Let’s hear it for Rickie Weeks

The Brewers have turned it around, and the praise for their staggering results over the last three weeks has rightfully been poured upon a pitching staff that has been superb and the prodigious talents of Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder.

Let’s not forget, however, that Rickie Weeks is absolutely tearing it up this year.

Through 60 team games, Weeks has played in 59 of them. With Weeks, that’s a significant amount of the battle. Last season, when Weeks played in 160 games, people were pulling out the “see what he can do when he plays a full season” language, and rightfully so. Weeks batted .269/.366/.464, hit 29 home runs and had a fantastic 83 RBIs out of the leadoff spot, and scored 112 runs. Continue reading