Jemile Weeks

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Jemile Weeks
Jemile Weeks on June 7, 2011.jpg
Weeks playing for Oakland in 2011.
Free agent
Second baseman
Born: (1987-01-26) January 26, 1987 (age 28)
Orlando, Florida
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 7, 2011 for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through July 27, 2015)
Batting average .262
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 60
Stolen bases 40
Jemile Weeks
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  United States
World University Championship
Gold medal – first place 2006 Havana Team

Jemile Nykiwa Weeks (/ɛˈml/ je-MEYEL;[1] born January 26, 1987) is an American professional baseball second baseman who is currently a free agent. He has also played for the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB).

He is the younger brother of free agent second baseman Rickie Weeks.[2] He played college baseball at the University of Miami.

Amateur career[edit]

Weeks attended Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida. At Altamonte Springs, Weeks hit .472 as a junior and led the team to a conference title, and also won All-State honors twice. Weeks also went 3-3 with a home run in the 2005 Playstation All-America Baseball Game and played football for two seasons. Weeks then attended the University of Miami. As a freshman, Weeks hit .352 and was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. In his junior and final season for Miami, Weeks hit .363 with 13 home runs and a .641 slugging percentage.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Weeks was originally drafted by the Brewers in the eighth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose, instead, to attend the University of Miami. He played college baseball for the Miami Hurricanes. The Oakland Athletics then selected him twelfth overall in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.

Weeks was batting .297 in nineteen games for the Kane County Cougars in 2008 when a torn hip flexor ended his season. He played fall ball with the Phoenix Desert Dogs in 2009, and was named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star. At the start of the 2010 season, Weeks was ranked seventh in Oakland's farm system according to Baseball America[5] and appeared as a non-roster invitee for the Athletics in spring 2011.

He was called up to the majors for the first time on June 7, 2011.[6] He won the MLB Rookie of the Month Award for the American League in June 2011. He batted .309, with seven doubles, three triples, six RBIs, and six stolen bases in this month.

In 2012, Weeks hit .220 with 14 doubles, 8 triples, 2 homers, 20 RBIs, 50 walks, and 15 stolen bases. On August 22, 2012, Weeks was demoted to the Triple-A's Sacramento River Cats when the A's activated outfielder Seth Smith and acquired Stephen Drew from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

On December 2, 2013, Weeks and a player to be named later (PTBNL) were traded to the Baltimore Orioles for pitcher Jim Johnson. The PTBNL was identified as David Freitas on December 12.[7]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

The Orioles traded Weeks and Iván DeJesús, Jr. to the Boston Red Sox for Michael Almanzar and Kelly Johnson on August 30, 2014. On December 8, 2014 he was outrighted to AAA Pawtucket Red Sox.[8]


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