• Full name Robert Jacob Brantly
  • Born 07/14/1989 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School UC Riverside
  • Debut 08/14/2012
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (100th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2010 (signed for $330,300).
    View Draft Report
    A draft-eligible sophomore, Brantly has a strong profile as a consistent backstop and patient lefthanded hitter. He enjoyed a breakout summer season in 2009 playing in the Northwoods League, batting .346/.411/.516 to earn top prospect recognition. Steady but not spectacular, Brantly is an exceptionally patient hitter. He does not have outstanding power, but he has the ability to drive the ball into the gaps and use the entire field. He employs a balanced and spread stance and may need to reduce the length of his stride. Drafted by the Nationals out of high school in the 46th round in 2008, Brantly is a good athlete for a catcher, and he runs well and has a mature backstop's frame. Defensively, Brantly has a strong, accurate throwing arm and quick release, with pop times that hover around 1.92 seconds, earning an above-average grade. He receives the ball well, is relaxed and comfortable behind the plate, and displays a knack for handling any pitch in any location without difficulty. Brantly's only below-average tool is power, which likely will relegate him to the bottom third of a big league order.

Top Rankings

Organization Prospect Rankings

Minor League Top Prospects

Scouting Reports

Career Transactions

  • Buffalo Bisons released C Rob Brantly.
  • Buffalo Bisons placed C Rob Brantly on the temporarily inactive list.
  • Buffalo Bisons placed C Rob Brantly on the 7-day injured list.
  • C Rob Brantly assigned to Buffalo Bisons.
  • Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent C Rob Brantly to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
  • C Rob Brantly roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.

Download our app

Read the newest magazine issue right on your phone