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Will Middlebrooks

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – San Diego Padres

2014 Stats

AVG

.191

HR

2

RBI

19

R

14

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 r...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Hand     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
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.

December 19, 2014  –  Will Middlebrooks News

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The Red Sox traded Middlebrooks (hand) to the Padres on Friday for catcher Ryan Hanigan, MLB.com 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
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3-Year Averages     84 328 307 37 78 32 16 0 16 51 3 1 16 84 0 3 2 .254 .293 .463 .755

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Sep. 28 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 27 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 26 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 25 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 24 Col Did not play.
Sep. 23 Col Did not play.
Sep. 22 Col Did not play.
Sep. 21 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .256 .265 .521
Sep. 20 SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .190 .257 .265 .522
Sep. 19 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .252 .264 .516
Sep. 18 Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .253 .266 .519
Sep. 17 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .249 .261 .510
Sep. 16 Phi 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .253 .266 .519
Sep. 15 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .254 .262 .516
Sep. 13 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .258 .267 .525
Sep. 12 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .257 .270 .527
Sep. 10 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 9 @LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .249 .260 .509
Sep. 8 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .251 .263 .514
Sep. 7 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .251 .263 .514
Sep. 6 @Col 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .257 .269 .526
Sep. 5 @Col 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .251 .268 .519
Sep. 4 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .247 .263 .510
Sep. 3 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 2 Ari 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 .183 .251 .268 .519
Sep. 1 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .259 .277 .536
Aug. 31 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .265 .284 .549
Aug. 30 LAD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .271 .291 .562
Aug. 29 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .270 .291 .561
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 20 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .286 .300 .586
Last 30 Days 67 1 12 1 0 0 3 3 24 0 1 0 0 2 .179 .214 .194 .408

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Will Middlebrooks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014536050.170.226.454
201311017592.273.455.782
201290156201.300.556.906

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201416282141.198.278.543
20132382412401.206.412.656
2012177199343.282.486.798

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014787190.231.321.646
2013147134163.231.374.634
2012149209353.282.510.841

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201413771101.168.234.447
20132012813330.224.463.741
2012118146191.297.508.826
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
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3-Year Averages     328 307 4.9% 25.6% 0.19 73% .300 .209

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Will Middlebrooks    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.191 AVG
TERRIBLE
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.273 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.265 SLG
TERRIBLE
.074 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.4% BB Rate
WEAK
29.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.521 OPS
TERRIBLE
.256 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Middlebrooks (hand) said he's open to playing a new position, perhaps first base, WEEI.com reports. The third baseman's immediate future is unclear after Boston signed Pablo Sandoval to play third base.

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Middlebrooks will not play winter league baseball this offseason in order to rest his hand, WEEI's Alex Speier reports.

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Middlebrooks (hand) is out of Sunday's lineup against the Yankees, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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Middlebrooks (hand) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

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Middlebrooks (hand) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Middlebrooks (hand) is out of the lineup Thursday versus the Rays, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.

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Middlebrooks (hand) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

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Middlebrooks was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a right hand sprain.

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Middlebrooks has been scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.