Michael Brantley’s May 2017 #s & Season #s + All Star Ballot Results
for Michael, the month of May was an anomaly. sure there were some definite highlights, but it was not one of his best overall outputs. to be frank, his performance in certain situations was downright disappointing. for much of May, particularly the first couple weeks, i couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong with him, and that was without factoring his minor ankle sprain into the equation. Michael was painfully unreliable when coming to bat with runners in scoring position–a usual strength for Dr. Smooth–which accounts for his low RBI total. not to mention how after he registered a career high five homers last month, he didn’t hit any balls out of the park in May. the majority of his hits were ground ball singles. to me, it appeared as though a few aspects of Michael’s game were just “off” this month.
this particular blog concentrates on Michael’s stats from April 3 through May 31. the format is the same as in my monthlies, except certain sections have been eliminated because they’re just not all necessary here.
the main difference between my two blogs is this: the cumulative season blogs focus solely on Michael’s numbers, while the monthlies provide stats as well as detailed information that i feel is important to document in regards to each month. in case you’re new or need a refresher, let me quickly give a rundown of what you can expect to find in my 2017 #s Through… blogs this season:
–current overall stats recap
–batting average competition
–team leads and career highs
–HR:RBI ratio, LOB, K Rate, and Outs
–streaks and situational statistics
–#s versus AL Central Division teams
–interleague play #s
–All Star Voting updates (in Through May & June only)