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Full Name: Michael John Sweeney Primary Position: 1B,DH,C
Height/Weight: 6'3"/225 First Game: September 4, 1995
Birthdate: July 22, 1973 MLB Experience: 13 years
Birthplace: Orange, California
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Mike Sweeney (Michael John Sweeney) was born on July 22, 1973 in Orange, California. He made his Major League debut on September 4, 1995 for the Kansas City Royals. In 1996, his rookie year, he hit .279 with 4 home runs and 24 RBI. Sweeney played for the Kansas City Royals for his entire 12 year career.

Most people believe that Mike Sweeney's best season was 2000, when he slugged 29 home runs, hit for a .333 average and knocked in 144 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1995 KC A 4 4 1 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 KC A 50 165 23 46 4 24 .279 .358 .412 10 0 18 21 4 0 1 0 7
1997 KC A 84 240 30 58 7 31 .242 .306 .363 8 0 17 33 6 1 3 0 8
1998 KC A 92 282 32 73 8 35 .259 .320 .408 18 0 24 38 2 2 2 1 7
1999 KC A 150 575 101 185 22 102 .322 .387 .520 44 2 54 48 10 0 6 0 21
2000 KC A 159 618 105 206 29 144 .333 .407 .523 30 0 71 67 15 0 8 5 15
2001 KC A 147 559 97 170 29 99 .304 .374 .542 46 0 64 64 2 1 10 13 13
2002 KC A 126 471 81 160 24 86 .340 .417 .563 31 1 61 46 6 0 9 10 9
2003 KC A 108 392 62 115 16 83 .293 .391 .467 18 1 64 56 2 0 3 5 13
2004 KC A 106 411 56 118 22 79 .287 .347 .504 23 0 33 44 6 0 3 9 7
2005 KC A 122 470 63 141 21 83 .300 .347 .517 39 0 33 61 4 1 3 7 16
2006 KC A 60 217 23 56 8 33 .258 .349 .438 15 0 28 48 4 0 2 5 5
2007 KC A 74 265 26 69 7 38 .260 .315 .404 15 1 17 29 5 0 0 4 9
Total 1282 4669 700 1398 197 837 .299 .369 .492 297 5 484 555 66 5 50 59 130

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1995 KC A C 4 0 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1996 KC A C 26 26 229 158 7 1 3 0 4 11 8 0 .994
1996 KC A DH 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 KC A DH 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 KC A C 76 63 579.2 425 31 3 13 0 3 32 23 0 .993
1998 KC A C 91 75 705.1 517 33 9 6 0 9 50 21 0 .984
1999 KC A 1B 74 73 630.2 584 41 12 76 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1999 KC A DH 71 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 KC A C 4 3 22 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.000
2000 KC A 1B 114 114 977.1 960 88 9 107 0 0 0 0 0 .991
2000 KC A DH 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 KC A DH 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 KC A 1B 108 108 931.1 946 88 12 124 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2002 KC A 1B 102 101 872 837 105 9 94 0 0 0 0 0 .991
2002 KC A DH 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 KC A DH 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 KC A 1B 45 45 376 379 35 4 30 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2004 KC A DH 48 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 KC A 1B 55 55 471 467 36 4 44 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2005 KC A DH 73 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 KC A 1B 49 49 419.1 441 29 1 29 0 0 0 0 0 .998
2006 KC A DH 59 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2007 KC A DH 65 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2007 KC A 1B 6 6 39.1 40 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .977
Total DH 510 505 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 553 551 4717 4654 424 52 509 0 0 0 0 0 .990
Total C 201 167 1543 1111 73 14 22 0 16 94 54 0 .988

Transactions

  • Selected by Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of the free-agent draft (June 3, 1991 - signed July 22, 1991).
  • Signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics (February 10, 2008).

Trivia

  • Sweeney is fluent in Spanish.
  • Had Sweeney not been ejected in that game against the Detroit Tigers on August 10, 2001, (his first career ejection) after charging pitcher Jeff Weaver in the sixth inning, he would've kept his streak of playing 171 consecutive games alive.


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