Latest Update Red Sox announce Jemile Weeks has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Mon Dec, 08, 03:40 PM
Knows how to work counts, get on base with good regularity and steal bases. Therefore, he sets the table well and also puts pressure on defenses. Switch-hits and is versatile afield.
Flaws: : Is a bit undersized, so he has trouble generating a lot of home-run power in his swing, especially in the bigs. Could also stand to improve his overall defensive play, since he's a bit raw.
Weeks has been a veritable disappointment since his sophomore campaign. He showed all sorts of promise with his speed during his rookie campaign, but his plate discipline has just been downright awful ever since. He'll likely stay in Pawtucket and try to work his way back up.Analyst: Howard Bender
If Weeks was ever going to hit at the big league level he probably would have by now, though he will likely play most days down the stretch and we know he can steal some bases if he can get on base.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Weeks registered his first extra-base hit as a member of the Red Sox on Thursday in what was his thirds consecutive start at second base. However, he is only slashing .214/.267/.286 through his first 14 at-bats in Boston and there have been rumblings that the team will move Mookie Betts to second base, so there is very little to be excited about in his case the rest of the way.Analyst: Matthew Beck
While the .284/.398/.400 slash line looks good for the type of player Weeks is, his nine stolen bases and four caught-stealings are terrible. His defense is good, but without something more than batting average, he's not getting a worthwhile call-up anytime soon. Now with a groin strain and a trip to the DL, his chances of falling deeper into obscurity grow exponentially.Analyst: Howard Bender