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Mike Sweeney

40-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/22/1973   BORN: Orange, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Sweeney agreed to a minor league contract with the Mariners in February of 2010.

March 25, 2011  –  Mike Sweeney News

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Sweeney will announce his retirement on Friday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Mike 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
2005 31 MAJ KAN 122 514 470 63 141 60 39 0 21 83 3 0 33 61 1 6 4 .300 .347 .517 .864
2006 32 AA WIC 4 15 13 3 5 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .385 .467 .923 1.390
2006 32 AAA OMA 5 21 15 3 5 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 .333 .476 .667 1.143
2006 32 MAJ KAN 60 252 217 23 55 23 15 0 8 33 2 0 28 48 0 3 4 .253 .345 .433 .778
2007 33 AAA OMA 6 23 21 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 .190 .217 .238 .455
2007 33 MAJ KAN 74 289 265 26 69 23 15 1 7 38 0 0 17 29 0 2 5 .260 .315 .404 .719
2008 34 AAA SAC 9 29 27 4 6 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .222 .276 .370 .646
2008 34 MAJ OAK 42 136 126 13 36 10 8 0 2 12 0 0 7 6 0 1 2 .286 .331 .397 .728
2009 35 MAJ SEA 74 266 242 25 68 23 15 0 8 34 0 0 17 31 0 3 4 .281 .335 .442 .777
2010 36 AAA Tac 12 50 41 7 15 5 3 0 2 9 1 0 8 3 0 1 0 .366 .460 .585 1.045
2010 36 MAJ SEA 30 110 99 11 26 9 3 0 6 18 2 0 9 14 0 1 1 .263 .327 .475 .802
2010 36 MAJ PHI 26 58 52 10 12 4 2 0 2 8 1 0 5 7 0 0 1 .231 .310 .385 .695
2010  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ SEA/PHI 56 168 151 21 38 13 5 0 8 26 3 0 14 21 0 1 2 .252 .321 .444 .765
Career  (View All) MAJ   1454 5848 5188 759 1539 545 325 5 215 909 53 25 522 613 5 59 74 .297 .367 .486 .853

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Mike Sweeney: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 17 22
2009 5 57

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Mike Sweeney Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Mike 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
2005 31 MAJ KAN 514 470 6.4% 11.9% 0.54 87% .309 .217
2006 32 AA WIC 15 13 13.3% 13.3% 1.00 85% .333 .538
2006 32 AAA OMA 21 15 23.8% 4.8% 5.00 93% .308 .334
2006 32 MAJ KAN 252 217 11.1% 19% 0.58 78% .292 .180
2007 33 AAA OMA 23 21 0% 17.4% 0.00 81% .235 .048
2007 33 MAJ KAN 289 265 5.9% 10% 0.59 89% .271 .144
2008 34 AAA SAC 29 27 6.9% 13.8% 0.50 85% .227 .148
2008 34 MAJ OAK 136 126 5.1% 4.4% 1.17 95% .288 .111
2009 35 MAJ SEA 266 242 6.4% 11.7% 0.55 87% .296 .161
2010 36 AAA Tac 50 41 16% 6% 2.67 93% .361 .219
2010 36 MAJ SEA 110 99 8.2% 12.7% 0.64 86% .253 .212
2010 36 MAJ PHI 58 52 8.6% 12.1% 0.71 87% .233 .154
2010  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ SEA/PHI 168 151 8.3% 12.5% 0.67 86% .246 .192
Career MAJ   5848 5188 8.9% 10.5% 0.85 88% .304 .189

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Best Matchups for Mike Sweeney (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bruce Chen KC 9 4 2 3 0 0 1 .444 1.111 1.556
Matt Guerrier MIN 9 4 1 1 1 1 0 .444 .778 1.278
Bartolo Colon NY-N 27 11 3 7 0 3 0 .407 .778 1.185
Scott Baker TEX 7 4 0 0 0 1 0 .571 .571 1.143
Mark Buehrle TOR 58 19 5 14 7 4 1 .328 .690 1.084
Kyle Lohse MIL 26 8 2 8 8 5 2 .308 .615 1.073
John Lackey BOS 10 3 1 3 1 2 1 .300 .700 1.064
Brett Anderson COL 19 7 1 3 1 0 1 .368 .632 1.032
Tim Hudson SF 11 5 0 0 2 0 0 .455 .455 .993
Joe Nathan DET 8 2 1 1 1 2 0 .250 .625 .958

Worst Matchups for Mike Sweeney (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Contreras TEX 19 3 0 1 2 2 0 .158 .211 .483
Josh Beckett LA 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 .167 .250 .481
Gio Gonzalez WAS 8 1 0 0 1 1 1 .125 .250 .472
Felix Hernandez SEA 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .222 .444
Matt Harrison TEX 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 .125 .125 .425
Erik Bedard TB 15 2 0 2 0 2 0 .133 .200 .333
Jesse Crain HOU 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .125
Justin Verlander DET 11 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .083
Fernando Rodney SEA 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Sweeney, who is hoping to play again in 2011, said his agent has had conversations with three teams this offseason, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Sweeney became a free agent Tuesday.

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Sweeney will move into a reserve role next Monday when Ryan Howard comes off the disabled list, the Wilmington News Journal reports.

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Sweeney went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Phillies' win over the Mets Saturday.

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Sweeney is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Mets, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

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Manager Charlie Manuel confirmed that Sweeney will start at first base while Ryan Howard is out but he could give way to Ross Gload at times as well, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Sweeney (back) was traded to Philadelphia for cash or a player to be named later, MLB.com reports.

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Sweeney's (back) rehab assignment ended Tuesday, Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Sweeney (back) was removed from Monday's minor league game after grounding into a double play, Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Mike Sweeney.

2011

Sweeney hit .252 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in a reserve role with the Phillies and Mariners last year. He has some value to major league clubs that value leadership, but his days of starting are well behind him making him an afterthought for fantasy leaguers.

2010

Sweeney was signed last season for his leadership contributions. He aced that assignment, helping to bring together a once-fractured clubhouse. His contributions on the field were less visible. He posted a .777 OPS in 74 games, battling a midseason back injury. He perked up in the late summer, raising his average from .228 on Aug. 13 to finish at .281. Still, the Mariners already have one cheerleader in Ken Griffey Jr. They don't need two this season.

2008

In 2007, we learned that Sweeney can still hit. We were also reminded that he has a difficult time staying healthy long enough to hit. Even with the limited responsibility of being a DH, Sweeney hasnít played more than 130 games in a season since 2001. If his body is ready to quit, his bat and heart arenít, and he seems poised to find a gig as a DH somewhere, and he could still do some damage if he stays healthy. But thatís a big if.

2007

The oft-injured Sweeney redefined oft-injured in 2006. He missed minor amounts of time with a bone bruise in his ankle, a swollen hand, left knee issues and a strained right oblique. He also missed three months with back and neck problems. Sweeney has always taken a little bit of extra time to regain his timing after suffering injuries. In 2006, he never got his timing back. He hinted at retirement during the season. Continued health problems in 2007 could cement that plan.

2006

In and out of the lineup again, Sweeney fought back to play in 122 games - the most since 2002. Not surprisingly, his numbers improved to his best production in years. Sweeney's strikeouts spiked up a little but that can be explained by rusty returns from injuries. The Royals and Sweeney seem to be learning how to deal with his back and neck problems, so he might be a safe bet to repeat his 2005 level of success.

2005

This season is important for Sweeney, who once again had his season curtailed by a back injury. His games played have gone from 159 in 2000 to 106 in 2004. His numbers are also taking a hit as he is constantly headed to or coming off of the disabled list. When healthy, Sweeney is a powerful hitter with very few holes in his swing. Despite missing 56 games, he led the team with 22 home runs and 79 RBI.

2004

Sweeney's career flashed before his eyes in 2003 when neck and back pain hobbled him for an extended period during the season. This injury sapped his power and made fielding his position an impossibility. Sweeney avoided surgery, for now, which means it could crop up again. One potentially messy distraction - Sweeney's contract - was resolved last season when the Royals clinched a winning season, locking in his deal through the 2007 season.

2003

This is the first of two pivotal years for Sweeney because of in his contract, which call for an opt-out clause for the 29-year old if the Royals aren't .500 this or next season. Sweeney nearly won the battling title in 2002, drove in 86 runs and scored 81 runs. His strikeout totals plummeted and his defense improved during the season. He's one of the best players in the league and maintains an attitude that will keep him advancing his skills.