Will Middlebrooks
3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 220LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2007 | Rd: 5, #174, Boston Red Sox | Liberty Eylau (TX) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2017 39 38 5 8 0 3 0 .211 .231 .368 .599
6 Seasons 1234 1150 119 262 43 155 10 .228 .272 .391 .663
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2017 .211 0 3 0 .599
6 Seasons .228 43 155 10 .663

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 26 1034 199 15 7.5 5.6 88.6 113.3 15.4 29.1 .242 .411 .259 .300 .372 36.2 22.2 4.1
2016 27 125 14 0 0 0 87.2 105.0 9.6 21.4 .178 .202 .174 .234 .322 28.6 41.9 12.9
2017 28 138 24 3 12.5 7.7 90.6 111.8 11.7 33.3 .260 .401 .250 .291 .444 58.3 35.9 2.6
Player 1297 237 18 7.6 5.3 88.7 113.3 14.6 29.1 .238 .392 .250 .293 .377 38.0 25.6 4.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2017 Fastballs 80 58.0 27 26 6 2 2 2 0 8 18 .231 .309 .462 .509 .297 .356 95.1 19 32.6 33.3
2017 Breaking 42 30.4 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 6 3 .111 .083 .111 .089 .097 .077 63.5 -5 56.3 42.9
2017 Offspeed 16 11.6 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .373 .333 .401 .292 .346 90.4 -15 42.9 0.0
2016 Fastballs 63 50.4 15 12 3 3 0 0 0 4 8 .250 .249 .250 .285 .314 .326 87.8 13 17.4 33.3
2016 Breaking 45 36.0 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 .000 .062 .000 .070 .063 .116 91.5 33 66.7 50.0
2016 Offspeed 17 13.6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .240 .000 .269 .000 .218 83.7 -8 20.0 16.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 37.2 29.1 25.6 8.0 33.2 38.7 28.1 3.0 28.1 30.7 22.1 5.0 7.5 5.6
2016 50.0 0.0 35.7 14.3 28.6 42.9 28.6 0.0 50.0 14.3 35.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 45.8 25.0 25.0 4.2 25.0 54.2 20.8 12.5 20.8 20.8 33.3 0.0 12.5 7.7
Player 38.8 27.0 26.2 8.0 32.1 40.5 27.4 3.8 28.7 28.7 24.1 4.2 7.6 5.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2017 4-Seamer -3.0 -1 47 34.1 16 .188 .313 .213 34.5 31.3 31.3 .260 .330 .254 54.5
2017 Slider -5.6 -2 33 23.9 9 .111 .111 .100 56.3 66.7 50.0 .083 .089 .077 0.0
2017 Sinker 7.8 2 23 16.7 9 .375 .875 .533 21.4 22.2 33.3 .392 .663 .471 83.3
2017 Changeup -1.1 0 15 10.9 3 .333 .333 .300 42.9 0.0 0.0 .373 .401 .346 66.7
2017 Cutter -4.0 0 10 7.2 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 50.0 .366 1.321 .660 100.0
2017 Curveball 1.1 0 9 6.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Splitter 2.0 0 1 0.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 286 1,109 11 -6 6 6 18
2013 398 1,619 -10 -14 7 4 -13
2014 232 927 -5 -12 1 4 -11
2015 269 1,030 -7 -11 3 2 -13
2016 31 125 -2 -2 1 0 -2
2017 39 138 -2 1 -1 0 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,034 50.4 63.4 80.5 29.2 51.7 41.9 27.4 46.4 28.3 8.7 67.8
2016 125 44.8 48.2 92.6 30.4 33.3 38.4 22.6 38.4 33.3 6.4 62.5
2017 138 52.9 72.6 69.8 24.6 31.3 39.9 41.0 50.0 39.1 9.4 76.9
Player 1,297 50.1 63.1 80.0 28.8 47.8 41.4 28.5 46.0 30.0 8.6 68.5
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 78
2016 54
2017 58
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.6 87.2 -1.4 3.4 undefined undefined undefined
Launch Angle 15.4 9.6 -5.8 2.1 undefined undefined undefined
Barrel % 7.5 0 -7.5 12.5 undefined undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 36.2 28.6 -7.6 29.7 undefined undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 29.1 21.4 -7.7 11.9 undefined undefined undefined
xBA .242 .178 -0.064 0.082 undefined undefined undefined
BA .212 .111 -0.101 0.1 undefined undefined undefined
xwOBA .3 .234 -0.066 0.057 undefined undefined undefined
wOBA .259 .174 -0.085 0.076 undefined undefined undefined
xSLG .411 .202 -0.209 0.199 undefined undefined undefined
SLG .361 .111 -0.25 0.257 undefined undefined undefined
K% 22.2 41.9 19.7 -6 undefined undefined undefined
BB% 4.1 12.9 8.8 -10.3 undefined undefined undefined
Swing % 46.4 38.4 -8 11.6 undefined undefined undefined
Whiff% 28.3 33.3 5 5.8 undefined undefined undefined
In Zone % 50.4 44.8 -5.6 8.1 undefined undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 49.6 55.2 5.6 -8.1 undefined undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 29.2 30.4 1.2 -5.8 undefined undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 27.4 22.6 -4.8 18.4 undefined undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 63 74.2 11.2 -5 undefined undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 31 6 19.4 .188 .115
2017 R 39 2 5.1 .264 .000