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Will Middlebrooks

25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

AVG

.197

HR

2

RBI

9

R

9

SB

0

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:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Finger     EST. RETURN:  8/1/2014
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.

July 31, 2014  –  Will Middlebrooks News

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Middlebrooks (finger) will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, the Providence Journal 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 28 108 100 13 24 6 1 1 4 8 0 0 6 29 0 1 1 .240 .287 .390 .677
2014 25 MAJ BOS 21 82 71 9 14 5 3 0 2 9 0 0 7 23 0 0 4 .197 .305 .324 .629
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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
Jul. 30 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 29 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 28 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 27 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 26 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 25 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 24 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 23 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 22 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 21 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 20 KC Did not play.
Jul. 19 KC Did not play.
Jul. 18 KC Did not play.
Jul. 13 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 12 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 11 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 10 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 9 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 8 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 7 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 6 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 5 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 5 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 4 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 2 ChC Did not play.
Jul. 1 ChC Did not play.
Jun. 30 ChC Did not play.
Jun. 29 @NYY Did not play.
Jun. 28 @NYY Did not play.
Jun. 27 @NYY Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 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
2014 21
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
2014224040.318.409.784
201311017592.273.455.782
201290156201.300.556.906

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014495250.143.286.562
20132382412401.206.412.656
2012177199343.282.486.798

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014314130.194.323.665
2013147134163.231.374.634
2012149209353.282.510.841

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014405160.200.325.598
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 108 100 5.6% 26.9% 0.21 71% .299 .150
2014 25 MAJ BOS 82 71 8.5% 28% 0.30 68% .261 .127
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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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.197 AVG
TERRIBLE
68% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.261 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.324 SLG
TERRIBLE
.127 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.30 BB/K
POOR
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
28.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.629 OPS
TERRIBLE
.305 OBP
WEAK

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

Middlebrooks (finger) homered for a second straight game Thursday on his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. He is 9-for-28 with three homers, four RBI and six runs scored since re-starting his rehab seven games ago.

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Middlebrooks (finger) homered in a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket. He went 2-for-4 while playing nine innings at third base.

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Middlebrooks (finger, wrist) resumed his rehab stint Friday night, the Providence Journal reports. He played the entire game, going 0-for-2 with an RBI and a hit by pitch.

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Middlebrooks (finger) should have an opportunity to play against left-handers when he returns to Boston, given Stephen Drew's platoon struggles, the Providence Journal reports. The thought is Xander Bogaerts can move to short with Middlebrooks playing the hot corner against southpaws.

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Manager John Farrell said Middlebrooks (finger), who is expected to resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, will focus solely on playing third base, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Middlebrooks (finger) has been recalled from his latest rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket because of a left wrist strain, according to sources, freelance reporter Maureen Mullen reports. This marks the second time that Middlebrooks has been forced to stop his rehab.

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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.