Jemile Weeks
Jemile Weeks
31-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in December of 2016.
Expected to miss rest of spring
2BChicago Cubs  
Knee
March 2, 2017
Weeks (knee) is expected to miss the remainder of spring training, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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A non-roster invitee to major league camp, Weeks was in the mix for the final bench spot before he went down with the knee injury Monday. He has been diagnosed with a sprained ACL and a bone bruise in his left leg, injuries which typically require four weeks for a full recovery. Weeks played in 17 games with the Padres last season, slashing .140/.204/.200 in 57 plate appearances.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .414 15 1 0 1 0 .143 .200 .214
Since 2016vs Right .400 42 4 0 1 1 .139 .205 .194
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .414 15 1 0 1 0 .143 .200 .214
2016vs Right .400 42 4 0 1 1 .139 .205 .194
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Since 2016
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
2018
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2016
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .369 36 3 0 1 1 .133 .235 .133
Since 2016Away .450 21 2 0 1 0 .150 .150 .300
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home .369 36 3 0 1 1 .133 .235 .133
2016Away .450 21 2 0 1 0 .150 .150 .300
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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-April. Weeks suffered a hamstring strain a few weeks later and never made it back, finishing the abbreviated campaign with a .404 OPS in 17 games with the Padres. Now 30 years old, the interest in his services figures to be tepid at this stage of his career. Moreover, he'll need to prove he's completely healthy to earn a look from another club during spring training, and that opportunity may only happen because of an impressive 10-game stint with El Paso (.306/.405/.500) before his promotion. Weeks elected free agency in October after being outrighted back to Triple-A by the Padres, and he'll compete for a roster spot with the Cubs during spring training after signing a minor league deal with Chicago.
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.
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Dealing with sprained ACL
2BChicago Cubs  
Knee
March 2, 2017
Weeks sprained the ACL in his left knee during Monday's spring training game, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
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Day-to-day with knee injury
2BChicago Cubs  
Knee
February 28, 2017
Weeks hyperextended his left knee during Monday's collision and is considered day-to-day, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.
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Exits Monday with injury
2BChicago Cubs  
Undisclosed
February 27, 2017
Weeks left Monday's game after he injured himself on a play at second base, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Inks minor league deal with Cubs
2BChicago Cubs  
December 29, 2016
Weeks has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs, Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune reports.
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Becomes free agent
2BFree Agent  
October 26, 2016
Weeks has become a free agent after refusing an outright assignment to Triple-A El Paso, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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