Michael Brantley is an American professional baseball left fielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians.
Brantley was chosen by the Milwaukee Brewers as the 205th overall pick of the 2005 MLB Draft. Brewers’ Rookie-level teams in the Pioneer League and Arizona League, respectively, were Brantley’s first stops after he was signed.
It was 44 games for Arizona and 10 games for Helena, where he batted.347 and stole 14 bases, respectively.
In 2006, the Milwaukee Brewers sent Brantley to the Class A South Atlantic League’s West Virginia Power. While playing for West Virginia, he hit.300 with 24 stolen bases.
Brantley started the 2007 season with the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Brantley to the Huntsville Stars of the Class AA Southern League, where he batted.251 in 59 games after batting.335 in 56 games.
Brantley had a.319 batting average with four home runs, 40 RBIs, and 28 stolen bases in 2008 while playing for Huntsville.
Why Is Brantley Called Uncle Mike?
A four-time MLB All-Star, Michael Brantley batted just.311 in 2021 but was runner-up in the AL batting title race. Brantley has served as a sounding board for the team’s younger players ever since he arrived in Houston. Because of this, he became known as “Uncle Mike.”