Michael Brantley Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 209 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/15/1987 (34)
Michael Brantley Season Stats
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Michael Brantley News
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley will head into Friday's action against the Rangers swinging a hot stick at the plate. The veteran is 10-for-24 (.417) over his last seven games with a .617 slugging percentage and fantasy teams are hoping some of the nagging injuries of the past are behind him. The Rangers will send left-handed starter Kolby Allard to the mound Friday and Brantley is posting a respectable .266 batting average against lefties. He may not be a dynamite DFS option for Friday is a worthy selection for the rest of the weekend's slate.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the team's 4-3 win over the Indians. Brantley is now 7-for-17 (.411) over his last five games and is beginning to round back into form. The veteran for the season is now slashing an impressive .329/.374/.485 with six home runs, 24 doubles, 32 runs batted in and 46 runs scored through 295 at-bats.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in the Astros 7-1 win over the White Sox to begin the second half of the season. Brantley launched his sixth home run of the season in the fifth inning and now has 32 runs batted in on the season. The veteran has been bitten by the injury bug in the first half but is producing a .861 OPS through 286 at-bats this season.
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.