30-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The Padres nearly kept Weeks on their Opening Day roster after he impressed during Cactus League play, but he ended up getting the call to San Diego when Cory Spangenberg hit the disabled list in mid-...
Jemile Weeks Contract Information:
Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in December of 2016.
Weeks (knee) is expected to miss the remainder of spring training, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Jemile Weeks: MLB Games Played By Position
Jemile Weeks Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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Jemile Weeks Defensive Stats
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Jemile Weeks: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Since the start of the 2013 season, Weeks has played just 28 games at the big league level. Most of his time has been spent in the International League, where the performance in 2015 with Pawtucket was nothing to write home about (.204/.297/.281, seven steals). The Padres inked Weeks to a minor league deal in January, and he impressed the club throughout the spring, putting himself in position to earn one of the team's final bench spots as he's demonstrated an ability to offer the team depth at shortstop if Alexi Amarista is forced to begin the season on the disabled list.
After an exceptional 2011 debut (.303 average and 22 steals) with the A's in 2011, Weeks became the biggest disappointment in the A's farm system. He was really bad in 2012 with the A's (.221 average), but bounced back in Triple-A in 2013, amassing a .271 average with a .376 OBP and 17 swipes. Weeks' defense at second base leaves a lot to be desired and it likely held him back from having another chance at the job despite the A's issues at the position. As a result, he only received a token callup in September thanks to his hold on a 40-man roster spot. The A's finally cut bait on Weeks in early December, trading him to Baltimore, where he will be given a chance to fill the Orioles' vacancy at second base during spring training.
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 in only 97 games. He was slotted into the top of the lineup in 2012 and responded by hitting .221 with an OBP barely above .300. His line drive rate fell and he simply stopped hitting the ball hard. Projecting Weeks is nearly impossible as he has tossed out two absolute extremes in his two seasons in Oakland, and he's not even assured playing time with Scott Sizemore moving back to second base. Weeks should be watched closely in spring training to see if he is able to regain his stroke as he could be a nice source of steals with a full-time job, and he will likely go very late in drafts coming off of such a disappointing sophomore season.
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.