Friday, February 27, 2015

Player Profile: Michael Brantley

I have one card of Michael Brantley, from 2012 Topps.

Playing career: Outfielder Michael Brantley came up with the Indians in 2009 and was a regular in their lineup by 2011. Through the 2013 season he was solid but far from spectacular, with career highs of .288 batting average, 10 HR and 73 RBI.

Where he is now: 2014 was his age-27 season, and like many players that age he had a career year, hitting .327 with 20 HR and 97 RBI.

Interesting facts: His father, Mickey Brantley, played for the Mariners in the 1980s.

My memories: I only knew of him as a run-of-the-middle outfielder whose father was in all the junk wax sets. I was quite surprised to see him third in the MVP voting this year. Probably the most under-the-radar star in the American League.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Michael Br, between Michael Brown Video and Michael Brown Facts, referring to the highly-publicized police shooting in Missouri. There do not appear to be any other prominent Michael Brantleys.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Mickey Brantley.

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