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After putting up solid numbers at second base for the past two years, Weeks has taken a nosedive in 2012 in terms of production.
On the year, he is only hitting .199 with 8 homers and 29 RBIs while adding 6 steals. While the average looks bleak, the home run and steal totals could potentially be useful given the lack of options at second base.
In the past 30 days, Weeks has shown signs of coming back to life. He’s put up a .280 average with an OPS of .823 while adding three homers, 15 RBIs, and two steals.
Part of the reason for this small renaissance is that Weeks is starting to get his strikeout percentage back under control. In May, it was an unreal 33.9 percent, in June it dropped to 27.6 percent, and so far in July it is down to a much more reasonable 18.2 percent.
Furthermore, Weeks season BABIP is only .267, which is low compared to his career BABIP of .305, and in the small of sample of July it is up to .381. Though this is unsustainable, as long as Weeks continues to put the bat on the ball, good things are likely to continue to happen.
With only limited options at second base, Weeks might be a useful pickup.