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Will Middlebrooks

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – San Diego Padres

2015 Stats

AVG

.216

HR

4

RBI

13

R

12

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 exist...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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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Will Middlebrooks Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $540,500 contract with Boston in March 2014.

May 17, 2015  –  Will Middlebrooks News

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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 MAJ SD 40 133 125 12 27 9 4 1 4 13 2 0 7 29 0 1 0 .216 .256 .360 .616
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3-Year Averages     77 297 276 29 65 25 14 0 11 40 2 1 16 79 0 2 3 .236 .283 .406 .689

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Will Middlebrooks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 22 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .256 .360 .616
May. 21 ChC 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .264 .372 .636
May. 20 ChC 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .254 .364 .618
May. 19 ChC Did not play.
May. 17 Was Did not play.
May. 16 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .246 .351 .597
May. 15 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .254 .364 .618
May. 14 Was 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .254 .368 .622
May. 13 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .245 .363 .608
May. 12 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .245 .337 .582
May. 10 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .235 .337 .572
May. 9 @Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .238 .340 .578
May. 8 @Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .230 .340 .570
May. 7 @Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .230 .340 .570
May. 6 @SF Did not play.
May. 5 @SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .230 .340 .570
May. 4 @SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .237 .352 .589
May. 3 Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .245 .364 .609
May. 2 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .245 .364 .609
May. 1 Col 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .214 .256 .381 .637
Apr. 29 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .259 .395 .654
Apr. 28 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .268 .410 .678
Apr. 27 Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .278 .427 .705
Apr. 26 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .280 .437 .717
Apr. 25 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .284 .443 .727
Apr. 24 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .286 .463 .749
Apr. 23 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .288 .476 .764
Apr. 22 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .292 .484 .776
Apr. 21 @Col 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259 .295 .500 .795
Apr. 20 @Col 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .268 .500 .768
Last 7 Days 19 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .263 .316 .579
Last 14 Days 31 1 9 1 0 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 .290 .324 .419 .743
Last 30 Days 75 6 15 1 1 1 4 5 15 1 0 0 1 0 .200 .247 .280 .527

Will Middlebrooks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 38 1
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
2015323171.219.406.663
2014536050.170.226.454
201311017592.273.455.782

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015939361.215.344.599
201416282141.198.278.543
20132382412401.206.412.656

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015685031.235.279.553
2014787190.231.321.646
2013147134163.231.374.634

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20155774101.193.456.689
201413771101.168.234.447
20132012813330.224.463.741
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 MAJ SD 133 125 5.3% 21.8% 0.24 77% .250 .144
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3-Year Averages     297 276 5.4% 26.6% 0.20 71% .290 .170

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2015 Stat Review for Will Middlebrooks    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.216 AVG
TERRIBLE
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.360 SLG
POOR
.144 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

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0.24 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.3% BB Rate
POOR
21.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.616 OPS
TERRIBLE
.256 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Middlebrooks is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Middlebrooks is out of the lineup again Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Wednesday, Padres' radio announcer Bob Scanlan reports.

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Middlebrooks will be out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Middlebrooks has appeared in all 23 of San Diego's games thus far, making 20 starts at third base. He has gotten off to a slow start with a .222 batting average and 19 strikeouts, but has driven in 11 runs.

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Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Thursday, Padres' radio announcer Bob Scanlan reports.

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Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Friday.

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Middlebrooks, who has played exclusively at third base this spring, appears to have the inside track to winning the starting third base job while Yangervis Solarte is more likely to assume a utility role, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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2015

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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.