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Rickie Weeks | Outfielder | #5

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Southern University
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (2) / MLW
Contract: view contract details
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Rickie Weeks went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Weeks clubbed a three-run homer off Padres starter Christian Friedrich in the third inning. The homer was his fifth of the season and bumped his RBI tally to 13. For the season, he is slashing .243/.313/.456 over 103 at-bats. He is just fine for real-life utility purposes in the outfield, but offers little fantasy upside. Jul 6 - 1:16 AM

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Diamondbacks activated OF Rickie Weeks from the bereavement list.

Weeks will return to his part-time outfielder role. He's hit .245/.312/.439 with four homers this season.
Jul 3 - 1:19 PM

Diamondbacks placed OF Rickie Weeks on the bereavement list.

He'll be away from the team for 3-7 days. The Diamondbacks will announce a corresponding roster move on Friday. The 33-year-old outfielder has hit .245 across 98 at-bats this year.
Jun 30 - 11:32 PM

Rickie Weeks Jr. went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Phillies on Monday.

The Diamondbacks are giving Weeks some additional playing time after his recent success versus lefties, but he didn't capitalize tonight. He'll probably return to the bench tomorrow, with either Peter O'Brien or Brandon Drury starting in left field.
Jun 28 - 1:04 AM

Rickie Weeks went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

Weeks clocked a solo dinger off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the third inning. For the season, the veteran outfielder is slashing .246/.303/.449 with three homers and eight RBI through 69 at-bats. Weeks hasn't performed horribly in his relatively limited playing time, but lacks any sort of real fantasy value.
Jun 8 - 7:58 PM

Rickie Weeks went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a strikeout in Wednesday's defeat against the Pirates.

Weeks got the start against lefty Jeff Locke, and the 33-year-old showed how he still can handle the short side of the platoon with aplomb. He's hitting .261/.300/.500 with a .239 ISO this year. That's only in 50 plate appearances, so he's a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues, but he's a creative, low-cost play in daily formats when a lefty is on the mound.
May 25 - 10:52 PM

Rickie Weeks has made the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster.

Weeks arrived at camp as a non-roster invitee but made the team after hitting .432 in Cactus League play. He'll play a utility role for the Diamondbacks in 2016.
Apr 2 - 9:43 PM

Starting out of the DH spot, Rickie Weeks had a two-run double Thursday against the Rockies.

Weeks recently latched on with the Diamondbacks on a minor league deal and will see most of his work in the outfield this spring. The 33-year-old batted just .167 with two homers and a .513 OPS over 95 plate appearances with the Mariners last June before being released, but he offers some pop from the right side of the plate. He’ll try to win the final spot on Arizona’s bench.
Mar 3 - 6:57 PM

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Rickie Weeks will earn $1.5 million on his minor league deal if he makes the Diamondbacks roster.

The 33-year-old faces an uphill battle at earning a utility role this spring, but has a strong history of hitting well against left-handed pitching. He's expected to see most of his time in the outfield this spring.
Feb 28 - 10:14 PM

Diamondbacks signed INF/OF Rickie Weeks to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Weeks hit a disappointing .167/.263/.250 in 95 plate appearances with the Mariners in 2015 before he was released in June. At one point, he had the ability to mash left-handed pitching, but it's unclear how much he has left in the tank at this stage. The 33-year-old will look to compete for a spot on the Diamondbacks bench.
Feb 27 - 12:06 PM

Mariners released INF/OF Rickie Weeks.

The 32-year-old struggled in his limited time with the M's, hitting just .167/.263/.250 with two homers and nine RBI in 84 at-bats. He'll look to latch on elsewhere if he has plans on continuing his professional career.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 10:35:00 PM

Mariners designated INF/OF Rickie Weeks for assignment.

The 32-year-old was expected to function in a platoon role with the M's where he could mash left-handed pitching, but he wound up hitting just .167/.263/.250 with two homers and nine RBI in 84 at-bats. He could generate some interest on waivers.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:23:00 PM

Rickie Weeks went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Starting in left field with Ross Detwiler, a pitcher against whom he's had past success, on the mound, Weeks blasted a solo shot in the fourth inning. He also singled in the game. The second baseman-turned-outfielder is hitting just .211/.250/.368 in a reserve role with the Mariners on the year.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Rickie Weeks is at DH and leading off for the Mariners on Tuesday night against the Angels.

Which makes him a pretty intriguing option in daily games. The full lineup for the host M's, who are facing Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson: Rickie Weeks DH, Austin Jackson CF, Robinson Cano 2B, Nelson Cruz RF, Kyle Seager 3B, Justin Ruggiano LF, Logan Morrison 1B, Mike Zunino C, Brad Miller SS. James Paxton is pitching.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said he could use Rickie Weeks at leadoff at times this season.

"I like Rickie as a leadoff hitter, too," McClendon said. "Austin led off yesterday, Rickie is leading off today. I’m just playing with things. That’s all." Austin Jackson will serve as the leadoff hitter for the majority of the year, but Weeks, who has experience as a leadoff hitter with the Brewers, appears to be an option as well. It's something to keep in mind, but doesn't mean much for Weeks' negligible fantasy value currently.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 07:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
3Michael Freeman
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Patrick Corbin
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Robbie Ray
5Archie Bradley
6Zack Godley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tyler Clippard
2Daniel Hudson
3Randall Delgado
4Josh Collmenter
5Jake Barrett
6Silvino Bracho
7Andrew Chafin
8Enrique Burgos
9Dominic Leone
10Zac Curtis