Michael Brantley’s Triumphant Return to Baseball/April 2017 #s
hey there, Brantley fans! guess what? Michael played a full month in the regular season and had no physical health issues! when was the last time i could claim that, right? his rehab was such a lengthy process, and i want to thank each and every one of you who followed his journey back to the majors along with me by reading all my blogs about his post-surgery progressions.
that’s all in the past now, fortunately, as Dr. Smooth seems to be rapidly returning to his normal self. and that means i am back in business re: writing a standard monthly blog. it’s been a loooooong time since i’ve been able to do so and you have no idea how happy i am about it. but because it’s been a while, i want to provide an outline of what you can expect to find in my monthly compositions.
to keep everything clear and separated, i divide my blogs into sections. this season, i’ve decided to switch around the order of my presentation a bit, but each month will typically include:
–a monthly overview
–health updates (if applicable)
–batting order position information/changes
–areas of concern
–team batting winner (and/or Michael’s monthly BA rank)
–team leads and career highs
–HR:RBI ratio, LOB, K Rate, and Outs
–streaks and situational statistics (ie. # of games hit in/reached base in, RHP/LHP splits, home/away splits, RISP info, runners on/bases loaded/bases empty stats, multi-hit games, multi-RBI games, go-ahead hits and RBI, etc.)
–#s versus AL Central Division teams
–interleague play #s