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Postby Heathos33 » Sun May 28, 2006 1:03 am

Speaking of rewarding your patience (and I'm not talking about Jason Bay), Weeks has been swinging an incredibly hot bat this month and his stock is slowly climbing with it. And although right now it seems like contributing second basemen are a dime a dozen with the emergence of people like Jose Lopez and Dan Uggla, among others, I'm sure many of his owners that have held on to him this whole year are beginning to breathe a sigh of relief and start to expect numbers close to what his 'potential' was at the beginning of the year.

For the last month, Weeks has:
26 runs (tops among all 2nd basemen)
5 homers (Soriano, Hall, and Lowell have more)
7 stolen bases (3rd best among 2nd basemen; Lopez, Phillips
.366 batting average (2nd only to Mark Loretta)

Compared to Chase Utley over the past month (whom I consider the best 2nd baseman in the game), there numbers look like this:

Weeks: 26 runs, 5 homers, 9 rbi's, 7 sb, 10 walks, 20 k's, .366 avg.
Utley: 25 runs, 5 homers, 14 rbi's, 5 sb, 13 walks, 25 k's, .333 avg.

I would rather have Weeks numbers than Utley's out of those two stat lines, with Utley's rbi's and Weeks stolen bases being a wash, but Weeks better batting average giving him the advantage. Now let's see how they finish the rest of the year, I might do another post on this in 4 weeks.

Just giving some props to mini-sheff!
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Sun May 28, 2006 1:41 am

Well, yes, I am enjoying Mr. Weeks in my util spot. He makes a nice backup 2b to that Utley fellow. B-)
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun May 28, 2006 2:05 am

I'll give props to my money league 2B. ;-D
A little speed, a little power and I'm a happy camper.
Let's hope he keeps it up!
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Postby acsguitar » Sun May 28, 2006 2:06 am

blah Im still not impressed...he has like 15 rbis
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun May 28, 2006 2:12 am

acsguitar wrote:blah Im still not impressed...he has like 15 rbis


He's settled in nicely in the lead off spot. Typically lead off hitters don't have a lot of RBIs.
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Postby hybrid » Sun May 28, 2006 2:38 am

He got off to a slow start, which I hope wouldn't last to long. He did have the surgery in the offseason that might of been a reason, but it's nice to see he has his power stroke back now. As long as they leave him up there in lead off he should have a pretty good shot at being a 20/30 guy at 2B. Of course he won't have as many RBI's if they did, but those should come in future years as they move him more in the middle of that line up.
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Sun May 28, 2006 2:59 am

Back into my keeper consideration. ;-D
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Postby red_foot » Sun May 28, 2006 3:17 am

Ahem...

Soriano's last month

22 runs, 10 hr's, 21 rbi, 7 sb's, .286 ba, .958 ops

Utley's last month

23 runs, 5 hr's, 14 rbi, 4 sb's, .350 ba, 1.000 ops

Week's last month

24 runs, 4 hr's, 7 rbi, 6 sb's, .352 ba, .983 ops

So who is the best second baseman in the game (fantasywise)?

No contest
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun May 28, 2006 3:42 am

red_foot wrote:Ahem...

Soriano's last month

22 runs, 10 hr's, 21 rbi, 7 sb's, .286 ba, .958 ops

Utley's last month

23 runs, 5 hr's, 14 rbi, 4 sb's, .350 ba, 1.000 ops

Week's last month

24 runs, 4 hr's, 7 rbi, 6 sb's, .352 ba, .983 ops

So who is the best second baseman in the game (fantasywise)?

No contest


My guess is that if you are in an auction league you paid a hellva lot more for Soriano or Utley. If you were in a standard draft you probably drafted those 2 guys in the 2nd round; at least 4 rounds earlier than Weeks, probably a lot more. Weeks is starting to pay dividends now without investing so much. I think some Weeks owners were worried that he wouldn't live up to the hype. We're all just a little excited now that he's performing close to a top 2B.


Heathos, do address this again after another month. I'll be interested in the results.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun May 28, 2006 11:00 am

I put him in to back up Brian Roberts when he went on the DL. I'm not replacing him now.
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