Michael Brantley Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 209 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/15/1987 (35)
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Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) is set to undergo surgery which will sideline him for the rest of the season. The 35-year-old outfielder has been sidelined since late June due to a right shoulder issue. He recently received a second opinion on his injury. Now, the veteran outfielder is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right shoulder. He is officially done for the season in what is a walk year for the left-handed slugger. The Astros will use a mix of Mauricio Dubon, Aledmys Diaz, and Trey Mancini with Brantley sidelined.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) has been away from the organization for some time. Now, it has been revealed that Brantley is seeking a second opinion on his left shoulder, according to bench coach Joe Espada. The 35-year-old has been sidelined since late June due to a lingering right shoulder issue. It sounds like Brantley is making slow progress, which is not great for fantasy managers. Hopefully, the team will get an update on Brantley after this second opinion. Until then, Mauricio Dubon and Trey Mancini will try and help cover the loss of Brantley.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) hasn't resumed swinging a bat and said he has "no timetable" for a return from the injured list. "I don't want to put a timetable on that because then I don't know if it's pushing too hard or not pushing hard enough. It's literally day by day," Brantley said. The 35-year-old veteran outfielder landed on the injured list on June 28 and doesn't appear to be anywhere close to returning to the major league roster. At this point, a return before September might be optimistic. The addition of veteran slugger Trey Mancini at the trade deadline should help soften the blow with Brantley out. In 243 at-bats before his injury, Brantley was hitting a solid .288/.370/.416 with five homers, 26 RBI, 28 runs scored and a stolen base.
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.