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Home Run Derby Participant Profile: Rickie Weeks

By Scott Allen

Milwaukee Brewers second basemen Rickie Weeks is not your prototypical home run hitter.  Weeks though, is a teammate of Prince Fielder and that’s all you need to know as to why he is in the Home Run Derby next week.  Sure, he has 16 homers this season, but he doesn’t have a history of knocking the cover off the ball.

He did have a career high 29 home runs last season, however that has been his only 20 plus home run season of his career.  His previous high was 16 homers in 2007.  Be that as it may, Weeks is in the contest, so enjoy.