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Will Middlebrooks

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Will Middlebrooks
Name: William Scott Middlebrooks
Born: Sep 9, 1988 in Greenville, Texas USA
High School: Liberty-Eylau HS, Texarkana, Texas
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (174th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2007 (signed for $925,000)
Kevin Ahrens isn't the only blue-chip third-base recruit Texas A&M could lose to the draft. Where Ahrens gets compared with Chipper Jones, the more athletic Middlebrooks draws Cal Ripken Jr. and Scott Rolen comparisons. Selected to play in a Texas high school football all-star game, Middlebrooks drew college interest as a quarterback and punter. He's also a 6-foot-4, 215-pound righthander with a low-90s fastball and an occasional plus curveball. But his future is at the hot corner. He's not quite as polished a hitter as Ahrens, but he's not far off and his size gives him leverage that will produce power. He's an athletic third baseman with good range and a strong arm, and he runs well for his size. Middlebrooks is a consensus supplemental first-rounder, but he could sneak into the first round with the right club.
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