Nick Weglarz

36-Year-Old OutfielderOF
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$Released by the Braves in May of 2013.
OFAtlanta Braves  
April 19, 2013
Weglarz signed a minor league deal with the Braves on Friday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
In 2010, Weglarz made the jump to Triple-A and hit .286/.392/.497 in 50 games, but he then spent his final two seasons with the Indians at the Double-A level. The former third-round pick will likely begin his tenure with the Braves at their Double-A Mississippi affiliate.
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Weglarz once again had a season derailed by injuries as a torn meniscus in March kept him sidelined until June. He struggled upon his return, hitting .179 and slugging just .306 in 172 plate appearances at Double-A Akron. The excellent batting eye remains but his complete lack of power has to be of some concern. He'll look to get things back on track again this year and figures to see some action at Triple-A, but needs at-bats under his belt if he's going to have any chance at turning his raw talent and power into a meaningful career.
Weglarz finally began to turn some of his raw talent into on-field results, hitting a combined .285/.390/.503 between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus. His "speed" can be categorized as somewhere between continental drift and Congressional reform so it's unlikely he'll be able to stick as a left fielder. He's got the size (6-3, 240) and control of the strike zone to hit for power, but continues to deal with injuries. He'll need to shed that label if he wants to take the next step up. He figures to see most of his time at Triple-A this season.
Weglarz's first exposure to Double-A Akron was hit-and-miss, an appropriate debut given his career. He's got enough power and patience to punish a fastball, but he strikes out too much. Jim Thome and others have made a career out of that at the major league level, but it's a problem when you're trying to develop as a prospect. A .227/.377/.431 season is a bit troublesome, no matter how raw of a prospect you may be. He's prone to long slumps but was added to the team's 40-man roster this winter so the Indians recognize his potential. The 22-year-old has time on his side and has been promoted aggressively, but he may repeat Double-A to start the season.
It wasn't the huge step forward that some were expecting but Weglarz held his own as a 20-year old at High-A. After hitting 23 homers in 2007 he hit just 10 homers last season and that bears watching as his ability to dent outfield seats is his main calling card. He's got time on his side and the size (6-foot-3) and batting eye to put it all together and have a breakout season at Double-A in 2009.
Sleeper alert. The 19-year-old from Canada bounced back from missing most of 2006 (broken hand) with an excellent season at Low-A. He strikes out a bunch (131 times in 446 at-bats) but draws enough walks (82) to make you think the power will stay as he moves up the chain. He'll never hit for a very high average but probably has the most raw power of anyone in the Cleveland organization. Odds are he's headed to first base eventually, but the Indians may see if he can't develop into something just shy of a defensive liability in left field before making a permanent switch. He's got the bat to carry him wherever he winds up, and will begin the season at High-A.
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OFFree Agent  
March 24, 2013
Weglarz was released by the Rays on Sunday, the Tampa Tribune reports.
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OFTampa Bay Rays  
November 29, 2012
Weglarz agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rays on Thursday, reports.
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OFCleveland Guardians  
May 18, 2012
Weglarz cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Akron Friday, the Indians' official Twitter reports.
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OFCleveland Guardians  
May 12, 2012
Weglarz was designated for assignment Saturday, the Indians' official site reports.
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OFCleveland Guardians  
July 13, 2011
Weglarz has struggled since returning from knee surgery, hitting just .205 with two homers in 28 games at Double-A Akron.
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