Michael Brantley
Left Field
Drafted: Round 7 (#205 overall), 2005
Experience: 13.131 Years
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$12,000,000 Free Agent:2024 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
2023 Contract details by year 35 $12,000,000 $12,000,000
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.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus 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 $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
12 seasons $98,786,467 $5,650,000 - $104,436,467

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  • Jan 5 2024

    Retired from Professional Baseball

  • Jan 5 2024

    Retired from Professional Baseball

  • Dec 18 2022

    Signed a 1 year $12 million contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Jan 20 2021

    Signed a 2 year $32 million contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Dec 17 2018

    Signed a 2 year $32 million contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Nov 3 2017

    Cleveland (CLE) exercised a $12M club option for 2018

  • Feb 10 2014

    Signed a 4 year $25 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Mar 11 2013

    Signed a 1 year $526,900 contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Mar 3 2012

    Signed a 1 year $495k contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Mar 7 2011

    Signed a 1 year $421k contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Mar 10 2010

    Signed a 1 year $400k contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Jul 7 2008

    Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Milwaukee (MIL) with Matt LaPorta , Zach Jackson and Rob Bryson for C.C. Sabathia

  • Jun 10 2005

    Signed a contract with Milwaukee (MIL)

  • Jun 7 2005

    Drafted by Milwaukee (MIL): Round 7 (#205 overall)