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Rickie Weeks Jr.
Birthdate: 9/13/1982 (34 y, 6 m, 10 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/205     Position: 2B
Drafted: 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 2, Overall: 2, Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Contract: $1.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: Weeks went 2-for-3 with a two-run double, solo home run and two runs in Tuesday's 10-6 Grapefruit League split-squad victory over the Yankees. (3/15/2017)
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Profile: After a season in which he notched only 95 plate appearances for the Seattle Mariners, Rickie Weeks Jr. managed to appear in 108 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016. The notable difference between the two seasons was that Weeks was actually able to provide positive offensive value for Arizona in 2016. Where the improvement really came through for Weeks was in his batting average on balls in play, which jumped from .211 in 2015 to .288 in 2016. It certainly helped that he was able to make hard contact about 40% of the time, a mark far better than the paltry 16.9 Hard% that he posted the previous season. Interestingly enough, though, his swing and contact rates remained extremely similar to his previous season. His strikeout and walk rates across the two seasons were almost identical, with 26.3% K-rates in each of the two seasons, and a 9.8% walk rate in 2016 that was 0.3% higher than the previous season. While his offensive value did fall on the positive side, it may not have been significant enough to earn him a job for next year, with low power numbers and a high strikeout rate. It's a murky picture for him moving forward. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: After a season in which he was cut by the Seattle Mariners, Rickie Weeks was able to provide some decent value for the Arizona Diamondbacks as a bench piece. Although with the high strikeout numbers, it's difficult to see Weeks with a job by next spring.

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