Cleveland Indians
2014 Avg.
.308
 
Career Avg.
.283
Name  Michael Brantley
Born  5/15/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  200
Number  23
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot8/26/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley is 7-for-15 (.467) with three extra-base hits against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Brantley received a rountine day off Sunday so should be well rested. He has already set career highs in homers (18), RBI (80), runs (78) and should end up with a career-best OPS.
 
8/24/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley in not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Just a rountine day off. Brantley has already set career highs in homers (18), RBI (80), runs (78) and should end up with a career-best OPS.
 
Hot8/16/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: Brantley has gone 20-for-56 (.357) with five doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and seven runs in August. He's batted .321 or higher in each of the last four months.
 
Hot8/6/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley left Wednesday's game with an apparent leg injury, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com.
Insight: Brantley appeared to hurt his leg on a third-inning catch, but he stayed in until the seventh. We'll know for sure what's wrong with him after the game.
 
Hot8/1/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI Friday against the Rangers.
Insight: Brantley hasn't homered since July 12 and he went 15-for-58 (.259) in the 15 games prior to Friday, but there's no reason to think he won't continue to hit like he has all season.
 
Hot7/27/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley has hit safely in more than half his at-bats against Royals starter Bruce Chen.
Insight: Brantley is 11-for-21 (.524) with two doubles against Chen. Make sure he's in your lineup Sunday.
 
Hot7/18/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley went 4-for-5 with a double, a steal and two runs Friday at Detroit.
Insight: Brantley has been one of the top players in fantasy this season and he's showing no signs of slowing down.
 
Hot7/8/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley had his fifth straight multi-hit game and his 14th homer of the season Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Brantley is now hitting .328 with 14 homers, 60 RBI, 59 runs, 10 steals and a .920 OPS. The 27-year-old is one of this year's breakout fantasy stars and he'll represent the AL in the All-Star game next week.
 
Hot7/4/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley broke up Yordano Ventura's shutout bid with a solo homer in the ninth inning Friday against the Royals.
Insight: Brantley went 2-for-4 Friday and is hitting .314 with 13 homers, 55 RBI, 57 runs, 10 steals, a 30/29 K/BB and an .891 OPS. There's nothing to dislike about Brantley.
 
Hot6/22/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBI Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: Brantley has had a breakout season. He's already hit a career-high 11 homers with 46 RBI, 49 runs and nine steals. The outfielder has gone 65-for-179 (.363) with 14 doubles, seven homers, 29 RBI, 36 runs and five steals since the start of May.
 
6/21/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley (concussion) pinch hit Friday night and has been installed in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Brantley left Monday's game after banging his head on a hard slide into second base and began experiencing concussion symptoms. He singled in his return last night and should be ready to go. He's on a nine-game hitting streak.
 
6/20/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley (concussion) is more likely to be back Saturday than Friday.
Insight: Brantley left Monday's game after banging his head on a hard slide into second base and began experiencing concussion symptoms during his pre-game routine on Tuesday. When he returns, he's on an eight-game hitting streak.
 
6/18/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley (concussion) could be back Saturday, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com.
Insight: Brantley left Monday's game after banging his head on a hard slide into second base and began experiencing concussion symptoms during his pre-game routine on Tuesday.
 
6/17/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley (head) is displaying concussion-like symptoms, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Brantley left Monday's game after banging his head and neck on a hard slide into second base. He was initially in the lineup Tuesday, but the Indians sent him to a local hospital to undergo tests after he began experience symptoms during his pre-game routine.
 
6/17/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley (head) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Brantley left Monday's game after banging his head and neck on a hard slide into second base. He was initially in the lineup Tuesday, but the Indians sent him to a local hospital to undergo tests.
 
6/17/2014 2:52:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley left Monday's game after a hard slide at second base, but is back in the lineup for Tuesday night.
Insight: His exit appears to have been precautionary. Brantley is in the middle of a breakout season, batting .323 with 11 HR, 46 RBI, 49 runs and nine steals.
 
6/16/2014 9:19:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley left Monday's game after a hard slide at second base. SOURCE: Joe Reedy, Fox Sports
Insight: His exit was precautionary. Mike Aviles (.259, 3 HR, 21 RBI) has come on to take Brantley's place in left field.
 
6/10/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is just 1-for-12 (.083) against Royals left-hander Jason Vargas.
Insight: Brantley has broken out this season, batting .307 with 10 homers, 43 RBI, 30 runs, eight steals and an .871 OPS. All that being true, he's still a questionable option in Tuesday's matchup.
 
Hot5/26/2014 7:24:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is a career .462 hitter (6-for-13) against White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: Brantley has broken out this season, batting .302 with nine homers (one away from tying his career high), 38 RBI, 30 runs, seven steals and an .883 OPS. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
 
Hot5/21/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley continued his hot-hitting ways with four hits in seven at-bats Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Brantley hit a walk-off solo homer Monday night and drove in three runs Wednesday to help Cleveland sweep Detroit. The outfielder has broken out this season, batting .302 with nine homers (one away from tying his career high), 36 RBI, 26 runs, six steals and an .893 OPS.