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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 Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2009 CLE AL 22 OF 28 26 26 229.1 60 59 0 1 0 .983 -3 -1 -18 -5 2.32 2.11 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 CLE AL 22 CF 20 19 19 166.0 47 46 0 1 0 .979 -4 -4 -30 -29 2.49 2.30 .992 2.73 2.70
2009 CLE AL 22 LF 8 7 7 63.1 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1 3 13 57 1.85 1.63 .987 2.12 2.09
2010 CLE AL 23 OF 72 69 68 625.2 163 161 0 2 0 .988 -7 -15 -14 -28 2.32 2.24 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 CLE AL 23 CF 65 62 61 562.2 158 156 0 2 0 .987 -5 -14 -10 -30 2.50 2.40 .990 2.73 2.71
2010 CLE AL 23 LF 7 7 7 63.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -29 -21 0.71 0.71 .984 2.07 2.04
2011 CLE AL 24 OF 111 108 99 971.0 244 236 5 3 2 .988 8 6 10 7 2.23 2.17 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 CLE AL 24 LF 66 62 57 558.1 125 118 5 2 2 .984 6 8 12 17 1.98 1.86 .982 2.13 2.11
2011 CLE AL 24 CF 52 46 42 412.2 119 118 0 1 0 .992 2 -2 6 -6 2.57 2.27 .990 2.61 2.59
2011 CLE AL 24 DH 3 1
2012 CLE AL 25 CF 144 140 132 1237.0 342 336 5 1 3 .997 -10 -1 -10 -1 2.48 2.37 .989 2.58 2.56
2012 CLE AL 25 OF 144 140 132 1237.0 342 336 5 1 3 .997 -10 -1 -10 0 2.48 2.37 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 CLE AL 25 DH 3 3
2013 CLE AL 26 LF 151 144 143 1293.1 268 257 11 0 1 1.000 -16 2 -15 2 1.86 1.77 .989 1.98 1.97
2013 CLE AL 26 OF 151 144 143 1297.1 268 257 11 0 1 1.000 -16 2 -15 1 1.86 1.77 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 CLE AL 26 CF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
2014 CLE AL 27 OF 99 98 89 873.0 196 185 10 1 1 .995 -15 1 -21 1 2.01 1.97 .986 2.24 2.24 AS
2014 CLE AL 27 LF 71 70 62 605.1 111 102 9 0 1 1.000 -13 0 -25 0 1.65 1.56 .988 2.00 1.99 AS
2014 CLE AL 27 CF 34 28 27 267.2 85 83 1 1 0 .988 -3 1 -12 4 2.82 2.47 .989 2.67 2.67 AS
2014 CLE AL 27 DH 1 1 AS
6 Seasons OF 605 585 557 5233.1 1273 1234 31 8 7 .994 -45 -8 -10 -1 2.18 2.09 .986 2.24 2.23
6 Seasons CF 316 295 281 2650.0 751 739 6 6 3 .992 -20 -20 -9 -9 2.53 2.36 .990 2.64 2.62
5 Seasons LF 303 290 276 2583.1 522 495 25 2 4 .996 -24 12 -11 5 1.81 1.72 .987 2.02 2.01
6 Seasons TOT 605 585 557 5233.1 1273 1234 31 8 7 .994 -45 -8 -10 -1 2.18 2.09 .986 2.24 2.23
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2009 CLE AL 22 CF -4 -30 -4 -2 -2 0 -4 -29 -2 -1
2009 CLE AL 22 LF 1 13 -0 -1 0 1 3 57 2 1
2010 CLE AL 23 CF -5 -10 -3 -1 -2 -2 -14 -30 -12 -3
2010 CLE AL 23 LF -2 -29 -2 -3 0 1 -1 -21 -2 1
2011 CLE AL 24 LF 6 12 3 5 -3 3 8 17 6 2
2011 CLE AL 24 CF 2 6 3 -1 4 -1 -2 -6 0 -1
2012 CLE AL 25 CF -10 -10 -8 -7 -2 -2 -1 -1 -4 0
2013 CLE AL 26 LF -16 -15 -20 -11 -8 4 2 2 -6 4
2013 CLE AL 26 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CLE AL 27 LF -13 -25 -14 -8 -6 1 0 0 -4 2
2014 CLE AL 27 CF -3 -12 -1 2 -3 -2 1 4 1 -1
6 Seasons CF -20 -9 -13 -8 -5 -7 -20 -9 -17 -6
5 Seasons LF -24 -11 -34 -17 -17 10 12 5 -4 10
6 Seasons TOT -45 -10 -47 -25 -21 2 -8 -1 -21 4

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2009 CLE AL 22 28 26 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 20 0 28 0 2 0
2010 CLE AL 23 72 69 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 65 0 72 0 2 0
2011 CLE AL 24 114 109 114 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 52 0 118 3 1 2
2012 CLE AL 25 149 143 149 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 144 3 4 1
2013 CLE AL 26 151 144 151 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 151 1 0 151 0 4 0
2014 CLE AL 27 101 99 101 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 34 0 99 1 2 0
6 Seasons 615 590 615 605 0 0 0 0 0 0 303 316 0 612 7 15 3
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2009 CLE AL 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 0 9 3 0 5 1 0 5 0 0 6 6 0 34 16 47.1% 18 0 0.0% 0 747 56% 78% 40% 99 46%
2010 CLE AL 23 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 23 0 26 1 0 8 3 0 4 2 0 10 6 0 81 35 43.2% 46 0 0.0% 0 2403 49% 77% 38% 302 52%
2011 CLE AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 19 0 18 1 0 4 2 0 5 1 0 16 10 0 70 33 47.1% 37 0 0.0% 0 1785 49% 79% 41% 226 52%
2012 CLE AL 25 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 1 3 0 56 31 0 52 13 0 17 6 0 31 4 0 39 19 2 195 73 37.4% 120 2 1.0% 3 5386 48% 77% 39% 646 52%
2013 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 67% 67% 20% 0
2014 CLE AL 27 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 11 5 1 7 1 0 4 0 0 6 1 0 11 5 0 39 12 30.8% 26 1 2.6% 0 1117 50% 72% 36% 145 58%
6 Seasons 6 0 4 2 1 6 1 1 4 0 136 84 1 112 19 0 38 12 0 51 8 0 82 46 2 419 169 40.3% 247 3 0.7% 3 11453 49% 77% 39% 1418 52%
MLB Averages 44.8% 1.8% 57% 75% 39% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2009 CLE AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 13 12 92.3% 1 0 0.0% 0 297 59% 74% 41% 33 39%
2010 CLE AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 7 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 268 62% 75% 33% 21 24%
2011 CLE AL 24 2 0 1 1 1 5 1 4 0 0 25 21 0 20 13 0 10 6 0 11 4 0 15 12 1 81 56 69.1% 24 1 1.2% 4 2346 53% 79% 39% 252 48%
2013 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 8 1 1 72 62 1 40 15 1 22 13 0 11 4 0 21 20 1 166 114 68.7% 47 3 1.8% 8 5544 50% 71% 36% 592 45%
2014 CLE AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 5 0 2 29 19 1 19 6 1 15 10 0 7 1 1 6 5 0 76 41 53.9% 32 3 3.9% 6 2602 53% 72% 35% 264 41%
5 Seasons 2 0 1 1 1 25 2 17 1 3 136 111 2 82 37 2 51 33 0 29 9 1 45 40 2 343 230 67.1% 104 7 2.0% 18 11057 52% 73% 37% 1162 44%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 57% 75% 39% 47%



* - 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

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

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  151 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  257 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  5 (4th)
2013 AL  11 (3rd)
2014 AL  9 (2nd)
Active  25 (17th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  2 (3rd)
2014 AL  1 (1st)
Active  4 (16th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  144 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  336 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  3 (3rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  151 (5th)
2014 AL  99 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  11 (4th)
2014 AL  10 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2012 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2013 AL  1.86 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  1.77 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  1.000 (1st)
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  .997 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  1.000 (1st)
Active  .994 (5th)
Career  .994 (9th)

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

                           

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

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