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!