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What to expect from Rob Brantly
- Updated: August 17, 2012
Rob Brantly has shot up through the minors and has proven he is a good hitting catcher, who can play on both sides of the ball well.
The Marlins decided the MLB was the only level he had left to conquer and I agree with them, as he’s torn up every league since Single A last season. He was acquired from the Tigers last month, ina good deal for both sides. Brantly is a special player and I think he can hit at this level at a decent rate this season and keep getting better at hitting and have a good career.
He can also get familiar with some of the pitchers so he can help the Marlins out even more this year. I’d have him split time with John Buck the rest of the season and I would try to trade Buck this offseason for a piece if the Marlins can get one, because Brantly will be better than Buck soon.
Brantly can play good defense and help out in that respect too and he will be another big part of the Marlins youth movement. He could have a good stint in the MLB this season and could hit well in September if he gets in a groove against new pitchers.
His power could get a bit better with the Marlins but he will be a good player in the present and future for the Miami Marlins. I like Brantly and having to personally get to see him play I think he’s going to be a great talent at catcher and possibly better than most people think, the Marlins are in for a good time with Brantly. Brantly will do better at the plate than he did in his first game too.