Michael Charles Brantley Jr. is a Major League Baseball left fielder for the Houston Astros in the United States.
He formerly played for the Cleveland Indians and was known as “Uncle Mike.” Mickey Brantley, a former MLB player, and hitting coach is his father.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected Brantley in the seventh round of the 2005 MLB Draft after he starred for Central High School in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Brantley was traded to the Indians along with several prospects for CC Sabathia during the 2008 season.
In 2009, he made his MLB debut with the Indians. Brantley was chosen as an MLB All-Star and received the Silver Slugger Award in 2014.
He was then named to four more All-Star Games, giving him a total of five All-Star appearances in his career, including four in a row between 2017 and 2021.
Brantley was born in the city of Bellevue in the state of Washington. Mickey Brantley, Michael’s father, was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player who was a member of the Seattle Mariners at the time of Michael’s birth.
Michael grew up in the Florida town of Port St. Lucie. Brantley began playing baseball in Southwestern Port St. Lucie Little League when he was seven years old.
In 1999, while Mickey was the hitting coach for the New York Mets, Michael had the opportunity to spend time with the team.
Brantley was a member of the baseball and golf teams at Fort Pierce Central High School in Fort Pierce, Florida. He had a .595 batting average, 22 runs batted in, 12 runs batted in, and 32 stolen bases as a senior for the baseball team.
Brantley threw up his National Letter of Intent to play collegiate baseball with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers after getting picked by the Milwaukee Brewers out of high school.
Is Michael Brantley Married?
Michael Brantley married Melissa Brantley in 2013.
Who Is Michael Brantley Wife, Melissa Brantley?
While Michael Brantley is on the field, his wife, Melissa Brantley, is focused on raising their family.
The Ohio native is a stay-at-home mom who looks after their three children, Mariah, Michael III, and Maxwell, who were born in September 2013 and February 2015, respectively. Melissa has a son named Giovanni who she shares with her ex-boyfriend.