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From BR Bullpen
Jemile Nykiwa Weeks
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 180 lb.
- School University of Miami
- High School Lake Brantley High School
- Debut June 7, 2011
 Biographical Information
Weeks hit .472 as a high school junior and was an All-State shortstop as a senior. The Milwaukee Brewers took him in the 8th round of the 2005 amateur draft but he opted for college. Jemile hit .354/.448/.564 as a college freshman and was a first-team Freshman All-American according to Baseball America. The switch-hitter led the Atlantic Coast Conference in triples with 8. He tied the school record for longest hitting streak at 16 games, matching Jim Maler's 29-year old mark. Weeks lost Freshman of the Year honors in the ACC to Allan Dykstra. He hit .308 in the 2006 College World Series.
Weeks was one of several freshman on the USA college national team that year, joining two other infielders, SS Brandon Crawford and 3B Pedro Alvarez. Jemile hit .343 for the national team, good for third, and was second with 29 runs. His 14 steals tied Julio Borbon for the lead. His 23 walks led the club. The US won the 2006 World University Championship.
Jemile hit a disappointing .298/.393/.489 in a sophomore slump for Miami.
The Oakland A's took Weeks with the 12th pick of the 2008 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Trevor Schaffer for $1.91 million and debuted in professional baseball with the Kane County Cougars on July 9, going 0 for 3 with 2 walks and a steal against the Peoria Chiefs.
Jemile made his major league debut with the A's in 2011.