Michael Brantley Biography

Michael Brantley

Quick Facts Of Michael Brantley

Celebrated Name Michael Brantley
Age 32 Years
Nick Name Dr. Smooth
Birth Name Michael Charles Brantley Jr.
Birth Date 1987-05-15
Gender Male
Profession Baseball Player
Place Of Birth Bellevue, WA
Spouse Melissa Brantley
Father Mickey Brantley.
Net Worth about $23 million
Daughter Mariah
Son Michael
Mother Nina Brantely

Michael Charles Brantley Jr., professionally known as Michael Brantley is an American professional baseball outfielder. He plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Milwaukee Brewers selected him in the 2005 MLB Draft and made his MLB debut with Cleveland Indians in September 2009. He is the son of former MLB player and coach Mickey Brantley. He is the recipient of 2014 Silver Slugger Award and has been named to MLB All-Star four times. 

What is Michael Brantley famous For?

- Son of former MLB player and coach Mickey Brantley.

- Winner of Silver Slugger Award in 2014. 

Michael Brantley Stats

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Where was Michael Brantley born?

Michael Brantley was born on 15 May 1987. His birth name is Michael Charles Brantley Jr. He was born to a father, Mickey Brantley. He grew up in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He started playing baseball at the age of 7, playing in Southwestern Port St. Lucie Little League Baseball. 

Brantley attended Central High School in Fort Pierce, Florida. After high school, he committed to play college baseball for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. 

Michael Brantley Height

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Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers selected Brantley in the seventh round with the 205th overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. 

He was assigned to play for the club's rookie-level affiliates, the Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League and Arizona Brewers of the Arizona League. 

He batted .347 with 14 stolen bases in 44 games for Arizona.

He batted .324 in 10 games for Helena.

The Brewers then assigned him to the West Virginia Power of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2006. 

He batted .400 with 24 stolen bases in 108 games for West Virginia.

He batted .336 in 56 games for West Virginia in 2007.

He was promoted to the Huntsville Stars of the Class AA Southern League.

He batted .251 in 59 games for Huntsville Stars in 2007. 

He batted .319 with 4 home runs, 40 RBIs, and 28 stolen bases for Huntsville in 2008.

Michael Brantley Weight

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Cleveland Indians

The Brewers traded Brantley to the Cleveland Indians in October 2008. 

The Indians assigned Brantley to the Columbus Clippers of the Class AAA International League in 2009. 

The Indians promoted Brantley to the major leagues in September 2019. 

He made his MLB Debut on 1 September 2009. 

He batted 11-for-70 with one home run in 26 games in 2010 and was demoted to Columbus in July. 

He was recalled to the team in August. 

He batted .266 with 7 home runs, 46 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases in 114 games in 2011. 

He had surgery on the hamate bone in his right hand in August 2011. 

He batted.288 with a .348 on-base percentage, .402 slugging percentage, 37 doubles, and 60 RBIs in 144 games in the 2012 season. 

He had surgery to correct a sports hernia after the 2012 season. 

He batted .284 with 158 hits, 10 home runs, 73 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases in 2013. 

He signed a four-year contract extension with Indians worth $25 million, with an option for a fifth season valued at $11 million and a $3.5 million signing bonus. 

He batted .327/.358/.506 with a career-high 20 home runs in 2014. 

He won the Silver Slugger Award after the 2014 season.

He finished third for the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player Award.

He batted .310/.379/.480 with 15 home runs in 2015. 

He underwent shoulder surgery in the off-season. 

He batted .231/.279/.282 in 2016. He batted .299/.357/.444 with 9 home runs in 2017.

He batted .309/.364/.468 with 17 home runs in 2018. 

Michael Brantley Net Worth

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Houston Astros

He signed a two-year contract worth $32 million with the Houston Astros in December 2018. 

Who is Michael Brantley Married to?

Michael Brantley is a married man. He is married to Melissa. The couple has two children together, Mariah, and Maxwell. He lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida during the baseball offseason. 

How tall is Michael Brantley?

Michael Brantley stands at a height of 1.88 m. He has an average body build. He has a body weight of 91 kg. 

What is Michael Brantley Net Worth?

Michael Brantley earns from his professional baseball career. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements. He signed with Houston Astros for $32 million. His annual salary is reported at $16 million. His net worth is not available at present. 

Did You Know?

  • He bats and throws with his left hand.
  • His father is a former baseball player and a coach.
  • He was given the nickname "Dr. Smooth" for his smooth swing and approach of the plate.
  • He calls his father every morning to discuss his at-bats from the previous game.

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