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%  


  • 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

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.

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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