Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 6/8/12
By now, most baseball fans have heard of uber prospect, teen sensation Bryce Harper. The 19 year old has played in 35 games for the Nationals this season, and has yet to disappoint. He has hit 5 home runs, knocked in 14, and has hit .276. Harper's hustle is evident as he has scored 23 runs and stolen 3 bases. He has also successfully stolen home, but has occasionally been thrown out trying to stretch an extra base; he says he models his game after Pete Rose and it has shown.The Nats won't be the only team playing at Fenway this weekend that have an impacting rookie in their lineup. Will Middlebrooks has been a spark plug for the Sox this season, hitting as soon as he came up in place for Youkilis. Middlebrooks was certainly not the top prospect that Harper was, but he has been a much better hitter this year. In 28 games with the Sox, Middlebrooks has 6 homeruns, 14 runs, 22 RBI, and a .312 average.Unlike Harper, Middlebrooks was killing the ball in AAA before getting called up. He h...
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