Michael Brantley
LF CLE
2 days ago

Brantley is not in the lineup Friday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley will head to the bench after his 10-game hitting streak came to an end Thursday against the Astros. Brandon Guyer is batting third and playing left field in his stead.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
3 days ago

Brantley went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He now has a 10-game hitting streak, over which Brantley is batting .381 (16-for-42) with four homers, nine RBI, 11 runs and two steals. After a lost 2016, the 29-year-old looks completely healthy and back in top form.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
4 days ago

Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley's fourth homer of the season, and second in as many contests, extended his hitting streak to nine games. Since April 13, the outfielder is slashing .368/.429/.737 with all four of his bombs, seven RBI and 10 runs. It's safe to say Brantley is back to being the elite player that he was before 2016's lost campaign.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
7 days ago

Brantley is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley has started seven of the last eight games, and with the White Sox bringing left-hander Derek Holland to the hill Sunday, manager Terry Francona decided it was an opportune time to give the veteran outfielder a day off. Brandon Guyer will fill in for Brantley in left field and bat third in the order.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
7 days ago

Brantley went 2-for-5 with a a two-run home run and two runs during Saturday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

After a lost 2016 campaign, Brantley is proving the shoulder injury is a thing of the past with a .310/.385/.517 slash line, nine runs, three home runs, 11 RBI and three stolen bases. His cross-category contributions make him a valuable asset and hitting in the heart of a potent lineup helps his fantasy floor.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Monday's 3-1 win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

It was Brantley's second home run of the season, and the outfielder is now slashing .268/.348/.463 with four runs, eight RBI and two stolen bases in 46 plate appearances. The Tribe is keeping him rested by sitting him against select left-handed pitchers after he played in just 11 games in 2016 due to a shoulder injury. The good news is that the 29-year-old lefty looks fully healthy, and he should provide solid numbers across the board for fantasy owners that took the plunge on him. After all, he's just three years removed from a .327-20-97 season.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley will be used judiciously throughout April and possible longer, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley, who played just 11 games last season due to shoulder problems, is being carefully deployed by manager Terry Francona in the early portion of 2017 in hopes of conserving the outfielder for later in the season. The Indians have been resting Brantley against selected lefties since the start of the year, and Francona says the practice will continue at least through April. Through 33 at-bats, the 29-year-old is slashing .242/.324/.394 with three extra-base hits and 10 strikeouts.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Brantley has been a staple in the three-hole this season, but with left-hander Daniel Norris taking the mound for Detroit, manager Terry Francona decided it was a good time for the outfielder's second night off of the season. Brandon Guyer will take over in left field and bat third in his stead.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
2 weeks ago

Brantley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

It had been 581 days since the embattled outfielder hit his last MLB home run in September of 2015. Brantley extended his RBI streak to four games Thursday while making it his sixth game in eight starts this year with a run driven in. It should be noted that the 29-year-old also struck out twice against the South Siders, raising Brantley's strike out rate to 31 percent through 29 at-bats.

Michael Brantley
LF CLE
3 weeks ago

Brantley went 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI double in the 10th inning Tuesday to give the Indians a 2-1 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Shoulder troubles ruined his 2016, but Brantley has looked fully healthy to begin this season, collecting four RBI through his first six games. The Tribe will continue taking it relatively easy on him, resulting in more frequent days off, but the 29-year-old appears ready to once again contribute the solid five-category production he delivered in 2013-15.