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Portrait of Darnell Sweeney

Darnell Sweeney 2BPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
1 98 .176 .286 .353 .239 -0.3
Birth Date2-1-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age25 years, 10 months, 7 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
-0.32015
0.02016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 PHI 24 37 98 85 9 15 4 1 3 30 13 27 0 0 0 11 0 2 .176 .286 .353 .239 0.5 -3.4 -0.3
Career3798859154133013270001102.176.286.353.2390.5-3.4-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 GRL A 51 229 .290 .255 .322 .387 .000 .344 96 7.4 6.7 3 -5.0 4.9 22.1 1.7 22.1 1.7
2012 OGD Rk 16 79 .276 .295 .365 .445 .000 .328 119 1.5 2.4 0.8 -0.0 0.5 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2013 RCU A+ 134 613 .276 .271 .340 .433 .000 .355 99 10.6 17.8 6.3 -8.0 4.7 39.4 3.2 39.4 3.2
2014 CHT AA 132 586 .292 .252 .323 .380 .000 .350 107 19.5 16.1 0.6 -9.2 3.2 39.3 3.2 39.3 3.2
2015 PHI MLB 37 98 .239 .257 .314 .403 .000 .218 99 -2 2.6 -0.3 -3.4 0.2 0.5 -0.3 0.5 -0.3
2015 OKL AAA 116 522 .277 .268 .330 .407 .000 .339 94 9.3 14.5 -0.7 -6.8 0.5 23.6 1.7 23.6 1.7
2016 LEH AAA 118 447 .234 .254 .315 .376 .251 .293 98 -12.2 12.6 0.3 -0.0 0.9 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 OGD Rk 79 12 20 1 2 0 10 9 8 10 2 .303 .380 .379 .076 .276 5.2 -0.0 0.5
2012 GRL A 229 34 58 8 4 5 23 24 41 17 4 .291 .372 .447 .156 .290 22.1 -5.0 1.7
2013 RCU A+ 613 79 152 34 16 11 77 43 151 48 20 .275 .329 .455 .179 .276 39.4 -8.0 3.2
2014 CHT AA 586 88 141 34 5 14 57 77 117 15 16 .288 .387 .463 .176 .292 39.3 -9.2 3.2
2015 OKL AAA 522 69 128 30 4 9 49 42 116 32 13 .271 .332 .409 .138 .277 23.6 -6.8 1.7
2015 PHI MLB 98 9 15 4 1 3 11 13 27 0 2 .176 .286 .353 .176 .239 0.5 -3.4 -0.3
2016 LEH AAA 447 48 93 17 5 6 35 38 100 12 11 .233 .299 .345 .113 .234 1.5 -0.0 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 382 0.4843 0.4372 0.7066 0.5838 0.2995 0.8056 0.5254 0.2934 186 0.000339
Career3820.48430.43720.70660.58380.29950.80560.52540.29341860.0003

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 LAN $
2016 PHI $
2015 PHI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 46 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Philadelphia 11/11/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from LA Dodgers 8/20/15. Contract selected by Philadelphia 8/20/15.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2012 (13-416) (Central Florida). $0.1M signing bonus.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20152.30.34.81.92.91.512.2

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .222 .323 .370 .250
11 vs R (Multi) .155 .269 .345 .233
18 Split (Multi) -.067 -.054 -.026 -.017
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.004 -.003 -.001
30 vs L (2015) .222 .323 .370 .250
31 vs R (2015) .155 .269 .345 .233
38 Split (2015) -.067 -.054 -.026 -.017
39 LgAvg (2015) -.019 -.010 -.007 -.004

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Darnell Sweeney can count himself among those who homered for their first major-league hit, right alongside the fellow he was traded for: Chase Utley.
2015 There's a negative connotation to “utility player,” but there are valuable utility players on every team in baseball. Sweeney is on his way to becoming one. Drafted as a shortstop in 2012, he wasn't able to handle the position defensively. He started playing some second base last season, and that was his position for most of 2014. He dabbled in center field and could become the rare second baseman-center fielder; in other words, the next Skip Schumaker. But no matter how hard Sweeney works, he's unlikely to ever come close to being as good as Schumaker. The 23-year-old led the Southern League in walks, which would normally be good news for a speedster, but he was just 15-for-31 in stolen base attempts. He's always been a better runner once he's underway.
2014 Sweeney has already surpassed the expectations of a 13th-round pick, but the enthusiasm triggered by his stat line should be tempered. Speed is the only plus tool, and his instincts on the bases need work. He's full of swing-and-miss, and an inflated slugging percentage was a combination of Cal League ballparks and leg triples. Double-A will give a more realistic idea of his eventual role.

BP Articles

Darnell Sweeney is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old MenBryan Grosnick2016-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cobb County for Old MenMatthew Trueblood2016-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: International LeagueChristopher Crawford2016-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Endgame TargetsBret Sayre2016-03-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPlaying Time Battles: National League EastGreg Wellemeyer2016-03-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Second-Base ProspectsBen Carsley2016-01-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Stolen Bases: A Deeper DiveGreg Wellemeyer2015-12-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Searching for Steals in a Slower EraCraig Goldstein2015-10-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Searching for Steals in a Slower EraBen Carsley2015-10-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Two Position Players Angling for 2016 RolesJ.J. Jansons2015-09-03
Expert FAAB Review: Week 21Mike Gianella2015-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Utley ConfidentialChristopher Crawford2015-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Utley ConfidentialR.J. Anderson2015-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Utley ConfidentialWilson Karaman2015-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 28, 2015Brendan Gawlowski2015-05-29
Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League: March 24, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-03-24
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2015-01-08
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-08
Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 22ndJeff Moore2014-10-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: ShortstopsCraig Goldstein2013-09-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these "fringe" prospects can you see playing beyond this label and their division 2 projections and being above average regulars some day? Mac Williamson, Preston Tucker, Darnell Sweeney, Tony Kemp, Devon Travis?
(GI JIM from Uranus)
Do you remember the seen in 30 rock when Kenneth is Tracey's work wife and he gives him the plan for the day and then Tracey says "I'M NOT DOING ANY OF THAT!" ?

That's how I feel about the names you just mentioned. Sweeney and Kemp the best of the bunch though. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Hanley now going to Boston does that open up a spot for either Alex Guerrero or Darnell Sweeney to move into second base with Dee moving to short?
(Hank Scorpio from Springfield)
The Dodgers could go a lot of different ways, including a short-term bridge to Seager with Gordon staying put. In any event, Guerrero and Sweeney could both impact the Dodgers in a reserve capacity, and each has a chance to be an adequate contributor at the keystone if that's the direction LA elects to pursue. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)


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