Middlebrooks earns Player of Week nod

Middlebrooks earns Player of Week nod

Middlebrooks earns Player of Week nod
It was a tough call between a third baseman and a first baseman for Prospect Watch Player of the Week honors, but the guy at the hot corner got the nod.

Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox's future third baseman (No. 1 on the Red Sox's Top 20 prospects list, No. 55 on the overall Top 100), had his power swing working for Triple-A Pawtucket. The third baseman hit five homers and drove in 15 runs over the course of the week (last Thursday through Wednesday).

His .400/.500/1.08 line raised his overall numbers to .377/.429/.792 with nine homers and 27 RBIs. He entered games on Thursday tied for second in all of the Minor Leagues in both home runs and runs batted in.

Astros first baseman Jonathan Singleton (Houston's No. 1 prospect; No. 43 overall) wasn't far behind. He hit .462/.533/.962 with three homers and eight RBIs for his week. He's now hitting .368/.456/.662 with three homers and 13 RBIs for the year.