Michael Brantley’s First Half 2017 #s
hey everyone! can you believe we’re already at the All Star Break? it’s definitely needed, if you ask me. except, it won’t be much of a break for some ballplayers, including Michael Brantley, who was selected as an American League OF reserve for this year’s Midsummer Classic! so as Michael heads down to Miami, Florida, for the 88th annual All Star Game, let me share his first half numbers of 2017 with you. and keep in mind, even though teams have played more than 81 games–the technical halfway point in baseball–all games played prior to the All Star Break are considered to be part of the “first half” of the sport.
so far in 2017, Michael has 278 plate appearances and 250 at bats in 66 games (551.0 innings). in total, he has 76 hits, 23 extra base hits, 53 singles, 17 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 37 RBI, 2 sac flies, 31 runs, 25 walks, 2 intentional walks, 1 hit by pitch, 8 stolen bases (6 – 2nd, 2 – 3rd), 1 caught stealing (2nd), 6 GIDP, 40 strikeouts (33 swinging, 7 looking), 18 first at bat hits, 110 total bases, 94 left on base, 103 putouts, 5 assists, and 1 error.
1st Half 2017 batting average: .304 (76-250)
April BA: .308
May BA: .293
June BA: .326 (not a qualifying player)
July BA (so far): .294
Michael’s .304 batting average is currently the 2nd highest on the team out of all the qualifying players. Jose Ramirez is still ahead of him with a .332 batting average.