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Portrait of Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney 3B

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
Birth Date4-4-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

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

Advanced

'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
2006 ANG Rk 44 202 .349 .274 .371 .399 .281 .384 100 19.7 6.1 0.4 -6.7 -2.0 21.9 1.5 21.9 1.5
2006 ORM Rk 2 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CDR A 119 485 .286 .253 .325 .375 .260 .288 93 13.9 14.7 -1.4 -14.7 -4.5 20.8 0.6 20.8 0.6
2009 PCH A+ 6 22 .246 .255 .322 .363 .253 .273 97 -0.7 1.3 -0.8 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2009 RCU A+ 58 241 .316 .275 .350 .438 .274 .325 104 14.2 7.0 -1.2 -4.2 -0.6 19.6 1.6 19.6 1.6
2009 ANG Rk 4 18 .307 .272 .356 .407 .275 .364 102 0.6 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.2 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 PCH A+ 34 140 .296 .255 .329 .383 .259 .317 92 5.2 3.8 -0.3 1.1 1.0 10.2 1.1 10.2 1.1
2010 MNT AA 46 179 .200 .264 .333 .382 .262 .275 98 -11.4 5.1 0.4 -4.2 0.3 -6.6 -1.1 -6.6 -1.1
2011 MNT AA 82 305 .198 .260 .333 .393 .254 .204 107 -20.9 9.0 -5.7 -2.0 -1.0 -17.8 -2.0 -17.8 -2.0
2012 FRD A+ 33 127 .231 .256 .325 .383 .261 .290 98 -4.1 3.8 0.1 -2.1 0.4 -1.6 -0.4 -1.6 -0.4

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
2006 ANG Rk 202 38 58 11 7 5 39 23 27 4 1 .341 .437 .576 .235 .349 21.9 -6.7 1.5
2006 ORM Rk 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CDR A 485 64 114 29 2 18 72 38 88 7 7 .260 .326 .458 .198 .286 20.8 -14.7 0.6
2009 ANG Rk 18 3 4 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .267 .389 .333 .067 .307 1.0 0.0 0.1
2009 PCH A+ 22 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 .158 .273 .211 .053 .246 0.2 0.0 0.0
2009 RCU A+ 241 39 63 17 1 9 44 26 37 2 0 .299 .379 .517 .218 .316 19.6 -4.2 1.6
2010 PCH A+ 140 20 32 9 0 6 16 16 34 0 0 .264 .348 .488 .223 .296 10.2 1.1 1.1
2010 MNT AA 179 13 32 7 0 2 25 12 52 1 0 .196 .264 .276 .080 .200 -6.6 -4.2 -1.1
2011 MNT AA 305 25 41 11 1 7 29 35 92 1 0 .154 .262 .282 .128 .198 -17.8 -2.0 -2.0
2012 FRD A+ 127 15 29 11 0 2 13 10 22 0 1 .250 .307 .397 .147 .231 -1.6 -2.1 -0.4

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-20 2010-09-07 Minors 49 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-06-08 2009-08-20 Minors 73 0 Right Hip Fracture -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Selected in the Double-A portion of the Rule 5 draft this winter, Matthew Sweeney has good raw power, but has had trouble staying healthy enough to use it.
2011 Sweeney came over from the Angels in the Scott Kazmir deal in late 2009, but he didn't leave his penchant for injuries behind. After missing all of 2008 with an ankle ailment and more than two months of 2009 to a hip injury, he had a solid showing at High-A Charlotte. Alas, he struggled in the transition to Double-A, chasing pitches outside the zone, and he didn't play after July 19 due to an elbow strain. Scouts still love Sweeney's sweet swing, his strength, and his pitch-recognition skills, but the offensive bar for his performance is about to be raised. As the owner of a sub-Hobbsonion .860 career fielding percentage at third base thanks to limited range and poor footwork, he'll likely shift to first base in 2011; it's just as well, because he's not going to replace the Rays' current hot cornerman in this lifetime.
2010 Drafted by the Angels in the eighth round in 2006, Sweeney demonstrated plus raw power during his first two pro seasons, but lost all of 2008 to an ankle injury, and missed over two months of 2009 with hip woes. He did hit well prior to getting hurt, demonstrating a fair bit of pop as well as improved plate discipline. Acquired in the Scott Kazmir deal, he's likely bound for first base given a Hobsonian .860 career fielding percentage and lack of range and speed, not to mention the imposing presence of Evan Longoria. That raises the offensive bar, of course, but those in the know like his swing and his approach enough to believe he's got he potential to reach it.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeJ.P. Breen2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeJordan Gorosh2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeCraig Goldstein2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeR.J. Anderson2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeSam Miller2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradePaul Sporer2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price TradeJeff Quinton2014-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Third Base ProspectsNate Silver2008-05-08


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