Michael Brantley is an American professional baseball left fielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Nicknamed “Uncle Mike”, he previously played for the Cleveland Indians.
A left-handed hitter and pitcher, Mickey Brantley is the son of a former MLB player and hitting instructor. He was taken in the seventh round of the 2005 MLB draft by Milwaukee Brewers after an impressive high school career in Fort Pierce, Florida.
In 2008, the Milwaukee Brewers sold him and other prospects to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for pitcher CC Sabathia. 2009 marked Brantley’s MLB debut for the Indians.
For the first time in his career, Brantley was nominated for an All-Star Game appearance and received a Silver Slugger Award.
For the first time in his career, he set career highs in multiple offensive categories and finished third in the voting for the American League MVP Award.
Between 2017 and 2021, he was a member of the All-Star squad on four occasions, finishing in the top ten in the AL batting average six times. He has been a member of the Astros in two World Series appearances.
Michael Brantley Parents: Meet Mickey Brantley and Nina Brantley
Professional baseball pitcher Michael Brantley was born to his parents Mickey Brantly (father) and Nina Brantley (mother). His father is a former baseball player who played in MLB.
Brantley and his father have a close bond. On a daily basis, they talk on the phone to go over his at-bats from the previous game.