The Definitve Middlebrooks Primer

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    Re: The Definitve Middlebrooks Primer

    In response to 17Again's comment:

    what makes you think he is not a great infielder already?  He gets to a lot of balls that others just look at as they go by.

    Statistics compiled by the folks who chart every play suggest that Will Middlebrooks has not gotten to as many balls as the average thirdbaseman this year:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=7002&position=3B#fieldingadvanced

     
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    Re: The Definitve Middlebrooks Primer

    In response to notin's comment: Past Mark Reynolds comparisons are probably best case scenarios, especially if you don’t start looking at them far too literally and assume it means he will be released by age 29…

     

    I agree with most of this post Notin, except the MR bit

    Glove, glove, glove...

    MR is a very poor 3B.   FGhs have him at all positions -80 on D and + 31 on O.  As pointed out by you and others MR has been above average with the bat for his career.  

    WMB will sink or swim with the glove as a 3B, if he improves at 3B (if he gets the chance) he can a valuable player even with a low OBP and Ks.  As long as the SLG is well above average and the glove comes along.  Early days with the glove IMO.

     

     

     



     
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