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Will Middlebrooks

William Scott Middlebrooks (twitter: @middlebrooks)

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: September 9, 1988 in Greenville, TX
High School: Liberty Eylau HS (Texarkana, TX)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed August 15, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 2, 2012 (Age 23.236, 17,773rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Team: RedSox 2012-2014
2015 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 2.121, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Relativity Baseball [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2012 23 BOS AL 75 286 267 34 77 14 0 15 54 4 1 13 70 .288 .325 .509 .835 121 136 8 3 0 3 0 5/D
2013 24 BOS AL 94 374 348 41 79 18 0 17 49 3 1 20 98 .227 .271 .425 .696 87 148 13 2 1 3 3 5/43
2014 25 BOS AL 63 234 215 14 41 10 0 2 19 1 1 15 70 .191 .256 .265 .522 48 57 7 4 0 0 1 5/3
3 Yrs 232 894 830 89 197 42 0 34 122 8 3 48 238 .237 .284 .411 .695 88 341 28 9 1 6 4
162 Game Avg. 162 624 580 62 138 29 0 24 85 6 2 34 166 .237 .284 .411 .695 88 238 20 6 1 4 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2012 23 BOS AL 75 286 6 -0 -1 -3 1 3 0.3 11 13 1.3 .504 .502 1.7 -0.2 16 5/D
2013 24 BOS AL 94 374 -8 -0 0 -7 2 -13 -1.3 13 0 0.0 .485 .491 0.7 -0.5 7 $498,000 5/43
2014 25 BOS AL 63 234 -16 -1 -0 -5 1 -21 -2.3 8 -13 -1.4 .462 .485 -0.9 -0.3 -8 $540,000 5/3
3 Seasons 232 894 -18 -1 -2 -15 4 -32 -3.2 32 1 -0.1 .485 .493 1.4 -1.0 16 $1,038,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2012 23 BOS AL 286 202 42 5.6 102 .335 .288 .260 .325 .326 .509 .419 .835 .745 121 .588 7.2 0.7 .779 .281 .221 6.3
2013 24 BOS AL 374 287 36 3.4 100 .263 .227 .260 .271 .325 .425 .411 .696 .736 87 .366 -7.5 -0.8 .608 .261 .198 5.1
2014 25 BOS AL 234 182 14 2.1 94 .273 .191 .256 .256 .319 .265 .395 .522 .714 48 .206 -15.2 -1.6 .418 .144 .074 1.3
3 Yrs 894 671 92 3.7 99 .289 .237 .259 .284 .324 .411 .409 .695 .733 88 .410 -15.5 -1.6 .607 .237 .173 13.0
162 Game Avg. 624 469 64 3.7 99 .289 .237 .259 .284 .324 .411 .409 .695 .733 88 .410 -15.5 -1.6 .607 .237 .173 9

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 24 BOS AL ALDS TBR W 4 16 13 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .231 .375 .308 .683 4 0 0 0 0 1
2013 24 BOS AL ALCS DET W 5 10 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .100 .100 .200 .300 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 ❍ 24 BOS AL WS STL W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (3 Series) 10 28 25 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 .160 .250 .240 .490 6 0 0 0 0 1
1 ALDS 4 16 13 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .231 .375 .308 .683 4 0 0 0 0 1
1 ALCS 5 10 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .100 .100 .200 .300 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2012 23 BOS AL 286 5.2% 24.5% 4.6% 10.1% 38% 5.38 3.8 17.8 4.9 0.79 1.27 65% 20% 15.6% 14%
2013 24 BOS AL 374 4.6% 26.2% 5.4% 9.4% 44% 4.90 3.6 20.5 7.1 0.74 1.01 63% 20% 13.6% 14%
2014 25 BOS AL 234 0.9% 29.9% 6.4% 5.1% 29% 4.67 3.1 107.5 11.3 0.73 0.92 61% 28% 2.9% 17%
3 Yrs 894 3.8% 26.6% 5.4% 8.5% 39% 4.96 3.5 24.4 6.8 0.76 1.06 63% 22% 11.7% 15%
MLB Averages 2.5% 20.0% 7.8% 7.4% 33% 2.55 4.5 36.1 8.6 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2012 23 BOS AL 7.2 0.7 296 0.6 6.3 -5.7 1.06 0.6 -0.0 12.9 1.2 0.95 7.4 1.04 2
2013 24 BOS AL -8.0 -0.8 383 -1.5 5.8 -7.3 .98 -0.9 -0.6 -17.8 -1.8 0.99 -11.3 6.12 1
2014 25 BOS AL -15.2 -1.6 238 -1.2 3.5 -4.6 1.06 -1.7 0.5 -17.6 -1.8 0.94 -18.6 1.69 3
3 Yrs -15.9 -1.6 917 -2.1 15.6 -17.6 1.02 -2.0 -0.0 -22.4 -2.3 0.96 -22.6 2.21 6

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2012 23 BOS AL 0 0 24% 92 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 26% 6 5 1 9 7 2 4 2 2
2013 24 BOS AL 2 0 28% 112 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 8 36% 12 10 1 8 4 4 5 1 4
2014 25 BOS AL 0 0 21% 73 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 3 31% 8 7 1 4 3 1 4 1 3
3 Yrs 2 0 25% 277 8 3 73% 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 4 0 17 32% 26 22 3 21 14 7 13 4 9

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2012 23 BOS AL 286 35% 77 9 0 2 1 1 2 1.04 15 1 6 9 6 9 6 0 0 0 53 8 15% 26 6 23% 195 41 21% 19 11 58% 18 10 56% 0
2013 24 BOS AL 374 32% 79 7 0 1 0 0 0 6.12 17 2 13 12 5 4 13 0 1 1 100% 71 13 18% 41 11 27% 246 32 13% 27 13 48% 20 10 50% 0
2014 25 BOS AL 234 24% 41 2 0 3 0 0 0 1.69 2 0 12 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0% 45 7 16% 19 4 21% 140 18 13% 16 9 56% 9 4 44% 0
3 Yrs 894 31% 197 18 0 6 1 1 2 2.21 34 3 31 23 11 14 20 0 2 1 50% 169 28 17% 86 21 24% 581 91 16% 62 33 53% 47 24 51% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2012 23 BOS AL 286 1109 3.88 710 64.0% 31.1% 17.5% 23.2% 28.2% 68.9% 0.0% 44.1% 74.6% 23.8% 4.2% 12 1 12.6% 36 14 8.7% 25 15 20 50 28.6% 0 0 0
2013 24 BOS AL 374 1537 4.11 1007 66.0% 29.9% 19.3% 25.6% 25.2% 70.1% 2.3% 46.3% 72.5% 26.2% 4.5% 17 3 12.6% 47 18 7.5% 28 17 26 72 26.5% 0 0 0
2014 25 BOS AL 234 933 3.99 594 63.9% 35.4% 17.7% 22.6% 24.4% 64.6% 1.2% 41.3% 72.7% 17.1% 4.3% 10 3 12.0% 28 11 10.3% 24 17 25 45 35.7% 0 0 0
3 Yrs 894 3579 4.00 2311 64.9% 31.7% 18.3% 24.1% 25.9% 68.3% 1.3% 44.3% 73.2% 23.0% 4.4% 39 7 12.4% 111 43 8.6% 77 49 71 167 29.8% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.7% 16.1% 27.1% 29.2% 72.3% 1.4% 46.3% 77.8% 27.0% 4.5% 13.7% 8.3% 24.1%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 23 75 286 267 34 77 14 0 15 54 4 1 13 70 .288 .325 .509 .835 121 136 8 3 0 3 0
2013 24 169 660 615 75 156 32 0 32 103 7 2 33 168 .254 .294 .462 .756 102 284 21 5 1 6 3
2014 25 232 894 830 89 197 42 0 34 122 8 3 48 238 .237 .284 .411 .695 88 341 28 9 1 6 4

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2012 23 75 287 268 35 78 14 0 15 56 4 13 70 .291 .328 .511 .839 45 75
2013 24 94 377 350 43 81 18 0 17 52 3 21 98 .231 .277 .429 .705 42 94
2014 25 63 237 217 15 43 10 0 2 21 1 16 70 .198 .266 .272 .538 15 63
3 Yrs 232 901 835 93 202 42 0 34 129 8 50 238 .242 .290 .414 .704 102 232
162 Game Avg. 162 629 583 65 141 29 0 24 90 6 35 166 .242 .290 .414 .704 71 232



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2012 Jun 24th AL Player of the Week
2013 Sep 8th AL Player of the Week

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1829), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Third Base (738th), -0.1 career WAR/-0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-0.1 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: William Bill S. Scott Will william Middlebrooks

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