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Rickie Weeks | Second Baseman

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Southern University
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Rickie Weeks hit a pinch-hit solo home run and walked in three plate appearances in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Weeks pinch-hit for Scooter Gennett in the sixth inning and went deep against Marco Gonzales for his sixth home run of the season. The second baseman has only started one game since August 26 despite having decent numbers -- he's slashing .263/.341/.429 with 25 RBI in 252 plate appearances. Sep 5 - 12:07 AM

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Rickie Weeks homered Wednesday to extend his hitting streak to six games.

Weeks has exactly one hit in each of the six games, but he also has only 16 at-bats in the six games, so that's still pretty good. Plus, he has two homers, two doubles and three walks. He's currently hitting a very respectable .258/.338/.414 for the season. If he keeps it up, he won't have any trouble landing a starting job as a free agent this winter.
Aug 13 - 11:52 PM

Rickie Weeks clubbed a three-run homer in a 9-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.

Weeks drew a walk as a pinch-hitter and came around to score in the seventh inning and put the game away with his homer in the eighth. It was his first home run against a right-handed pitcher this season. The 31-year-old is now batting .257/.340/.398 with four homer and 20 RBI over 91 games overall while primarily playing against left-handed pitching.
Aug 9 - 1:11 AM

Rickie Weeks went 0-for-3 against the Rays on Monday to halt his hitting streak at seven games.

Weeks has gotten to play regularly of late with Scooter Gennett hurt, and he's been taking advantage, with eight hits, three doubles and three walks in 25 at-bats since the break. Gennett did return tonight, but since the game was in an AL park, Weeks was able to DH. He might sit tomorrow against Alex Cobb, but he'll be in Wednesday's lineup versus David Price.
Jul 28 - 10:04 PM

Rickie Weeks went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Weeks went deep for the third time this season, victimizing Christian Friedrich with a home run to lead off the ballgame. The second baseman has played sparingly, but has a respectable .276/.341/.423 slash line with 15 RBI in 135 plate appearances on the year.
Jun 27 - 12:14 AM

Rickie Weeks will hit leadoff Thursday against the Mets.

Weeks is getting the start at second base over Scooter Gennett with left-hander Jon Niese on the hill for New York. Meanwhile, the struggling Jean Segura is in the No. 8 spot for the third straight game.
Jun 12 - 4:53 PM

Rickie Weeks went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored against the Cubs on Friday.

Weeks had just two hits in 17 at-bats over his last nine games. While it looked like he could push Scooter Gennett for playing time earlier this month, he's still only starting against southpaws. That severely limits his upside in fantasy leagues.
May 31 - 12:19 AM

Rickie Weeks went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Weeks took Travis Wood deep in the fifth inning to bring the Brewers back in the game with a 4-2 deficit. In limited playing time, Weeks has two homers and a .351/.403/.509. He has started five games in the last eight games and should earn more time based on his performance.
May 18 - 5:13 PM

Rickie Weeks went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Thursday in the Brewers' 4-3 defeat of the Pirates.

Khris Davis had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth. Weeks is now 13-for-20 this month, raising his average from .188 all of the way up to .365. He should be earning himself more playing time in the process, but we'll see if that materializes.
May 15 - 4:28 PM

Rickie Weeks went 3-for-5 with two RBI in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Weeks had an RBI single in the third inning and added an RBI groundout in the sixth. He's shown a pulse at the plate in recent days, going 5-for-9 with all three of his RBI in the past two days. With Scooter Gennett also hitting well it may be a short-lived appearance for Weeks, who has said he won't move to left field in order to get more playing time.
May 11 - 7:27 PM

Rickie Weeks was asked by Brewers management if he wanted to try left field and declined.

Weeks, who's making $11 million this year, is apparently content being the backup to Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett. He has made just six starts this year.
May 10 - 4:44 PM

Rickie Weeks will start at second base Tuesday against the Braves.

Scooter Gennett got the start at second base in the season opener on Monday, but Weeks will get the call Tuesday with left-hander Alex Wood on the hill for Atlanta. It looks like Brewers manager Ron Roenicke will use a platoon early on, but Weeks has more upside and will likely get his job back eventually.
Apr 1 - 3:15 PM

Rickie Weeks felt a pop in his left hamstring while running the bases Wednesday but clarified after the game that it was just scar tissue breaking free.

"It’s a great thing, for sure," Weeks said. "Now I’m good. … Now that I’ve had that release, I can keep strengthening it more and more, and just keep working through it." Weeks had season-ending surgery on the same hamstring last August, and he left Wednesday's game shortly after feeling the pop. The incident scared him at first, but there won't be any residual effects from the scar tissue releasing. The 31-year-old is batting .368 this spring and is looking to regain the starting second base job from Scooter Gennett.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mar 12 - 6:43 PM

Rickie Weeks has altered his stance at the plate, holding his hands "a tad bit higher."

The move appears to be working so far, as Weeks is 4-for-9 with a home run and four walks in his first four Cactus League games. He's also drawn praise from Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "Geez, he's killing the baseball," Roenicke said. "I hope he continues it. When he's swinging the bat like this, he is really fun to watch." Scooter Gennett entered spring training as the favorite to start at second base, but Weeks could get his job back with a strong spring. It's definitely one position battle to watch.
Mar 4 - 9:00 PM

Rickie Weeks led off Sunday's game with a solo home run, powering the Brewers to a 6-5 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League action.

Weeks finished a monster afternoon 2-for-2 plus a walk, and he also swiped his first base of the spring season. His leadoff homer victimized Jorge De La Rosa. Entering camp as the underdog in a position battle with Scooter Gennett, Weeks is doing everything in his power to earn back his spot in the lineup.
Mar 2 - 7:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Matt Pagnozzi
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
3Matt Clark
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
3Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jason Rogers
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
3Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Mike Fiers
6Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Zach Duke
5Brandon Kintzler
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Tom Gorzelanny
8Marco Estrada
9Alfredo Figaro
10Wei-Chung Wang
11Rob Wooten
12Jim Henderson
13Tyler Thornburg