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Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks an aggressive hitter

Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks wants to have discipline in his approach at the plate, but he admits that he won't tone down his aggressiveness with the lumber. "I want to have discipline in my approach," he said. "But if I see four pitches in a game and get three hits, what is wrong with that? If I stick with my approach and get the pitch I was looking for and I did what I was supposed to, that is what counts." Middlebrooks hit only .179 on changeups last year and pitches down the middle, especially fastballs, were problems for him. He had much success against pitches inside and up. He saw 77 pitches right over the plate and had only six hits. He plans to work on pitches down and away this spring, either to lay off them or tailor his swing to cover the whole plate. Hitting coach Greg Colbrunn is working with Middlebrooks on how pitchers have been attacking him.

2013-02-22 11:10:58 | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

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