|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||520.00||27.00||.273||96.00||70.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Axelrod (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||112||21||6|| .220|| .411|| .188|
|05/14/2013||Will Middlebrooks, 3B BOS|
Nate McLouth, LF BAL
|Clay Buchholz, SP BOS|
Marwin Gonzalez, SS HOU
|05/14/2013||Will Middlebrooks, 3B BOS||Daniel Nava, LF BOS|
|05/14/2013||Jake Westbrook, SP STL|
Josh Willingham, LF MIN
Mike Moustakas, 3B KC
|Brett Anderson, SP OAK|
Will Middlebrooks, 3B BOS
|Last 10 Games|
|Time to buy low on Will Middlebrooks|
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/20/13) Hidden in a disappointing overall stat line for Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is the hot run he's been on: a .275 average with two home runs, seven doubles and a .910 OPS over his last 10 games. Started in just 64 percent of leagues, Middlebrooks has been a nice Fantasy asset lately, turning in a 20-point performance in Week 7 and finding what looks to be a groove in mid-May.
Middlebrooks strikes out a lot, but he balances it with nice power (eight home runs in 160 at-bats this year) and a shot at a decent average (he hit .288 last year). With plenty of owners having been frustrated at Middlebrooks' lack of production this year, now is the time to hope his recent production has gone unnoticed and sneak in a seemingly-minor deal for the 24-year-old. The upside could be 20-plus home runs the rest of the way, with a .275-ish average.
|Will Middlebrooks coming around|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks homered for the eighth time this season and second time in five games Sunday at Minnesota. Middlebrooks is batting .275 (11 for 40) in his last 10 games, raising his season average from .192 to .213.
He also has two home runs, six RBI and seven doubles in his past 10 games. Since homering three times April 7, Middlebrooks is batting .193 with four home runs in his last 36 games.
|Will Middlebrooks comes through in the ninth|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks came up big in the late stages of Thursday's contest against the Rays.
Down 3-1 in the ninth, Middlebrooks lined a two-out, bases-clearing double that gave the Red Sox the lead. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk and three RBI in a 4-3 victory.
Middlebrooks is hitting .296 with a home run, five RBI and seven doubles in his last six games. His batting average has risen from .192 to .211 over that span. He has a .211/.245/.429 slash line with seven homers and 17 RBI in 147 at-bats.
|Will Middlebrooks thriving since on-field collision|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks said Wednesday he continues having difficulty catching his breath and sleeping on his right side following a collision with teammate David Ross last week, according to the Boston Herald. Although, surprisingly, the collision has coincided with Middlebrooks emerging from an early season slump.
Since sitting out a game to rest his rib-cage injury, Middlebrooks is batting .292 (7 for 24) with a home run, two RBI and six doubles in his last six games.
"Whether it coincides with the collision, and I mean that with all sincerity, he’s not pulling off the ball as much," manager John Farrell said. "He’s staying to the middle of the field, and that’s when his power really shows and the bat stays in the zone longer."
Middlebrooks downplays the notion the injury helped with his struggles. In fact, he said slow starts are nothing new.
"I’ve gone through this at almost every level," Middlebrooks said. "Just not quite this long, and the resources weren’t as good for (pitchers) to pick me apart. But it’s not other guys picking me apart. It’s beating myself, and that’s the thing that’s frustrating."
|Will Middlebrooks goes deep in win|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks homered in the eighth inning of Wednesday's win at Tampa Bay. Boston scored eight runs in the third inning and won, 9-2.
Middlebrooks' homer gave the game its final score as he went deep for the seventh time this season. He finished 2 for 4 but is batting just .208.
It has been a season of streaks for Middlebrooks, who hopes his game Wednesday starts another positive one. He has produced, just not consistently thus far. Still, he has seven homers and 14 RBI to go with a .424 slugging percentage.
|Will Middlebrooks wasn't supposed to arrive this early. But the 24 year-old, pressed into duty thanks to a Kevin Youkilis injury, came up and mashed the ball in 2012, forcing the Red Sox to trade Boston hero Youkilis to the White Sox. And then, because nothing could go right for the 2012 Red Sox, Middlebrooks came up lame in August after 75 games and missed the rest of the season. But the flashes of greatness were there in his 267 at-bat stint -- he hit .288 with 15 home runs. He had 14 doubles. He stole four bases. The sky could be the limit for Middlebrooks in 2013 -- he has nice power and has hit for average in the minors -- and he'll likely be a solid mid-to-late round pick in most drafts. (Updated 12/3/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|5/22/13||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|5/23/13||CLE||7:10 pm||Zach McAllister|
|5/24/13||CLE||7:10 pm||Justin Masterson|
|5/25/13||CLE||1:35 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|5/26/13||CLE||1:35 pm||Corey Kluber|
|5/27/13||PHI||7:10 pm||Cliff Lee|