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Birth Date1-26-1987
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 30 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
0.02015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 OAK 24 97 437 123 26 8 2 21 62 4 22 11 .303 .340 .421 107 4.2 1.3 3.4 2.1
2012 OAK 25 118 511 98 15 8 2 50 70 5 16 5 .221 .305 .304 82 -10.6 -2.1 -6.6 -0.6
2013 OAK 26 8 9 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 68 -0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0
2014 BAL 27 3 13 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .455 105 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
2014 BOS 27 14 32 8 3 0 0 4 2 1 2 0 .308 .406 .423 103 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 0.0
2015 BOS 28 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 79 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2016 SDN 29 17 57 7 1 1 0 3 14 1 1 0 .140 .204 .200 60 -2.6 1.2 1.8 0.2
Career26010682434518478155114116.254.316.35292-9.30.7-2.11.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 KNC A MDW 19 90 .259 .327 .385 .344 102 2.9 2.5 -0.1 133 0 -2.7 -0.2 2.0 0.2
2009 STO A+ CLF 50 232 .263 .336 .398 .342 97 15.1 6.7 -0.6 141 0 -1.4 -0.5 10.3 1.5
2009 MID AA TXS 30 123 .264 .335 .397 .253 130 -3.3 4.5 -0.7 77 0 1.5 1.7 -6.2 0.1
2010 MID AA TXS 67 312 .266 .339 .396 .298 98 0.9 9.3 -0.7 83 0 2.0 0.4 -4.8 0.6
2010 ATH Rk AZL 10 44 .268 .311 .397 .344 88 3.8 1.5 -0.3 208 0 0.2 1.1 1.2 0.4
2011 OAK MLB AL 97 437 .254 .314 .401 .350 96 11.2 11.8 -0.5 107 10 3.4 1.3 4.2 2.1
2011 SAC AAA PCL 45 217 .293 .368 .464 .373 97 7.5 6.7 -0.4 115 0 4.4 -0.6 5.0 1.4
2012 OAK MLB AL 118 511 .251 .313 .406 .256 95 -13.7 14.0 -0.7 82 7 -6.6 -2.1 -10.6 -0.6
2012 SAC AAA PCL 10 51 .291 .363 .449 .405 102 1.3 1.5 -0.1 109 0 -0.6 0.0 0.7 0.2
2013 OAK MLB AL 8 9 .277 .355 .420 .250 92 -0.8 0.2 0 68 9 0.1 0.2 -0.3 0.0
2013 SAC AAA PCL 130 614 .280 .347 .439 .328 96 9.4 17.6 -1.7 102 0 -8.1 1.9 -3.9 0.6
2014 BAL MLB AL 3 13 .249 .308 .366 .273 98 0.4 0.3 -0.2 105 12 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
2014 BOS MLB AL 14 32 .245 .297 .369 .320 102 1.9 0.8 0.1 103 12 -0.6 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2014 ABE A- NYP 3 13 .224 .298 .327 .400 94 2 0.4 -0.2 160 0 -0.3 0.3 0.4 0.1
2014 NOR AAA INT 63 257 .266 .332 .401 .318 106 5 7.7 -0.1 122 0 -0.7 1.5 2.6 1.1
2014 ORI Rk GCL 5 19 .000 .000 .000 .692 0.0 262 0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
2015 BOS MLB AL 3 9 .275 .326 .431 .429 125 -0.3 0.2 0 79 12 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2015 LOW A- NYP 2 8 .244 .330 .315 .286 103 -0.1 0.2 0 102 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2015 PAW AAA INT 70 266 .255 .320 .361 .260 90 -9.6 7.4 0.8 75 0 3.9 1.5 -10.7 0.3
2016 SDN MLB NL 17 57 .257 .312 .408 .194 88 -6 1.6 -0.1 60 11 1.8 1.2 -2.6 0.2
2016 LEL A+ CAL 3 10 .267 .322 .417 .250 86 0.4 0.3 0 95 0 -0.2 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
2016 ELP AAA PCL 10 42 .276 .342 .428 .333 107 0.9 1.2 0.3 128 0 -0.8 0.2 0.6 0.2
2016 PDR Rk AZL 3 10 .254 .315 .360 .556 105 1.6 0.3 0.1 229 0 -0.3 -0.3 0.7 0.0
2017 IOW AAA PCL 63 259 .274 .346 .423 .263 101 -3.3 7.7 -1.4 80 0 -0.7 1.9 -5.5 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 KNC A MDW 90 74 11 22 3 1 1 30 8 13 12 6 2 .297 .422 .405 .108 0 0
2009 MID AA TXS 123 105 10 25 5 0 2 36 13 10 16 4 0 .238 .300 .343 .105 4 4
2009 STO A+ CLF 232 201 29 60 9 2 7 94 31 26 40 5 1 .299 .385 .468 .169 1 1
2010 MID AA TXS 312 273 43 73 14 7 3 110 33 28 37 11 6 .267 .340 .403 .136 2 2
2010 ATH Rk AZL 44 36 9 11 2 1 0 15 1 7 4 5 1 .306 .432 .417 .111 0 0
2011 OAK MLB AL 437 406 50 123 26 8 2 171 36 21 62 22 11 .303 .340 .421 .118 4 2
2011 SAC AAA PCL 217 184 30 59 6 4 3 82 22 29 32 10 4 .321 .417 .446 .125 1 1
2012 SAC AAA PCL 51 45 5 15 4 0 0 19 10 6 8 1 0 .333 .412 .422 .089 0 0
2012 OAK MLB AL 511 444 54 98 15 8 2 135 20 50 70 16 5 .221 .305 .304 .083 3 9
2013 OAK MLB AL 9 9 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .000 0 0
2013 SAC AAA PCL 614 520 96 141 19 10 4 192 40 80 99 17 2 .271 .376 .369 .098 1 5
2014 BAL MLB AL 13 11 2 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .455 .182 0
2014 BOS MLB AL 32 26 6 8 3 0 0 11 3 4 2 2 0 .308 .406 .423 .115 1
2014 ORI Rk GCL 19 16 5 9 3 1 0 14 3 3 3 1 0 .563 .632 .875 .313 0
2014 ABE A- NYP 13 11 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 2 1 1 0 .364 .462 .455 .091 0
2014 NOR AAA INT 257 207 29 58 12 4 1 81 19 37 30 8 4 .280 .392 .391 .111 3
2015 LOW A- NYP 8 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .000 0 0
2015 BOS MLB AL 9 9 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2015 PAW AAA INT 266 235 25 48 11 2 1 66 6 29 53 7 0 .204 .297 .281 .077 0 0
2016 LEL A+ CAL 10 9 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .000 0 0
2016 ELP AAA PCL 42 36 7 11 1 3 0 18 1 6 3 2 0 .306 .405 .500 .194 0 0
2016 SDN MLB NL 57 50 5 7 1 1 0 10 2 3 14 1 0 .140 .204 .200 .060 0 3
2016 PDR Rk AZL 10 9 1 5 2 0 0 7 2 1 0 1 0 .556 .600 .778 .222 0 0
2017 IOW AAA PCL 259 226 31 53 18 2 2 81 24 28 32 4 0 .235 .316 .358 .124 2 3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 1648 0.5510 0.4242 0.8541 0.5385 0.2838 0.8978 0.7524 0.1459 0.0018
2012 2028 0.5325 0.3797 0.8610 0.5120 0.2289 0.9186 0.7143 0.1390 -0.0076
2013 35 0.5429 0.4857 0.7059 0.4211 0.5625 0.8750 0.5556 0.2941 -0.0030
2014 204 0.5441 0.3676 0.9333 0.4414 0.2796 0.9796 0.8462 0.0667 0.0010
2015 44 0.5000 0.3864 0.9412 0.5000 0.2727 1.0000 0.8333 0.0588 0.0016
2016 218 0.5459 0.4358 0.8000 0.5546 0.2929 0.8788 0.6207 0.2000 0.0000
Career41770.54080.40060.85820.52030.25960.91180.73080.1418-0.0029

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-24 2014-08-22 Minors 29 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-03-06 2013-03-15 Camp 9 0 Right Shoulder Contusion Bone Bruise - -
2012-06-03 2012-06-03 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Strain - -
2012-05-13 2012-05-14 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2012-05-06 2012-05-08 DTD 2 1 - Groin Tightness - -
2012-05-02 2012-05-04 DTD 2 1 - Groin Tightness - -
2011-09-15 2011-09-16 DTD 1 1 Left Cramp - -
2011-07-20 2011-07-22 DTD 2 1 Right Foot Soreness - -
2010-05-07 2010-07-25 Minors 79 0 Left Hip Strain -
2008-08-14 2008-09-05 Minors 22 0 Left Hip Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CHN $
2016 SDN $
2015 BOS $
2014 BAL $
2013 OAK $
2012 OAK $482,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$482,500
1 yrTotal$482,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 11 dCasey Close1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/14/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/14/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Diego 4/20/16. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 10/25/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Boston 7/26/15. DFA by Boston 7/29/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/15.
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14. Acquired by Boston in trade from Baltimore 8/31/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 12/8/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Oakland 12/3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Oakland 6/6/11.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2008 (1-12) (Miami, Fla.). Signed 7/8/08, $1.91M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 385 42 86 23 3 8 40 35 66 5 0 .253 .325 .409 89 11.7 2B 2, 1.4
80o 364 38 77 21 2 7 37 32 64 5 0 .238 .308 .380 81 6.2 2B 2, 0.9
70o 350 35 71 19 2 7 34 29 62 4 0 .228 .296 .369 75 2.5 2B 2, 0.5
60o 337 33 66 18 2 6 32 27 61 4 0 .219 .286 .352 70 -0.3 2B 2, 0.1
50o 325 31 62 17 2 6 30 26 59 4 0 .213 .280 .347 65 -2.8 2B 2, -0.1
40o 313 29 58 16 2 5 28 24 58 3 0 .206 .271 .330 60 -5.1 2B 2, -0.4
30o 300 27 54 15 2 5 26 22 56 3 0 .199 .263 .325 55 -7.4 2B 2, -0.6
20o 286 24 48 13 2 4 24 20 54 3 0 .186 .246 .298 50 -9.8 2B 2, -0.9
10o 265 21 41 11 1 4 21 17 52 3 0 .170 .226 .274 41 -12.6 2B 1, -1.2
Weighted Mean3293163172631266040.214.280.34667-2.02B 2,0.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much PT do you think 2B Jemile Weeks will get in Baltimore and will he produce?
(fishersehorn31 from VA - The 540)
I think that trade was more about dumping $$ than it was getting Weeks. I'm torn on Weeks. It's a crowded scene with Flaherty there and Schoop coming. I like Schoop long-term so I guess I'm down on Weeks as an asset. I think he produced more than he's done so far, but not enough. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)The Orioles announced Jonathan Schoop will start 2013 in AAA. Does that mean their opening day 2B will be Jemile Weeks, or will they go get someone else?
(Jim from Baltimore)
It is probably going to come down to Ryan Flaherty or Jemile Weeks at second base, although it is possible that the Orioles do make a move to bring in a second baseman. Even if it isn't a big name, there could be an NRI or minor league free agent who comes into camp to compete for the job. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you are trading major league talent for prospects do you want bulk or elite. As example (from A's): Addison Russell or Sonny Gray, Michael Choice, Grant Green and Jemile Weeks.
(hknova from Hong Kong)
I wouldn't trade for Grant Green. Give me the high ceiling guys; players with impact potential. You don't fly flags because of fringy talent. Impact players make impact teams. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Any sleeper 2B for an auction draft this year?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I still like Emilio Bonifacio, Gordan Beckham, and depending on how deep, Jemile Weeks. (Paul Singman)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What should be expected of Jemile Weeks and does he get the job to begin with ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
Toughie. I think Scott Sizemore could win the job there. I still believe Weeks could turn into a solid player for the long haul. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Weeks...what's up with Jemile Weeks? Just a bad sophmore slump? I wasn't expecting much, but a nice average and steals.
(captnamerca from Dunedin, FL)
I wasn't a big Jemile Weeks fan coming into the year, but I definitely didn't predict this type of face plant. It could be a bad sophomore slump, or it could be more. One glance at his player card and you'll see his average has some fluctuation year-to-year. His line drive rate is solid this year, so his near 100 point drop in BABIP from last year to this year is a bit unlucky, but his true BABIP line probably lies in the middle. One bright spot in his otherwise dismal year is that he was more efficient stealing bases this year. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)What to make of Jemile Weeks season ? He was going to be my sleeper super stud this year.
(19braves77 from Pensacola)
Weeks is going through a bit of a sophomore slump, and he looks like he's beating the ball into the ground (48.8 GB%), which is leading to a weak .248 BABIP, especially since it's eroding his line-drive rate from last season's excellent 23.3% to 19.6% (about league average). Pitchers are working him better than they did last season, and it will be on Weeks to make the adjustment in return. He's slugging .277 at home, which isn't doing him any favors, either. (Michael Street)
2012-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jemile Weeks as a top 5 second baseman in 2012, agree or disagree?
(JP from Oakland)
Disagree. Cano, Pedroia, Kinsler, Weeks, Phillips, Zobrist (if we're talking fantasy), Kendrick etc. He's more like in the Neil Walker tier. (Sam Miller)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)I need to choose between Dustin Ackley, Jason Kipnis and Jemile Weeks as a long-term option at 2B in my Strat-o-matic league. Which of these guys has the most long-term value? I'm worried about Kipnis and/or Ackley moving to the outfield down the road.
(Danny from NC)
I'd go with Ackley, he appears to be the most complete player of the three, and as best I can tell the Mariners seem committed to him at 2B. He's a much greater asset there than he would be in an outfield corner. (Cory Schwartz)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jemile Weeks "healthy" season and his future/upside?
(stevenpsu78 from York, Pa)
I really like Weeks. He has the type of bat speed you can't teach. If he is healthy (and can stay that way), he could develop into one of the best 2B in the league. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the better bet long-term at 2B: Dustin Ackley, Jemile Weeks or Jason Kipnis?
(Desmond from Jersey)
I'd gladly take any of the above and smile the grandest of smiles. Forced to rank, I'd go: Ackley, Kipnis, Weeks. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am in a pseudo-dynasty format where we keep players for as long as we would like but there are salaries attached (and thus theoretically forcing some turnover in the player pool). I have an offer right now on the table of Adrian Gonzalez for Nelson Cruz, Jemile Weeks and Jordan Walden. My team is stacked at every position but 1B (thanks to Ryan Howard's decline/health issues). This trade would leave a hole at my MI position, but I feel confident I can pick up a low-end guy to fill in for Cruz and Weeks. Is this a fair deal? Salaries of Gonzo and the trio I would be sending over are essentially a wash.
(Travis from St Louis)
It sounds like you're looking to win it all this season, in which case it is perfectly reasonable to deal away a young, presumably cost effective guy like Weeks or Walden. It does sound like a steep price to pay, though (I'm assuming this is the usual 5x5 -- is it mixed or AL-only?), and it will definitely matter what kind of guys you think you can replace Cruz and Weeks with. I'd see if I could negotiate it down. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)SP keepers! The stats are the usual stats (ERA, K, WHIP, wins, etc.) The guys are: James Shields, Josh Beckett, CJ Wilson, Ervin Santana. Do I have them in the right order? (Might keep 2, but probably only 1 while hoarding young 2Bs like Jemile Weeks & Dustin Ackley.) Thanks!
(David R. from Somewhere, USA)
Yes, you do have them in the right order, though I think there's a drop-off from Beckett to Wilson and that Beckett is a bit underrated this year. (Derek Carty)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What would you estimate for the number of times out of 100 the threesome of Dee Gordon, Jemile Weeks, and Jose Altuve has more productive careers than the threesome of Ruben Tejada, Johnny Giavotella, and Kyle Seager?
(goiter6 from MN)
98. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-11-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you evaluate the following young 2B in terms of long-term fantasy value?: Jemile Weeks, Jason Kipnis, Dustin Ackley.
(Steve from Pitt)
Kipnis, Weeks, Ackley (Derek Carty)
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Jemile Weeks "healthy" season and going forward?
(stevenpsu78 from York PA)
All he needed was to stay on the field to start showing his potential. I'm quite optimistic. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What were your thoughts on Jemile Weeks as a prospect and now. Finally had a pretty healthy year.
(steve from rain)
I think he has a chance to be very good. Love the Weeksian bat speed. You can't teach what he has. (Jason Parks)
2011-08-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you do with the A's? Trevor Cahill has been terrible for the past few months. Brett Anderson is likely out for most of next season. Kurt Suzuki has regressed badly at the plate. Their free agent acquisitions didn't help them contend this season and they didn't deal them at the deadline, so there's no space to let prospects audition. Then again, their prospects (Chris Carter, Michael Taylor, Adrian Cardenas, Michael Choice, and Grant Green) all have some major flaws.
(Tom from Madison)
Besides moving to a new stadium somewhere? Here's what Beane said in Tyler Kepner's piece yesterday: "Sometimes, you're relegated to buying that lottery ticket. Anybody will tell you that the lottery is not a great way to invest your money. But sometimes, you don't have a lot of options." Post-Moneyball Beane sounds more and more like post-Super-System Doyle Brunson every day. My advice, though, would be to find a bopper somewhere, since there's no one in the system ready to hit in the middle of the order. Cahill, McCarthy and Gonzalez should be good enough to make you competitive even with Anderson hurt. Sign Willingham to a reasonable 2-year deal if you can, but don't go longer than that. Cross your fingers that Jemile Weeks and Brandon Allen can be building blocks. But mostly, find a bopper. Crazy thought: find out how much of Adam Dunn's contract Kenny Williams would be willing to eat.

this offseason. (Ken Funck)
2011-07-13 12:30:00 (link to chat)With the A's season is over, what offensive players should be brought back? The only ones I definitely bring back are Jemile Weeks and Scott Sizemore.
(Tom from Madison)
Well, Kurt Suzuki isn't going anywhere, Chris Carter will be worth playing, and maybe Daric Barton will have hit his way back to the majors by then. Other than that--I was going to say Cliff Pennington (who was actually Oakland's most valuable player last season, according to WARP), though it would be better if the A's could arrange to bring back his glove and substitute someone else's bat. However, I've just noticed that FRAA seems to hate him this season as much as it loved him in 2010. Anyone noticed any big change in Pennington's play in the field? (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on young Jemile Weeks? And any word on Brett Anderson - is this a surgery thing or will he be making his annual visit to land of the lost?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
As good a player as Mark Ellis has been at times, it was really past time to look elsewhere. Weeks isn't going to make anyone forget Ellis on the fielding job (how is it he never won a Gold Glove?)and offensively I don't know that he's going to be anything special, but he should be closer to being a contributor with the bat than Ellis has been in most years. (Steven Goldman)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lawrie, Jennings, Ackley... Are you high on any prospects likely to be called up soon?
(Andrew from Las Vegas)
Yup, I like all three. You can also keep an eye on guys like Mike Moustakas, Jemile Weeks, Yonder Alonso, Anthony Rizzo, Lonnie Chisenhall, and a number of others. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming he can stay healthy, when would you call up Jemile Weeks to replace Mark Ellis at second base?
(Tom from Madison)
After I traded Ellis on July 31. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last time I asked about Adrian Cardenas and you weren't too high on him. Now you're skeptical about Chris Carter. Are there any position players in the A's minors you are excited about?
(Dave from Chicago)
From High-A and above, I'm hopeful about Brett Wallace, I like Jemile Weeks and Corey Brown, and I haven't given up on Cunningham or Buck. Josh Horton will be in the shortstop picture at some point, which is worth remembering. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey KG! Jemile Weeks seems to be progressing nicely this season. What is his ceiling and timetable? Do you think he sticks at 2B?
(ashitaka from long beach, ca)
I think he sticks at second, he's actually been better than expected there, and the athleticism is outstanding. There's star possibility there as an absolutely ideal No. 2 hitter. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Adrian Cardenas's ultimate position will be with the A's? The A's seem to love Ellis's glove and then they have Jemile Weeks waiting in the wings. Can Cardenas be a passable shortstop or hit enough to play third?
(Dave from Chicago)
I really worry that Cardenas is sort of the infield variant on an outfield tweener; his bat won't play at third, he can't play shortstop well enough to stick there, and while he's an interesting enough second-base prospect as such things go, Weeks has much more upside, and Ellis is locked in through 2010 with an affordable option for 2011. Even if Cardenas starts hitting at Sacramento, there's reason to wonder if he even has a window of opportunity. (Christina Kahrl)


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