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Michael Brantley
LF | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 209LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 7, #205, Milwaukee Brewers | Fort Pierce Central HS, FL
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 148 138 22 41 3 11 0 .297 .338 .471 .809
13 Seasons 5455 4938 677 1466 117 651 123 .297 .354 .441 .795
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .297 3 11 0 .809
13 Seasons .297 117 651 123 .795

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2149 483 19 3.9 89 110.1 9.5 36 .287 .419 .368 .341 .338 36.7 8.6 10.1
2016 29 170 34 0 0 89.3 104.5 10.3 35.3 .231 .301 .238 .245 .262 29.4 14 7
2017 30 1391 292 12 4.1 88.4 110.2 9.9 33.9 .287 .430 .342 .338 .359 36.1 13.3 8.3
2018 31 2286 517 18 3.5 90.2 108.6 9.5 38.3 .300 .443 .360 .351 .356 38.4 9.5 7.6
2019 32 2316 513 28 5.5 88.8 108.9 10.6 36.3 .286 .462 .367 .350 .358 37.3 10.4 8
2020 33 721 142 7 4.9 88.7 105.3 10.2 34.5 .260 .413 .362 .325 .344 37.3 15 9.1
2021 34 566 121 10 8.3 90 109.4 8.8 44.6 .333 .518 .349 .388 .423 42.1 12.2 5.4
9599 2102 94 4.5 89.2 110.2 9.8 36.7 .290 .440 .358 .345 .354 37.4 10.7 8.3
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.3 21.9 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 341 60.4 82 75 26 13 9 1 3 8 67 .347 .358 .613 .595 .433 .430 91.1 12 7.3 9.4
2021 Breaking 142 25.1 37 35 9 8 1 0 0 6 30 .257 .315 .286 .476 .244 .369 90.5 8 13.6 11.3
2021 Offspeed 82 14.5 29 28 6 3 3 0 0 4 24 .214 .289 .321 .362 .246 .297 84.4 -2 16.3 16.0
2020 Fastballs 467 64.8 117 105 31 22 6 0 3 16 89 .295 .240 .438 .410 .352 .320 87.4 9 13.2 15.4
2020 Breaking 147 20.4 36 35 10 4 5 0 1 9 26 .286 .312 .514 .447 .344 .335 93.2 12 26.3 16.4
2020 Offspeed 107 14.8 34 30 10 5 4 0 1 3 27 .333 .269 .567 .382 .416 .331 87.7 9 16.3 10.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46 18 30.8 5.2 40.2 34 25.9 2.7 35 23.8 28.8 4.1 3.9
2016 44.1 17.6 35.3 2.9 38.2 32.4 29.4 2.9 35.3 32.4 29.4 0 0
2017 49.3 16.4 27.7 6.5 36.6 39.4 24 3.8 34.6 22.3 31.2 3.8 4.1
2018 46.2 18 31.1 4.6 38.7 39.3 22.1 1 35.2 21.3 30.8 6 3.5
2019 46 20.9 28.1 5.1 39 34.9 26.1 3.9 32.6 21.4 27.1 6.8 5.5
2020 47.9 21.8 27.5 2.8 43 31.7 25.4 3.5 33.8 24.6 26.8 6.3 4.9
2021 46.3 19 32.2 2.5 29.8 45.5 24.8 5 30.6 16.5 32.2 7.4 8.3
46.6 18.8 29.7 4.9 38.6 36.7 24.7 2.9 34.1 22.2 29.3 5.5 4.5
45.2 22.1 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Splitter -2.9 0 17 3 4 0 0 0 28.6 50 40 .112 .12 .106 0
2021 Cutter -1.8 0 23 4.1 6 .5 .667 .508 8.3 0 0 .336 .401 .324 33.3
2021 Curveball -3.8 -2 63 11.1 18 .176 .235 .169 14.8 16.7 15 .307 .538 .402 40
2021 Slider 2.7 2 79 14 19 .333 .333 .368 12.8 15.8 9.1 .321 .417 .337 40
2021 Changeup 1.7 1 65 11.5 25 .25 .375 .286 13.9 8 10 .319 .402 .327 22.7
2021 Sinker 3.2 4 111 19.6 32 .448 .759 .531 7 9.4 14.3 .366 .576 .428 50
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 0 207 36.6 44 .25 .5 .35 7.3 11.4 8.3 .356 .637 .446 54.3
2020 N/A -8.4 0 3 0.4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .007 .007 .006 0
2020 Splitter 33.2 5 16 2.2 6 .75 1.75 .925 16.7 0 0 .455 .783 .58 25
2020 Curveball -2.1 -1 62 8.6 13 .077 .154 .096 42.1 46.2 37.5 .158 .22 .162 42.9
2020 Cutter 6.4 4 55 7.6 17 .375 .813 .562 4.5 11.8 14.3 .249 .412 .305 28.6
2020 Slider 5.1 4 85 11.8 23 .409 .727 .53 18.4 13 7.7 .403 .581 .432 57.9
2020 Changeup 2.3 2 88 12.2 27 .28 .4 .324 16.7 11.1 14.3 .25 .333 .287 36.4
2020 Sinker -0.8 -1 155 21.5 44 .351 .459 .409 5.2 6.8 12 .273 .404 .358 32.4
2020 4-Seamer -0.4 -1 257 35.6 56 .231 .308 .269 19.6 19.6 16.9 .214 .413 .295 36.6
2019 Splitter -0.8 0 36 1.6 14 .214 .429 .271 16.7 14.3 14.3 .305 .559 .359 41.7
2019 Cutter 4.8 7 141 6.1 46 .463 .659 .51 8.1 6.5 7.5 .318 .441 .364 28.9
2019 Curveball 1.2 3 231 10 48 .256 .465 .351 17.7 20.8 16.7 .27 .455 .344 38.2
2019 Slider 2.2 6 295 12.7 88 .321 .449 .368 23.3 21.6 18.3 .274 .431 .342 36.7
2019 Changeup 0.9 2 266 11.5 94 .3 .511 .362 11.1 6.4 9.1 .28 .439 .322 26.2
2019 Sinker -0.7 -3 415 17.9 115 .27 .38 .337 6.6 6.1 7.3 .285 .421 .353 34.4
2019 4-Seamer 1 9 891 38.5 216 .316 .531 .391 7 8.3 8.5 .309 .535 .383 45.6
2018 N/A -26 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .142 .142 .128 0
2018 Splitter -3.7 -2 45 2 12 .167 .25 .179 13 16.7 28.6 .231 .258 .218 30
2018 Cutter 0.2 0 102 4.5 25 .25 .292 .294 16.3 8 7.4 .349 .458 .365 36.4
2018 Curveball 1.6 4 230 10.1 55 .308 .385 .339 24.1 29.1 28.1 .274 .375 .314 22.2
2018 Changeup 2.9 6 219 9.6 67 .381 .524 .425 17.4 10.4 12.5 .308 .409 .334 37.5
2018 Slider 0.4 2 369 16.1 96 .27 .427 .33 21.5 16.7 12.7 .261 .358 .291 29.7
2018 Sinker -0.1 0 481 21 149 .285 .369 .33 2.4 2.7 4.8 .298 .414 .354 47.7
2018 4-Seamer 1.4 11 802 35.1 211 .33 .568 .419 5.4 5.7 6.5 .344 .577 .424 40.1
2018 N/A 1 0
2017 Splitter -3.1 -1 30 2.2 14 .214 .357 .243 25 28.6 50 .189 .294 .205 20
2017 Cutter 1.3 1 63 4.5 16 .357 .429 .391 12.1 6.3 5.3 .408 .495 .431 38.5
2017 Changeup -0.5 -1 140 10.1 31 .31 .414 .34 20 16.1 15.2 .262 .356 .292 33.3
2017 Curveball -0.3 -1 163 11.7 35 .235 .324 .256 18.3 22.9 16 .271 .378 .291 38.5
2017 Slider 2.4 5 228 16.4 58 .309 .509 .384 26.4 27.6 19.8 .254 .369 .288 30.8
2017 Sinker -0.4 -1 300 21.6 93 .318 .459 .387 3.7 5.4 6.9 .326 .501 .382 43.8
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 3 459 33 123 .305 .467 .371 7.1 8.1 10.2 .288 .461 .363 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 121 488 -3 -1 2 1 0
2010 325 1310 -17 -9 11 6 -9
2011 490 1926 -1 -22 13 8 -2
2012 596 2118 -2 -12 11 10 6
2013 612 2249 -12 -7 14 10 4
2014 670 2392 16 -3 17 10 40
2015 581 2102 4 -3 17 9 27
2016 42 166 -1 0 1 1 0
2017 383 1432 6 -17 10 6 4
2018 629 2291 1 -12 22 11 22
2019 698 2596 -1 -6 17 11 22
2020 246 954 4 -1 8 5 16
2021 148 565 -2 -2 6 1 4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2149 48.2 63.8 95.3 22 79.4 43.2 21.5 42.3 8.7 6.6 75
2016 170 52.9 63.3 96.5 25 70 39.4 18.6 45.3 10.4 9.4 75
2017 1391 51.1 66 92.3 21.4 69.7 42.7 24.3 44.1 12.9 7.3 73.3
2018 2286 49.5 65.3 95.2 23.7 71 43.5 24.6 44.2 11 7.4 70.7
2019 2316 50.5 61 94.3 26 76.1 44 21.2 43.8 10.7 7.4 69.2
2020 721 50.8 59.3 89.4 20 64.8 46.2 20.9 39.9 16.3 8.3 65
2021 566 52 65.6 92.7 29.9 82.7 44.2 27 48.4 10.2 7.8 59.1
9599 50 63.5 94 23.6 74.4 43.6 22.8 43.6 11 7.3 70.4
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 78 95 65 42 92 49 37 56 55 98 80 100 31
2016 21
2017 63 91 52 30 75 18 26 59 54 89 47 98 31
2018 79 98 65 36 85 29 16 75 54 99 40 100 32 14
2019 74 91 62 41 80 51 26 38 39 98 41 99 41 9
2020 46 64 46 38 50 27 25 48 40 88 50 92 34
2021 91 100 81 50 86 68 45 63 58 95 18 99 28 63
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.3 23 20 3 12 17 6 26.1
2020 23.1 8 6.8 1 7 7 1 12.5
2021 24.6 3 3.4 0 3 2 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 23 21 23 20 25 21 20 22 21 17 26 22 12 17 20 23 17 20 11 24 12 21 18 20 18 22 24 18 25 19 22
2020 8 8 10 5 9 6 6 9 8 5 10 7 2 7 6 8 6 6 6 8 5 6 7 7 6 8 6 6 9 5 8
2021 3 5 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 2 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 5 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89 89.3 0.3 88.4 -0.9 90.2 1.8 88.8 -1.4 88.7 -0.1 90 1.3
Launch Angle 9.5 10.3 0.8 9.9 -0.4 9.5 -0.4 10.6 1.1 10.2 -0.4 8.8 -1.4
Barrel % 3.9 0 -3.9 4.1 4.1 3.5 -0.6 5.5 2 4.9 -0.6 8.3 3.4
Hard Hit % 36.7 29.4 -7.3 36.1 6.7 38.4 2.3 37.3 -1.1 37.3 0 42.1 4.8
Sweet Spot % 36 35.3 -0.7 33.9 -1.4 38.3 4.4 36.3 -2 34.5 -1.8 44.6 10.1
xBA .287 .231 -0.056 .287 0.056 .3 0.013 .286 -0.014 .26 -0.026 .333 0.073
BA .31 .231 -0.079 .299 0.068 .309 0.01 .311 0.002 .3 -0.011 .297 -0.003
xwOBA .341 .245 -0.096 .338 0.093 .351 0.013 .35 -0.001 .325 -0.025 .388 0.063
wOBA .368 .238 -0.13 .342 0.104 .36 0.018 .367 0.007 .362 -0.005 .349 -0.013
xSLG .419 .301 -0.118 .43 0.129 .443 0.013 .462 0.019 .413 -0.049 .518 0.105
SLG .48 .282 -0.198 .444 0.162 .468 0.024 .503 0.035 .476 -0.027 .471 -0.005
K% 8.6 14 5.4 13.3 -0.7 9.5 -3.8 10.4 0.9 15 4.6 12.2 -2.8
BB% 10.1 7 -3.1 8.3 1.3 7.6 -0.7 8 0.4 9.1 1.1 5.4 -3.7
Swing % 42.3 45.3 3 44.1 -1.2 44.2 0.1 43.8 -0.4 39.9 -3.9 48.4 8.5
Whiff% 8.7 10.4 1.7 12.9 2.5 11 -1.9 10.7 -0.3 16.3 5.6 10.2 -6.1
In Zone % 48.2 52.9 4.7 51.1 -1.8 49.5 -1.6 50.5 1 50.8 0.3 52 1.2
Out of Zone % 51.8 47.1 -4.7 48.9 1.8 50.5 1.6 49.5 -1 49.2 -0.3 48 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 22 25 3 21.4 -3.6 23.7 2.3 26 2.3 20 -6 29.9 9.9
First Pitch Swing % 21.5 18.6 -2.9 24.3 5.7 24.6 0.3 21.2 -3.4 20.9 -0.3 27 6.1
First Pitch Strike % 58.6 55.8 -2.8 60.8 5 58.3 -2.5 60 1.7 58.8 -1.2 62.8 4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 42 0 0.0 .238
2017 L 369 26 7.0 .338 .399
2018 L 618 136 22.0 .345 .400
2019 L 625 230 36.8 .365 .357
2020 L 187 103 55.1 .399 .332
2021 L 148 93 62.8 .263 .401

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