TITANS `07: Started the season as the everydaysecond baseman and was leading the team in hitting until hefractured his ankle on Mar. 22 at practice Was out of theTitan lineup from Mar. 23 to May 27 when he made his return vs.Long Beach state as a defensive replacement Did not collecta hit in six at bats (4 games including one start) after returning Started 22 games, 19 at second base, three at third, and hit.324 (22-for-68) before his injury Had four multiple-hitgames including a 3-for-5 performance at San Diego State on Feb.20, his season high Had three multi-RBI games, all of whichhe drove in two runs Posted a seven-game hitting streak tostart the season (Feb. 2 to Feb. 16), hitting .346 (9-for-26) overthat span.
EL CAMINO/CYPRESS COLLEGE: Spent his freshmanseason at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., then transferredto Cypress College (Cypress, Calif.) spending two seasons with theChargers under Head Coach Scott Pickler Hit .330 in 51 gamesas a sophomore (2006) for the Chargers, collecting 12 doubles,three homers and 35 RBI in 182 at bats Made one appearanceon the mound in 2006, throwing one perfect inning while collectingtwo strikeouts Earned 2006 first-team All-Orange EmpireConference recognition as an infielder.
WEST TORRANCE HS: Played three years on thevarsity squad at West Torrance High School in Torrance, Calif. Played for the Warriors from 2001-2003, earning twofirst-team All-Bay League selections under Head Coach Harry Jenkins Hit .444 in 2001 and .410 in 2002, but was named as anAll-CIF second-team member and the Daily Breeze's Player of theYear in 2003 after hitting .390 at the plate and going 8-4 on themound.
PERSONAL: Born on November 30, 1984, in LongBeach, Calif. Full name is Joel Thomas Weeks Parentsare Thomas and Renee Weeks Has one sibling (Cameron) Majoring in communications Says uncle Adrian Diaz is hisgreatest influence in life Models his game after DavidEckstein Says his greatest sports thrill was playing in the2007 College World Series Favorites include: Boston Red Sox(team), Happy Gilmore, Shooter and Wedding Crashers (movies), AdamSandler (actor) and mlb.com (website).