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Will Middlebrooks

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – Texas Rangers

2017 Stats

AVG

.217

HR

0

RBI

3

R

5

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 197   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 minor league contract with the Rangers in November of 2016.

September 14, 2017  –  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 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 A WIS 2 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
2016 27 AA BIL 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2016 27 AAA COL 68 264 248 38 70 34 22 2 10 47 1 1 9 59 1 4 2 .282 .308 .508 .816
2016 27 MAJ MIL 10 31 27 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 13 0 0 0 .111 .226 .111 .337
2017 28 AAA ROU 78 342 306 51 79 37 14 0 23 64 0 1 31 88 0 3 2 .258 .327 .529 .856
2017 28 MAJ TEX 13 23 23 5 5 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 .217 .217 .435 .652
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3-Year Averages     52 177 165 13 32 8 5 0 3 16 1 0 10 47 0 1 1 .194 .243 .279 .522
Career  (View All)     338 1,218 1,135 119 259 97 50 4 43 155 10 4 63 320 1 10 9 .228 .272 .393 .665

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Will Middlebrooks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 20 @Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .217 .435 .652
Sep. 19 @Sea 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .238 .476 .714
Sep. 17 @LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .238 .476 .714
Sep. 16 @LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Sep. 15 @LAA 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Sep. 14 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .176 .412 .588
Sep. 13 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .188 .438 .626
Sep. 12 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 11 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .467 .667
Sep. 10 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .636 .909
Sep. 9 NYY 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .700 1.000
Sep. 8 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Atl 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 1.000 1.429
Sep. 6 @Atl 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200
Sep. 4 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 3 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Sep. 2 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 1 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Hou Did not play.
Last 7 Games 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Last 14 Games 19 5 4 1 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .211 .474 .685
Last 30 Games 23 5 5 1 2 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .217 .435 .652
Will Middlebrooks Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 30 ColoSprings 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Aug. 29 ColoSprings 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Aug. 27 Nashville 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Aug. 26 Nashville 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100
Aug. 25 Nashville 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
Aug. 24 Nashville 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 1.333 1.833
Aug. 22 Omaha 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 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 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 27 2 7 1 0 1 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 .259 .310 .407 .717

Will Middlebrooks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 1 10
2016 8
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
201762030.5001.1671.667
2016101010.300.300.762
20156873111.206.412.655

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017152000.133.200.333
2016171000.000.000.056
2015187166181.214.342.582

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017141010.071.071.143
201650000.000.000.286
201511391101.239.301.571

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201773020.5711.2861.857
2016222010.136.136.345
2015142148191.190.408.625
Will Middlebrooks vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
James Paxton SEA 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167

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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% .111 .834
2011 22 AA POR 397 371 5.3% 23.9% 0.22 74% .363 .218
2011 22 AAA PAW 60 56 5% 30% 0.17 68% .189 .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% .335 .221
2013 24 AAA PAW 196 179 8.2% 19.4% 0.42 79% .288 .196
2013 24 MAJ BOS 374 348 5.3% 26.2% 0.20 72% .263 .198
2014 25 AAA PAW 112 104 5.4% 26.8% 0.20 71% .282 .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% .299 .124
2015 26 MAJ SD 270 255 4.1% 22.2% 0.18 76% .237 .149
2016 27 A WIS 7 7 0% 28.6% 0.00 71% .400 .000
2016 27 AA BIL 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .667 .000
2016 27 AAA COL 264 248 3.4% 22.3% 0.15 76% .328 .226
2016 27 MAJ MIL 31 27 12.9% 41.9% 0.31 52% .214 .000
2017 28 AAA ROU 342 306 9.1% 25.7% 0.35 71% .283 .271
2017 28 MAJ TEX 23 23 0% 39.1% 0.00 61% .357 .218
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3-Year Averages     177 165 5.6% 26.6% 0.21 72% .250 .085
Career     1,218 1,135 5.2% 26.3% 0.20 72% .276 .165

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Will Middlebrooks Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 3B 531.3 -5 89 -3 1 -6 254 -2 23 0 0 -2 -2
2015 SS 39 0 7 0 0 0 11 1 1 0 0 0 1
2016 3B 62.7 2 15 2 0 2 11 0 1 0 1 0 1
2017 1B 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 6 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 34 2 6 2 0 2 23 1 13 1 0 1 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 3B 0 0 -2 -4 0 -6
2015 SS 0 0 -1 0 0 -1
2016 3B 0 0 0 2 0 2
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Will Middlebrooks    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
39.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.652 OPS
TERRIBLE
.217 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.217 AVG
TERRIBLE
.357 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.435 SLG
WEAK
.218 ISO
GOOD

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

Middlebrooks was called up by the Rangers on Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Middlebrooks (hand) is back in action for Triple-A Round Rock and has home runs in his first two games since coming off the DL on Thursday.

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Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Round Rock with a broken left hand, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Middlebrooks agreed to sign a minor league deal with the Rangers on Friday, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

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Middlebrooks elected to become a free agent Tuesday.

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Middlebrooks (lower leg) was activated from the disabled list and outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

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Middlebrooks (lower leg strain) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Low-A Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

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Middlebrooks, who left Sunday's game with a lower right leg strain, was placed on the 15-day DL by the Brewers on Monday.

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Updating a previous report, Middlebrooks left Sunday's game early due to a lower right leg strain.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Will Middlebrooks.

2016

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. There was some hope that a change of scenery could get Middlebrooks out of the funk that hung over his last two seasons in Boston, but he was unable to get things turned around with the Padres and was ultimately sent down to Triple-A El Paso shortly after the All Star break, failing to make it back up to the majors. He batted .215/.242/.367 with nine home runs and 29 RBI over the first half of the season while serving as the Padres' primary third baseman. Eight of his nine home runs came on the road as he failed to generate much at the plate at Petco Park. Middlebrooks signed with the Brewers in the offseason and despite his struggles could compete for Milwaukee's third base job.

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.