Michael Brantley

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Houston Astros Left Field (LF ) Age: 36-301d Exp: 13.131 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
Drafted: Round 7 (#205 overall), 2005 Country: United States Agent(s): (Excel Sports Management)

  • Current Contract

    Michael Brantley signed a 1 year / $12,000,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $12,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,000,000.

    2023-2023 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2023 Contract details by year 36 12.131 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000($12,000,000)
    2024 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Plate Appearances
      $500,000 each for 400, 425
      $750,000 each for 450, 475, 500, 525
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2022 Free Agent

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $32,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $16,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2019-2020 Free Agent

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $32,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $16,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2014-2018 Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $25,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,500,000
    Average Salary $6,250,000
    Free Agent:

    2013-2013 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $526,900
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $526,900
    Free Agent:

    2012-2012 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $495,300
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $495,300
    Free Agent:

    2011-2011 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $421,800
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $421,800
    Free Agent:

    2010-2010 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $400,800
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $400,800
    Free Agent:

    2005-2005Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $150,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $150,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings - $150,000 - $150,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $286,911 - - $286,911
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $421,800 - - $421,800
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $495,300 - - $495,300
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $526,900 - - $526,900
    2014 Player Cash Earnings AL SILVER SLUGGER:OF $1,500,000 $3,500,000 - $5,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 $2,000,000 - $17,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $5,555,556 - - $5,555,556
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (14 seasons)
    $98,786,467 $5,650,000 - $104,436,467
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    seasons Player Cash Earnings - $150,000 - $150,000
    9 seasons Player Cash Earnings $34,230,911 $3,500,000 - $37,730,911
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $64,555,556 $2,000,000 - $66,555,556
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jan 5 2024Retired from Professional Baseball
    Jan 5 2024Retired from Professional Baseball
    Dec 18 2022Signed a 1 year $12 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jan 20 2021Signed a 2 year $32 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Dec 17 2018Signed a 2 year $32 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Nov 3 2017Cleveland (CLE) exercised a $12M club option for 2018
    Feb 10 2014Signed a 4 year $25 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 11 2013Signed a 1 year $526,900 contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 3 2012Signed a 1 year $495k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 7 2011Signed a 1 year $421k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 10 2010Signed a 1 year $400k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jul 7 2008Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Milwaukee (MIL) with Matt LaPorta , Zach Jackson and Rob Bryson for C.C. Sabathia
    Jun 10 2005Signed a contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Jun 7 2005Drafted by Milwaukee (MIL): Round 7 (#205 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Michael Brantley, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2023 HOU 15 14 54 7 15 2 0 2 7 2 0 2 .278 .298 .426 .724 0.11
    2022 HOU 64 64 243 28 70 14 1 5 26 31 1 30 .288 .370 .416 .786 1.3
    2021 HOU 121 118 469 68 146 29 3 8 47 33 1 53 .311 .362 .437 .799 2.48
    2020 HOU 46 45 170 24 51 15 0 5 22 17 2 28 .300 .364 .476 .840 1.63
    2019 HOU 148 143 575 88 179 40 2 22 90 51 3 66 .311 .372 .503 .875 4.77
    2018 CLE 143 141 570 89 176 36 2 17 76 48 12 60 .309 .364 .468 .832 3.79
    2017 CLE 90 87 338 47 101 20 1 9 52 31 11 50 .299 .357 .444 .801 2.36
    2016 CLE 11 10 39 5 9 2 0 0 7 3 1 6 .231 .279 .282 .561 -0.05
    2015 CLE 137 135 529 68 164 45 0 15 84 60 15 51 .310 .379 .480 .859 3.77
    2014 CLE 156 154 611 94 200 45 2 20 97 52 23 56 .327 .385 .506 .891 6.95
    2013 CLE 151 144 556 66 158 26 3 10 73 40 17 67 .284 .332 .396 .728 2.98
    2012 CLE 149 143 552 63 159 37 4 6 60 53 12 56 .288 .348 .402 .750 3.28
    2011 CLE 114 109 451 63 120 24 4 7 46 34 13 76 .266 .318 .384 .702 2.1
    2010 CLE 72 69 297 38 73 9 3 3 22 22 10 38 .246 .296 .327 .623 -1.18
    2009 CLE 28 26 112 10 35 4 0 0 11 8 4 19 .312 .358 .348 .706 -0.03
    Totals 1,445 1,402 5,566 758 1,656 348 25 129 720 485 125 658 0.298 0.355 0.439 0.794 34.26
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $16,061,618
    • Avg. Salary: $8,030,809
    • MLB Rank: 166
    • LF Rank: 13

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2023
    • Avg. Salary: $16,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 76
    • LF Rank: 4

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Michael Brantley to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Josh Harrison 1 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 34
    Yadier Molina 1 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 38
    Yan Gomes 2 $13,000,000 $6,500,000 34
    Carlos Santana 2 $17,500,000 $8,750,000 34
    Averages 1.5 $11,250,000 $7,500,000 35


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Brantley's current age (36), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $15,100,000 $7,550,000


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Brantley statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Hits, Runs Batted In, Strikeouts, Batting Average, On-base Plus Slugging

    Player GP% H/GM RBI/GM SO/GM AVG OPS
    Josh Harrison 2020-2021, CHW 77.03 0.95 0.43 0.51 0.279 0.745
    Yadier Molina 2019-2020, STL 70.45 0.97 0.47 0.51 0.268 0.698
    Yan Gomes 2020-2021, CHC 59.91 0.89 0.49 0.75 0.260 0.738
    Carlos Santana 2019-2020, KC 98.65 0.92 0.56 0.69 0.259 0.855
    Average 76.51 0.93 0.49 0.62 0.27 0.76
    Michael Brantley 2021-2022 58.36 1.17 0.39 0.45 0.303 0.795
    % Change -23.72% 25.81% -20.41% 27.42% 12.22% 4.61%
    Median Prime % Change 8.42%
    Average Prime % Change 4.32%


    Michael Brantley's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    2 years, $16,061,618 $8,030,809
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