Michael Brantley’s June 2017 #s, #s Through June, & All Star Ballot Results
if you thought May wasn’t Michael’s greatest performance, then you may be indifferent to his June. he started the month out kind of slow, missed some time due to the birth of his child, and then was placed on the 10-Day DL with a right ankle sprain immediately following his paternity leave. upon his return, he had some early rust, but then seemingly got back on a roll. when it was all said and done, Michael missed almost half the games on the Tribe’s June schedule, playing only 13 of the 27 total games. so it’s a small sample size that we’re working with here to critique and under the circumstances, i don’t think i can legitimately be too harsh on him. (and neither should anybody else.)
these first three months of Michael Brantley’s 2017 baseball campaign haven’t exactly gone off without a hitch. April was great for Dr. Smooth–his best month so far–which gave every Indians fan the impression that he was back to his old self. conversely, in May, he suffered a right ankle sprain and struggled in some offensive categories, making that month somewhat pedestrian. then in June, Michael was unable to significantly add on to his overall stats because he not only spent time on the Paternity List after welcoming a new baby into his family, but was also on the disabled list while dealing with continued ankle soreness. combine that with some extra days off early in the year and Michael has missed more games than anticipated to this point.