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Ryan Sweeney

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

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.172

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RBI

3

R

2

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sweeney is a decent, cost-efficient outfield option for a rebuilding Cubs team. He played in 70 games with the squad last year, compiling a .266/.324/.448 slash line with six homers over 192 at-bats. ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 223   DOB: 2/20/1985   BORN: Cedar Rapids, IA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Sweeney Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Cubs in October of 2013. Deal includes a club option for 2016.

April 16, 2014  –  Ryan Sweeney News

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Ryan Sweeney Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 19 A Win 134 567 515 71 146 32 22 3 7 64 8 6 40 65 3 2 7 .283 .342 .379 .721
2005 20 AA BIR 114 486 432 64 129 26 22 3 1 48 6 6 35 53 7 5 7 .299 .357 .370 .727
2006 21 AAA CHA 118 492 449 64 133 41 25 3 13 70 7 7 35 73 3 2 3 .296 .350 .452 .802
2006 21 MAJ CHA 18 35 35 1 8 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .229 .229 .229 .457
2007 22 AAA CHA 105 450 397 50 107 29 17 2 10 47 8 5 48 71 2 2 1 .270 .348 .398 .746
2007 22 MAJ CHA 15 49 45 5 9 4 3 0 1 5 0 1 4 5 0 0 0 .200 .265 .333 .599
2008 23 AAA SAC 8 37 34 5 14 5 4 0 1 5 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .412 .459 .618 1.077
2008 23 MAJ OAK 115 433 384 53 110 25 18 2 5 45 9 1 38 67 2 6 3 .286 .350 .383 .733
2009 24 MAJ OAK 134 534 484 68 142 40 31 3 6 53 6 5 40 67 2 5 3 .293 .348 .407 .755
2010 25 MAJ OAK 82 331 303 41 89 23 20 2 1 36 1 1 24 41 1 3 0 .294 .342 .383 .725
2011 26 MAJ OAK 108 299 264 34 70 15 11 3 1 25 1 1 33 48 1 1 0 .265 .346 .341 .687
2012 27 AA Por 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2012 27 MAJ BOS 63 219 204 22 53 21 19 2 0 16 0 0 12 43 1 1 1 .260 .303 .373 .676
2013 28 R Mes 4 17 14 4 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .286 .412 .429 .841
2013 28 A Kan 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2013 28 AAA Iow 23 91 83 12 28 10 2 2 6 16 1 0 8 15 0 0 0 .337 .396 .627 1.023
2013 28 MAJ CHC 70 212 192 19 51 21 13 2 6 19 1 0 17 31 2 1 0 .266 .324 .448 .772
2014 29 MAJ CHC 11 34 29 2 5 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 8 1 1 0 .172 .242 .207 .449
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ryan Sweeney
3-Year Averages MAJ   80 242 220 25 58 18 14 2 2 20 0 0 20 40 1 1 0 .264 .324 .373 .696
Career  (View All) MAJ   616 2146 1940 245 537 150 116 14 20 207 18 9 171 317 10 18 7 .277 .335 .382 .717

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Ryan Sweeney Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .242 .207 .449
Apr. 16 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .267 .231 .498
Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .276 .240 .516
Apr. 12 @StL 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .276 .240 .516
Apr. 11 @StL 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .280 .190 .470
Apr. 10 Pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .238 .118 .356
Apr. 9 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 8 Pit 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .200 .118 .318
Apr. 6 Phi 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .077 .188 .077 .265
Apr. 5 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 4 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .250 .100 .350
Apr. 3 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Pit 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
Mar. 31 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 12 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .308 .333 .641
Last 14 Days 28 2 5 1 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 1 1 .179 .250 .214 .464
Last 30 Days 29 2 5 1 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 1 1 .172 .242 .207 .449

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Ryan Sweeney: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8 2 6 1
2013 57 10 45 4
2012 61 19 49
2011 92 41 34 23 2
2010 81 1 80
2009 132 7 57 85

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Ryan Sweeney Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013483150.313.458.824
2012204000.100.150.332
2011442020.159.159.404

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013144165141.250.444.755
2012184180160.277.397.713
2011220321231.286.377.743

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20137893100.346.526.946
201211113090.252.360.660
2011123221140.285.398.751

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311410391.211.395.649
2012939070.269.387.693
2011141120111.248.291.630
Ryan Sweeney Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 19 A Win 567 515 7.1% 11.5% 0.62 87% .314 .096
2005 20 AA BIR 486 432 7.2% 10.9% 0.66 88% .339 .071
2006 21 AAA CHA 492 449 7.1% 14.8% 0.48 84% .331 .156
2006 21 MAJ CHA 35 35 0% 20% 0.00 80% .286 .000
2007 22 AAA CHA 450 397 10.7% 15.8% 0.68 82% .307 .128
2007 22 MAJ CHA 49 45 8.2% 10.2% 0.80 89% .205 .133
2008 23 AAA SAC 37 34 8.1% 10.8% 0.75 88% .448 .206
2008 23 MAJ OAK 433 384 8.8% 15.5% 0.57 83% .337 .097
2009 24 MAJ OAK 534 484 7.5% 12.5% 0.60 86% .331 .114
2010 25 MAJ OAK 331 303 7.3% 12.4% 0.59 86% .337 .089
2011 26 MAJ OAK 299 264 11% 16.1% 0.69 82% .321 .076
2012 27 AA Por 7 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .143 .000
2012 27 MAJ BOS 219 204 5.5% 19.6% 0.28 79% .329 .113
2013 28 R Mes 17 14 17.6% 5.9% 3.00 93% .308 .143
2013 28 A Kan 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2013 28 AAA Iow 91 83 8.8% 16.5% 0.53 82% .355 .290
2013 28 MAJ CHC 212 192 8% 14.6% 0.55 84% .290 .182
2014 29 MAJ CHC 34 29 8.8% 23.5% 0.38 72% .238 .035
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3-Year Averages MAJ   242 220 8.3% 16.5% 0.50 82% .315 .109
Career MAJ   2146 1940 8% 14.8% 0.54 84% .323 .105

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2014 Stat Review for Ryan Sweeney    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.172 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.238 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.207 SLG
TERRIBLE
.035 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
23.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.449 OPS
TERRIBLE
.242 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Ryan Sweeney (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Wilson PIT 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ervin Santana ATL 22 12 1 4 2 2 1 .545 .955 1.538
Rick Porcello DET 11 6 0 3 2 2 0 .545 .818 1.434
Jeremy Guthrie KC 8 4 0 1 2 2 0 .500 .875 1.420
Scott Richmond TEX 8 4 1 4 0 0 0 .500 .875 1.375
Henderson Alvarez MIA 15 7 0 1 2 0 0 .467 .800 1.329
Luke Hochevar KC 12 4 1 5 2 1 0 .333 .833 1.262
Adam Wainwright STL 9 3 1 3 0 3 0 .333 .889 1.222
R.A. Dickey TOR 9 5 0 0 0 1 0 .556 .667 1.222
Josh Beckett LA 10 3 1 1 1 3 0 .300 .800 1.164

Worst Matchups for Ryan Sweeney (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joe Saunders TEX 10 1 0 0 0 3 0 .100 .100 .200
Shaun Marcum CLE 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Brandon League LA 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .000 .143
Phil Hughes MIN 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .143
Joakim Soria TEX 6 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .143
Francisco Liriano PIT 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nate Robertson DET 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Phil Coke DET 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Papelbon PHI 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Robertson NY-A 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Ryan Sweeney: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sweeney had two hits and an RBI against the Cardinals on Friday.

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Sweeney (knee) is back in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Sweeney (knee) believes he will be able to play again Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Sweeney left Sunday's Cactus League game against the Brewers with right knee soreness, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Sweeney signed a two-year, $3.5 million extension with the Cubs on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Sweeney is not in the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

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Sweeney is not in the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

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Sweeney will get a long look the last few weeks of the season, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a double Monday afternoon as the Cubs fell to the Marlins 4-3.

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Sweeney (ribs) was activated from the disabled list on Sunday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Sweeney (ribs) will join Low-A Kane County to continue his rehab assignment, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Sweeney had a characteristic season with Boston in 2012, generating little power and making little impact offensively. He was easily replaced and relegated to the bench by several outfielders over the course of the season, whether it was Daniel Nava, Cody Ross or Scott Podsednik. Sweeney hurt his hand in late July, after punching a clubhouse door, and was eventually placed on the 60-day disabled list and missed the rest of the season. The Red Sox non-tendered him and he became a free agent. The type of free agent that will not get signed until late in the offseason.

2012

You would be hard-pressed to find a player, much less an outfielder, with back-to-back seasons with at least 250 at-bats and exactly one homer and one steal in each season. Look no further, as "Uno" Sweeney turned the trick in 2010 and 2011. Injuries sidelined him again, likely keeping him from the lofty and exclusive 2-2 club. He was sent to the Red Sox along with Andrew Bailey in December, with Josh Reddick part of the package going to the A's. Pending what the Red Sox do over the rest of the offseason, Sweeney will enter the year in a platoon with Darnell McDonald in right field until Ryan Kalish is healthy.

2011

A knee injury once again limited Sweeney, this time putting an end to his season just after the All-Star break. He was hitting a team-leading .294 at the time of his injury, but had hit just one home run in 300 at-bats and swiped just one base. The A's spent the offseason bulking up their offense, acquiring David DeJesus, Josh Willingham and Hideki Matsui and leaving very little room in their outfield for Sweeney as a result. He's a reserve outfielder as long as the aforementioned trio and Coco Crisp remain healthy.

2010

Sweeney injured his knee in early June, requiring a DL stint and eventually ending his season a few days early in late September. Sweeney was a regular presence in the A's outfield, but didnít do any one thing particularly well to make him a fantasy asset. He hit just six homers, stole six bases and drove in 53 runs despite nearly 500 at-bats. Hitting in cavernous Oakland makes the prospects of him maintaining a .290-plus batting average somewhat suspect as well, so there's some downside here even though he'll be just 25 years old this season.

2009

Sweeney battled a litany of hand and wrist injuries, sapping his power in the process (just 25 extra base hits in nearly 400 at-bats). He'll get a look as a lineup regular even after the acquisition of Matt Holliday, and could be a cheap source of 10 HR/20 SB potential if he can stay healthy. His past history with occasional wrist problems is enough for us to knock off a buck or two from his value though. As Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus fame likes to say, "Health is a skill."

2008

Sweeney got a brief audition when Jim Thome and Scott Podsednik hit the DL but he was back at Triple-A for good in late May before a wrist injury slowed him down in August. After seemingly taking the next step forward with a .296/.350/.452 season at Triple-A in 2006 Sweeney took a step back in '07 with a .270/.348/.398 line as a 22-year old. Scouts have been waiting for his power to develop since he was drafted but it hasn't shown itself just yet. He's athletic to handle center field in a pinch but doesn't have the bat for a corner outfield spot. Sweeney was traded to Oakland in January as part of the compensation for Nick Swisher. He'll likely find more opportunities to play for the rebuilding A's, even if it's in a less-friendly ballpark.

2007

The White Sox showed extreme patience with struggling center fielder Brian Anderson, allowing him to remain in the big leagues while Sweeney was tearing up Triple-A. The Sox waited until September to bring up Sweeney, and at age 21 he still was one of the youngest players to see action in the majors last year. He showed power and speed in the leadoff spot in Triple-A, but has not been impressive in the minors stealing bases (7 of 14 in 2006). He should be in the thick of a battle for the center field job, and could take over for Scott Podsednik in the leadoff spot, as he did in September.

2006

The offseason purging of the White Sox minor league system, via trades and probable promotions, left Sweeney as its biggest 'name' hitter (although you wouldn't guess it from looking at his 2005 numbers). Any 20-year-old who can hold his own at Double-A is someone to watch, of course, but sooner or later Sweeney is going to have to start adding some power to his arsenal if he wants to get a serious look in the majors.

2005

Manager Ozzie Guillen took a shine to Sweeney during spring training -- even suggesting he'd keep him on the big league roster if he had room -- but instead the 19-year-old put together a solid High-A campaign. He's got a nice swing and some idea of the strike zone, so if the power eventually shows up (and there's plenty of time for it to arrive) he'll be a keeper.

2004

The second rounder in 2003 fell a bit because of a poor showcase performance prior to the draft, and was thought to be a steal in the second round. The 19-year-old could have been have been a pitcher but the club chose to develop him as an outfielder for his classic left-handed stroke. Heís very raw and hasnít shown the power potential may scouts think he possesses. He did damage in Rookie League in 2003 and should begin the season at Low Single-A Kannapolis attempting to refine his skills