• Full name Richard Chase Weems
  • Born 01/17/1989 in Columbus, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Columbus
  • Drafted in the 6th round (214th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2007 (signed for $450,000).
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    Weems could be the Thomas Hickman of this year's Georgia draft class. Hickman remained tucked away in the hills of north Georgia last year until his stock soared in the weeks before the draft and he was taken by the Marlins in the second round. Weems' Columbus High made a late surge into the 3-A semifinals, and he was the Hornets' catalyst. He has athleticism and a sound swing from the left side, but his best tool is his arm strength, which grades as a 65 on the 20-80 scale. His footwork is fine behind the plate, but he has stiff hands and he's not an adept receiver, leading to questions about his ability to stay behind the plate. He's committed to Alabama, and it could take second-round money to get him signed.

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