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Rickie Darnell Weeks

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[edit] Biographical Information

Rickie Weeks was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round of the 2003 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Ray Montgomery and made his pro debut that summer.

When Dustin Pedroia was injured in the finale of the 2002 Haarlem Baseball Week, 2B Eric Patterson moved to shortstop for team USA and Weeks moved from the outfield to second base. His performance later in the summer helped scouts realize he could handle 2B full-time. He hit .370/.433/.556 for the club in the 2002 World University Championship and was error-free at second base. Davide Dallospedale made the All-Tournament team instead.

Weeks has a similar batting stance to All-Star outfielder Gary Sheffield. Weeks shakes his bat back and forth pretty fast, but not quite as violently as Sheffield. Weeks has a good bat but he needs some work on his fielding. He is considered one of the top young players in baseball today.

Rickie's brother, Jemile Weeks, was also a first-round pick, by the Oakland Athletics in the 2008 amateur draft.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (2011)
  • NL At Bats Leader (2010)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 3 (2010-2012)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (2010)

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