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2014 Avg.
.327
 
Career Avg.
.289
Name  Michael Brantley
Born  5/15/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  200
Number  23
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot9/28/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is not in the starting lineup on Sunday.
Insight: That's too bad. Brantley has had a career year but was three RBI away from 100. He still hit the 200 hits, 20 home runs, 40 doubles, and 20 stolen bases marks though.
 
Hot9/28/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley recorded his 200th hit of the season in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Insight: Brantley is the first Indian to reach the 200-hit plateau in single season since Kenny Lofton did it in 1996. Brantley is also the first Indian to have 200 hits, 20 home runs, 40 doubles, and 20 stolen bases in one season. In addition, he is sitting with 97 RBI with a game to go.
 
Hot9/23/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 in the loss against the Royals on Tuesday.
Insight: Brantley continued his hot September, in which he is batting .419 with 12 runs and 12 RBI. His OPS for the month is 1.037. Brantley is hitting .327 with 20 home runs and 97 RBI for the season.
 
Hot9/21/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley continued his breakout season on Sunday.
Insight: He finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Brantley now has 97 RBI on the year, ranking ninth in the AL.
 
Hot9/14/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley hit a two-run home run to give the Indians a 2-0 lead in the top of the first against the Tigers on Saturday, but Cleveland could not hold the lead and lost, 5-4.
Insight: Brantley finished the game 2-for-4 and remains one of the hottest hitters around baseball. He is batting .417/.481/.521 in September. That's a 1.002 OPS. He has 20 hits in the month, and 17 of them have been singles. He also has eight RBI, seven runs and three steals.
 
Hot9/12/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 but did not drive in a run or score as the Indians lost to the Tigers, 7-2, on Friday.
Insight: Despite the loss, Brantley is still one of the hottest hitters around, going 5-for-10 in his last three games. He is hitting .400 in the first 12 days of September and has raised his season batting average to .318, which is good enough for fifth in the American League. He also has 18 home runs and 91 RBI.
 
Hot9/7/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with a RBI against the White Sox on Sunday to continue his hot streak.
Insight: Brantley extends his hitting streak to 11 games and is now hitting .413 over that stretch. In September, Brantley is batting .462 with a .962 OPS. If he keeps this up, he will put himself in the batting title conversation. Ok, maybe not, but his average is up to .317 for the year.
 
Hot9/6/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was 3-for-4 with a RBI against the White Sox on Saturday.
Insight: As expected, Brantley had a big day against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. The left fielder came into the game 8-for-17 against Quintana in his career. Brantley is an extremely hot hitter at the moment. He has a 10-game hitting streak and over that span, Brantley is hitting .395 with seven doubles and six RBI. Brantley is now batting .315 with 18 home runs and 88 RBI this year.
 
Hot9/6/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley is 8-for-17 (.471) with a home run against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Brantley defied a bad matchup Friday night to extend his hitting streak to nine games. He is having a career season as he has already hit career highs in homers (18), RBI (87), and runs (85). He's raised his batting average to .311 during this hot streak. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
 
9/5/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley is 2-for-19 (.105) with nine strikeouts versus White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Insight: Brantley owns an eight-game hitting streak but this is an unfavorable matchup. He is having a career season as he has already hit career highs in homers (18), RBI (87), and runs (84).
 
Hot9/4/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley is 14-for-41 (.341) with nine extra-base hits, nine RBI and three walks in his career against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Brantley also brings a seven-game hitting streak into Thursday's contest, batting .333 over that stretch with four doubles and four RBI. He is having a career season as he has already hit career highs in homers (18), RBI (85), and runs (83). Brantley is also 3-for-3 stealing bases off of Scherzer in his career.
 
Hot9/3/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley is 17-for-48 (.354) against Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Brantley has broken out of an August slump with a six-game hitting streak (.384). He has already set career highs in homers (18), RBI (85), runs (83) and should end up with a career-best OPS. He's also 4-for-4 in stolen base attemps against Verlander once he gets on base.
 
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.
 

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