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.
Who Is Michael Brantley’s Dad?
Michael Charles Brantley Sr. is a retired professional baseball player from the United States. From early 2005 to September 2007, he was the hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball.
Brantley was born into a family of eleven children, seven boys and four girls, in Catskill, New York. His father worked at a foundry, while his mother was a stay-at-home mom.
Catskill High School was his alma mater. Brantley went on to Columbia-Greene Community College, where he excelled in soccer, basketball, and baseball, and owns a number of school records.
He starred at Coastal Carolina University following one year at CGCC, and was picked by the Seattle Mariners in the second round (#30 overall) after his senior season in 1983.
In 1986, he made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners after 3+ years of success in the minors.
Brantley was a part-time outfielder and designated hitter with the Seattle Mariners from 1986 to 1989. In 106 games as a rookie in 1987, he led the Mariner regulars in hitting with a .302 average, 14 home runs, and 54 RBI.
In 149 games, he hit .263 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI in his lone full season as a regular. He played in the minor levels for many teams between 1990 and 1993 before concluding his career with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan.