2015 postseason player profiles: Outfielder Michael Brantley

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Michael Brantley

Height: 6-2

Weight: 200

Birthday: 5/15/87

Birthplace: Bellevue, Wash.

Club control: 2018 (signed through 2017 w/club option)

Twitter: n/a (though we’re trying)

The numbers:

  • .310 average (164-529) – fourth in AL
  • 45 doubles (led MLB)
  • 15 homers, 84 RBI
  • .859 OPS

Behind the numbers:

  • Fourth Indians player to have consecutive seasons of 45 or more doubles (Speaker, Boudreau and Burns)
  • Third Indians batter since 1961 to lead AL in doubles (most by an Indians batter since Grady Sizemore had 53 in 2006)
  • Ranked among AL leaders in OBP (3rd, .379), AVG vs. RHP (4th, .321), road AVG (6th, .304), AVG after the sixth inning (9th, .303), OPS (11th) and more
  • Toughest batter to strike out in the AL, with 11.7 PAs per strikeout
  • Recorded his ninth and 10th career games with four or more hits on April 26 and July 22
  • Had his third career two-homer game on Sept. 10, with both giving the Indians the lead
  • Had walk-off single to beat the Yankees in 11 innings on Aug. 11 at Progressive Field
  • Was the club’s nominee for the Hank Aaron Award
  • Missed six games in April with back stiffness, then 10 of the season’s final 12 after suffering a shoulder injury in Minnesota

Highlights:

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