Jemile Weeks

School: Miami (FL)

Class: Junior

Height: 5′9″

Weight: 165 lbs.

Bats: Switch

Throws: Right

Pos: 2b

Hometown: Altamonte, FL

High School: Lake Brantley HS

Previously Drafted: 8th round, 2005 (Milwaukee Brewers)

Year   Team       AB   AVG   OBP   SLG   XBH%   ISO   2B+3B   BB%   K%          
2006   Miami (FL)       256   .352   .446   .555   36%   .203   26   12.0%   8.7%          
2007   Miami (FL)       188   .298   .393   .489   36%   .191   15   11.8%   11.8%  

Honors:

  • 2007 Brooks Wallace Award Pre-season Watch List
  • 2007 NCBWA Pre-season Third-team All-American
  • 2006 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
  • 2006 All-ACC Second team

Strengths:
Scouts and college recruiters were determined to give Weeks a chance to succeed. His brother, Rickie, received only one college scholarship offer — to Southern — and became the No. 2 overall draft selection in 2003. Jemile projects as a typical second baseman — a slick fielder with speed who can get on-base and can hit at the top of a lineup. Weeks has plus speed and good baserunning instincts. He can hit the ball out of the park, but has more success when he makes contact.

Weaknesses:
Weeks regressed in sophomore year, striking out more and drawing fewer walks. He’ll need to draw more walks to show that he can be a solid leadoff hitter.

The Future:
Mid-first round selection.

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