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Portrait of Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney DHRoyals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 5848 .297 .366 .486 122 28.9
Birth Date7-22-1973
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age46 years, 3 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1995 KCA 21 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 82 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0
1996 KCA 22 50 190 46 10 0 4 18 21 4 1 2 .279 .358 .412 100 0.9 1.5 1.5 1.0
1997 KCA 23 84 266 58 8 0 7 17 33 6 3 2 .242 .306 .363 87 -3.3 -0.6 11.6 1.9
1998 KCA 24 92 311 73 18 0 8 24 38 2 2 3 .259 .320 .408 91 -2.8 -4.2 -1.0 0.6
1999 KCA 25 150 643 185 44 2 22 54 48 10 6 1 .322 .387 .520 125 24.6 -1.4 -4.5 2.3
2000 KCA 26 159 717 206 30 0 29 71 67 15 8 3 .333 .407 .523 132 36.1 1.8 -4.5 3.9
2001 KCA 27 147 632 170 46 0 29 64 64 2 10 3 .304 .374 .542 137 33.3 0.8 1.7 4.2
2002 KCA 28 126 545 160 31 1 24 61 46 6 9 7 .340 .417 .563 149 36.0 1.2 8.8 5.2
2003 KCA 29 108 463 115 18 1 16 64 56 2 3 2 .293 .391 .467 129 18.7 1.0 4.1 2.8
2004 KCA 30 106 452 118 23 0 22 33 44 6 3 2 .287 .347 .504 131 18.7 -3.5 -0.2 1.9
2005 KCA 31 122 514 141 39 0 21 33 61 4 3 0 .300 .347 .517 127 17.1 2.0 4.7 3.0
2006 KCA 32 60 252 56 15 0 8 28 48 4 2 0 .258 .349 .438 102 1.8 -1.3 0.0 0.3
2007 KCA 33 74 289 69 15 1 7 17 29 5 0 0 .260 .315 .404 95 -0.6 1.1 -0.1 0.4
2008 OAK 34 42 136 36 8 0 2 7 6 2 0 0 .286 .331 .397 102 0.6 -0.4 0.1 0.2
2009 SEA 35 74 266 68 15 0 8 17 31 4 0 0 .281 .335 .442 112 4.8 0.3 -0.4 0.8
2010 PHI 36 26 58 12 2 0 2 5 7 1 1 0 .231 .310 .385 124 1.7 -0.3 0.2 0.3
2010 SEA 36 30 110 26 3 0 6 9 14 1 2 0 .263 .327 .475 119 2.6 -0.2 -0.7 0.3
Career1454584815403255215522613745325.297.366.486122190.2-1.821.328.9

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
1992 EUG A- NWN 59 219 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 EUG A- NWN 53 209 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 ROK A MDW 86 344 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 KCA MLB AL 4 4 .270 .339 .394 .250 95 -0.4 0.1 0 82 6 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0
1995 WIL A+ CRL 99 407 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 KCA MLB AL 50 190 .272 .341 .428 .294 97 1.2 5.9 0.2 100 15 1.5 1.5 0.9 1.0
1996 WIC AA TXS 66 273 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 OMA AAA AA 25 111 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KCA MLB AL 84 266 .270 .336 .423 .252 97 -6.4 7.3 4.4 87 12 11.6 -0.6 -3.3 1.9
1997 OMA AAA AA 0 164 .000 .000 .000 .211 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 KCA MLB AL 92 311 .266 .333 .421 .274 99 -5.2 8.5 5.5 91 10 -1.0 -4.2 -2.8 0.6
1999 KCA MLB AL 150 643 .276 .346 .442 .320 101 24.9 18.0 -12.3 125 12 -4.5 -1.4 24.6 2.3
2000 KCA MLB AL 159 717 .275 .344 .442 .331 94 49.8 22.6 -14.5 132 7 -4.5 1.8 36.1 3.9
2001 KCA MLB AL 147 632 .267 .329 .423 .299 104 27.8 18.8 -12.1 137 12 1.7 0.8 33.3 4.2
2002 KCA MLB AL 126 545 .261 .326 .413 .333 108 36.1 15.7 -10.1 149 14 8.8 1.2 36.0 5.2
2002 OMA AAA PCL 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 KCA MLB AL 108 463 .266 .328 .426 .305 103 17.7 12.6 -8.7 129 9 4.1 1.0 18.7 2.8
2003 OMA AAA PCL 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB AL 106 452 .268 .334 .426 .277 103 12.2 13.5 -8.6 131 12 -0.2 -3.5 18.7 1.9
2005 KCA MLB AL 122 514 .262 .317 .410 .305 103 16.2 14.8 -9.5 127 9 4.7 2.0 17.1 3.0
2006 KCA MLB AL 60 252 .268 .325 .422 .293 114 -2 7.6 -4.9 102 11 0.0 -1.3 1.8 0.3
2006 BUR A MDW 2 8 .253 .311 .366 .000 86 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WIC AA TXS 4 15 .292 .367 .512 .333 131 2 0.4 -0.3 139 0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0
2006 OMA AAA PCL 5 21 .286 .350 .434 .308 97 2.6 0.6 -0.4 152 0 0.0 0.3 1.4 0.2
2007 KCA MLB AL 74 289 .275 .337 .428 .268 102 -2.7 8.6 -5.4 95 8 -0.1 1.1 -0.6 0.4
2007 OMA AAA PCL 6 23 .274 .326 .445 .235 93 -2.4 0.7 -0.4 52 0 0.0 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2008 OAK MLB AL 42 136 .255 .321 .393 .286 97 0.9 3.9 -2.3 102 11 0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.2
2008 SAC AAA PCL 9 29 .276 .339 .443 .227 98 -1.1 0.9 -0.6 80 0 -0.1 0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2009 SEA MLB AL 74 266 .264 .333 .421 .291 98 4.6 7.7 -4.7 112 8 -0.4 0.3 4.8 0.8
2010 PHI MLB NL 26 58 .241 .308 .373 .233 89 1.8 1.6 -0.8 124 15 0.2 -0.3 1.7 0.3
2010 SEA MLB AL 30 110 .264 .325 .413 .250 95 2.5 3.0 -1.9 119 14 -0.7 -0.2 2.6 0.3
2010 TAC AAA PCL 12 50 .278 .359 .438 .361 98 5.5 1.5 -1 153 0 -0.6 -0.2 3.4 0.3

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
1992 EUG A- NWN 219 199 17 44 12 1 4 70 28 13 54 3 3 .221 .281 .352 .131 1 1
1993 EUG A- NWN 209 175 32 42 10 2 6 74 29 30 41 1 0 .240 .361 .423 .183 0 0
1994 ROK A MDW 344 276 47 83 20 3 10 139 52 55 43 0 1 .301 .432 .504 .203 0 0
1995 WIL A+ CRL 407 332 61 103 23 1 18 182 53 60 39 6 1 .310 .428 .548 .238 1 1
1995 KCA MLB AL 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
1996 OMA AAA AA 111 101 14 26 9 0 3 44 16 6 13 0 0 .257 .315 .436 .178 1 1
1996 WIC AA TXS 273 235 45 75 18 1 14 137 51 32 29 3 2 .319 .405 .583 .264 0 0
1996 KCA MLB AL 190 165 23 46 10 0 4 68 24 18 21 1 2 .279 .358 .412 .133 3 0
1997 KCA MLB AL 266 240 30 58 8 0 7 87 31 17 33 3 2 .242 .306 .363 .121 2 1
1997 OMA AAA AA 164 144 22 34 8 1 10 74 29 18 20 0 2 .236 .329 .514 .278 0 0
1998 KCA MLB AL 311 282 32 73 18 0 8 115 35 24 38 2 3 .259 .320 .408 .149 1 2
1999 KCA MLB AL 643 575 101 185 44 2 22 299 102 54 48 6 1 .322 .387 .520 .198 4 0
2000 KCA MLB AL 717 618 105 206 30 0 29 323 144 71 67 8 3 .333 .407 .523 .189 13 0
2001 KCA MLB AL 632 559 97 170 46 0 29 303 99 64 64 10 3 .304 .374 .542 .238 6 1
2002 OMA AAA PCL 14 12 2 3 1 0 1 7 4 1 2 0 0 .250 .308 .583 .333 0 0
2002 KCA MLB AL 545 471 81 160 31 1 24 265 86 61 46 9 7 .340 .417 .563 .223 7 0
2003 KCA MLB AL 463 392 62 115 18 1 16 183 83 64 56 3 2 .293 .391 .467 .173 5 0
2003 OMA AAA PCL 9 8 3 2 1 0 1 6 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .333 .750 .500 0 0
2004 KCA MLB AL 452 411 56 118 23 0 22 207 79 33 44 3 2 .287 .347 .504 .217 2 0
2005 KCA MLB AL 514 470 63 141 39 0 21 243 83 33 61 3 0 .300 .347 .517 .217 6 1
2006 OMA AAA PCL 21 15 3 5 2 0 1 10 4 5 1 0 0 .333 .500 .667 .333 0 0
2006 KCA MLB AL 252 217 23 56 15 0 8 95 33 28 48 2 0 .258 .349 .438 .180 3 0
2006 BUR A MDW 8 7 2 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 2 0 0 .143 .250 .571 .429 0 0
2006 WIC AA TXS 15 13 3 5 1 0 2 12 5 2 2 0 0 .385 .467 .923 .538 0 0
2007 OMA AAA PCL 23 21 1 4 1 0 0 5 1 0 4 0 0 .190 .227 .238 .048 0 0
2007 KCA MLB AL 289 265 26 69 15 1 7 107 38 17 29 0 0 .260 .315 .404 .143 2 0
2008 OAK MLB AL 136 126 13 36 8 0 2 50 12 7 6 0 0 .286 .331 .397 .111 1 0
2008 SAC AAA PCL 29 27 4 6 1 0 1 10 6 2 4 0 0 .222 .276 .370 .148 0 0
2009 SEA MLB AL 266 242 25 68 15 0 8 107 34 17 31 0 0 .281 .335 .442 .161 3 0
2010 SEA MLB AL 110 99 11 26 3 0 6 47 18 9 14 2 0 .263 .327 .475 .212 1 0
2010 TAC AAA PCL 50 41 7 15 3 0 2 24 9 8 3 1 0 .366 .469 .585 .220 0 0
2010 PHI MLB NL 58 52 10 12 2 0 2 20 8 5 7 1 0 .231 .310 .385 .154 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 385 0.5195 0.5688 0.9041 0.7800 0.3405 0.9423 0.8095 0.0959 0.0014
2009 902 0.4812 0.5233 0.7966 0.7419 0.3205 0.8665 0.6467 0.2034 -0.0009
2010 586 0.4949 0.5563 0.7975 0.7759 0.3412 0.8711 0.6337 0.2025 -0.0011
Career18730.49340.54300.81900.76040.33110.88350.67610.1810-0.0005

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
2010-06-26 2010-08-04 15-DL 39 34 Low Back Spasms -
2010-06-03 2010-06-18 15-DL 15 14 Low Back Soreness -
2010-05-29 2010-05-30 DTD 1 1 Lower Leg Tightness Achilles Tendon -
2010-05-16 2010-05-18 DTD 2 2 Low Back Soreness -
2010-05-02 2010-05-05 DTD 3 2 Low Back Soreness -
2009-09-25 2009-09-26 DTD 1 1 Right Contusion -
2009-07-06 2009-07-21 15-DL 15 11 Back Spasms -
2009-05-10 2009-05-14 DTD 4 3 Low Back Spasms -
2009-04-23 2009-04-28 DTD 5 4 Low Back Soreness -
2008-05-29 2008-09-03 60-DL 97 85 Bilateral Knee Surgery Cartilage 2008-06-11
2008-04-17 2008-04-22 DTD 5 4 Left Knee Soreness -
2007-09-15 2007-09-20 DTD 5 5 Groin Strain -
2007-06-18 2007-08-31 60-DL 74 62 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 2007-07-05
2007-06-14 2007-06-15 DTD 1 1 Low Back Tightness -
2007-06-02 2007-06-02 DTD 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-05-10 2007-05-10 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-09-10 2006-09-16 DTD 6 5 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2006-08-20 2006-08-22 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Contusion Sliding -
2006-05-01 2006-08-08 60-DL 99 89 Neck Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2006-04-29 2006-04-30 DTD 1 0 Low Back Strain -
2006-04-12 2006-04-14 DTD 2 2 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2006-03-17 2006-03-27 Camp 10 0 Ankle Contusion -
2005-09-22 2005-09-26 DTD 4 4 Low Back Tightness -
2005-08-29 2005-09-06 DTD 8 7 Low Back Soreness -
2005-07-23 2005-07-25 DTD 2 2 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2005-07-07 2005-07-08 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Contusion HBP -
2005-06-16 2005-07-01 15-DL 15 13 Left Wrist Sprain -
2005-06-08 2005-06-14 DTD 6 5 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2005-05-12 2005-05-18 DTD 6 5 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2005-03-12 2005-03-16 Camp 4 0 Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2004-08-22 2004-10-04 15-DL 43 42 Upper Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2004-08-18 2004-08-20 DTD 2 1 Low Back Spasms -
2004-08-04 2004-08-07 DTD 3 3 Low Back Spasms -
2004-07-02 2004-07-09 DTD 7 6 Low Back Tightness -
2004-04-21 2004-04-25 DTD 4 3 Right Wrist Strain -
2004-03-25 2004-03-27 Camp 2 0 Low Back Tightness -
2004-03-04 2004-03-05 Camp 1 0 Low Back Tightness -
2003-09-23 2003-09-26 DTD 3 3 Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2003-06-19 2003-08-08 15-DL 50 45 Left Neck Nerve Injury Nerve Injury -
2003-06-05 2003-06-05 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2003-05-08 2003-05-12 DTD 4 4 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2003-04-12 2003-04-14 DTD 2 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2002-07-14 2002-08-13 15-DL 30 30 Left Hip Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2010 SEA, PHI $650,000
2009 SEA $500,000
2007 KCA $11,000,000
2006 KCA $11,000,000
2005 KCA $11,000,000
2004 KCA $11,000,000
2003 KCA $11,000,000
2002 KCA $8,000,000
2001 KCA $5,000,000
2000 KCA $2,250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$71,400,000
10 yrTotal$71,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 66 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$0.65M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2010). Re-signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/12/10 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.65M in majors. Contract purchased 4/4/10. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 250, 300, 350 plate appearances. $0.1M each for 400, 450 PAs. $0.15M for 500 PAs. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Seattle 8/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2009). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/29/09 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.5M in majors. Contract purchased by Seattle 4/4/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 2/11/08 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Oakland 3/25/08. Released by Oakland 9/9/08.
  • 5 years/$55M (2003-07). Signed extension with Kansas City 3/29/02. 03-07:$11M annually. Salaries increase by $1.5M to $12.5M annually with trade or contraction. Final three seasons (2005-07) guaranteed only if Royals finish .500 or better in 2003 or 2004 (met 2003). No-trade protection 2002-03. Limited no-trade protection after 2003. (May designate eight clubs to which he may be traded.) Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star.
  • 2 years/$13M (2001-02). Signed extension with Kansas City 1/18/01 (avoided arbitration). 01:$5M, 02:$8M. Performance bonuses. Limited no-trade protection.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2000). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/16/00 (avoided arbitration). May earn up to $0.15M in performance bonuses based on games played.
  • 1 year/$0.265M (1999).
  • 1 year/$0.23M (1998).
  • 1 year/$0.165M (1997). $10,000 in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.114M (1996).
  • Drafted by Kansas City 1991 (10-262) (Ontario HS, Calif.).

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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What minor league free agent most made you say Holy crap HE is still around? I remember watching a Mariner game in July at Yankee stadium and being floored when Mike Sweeney came to bat
(brian from brooklyn)
Mark Bellhorn got like 150 ABs in the Colorado system this year. That surprised me. Hell, Strickland, who I wrote about. I had no idea he was still around, and he's pretty good. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)One more quick question - do you see Mike Sweeney sticking with the A's, and if so, could he have an impact in the middle of the order as a potential platoon with Cust at DH?
(Nik from Boston)
No, and no. The A's could barely get away with carrying a DH platoon for part of 1987, and Cey seemed less done then than Sweeney probably is now. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1995 mlb .000 0.0 28 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 mlb .007 1.8 1018 .000 -0.1 15 -.014 -.002 0.2 1.7 1.5
1997 mlb .013 10.2 2970 .000 0.4 50 -.044 -.005 1.6 12.3 11.6
1998 mlb .001 0.6 3616 .001 -1.0 53 -.005 -.002 0.3 -0.1 -1.0
1999 mlb -.003 -0.1 101 .000 0.0 3 -.016 .002 0.0 0.0 -4.5

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