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Rickie Weeks

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Rickie Weeks
Name: Rickie Darnell Weeks
Born: Sep 13, 1982 in Daytona, Fla. USA
High School: Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
College: Southern
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (2nd overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2003 (signed for $3,600,000)
Southern could join Arizona State as the only schools to produce multiple No. 1 overall picks. Weeks would follow Danny Goodwin (1975, Angels), though the Devil Rays were undecided whether they would take Weeks or California high school OF Delmon Young; the odd-man out likely would go third to the Tigers. Weeks has the best tools and is the purest hitter in college baseball. His hands are so quick that he generates amazing bat speed and can turn around any inside fastball. With back-to-back .495 and .493 seasons, he's virtually assured of becoming only the second repeat batting champion in NCAA Division I history. His career .469 average is the best Division I mark ever. Though his quality of competition is suspect, scouts think Weeks will only have to develop a little more pitch recognition to mash as a pro. Besides hitting for average, Weeks also has plus power and speed. After scuffling at shortstop earlier in his career at Southern he has settled in at second base. He's still a little raw there, but he has more than enough arm strength and athleticism to play there in the majors.
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