Rob Brantly C MIA 9 Months
Rob Brantly homered in his lone at-bat Wednesday and is 7-for-14 this spring.
Brantly was handed a starting job last spring and disappointed, hitting .211/.263/.265 in 223 at-bats. As a result, the Marlins went and signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia and essentially punched Brantly's ticket back to Triple-A this year. It would taken an injury to Salty or backup Jeff Mathis for Brantly to make the club.
Rob Brantly C MIA Jun 14 '79
Marlins recalled C Rob Brantly from Triple-A New Orleans.
Brantly was demoted in early August after batting .225/.275/.284 over 204 at-bats. He should return to a part-time role with Jeff Mathis down the stretch. The Marlins still view Brantly as their long-term catcher.
Rob Brantly C MIA May 20 '79
Marlins optioned C Rob Brantly to Triple-A New Orleans.
Brantly was the team's Opening Day catcher, but he's sporting an ugly .225/.275/.284 batting line with one homer this season and had been losing playing time to Jeff Mathis. The Marlins still view the 24-year-old as their long-term catcher, but he clearly needs more seasoning.
Rob Brantly C MIA Apr 20 '79
Rob Brantly went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Marlins' loss to the Braves on Tuesday.
The homer was Brantly's first of the year, giving him 18 RBI as well. In his first full season in the majors, Brantly is hitting just .242/.296/.309 in 52 games.
Rob Brantly C MIA Feb 26 '79
Rob Brantly drove home his 11th run of the season in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Brantly's RBI single in the seventh inning was his only hit in four at-bats on the night. He's been a bit of a disappointment offensively thus far, hitting .247/.321/.323 with no homers, 11 RBI and only four runs scored on the season. Fantasy owners in two-catcher formats who counted on more production from the Marlins backstop have likely had to search for other options.
Rob Brantly C MIA Feb 15 '79
Rob Brantly (finger) went 1-for-3 with a single Monday in his return to the lineup.
Brantly sat out Sunday's game due to recurring discomfort with his right index finger, but the injury didn't require an extended absence. The 23-year-old backstop is hitting just .222/.297/.309 through 23 games this season.
Rob Brantly C MIA Feb 13 '79
Rob Brantly (finger) is not in the Marlins' lineup Sunday.
Brantly suffered a cut on the index finger of his throwing hand last week, and although he returned to action for a few games, the finger is still giving him trouble. Miguel Olivo is catching on Sunday.
Rob Brantly C MIA Feb 11 '79
Rob Brantly was hitless in four at-bats in his return to the lineup Thursday.
Brantly missed Wednesday's game due to a cut on the index finger of his throwing hand, but he's fine. The young backstop is hitting just .227/.298/.320 with no home runs this season.
Rob Brantly C MIA Feb 09 '79
Rob Brantly did not play Wednesday due to a cut on the index finger of his throwing hand.
It's not considered to be a big deal. Brantly could be back in there on Thursday.
Rob Brantly C MIA Feb 02 '79
Rob Brantly went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI in the Marlins' win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Brantly and Miguel Olivo have been sharing time at catcher for the Marlins this year, but Brantly made a strong case for more playing time on Tuesday. Brantly doubled twice off Twins starter Mike Pelfrey and now has six doubles on the season. The 23-year-old is the closest thing the Marlins have to a "catcher of the future" at this point.