Michael Brantley Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 209 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/15/1987 (33)
Michael Brantley Season Stats
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Michael Brantley News
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley and Co. will open up a series in Seattle beginning Friday. The veteran slugger is off to another solid start, slashing .324/.361/.676 with seven extra-base hits through his first 34 at-bats. Brantley has been one of the most consistent producers in the American League the past few seasons and once again is delivering for the Astros. Strangely, Brantley struggled away from Minute Maid Park last season, posting a mediocre .694 OPS through 91 at-bats. But fantasy teams should take this with a grain of salt, after posting a .897 mark during a full 2019 campaign. Brantley brings a high floor in DFS for this weekend's action.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with an RBI-triple in the Astros loss to the A's on Saturday. Brantley isn't known for his speed but picked up his first three-bagger since 2019. The veteran is off to another productive start to his season, slashing .364/.417/.773 through his first 22 at-bats. He has six extra-base hits and has been a crucial cog to the Astros hot start offensively. Brantley is a high-floor DFS play heading into Sunday's games.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley (wrist) is out of the lineup for the second straight game on Monday against the Angels. Brantley sat out Sunday's game as he dealt with wrist soreness after being hit by a pitch in Saturday's game. Manager Dusty Baker had previously said that he did not anticipate Brantley needing an IL stint, and that Tuesday was a likely target date for his return to the lineup. Brantley has been one of the hottest hitters to start the year, as he is 6-for-9 with four doubles, a home run, two RBI and five runs scored in three games. Aledmys Diaz will start in left for the series opener with the Angels, and hopefully Brantley will be back on Tuesday.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley rejoined the team on a two-year deal this offseason after slashing .300/.364/.476 across 46 games in 2020. It was a step down from his 2019 line of .311/.372/.503, and advanced metrics suggest that Brantley will be trending down even further this year. Brantley appears to have gotten lucky with his average last season as he posted a .336 BABIP (the second-highest mark of his career), and his .262 xBA adds more evidence to things not being what they seem at first glance. And when you see that his strikeout rate has increased while his exit velocity and sweet spot percentage have declined in back-to-back seasons now, and that he also posted career-worsts in swinging strike rate (5.5%) and contact rate (86.1%), things aren't looking good for his value in 2021. There are plenty of outfielders that can provide as much or more value that can be drafted later than Brantley's current ADP, so managers shouldn't look to target him until Round 20 or later.