Michael Brantley is a well-known American professional baseball player. He is currently playing in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros. Brantley played for the Cleveland Indians from 2009 until 2018. Michael was part of the All-Star team for four years. Brantley won the Silver Slugger Award in 2014.
Michael Brantley was born Michael Charles Brantley Jr. on May 15, 1987, in Bellevue, Washington. He is the son of former MLB player and hitting coach Mickey Brantley and his wife, Nine Brantley. Brantley graduated from Fort Pierce High School and later intended to join Coastal Carolina Chanticleers but continued. Michael stands six feet and two inches tall and weighs 91 kg.
Michael Brantley has an estimated net worth of more than $20 Million. He has accumulated most of his net worth through his successful career as a baseball player. In 2019, Michael signed a two-year contract worth $32 Million and received $2 Million as his signing bonus. Brantley had an annual salary of $500,000 while playing for the Cincinnati Bengals until 2013.
In 2014, Michael signed a four-year contract worth $25 Million with the Bengals. He received $3.5 Million as his signing bonus and had an average salary of $6 Million. In 201, Brantley signed a 2 year / $32,000,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $32,000,000 guaranteed amount. Totaling his earnings from his games, it sums to $76,550,356.
Michael is the proud father of three children. Brantley is married to his longtime girlfriend, Melissa. The duo walked down their wedding aisle in 2012. They had been dating for several years before their marriage and had a private wedding ceremony. Shortly after the wedding, The pair welcomed their first child, daughter Mariah, in September 2013.
In early 2015, Michael opened about expecting their second baby and was blessed with a son, Michaell III, in February 2015. The family of four extended to five with a third child, son Maxwell, who arrived in June 2017. The baseball player is close to his family and posting numerous photos of their vacations in his timeline.
Michael played baseball for his High School and had a.595 batting average, scored 22 runs, and recorded 12 runs batted in and 32 stolen bases in his senior year. Milwaukee Brewers drafted him in the seventh round, with the 205th overall selection, of the 2005 MLB Draft. After playing for numerous youth clubs, He joined Cleveland Indians in 2008 and made his professional debut in the NFL.
Michael spent the next ten seasons with the team until 2018. In between these years, He made it into the All-Star Team three times. Brantley was awarded the Silver Slugger Award for his performance in the 2014 season and was named a finalist for the 2014 American League Most Valuable Player Award. In December 2018, Michael signed a two-year, $32 million contract with the Houston Astros. He is named into the All-Star games for the 2021 season.
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