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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 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 147 146 132 1304.1 284 271 12 1 2 .996 -19 -3 -18 -2 1.95 1.93 .986 2.26 2.25 AS,MVP-3,SS
2014 CLE AL 27 LF 107 106 95 931.1 175 165 10 0 2 1.000 -17 0 -21 0 1.69 1.64 .987 2.01 2.00 AS,MVP-3,SS
2014 CLE AL 27 CF 46 40 37 373.0 109 106 2 1 0 .991 -3 -3 -9 -10 2.61 2.35 .989 2.69 2.69 AS,MVP-3,SS
2014 CLE AL 27 DH 8 8 AS,MVP-3,SS
2015 CLE AL 28 OF 86 86 68 751.2 156 148 7 1 1 .994 -11 1 -17 1 1.86 1.80 .987 2.22 2.20
2015 CLE AL 28 LF 69 62 52 545.2 115 108 6 1 1 .991 -7 2 -16 4 1.88 1.65 .985 1.94 1.92
2015 CLE AL 28 CF 28 24 16 206.0 41 40 1 0 0 1.000 -4 -1 -21 -6 1.79 1.46 .991 2.73 2.70
2015 CLE AL 28 DH 9 9
7 Seasons OF 739 719 668 6416.1 1517 1468 40 9 9 .994 -59 -11 -11 -2 2.12 2.04 .986 2.24 2.23
6 Seasons LF 408 388 361 3455.0 701 666 32 3 6 .996 -35 14 -12 4 1.82 1.71 .987 2.01 2.00
7 Seasons CF 356 331 307 2961.1 816 802 8 6 3 .993 -23 -25 -9 -10 2.46 2.28 .990 2.65 2.63
4 Seasons DH 23 21
7 Seasons TOT 739 719 668 6416.1 1517 1468 40 9 9 .994 -59 -11 -11 -2 2.12 2.04 .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 -17 -21 -19 -12 -6 2 0 0 -5 3
2014 CLE AL 27 CF -3 -9 -2 3 -5 -1 -3 -10 -2 -2
2015 CLE AL 28 LF -7 -16 -8 -11 4 0 2 4 0 1
2015 CLE AL 28 CF -4 -21 -4 -4 0 1 -1 -6 -1 0
6 Seasons LF -35 -12 -46 -33 -13 11 14 4 -5 12
7 Seasons CF -23 -9 -18 -11 -7 -5 -25 -10 -21 -7
7 Seasons TOT -59 -11 -64 -44 -20 5 -11 -2 -26 5

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 0 152 0 4 0
2014 CLE AL 27 156 154 156 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 107 46 0 147 8 2 0
2015 CLE AL 28 95 95 95 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 28 0 86 9 0 0
7 Seasons 765 740 765 739 0 0 0 0 0 0 408 356 0 747 23 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 -- 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 10 2 5 0 2 44 34 1 33 12 1 24 16 0 8 1 1 8 7 0 117 70 59.8% 43 3 2.6% 7 3939 54% 71% 35% 420 41%
2015 CLE AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 6 1 4 0 0 29 22 1 13 4 0 11 7 0 6 2 0 7 7 0 66 42 63.6% 23 1 1.5% 5 2235 56% 70% 37% 229 49%
6 Seasons 3 0 2 1 1 32 4 21 1 3 180 148 3 109 47 2 71 46 0 36 11 1 54 49 2 450 301 66.9% 138 8 1.8% 24 14629 53% 72% 36% 1547 45%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 57% 75% 39% 47%

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 2 0 0 1 1 13 7 1 9 1 0 4 0 0 7 2 0 11 5 0 44 15 34.1% 28 1 2.3% 1 1548 51% 71% 36% 184 59%
2015 CLE AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 15 12 1 8 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 6 4 0 34 18 52.9% 15 1 2.9% 0 881 53% 74% 35% 87 47%
7 Seasons 6 0 4 2 1 8 1 1 5 1 153 98 2 122 19 0 42 14 0 53 9 0 88 50 2 458 190 41.5% 264 4 0.9% 4 12765 50% 77% 38% 1544 52%
MLB Averages 44.8% 1.9% 57% 75% 39% 53%



* - 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

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  151 (2nd)
Active  408 (14th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  257 (2nd)
Active  666 (17th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  5 (4th)
2013 AL  11 (3rd)
2014 AL  10 (3rd)
2015 AL  6 (2nd)
Active  32 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  2 (3rd)
2014 AL  2 (2nd)
2015 AL  1 (5th)
Active  6 (6th)

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)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  11 (4th)
2014 AL  12 (4th)

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)
2015 AL  1.88 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  1.77 (5th)
2015 AL  1.65 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 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)
2014 AL  .996 (5th)
Active  .994 (4th)
Career  .994 (8th)

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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