th)
2015 AL  8 (6th)

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

SB % s c a p y
2014 AL  95.83 (2nd)
2015 AL  93.33 (1st)
Active  78.15 (39th)
Career  78.15 (83rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2014 AL  21.4 (4th)
2015 AL  12.3 (10th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2012 AL  9.9 (2nd)
2013 AL  8.3 (9th)
2014 AL  10.9 (3rd)
2015 AL  10.7 (1st)
Active  8.6 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2014 AL  46.09 (4th)
2015 AL  32.17 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2014 AL  4.5 (2nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2014 AL  4.6 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2014 AL  4.6 (4th)
2015 AL  3.1 (7th)

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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (623), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 24 (943), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (901), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1304), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (138th), 16.7 career WAR/16.7 7yr-peak WAR/16.7 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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