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Evan Lewis/The Texarkana Gazette


Biographical Data
Player Name:Will Middlebrooks
Position:Starting Pitcher/Infielder
School:Liberty-Eylau HS, Texarkana, TX
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:Not available
Height:6'4"
Weight:200 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):02/22/07
Game(s):Henderson
Scouting Video:

Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:Good bat with power potential; very athletic.
Power:Middlebrooks has the kind of power potential you'd hope to see in a 6-foot-4, 200-pounder.
Running Speed:Middlebrooks is a slightly below-average runner.
Arm Strength:As a pitching prospect as well, Middlebrooks has above-average arm strength.
Fielding:Middlebrooks is an average fielder with decent hands.
Range:He has average range, at best, and will likely move to third at the next level.
Physical Description:Big and athletic, Middlebrooks is a two-sport star who was the team's quarterback and was an all-state punter.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Athleticism, makeup, arm strength, power potential.
Weaknesses:Running speed, range.
Summary:Middlebrooks is a legitimate two-way threat. Aside from running speed, he possesses the tools scouts like to see at the plate (and on the mound).

Focus Area
Comments
Fastball:Middlebrooks' fastball topped out at 94 mph and he threw it between 88-94 mph in his outing.
Curve:He threw his curve in the 75-79 mph range and has the makings of an above-average power curve.
Changeup:Middlebrook's changeup grades out as average right now and he threw it in the 77-80 mph range.
Control:His overall command is a little below average right now.
Poise:Middlebrooks has terrific makeup and is extremely competitive on the mound.
Agrressiveness:Middlebrooks is very aggressive and went right after hitters.
Physical Description:Big and athletic, Middlebrooks is a two-sport star who was the team's quarterback and was an all-state punter.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Athleticism, makeup, three-pitch mix.
Weaknesses:Command, particularly of his curve.
Summary:Middlebrooks opened some eyes with the start of his 2007 season. A two-sport star who is also a position player prospect, he hasn't done that much pitching. If he were to focus solely on pitching, he could take off in the future.