Sunday, April 24, 2016
WSC Birth Years: Rob Brantly
Born: July 14, 1989
Rob was selected in the 46th round of the 2008 amateur draft by the Washington Nationals, but chose not to sign. He was selected in the third round of the 2010 draft (100th overall) by the Detroit Tigers. Once with the Tigers, Brantly rose to the level of AAA, before being traded to the Miami Marlins on July 23, 2012. Fortune would smile on Rob, as he made his MLB debut with the Marlins less than a month later on August 14, 2012. He went 0 for 3 in his debut, but two days later, in his second game, Rob would hit a double or his first MLB hit.
The Chicago White Sox selected Brantly off of waiver wires on December 8, 2014. Rob would make his White Sox debut on September 2, 2015, striking out while pinch hitting in Minnesota. While he hit a paltry .121 in fourteen games with the Pale Hose, he had a perfect fielding percentage. On March 12, 2016, Brantly was claimed by the Seattle Mariners off waivers, where he would unsuccessfully battle Steve Clevenger for the backup catcher position. He started the 2016 season playing for the AAA Tacoma Rainiers.