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Last year, in his fourth major league season, Michael Brantley took big steps toward being a productive everyday outfielder. His walk rate went from the 6.6%-6.9% range, where it had sat for his first three seasons, to 8.7%, and he cut his strikeout rate down from 15.3% to just 9.2%. Overall, his strikeout-to-walk ratio improved dramatically from 0.45 to 0.95. Toss in an increase in line drive rate, and it’s no surprise that Brantley posted a career-best .288 average in 2012. But while Brantley did see his batting eye improve, he also saw his fly ball rate fall to just 28.8%, which ranked 122nd of the 143 batters to log 500 plate appearances. It’ll be tough to pile on the homers in a pitcher’s park like Progressive Field if you’re not putting the ball in the air. Note: For those of you that got the email update titled “Player Profile #163: Michael Brantley | OF | SEA”, I immediately saw after publishing it that I had written “SEA” instead of “CLE” — for whatever reason I was thinkin...
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