Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Brantley's 2013 First Half #s

i decided to write a quick (LOL!) blog with Michael's total numbers up to this point at the All Star Break. while this is widely referred to as the "first half" of the season, we are past the halfway 81 game mark. (the Indians have played 95 games thus far.) but because it is accepted to call this the halfway point of the year, that is what i will do. i am not going to do batting order position break downs in this blog, because i feel there's really no reason to. i will however be listing all his game-by-game numbers so far.

Michael is batting .279 at the break, 3rd highest on the team right now. last year at this time he was batting .288, so that's a little sad to see. but even though his BA is a little lower, some of his other numbers are better. he's got more home runs, more RBI, more sac flies, more runs scored, more hit by pitches (i like that he's not afraid to take a hit to get on base), and more stolen bases/less caught stealings. so while i love to harp on a player's batting average, it's clear he's still been doing well.

Michael had a hit in 58 of the 91 games he's played so far. (*though it should be mentioned that he did not have any official at bats in 3 of those games, because he was subbed in defensively in late innings.) he reached base safely in 70 games.

at the All Star break, Michael is batting a team high .366 (26-for-71) with runners in scoring position and .390 (16-for-41) with 2 outs and runners in scoring position. as of July 10, he was ranked 2nd in the AL with these numbers.

Michael played all but 4 innings so far this season in left field and his fielding percentage is still a perfect 1.000. he currently has 143 putouts, 8 outfield assists, and 1 double play. his 8 outfield assists are not only a season high for him, but they also tie him for 2nd in the American League.

it is also noteworthy that Michael has played 185 straight games in the outfield without an error. according to Elias Sports, that errorless streak is the 2nd longest streak by an Indians outfielder in club history. the record is currently set by Rocky Colavito at 212 games.


1st Half batting average: .279

OBP: .333

SLG: .387

OPS: .721


Michael played in 91 (of 95) games before the All Star Break. he started and played left field in 86 games. of those 86 games, he completed 85 in left field. he was moved to center field for the final 4 innings of 1 game. he was a defensive substitute in 5 games, playing a total of 11 innings, all in left field. he came in to PH in late innings in 2 games. after he PH'd, he remained in those 2 games as the left fielder and played a total of 5 innings. he had 4 complete games off.


Michael bat 5th in 23 games.

Michael bat 6th in 6 games. (defensive sub: 1 game, 2 innings)

Michael bat 3rd in 4 games.

Michael bat leadoff in 22 games. (defensive switch: 1 game, 5 innings LF/4 innings CF)

Michael bat 8th in 7 games. (defensive sub: 1 game, 1 inning)

Michael bat 7th in 16 games. (PH/defensive sub: 2 games, 5 innings)

Michael bat 2nd in 1 game.

Michael bat 9th in 1 game. (defensive sub: 1 game, 3 innings)

Michael bat 4th in 11 games.

Michael bat non-leadoff in 69 games. (defensive sub: 5 games, 11 innings)

**Michael started all games (in left field) except where noted.


Michael played left field in 91 games, for a total of 765.2 innings.

Michael played center field in 1 game, for a total of 4 innings.

Michael played in 86 complete games.

Michael was the defensive substitute in 5 games, for a total of 11 innings.

Michael was the PH in 2 games.



in the first half, Michael had a total of 369 plate appearances and 333 at bats. here is how he fared:

93 hits

72 singles

13 doubles

1 triple

7 home runs

48 RBI

6 sac flies

46 runs scored

26 walks

1 intentional walk

4 hit by pitches

10 stolen bases

2 caught stealing

42 strikeouts

25 first at bat hits


133 left on base

143 putouts

8 assists

1 double play

769.2 innings, 91 games

1st Half batting average: .279 (93-333) (91 games)



now my game-by-game numbers and notes.

Game 1, April 2: 1-2, single (first at bat), run scored, walk, walk. AVG: .500
(batting 5th/LF/CG)

Game 2, April 3: 4-5, single (first at bat), RBI single, single, single, run scored, reached on forceout. AVG: .714
(5th/LF/CG11)

Game 3, April 4: 1-4, hit by pitch, run scored, single. AVG: .545
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 4, April 5: 0-2, walk. AVG: .462
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 5, April 6: 0-4. AVG: .353
(5th/LF/CG)

April 7: not in lineup.

Game 6, April 8: 1-5, RBI single (first at bat). AVG: .318
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 7, April 9: 0-3, walk. AVG: .280
(6th/LF/CG)

April 10: game postponed, to be made up in a May 13 DH.
(5th/LF/CG)

April 11: game postponed, to be made up in a May 13 DH.
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 8, April 12: 1-3, double (first at bat). AVG: .286
(6th/LF/CG)

Game 9, April 13: 0-3, hit by pitch, run scored. AVG: .258
(6th/LF/CG)
 
Game 10, April 14: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .257
(3rd/LF/CG)

Game 11, April 16: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .282
(6th/LF/CG)

Game 12, April 17: 0-3, walk. AVG: .262
(leadoff/LF/CG)
^^i guess Tito decided to give Michael a shot at leading off again because Bourn is on the 15-day DL with a finger laceration. i definitely don't expect him to lead off again once Bourn comes back.^^

Game 13, April 18: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .261
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 14, April 19: 0-4, walk. AVG: .240
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 15, April 20: 2-6, 2-run double, RBI walk, run scored, single. AVG: .250
(leadoff/LF - 5 i/CF - 4 i)

Game 16, April 21: 1-5, single. AVG: .246
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 17, April 22: 1-3, single, caught stealing, walk, run scored. AVG: .250
(leadoff/LF/CG)

April 23: game postponed.

Game 18, April 24: 2-4, single, single, run scored. AVG: .265
(leadoff/LF/CG)

April 26: game postponed, to be made up April 28.
(leadoff/LF)

Game 19, April 27: 2-5, double, 2-run triple. AVG: .274
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 20, April 28 (Day Game): 0-4. AVG: .260
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 21, April 28 (Night Game): 2-4, single (first at bat), run scored, hit by pitch, single, run scored. AVG: .272
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 22, April 29: 3-5, double, run scored, double, run scored, single. AVG: .291
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 23, April 30: 1-5, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .286
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 24, May 1: 3-5, single, run scored, single, single. AVG: .302
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 25, May 3: 1-4, single, run scored, intentional walk. AVG: .300
(leadoff/LF/CG10)

Game 26, May 4: 1-5, RBI single. AVG: .295
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 27, May 5: 0-4. AVG: .284
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 28, May 6: 2-5, single, single, stolen base. AVG: .289
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 29, May 7: did not start, defensive substitution for 9th inning. no ABs.
(8th/LF/1 inning)

Game 30, May 8: 2-4, single (first at bat), fielder’s choice RBI, single, stolen base. AVG: .297
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 31, May 9: 2-5, single (first at bat), run scored, single. AVG: .301
(leadoff/LF/CG)
^^Michael Bourn is scheduled to come back tomorrow, and Brantley won't be leading off anymore.^^

Game 32, May 10: 0-2, RBI sac fly. AVG: .296
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 33, May 11: 2-5, double, single. AVG: .300
(8th/LF/CG)

Game 34, May 12: 2-4, single, run scored, walk, RBI single. AVG: .306
(leadoff/LF/CG10)

Game 35, May 13 (first game): 1-3, single (first at bat), reached on forceout. AVG: .307
(8th/LF/CG)
 
Game 36, May 13 (second game): 1-4, single. AVG: .305
(2nd/LF/CG)

Game 37, May 14: 1-4, 2-run single (first at bat). AVG: .303
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 38, May 15: 0-0, walk (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .303
(9th/LF/3 innings)
^^did not start, defensive substitution for 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. no official ABs.^^

Game 39, May 17: 0-4. AVG: .295
(8th/LF/CG10)

Game 40, May 18: did not start, defensive substitution for 8th and 9th innings. no ABs.
(6th/LF/2 innings)

Game 41, May 19: 2-4, RBI single (first at bat), run scored, 3-run home run, run scored. AVG: .301
(3rd/LF/CG)

Game 42, May 20: 2-4, walk (first at bat), run scored, RBI single, single, run scored. AVG: .306
(7th/LF/CG10)

Game 43, May 21: 0-3, RBI sac fly. AVG: .300
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 44, May 22: 3-5, RBI single (first at bat), RBI single, run scored, RBI single. AVG: .309
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 45, May 23: 1-5, walk, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .306
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 46, May 24: 2-3, single (first at bat), stolen base, double. AVG: .312
(8th/LF/CG)

Game 47, May 25: 2-4, single (first at bat), double. AVG: .316
(8th/LF/CG)

Game 48, May 26: 0-4. AVG: .309
(7th/LF/8.2 innings)

Game 49, May 27: 0-3. AVG: .304
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 50, May 28: 1-4, RBI single. AVG: .303
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 51, May 29: 0-3. AVG: .298
(8th/LF/CG)

Game 52, May 30: 1-3, RBI single, stolen base, run scored, walk. AVG: .299
(7th/LF/CG)

May 31: not in lineup.

Game 53, June 1: 0-3, walk. AVG: .294
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 54, June 2: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .299
(3rd/LF/CG)

Game 55, June 3: 0-1, walk (first at bat). AVG: .297
(7th/PH-LF/4 innings)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 5th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the bottom of the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. he had 1 other official at bat during that time.^^

Game 56, June 4: 1-3, walk, caught stealing, single. AVG: .298
(3rd/LF/CG)

Game 57, June 5: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .297
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 58, June 7: 0-4. AVG: .291
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 59, June 8: 0-4. AVG: .286
(4th/LF/CG)

June 9: not in lineup.

Game 60, June 10: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .285
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 61, June 11: 1-3, walk, stolen base, single. AVG: .286
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 62, June 12: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI single, walk, run scored. AVG: .289
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 63, June 14: 0-4. AVG: .284
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 64, June 15: 1-4, 2-run double. AVG: .284
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 65, June 16: 0-3. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 66, June 17: 0-4. AVG: .276
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 67, June 18: 0-3, reached on forceout, RBI sac fly. AVG: .272
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 68, June 19: 2-3, home run, run scored, RBI sac fly, home run, run scored. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 69, June 21: 1-4, double (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 70, June 22: 0-5, reached on forceout. AVG: .271
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 71, June 23: 1-1, single (first at bat), stolen base, stolen base. AVG: .274
(7th/PH-LF/1 inning)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 8th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the top of the 9th inning.^^

Game 72, June 24: 2-4, 2-run single, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .278
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 73, June 25: 0-3, RBI sac fly (first at bat). AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 74, June 26: 0-3, walk, run scored. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 75, June 27: 1-4, double, run scored. AVG: .271
(6th/LF/CG)

June 28 (Game 1): not in lineup.

Game 76, June 28 (Game 2): 0-3, RBI sac fly (first at bat). AVG: .268
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 77, June 29: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, stolen base. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 78, June 30: 2-4, single, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .275
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 79, July 2: 1-3, walk (first at bat), run scored, walk, single. AVG: .275
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 80, July 3: 0-4. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 81, July 4: 4-5, RBI single (first at bat), single, single, run scored, single. AVG: .280
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 82, July 5: 0-3, reached on forceout, reached on forceout, walk. AVG: .278
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 83, July 6: 0-4. AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 84, July 7: 3-4, 2-run double (first at bat), run scored, home run, run scored, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 85, July 8: 2-3, single (first at bat), stolen base, run scored, walk, walk, single. AVG: .284
(5th/LF/CG10)

Game 86, July 9: 1-3, RBI single. AVG: .284
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 87, July 10: 1-4, walk (first at bat), run scored, RBI single. AVG: .284
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 88, July 11: 1-3, single (first at bat), hit by pitch, stolen base, run scored. AVG: .284
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 89, July 12: 0-4. AVG: .281
(leadoff/LF/CG)

Game 90, July 13: 1-4, double, run scored. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 91, July 14: 1-5, RBI single, run scored. AVG: .279
(5th/LF/CG)



some numbers that i would like to see Michael improve on in the 2nd half are his doubles and walks, and i really want him to finish the year with a batting average somewhere in the .290s. i also want him to cut down on the strikeouts. he's one of the hardest players in the league to strike out because his contact rate is ridiculously high, but his strikeout number is close to surpassing last season's, so i am concerned regarding that. otherwise, i think he's having a great year so far and as long as he remains healthy, i fully expect that to continue. Go Brantley! Go Tribe!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Brantley's June 2013 #s

i hope this is the worst month of Michael's season. several players had a slow month, so it wasn't just him. but usually when the team slumps, Michael manages to remain consistent. not this time around. he went 0-for more times in a month than ever before. it was somewhat reminiscent of his rookie year when he was trying to figure things out in the major leagues and would have many games without getting on base or getting a hit. i know he's capable of more than he's been doing lately. true, a lot of his outs have been "loud outs," but an out is still an out and the more he piles up, the worse his numbers look. there were still some highlights for Michael in June, however, and i'll get to those in a minute.

i thought Michael would bat somewhat regularly this month. when Cabrera went down with the quad injury, Tito first said Michael would slip right into his spot in the 3 hole. he would bat 3rd against righties and 7th against lefties. well, at some point, he got moved down to 4th against righties, and then he started batting 5th against righties. so any chance for regularlity that i had hoped for was gone by the middle of June. did this contribute to his poor numbers this month? his track record would have me think no, but at some point you have to wonder if all the constant moving around is starting to weigh on the guy.

Michael had a hit in 14 of the 26 games he played in in June and reached base safely in 19 games. he did not have a hit in 12 games, almost half of the games he played this month. while he had a few RBI sac flies and walks in those hitless games, that is not typical for Michael.

despite this little slump, Michael is still a very good hitter. this is proven by the fact that about a week ago, Michael was leading the American League with a 91% contact rate and his 6% swing-and-miss rate was tied for the lowest in the AL. he was putting balls in play at a 79% rate and had a very low 11.6% strikeout rate. Michael also leads the Tribe with a batting average in the .350s with runners in scoring position. "i just want to make sure i can do what i can for my team--get that run in from third base however i can do it," said Michael.

Michael also hit 3 home runs in June. he is not a home run hitter, so it was pleasantly surprising not only when Michael hit the 3 home runs within a 5-game time span, but also that Michael hit 2 home runs in 1 game. that marked the first multi-home run game of his career.

more positive play can be found in the outfield. for the 3rd month in a row, Michael played errorless left field and his fielding percentage is perfect. his great catches in left field are becoming a habit, as he had 46 putouts in June. also, Michael had 2 more impressive outfield assists, one of which was part of a double play, his first double play of this season. currently, his 7 outfield assists tie him for 3rd in the American League. his arm is getting a lot more attention this year in left field than it ever got in left or center in years past. i am happy to see that while he may struggle at times offensively, he does not let it affect him defensively.

what i'm noticing so far this season is that one player seems to be hot every month. Reynolds was hot in April, Santana put up great numbers in May, and Kipnis was absolutely scorching in June. maybe July will be Brantley's month. fingers crossed.


now let's break down the numbers. i am going to document his June #s, the 7th spot #s, the PH #s, the 3rd spot #s, the 4th spot #s, the 5th spot #s, the 6th spots #s, the #s of everything not leadoff combined, as well as the left field #s, overall left field #s, and overall outfield #s.

 
June batting average: .222
 
OBP: .260
 
SLG: .356
 
OPS: .616


Michael played in 26 (of 28) games in June. he started and played left field in 24 games, and he came in to PH in late innings in 2 games. after he PH'd, he remained in those 2 games as the left fielder and played a total of 5 innings in left field. he also had an additional plate appearance and at bat in 1 of the games that he did not start. he had 2 complete games off and did not play any center field this month.


Michael bat 7th in 9 games. (7 started, 2 PH/defensive sub)

Michael bat 3rd in 2 games.

Michael bat 4th in 6 games.

Michael bat 5th in 8 games.

Michael bat 6th in 1 game.


Michael played left field in all 26 games.

Michael was the PH in 2 games.

Michael played in 24 complete games.


in June, Michael had a total of 100 plate appearances and 90 at bats. here is how he fared:

20 hits

14 singles

3 doubles

0 triples

3 home runs

13 RBI

4 sac flies

10 runs scored

6 walks

4 stolen bases

1 caught stealing

11 strikeouts

6 first at bat hits


37 left on base

46 putouts

2 assists

1 double play

214 innings, 26 games
 
June batting average: .222 (20-90) (26 games)


now let's break down his (non-leadoff) numbers based on where he hit in the lineup.
 

when Michael bat 7th in June, he had a total of 31 plate appearances and 27 at bats in 9 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

7 hits

6 singles

1 home run

5 RBI

1 sac fly

4 runs scored

3 walks

3 stolen bases

4 strikeouts

1 first at bat hit


9 left on base

13 putouts

1 assist

1 double play

67 innings, 9 games
 
June batting average in the 7th spot: .259 (7-27) (9 games)
June batting average in the 7th spot while playing left: .231 (6-26) (9 games)
 
overall batting average so far in the 7th spot: .235 (12-51) (16 games) (126.2 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 7th spot while playing left: .220 (11-50) (16 games) (126.2 innings)

when Michael bat 7th, he was the PH in June for 2 games. he had a total of 2 plate appearances and 1 at bat. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

1 hit

1 single

1 walk

2 stolen bases

1 first at bat hit


2 games
 
June batting average as a PH in the 7th spot: 1.000 (1-1) (2 games)
overall batting average so far as a PH in the 7th spot: 1.000 (1-1) (2 games)

when Michael came in to PH in June, he had a total of 2 plate appearances and 1 at bat in 2 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

1 hit

1 single

1 walk

2 stolen bases

1 first at bat hit


2 games
 
June batting average as a PH: 1.000 (1-1) (2 games)
overall batting average so far as a PH: 1.000 (1-1) (2 games)
 

when Michael bat 3rd in June, he had a total of 8 plate appearances and 7 at bats in 2 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

3 hits

3 singles

1 walk

1 caught stealing

1 first at bat hit


1 left on base

5 putouts

17 innings, 2 games
 
June batting average in the 3rd spot: .429 (3-7) (2 games)
June batting average in the 3rd spot while playing left: .429 (3-7) (2 games)
 
overall batting average so far in the 3rd spot: .400 (6-15) (4 games) (35 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 3rd spot while playing left: .400 (6-15) (4 games) (35 innings)


when Michael bat 4th in June, he had a total of 26 plate appearances and 25 at bats in 6 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

4 hits

3 singles

1 double

3 RBI

1 run scored

1 walk

2 strikeouts

2 first at bat hits


18 left on base

11 putouts

51 innings, 6 games
 
June batting average in the 4th spot: .160 (4-25) (6 games)
June batting average in the 4th spot while playing left: .160 (4-25) (6 games)
 
overall batting average so far in the 4th spot: .211 (8-38) (9 games) (78 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 4th spot while playing left: .211 (8-38) (9 games) (78 innings)


when Michael bat 5th in June, he had a total of 31 plate appearances and 27 at bats in 8 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

5 hits

2 singles

1 double

2 home runs

5 RBI

3 sac flies

4 runs scored

1 walk

1 stolen base

5 strikeouts

2 first at bat hits


9 left on base

16 putouts

1 assist

71 innings, 8 games
 
June batting average in the 5th spot: .185 (5-27) (8 games)
June batting average in the 5th spot while playing left: .185 (5-27) (8 games)
 
overall batting average so far in the 5th spot: .245 (12-49) (14 games) (124 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 5th spot while playing left: .245 (12-49) (14 games) (124 innings)


when Michael bat 6th in June, he had a total of 4 plate appearances and 4 at bats in 1 game. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

1 hit

1 double

1 run scored


1 putout

8 innings, 1 game
 
June batting average in the 6th spot: .250 (1-4) (1 game)
June batting average in the 6th spot while playing left: .250 (1-4) (1 game)
 
overall batting average so far in the 6th spot: .235 (4-17) (6 games) (46 innings)
overall batting average so far in the 6th spot while playing left: .235 (4-17) (6 games) (46 innings)


when Michael was not leading off in June, he had a total of 100 plate appearances and 90 at bats in 26 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

20 hits

14 singles

3 doubles

3 home runs

13 RBI

4 sac flies

10 runs scored

6 walks

4 stolen bases

1 caught stealing

11 strikeouts

6 first at bat hits


37 left on base

46 putouts

2 assists

1 double play

214 innings, 26 games
 
June batting average everywhere other than leadoff: .222 (20-90) (26 games)
June batting average everywhere other than leadoff while playing left: .213 (19-89) (26 games)
 
overall batting average so far everywhere other than leadoff: .255 (50-196) (58 games) (475.2 innings)
overall batting average so far everywhere other than leadoff while playing left: .251 (49-195) (58 games) (475.2 innings)


now let's break down his numbers based on where he played in the outfield.


when Michael played left in June, he had a total of 98 plate appearances and 89 at bats in 26 games. breaking down the numbers are as follows:

19 hits

13 singles

3 doubles

3 home runs

13 RBI

4 sac flies

10 runs scored

5 walks

2 stolen bases

1 caught stealing

11 strikeouts

5 first at bat hits


37 left on base

46 putouts

2 assists

1 double play

214 innings, 26 games

(24 complete games)
 
June batting average while playing left: .213 (19-89) (26 games)
overall batting average so far while playing left: .273 (77-282) (78 games) (649.2 innings)


 
June #s while playing left: 46 putouts, 2 assists, 1 double play, 0 errors, 1.000 fielding percentage (214 innings, 26 games)
 
overall #s so far while playing left: 119 putouts, 7 assists, 1 double play, 0 errors, 1.000 fielding percentage (649.2 innings, 78 games)
 
overall #s so far while playing center: 0 putouts, 0 assists, 0 errors, 1.000 fielding percentage (4 innings, 1 game)
 
overall #s so far while playing the outfield: 119 putouts, 7 assists, 1 double play, 0 errors, 1.000 fielding percentage (653.2 innings, 78 games)



now my game-by-game numbers and notes.

Game 53/Game 1, June 1: 0-3, walk. AVG: .294
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 54/Game 2, June 2: 2-4, single (first at bat), single. AVG: .299
(3rd/LF/CG)

Game 55/Game 3, June 3: 0-1, walk (first at bat). AVG: .297
(7th/PH-LF/4 innings)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the top of the 5th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the bottom of the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. he had 1 other official at bat during that time.^^

Game 56/Game 4, June 4: 1-3, walk, caught stealing, single. AVG: .298
(3rd/LF/CG)

Game 57/Game 5, June 5: 1-4, single, run scored. AVG: .297
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 58/Game 6, June 7: 0-4. AVG: .291
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 59/Game 7, June 8: 0-4. AVG: .286
(4th/LF/CG)

June 9: not in lineup.

Game 60/Game 8, June 10: 1-4, single (first at bat). AVG: .285
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 61/Game 9, June 11: 1-3, walk, stolen base, single. AVG: .286
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 62/Game 10, June 12: 2-4, single (first at bat), RBI single, walk, run scored. AVG: .289
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 63/Game 11, June 14: 0-4. AVG: .284
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 64/Game 12, June 15: 1-4, 2-run double. AVG: .284
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 65/Game 13, June 16: 0-3. AVG: .280
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 66/Game 14, June 17: 0-4. AVG: .276
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 67/Game 15, June 18: 0-3, reached on forceout, RBI sac fly. AVG: .272
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 68/Game 16, June 19: 2-3, home run, run scored, RBI sac fly, home run, run scored. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 69/Game 17, June 21: 1-4, double (first at bat), run scored. AVG: .277
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 70/Game 18, June 22: 0-5, reached on forceout. AVG: .271
(4th/LF/CG)

Game 71/Game 19, June 23: 1-1, single (first at bat), stolen base, stolen base. AVG: .274
(7th/PH-LF/1 inning)
^^Michael did not start this game, but came in to pinch hit in the bottom of the 8th inning. then he stayed in the game as a defensive substitution for the top of the 9th inning.^^

Game 72/Game 20, June 24: 2-4, 2-run single, 2-run home run, run scored. AVG: .278
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 73/Game 21, June 25: 0-3, RBI sac fly (first at bat). AVG: .274
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 74/Game 22, June 26: 0-3, walk, run scored. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 75/Game 23, June 27: 1-4, double, run scored. AVG: .271
(6th/LF/CG)

June 28 (Game 1): not in lineup.

Game 76/Game 24, June 28 (Game 2): 0-3, RBI sac fly (first at bat). AVG: .268
(7th/LF/CG)

Game 77/Game 25, June 29: 2-4, single (first at bat), single, stolen base. AVG: .271
(5th/LF/CG)

Game 78/Game 26, June 30: 2-4, single, run scored, single, run scored. AVG: .275
(7th/LF/CG)



so far in 2013, Michael has a total of 313 plate appearances and 284 at bats in 78 games (653.2 innings). in total, he has 78 hits, 61 singles, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 39 RBI, 6 sac flies, 36 runs scored, 20 walks, 1 intentional walk, 3 hit by pitches, 8 stolen bases, 2 caught stealing, 37 strikeouts, 21 first at bat hits, 112 left on base, 119 putouts, 7 assists, and 1 double play.
 
season batting average: .275 (78-284)

OBP: .323

SLG: .373

OPS: .696