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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Jemile Weeks (Credit: AP)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Jemile Weeks
Position:Second Baseman
School:University of Miami
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:01/26/87
Height:5'10"
Weight:175 lbs.
Bats:Both
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):03/07 - 03/09/08
Game(s):Boston College


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:Weeks is a line-drive, slashing type of hitter who squares the ball up well and can really get things going with leadoff-type skills.
Power:He's got a little pop, but it's not likely to be a big part of his game as a pro.
Running Speed:He's got above-average speed, though a groin problem has hampered him some in the past.
Base running:He's a very aggressive runner and should be an above-average base stealer as a result.
Arm Strength:He's got a below-average arm and kind of flips the ball when he throws.
Fielding:His hands are a bit stiff, with some feeling a move to center field will be in order.
Range:His best defensive tool, Weeks has above-average range thanks to his foot speed.
Physical Description:Weeks has a lean, small frame; a live, athletic body.
Medical Update:A groin injury plagued him last year, but he's 100 percent now.
Strengths:Above-average speed; good line-drive approach at plate; excellent bloodlines.
Weaknesses:His defense at second and his physical strength (or lack thereof).
Summary:Even though he plays the same position as his older brother, Rickie, Jemile is not the same kind of player. He doesn't have, and likely will never have, the kind of power Rickie does. He runs extremely well and with a line-drive approach, could be a good table setter. His defense is somewhat in question, but a move to center would fix that. The Brewers drafted Weeks in the eighth round in 2005 and it's clear that it was more than just a favor to his brother.