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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)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 30, 2014 12:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #580. Gus Bell… #581. Travis Hafner… #582. Phil Garner… #583. MIKE SWEENEY… #584. John Kruk… #585. Russell Martin… #586. Dave Henderson… 

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1995 21 KCR AL 4 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1996 22 KCR AL 50 190 165 23 46 10 0 4 24 1 2 18 21 .279 .358 .412 .770 96 68 7 4 0 3 0 2D
1997 23 KCR AL 84 266 240 30 58 8 0 7 31 3 2 17 33 .242 .306 .363 .668 74 87 8 6 1 2 0 2/D
1998 24 KCR AL 92 311 282 32 73 18 0 8 35 2 3 24 38 .259 .320 .408 .728 88 115 7 2 2 1 1 2
1999 25 KCR AL 150 643 575 101 185 44 2 22 102 6 1 54 48 .322 .387 .520 .907 129 299 21 10 0 4 0 3D/2
2000 ★ 26 KCR AL 159 717 618 105 206 30 0 29 144 8 3 71 67 .333 .407 .523 .930 131 323 15 15 0 13 5 *3D AS,MVP-11
2001 ★ 27 KCR AL 147 632 559 97 170 46 0 29 99 10 3 64 64 .304 .374 .542 .916 133 303 13 2 1 6 13 3D AS,MVP-21
2002 ★ 28 KCR AL 126 545 471 81 160 31 1 24 86 9 7 61 46 .340 .417 .563 .979 148 265 9 6 0 7 10 3D AS,MVP-20
2003 ★ 29 KCR AL 108 463 392 62 115 18 1 16 83 3 2 64 56 .293 .391 .467 .858 120 183 13 2 0 5 5 D3 AS
2004 30 KCR AL 106 452 411 56 118 23 0 22 79 3 2 33 44 .287 .347 .504 .851 118 207 7 6 0 2 9 3D
2005 ★ 31 KCR AL 122 514 470 63 141 39 0 21 83 3 0 33 61 .300 .347 .517 .864 127 243 16 4 1 6 7 D3 AS
2006 32 KCR AL 60 252 217 23 56 15 0 8 33 2 0 28 48 .258 .349 .438 .787 102 95 5 4 0 3 5 D
2007 33 KCR AL 74 289 265 26 69 15 1 7 38 0 0 17 29 .260 .315 .404 .719 88 107 9 5 0 2 4 D/3
2008 34 OAK AL 42 136 126 13 36 8 0 2 12 0 0 7 6 .286 .331 .397 .728 98 50 3 2 0 1 0 D3
2009 35 SEA AL 74 266 242 25 68 15 0 8 34 0 0 17 31 .281 .335 .442 .777 108 107 4 4 0 3 2 D/3
2010 36 TOT MLB 56 168 151 21 38 5 0 8 26 3 0 14 21 .252 .321 .444 .765 109 67 5 2 0 1 0 D3
2010 36 SEA AL 30 110 99 11 26 3 0 6 18 2 0 9 14 .263 .327 .475 .802 123 47 3 1 0 1 0 D/3
2010 36 PHI NL 26 58 52 10 12 2 0 2 8 1 0 5 7 .231 .310 .385 .695 85 20 2 1 0 0 0 3
16 Yrs 1454 5848 5188 759 1540 325 5 215 909 53 25 522 613 .297 .366 .486 .851 118 2520 142 74 5 59 61
162 Game Avg. 162 652 578 85 172 36 1 24 101 6 3 58 68 .297 .366 .486 .851 118 281 16 8 1 7 7
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
KCR (13 yrs) 1282 5278 4669 700 1398 297 5 197 837 50 25 484 555 .299 .369 .492 .861 120 2296 130 66 5 54 59
SEA (2 yrs) 104 376 341 36 94 18 0 14 52 2 0 26 45 .276 .332 .452 .784 112 154 7 5 0 4 2
PHI (1 yr) 26 58 52 10 12 2 0 2 8 1 0 5 7 .231 .310 .385 .695 85 20 2 1 0 0 0
OAK (1 yr) 42 136 126 13 36 8 0 2 12 0 0 7 6 .286 .331 .397 .728 98 50 3 2 0 1 0
AL (16 yrs) 1428 5790 5136 749 1528 323 5 213 901 52 25 517 606 .298 .366 .487 .853 119 2500 140 73 5 59 61
NL (1 yr) 26 58 52 10 12 2 0 2 8 1 0 5 7 .231 .310 .385 .695 85 20 2 1 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1995 21 KCR AL 4 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $109,000 /2
1996 22 KCR AL 50 190 -0 -2 -2 1 -0 -3 -0.2 7 4 0.5 .495 .498 0.3 0.1 3 $114,000 2D
1997 23 KCR AL 84 266 -7 0 -1 4 4 0 0.1 10 10 1.0 .501 .500 0.6 0.8 6 $175,000 2/D
1998 24 KCR AL 92 311 -7 -3 -1 -6 5 -12 -1.1 12 -1 -0.0 .487 .493 0.5 -0.1 5 $230,000 2
1999 25 KCR AL 150 643 26 2 -2 -6 -11 8 0.8 24 32 3.1 .505 .505 3.7 -1.6 39 $265,000 3D/2
2000 ★ 26 KCR AL 159 717 33 -3 1 -5 -11 15 1.5 26 41 3.9 .509 .509 4.3 -1.4 46 $2,250,000 *3D AS,MVP-11
2001 ★ 27 KCR AL 147 632 25 -1 1 8 -10 22 2.3 24 46 4.6 .515 .514 3.8 -0.2 39 $5,000,000 3D AS,MVP-21
2002 ★ 28 KCR AL 126 545 34 1 -1 5 -8 31 3.1 20 52 5.0 .524 .519 4.5 -0.2 46 $8,000,000 3D AS,MVP-20
2003 ★ 29 KCR AL 108 463 15 -0 -2 -1 -9 4 0.4 17 21 2.0 .503 .502 2.1 -0.9 22 $11,000,000 D3 AS
2004 30 KCR AL 106 452 10 -2 -1 -4 -8 -4 -0.3 17 13 1.3 .496 .498 1.6 -1.0 17 $11,000,000 3D
2005 ★ 31 KCR AL 122 514 15 2 -2 -5 -10 -1 -0.0 19 18 1.8 .499 .500 2.3 -1.5 23 $11,000,000 D3 AS
2006 32 KCR AL 60 252 -1 -1 -0 0 -6 -7 -0.7 9 2 0.2 .488 .495 0.2 -0.5 2 $11,000,000 D
2007 33 KCR AL 74 289 -5 1 -2 0 -7 -12 -1.1 11 -1 -0.1 .484 .493 -0.1 -0.6 -1 $11,000,000 D/3
2008 34 OAK AL 42 136 1 -0 -0 2 -3 -0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .499 .500 0.3 -0.0 3 $500,000 D3
2009 35 SEA AL 74 266 2 -0 -0 -2 -6 -6 -0.6 10 4 0.4 .491 .496 0.6 -0.7 6 $500,000 D/3
2010 36 SEA AL 30 110 3 0 -1 0 -2 -0 0.0 4 4 0.4 .499 .500 0.4 -0.2 4 $650,000 D/3
2010 36 PHI NL 26 58 1 0 -0 0 -1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 3
16 Seasons 1454 5848 144 -6 -12 -9 -81 35 4.2 217 252 24.7 .502 .503 25.3 -8.2 262 $72,793,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
KCR (13 yrs) 1282 5278 137 -6 -11 -9 -70 41 4.7 196 238 23.2 .503 .504 23.9 -7.1 247 $71,143,000
SEA (2 yrs) 104 376 5 -0 -1 -2 -8 -7 -0.6 14 8 0.8 .494 .497 1.0 -1.0 10 $1,150,000
PHI (1 yr) 26 58 1 0 -0 0 -1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
OAK (1 yr) 42 136 1 -0 -0 2 -3 -0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .499 .500 0.3 -0.0 3 $500,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 36 PHI NL NLDS CIN W 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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

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 (960th)

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

Batting Average s c a p y
2000 AL  .333 (7th)
2002 AL  .340 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
2002 AL  .417 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2001 AL  .542 (10th)
2002 AL  .563 (7th)
Career  .486 (161st)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2002 AL  .979 (5th)
Career  .851 (167th)

Games Played s c a p y
2000 AL  159 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
2000 AL  618 (7th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2000 AL  717 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
2000 AL  206 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
2000 AL  323 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1999 AL  44 (2nd)
2001 AL  46 (2nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2000 AL  144 (2nd)

Singles s c a p y
2000 AL  147 (3rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2002 AL  148 (6th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2000 AL  136 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2002 AL  36 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2002 AL  3.4 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2001 AL  75 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2000 AL  292 (5th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2002 AL  .748 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2000 AL  15 (1st)
Career  74 (195th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2000 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  59 (229th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2001 AL  13 (6th)
2002 AL  10 (9th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1999 AL  21 (6th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1999 AL  12.0 (3rd)
2000 AL  9.2 (8th)
2001 AL  8.7 (6th)
2002 AL  10.2 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2000 AL  43.95 (10th)
2002 AL  41.00 (9th)
Career  210.90 (212th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2002 AL  4.8 (5th)
2003 AL  3.7 (6th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2002 AL  3.2 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2000 AL  3.8 (10th)
2002 AL  3.7 (10th)
Career  19.0 (227th)

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)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 27 (877), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 48 (405), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 28 (373), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (100th), 24.7 career WAR/21.7 7yr-peak WAR/23.2 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1995 21 Kansas City Royals $109,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 22 Kansas City Royals $114,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 23 Kansas City Royals $175,000 ? 1997 postseason AP survey Includes $10,000 earned bonus
1998 24 Kansas City Royals $230,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 25 Kansas City Royals $265,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 26 Kansas City Royals $2,250,000* ?
2001 27 Kansas City Royals $5,000,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 28 Kansas City Royals $8,000,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 29 Kansas City Royals $11,000,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 30 Kansas City Royals $11,000,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 31 Kansas City Royals $11,000,000 ?
2006 32 Kansas City Royals $11,000,000 ?
2007 33 Kansas City Royals $11,000,000 ?
2008 34 Oakland Athletics $500,000 ?
2009 35 Seattle Mariners $500,000 ?
2010 36 Seattle Mariners $650,000 13.066
Career to date (may be incomplete)$72,793,000
Disputed Salaries
*2000 - $2,450,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $200,000 earned bonus
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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