Phillies: 24 Departed Players from 2019 Major League Roster
C Rob Brantly (Giants, Non-Roster Invitee)
- Miami Marlins (2012-13)
- Chicago White Sox (2015, 2017)
- Philadelphia Phillies (2019)
- San Francisco Giants (2020 – Present)
Five-year veteran catcher Rob Brantly made just one plate appearance with the Phillies in 2019, a strikeout. Prior, he last appeared in the majors in 2015 and 2017, both with the White Sox, in which he combined to slash .203/.278/.375 with 13 hits spanning 27 games and 72 plate appearances.
In 2013 with the Miami Marlins, Brantly recorded the most passed balls (9), all the while committing five errors spanning 556 innings and 487 chances behind the plate.
Brantly had much success with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, however, producing a .314 batting average, 13 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI spanning 82 games and 272 plate appearances.
Perhaps San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler wanted to reunite with Brantly with the hopes he could translate those numbers to the big-league level. The Giants invited Brantly, along with LHP Jerry Blevens and RHP Tyson Ross, to big-league camp as minor-league signees on January 21.