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2015 IBI PREVIEW CAPSULE: OF MICHAEL BRANTLEY (1.11.15)

17 Jan

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is outfielder Michael Brantley.

Previously-run previews can be found here:

Michael Brantley, OF

Bats: Left — Throws: Left — Entering his age-28 season — Contract: $5.0 million in 2015 ($6.5 million in 2016, $7.5 million in 2017, $11.0 million club option in 2018)

2014 Overview: Entering the 2014 season, Brantley was a good player, not a great one, who had just signed a four-year, $25 million contract. Now, Brantley is an All-Star, the owner of a Silver Slugger award, and finished third in the American League Most Valuable Player vote. Though some of Brantley’s jump does not seem sustainable, there is no doubt the outfielder took a huge step forward in 2014. The question now is how much of that jump Brantley can maintain heading into the future. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 11, 2015

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