Michael Brantley

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Michael Charles Brantley Jr.
(Dr. Smooth)

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Biographical Information[edit]

The son of Mickey Brantley, Michael Brantley is a Cleveland Indians outfielder who was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in the CC Sabathia deal back in 2008.

Brantley was signed by Brewers scout Larry Pardo as a 7th round pick in the 2005 amateur draft. He made his major league debut with the Indians in 2009. He started with a bang, picking up 7 hits in his first 19 at-bats for a .368 average after 5 games.

In 2012, Brantley had a 22-game hitting streak for the Indians.

His cousin is Justin Brantley.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time AL All-Star (2014 & 2017)
  • AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2014)
  • AL Doubles Leader (2015)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2014)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (2014)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jordan Bastian: "Indians to carefully monitor Brantley's pace: Francona says club will be conservative with outfielder who played 11 games in 2016", mlb.com, February 14, 2017. [1]
  • Anthony Castrovince: "Brantley's resurgence impressive by numbers", mlb.com, April 26, 2017. [2]

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