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Jemile Weeks

San Diego Padres San Diego Padres
Jemile Weeks
Name: Jemile Nykiwa Weeks
Born: Jan 26, 1987 in Altamonte Springs, FL
High School: Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
High School: Miami
College: Miami
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2008 (signed for $1,910,000)
The brother of Brewers second baseman Rickie, Weeks is an accomplished middle infielder with above-average athleticism. Drafted out of high school by the Brewers in the eighth round in 2005, Weeks elected to attend Miami instead. He competed on the U.S. college national team following his freshman and sophomore seasons and was named as a preseason All-American by BA coming into the year. A switch-hitter and plus runner, Weeks has the unique ability to put pressure on the defense with his speed on the basepaths. Although he is just 5-feet-9, 180 pounds, he is not limited to small ball as he has quick wrists and plus bat speed, allowing him to hit for power as well. Defensively, Weeks has shown flashes of making the spectacular play but needs to become more consistent with the routine play. Also, his ability to turn the double play needs improvement. In the pros, Weeks profiles as an offensive second baseman with less power than his brother but a better chance to stay in the middle of the diamond. He and Gordon Beckham are the most athletic college position players expected to be drafted in the first 50 picks.
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