Astros: 7 Reasons Signing Michael Brantley is Best Sleeper Deal in Baseball

Paul Conlon
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7. Relative affordability of his 2023 contract

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New York Mets v Houston Astros / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages

In the era of 300-million dollar contracts, Brantley just might provide the Astros with a .300 batting average in 2023 for only 12 million dollars. Sure—it’s a chance the Astros are taking, but Brantley’s track record of getting on base is too advantageous for the Astros to pass up. Think of this way—even if the Astros had Carlos Correa on a one-year deal for 2023 in the neighborhood of 30 million dollars, the odds still favor Brantley as more likely than Correa to finish the upcoming season with a higher batting average.

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