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Mark Sweeney PH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 2131 .254 .347 .387 90 0.8
Birth Date10-26-1969
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age49 years, 8 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 SLN 25 37 90 21 2 0 2 10 15 0 1 1 .273 .348 .377 87 -1.2 0.3 -1.0 -0.1
1996 SLN 26 98 209 45 9 0 3 33 29 1 3 0 .265 .387 .371 96 -0.1 -0.4 -1.3 0.3
1997 SDN 27 71 115 33 4 0 2 11 18 0 2 2 .320 .383 .417 90 -1.0 -0.7 -2.0 -0.1
1997 SLN 27 44 73 13 3 0 0 9 14 1 0 1 .213 .319 .262 93 -0.3 -0.9 -0.7 -0.1
1998 SDN 28 122 222 45 8 3 2 26 37 1 1 2 .234 .324 .339 84 -3.9 -1.7 -2.8 -0.5
1999 CIN 29 37 35 11 3 0 2 4 9 0 0 0 .355 .429 .645 102 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1
2000 MIL 30 71 87 16 6 0 1 12 18 1 0 0 .219 .337 .342 84 -1.4 0.0 0.3 0.1
2001 MIL 31 48 103 23 3 1 3 12 23 0 2 1 .258 .347 .416 86 -1.3 -1.8 -2.3 -0.3
2002 SDN 32 48 69 11 3 0 1 4 19 0 0 0 .169 .217 .262 63 -2.9 -1.5 -0.1 -0.3
2003 COL 33 67 106 25 9 0 2 9 27 0 0 1 .258 .321 .412 85 -1.6 0.0 -2.4 -0.2
2004 COL 34 122 215 47 12 2 9 32 51 2 1 0 .266 .377 .508 102 0.9 -1.1 3.5 0.8
2005 SDN 35 135 267 65 12 1 8 40 58 0 4 0 .294 .395 .466 110 3.6 2.4 0.2 1.1
2006 SFN 36 114 291 65 15 2 5 28 50 3 0 1 .251 .330 .382 87 -3.7 -1.7 0.9 0.0
2007 LAN 37 30 34 9 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 .273 .294 .303 91 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1
2007 SFN 37 76 107 23 8 0 2 13 18 3 2 0 .256 .368 .411 91 -0.7 0.2 -1.1 0.1
2008 LAN 38 98 108 12 3 0 0 15 28 0 0 0 .130 .250 .163 58 -5.4 0.0 0.0 -0.3
Career1218213146410194225942512169.254.347.38790-18.9-6.7-9.00.8

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
1991 BOI A- NWN 70 294 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 QUD A MDW 120 486 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PSP A+ CLF 66 292 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MID AA TXS 51 225 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 MID AA TXS 14 63 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 VAN AAA PCL 103 412 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SLN MLB NL 37 90 .255 .324 .394 .306 99 -1.5 2.7 -1.4 87 13 -1.0 0.3 -1.2 -0.1
1995 LOU AAA AA 22 94 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 VAN AAA PCL 69 273 .000 .000 .000 .380 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SLN MLB NL 98 209 .264 .334 .408 .304 99 1.1 6.5 -1.6 96 12 -1.3 -0.4 -0.1 0.3
1997 SDN MLB NL 71 115 .264 .333 .411 .369 98 3.5 3.1 -0.7 90 13 -2.0 -0.7 -1.0 -0.1
1997 SLN MLB NL 44 73 .256 .329 .407 .271 93 -4.4 1.9 -0.5 93 13 -0.7 -0.9 -0.3 -0.1
1998 SDN MLB NL 122 222 .258 .323 .404 .276 91 -4.7 5.8 -2.1 84 8 -2.8 -1.7 -3.9 -0.5
1999 CIN MLB NL 37 35 .266 .338 .427 .450 100 2.4 0.9 0 102 23 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.1
1999 IND AAA INT 0 374 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIL MLB NL 71 87 .262 .335 .428 .278 105 -2.2 2.7 -0.4 84 14 0.3 0.0 -1.4 0.1
2000 IND AAA INT 0 65 .000 .000 .000 .578 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIL MLB NL 48 103 .252 .325 .408 .317 104 0 3.1 -0.5 86 10 -2.3 -1.8 -1.3 -0.3
2001 IND AAA INT 109 467 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB NL 48 69 .254 .318 .396 .222 102 -6.9 2.0 -0.6 63 16 -0.1 -1.5 -2.9 -0.3
2002 POR AAA PCL 1 1 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COL MLB NL 67 106 .251 .321 .400 .338 109 -3 2.8 -0.6 85 13 -2.4 0.0 -1.6 -0.2
2003 CSP AAA PCL 51 205 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB NL 122 215 .257 .325 .414 .314 115 5.7 6.4 -1.8 102 13 3.5 -1.1 0.9 0.8
2005 SDN MLB NL 135 267 .269 .334 .427 .356 92 14.6 7.7 -3.4 110 14 0.2 2.4 3.6 1.1
2006 SFN MLB NL 114 291 .268 .329 .428 .293 90 -1.4 8.8 -4.1 87 10 0.9 -1.7 -3.7 0.0
2007 LAN MLB NL 30 34 .245 .313 .389 .409 102 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 91 13 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.1
2007 SFN MLB NL 76 107 .271 .331 .420 .300 100 2.2 3.2 -0.6 91 12 -1.1 0.2 -0.7 0.1
2008 LAN MLB NL 98 108 .262 .330 .412 .185 94 -9.6 3.1 -0.3 58 13 0.0 0.0 -5.4 -0.3
2008 LVG AAA PCL 4 17 .285 .349 .462 .286 133 -1.5 0.5 -0.3 69 0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1

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
1991 BOI A- NWN 294 234 45 66 10 3 4 94 34 51 42 9 5 .282 .419 .402 .120 1 1
1992 QUD A MDW 486 424 65 115 20 5 14 187 76 47 85 15 11 .271 .345 .441 .170 6 6
1993 MID AA TXS 225 188 41 67 13 2 9 111 32 27 22 1 1 .356 .452 .590 .234 0 0
1993 PSP A+ CLF 292 245 41 87 18 3 3 120 47 42 29 9 6 .355 .453 .490 .135 0 0
1994 VAN AAA PCL 412 344 59 98 12 3 8 140 49 59 50 3 3 .285 .396 .407 .122 1 1
1994 MID AA TXS 63 50 13 15 3 0 3 27 18 10 10 1 1 .300 .410 .540 .240 1 1
1995 LOU AAA AA 94 76 15 28 8 0 2 42 22 14 8 2 0 .368 .478 .553 .184 0 0
1995 VAN AAA PCL 273 226 48 78 14 2 7 117 59 43 33 3 1 .345 .452 .518 .173 1 1
1995 SLN MLB NL 90 77 5 21 2 0 2 29 13 10 15 1 1 .273 .348 .377 .104 2 1
1996 SLN MLB NL 209 170 32 45 9 0 3 63 22 33 29 3 0 .265 .387 .371 .106 0 5
1997 SDN MLB NL 115 103 11 33 4 0 2 43 19 11 18 2 2 .320 .383 .417 .097 1 0
1997 SLN MLB NL 73 61 5 13 3 0 0 16 4 9 14 0 1 .213 .319 .262 .049 1 1
1998 SDN MLB NL 222 192 17 45 8 3 2 65 15 26 37 1 2 .234 .324 .339 .104 3 0
1999 IND AAA INT 374 311 66 100 17 1 12 155 51 59 40 3 2 .322 .436 .498 .177 0 0
1999 CIN MLB NL 35 31 6 11 3 0 2 20 7 4 9 0 0 .355 .429 .645 .290 0 0
2000 MIL MLB NL 87 73 9 16 6 0 1 25 6 12 18 0 0 .219 .337 .342 .123 0 1
2000 IND AAA INT 65 55 13 28 8 0 2 42 14 10 8 0 0 .509 .585 .764 .255 0 0
2001 MIL MLB NL 103 89 9 23 3 1 3 37 11 12 23 2 1 .258 .347 .416 .157 0 2
2001 IND AAA INT 467 404 65 116 34 1 6 170 69 56 71 3 1 .287 .377 .421 .134 0 0
2002 SDN MLB NL 69 65 3 11 3 0 1 17 4 4 19 0 0 .169 .217 .262 .092 0 0
2002 POR AAA PCL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 0 0
2003 COL MLB NL 106 97 13 25 9 0 2 40 14 9 27 0 1 .258 .321 .412 .155 0 0
2003 CSP AAA PCL 205 165 24 49 10 1 5 76 35 34 32 1 4 .297 .415 .461 .164 1 1
2004 COL MLB NL 215 177 25 47 12 2 9 90 40 32 51 1 0 .266 .377 .508 .243 4 0
2005 SDN MLB NL 267 221 31 65 12 1 8 103 40 40 58 4 0 .294 .395 .466 .172 5 1
2006 SFN MLB NL 291 259 32 65 15 2 5 99 37 28 50 0 1 .251 .330 .382 .131 1 0
2007 SFN MLB NL 107 90 18 23 8 0 2 37 10 13 18 2 0 .256 .368 .411 .156 0 1
2007 LAN MLB NL 34 33 2 9 1 0 0 10 3 1 11 0 0 .273 .294 .303 .030 0 0
2008 LVG AAA PCL 17 16 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .294 .250 .000 0 0
2008 LAN MLB NL 108 92 2 12 3 0 0 15 5 15 28 0 0 .130 .250 .163 .033 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 402 0.4950 0.4055 0.7791 0.5980 0.2167 0.8739 0.5227 0.2209 -0.0016
Career4020.49500.40550.77910.59800.21670.87390.52270.2209-0.0016

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
2008-07-04 2008-07-27 15-DL 23 18 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-03-29 2007-04-13 15-DL 15 9 Right Foot Contusion -
2002-06-06 2002-06-26 15-DL 20 17 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2000-07-18 2000-08-04 15-DL 17 15 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2000-04-03 2000-05-07 15-DL 34 31 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring Tendon - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 LAN $600,000
2007 LAN $950,000
2007 SFN $950,000
2006 SFN $850,000
2005 SDN $550,000
2004 COL $400,000
2002 SDN $300,000
2000 MIL $515,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$5,115,000
7 yrTotal$5,115,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 70 dBarry Axelrod1 yr/$0.6M (08)

Details
  • re-signed 2/12/08, 1 year/$0.6M (08)
  • $0.125M roster bonus, $0.175M performance bonus
  • acquired in trade from LAD 8/9/07
  • signed as a free agent from SD 12/05, 2 year/$1.8M (06-07)+$0.275M performance bonus, 06:$0.85M, 07:$0.95M
  • signed as a free agent from COL 12/04, 1 year/$0.55M (05)+$0.2M bonuses
  • contract purchased 4/04 re-signed as a free agent 1/04 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.4M (04)
  • recalled 9/03 designated for assignment 7/03
  • contract purchased 5/03
  • reassigned Triple-A 3/03 contract purchased 3/02, 1 year/$0.515M (02)
  • signed 3/02 (minor-league contract) acquired in trade from MIL 1/02
  • 1 year/$0.515M (02)
  • recalled 8/01

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Second on the all-time pinch-hit list, Mark Sweeney didnít lack opportunities to add to his total, but he never came close to finding a groove.
2008 From being implicated in Barry Bonds' failed amphetamine test, to witnessing Bonds' 756th homer, to climbing past Smoky Burgess and Manny Mota into second on the all-time pinch-hit list, to being catapulted into a playoff hunt and making a crucial, game-ending baserunning mistake, it certainly was an eventful year for Sweeney. With 163 career pinch-hits, Sweeney's unlikely to catch Lenny Harris' record 212, but because of his career .271/.364/.404 line in that role, he'll find work.
2007 Sweeney is a player who needs to be kept in a strict platoon role; letting him bat at a disadvantage even 14 percent of the time, as he did last year, is a mistake. That was easy to do all the years he spent as a pinch-hitter, but the Giants expect him to play semi-regularly at first base or left field, where it`s harder to manage. The decisions to sign Klesko and Aurilia should force him back into a reserve role.
2006 Sweeney turned in his finest season in 2005, tattooing right-handers off the bench. He hits to all fields and isn`t fazed by off-speed stuff, making him as close to the perfect pinch-hitting weapon as you`re likely to find. He`s too poor a defensive player and baserunner to be a candidate for a starting job. He`ll get plenty of action with the Giants after signing a two-year deal.
2005 It's gratifying to see Sweeney do well enough to provide long term for his family. He never really got the playing time that many have felt he earned. He's productive off the bench, can fill in for a while as a starter and keep a good team going while doing it. Defensively, he's exposed in the outfield, but not so much as the likes of Pete Incaviglia. Landed in San Diego, where he'll be a good fourth outfielder and potent bat off the Padres' much-improved bench. A class act, and we'll be rooting for him.
2004 Even Greg Gross ran out of steam after a while. Sweeney's heyday as one of the game's best pinch-hitters was during the last presidential administration. He can drift into fifth-outfielder jobs for another year or two, but a career as a hitting coach awaits.

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