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Friday, May 04, 2012

WEEI.com: Speier: The Making of Will Middlebrooks

“Our baby’s all growns up!”

Gary DiSarcina, Middlebrooks’ manager that year in Lowell, recently sat in a minor league dugout with Mike Trout in his current capacity as the Angels minor league field coordinator. Trout—a dazzling five-tool talent who was called up at the end of April by the Angels—and Middlebrooks became close while Arizona Fall League teammates last fall.

As DiSarcina and Trout sat together on a night off for the prospect, the conversation turned to Middlebrooks.

“I told him, ‘Mike, if you had seen this guy four years ago when I had him in Lowell, you would just be in total shock. He was a high school kid playing in a college league and he was just overmatched for the first six weeks,’ ” DiSarcina said.

Mattbert Posted: May 04, 2012 at 12:27 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mattbert Posted: May 04, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4123641)
It seems the tags did not come through with this submission.

Still a pretty good read, though.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: May 04, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4123694)
“I told him, ‘Mike, if you had seen this guy four years ago when I had him in Lowell, you would just be in total shock. He was a high school kid playing in a college league and he was just overmatched for the first six weeks,’ ” DiSarcina said.

"What's 'overmatched' mean Coach?"
   3. Charlie O Posted: May 04, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4123703)
"What's 'overmatched' mean Coach?"

That's a question DiSarcina should be able to handle.
   4. SteveF Posted: May 04, 2012 at 07:06 PM (#4123719)
That's a question DiSarcina should be able to handle.


Or at the very least take a swing at.

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