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Will Middlebrooks

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Milwaukee Brewers

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Middlebrooks was part of the flurry of moves GM A.J Preller made in his first full offseason on the job as San Diego's GM, and like most of the Padres, Middlebrooks failed to live up to expectations. ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 9/9/1988   BORN: Texarkana, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Brewers in December of 2015.

April 12, 2016  –  Will Middlebrooks News

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Middlebrooks was placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Colorado Springs due to an oblique strain, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Will Middlebrooks Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 22 A LOW 4 15 12 4 4 4 1 0 3 6 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 .333 .400 1.167 1.567
2011 22 AA POR 96 397 371 54 112 44 25 1 18 80 7 0 21 95 0 1 4 .302 .345 .520 .865
2011 22 AAA PAW 16 60 56 4 9 2 0 0 2 8 3 1 3 18 0 1 0 .161 .200 .268 .468
2012 23 AAA PAW 24 100 93 18 31 13 3 1 9 27 3 1 7 18 0 0 0 .333 .380 .677 1.057
2012 23 MAJ BOS 75 286 267 34 77 29 14 0 15 54 4 1 13 70 0 3 3 .288 .325 .509 .834
2013 24 AAA PAW 45 196 179 25 48 15 5 0 10 35 1 0 16 38 0 1 0 .268 .327 .464 .791
2013 24 MAJ BOS 94 374 348 41 79 35 18 0 17 49 3 1 20 98 1 3 2 .227 .271 .425 .696
2014 25 AAA PAW 29 112 104 13 24 6 1 1 4 8 0 0 6 30 0 1 1 .231 .277 .375 .652
2014 25 MAJ BOS 63 234 215 14 41 12 10 0 2 19 1 1 15 70 0 0 4 .191 .256 .265 .521
2015 26 AAA EL 38 164 153 13 39 10 5 1 4 19 1 2 8 35 0 3 0 .255 .287 .379 .666
2015 26 MAJ SD 83 270 255 23 54 18 7 2 9 29 2 1 11 60 0 4 0 .212 .241 .361 .602
2016 27 AAA COL 10 32 31 1 4 2 1 0 1 5 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 .129 .156 .258 .414
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3-Year Averages     80 291 272 26 58 20 11 0 9 32 2 1 15 76 0 2 2 .213 .258 .353 .611
Career  (View All)     315 1,164 1,085 112 251 94 49 2 43 151 10 4 59 298 1 10 9 .231 .274 .399 .673

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Will Middlebrooks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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Will Middlebrooks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 69 8
2014 1 62
2013 1 2 92
2012 72 1

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Will Middlebrooks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20156873111.206.412.655
2014536050.170.226.454

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015187166181.214.342.582
201416282141.198.278.543

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201511391101.239.301.571
2014787190.231.321.646

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015142148191.190.408.625
201413771101.168.234.447
Will Middlebrooks Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 22 A LOW 15 12 13.3% 6.7% 2.00 92% .125 .834
2011 22 AA POR 397 371 5.3% 23.9% 0.22 74% .364 .218
2011 22 AAA PAW 60 56 5% 30% 0.17 68% .194 .107
2012 23 AAA PAW 100 93 7% 18% 0.39 81% .333 .344
2012 23 MAJ BOS 286 267 4.5% 24.5% 0.19 74% .341 .221
2013 24 AAA PAW 196 179 8.2% 19.4% 0.42 79% .290 .196
2013 24 MAJ BOS 374 348 5.3% 26.2% 0.20 72% .266 .198
2014 25 AAA PAW 112 104 5.4% 26.8% 0.20 71% .286 .144
2014 25 MAJ BOS 234 215 6.4% 29.9% 0.21 67% .273 .074
2015 26 AAA EL 164 153 4.9% 21.3% 0.23 77% .307 .124
2015 26 MAJ SD 270 255 4.1% 22.2% 0.18 76% .242 .149
2016 27 AAA COL 32 31 3.1% 18.8% 0.17 81% .125 .129
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3-Year Averages     291 272 5.2% 26.1% 0.20 72% .262 .140
Career     1,164 1,085 5.1% 25.6% 0.20 73% .280 .168

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Will Middlebrooks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Middlebrooks has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

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Middlebrooks was told by the Brewers on Sunday that he won't make the team's Opening Day roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Brewers manager Craig Counsell said if Middlebrooks can show an aptitude for first base, it would help his chances of making the club out of camp, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

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Manager Craig Counsell said that Middlebrooks has a chance to make the Brewers roster even though Aaron Hill will get the first crack at the starting third base job, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Middlebrooks signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Middlebrooks was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

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The Padres plan to use Middlebrooks at shortstop frequently over the second half.

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2015

For a third straight season in 2014, Middlebrooks was limited by an injury. And for the second straight year, when he was healthy, Middlebrooks didn't hit consistently. The power potential still exists -- he crushed 32 homers in 169 games between 2012 and 2013 -- but he strikes out way too often and owns a career .284 on-base percentage. The Red Sox, by their own admission, sold low in December, shipping Middlebrooks to San Diego for catcher Ryan Hanigan straight up. Middlebrooks' pop alone may give him the inside track over Yangervis Solarte for the starting job at third base, but he will still make for a tough sell outside of NL-only leagues until he shows improvement on the field.

2014

Middlebrooks spent portions of the 2013 season as the starting third baseman, but lost the job twice. He hit poorly out of the gate, lost the starting job and spent the summer in Pawtucket. Upon his return in August, he hit better but was replaced in the postseason by Xander Bogaerts. When all was said and done, Middlebrooks slashed .227/.271/.425 -- not very good. But he did flash long-ball power, bashing 17 homers in 374 at-bats. It could be the broken wrist that ended his 2012 rookie season impacted his swing, particularly early on. He wouldn't be the only player in MLB to return slowly from a wrist injury. Middlebrooks was a better looking hitter in the second half, though he still struck out nearly five times as much as he walked and that on-base percentage is ugly. If Bogaerts takes over the starting shortstop job, Middlebrooks will start at third base. If the Red Sox feel Bogaerts isn't ready and add a veteran shortstop, Middlebrooks' role is less clear.

2013

Middlebrooks' rookie season ended early due to a broken wrist, but he showed enough in 75 games (15 homers, 54 RBI) to make him a hot young power prospect. He is expected to be on schedule with his offseason hitting program, but wrist injuries linger with some players, often requiring a little more time than expected to return their power strokes. We should get a good look at him in spring training to see how the wrist is doing. If healthy, Middlebrooks will start at third base for Boston with an opportunity to hit near the middle third of the order.

2012

Middlebrooks shot to the top of the charts in the organization once the Red Sox traded some key prospects for Adrian Gonzalez, and the 23-year-old from Texas didn't disappoint in 2011. He clubbed 23 homers with 94 RBI, most of that work while performing for Double-A Portland, for which he hit .302/.345/.520 in 397 plate appearances. Things didn't go so well after a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, but the story of a prospect needing to adjust to advanced pitching at higher levels is a long one in baseball. He'll never be an on-base machine, but is improving his strikeout rate and developing a potent power stroke. As Kevin Youkilis begins to show wear at the major league level, the organization is looking for Middlebrooks to put the finishing touches on his development this season, and step into the hot corner as early as 2013.

2011

Middlebrooks started seeing some results from the work he's put in at the plate, cutting down on his strikeout rate while showing some power in 2010. He still has some work to do in terms of selection and recognition, but the mechanics of his swing have definitely improved from his early development days. He'll likely start the season against advanced pitching in Double-A, so it will be a test to see if he can continue the progress he made in 2010. Middlebrooks doesn't project as a high average or OBP guy, but does have power potential as his body fills out. Cutting down on strikeouts (making contact) is a key to his success. Defensively, he's easily handled the move from shortstop to third base.

2010

Middlebrooks was hampered early on by a hamstring injury, but showed good contact and bat speed. While he continues to struggle with plate patience and pitch recognition (123 strikeouts in 374 at-bats), Middlebrooks is improving in those areas. Right now, it's the off-speed stuff giving him the most trouble. As he gets stronger and with the good bat speed generated, Middlebrooks' power should come along. Defensively, the converted shortstop has a good arm throwing across the infield and is improving as a third baseman. His goals in 2010 are clear: pitch recognition, cutting down on strikeouts and managing at-bats better.