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Mike Sweeney

Michael John Sweeney

Positions: Designated Hitter, First Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 22, 1973 in Orange, CA
High School: Ontario HS (Ontario, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of the 1991 amateur draft.
Signed July 22, 1991. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1995 (Age 22.044, 14,379th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Mariners/Athletics/Phillies 1995-2010
Agents: ACES [*]
Final Game: October 3, 2010 (Age 37.073)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1995 KCR AL 21 C 4 0 0 7.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 0 0 9.00 1.75 .990 6.69 6.68 0 0 0 0 0
1996 KCR AL 22 C 26 26 23 229.0 166 158 7 1 3 .994 1 5 6.48 6.35 .990 6.91 6.87 4 9 11 8 42% 30% 0
1996 KCR AL 22 DH 22 22
1997 KCR AL 23 C 76 63 54 579.2 459 425 31 3 13 .993 4 8 7.08 6.00 .991 7.15 7.09 3 20 32 23 42% 33% 0
1997 KCR AL 23 DH 3 2
1998 KCR AL 24 C 91 75 71 705.1 559 517 33 9 6 .984 -6 -10 7.02 6.04 .990 7.13 7.05 9 38 50 21 30% 31% 0
1999 KCR AL 25 1B 74 73 65 630.2 637 584 41 12 76 .981 -7 -14 8.92 8.45 .992 9.50 9.35
1999 KCR AL 25 DH 71 69
1999 KCR AL 25 C 4 3 1 22.0 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 1 55 2.45 1.50 .992 7.00 6.88 0 1 1 2 67% 33% 0
2000 KCR AL 26 1B 114 114 98 977.1 1057 960 88 9 107 .991 -5 -6 9.65 9.19 .993 9.37 9.26 AS,MVP-11
2000 KCR AL 26 DH 45 45 AS,MVP-11
2001 KCR AL 27 1B 108 108 90 931.1 1045 945 88 12 124 .989 8 10 9.98 9.56 .993 9.39 9.31 AS,MVP-21
2001 KCR AL 27 DH 38 38 AS,MVP-21
2002 KCR AL 28 1B 102 101 91 872.0 952 838 105 9 94 .991 5 7 9.73 9.25 .993 9.33 9.23 AS,MVP-20
2002 KCR AL 28 DH 24 24 AS,MVP-20
2003 KCR AL 29 DH 62 62 AS
2003 KCR AL 29 1B 45 45 36 376.0 418 379 35 4 30 .990 1 -1 4 -3 9.91 9.20 .993 9.55 9.46 AS
2004 KCR AL 30 1B 55 55 52 471.0 507 467 36 4 44 .992 -7 -4 -17 -10 9.61 9.15 .994 9.31 9.25
2004 KCR AL 30 DH 48 47
2005 KCR AL 31 DH 73 73 AS
2005 KCR AL 31 1B 49 49 47 419.1 471 441 29 1 29 .998 -3 -5 -8 -15 10.09 9.59 .994 9.60 9.49 AS
2006 KCR AL 32 DH 59 59
2007 KCR AL 33 DH 65 64
2007 KCR AL 33 1B 6 6 0 39.1 43 40 2 1 5 .977 -0 0 -9 0 9.61 7.00 .995 9.36 9.27
2008 OAK AL 34 DH 19 17
2008 OAK AL 34 1B 13 11 7 90.0 100 89 11 0 9 1.000 0 2 5 28 10.00 7.69 .994 9.26 9.18
2009 SEA AL 35 DH 57 57
2009 SEA AL 35 1B 5 5 2 35.0 31 29 0 2 3 .935 -2 -2 -65 -65 7.46 5.80 .994 9.13 9.02
2010 TOT MLB 36 1B 17 14 12 128.0 141 132 7 2 9 .986 -0 0 -3 0 9.77 8.18 .993 9.25 9.15
2010 SEA AL 36 DH 22 21
2010 SEA AL 36 1B 3 3 2 25.0 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 5 0 10.44 9.67 .994 9.32 9.23
2010 PHI NL 36 1B 14 11 10 103.0 112 104 6 2 8 .982 -0 0 -5 0 9.61 7.86 .993 9.23 9.13
14 Seasons DH 608 600
11 Seasons 1B 588 581 500 4970.0 5402 4904 442 56 530 .990 -9 -10 -2 -7 9.68 9.09 .993 9.40 9.30
5 Seasons C 201 167 149 1543.0 1198 1111 73 14 22 .988 0 0 6.91 5.89 .990 7.10 7.03 16 68 94 54 36% 32% 0
16 Seasons TOT 789 748 649 6513.0 6600 6015 515 70 552 .989 -9 -10 -2 -7 9.02 8.28 .993 8.86 8.72 16 68 94 54 36% 32% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1995 KCR AL 21 C 0 0 0
1996 KCR AL 22 C 1 5 1
1997 KCR AL 23 C 4 8 4
1998 KCR AL 24 C -6 -10 -6
1999 KCR AL 25 1B -7 -14 -7 -6 -2 0
1999 KCR AL 25 C 1 55 1
2000 KCR AL 26 1B -5 -6 -5 -2 -2 0
2001 KCR AL 27 1B 8 10 8 2 6 0
2002 KCR AL 28 1B 5 7 4 3 1 1
2003 KCR AL 29 1B 1 4 1 1 0 0 -1 -3 -1
2004 KCR AL 30 1B -7 -17 -7 -0 -6 0 -4 -10 -3 0
2005 KCR AL 31 1B -3 -8 -3 -2 -1 0 -5 -15 -4 0
2007 KCR AL 33 1B -0 -9 -0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 OAK AL 34 1B 0 5 0 -0 0 0 2 28 2
2009 SEA AL 35 1B -2 -65 -2 -1 -1 0 -2 -65 -2 0
2010 SEA AL 36 1B 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 PHI NL 36 1B -0 -5 -0 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 1B -9 -2 -10 -6 -4 1 -10 -7 -8 0 0
5 Seasons C 0 0 0
16 Seasons TOT -10 -2 -11 -6 -5 1 0 -10 -7 -8 0 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1995 KCR AL 21 4 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1996 KCR AL 22 50 48 50 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2 0
1997 KCR AL 23 84 65 84 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 2
1998 KCR AL 24 92 75 92 91 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
1999 KCR AL 25 150 145 150 77 0 4 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 4 0
2000 KCR AL 26 159 159 159 114 0 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 0
2001 KCR AL 27 147 146 147 108 0 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 1 0
2002 KCR AL 28 126 125 126 102 0 0 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 0
2003 KCR AL 29 108 107 108 45 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 1 0
2004 KCR AL 30 106 102 106 55 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 3 1
2005 KCR AL 31 122 122 122 49 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 0
2006 KCR AL 32 60 59 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 1 0
2007 KCR AL 33 74 70 74 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 4 0
2008 OAK AL 34 42 28 42 13 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 14 0
2009 SEA AL 35 74 62 74 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 12 0
2010 SEA AL 36 30 24 30 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 6 0
2010 PHI NL 36 26 11 26 14 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
16 Seasons 1454 1348 1454 788 0 201 588 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 608 78 9
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1999 KCR AL 25 2896 58% 79% 32% 142 87% 0 584 37 543 4 54 41 27 6 0 3 12 0 12 0 9 76 0 0 2 73 2 3 0 3 11 73%
2000 KCR AL 26 4383 50% 78% 29% 217 95% 2 956 54 884 19 71 88 71 12 1 2 9 1 6 2 7 107 1 1 2 101 4 5 1 4 10 80%
2001 KCR AL 27 4036 51% 78% 32% 226 93% 1 945 39 891 15 93 88 73 9 1 3 12 1 8 3 7 124 1 2 4 121 7 3 2 1 9 44%
2002 KCR AL 28 3878 54% 80% 30% 228 95% 2 913 55 853 4 129 43 23 10 4 3 9 1 5 3 8 94 5 0 2 91 8 3 0 3 9 78%
2003 KCR AL 29 1667 64% 79% 32% 92 93% 1 379 23 355 2 32 35 26 3 1 0 4 1 3 0 3 30 1 0 1 30 2 0 0 0 0
2004 KCR AL 30 2135 65% 80% 31% 114 92% 0 467 37 423 8 38 36 26 4 0 2 4 2 2 0 2 44 0 1 0 40 1 4 3 1 4 75%
2005 KCR AL 31 1900 54% 78% 34% 118 95% 0 441 31 401 9 54 29 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 29 0 0 0 27 0 1 1 0 2 50%
2007 KCR AL 33 172 62% 78% 35% 9 89% 0 40 2 37 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
2008 OAK AL 34 366 52% 77% 31% 19 100% 0 89 9 76 4 4 11 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 7 1 2 0 2 0
2009 SEA AL 35 151 62% 75% 26% 4 50% 0 29 1 26 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2010 PHI NL 36 405 56% 72% 32% 26 96% 0 104 9 93 0 10 6 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SEA AL 36 114 64% 82% 32% 6 100% 0 28 2 25 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 Seasons 22103 55% 79% 31% 1201 93% 6 4975 299 4607 69 494 380 283 48 7 16 56 7 37 12 40 530 8 4 12 506 25 22 7 14 45 69%
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1995 KCR AL 21 27 3.86 3.86 1 0% 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 KCR AL 22 989 4.21 4.48 3 67% 0 0 158 1 0 2 155 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
1997 KCR AL 23 2541 4.80 5.34 17 100% 1 0 426 12 4 10 400 30 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 13 0 2 3 3 100%
1998 KCR AL 24 3147 5.16 5.61 19 74% 0 0 516 10 4 7 495 34 6 0 0 5 9 1 2 6 2 7 0 2 3 7 43%
1999 KCR AL 25 99 5.73 6.95 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 6803 4.88 5.35 40 83% 1 0 1111 23 8 19 1061 73 13 0 0 6 14 1 4 9 2 23 0 4 6 10 60%
MLB Averages 4.43 4.82 93% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1995 KCR AL 21 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 KCR AL 22 4 9 420 11 8 6 42% 8 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 29 10 1.39 1.55
1997 KCR AL 23 3 20 1000 32 23 20 42% 27 20 5 2 0 1 0 0 74 27 1.04 1.39
1998 KCR AL 24 9 38 1262 50 21 17 30% 43 17 6 4 1 0 0 0 123 28 1.27 0.97
1999 KCR AL 25 0 1 42 1 2 2 67% 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.67 1.97
5 Seasons 16 68 2730 94 54 45 36% 79 46 13 7 2 1 0 0 228 67 1.21 1.27
MLB Averages 30% 1.28 1.24



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
2007 Hutch Award

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2000 AL (11, 8%)
2001 AL (21, 1%)
2002 AL (20, 0%)
0.09 Career Shares (973rd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2001 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1999 Jul 4th AL Player of the Week
2001 Jul 1st AL Player of the Week
2002 May 26th AL Player of the Week
2002 Jun 30th AL Player of the Week

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1998 AL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1997 AL  13 (1st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
2000 AL  88 (3rd)
2001 AL  88 (5th)
2002 AL  105 (1st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1999 AL  12 (3rd)
2000 AL  9 (5th)
2001 AL  12 (1st)
2002 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
2001 AL  124 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2001 AL  8 (3rd)
2002 AL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
2000 AL  9.65 (3rd)
2001 AL  9.98 (3rd)
2002 AL  9.73 (5th)
Career  9.68 (54th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
2000 AL  9.19 (4th)
2001 AL  9.56 (2nd)
2002 AL  9.25 (5th)

                                         

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