Top Red Sox minor-league prospects
10. Will Middlebrooks, 3BTeam: Portland (Double A)
Scouting report: The Red Sox nabbed Will Middlebrooks in the fifth round of the 2007 draft, and he's shown a steady improvement in batting average and power each year. He hit 31 doubles and 12 homers in 114 games with Salem last season. One cause for concern is his lack of patience at the plate -- he struck out more than 120 times and walked fewer than 50 times in both of the past two seasons.