26-Year-Old Second Baseman – Oakland Athletics
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Among all the great surprises and positive contributions on the 2012 A's, Weeks was easily the biggest disappointment in the franchise. After getting called up in 2011, Weeks hit .303 with 22 steals i...
Jemile Weeks Contract Information:
Signed to an NRI with the A's in December of 2008.
Weeks was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
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2013 Stat Review for Jemile Weeks As compared to the top 350 hitters in 2012 (min 200 PA)
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2013 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jemile Weeks
2013 projections compared to top 300 hitters in 2012 (min 250 PA)
2013 projections compared to top second basemen in 2012 (min 250 PA)
Oakland Athletics Roster
MajorsAnderson, Brett (P)
AABarfield, Jeremy (OF)
A+Granier, Drew (P)
AAlcantara, Raul (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Weeks hit his way to the majors with a .321/.417/.446 line in 45 games at Triple-A Sacramento. Hit hit well with the A's, swiping 22 bases and hitting .303 in 406 at-bats. His batting eye took a bit of a tumble, however, as evidenced by a 21:62 BB:K in Oakland. He hit at least .288 in every month after his promotion to the majors, including a nice .323/.358/.455 line in 24 September games. Already entrenched as the A's leadoff hitter, Weeks figures to build upon a solid rookie campaign. He's battled injuries in the past, so don't go overboard with your bidding, however, as 600 at-bats is far from a lock.
Weeks was limited for the second time in three seasons with hip-related injuries, and his numbers after the injury (.246/.316/.351) were a far cry from his line prior to being hurt (.304/.368/.490). He did manage a nice 20:18 BB:K rate after the injury in 171 at-bats, perhaps a concession that he was unable to drive the ball as effectively as he was accustomed to. The hip injuries don't bode well for his speed potential in the majors, and he'll likely begin the year at Double-A Midland before seeing some time in Triple-A later in the summer.
Weeks got a late start to the season as a result of last year's torn hip flexor injury, but he hit well at High-A Stockton (.299/.385/.468 in 201 at-bats) before floundering a bit against advanced pitching (.238/.303/.343 in 105 at-bats at Double-A; .241/.323/.437 in 87 at-bats in the AFL). Weeks worked with Rickey Henderson in the offseason on base-stealing nuances, something he's already pretty good at (15-for-18 in his professional career). The struggles against more advanced pitching are a concern, and should result in him spending the bulk of the season split between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento, but he could be the heir apparent at second base for the A's when Mark Ellis' contract expires following the 2010 season (the A's have a team option for 2011).
Weeks, Oakland's first-round pick in the June draft, had his season end early with a hip flexor injury in late July. He showed good patience (13 walks, 12 Ks) and good speed (six-for-eight in steal attempts) in his 20-game professional debut, and figures to be ready for the majors when Mark Ellis' contract expires following the 2010 season.