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Portrait of Rob Brantly

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .245 10 27 33 1 .236 -0.3
Birth Date7-14-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age29 years, 2 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2014
-0.52015
2016
0.32017
-0.32018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 MIA 22 31 113 100 14 29 8 0 3 46 13 16 0 0 0 8 1 1 .290 .372 .460 .302 10.3 -5.9 0.5
2013 MIA 23 67 243 223 11 47 9 0 1 59 15 53 2 3 0 18 0 0 .211 .263 .265 .191 -5.7 -9.3 -1.6
2015 CHA 25 14 36 33 3 4 1 0 1 8 2 8 0 1 0 6 0 0 .121 .167 .242 .154 -2.2 -2.1 -0.5
2017 CHA 27 13 36 31 4 9 1 0 2 16 3 14 2 0 0 5 0 0 .290 .389 .516 .307 2.6 -0.1 0.3
Career1254283873289190712933914403711.230.294.333.2275.0-17.4-1.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 WMI A 52 217 .249 .258 .329 .380 .255 .283 102 -2.7 6.7 4 -1.1 -1.7 6.3 0.5 6.3 0.5
2011 WMI A 75 317 .281 .250 .320 .377 .263 .331 98 7.3 9.2 4.9 -0.3 -0.7 20.7 2.1 20.7 2.1
2011 LAK A+ 39 155 .209 .264 .329 .392 .258 .223 100 -8.9 4.6 1.4 1.6 -1.2 -4.1 -0.2 -4.1 -0.2
2012 MIA MLB 31 113 .302 .243 .303 .379 .246 .321 97 4.7 3.1 1.8 -5.9 0.6 10.3 0.5 10.3 0.5
2012 ERI AA 46 195 .280 .259 .328 .384 .261 .329 107 4.1 5.4 1.9 -6.2 0.5 11.8 0.6 11.8 0.6
2012 NWO AAA 14 54 .327 .283 .340 .447 .273 .415 90 4.1 1.6 1 -0.7 -0.3 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2012 TOL AAA 36 139 .198 .244 .309 .370 .240 .311 96 -9.7 4.1 1.6 -7.3 1.3 -2.6 -1.0 -2.6 -1.0
2013 MIA MLB 67 243 .191 .254 .314 .393 .259 .267 95 -16 6.4 3.8 -9.3 0.1 -5.7 -1.6 -5.7 -1.6
2013 NWO AAA 20 74 .217 .274 .343 .408 .269 .197 92 -3.5 2.1 1.3 -2.3 1.1 1.0 -0.1 1.0 -0.1
2014 NWO AAA 101 392 .237 .269 .331 .416 .263 .291 89 -10.1 11.7 6.3 -9.5 -2.3 5.7 -0.4 5.7 -0.4
2015 CHA MLB 14 36 .154 .247 .304 .408 .253 .120 103 -3.7 1.0 0.6 -2.1 -0.0 -2.2 -0.5 -2.2 -0.5
2015 BIR AA 30 121 .290 .260 .329 .380 .270 .343 93 3.7 3.2 1.8 -5.0 -1.5 7.3 0.2 7.3 0.2
2015 CHR AAA 23 94 .269 .250 .315 .362 .247 .309 115 0.9 2.6 0.2 -1.1 -1.3 2.4 0.1 2.4 0.1
2016 TAC AAA 85 315 .263 .270 .332 .418 .265 .253 95 0.8 8.8 2.5 2.9 -0.8 11.5 1.5 11.5 1.5
2016 GIG Wnt 15 39 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 CHA MLB 13 36 .307 .259 .312 .428 .254 .467 108 1.8 1.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2017 CHR AAA 37 142 .283 .242 .308 .366 .240 .279 103 3.6 4.2 2.4 0.4 -2.6 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2017 LOU AAA 46 179 .266 .256 .327 .394 .254 .324 103 1.3 5.3 2.6 -1.1 -0.8 8.3 0.7 8.3 0.7
2018 COH AAA 15 45 .172 .254 .311 .394 .258 .214 103 -4.3 1.3 0.9 0.3 -1.2 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2018 GWN AAA 57 201 .192 .253 .322 .396 .258 .261 98 -14.8 5.9 2.5 -6.8 -1.5 -7.9 -1.5 -7.9 -1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 WMI A 217 26 48 10 1 1 21 23 22 2 2 .255 .350 .335 .080 .249 6.3 -1.1 0.5
2011 WMI A 317 42 86 16 1 7 44 24 39 2 2 .303 .366 .440 .137 .281 20.7 -0.3 2.1
2011 LAK A+ 155 16 32 6 0 3 18 5 17 0 0 .219 .239 .322 .103 .209 -4.1 1.6 -0.2
2012 NWO AAA 54 7 19 4 0 2 11 1 9 0 0 .365 .389 .558 .192 .327 6.3 -0.7 0.6
2012 ERI AA 195 16 56 16 1 3 24 12 17 0 3 .311 .359 .461 .150 .280 11.8 -6.2 0.6
2012 MIA MLB 113 14 29 8 0 3 8 13 16 1 1 .290 .372 .460 .170 .302 10.3 -5.9 0.5
2012 TOL AAA 139 11 33 4 0 0 6 7 25 0 0 .254 .295 .285 .031 .198 -2.6 -7.3 -1.0
2013 NWO AAA 74 9 13 3 0 1 3 3 8 0 0 .186 .219 .271 .086 .217 1.0 -2.3 -0.1
2013 MIA MLB 243 11 47 9 0 1 18 15 53 0 0 .211 .263 .265 .054 .191 -5.7 -9.3 -1.6
2014 NWO AAA 392 38 93 15 2 4 37 20 61 0 0 .255 .291 .341 .085 .237 5.7 -9.5 -0.4
2015 BIR AA 121 13 38 6 1 4 22 3 14 0 1 .325 .347 .496 .171 .290 7.3 -5.0 0.2
2015 CHR AAA 94 11 25 3 0 4 16 5 17 0 0 .291 .319 .465 .174 .269 2.4 -1.1 0.1
2015 CHA MLB 36 3 4 1 0 1 6 2 8 0 0 .121 .167 .242 .121 .154 -2.2 -2.1 -0.5
2016 TAC AAA 315 34 74 13 1 14 43 8 53 0 1 .244 .268 .432 .188 .263 11.5 2.9 1.5
2016 GIG Wnt 39 5 4 1 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 .114 .179 .143 .029 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 CHA MLB 36 4 9 1 0 2 5 3 14 0 0 .290 .389 .516 .226 .307 2.6 -0.1 0.3
2017 CHR AAA 142 18 34 5 0 5 30 11 14 0 1 .286 .373 .454 .168 .283 7.6 0.4 0.8
2017 LOU AAA 179 21 50 6 1 5 16 9 25 3 2 .298 .335 .435 .137 .266 8.3 -1.1 0.7
2018 COH AAA 45 4 7 0 0 1 2 1 12 0 0 .171 .244 .244 .073 .172 -3.2 0.3 -0.3
2018 GWN AAA 201 16 41 11 0 1 19 7 37 0 0 .218 .254 .293 .074 .192 -7.9 -6.8 -1.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 413 0.4576 0.4722 0.7744 0.6508 0.3214 0.8618 0.6250 0.2256 161 -0.007115
2013 850 0.5047 0.4647 0.7443 0.6317 0.2945 0.8930 0.4194 0.2557 376 0.008962
2015 135 0.5259 0.5778 0.8077 0.7606 0.3750 0.9074 0.5833 0.1923 48 -0.000628
2017 143 0.5385 0.5245 0.7200 0.6623 0.3636 0.8627 0.4167 0.2800 0 0.000000
Career15410.49710.48220.75570.6510.31520.88310.48860.2443254.75210.003

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-01 2013-05-02 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Laceration Index Finger - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-03 Camp 4 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Calf Foul Ball - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 ATL $
2017 CHA $
2016 SEA $
2015 CHA $
2014 MIA $
2013 MIA $490,000
2012 MIA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,000
1 yrTotal$490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 171 dLagardere Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/22/17 (minor-league contract). Released by Atlanta 7/16/18. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 7/21/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 6/17. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 6/29/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/27/17. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 10/4/17 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16. Claimed by Seattle off waivers from Chicago White Sox 3/12/16. DFA by Seattle 4/3/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/6/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Miami 3/1/14. Claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from Miami 12/8/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Renewed by Miami 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Miami 8/13/12.
  • Acquired by Miami in trade from Detroit 7/23/12.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2010 (3-100) (UC-Riverside) $0.3303M signing bonus.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 314 41 82 14 1 14 46 20 60 1 1 .287 .342 .490 .278 16.0 C -8 0.9
80o 292 37 74 13 1 13 41 17 57 1 1 .277 .330 .479 .264 10.6 C -8 0.3
70o 276 33 68 12 1 12 37 16 55 1 1 .268 .319 .465 .254 7.1 C -8 -0.1
60o 263 31 62 11 1 11 34 14 53 1 1 .256 .305 .446 .245 4.4 C -8 -0.4
50o 250 28 57 10 1 10 32 13 51 1 0 .247 .296 .429 .237 2.1 C -8 -0.6
40o 237 26 52 9 1 9 29 12 49 1 0 .236 .283 .409 .229 0.0 C -8 -0.9
30o 224 24 47 8 1 8 27 11 47 1 0 .226 .272 .389 .220 -2.1 C -8 -1.1
20o 208 21 41 7 0 7 24 10 45 1 0 .211 .258 .356 .210 -4.1 C -8 -1.3
10o 186 18 34 6 0 6 20 8 41 0 0 .195 .238 .333 .196 -6.4 C -8 -1.5
Weighted Mean25630591011033145211.250.301.428.2413.1C -8-0.5

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20192920125437082611420.237.288.419.237-0.32.2-0.52.15.4-4.8-5.0
20203017421376072210370.235.286.409.235-0.41.4-0.41.84.7-4.6-5.5
2021311782238607239380.237.286.411.235-0.41.5-0.41.84.8-4.7-5.6
2022321612034606219350.233.284.407.233-0.50.9-0.41.64.3-4.6-5.1
2023331571934606208340.238.288.413.236-0.41.3-0.41.54.2-4.0-4.9
2024341481832506198320.236.285.412.235-0.41.0-0.41.44.0-4.0-4.7
2025351421731506188310.237.287.412.235-0.41.0-0.31.33.8-3.7-4.5
2026361251527505167280.236.287.409.235-0.30.8-0.31.13.4-3.3-3.9
2027371231526405167270.236.286.409.234-0.30.7-0.31.03.3-3.4-3.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Shawn Riggans 2009 .137
2 91 Austin Romine 2017 .208
3 90 Bryan Holaday 2016 .218
4 89 Chris Herrmann 2016 .291
5 88 Bobby Wilson 2011 .194
6 88 Craig Tatum 2011 .168
7 87 Humberto Quintero 2008 .202
8 86 Kyle Phillips 2012 .000 DNP
9 86 Carlos Corporan 2012 .257
10 85 Jason Jaramillo 2011 .259
11 85 Brett Hayes 2012 .169
12 85 Mike Rabelo 2008 .223
13 85 Jose Lobaton 2013 .280
14 85 John Baker 2009 .265
15 84 JD Closser 2008 .000 DNP
16 84 Dustin Garneau 2016 .235
17 84 Brett Nicholas 2017 .217
18 84 Sandy Leon 2017 .226
19 84 Rob Johnson 2011 .201
20 84 Caleb Joseph 2014 .231
21 84 Konrad Schmidt 2013 .000 DNP
22 83 Stephen Vogt 2013 .255
23 83 Brad Davis 2011 .000 DNP
24 83 Michael Aubrey 2010 .000 DNP
25 83 Vinny Rottino 2008 .006
26 83 Rene Rivera 2012 .000 DNP
27 82 Greg Dobbs 2007 .259
28 82 Mitch Maier 2010 .256
29 82 Tuffy Gosewisch 2012 .000 DNP
30 81 Brett Pill 2013 .237
31 81 Jorge Piedra 2007 .000 DNP
32 81 Hector Gimenez 2011 .209
33 81 Carlos Ruiz 2007 .248
34 81 Dewayne Wise 2006 .146
35 81 Skip Schumaker 2008 .264
36 81 Ryan Lavarnway 2016 .000 DNP
37 81 Terry Tiffee 2007 .000 DNP
38 81 Kevan Smith 2016 .121
39 81 Josh Wilson 2009 .212
40 80 Neftali Soto 2017 .000 DNP
41 80 David Lough 2014 .264
42 80 Nick Stavinoha 2010 .232
43 80 Brent Morel 2015 .256
44 80 Lance Niekro 2007 .135
45 80 Dan Butler 2015 .000 DNP
46 80 Jose Morales 2011 .249
47 79 Kory Casto 2010 .000 DNP
48 79 Bryan Petersen 2014 .000 DNP
49 79 Travis Metcalf 2011 .000 DNP
50 79 Brayan Pena 2010 .220
51 79 Efren Navarro 2014 .245
52 79 Martin Maldonado 2015 .208
53 79 Robbie Widlansky 2013 .000 DNP
54 79 Justin Sellers 2014 .246
55 79 Eric Bruntlett 2006 .254
56 79 Josh Kroeger 2011 .000 DNP
57 79 Blake Lalli 2011 .000 DNP
58 78 Ben Johnson 2010 .000 DNP
59 78 Josh Phegley 2016 .260
60 78 Humberto Cota 2007 .289
61 78 Grant Green 2016 .215
62 78 Eugenio Velez 2010 .223
63 78 Brian Buscher 2009 .245
64 78 Tony Sanchez 2016 .000 DNP
65 78 Daniel Ortmeier 2009 .000 DNP
66 78 Tommy Manzella 2011 .000 DNP
67 78 Tony Abreu 2013 .254
68 78 Danny Worth 2014 .159
69 78 Michael Morse 2010 .314
70 78 Chris Gimenez 2011 .234
71 78 Blake Davis 2012 .000 DNP
72 78 Scott Cousins 2013 .121
73 78 Jason Pridie 2012 .365
74 78 Jeff Frazier 2011 .000 DNP
75 78 Mike Eylward 2008 .000 DNP
76 78 Christian Colonel 2010 .000 DNP
77 78 J.R. Towles 2012 .000 DNP
78 78 Whit Merrifield 2017 .272
79 77 Joe Mather 2011 .212
80 77 Logan Schafer 2015 .231
81 77 Jordan Brown 2012 .000 DNP
82 77 Ramiro Pena 2014 .265
83 77 Eric Patterson 2011 .228
84 77 Matt McBride 2013 .000 DNP
85 77 Michael Ryan 2006 .000 DNP
86 77 Roberto Lopez 2014 .000 DNP
87 77 Chris Nowak 2011 .000 DNP
88 77 Mike Aviles 2009 .166
89 77 Jesus Valdez 2013 .000 DNP
90 77 Jeremy Brown 2008 .000 DNP
91 77 Joey Terdoslavich 2017 .000 DNP
92 77 Brennan King 2009 .000 DNP
93 77 Chris Marrero 2017 .133
94 77 Johan Limonta 2012 .000 DNP
95 77 Michael McKenry 2013 .223
96 77 Dariel Alvarez 2017 .000 DNP
97 77 Jeff Salazar 2009 .083
98 77 David Adams 2015 .000 DNP
99 77 Nathan Hanson 2015 .000 DNP
100 77 Eliezer Alfonzo 2007 .214

Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Catchers develop late, and there's promise in his past, but the failures at the plate are piling up for Rob Brantly.
2015 In 2012, Rob Brantly was the Marlins' catcher of the future. By 2017, he'll be the White Sox' organizational depth of the past.
2014 Another feather in the cap of the “never trust September stats” crowd: Momentum of Brantly’s 2012 season, during which he came over from Detroit in the Anibal Sanchez trade and hit .324/.410/.500 for his new team in September, came to a crashing halt. Brantly had the worst TAv of any player in the majors with 200 plate appearances. His plate discipline cratered, as his walk-to-strikeout rate took a palindromic turn: 0.82 in 2012 to 0.28 in 2013. His above-average catch-and-throw skills were canceled out by below-average framing. The UC-Riverside product will be crowded out of playing time by Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the next three years.
2013 An athletic catcher with a smooth swing and excellent contact-hitting skills, Brantly came over from the Tigers in the Anibal Sanchez deal and took over the everyday catching responsibilities in short order. Brantly's mature approach, both in the batter’s box and in the squat, impressed the Marlins during his three-month stint last year, and he figures to remain the team’s primary backstop this season, ahead of newly acquired Jeff Mathis. Brantly’s home-run ceiling lies somewhere in the low teens, but his polish may help him push Jacob Realmuto to be the team’s catcher of the future. In the worst-case scenario, he'll give the Marlins one of the best overall backups in the league, or a fine trading chip.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Cory, thanks for the chat. In a deep two catcher league. Keeping Mauer, but have to go cheap at #2 catcher. Any suggestions for end game catchers? Thinking about guys in that Mesoraco, Federowicz, Clevenger, etc. tier.
(LoyalRoyal from Spring Break)
Wellington Castillo of the Cubs. Should play a lot, has power, and is in his age-26 season so his time is now. I'm also big on Rob Brantly of the Marlins but his value upside is lower since he lacks any single big skill, from a fantasy standpoint. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can Saltalamacchia raise his OBP this year? Would you rather have Rob Brantley?
(Guy from TX)
It's hard to see a big leap in Jarrod Saltalamacchia's OBP given his incredibly high strikeout percentages. I'd still take Salty over Rob Brantly. We know what we'll get with Salty. Brantly - who I do like long-term - seems like a complete unknown. (Mike Gianella)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Rob Brantly have both the bat and the necessary tools of ignorance to make it as an everyday major league catcher?
(Paul from DC)
Brantly is an average defensive catcher with above-average plate skills and an advanced approach. He had that in college and has cleaned up some of the defensive weaknesses to get where he is in Miami. He's capable of starting 110-120 games a year and helping the Marlins immediately. For the record, I don't believe there are many catchers that should start more than 120 or so games behind the dish. Brantly's bat could warrant some time at DH in road interleague play. (Jason A. Churchill)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2010 A 0 .000 0.0 2507 -.000 0.3 66 .050 -.000 -2.0 -1.7 -1.1
2011 A+ 0 .000 0.0 1288 .000 -0.1 36 -.068 .004 1.5 1.5 1.6
2011 A 0 .000 0.0 3135 .001 -1.2 81 -.019 .014 1.0 -1.7 -0.3
2012 AAA 3331 -.010 -5.1 1898 .005 -3.0 40 .001 .009 -0.0 -6.9 -8.1
2012 AA 3052 -.011 -4.9 1796 .000 -0.1 36 .013 .000 -0.3 -5.4 -6.2
2012 MLB 1941 -.015 -3.8 1232 .006 -2.2 19 .030 .000 -0.3 -5.9 -5.9
2013 AAA 1288 -.008 -1.6 719 -.000 0.0 15 .024 -.001 -0.2 -1.5 -2.3
2013 MLB 4233 -.016 -9.2 2695 .002 -1.6 44 .004 -.001 -0.1 -10.9 -9.3
2014 AAA 6640 -.008 -8.3 4012 .000 -0.3 74 .027 .000 -1.4 -10.1 -9.5
2015 AA 2120 -.017 -5.5 1196 .000 -0.2 26 .015 -.001 -0.2 -5.7 -5.0
2015 MLB 579 -.021 -1.6 368 .003 -0.3 4 -.023 -.001 0.1 -1.5 -2.1
2015 AAA 1035 -.007 -1.0 627 .001 -0.1 14 -.006 .001 0.1 -0.7 -1.1
2016 AAA 4217 .004 2.7 0 .000 0.0 43 .005 .000 -0.1 2.1 2.9
2017 AAA 5681 -.002 -2.0 3539 .003 -3.2 57 -.036 .002 1.2 -1.6 -0.7
2017 MLB 314 -.011 -0.5 224 -.007 0.5 4 .014 -.001 -0.0 1.3 -0.1
2018 AAA 4141 -.006 -4.1 1214 .004 -1.9 39 -.013 .004 0.3 -6.1 -6.6

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