OF, Michael Brantley
There are few players that have played for the Cleveland Indians in the last decade loved more by the fan base than Michael Brantley.
Brantley spent eight years with the Indians in which he was named an All-Star three-times, win a Silver Slugger Award and finish third in 2014 AL MVP voting.
After the 2018 season, Brantley departed Cleveland in free agency to sign a two-year $32 million deal with the Houston Astros.
In his first year as an Astro, Brantley helped guide Houston to the World Series after an All-Star season that saw him slash .311/372/.502 with 22 home runs and 90 RBI’s.
In 2020, Brantley had yet another solid year at the plate as in 46 games; he slashed .300/.364/.476 with five home runs and 22 RBI’s as he helped Houston clinch their fourth straight postseason berth.
Brantley is now fighting to help Houston get back to the World Series as he was a key contributor in helping the Astros sweep the Minnesota Twins in the Wild Card Series and take down the Oakland A’s in four games in the ALDS.
Through seven postseason games, he is slashing .345/.406/.621 with two home runs and seven RBI’s.
Brantley and the Astros currently trail the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 in the ALCS.