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Michael Brantley is a renowned baseball player who currently plays for Houston Astros in MLB. After being purchased to the Indians in 2008, Michael Brantley made his MLB debut in 2009 with the Cleveland Indians. He is a four times All-Star player, and he bagged a Silver Slugger Award in 2014. 

Quick Info
Full NameMichael Charles Brantley Jr.
Date Of BirthMay 15, 1987
Birth PlaceBellevue, Washington, US
Parent(s)Mickey Brantley
ProfessionBaseball Player
SpouseMelissa Brantley
Age33 years
Height6 ft 2 in
Net WorthUS $16 million


Michael Brantley’s full name in his childhood dates is Michael Charles Brantley Jr. Michael was born to Nina Brantley and Mickey Brantley on May 15, 1987, in Bellevue, which lies in Washington. His father is a former MLB player and played for the  Seattle Mariners. He grew up in St. Lucie. Michael started playing in Little League Baseball when he was seven years old. Michael Brantley acquired his high school education from Central High School. Michael Brantley performed for the school’s baseball team and golf team there.

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Michael started his professional career after being selected by Milwaukee Brewers in the 7th round of the 2005 MLB Draft. He was the 205th overall selection. Michael Brantley played with Helena Brewers and Arizona Brewers in Pioneer League and Arizona League, respectively. He played for West Virginia Power in 2006. The team is in the Classic A South Atlantic League. He got promoted to Huntsville Stars in 2007, and in 59 games, he batted .251. In 2008, he batted .319 for Huntsville. On October 3 of 2008, Michael got traded to the Cleveland Indians. He played in the Class AAA International League in 2009 for the team Columbus Clippers.

Michael batted 267 for them. He replaced Grady Sizemore, who got injured at the near end of the season. In 28 games, Michael was able to hit .313. Michael opened for Cleveland in 2010 on the Opening Day. On July 27 of 2010, Michael got reduced to Columbus. In August of the same year, he was promoted once again to Cleveland Indians as the leadoff hitter. He averaged .242 batting in 2010. Michael averaged .266 batting in 2011 with seven home runs.

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In August, he had to end the season after he had to get surgery due to tendinitis. At the time in 2012, Michael Brantley has a 22 game hitting streak. Michael got surgery for a sports hernia in 2012 after the end of the 2012 season, and he played in the left field in the 2013 season. 2013 was a good year for Michael as Brantley had an errorless streak of 245 by the end of the season. It is considered her breakthrough season as he batted .284 and had 158 hits and ten home runs.

In 2014, Michael signed a US$ 25 million 4 year contract with Cleveland Indians. In the days of 2018, Michael Brantley has the largest percentage of 90.9% of deals on swings in the MLB. He batted .306 in 2018, the All-Star Game. Michael Brantley confirmed a two-year agreement deserving US$ 32 million to the club Houston Astros in the time of December of 2018. He batted .311 in 2019 and had a DRS rating of 10. It is the highest MLB DRS rating by a left fielder.



Brantley’s wife’s name is Melissa Brantley. They have three children together. The family has their first daughter in September of 2013, and her name js Mariah. They had their second child in February of 2015, and they named him Michael III. In  2017 June, the couple has their another child together and named him Maxwell. He is very close with his father, and they discuss baseball every morning when they have a phone call. He resides in St. Lucie, which lies in Florida during the off-season with his family. 

Michael Brantley

Height, Weight, and Age

Michael Brantley stands 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 meters) tall and weighs approximately 94 kg. As of October of 2020, he is 33 years old. 


Social Media

As of October of 2020, Michael Brantley isn’t active on any social media platforms. 



His actual net worth is still unknown. In 2019 and 2020, he endorsed a US$ 16 million settlement with Houston Astros. Before this, in 2018, he signed an US$ 11.5 million contract with Cleveland Indians. He has made many more multi-million dollar deals before.