Ryan Sweeney

Ryan Joseph Sweeney (twitter: @RyanSweeney12)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: February 20, 1985 in Cedar Rapids, IA
High School: Xavier HS (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed July 12, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 2006 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Cubs/RedSox/WhiteSox 2006-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$3.5M (14-15) & 16 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.028, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Larry Reynolds [*]
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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 Awards
2006 CHW AL 21 OF 15 6 4 75.0 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 1 -2 11 -32 2.76 1.53 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 CHW AL 21 CF 7 3 2 35.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -24 -69 2.06 1.14 .989 2.65 2.61
2006 CHW AL 21 LF 6 0 0 12.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -80 0 1.50 0.33 .985 2.03 2.03
2006 CHW AL 21 RF 6 3 2 28.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2 0 94 0 4.18 2.17 .984 2.19 2.17
2006 CHW AL 21 DH 1 0
2007 CHW AL 22 OF 14 13 13 118.2 26 25 1 0 1 1.000 -0 0 -4 0 1.97 1.86 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 CHW AL 22 LF 11 10 10 92.2 20 19 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -1 -4 -13 1.94 1.82 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 CHW AL 22 CF 3 3 3 26.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -5 46 2.08 2.00 .988 2.70 2.67
2008 OAK AL 23 OF 110 102 62 892.1 250 243 6 1 0 .996 4 2 6 2 2.51 2.26 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 OAK AL 23 RF 75 54 40 486.2 143 136 6 1 0 .993 11 8 26 20 2.63 1.89 .985 2.15 2.13
2008 OAK AL 23 CF 51 46 20 362.2 95 95 0 0 0 1.000 -5 -4 -17 -13 2.36 1.86 .989 2.71 2.69
2008 OAK AL 23 LF 13 2 2 43.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -33 -53 2.51 0.92 .984 2.05 2.03
2008 OAK AL 23 DH 2 0
2009 OAK AL 24 OF 132 121 96 1096.2 333 319 11 3 2 .991 3 9 3 9 2.71 2.50 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 OAK AL 24 RF 85 63 56 600.0 172 165 5 2 2 .988 5 8 10 16 2.55 2.00 .982 2.13 2.10
2009 OAK AL 24 CF 57 53 37 452.2 151 146 4 1 0 .993 -2 0 -7 0 2.98 2.63 .992 2.73 2.70
2009 OAK AL 24 LF 7 5 3 44.0 10 8 2 0 0 1.000 0 1 8 27 2.05 1.43 .987 2.13 2.09
2010 OAK AL 25 OF 81 77 69 667.1 153 149 4 0 1 1.000 4 0 8 0 2.06 1.89 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 OAK AL 25 RF 80 76 68 659.1 151 147 4 0 1 1.000 3 0 5 0 2.06 1.89 .984 2.10 2.08
2010 OAK AL 25 CF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 75 0 2.25 2.00 .990 2.70 2.70
2011 OAK AL 26 OF 92 65 52 618.0 153 150 3 0 0 1.000 3 -4 6 -7 2.23 1.66 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 OAK AL 26 LF 41 24 19 219.0 42 41 1 0 0 1.000 3 5 19 27 1.73 1.02 .982 2.13 2.11
2011 OAK AL 26 CF 34 26 21 245.2 75 75 0 0 0 1.000 3 -5 17 -24 2.75 2.21 .990 2.61 2.59
2011 OAK AL 26 RF 23 15 12 153.1 36 34 2 0 0 1.000 -4 -4 -28 -31 2.11 1.57 .986 2.09 2.07
2011 OAK AL 26 DH 2 0
2012 BOS AL 27 OF 61 50 35 467.1 116 111 3 2 2 .983 9 5 24 12 2.20 1.87 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 BOS AL 27 RF 49 35 27 341.1 84 80 2 2 2 .976 5 4 17 14 2.16 1.67 .984 1.99 1.98
2012 BOS AL 27 CF 19 15 8 126.0 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 4 1 42 10 2.29 1.68 .989 2.58 2.56
2013 CHC NL 28 OF 57 47 45 428.2 142 140 1 1 0 .993 -4 -11 2.96 2.47 .986 2.13 2.13
2013 CHC NL 28 CF 45 41 39 365.1 122 121 0 1 0 .992 6 -2 18 -7 2.98 2.69 .987 2.49 2.49
2013 CHC NL 28 LF 10 5 5 48.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -2 -10 -50 3.00 1.60 .984 1.84 1.82
2013 CHC NL 28 RF 4 1 1 15.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 63 0 2.35 1.00 .985 2.05 2.08
2014 CHC NL 29 OF 10 8 5 77.1 16 15 0 1 0 .938 -1 -15 1.75 1.50 .984 2.08 2.07
2014 CHC NL 29 CF 7 6 5 60.1 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -1 -22 1.79 1.71 .976 2.48 2.46
2014 CHC NL 29 LF 3 2 0 14.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.88 1.00 .990 1.76 1.77
2014 CHC NL 29 RF 1 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
9 Seasons OF 572 489 381 4441.1 1212 1175 29 8 6 .993 24 5 6 1 2.44 2.10 .986 2.27 2.25
8 Seasons RF 323 247 206 2286.2 603 579 19 5 5 .992 23 16 12 8 2.35 1.85 .984 2.10 2.08
9 Seasons CF 224 194 136 1681.2 504 496 5 3 0 .994 5 -12 4 -8 2.68 2.24 .989 2.63 2.62
7 Seasons LF 91 48 39 473.0 105 100 5 0 1 1.000 1 1 3 2 2.00 1.15 .984 2.07 2.05
9 Seasons TOT 572 489 381 4441.1 1212 1175 29 8 6 .993 24 5 6 1 2.44 2.10 .986 2.27 2.25
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 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
2006 CHW AL 21 CF -1 -24 -1 -1 0 0 -2 -69 -2 0
2006 CHW AL 21 LF -1 -80 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 CHW AL 21 RF 2 94 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2007 CHW AL 22 LF -0 -4 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -13 -1 0
2007 CHW AL 22 CF -0 -5 -0 -0 0 0 1 46 1 0
2008 OAK AL 23 RF 11 26 7 6 1 4 8 20 3 4
2008 OAK AL 23 CF -5 -17 -4 -1 -3 -1 -4 -13 -1 -2
2008 OAK AL 23 LF -1 -33 -1 0 -1 0 -2 -53 -1 -1
2009 OAK AL 24 RF 5 10 4 2 2 1 8 16 6 2
2009 OAK AL 24 CF -2 -7 -4 -2 -1 1 0 0 0 -2
2009 OAK AL 24 LF 0 8 -1 -1 -0 1 1 27 0 1
2010 OAK AL 25 RF 3 5 4 -0 4 -1 0 0 0 -1
2010 OAK AL 25 CF 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 OAK AL 26 LF 3 19 3 2 1 0 5 27 5 0
2011 OAK AL 26 CF 3 17 2 4 -2 1 -5 -24 -4 -1
2011 OAK AL 26 RF -4 -28 -4 1 -4 0 -4 -31 -6 1
2012 BOS AL 27 RF 5 17 5 0 5 0 4 14 3 0
2012 BOS AL 27 CF 4 42 3 2 1 1 1 10 0 1
2013 CHC NL 28 CF 6 18 4 2 2 2 -2 -7 -4 1
2013 CHC NL 28 LF -0 -10 -0 -1 1 0 -2 -50 -2 0
2013 CHC NL 28 RF 1 63 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CHC NL 29 CF -1 -22 -1 0
2014 CHC NL 29 LF 0 0 0 0
2014 CHC NL 29 RF 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons RF 23 12 19 9 9 4 16 8 6 6
9 Seasons CF 5 4 1 3 -2 4 -12 -8 -11 -3
7 Seasons LF 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0
9 Seasons TOT 24 6 16 12 4 8 5 1 -4 3
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
2006 CHW AL 21 18 6 18 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 6 19 1 3 1
2007 CHW AL 22 15 13 15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 0 14 0 2 0
2008 OAK AL 23 115 102 115 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 51 75 139 2 6 3
2009 OAK AL 24 134 121 134 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 57 85 149 0 4 0
2010 OAK AL 25 82 77 82 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 80 81 0 4 0
2011 OAK AL 26 108 65 108 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 34 23 98 2 21 7
2012 BOS AL 27 63 50 63 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 49 68 0 6 0
2013 CHC NL 28 70 47 70 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 45 4 57 0 17 0
2014 CHC NL 29 13 8 13 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 10 0 5 0
9 Seasons 618 489 618 572 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 224 323 635 5 68 11
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 -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2006 CHW AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 112 61% 71% 43% 17 76%
2008 OAK AL 23 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 1 1 4 25 17 0 13 5 3 18 12 1 8 4 0 11 6 0 75 44 58.7% 27 4 5.3% 2 2127 60% 74% 43% 248 57%
2009 OAK AL 24 2 0 1 1 1 5 1 0 1 3 31 18 0 23 11 2 10 2 0 13 6 1 17 9 0 94 46 48.9% 44 3 3.2% 2 2592 59% 77% 40% 301 56%
2010 OAK AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 21 11 1 14 3 0 13 9 0 4 1 0 11 6 0 63 30 47.6% 32 1 1.6% 3 2782 62% 77% 40% 274 55%
2011 OAK AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 7 2 0 6 3 0 6 4 1 4 2 0 4 1 0 27 12 44.4% 14 1 3.7% 1 687 57% 76% 41% 78 46%
2012 BOS AL 27 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 19 11 0 9 3 0 9 5 0 4 0 1 13 7 1 54 26 48.1% 26 2 3.7% 0 1501 57% 74% 38% 146 55%
2013 CHC NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 60% 72% 43% 5 80%
2014 CHC NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 14 43% 86% 36% 2 0%
8 Seasons 5 0 3 2 1 19 1 3 3 10 106 62 1 67 25 5 56 32 2 33 13 2 56 29 1 318 161 50.6% 145 11 3.5% 8 9873 60% 75% 40% 1071 55%
MLB Averages 47.2% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2006 CHW AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 20.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 141 51% 72% 38% 17 47%
2007 CHW AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 99 46% 80% 42% 10 60%
2008 OAK AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 10 0 12 2 0 6 2 0 3 0 0 10 6 0 45 20 44.4% 25 0 0.0% 0 1487 60% 75% 40% 179 53%
2009 OAK AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 29 22 0 22 1 0 15 5 1 7 1 0 16 12 0 89 41 46.1% 47 1 1.1% 3 1995 63% 75% 41% 275 55%
2010 OAK AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 3 75.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 36 97% 61% 36% 4 50%
2011 OAK AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 0 10 1 1 6 3 0 1 1 0 5 2 0 32 15 46.9% 16 1 3.1% -1 1052 59% 78% 43% 145 52%
2012 BOS AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 6 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 13 9 69.2% 4 0 0.0% 1 526 49% 74% 37% 53 60%
2013 CHC NL 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 14 0 8 2 0 5 4 0 1 0 0 7 7 0 40 27 67.5% 13 0 0.0% 0 1544 58% 74% 41% 204 59%
2014 CHC NL 29 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 12 6 50.0% 6 0 0.0% 0 271 54% 75% 34% 29 41%
9 Seasons 3 0 2 1 0 5 0 3 1 1 86 65 0 60 10 1 34 15 1 15 2 0 47 32 0 242 124 51.2% 116 2 0.8% 3 7151 59% 75% 40% 916 55%
MLB Averages 44.9% 1.8% 57% 76% 39% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2006 CHW AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 3 50.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 66 61% 77% 42% 11 18%
2007 CHW AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 5 0 5 3 0 3 1 0 3 1 1 3 3 0 21 13 61.9% 7 1 4.8% 0 413 61% 75% 37% 48 40%
2008 OAK AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 9 5 55.6% 4 0 0.0% 0 196 63% 79% 46% 28 43%
2009 OAK AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 40.0% 2 1 20.0% 1 187 51% 74% 43% 18 56%
2011 OAK AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 11 6 54.5% 5 0 0.0% 1 910 56% 73% 39% 72 58%
2013 CHC NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 0 9 5 55.6% 3 1 11.1% 0 200 61% 82% 44% 25 64%
2014 CHC NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 67 49% 78% 39% 8 38%
7 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 1 18 13 1 15 6 0 11 4 1 8 1 1 13 13 0 65 37 56.9% 25 3 4.6% 2 2039 57% 75% 40% 210 50%
MLB Averages 63.7% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 46%



* - 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

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  1 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  2 (5th)
2012 AL  2 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2009 AL  11 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 AL  11 (4th)
Active  23 (17th)
Career  23 (63rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2009 AL  2.55 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
Active  2.44 (23rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2008 AL  .996 (5th)
Active  .993 (6th)
Career  .993 (12th)

Youngest s c a p y
2006 AL  born 1985-02-20 (6th)

                                         

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