Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Brantley's June 2013 #s

i hope this is the worst month of Michael's season. several players had a slow month, so it wasn't just him. but usually when the team slumps, Michael manages to remain consistent. not this time around. he went 0-for more times in a month than ever before. it was somewhat reminiscent of his rookie year when he was trying to figure things out in the major leagues and would have many games without getting on base or getting a hit. i know he's capable of more than he's been doing lately. true, a lot of his outs have been "loud outs," but an out is still an out and the more he piles up, the worse his numbers look. there were still some highlights for Michael in June, however, and i'll get to those in a minute.

i thought Michael would bat somewhat regularly this month. when Cabrera went down with the quad injury, Tito first said Michael would slip right into his spot in the 3 hole. he would bat 3rd against righties and 7th against lefties. well, at some point, he got moved down to 4th against righties, and then he started batting 5th against righties. so any chance for regularlity that i had hoped for was gone by the middle of June. did this contribute to his poor numbers this month? his track record would have me think no, but at some point you have to wonder if all the constant moving around is starting to weigh on the guy.

Michael had a hit in 14 of the 26 games he played in in June and reached base safely in 19 games. he did not have a hit in 12 games, almost half of the games he played this month. while he had a few RBI sac flies and walks in those hitless games, that is not typical for Michael.

despite this little slump, Michael is still a very good hitter. this is proven by the fact that about a week ago, Michael was leading the American League with a 91% contact rate and his 6% swing-and-miss rate was tied for the lowest in the AL. he was putting balls in play at a 79% rate and had a very low 11.6% strikeout rate. Michael also leads the Tribe with a batting average in the .350s with runners in scoring position. "i just want to make sure i can do what i can for my team--get that run in from third base however i can do it," said Michael.

Michael also hit 3 home runs in June. he is not a home run hitter, so it was pleasantly surprising not only when Michael hit the 3 home runs within a 5-game time span, but also that Michael hit 2 home runs in 1 game. that marked the first multi-home run game of his career.

more positive play can be found in the outfield. for the 3rd month in a row, Michael played errorless left field and his fielding percentage is perfect. his great catches in left field are becoming a habit, as he had 46 putouts in June. also, Michael had 2 more impressive outfield assists, one of which was part of a double play, his first double play of this season. currently, his 7 outfield assists tie him for 3rd in the American League. his arm is getting a lot more attention this year in left field than it ever got in left or center in years past. i am happy to see that while he may struggle at times offensively, he does not let it affect him defensively.

what i'm noticing so far this season is that one player seems to be hot every month. Reynolds was hot in April, Santana put up great numbers in May, and Kipnis was absolutely scorching in June. maybe July will be Brantley's month. fingers crossed.


now let's break down the numbers. i am going to document his June #s, the 7th spot #s, the PH #s, the 3rd spot #s, the 4th spot #s, the 5th spot #s, the 6th spots #s, the #s of everything not leadoff combined, as well as the left field #s, overall left field #s, and overall outfield #s.

 
June batting average: .222
 
OBP: .260
 
SLG: .356
 
OPS: .616


Michael played in 26 (of 28) games in June. he started and played left field in 24 games, and he came in to PH in late innings in 2 games. after he PH'd, he remained in those 2 games as the left fielder and played a total of 5 innings in left field. he also had an additional plate appearance and at bat in 1 of the games that he did not start. he had 2 complete games off and did not play any center field this month.


Michael bat 7th in 9 games. (7 started, 2 PH/defensive sub)

Michael bat 3rd in 2 games.

Michael bat 4th in 6 games.

Michael bat 5th in 8 games.

Michael bat 6th in 1 game.


Michael played left field in all 26 games.

Michael was the PH in 2 games.

Michael played in 24 complete games.


in June, Michael had a total of 100 plate appearances and 90 at bats. here is how he fared:

20 hits

14 singles

3 doubles

0 triples

3 home runs

13 RBI

4 sac flies

10 runs scored

6 walks

4 stolen bases

1 caught stealing

11 strikeouts

6 first at bat hits


37 left on base

46 putouts

2 assists

1 double play

214 innings, 26 games
 
June batting average: .222 (20-90) (26 games)


now let's break down his (non-leadoff) numbers based on where he hit in the lineup.
 

when Michael bat 7th in June, he had a total of 31 plate appearances and 27 at bats in 9 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

7 hits

6 singles

1 home run

5 RBI

1 sac fly

4 runs scored

3 walks

3 stolen bases

4 strikeouts

1 first at bat hit


9 left on base

13 putouts

1 assist

1 double play

67 innings, 9 games
 
June batting average in the 7th spot: .259 (7-27) (9 games)
June batting average in the 7th spot while playing left: .231 (6-26) (9 games)
 
overall batting average so far in the 7th spot: .235 (12-51) (16 games) (126.2 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 7th spot while playing left: .220 (11-50) (16 games) (126.2 innings)

when Michael bat 7th, he was the PH in June for 2 games. he had a total of 2 plate appearances and 1 at bat. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

1 hit

1 single

1 walk

2 stolen bases

1 first at bat hit


2 games
 
June batting average as a PH in the 7th spot: 1.000 (1-1) (2 games)
overall batting average so far as a PH in the 7th spot: 1.000 (1-1) (2 games)

when Michael came in to PH in June, he had a total of 2 plate appearances and 1 at bat in 2 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

1 hit

1 single

1 walk

2 stolen bases

1 first at bat hit


2 games
 
June batting average as a PH: 1.000 (1-1) (2 games)
overall batting average so far as a PH: 1.000 (1-1) (2 games)
 

when Michael bat 3rd in June, he had a total of 8 plate appearances and 7 at bats in 2 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

3 hits

3 singles

1 walk

1 caught stealing

1 first at bat hit


1 left on base

5 putouts

17 innings, 2 games
 
June batting average in the 3rd spot: .429 (3-7) (2 games)
June batting average in the 3rd spot while playing left: .429 (3-7) (2 games)
 
overall batting average so far in the 3rd spot: .400 (6-15) (4 games) (35 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 3rd spot while playing left: .400 (6-15) (4 games) (35 innings)


when Michael bat 4th in June, he had a total of 26 plate appearances and 25 at bats in 6 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

4 hits

3 singles

1 double

3 RBI

1 run scored

1 walk

2 strikeouts

2 first at bat hits


18 left on base

11 putouts

51 innings, 6 games
 
June batting average in the 4th spot: .160 (4-25) (6 games)
June batting average in the 4th spot while playing left: .160 (4-25) (6 games)
 
overall batting average so far in the 4th spot: .211 (8-38) (9 games) (78 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 4th spot while playing left: .211 (8-38) (9 games) (78 innings)


when Michael bat 5th in June, he had a total of 31 plate appearances and 27 at bats in 8 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

5 hits

2 singles

1 double

2 home runs

5 RBI

3 sac flies

4 runs scored

1 walk

1 stolen base

5 strikeouts

2 first at bat hits


9 left on base

16 putouts

1 assist

71 innings, 8 games
 
June batting average in the 5th spot: .185 (5-27) (8 games)
June batting average in the 5th spot while playing left: .185 (5-27) (8 games)
 
overall batting average so far in the 5th spot: .245 (12-49) (14 games) (124 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 5th spot while playing left: .245 (12-49) (14 games) (124 innings)


when Michael bat 6th in June, he had a total of 4 plate appearances and 4 at bats in 1 game. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

1 hit

1 double

1 run scored


1 putout

8 innings, 1 game
 
June batting average in the 6th spot: .250 (1-4) (1 game)
June batting average in the 6th spot while playing left: .250 (1-4) (1 game)
 
overall batting average so far in the 6th spot: .235 (4-17) (6 games) (46 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 6th spot while playing left: .235 (4-17) (6 games) (46 innings)


when Michael was not leading off in June, he had a total of 100 plate appearances and 90 at bats in 26 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

20 hits

14 singles

3 doubles

3 home runs

13 RBI

4 sac flies

10 runs scored

6 walks

4 stolen bases

1 caught stealing

11 strikeouts

6 first at bat hits


37 left on base

46 putouts

2 assists

1 double play

214 innings, 26 games
 
June batting average everywhere other than leadoff: .222 (20-90) (26 games)
June batting average everywhere other than leadoff while playing left: .213 (19-89) (26 games)
 
overall batting average so far everywhere other than leadoff: .255 (50-196) (58 games) (475.2 innings)
overall batting average so far everywhere other than leadoff while playing left: .251 (49-195) (58 games) (475.2 innings)


now let's break down his numbers based on where he played in the outfield.


when Michael played left in June, he had a total of 98 plate appearances and 89 at bats in 26 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

19 hits

13 singles

3 doubles

3 home runs

13 RBI

4 sac flies

10 runs scored

5 walks

2 stolen bases

1 caught stealing

11 strikeouts

5 first at bat hits


37 left on base

46 putouts

2 assists

1 double play

214 innings, 26 games

(24 complete games)
 
June batting average while playing left: .213 (19-89) (26 games)
overall batting average so far while playing left: .273 (77-282) (78 games) (649.2 innings)


 
June #s while playing left: 46 putouts, 2 assists, 1 double play, 0 errors, 1.000 fielding percentage (214 innings, 26 games)
 
overall #s so far while playing left: 119 putouts, 7 assists, 1 double play, 0 errors, 1.000 fielding percentage (649.2 innings, 78 games)
 
overall #s so far while playing center: 0 putouts, 0 assists, 0 errors, 1.000 fielding percentage (4 innings, 1 game)
 
overall #s so far while playing the outfield: 119 putouts, 7 assists, 1 double play, 0 errors, 1.000 fielding percentage (653.2 innings, 78 games)



now my game-by-game numbers and notes.

Game 53/Game 1, June 1: 0-3, walk. AVG: .294
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 54/Game 2, June 2: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .299
(3rd/LF/CG)

Game 55/Game 3, June 3: 0-1, walk (first at bat). AVG: .297
(7th/PH-LF/4 innings)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 5th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the bottom of the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. he had 1 other official at bat during that time.^^

Game 56/Game 4, June 4: 1-3, walk, caught stealing, single. AVG: .298
(3rd/LF/CG)

Game 57/Game 5, June 5: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .297
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 58/Game 6, June 7: 0-4. AVG: .291
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 59/Game 7, June 8: 0-4. AVG: .286
(4th/LF/CG)

June 9: not in lineup.

Game 60/Game 8, June 10: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .285
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 61/Game 9, June 11: 1-3, walk, stolen base, single. AVG: .286
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 62/Game 10, June 12: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI single, walk, run scored. AVG: .289
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 63/Game 11, June 14: 0-4. AVG: .284
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 64/Game 12, June 15: 1-4, 2-run double. AVG: .284
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 65/Game 13, June 16: 0-3. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 66/Game 14, June 17: 0-4. AVG: .276
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 67/Game 15, June 18: 0-3, reached on forceout, RBI sac fly. AVG: .272
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 68/Game 16, June 19: 2-3, home run, run scored, RBI sac fly, home run, run scored. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 69/Game 17, June 21: 1-4, double (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 70/Game 18, June 22: 0-5, reached on forceout. AVG: .271
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 71/Game 19, June 23: 1-1, single (first at bat), stolen base, stolen base. AVG: .274
(7th/PH-LF/1 inning)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 8th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the top of the 9th inning.^^

Game 72/Game 20, June 24: 2-4, 2-run single, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .278
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 73/Game 21, June 25: 0-3, RBI sac fly (first at bat). AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 74/Game 22, June 26: 0-3, walk, run scored. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 75/Game 23, June 27: 1-4, double, run scored. AVG: .271
(6th/LF/CG)

June 28 (Game 1): not in lineup.

Game 76/Game 24, June 28 (Game 2): 0-3, RBI sac fly (first at bat). AVG: .268
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 77/Game 25, June 29: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, stolen base. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 78/Game 26, June 30: 2-4, single, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .275
(7th/LF/CG)



so far in 2013, Michael has a total of 313 plate appearances and 284 at bats in 78 games (653.2 innings). in total, he has 78 hits, 61 singles, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 39 RBI, 6 sac flies, 36 runs scored, 20 walks, 1 intentional walk, 3 hit by pitches, 8 stolen bases, 2 caught stealing, 37 strikeouts, 21 first at bat hits, 112 left on base, 119 putouts, 7 assists, and 1 double play.
 
season batting average: .275 (78-284)

OBP: .323

SLG: .373

OPS: .696

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