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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, 17,771st in MLB history)   vs. OAK 3 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Padres/Brewers 2012-2016
2017 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 3.115, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: ISE Baseball [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2012 BOS AL 23 3B 72 69 60 606.2 175 32 134 9 13 .949 2 -3 4 -6 2.46 2.31 .952 2.60 2.59
2012 BOS AL 23 DH 1 1
2013 BOS AL 24 3B 92 90 84 797.2 218 53 155 10 12 .954 -2 -8 -3 -12 2.35 2.26 .959 2.51 2.50
2013 BOS AL 24 2B 2 0 0 4.0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 0 1 120 300 9.00 2.00 .985 4.73 4.60
2013 BOS AL 24 1B 1 1 1 9.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 67 0 11.00 11.00 .994 8.90 8.90
2014 BOS AL 25 3B 62 57 51 522.1 141 38 99 4 9 .972 4 -5 8 -11 2.36 2.21 .956 2.56 2.55
2014 BOS AL 25 1B 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 6.00 2.00 .990 9.00 8.90
2015 SDP NL 26 3B 69 60 53 531.1 153 53 93 7 13 .954 -2 -6 -5 -14 2.47 2.12 .955 2.46 2.44
2015 SDP NL 26 SS 8 4 2 39.0 16 5 11 0 3 1.000 0 -1 3 -34 3.69 2.00 .974 4.38 4.35
2015 SDP NL 26 1B 2 1 0 8.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -75 0 11.25 5.00 .994 9.34 9.25
2016 MIL NL 27 3B 8 8 6 62.2 25 6 19 0 3 1.000 2 2 34 38 3.59 3.13 .956 2.53 2.50
5 Seasons 3B 303 284 254 2520.2 712 182 500 30 50 .958 3 -20 1 -9 2.44 2.25 .956 2.53 2.52
1 Season SS 8 4 2 39.0 16 5 11 0 3 1.000 0 -1 3 -30 3.69 2.00 .974 4.38 4.35
3 Seasons 1B 4 2 1 20.0 23 22 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 10.35 5.75 .993 9.09 9.07
1 Season 2B 2 0 0 4.0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 0 1 120 300 9.00 2.00 .985 4.73 4.60
1 Season DH 1 1
5 Seasons TOT 317 290 257 2583.2 755 210 515 30 55 .960 3 -20 2 -9 2.53 2.29 .957 2.61 2.66
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2012 BOS AL 23 3B 2 4 2 2 0 -3 -6 0 0 -1
2013 BOS AL 24 3B -2 -3 -2 1 -4 0 -8 -12 -5 -1 0
2013 BOS AL 24 2B 0 120 0 0 0 0 1 300 1 0
2013 BOS AL 24 1B 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 BOS AL 25 3B 4 8 4 4 -0 -5 -11 -6 0 1
2014 BOS AL 25 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SDP NL 26 3B -2 -5 -2 -2 0 -6 -14 -4 0 0
2015 SDP NL 26 SS 0 3 0 -0 0 0 -1 -34 0 0
2015 SDP NL 26 1B -0 -75 -0 -0 0 0 0 0
2016 MIL NL 27 3B 2 34 2 1 1 2 38 2 0
5 Seasons 3B 3 1 3 6 -3 0 -20 -9 -13 -1 0
1 Season SS 0 3 0 -0 0 0 -1 -30 0 0
3 Seasons 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 2B 0 120 0 0 0 0 1 300 1 0
5 Seasons TOT 3 2 3 6 -2 0 -20 -9 -12 -1 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2012 BOS AL 23 75 70 75 72 0 0 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
2013 BOS AL 24 94 91 94 93 0 0 1 2 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 BOS AL 25 63 57 63 62 0 0 1 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015 SDP NL 26 83 65 83 75 0 0 2 0 69 8 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2016 MIL NL 27 10 8 10 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 Seasons 325 291 325 310 0 0 4 2 303 8 0 0 0 0 1 21 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2012 BOS AL 23 2502 53% 76% 34% 190 84% 1 32 27 2 3 134 110 22 0 0 9 0 4 5 6 13 10 2 12 1 1 0 10 40%
2013 BOS AL 24 3341 55% 72% 29% 224 88% 3 53 44 3 6 155 127 20 4 3 10 0 6 4 8 12 7 0 10 1 1 0 5 60%
2014 BOS AL 25 2196 53% 74% 31% 151 87% 2 38 31 1 6 99 81 15 1 0 4 0 4 0 4 9 7 0 9 0 0 0 5 80%
2015 SDP NL 26 2272 51% 74% 32% 151 87% 1 53 32 7 14 93 73 20 0 4 7 0 4 3 6 13 11 0 11 1 0 1 6 67%
2016 MIL NL 27 262 59% 77% 37% 21 95% 0 6 2 2 2 19 14 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 10573 53% 74% 31% 737 87% 7 182 136 15 31 500 405 81 5 8 30 0 18 12 24 50 37 2 45 3 2 1 26 58%
MLB Averages 57% 74% 32% 87% 63%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2015 SDP NL 26 152 51% 68% 29% 12 83% 1 5 0 3 2 11 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
1 Season 152 51% 68% 29% 12 83% 1 5 0 3 2 11 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 74% 32% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2013 BOS AL 24 38 47% 87% 42% 2 100% 0 10 0 10 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 BOS AL 25 12 58% 92% 33% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SDP NL 26 34 62% 71% 41% 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 84 55% 81% 40% 2 100% 0 22 0 22 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 74% 32% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2013 BOS AL 24 13 54% 85% 54% 2 100% 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1 Season 13 54% 85% 54% 2 100% 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 74% 32% 92%



* - 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 1930 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

                                         

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