Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:57:42 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks is the favorite to open the season as the starting third baseman. He has not played another position, while 3B Yangervis Solarte has played various infield positions during spring training. The Padres have yet to declare their everyday third basemen, though.
Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks ($2,900, 5.8%) fell off the map last season, but at 26, he checks in as a post-hype candidate with power upside worth a late-round flier in deep leagues. His home ballpark will lend no favors, and he is likely only an early-season slump away from losing his starting job. He is having a nice spring, though, with eight runs, two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI with a .333/.350/.538 slash line. So there is upside. With Solarte's ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) playing time uncertain, it is difficult to roster him in the majority of formats. However, his positional eligibility could prove to be beneficial in deep leagues if he receives enough at-bats. At this pont, neither player projects as anything more than a low-priced flier in FantasyScore contests.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:36:50 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks has hit the ball hard all spring and has shown a propensity to avoid merely pulling the ball.
Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks is hitting .333-2-5 in 30 spring at-bats with the Friars. At $2,900, or 5.8% of your cap, he's a good speculative flyer on FantasyScore in good matchups.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:22:58 -0800
San Diego Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks will receive $540,500 if he plays in the major league this season, and $324,300 if he plays in the minors.
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:47:35 -0800
San Diego Padres 3Bs Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte will compete at third base this spring, according to manager Bud Black. Middlebrooks could also be used at first base against tough left-handed pitchers.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:01:57 -0800
The Boston Red Sox acquired C Ryan Hanigan from the San Diego Padres in exchange for 3B Will Middlebrooks Friday, Dec. 19.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:01:15 -0800
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks is close to being acquired by the San Diego Padres in exchange for C Ryan Hanigan.
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 07:58:07 -0800
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger, hand) has been receiving physical therapy twice a week to help his fractured finger and bruised hand heal. Middlebrooks decided not to play winter ball because of the injuries even though the team wanted him to play.
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 07:53:48 -0800
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks said he hopes to remain with the team even though they added 3B Pablo Sandoval and SS Hanley Ramirez this offseason. Middlebrooks said he understands his future with the team is blurry at this point.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:04:09 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks will not play winter ball in the offseason.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:34:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (hand) is dealing with a sprained right hand.