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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 2010 [*]
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

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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 .728 107 220 11 4 3 8 1 *7/8
2014 27 CLE AL 19 80 71 10 20 4 0 4 18 2 0 8 6 .282 .363 .507 .870 150 36 3 1 0 0 0 *7/8
6 Yrs 533 2242 2039 250 565 104 14 30 230 58 24 165 262 .277 .331 .386 .717 102 787 41 8 11 19 15
162 Game Avg. 162 681 620 76 172 32 4 9 70 18 7 50 80 .277 .331 .386 .717 102 239 12 2 3 6 5

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 19 80 5 -0 -0 -1 -0 3 0.4 3 6 0.6 .517 .502 0.7 -0.1 7 $1,500,000 *7/8
6 Seasons 533 2242 -1 -0 1 -10 -4 -14 -1.0 81 67 6.9 .497 .500 7.8 -1.3 77 $3,344,800

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

Standard Fielding

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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 19 19 17 166.1 43 40 2 1 0 .977 -1 -7 2.27 2.21 .981 2.17 2.17
2014 CLE AL 27 LF 13 12 11 104.0 25 23 2 0 0 1.000 2 22 2.16 1.92 .980 1.93 1.93
2014 CLE AL 27 CF 8 7 6 62.1 18 17 0 1 0 .944 -3 -58 2.45 2.13 .984 2.64 2.65
6 Seasons OF 525 506 485 4526.2 1120 1089 23 8 6 .993 -29 -10 -8 -2 2.21 2.12 .986 2.24 2.23
6 Seasons CF 290 274 260 2444.2 684 673 5 6 3 .991 -17 -24 -8 -11 2.50 2.34 .989 2.63 2.61
5 Seasons LF 245 232 225 2082.0 436 416 18 2 3 .995 -11 14 -6 8 1.88 1.77 .986 2.02 2.01
6 Seasons TOT 525 506 485 4526.2 1120 1089 23 8 6 .993 -29 -10 -8 -2 2.21 2.12 .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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2014 AL  19 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  36 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  4 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2014 AL  18 (2nd)

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

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

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2014 AL  3 (7th)

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

SB % s c a p y
2014 AL  100.00 (1st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2014 AL  2.7 (8th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2012 AL  9.9 (2nd)
2013 AL  8.3 (9th)
2014 AL  11.8 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2014 AL  17.8 (10th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2014 AL  7.62 (6th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2014 AL  1.1 (1st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2014 AL  0.8 (4th)

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  2 (2nd)
Active  18 (22nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  2 (3rd)
Active  3 (21st)

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)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (3rd)

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  19 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  11 (4th)
2014 AL  2 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (5th)

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)
2014 AL  2.16 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  1.77 (5th)
2014 AL  1.92 (4th)

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  .993 (7th)
Career  .993 (15th)

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 - 9 (1511), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2281), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2102), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (274th), 6.9 career WAR/6.9 7yr-peak WAR/6.9 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
201023Cleveland Indians$400,800
201124Cleveland Indians$421,800
201225Cleveland Indians$495,300contracts
201326Cleveland Indians$526,900contracts
201427Cleveland Indians$1,500,000
201528Cleveland Indians$5,000,000
201629Cleveland Indians$6,500,000
201730Cleveland Indians$7,500,000
201831Cleveland Indians*$11,000,000$11M Team Option, $1M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,344,800Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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

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