Saturday, July 1, 2017

Brantley's 2017 #s Through June (+ All Star Ballot Results)

these first three months of Michael Brantley's 2017 baseball campaign haven't exactly gone off without a hitch. April was great for Dr. Smooth--his best month so far--which gave every Indians fan the impression that he was back to his old self. conversely, in May, he suffered a right ankle sprain and struggled in some offensive categories, making that month somewhat pedestrian. then in June, Michael was unable to significantly add on to his overall stats because he not only spent time on the Paternity List after welcoming a new baby into his family, but was also on the disabled list while dealing with continued ankle soreness. combine that with some extra days off early in the season and Michael has missed more games than anticipated to this point.

still, it hasn't all been bad. i mean, his shoulder seems to be holding up quite well. (knock on wood.) and if his ankle issue is now in the past, i think we're going to see some vintage Brantley numbers coming in these last three months of the year. but before we get to that, let's recap what he's done through June.

this blog tallies Michael's 2017 regular season numbers and statistics from April 3 - June 30.


so far in 2017, Michael has 240 plate appearances and 216 at bats in 57 games (484.0 innings). in total, he has 66 hits, 20
extra base hits, 46 singles, 15 doubles, 5 home runs, 30 RBI, 1 sac fly, 25 runs, 22 walks, 1 intentional walk, 1 hit by pitch, 7 stolen bases (6 - 2nd, 1 - 3rd), 1 caught stealing (2nd), 4 GIDP, 37 strikeouts (32 swinging, 5 looking), 17 first at bat hits, 96 total bases, 77 left on base, 91 putouts, 5 assists, and 1 error.


2017 batting average through June: .306 (66-216)

OBP: .371

SLG: .444

OPS: .815



Batting Average Competition

Jose Ramirez's .321 batting average is currently the highest on the team out of all the qualifying players.

Michael's .306 batting average cannot be ranked among Indians qualifiers because Michael is not a qualifying player anymore. he missed 14 games in June and that, unfortunately, was too many to keep him as a qualifier right now. a player needs to have accumulated 3.1 plate appearances per game to be considered, and he has 3.08. he literally fell two plate appearances short at the conclusion of June. be that as it may, as long as Michael doesn't miss significant time in July, he should become a qualifier again and stay one. and, if he continues to hit, i believe he could possibly regain the team batting title shortly as well, maybe even as soon as the All Star Break.


Team Leads and Career Highs

while he was out last month, Michael lost all the offensive team leads that he had, but there's still plenty of time left in the season for him to try and get them back.

through June, Michael does not have any team leads.

however, he is tied for 2nd with 7 stolen bases.

he leads the outfielders with 91 putouts, 484.0 innings, and 57 games. in addition, he's tied for 1st with 5 assists.

Michael does not have any career highs through June.


HR:RBI Ratio, LOB, K Rate, and Outs

Michael's home run total remains unchanged since April 30. after three months of the 2017 season, he has just five long balls. i have no explanation for this and i am discouraged by it.🙁 the team leader in home runs right now is Edwin Encarnacion with 17 and Francisco Lindor is 2nd with 14. Jose Ramirez (12) and Lonnie Chisenhall (10) are the only other Indians in double digits.

through June, Michael has a total of 30 RBI vs. 77 men left on base. in limited time last month, i think he did a decent job in both categories here--he drove in a nice amount of runners and didn't strand many. in these final three months of 2017, however, i do hope Michael has more RBI opportunities by coming to bat with more men on base. Chisenhall actually leads the team in ribbies at this time with 43, if you can believe that.😲 he's mostly a platoon player and comes off the bench late in games quite often, so that is both surprising and impressive. Encarnacion is close behind Chiz with 42, and Carlos Santana is right behind him with 41.

now let me calculate the new HR:RBI ratio. three of Michael's 5 home runs were solo and the other two were 2-run bombs. therefore, 10.0% of his 30 RBI have come from his solo homers, while 23.3% of his 30 RBI have come from all 5 of his home runs.

Michael's K rate so far in 2017 is 15.4% (37 K/240 PA). he currently averages 1 strikeout for every 6.5 plate appearances. that's only a small .5% increase from the end of last month, so i'm happy about that. BUT, i am dissatisfied with his strikeout rate being that high. hopefully, he'll play full months going forward and that rate will decrease with more plate appearances.

through June, Michael has 62 groundouts, 29 flyouts, 14 lineouts, and 9 pop outs versus 37 strikeouts. while i may get irked when he strikes out, he does get the barrel to the ball more often than not. still, i don't like with the total number of grounders he's amassed. the more balls he hits in the air, the better because they could easily fall in and/or leave the ballpark. even knowing that Michael has always attained the majority his outs via ground balls, i think the difference here is too much.


Reached Base vs. Left Stranded

to this point in 2017, Michael has reached base a total of 93 times in 2017 via hits, walks, hit by pitches, fielder's choices, and errors. he's scored 25 runs total, 5 of which came from his own home runs. he's been driven in 20 times by other players and left stranded 67 times. (once he was lifted for a PR, so i didn't count that here.) okay, something's gotta give. i'm not sure what it's going to take to get the guys batting behind Michael--Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Ramirez--to consistently hit when Michael's on base so he can score, but this needs to start being rectified immediately.


Streaks & Situational Statistics

Michael hit in 45 of the 57 games he's played in so far in 2017 and reached base safely in 49 games. he has 12 hitless games, but still reached base in 4 of those. Michael has 19 multi-hit games, 2 three+ hit games, and 7 multi-RBI games. he has at least 1 RBI in 22 games. in addition, he has 4 go-ahead hits and 5 go-ahead RBI. the Indians are now 31-26 in games that Michael's played in and 11-10 in the games he's sat out/missed.

Michael's had a few noteworthy streaks to this point in 2017, including:

--a modest 6-game hitting streak on the road between April 8-22. it began on April 8, then continued from April 17-22.

--a 10-game hitting streak, in which he bat .381 (16-for-42), between April 13-27 (over 15 days).

--a 10-game on-base streak between April 13-27.

--a 10-game on-base streak on the road between April 7 - May 3. it spanned over April 7-8, April 17-22, and May 1-3.

--a 14-game hitting streak, in which he bat .345 (19-for-55), between May 15-30.

--a 14-game on-base streak between May 15-30.

--a 7-game hitting streak on the road between May 19 - June 3. it spanned over May 19-23 and June 2-3.

--a 21-game reached base streak between May 12 - June 3 (over 23 days).

--an 18-game reached base streak at home between April 29 - June 10. it spanned over April 29-30, May 12-17, May 24 - June 1, and June 9-10.

Michael is currently batting .314 (43-for-137) against right-handed pitchers and .291 (23-for-79) against left-handed pitchers. his performance against southpaws was a lot better in June than a month ago and so his average is starting to creep back up to where it should be. of course, there's more room for improvement and i suspect we'll see that in the second half of the year.

Michael's hitting .328 (40-for-122) with 21 RBI at home. he has 10 doubles and 3 home runs (13 extra base hits) at Progressive Field, along with 1 sac fly, 15 runs, 13 walks (1 intentional), 3 stolen bases (2 - 2nd, 1 - 3rd), 4 GIDP, 21 strikeouts (18 swinging, 3 looking), and 59 total bases while playing 32 out of 39 total home games. he hit safely in 27 of the 32 home games he's played in and safely reached base in 29 of them. he has 5 hitless games at home, reaching base in 2.

Michael's hitting .277 (26-for-94) with 9 RBI away from Progressive Field. he did not play many games on the road in June and unfortunately struggled once again when he did. he has 5 doubles and 2 home runs (7 extra base hits) on the road, along with 10 runs, 9 walks, 1 hit by pitch, 4 stolen bases (2nd), 1 caught stealing (2nd), 16 strikeouts (14 swinging, 2 looking), and 37 total bases while playing 25 out of 39 total road games. he hit safely in 18 of the 25 road games he's played in and safely reached base in 20 of them. he has 7 hitless games away from home, reaching base in 2.

Michael's now batting .291 (16-for-55) with runners in scoring position with 24 RBI through June. breaking it down, he's batting .333 (5-for-15) with RISP and 0 outs, .316 (6-for-19) with RISP and 1 out, and .238 (5-for-21) with RISP and 2 outs. he had an excellent June with RISP, but his average in those 2 out situations still leaves a lot to be desired.

with 2 outs in an inning, Michael is presently batting .274 (23-for-84). he now has 7 doubles, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 11 walks, and 14 strikeouts (13 swinging, 1 looking).

additionally, he's hitting .319 (30-for-94) with 27 RBI with runners on base and 1.000 (1-for-1) with 3 RBI with the bases loaded so far this season. he's also drawn 2 RBI walks with the bags juiced through June.

lastly, Michael's hitting .295 (36-for-122) with the bases empty right now. he has 7 doubles, 3 home runs, 3 RBI, 8 walks, and 23 strikeouts (21 swinging, 2 looking).

through the first three months of the season, Michael has a 1.1 fWAR (wins above replacement), a 118 wRC+ (weighted runs created plus--the ability to create runs compared to the league average), a 3.5 BsR (baserunning runs above average with stolen bases and caught stealings), and -3.7 UZR (ultimate zone rating). none of these stats currently rank among the 12 qualifying American League left fielders because Michael is not a qualifier at this time. [these stats all came courtesy of fangraphs.com.]


Versus AL Central Division Teams

vs. the Kansas City Royals, Michael's batting .375 (12-for-32) in 8 games--5 of the 6 on the road and 3 at home. (he had 1 scheduled day off during one series.) the Indians are 3-5 in the games he's played in and won the game he did not play in. overall, Michael has 11 singles, 1 extra base hit--a double, 2 RBI, 2 runs, 1 walk, 2 stolen bases (2nd), 2 first at bat hits, and 13 total bases. besides that, he's grounded into 1 double play, struck out 6 times (5 swinging, 1 looking), and left 7 runners on base. furthermore, he has a .394 OBP, .406 SLG, and .800 OPS. as the left fielder, he's played 62 innings, but only 6 complete games because he left 1 game early after 3 innings following spraining his right ankle, and he was lifted for a pinch runner in the top of the 8th inning in 1 game because the Indians were losing a blowout and Terry Francona wanted to give him some extra rest. he's totaled 15 putouts as well.

vs. the Chicago White Sox, Michael's batting .273 (9-for-33) in 8 games--6 at home and 2 of the 3 on the road. (he had 1 scheduled day off during one series.) the Indians are 5-3 in the games he's played in and lost the game he did not play in. overall, Michael has 4 singles and 5 extra base hits, including 3 doubles and 2 home runs, as well as 6 RBI, 4 runs, 2 walks (1 intentional), 1 stolen base (2nd), 1 caught stealing (2nd), 4 first at bat hits, and 18 total bases. he also has 8 strikeouts (7 swinging, 1 looking) and 11 men left on base. furthermore, he has a .314 OBP, .545 SLG, and .860 OPS. while playing left field, Michael's recorded 13 putouts, 3 assists, and 1 error in 73 total innings/8 complete games.

vs. the Minnesota Twins, Michael's batting .333 (8-for-24) in 6 games--3 of the 7 on the road and 3 of the 6 at home. (he missed 7 games/2 series against this team so far. he missed all 4 games in one road series because he was with his wife for the birth of their child and on the Paternity List, and he missed all 3 games in one home series because he was on the 10-Day DL with a right ankle sprain, but had just begun running on the treadmill/drills in the outfield.) the Indians are 4-2 in the games he's played in and 4-3 in the games he did not play in. overall, Michael has 6 singles and 2 extra base hits, including 1 double and 1 home run, to go along with 3 RBI, 4 runs, 3 walks, 1 hit by pitch, 3 first at bat hits, and 12 total bases. additionally, he has 2 strikeouts (1 swinging, 1 looking) and 14 runners left stranded. furthermore, he has a .429 OBP, .500 SLG, and .929 OPS. he's played 52 innings in left field, but only 4 complete games because he was subbed out defensively after 8 innings in 1 game following getting hit in the right shin, and he was lifted for a pinch runner in the bottom of the 8th inning in 1 game. he's also recorded 13 putouts.

vs. the Detroit Tigers, Michael's batting .278 (5-for-18) in 5 games--2 of the 3 at home and 3 on the road. (he had 1 scheduled day off during one series.) the Indians are 2-3 in the games he's played in and lost the game he did not play in. overall, Michael has 5 singles, 3 runs, 3 walks, 1 stolen base (3rd), 1 first at bat hit, and 5 total bases. he's also grounded into 1 double play, struck out swinging 3 times, and left 9 men on base. furthermore, he has a .381 OBP, .278 SLG, and .659 OPS. defensively, he's played 43 innings/5 complete games in left field and recorded 8 putouts.


Interleague Play

the Indians have played a total of 11 games against four National League teams through June. Michael has played in nine of those games. the Indians are 1-8 in the games he's played in and 1-1 in the games he did not play in. overall, Michael's batting .233 (7-for-30) in Interleague Play so far in 2017.

vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field (no designated hitter allowed), Michael bat .167 (1-for-6) in 2 of the 3 road games in April. (he had 1 scheduled day off during the series.) the Indians went 0-2 in the games he played in and lost the game he did not play in as well. Michael's lone hit was a single, but he also had 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 stolen base (2nd), and 1 total base. he also struck out swinging once and left 3 men on base. furthermore, he had a .286 OBP, .167 SLG, and .452 OPS. in the field, Michael played 16 innings/2 complete games in left and recorded 3 putouts. (note: he was subbed out offensively in 1 game in the top of the 9th inning, depriving him of one more plate appearance.)

vs. the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park (no designated hitter allowed) and Progressive Field, Michael's batting .273 (3-for-11) in 3 games--2 road games and 1 home game in May. (it was initially supposed to be a home-and-home series with 4 total games, but 1 home game was postponed due to rain and will be made up in July.) the Indians are 1-2 in the games he's played in. overall, he has 2 singles, 1 double, 1 RBI, 2 runs, 3 walks, and 4 total bases. he's also struck out swinging twice and left 4 men on base. furthermore, he has a .429 OBP, .364 SLG, and .792 OPS. in the field, Michael's played 26 innings/3 complete games in left and recorded 8 putouts.

vs. the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field (no designated hitter allowed), Michael bat .000 (0-for-8) in 2 road games in June. the Indians went 0-2 in the games he played in. overall, he had 2 strikeouts swinging and 3 left on base. furthermore, his OBP, SLG, and OPS were all .000. in the field, Michael played 16 innings/2 complete games in left and recorded 2 putouts. (the Indians have one more series with this team at home in August.)

vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Progressive Field, Michael bat .600 (3-for-5) in 2 of the 3 home games in June. (he missed the final game of the series when he left the team to be with his wife, who was about to give birth.) the Indians went 0-2 in the games he played in and won the game he did not play in. overall, he had 1 single, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 1 sac fly, 1 run, 2 walks, 1 first at bat hit, and 5 total bases. he also left 1 man on base. furthermore, he had a .625 OBP, 1.000 SLG, and 1.625 OPS. in the field, Michael played 18 innings/2 complete games in left and recorded 1 putout.


League Rankings

because Michael is not currently a qualifying player, i cannot compare his batting average to other qualifiers (as explained above), nor can i compare his OBP, SLG, OPS, or strikeouts to them. despite that, Michael still has a few stats that rank in the Top 10 among left fielders and other players in the American League and MLB.

among left fielders in the American League, Michael's ranked tied for 2nd in doubles (15); tied for 4th in intentional walks (1); tied for 5th in hits (66); 6th in RBI (30); tied for 6th in singles (46) and stolen bases (7); 7th in extra base hits (20); tied for 7th in walks (22) and total bases (96); 9th in at bats (216); tied for 9th in home runs (5) and sac flies (1); 10th in plate appearances (240); and tied for 10th in hit by pitches (1).

among outfielders in the American League, Michael is tied for 7th in doubles.

among players in the American League, Michael does not have any stats that rank in the Top 10.

among all left fielders in the Major Leagues, Michael is tied for 4th in doubles, tied for 7th in stolen bases, tied for 8th in hits, and tied for 10th in singles.

among all outfielders in the Major Leagues, Michael does not have any stats that rank in the Top 10.

among all players in the Major Leagues, Michael does not have any stats that rank in the Top 10.


All Star Voting Results

when the first AL All Star voting results were posted on May 31, Michael debuted in 4th place. now here are all the rest of the weekly ASG voting updates as they occurred in June:

the second set of American League All Star ballot results came out on Tuesday, June 6 and showed that Michael received 220,917 votes in the past week, which moved him into the 3rd OF spot (up from 4th the previous week), his highest rank ever! he had a 35,474 vote lead over 4th place Mookie Betts (of the Boston Red Sox) and trailed 2nd place Mike Trout (of the Los Angeles Angels) by 600,736 votes. Aaron Judge (of the New York Yankees) had taken over the top OF spot.

when the third results of the AL All Star voting were released on Tuesday, June 13, Michael had dropped to 4th place (down from 3rd). while gaining 221,867 votes in one week, he trailed the new 3rd OF starter, George Springer (of the Houston Astros) by 28,339 votes. on the contrary, Michael had a nice 62,302 vote lead over Betts, who was still behind Michael (in 5th place). Springer made a remarkable jump into the Top 3, as he'd been in 7th place in the previous week's results. Judge and Trout remained #1 and #2, respectively.

the fourth wave of AL All Star ballot updates was posted online on Tuesday, June 20. after gaining 224,767 votes over a week, Michael was still in 4th place. Springer stayed in the 3rd spot and had a 175,697-vote lead over Michael. Avisail Garcia (of the Chicago White Sox) moved up into the 5th spot from 6th place previously, and he trailed Michael by only 30,260 votes. with these results also came the note that the final voting update would be made public on Monday, June 26.

with Michael having just missed time while on the Paternity List and still being on the 10-Day DL at this time, i figured most people outside of Cleveland fans would not be voting for him any further because he would not be adding to his stats. it was not the best time for a baby and an ankle sprain.

so when the fifth set of AL All Star voting results was revealed (on June 26), i was actually pleased. Michael remained in 4th place, but he had received 324,219 votes over the past week without even playing! that was the biggest increase he'd seen since the weekly results began. conversely, Michael was now 293,912 votes behind 3rd place Springer and had just a tiny 32,779-vote lead over Garcia in 5th place. Judge and Trout still owned commanding leads at 1st and 2nd, respectively.

photo courtesy of @MLB_PR on twitter

as i mentioned last month, Trout is on the disabled list after having surgery for a torn UCL in his left thumb. he is starting to work his way back, and there is a chance he'll be ready and cleared to participate in the All Star Game. should he be unable to play, then the highest vote-getter on the player ballot who's not already starting will take his place. to my dismay, the starting spot will not go to the 4th highest vote-getter from the fan ballot, which at this time is Michael. ain't that some 💩?

the final All Star team rosters will be unveiled on Sunday, July 2, in an ESPN All Star Selection show at 7 pm ET.

good luck, Michael! if you're not named as a starter, i hope you're at least chosen to be a reserve!

oh and i'm also happy to report that there was no trickery with the voting process this year. i was able to vote with multiple email addresses in the same web browser every day without any issues, unlike in 2016, which made it easier to vote with more emails this year. however, the pop up notification reading "congratulations! you have voted 35 times from this email address" was never implemented after casting your final 5 votes with an email address. i'd like to see that brought back for 2018 because that was a nice and quick reassurance that you had maxed out your allotted votes per email.


In The Field & League Rankings

after three months of play, Michael has 91 putouts, 5 assists, and 1 error in 97 total chances. he currently has a .990 fielding percentage.

before he committed his error on June 10, Michael had accumulated 80 consecutive errorless games in the outfield. now, after missing almost half of the games in June, he only has a 6-game errorless streak. his error will make it very difficult for him to break his 2014 club record of 247 consecutive games without an error before he becomes a free agent after 2018.😢

now here are the updated league rankings of Michael's outfield assists through June:

among AL left fielders, Michael's 5 assists in 2017 rank tied for 5th with Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals. Melky Cabrera of the Chicago White Sox has the most assists right now with 7. Norichika Aoki of the Houston Astros, Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox, and Justin Upton of the Detroit Tigers are all tied for 2nd with their 6 assists.

among all MLB left fielders, Michael's 5 assists rank tied for 6th (with 3 other players). Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins also has 5, as does Tommy Pham of the St. Louis Cardinals.

among all AL outfielders, Michael's 5 assists rank tied for 7th (with 5 other players, including his Indians teammate, Bradley Zimmer).

among all MLB outfielders, Michael's 5 assists rank tied for 13th (with 6 other players).

the current MLB OF assist leaders are Melky Cabrera, Leury Garcia of the White Sox, and Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds with 7.



now let's break down the numbers. i am going to document his 2017 #s through June, the 3rd spot #s, and the PH #s, as well as the left field #s, the 3rd + left field #s, and overall outfield #s.


2017 batting average through June: .306

OBP: .371

SLG: .444

OPS: .815


Michael played in 57 (of 78) games, 50 complete, in 2017 through June.

he started and played left field in 56 games, completing 50 of those games, appearing in 57 total.

he was a defensive switch into left field in 1 game for 2 innings after a PH appearance.

he was subbed out defensively in 3 games after playing a total of 22 innings; 1 game after 8 innings because he had just been hit by a pitch and also because the Indians were winning a blowout and he had done more than enough in the game, and 2 games after playing a total of 14 innings (7 innings/7 innings per game) because the Indians were winning a blowout and he had done more than enough in the game.

he left 1 game early with a sprained right ankle after playing 3 innings.

he was lifted for a PR in 2 games after playing a total of 15 innings; 1 game in the bottom of the 8th inning because the Indians were winning a blowout, and 1 game in the top of the 8th inning because the Indians were losing a blowout.

he came in to PH in the top of the 8th inning for 1 game.

additionally, he was subbed out offensively in the top of the 9th inning in 1 game and lost out on 1 plate appearance, but still played a complete game defensively because there was no bottom of the 9th inning.

he missed 3 games with a right ankle sprain.

he missed 1 game due to the birth of his child.

he missed 4 games while he was on the Paternity List.

he missed 7 games while he was on the 10-Day DL with a right ankle sprain.

he got 6 scheduled games off.


Michael bat 3rd in 57 games. (1 PH)


Michael played left field in 57 games. (50 complete, 1 defensive switch: 2 innings, 3 subbed out: 22 innings, 1 left early with injury: 3 innings, 2 lifted for PR: 15 innings)

Michael was a PH in 1 game.

Michael played in 50 complete games.



through June 2017, Michael had a total of 240 plate appearances and 216 at bats. here is how he fared:

66 hits

20 extra base hits

46 singles

15 doubles

5 home runs

30 RBI

1 sac fly

25 runs

22 walks

1 intentional walk

1 hit by pitch

7 stolen bases (6 - 2nd, 1 - 3rd)

1 caught stealing (2nd)

4 GIDP

37 strikeouts (32 swinging, 5 looking)

17 first at bat hits

96 total bases

77 left on base


91 putouts

5 assists

1 error

484.0 innings, 57 games

(50 complete games)

2017 batting average through June: .306 (66-216) (57 games)


now let's break down his numbers based on where he hit in the lineup.


when Michael bat 3rd in 2017, he had a total of 240 plate appearances and 216 at bats in 57 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

66 hits

20 extra base hits

46 singles

15 doubles

5 home runs

30 RBI

1 sac fly

25 runs

22 walks

1 intentional walk

1 hit by pitch

7 stolen bases (6 - 2nd, 1 - 3rd)

1 caught stealing (2nd)

4 GIDP

37 strikeouts (32 swinging, 5 looking)

17 first at bat hits

96 total bases

77 left on base


91 putouts

5 assists

1 error

484.0 innings, 57 games

(50 complete games)

2017 batting average in the 3rd spot through June: .306 (66-216) (57 games)


when Michael bat 3rd and played left in 2017, he had a total of 239 plate appearances and 215 at bats in 57 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

66 hits

20 extra base hits

46 singles

15 doubles

5 home runs

30 RBI

1 sac fly

25 runs

22 walks

1 intentional walk

1 hit by pitch

7 stolen bases (6 - 2nd, 1 - 3rd)

1 caught stealing (2nd)

4 GIDP

36 strikeouts (31 swinging, 5 looking)

17 first at bat hits

96 total bases

76 left on base


91 putouts

5 assists

1 error

484.0 innings, 57 games

(50 complete games)

2017 batting average in the 3rd spot while playing left through June: .307 (66-215) (57 games)


when Michael bat 3rd and was a PH in 2017, he had a total of 1 plate appearance and 1 at bat in 1 game. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

0 hits

1 strikeout swinging

1 left on base


1 game

2017 batting average in the 3rd spot as a PH through June: .000 (0-1) (1 game)


when Michael came in to PH in 2017, he had a total of 1 plate appearance and 1 at bat in 1 game. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

0 hits

1 strikeout swinging

1 left on base


1 game

2017 batting average as a PH through June: .000 (0-1) (1 game)


when Michael played the outfield in 2017, he had a total of 239 plate appearances and 215 at bats in 57 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

66 hits

20 extra base hits

46 singles

15 doubles

5 home runs

30 RBI

1 sac fly

25 runs

22 walks

1 intentional walk

1 hit by pitch

7 stolen bases (6 - 2nd, 1 - 3rd)

1 caught stealing (2nd)

4 GIDP

36 strikeouts (31 swinging, 5 looking)

17 first at bat hits

96 total bases

76 left on base


91 putouts

5 assists

1 error

484.0 innings, 57 games

(50 complete games)

2017 batting average while playing the outfield through June: .307 (66-215) (57 games)


now let's break down his numbers specific to where he played in the outfield.


when Michael played left in 2017, he had a total of 239 plate appearances and 215 at bats in 57 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

66 hits

20 extra base hits

46 singles

15 doubles

5 home runs

30 RBI

1 sac fly

25 runs

22 walks

1 intentional walk

1 hit by pitch

7 stolen bases (6 - 2nd, 1 - 3rd)

1 caught stealing (2nd)

4 GIDP

36 strikeouts (31 swinging, 5 looking)

17 first at bat hits

96 total bases

76 left on base


91 putouts

5 assists

1 error

484.0 innings, 57 games

(50 complete games)

2017 batting average while playing left through June: .307 (66-215) (57 games)


2017 #s so far while playing left: 91 putouts, 5 assists, 1 error, 0.990 fielding percentage (484.0 innings, 57 games)

2017 #s so far while playing the outfield: 91 putouts, 5 assists, 1 error, 0.990 fielding percentage (484.0 innings, 57 games)


to see Michael's game-by-game numbers and notes from this season so far, please refer back to:
Brantley's April 2017 #s
Brantley's May 2017 #s
Brantley's June 2017 #s


if you have any remarks about Michael's performance through June or what you'd like to see from him for the remainder of the year, leave them in a comment below!💭


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