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23 Michael Brantley LF

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%97%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
61120.327979423
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014CLE1566119420020975256231.385.506.327

Player Updates

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Francona provides updates on Brantley, Kipnis, Moss, Swisher
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday outfielder Michael Brantley (back) will likely make his spring debut Thursday against the Reds, per MLB.com. He added second baseman Jason Kipnis (hand) might not be far behind.

Francona also said Brandon Moss (hip) might be slightly ahead of a mid-March estimate to make his spring debut. However, the mid-March timetable for Nick Swisher (knees) hasn't changed.

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Indians' Francona disagrees with metrics on Brantley's defense
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley was ranked 13th in FanGraphs' overall defensive rating out of 15 players who logged at least 800 innings in left field in 2014, a ranking manager Terry Francona "can't understand," Cleveland.com reports.

"For the life of me, I can't understand it," Francona said. "I really don't. That's something that perplexes me to no end. He is one of the better left fielders in the game. I don't get it. I don't know if I ever will."

Brantley was one of three finalists for the American League Golden Glove Award last year for his position despite finishing the season with a minus-6.3 UZR/150. His minus-10.4 overall defensive rating marked his second season with a mark worse than minus-10 in the category.

"I think the [advanced] stats are deceiving," Francona said. "We see him every time. We see Brantley for 162 games and he does it over and over and over and over and over. He's so consistent and his arm is such a factor. I don't know where they came up with that. I don't care."

Brantley committed just one error in 2014 while racking up a career-high 12 outfield assists. He also delivered his finest season at the plate, hitting .327/.385/.506 with 20 home runs, 97 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 611 at-bats.

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Indians OF Michael Brantley not sprinting due to sore back
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley was unable to take part in sprinting drills on Tuesday with a sore lower back, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Brantley is coming off a breakout season where he slashed .327/.385/.506 with 20 homers and 97 RBI over 611 at-bats. At this point, it remains to be seen when the 27-year-old will resume sprinting drills.

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Indians OF Michael Brantley adjusts offseason workouts for 2015
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley told reporters on Thursday that he changed his offseason workouts in order to be fully ready for full-squad reporting day on Feb. 22, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

Brantley was named to the All-Star team for the first time, and finished third in MVP voting last season. He slashed .327/.385/.506 with 20 homers and 97 RBI over 611 at-bats.

"I have never trained this hard in my life so I can't wait to see how it works out this year," Brantley said. "I was working out five-six days a week, three hours a day. I have an itch to start this year and [I’m] excited about it.

"I revamped everything. I feel like I can get better and stronger. I've been working on base-stealing."

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Michael Brantley joins 200 hit club
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley registered his 200th hit of the season Saturday night against the Rays. He singled in the fourth inning for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4 in a 2-0 defeat.

Brantley had never collected more than 159 hits in a season until 2014. He is hitting .327 with 20 homers and 97 RBI over 611 at-bats.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Left Fielders 1 22 91.33
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Tampa Bay1941 .286 .368 .211
vs Cobb (Career)5000.2860
vs RHP40613715 .388 .534 .337
Last 7 Games
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9/20@MIN4120010
9/21@MIN5130200
9/22KC3010011
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9/27TB4010000
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@Min
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Tickets
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009CLE28112103501181944 .358 .348 .313
2010CLE7229738733222238102 .296 .327 .246
2011CLE114451631207463476135 .318 .384 .266
2012CLE149552631596605356129 .348 .402 .288
2013CLE1515566615810734067174 .332 .396 .284
2014CLE1566119420020975256231 .385 .506 .327
Total 6702579334745463092093127925 .343 .411 .289
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009CLEOF28266059010 .983
2010CLEOF7269163161020 .988
2011CLEOF111108244236532 .988
2012CLEOF144140342336513 .997
2013CLEOF15114426825711011.000
2014CLEOF1471462842711212 .996
Total  653633136113203388 .994
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009CLE403901003
2010CLE939724006
2011CLE244173533211
2012CLE374222400127
2013CLE263220834111
2014CLE452309508416
Total 1451610602411151954
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013CLE1401000000 .250 .250 .250
Total 1401000000 .250 .250 .250
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 R-Helena103481120036420 .425 .382 .324
2005 R-Brewers441733460310192213145 .426 .376 .347
2006 A-W Virginia108360471081020426151247 .402 .339 .300
2007 AA-Huntsville591872847610212925173 .353 .294 .251
2007 A-W Virginia5621841731512323122186 .413 .440 .335
2008 AA-Huntsville106420801341724405027288 .395 .398 .319
2009AAA-Columbus116457801222126375948465 .350 .361 .267
2010AAA-Columbus Clippers6727354871324293428135 .395 .425 .319
Total 566212237264287111622329221816239 .378 .377 .303
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/200
Birthdate:
5/15/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Bellevue, WA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
6
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