Ryan Sweeney #6 - OF

Chicago Cubs

  • Age: 29
  • DOB: 1985/02/20
  • POB: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Height: 6-4 Weight: 225lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Chicago WS in 2003 (2nd round).
  • Current Status: Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL, 15-day DL
Year to date772072252903201533001.251.304.338.642
On Pace1012722968120426204300-.251.304.338.642

Scouting Report

AssetsAthletic, with a fluid left-handed swing that drives the ball to all fields for doubles. Patient at the plate and makes good contact. Has a strong arm and good defensive instincts for any outfield position.
FlawsDoesn't always take advantage of his above-average athletic tools. Lacks consistency. His home run power seems to still be in the developmental stage.
Career potentialAthletic outfielder.

Honours and Awards

2004Carolina League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/08/27Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL.
2014/06/13Missed 37 games (right hamstring injury).
2014/05/03Right hamstring injury, 15-day DL.
2013/10/08Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a two-year contract extension.
2013/09/01Missed 56 games (fractured ribs).
2013/06/30Fractured ribs, 60-day DL.
2013/05/06Contract purchased from Iowa (AAA).
2013/04/02Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2013/03/30Released by the Boston Red Sox.
2013/01/25Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2012/11/30Boston Red Sox declined to tender a contract.
2012/11/02Missed the last 59 regular season games (broken finger).
2012/08/10Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (broken finger).
2012/07/31Fractured left hand, 15-day DL.
2012/07/07Missed 18 games (toe injury).
2012/06/17Toe injury, 15-day DL.
2012/05/28Missed 7 games (concussion).
2012/05/22Concussion, 7-day DL (retroactive to May 20th, 2012).
2012/05/20Head injury, day-to-day.
2012/01/13Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2011/12/28Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2011/09/29Missed the last 13 regular season games (hamstring).
2011/09/15Hamstring, day-to-day.
2011/04/19Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2011/04/17Hamstring, day-to-day.
2010/12/03Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2010/11/06Missed the last 73 regular season games (right knee injury).
2010/07/30Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right knee injury).
2010/07/19Right knee injury, early September (retroactive to July 12th, 2010).
2010/07/16Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/30Missed 1 game (knee injury).
2010/06/29Knee injury, day-to-day.
2010/05/15Missed 2 games (illness).
2010/05/13Illness, day-to-day.
2010/05/02Missed 1 game (knee injury).
2010/05/01Knee injury, day-to-day.
2010/03/08Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2009/06/18Missed 14 games (left knee injury).
2009/06/08Left knee injury, early September (retroactive to June 3rd, 2009).
2009/06/04Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2009/02/21Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2008/08/28Missed 15 games (thumb injury).
2008/08/13Thumb injury, early September (retroactive to August 13th, 2008).
2008/07/18Missed 3 games (finger injury).
2008/07/11Finger injury, day-to-day.
2008/06/30Missed 1 game (sprained ankle).
2008/06/29Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2008/06/13Missed 13 games (toe injury).
2008/05/30Toe injury, 15-day DL.
2008/04/16Missed 3 games (quadriceps injury).
2008/04/13Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2008/02/28Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2008/01/03Acquired from the Chicago White Sox.
2007/05/20Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).
2007/04/29Recalled from Charlotte (AAA).
2007/03/21Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).
2007/02/27Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2006/09/01Contract purchased from Charlotte (AAA).
2006/03/27Assigned by the Chicago White Sox to their minor league camp.
2005/03/21Assigned by the Chicago White Sox to their minor league camp.
2005/01/21Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2003/07/11Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.


2013/04/02Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2011/12/28Boston Red Sox traded Raul Alcantara, Miles Head and Josh Reddick to the Oakland Athletics for Ryan Sweeney and Andrew Bailey.
2008/01/03Oakland Athletics traded Nick Swisher to the Chicago White Sox for Gio Gonzalez, Fautino De Los Santos and Ryan Sweeney.
2003/06/03Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round (52th overall) in 2003.

Career Stats

2014Chicago CubsNL772072252903201533001.251.304.338.642
2013Chicago CubsNL7019219511326191731101.266.324.448.772
2013Kane CountyA1401000000000.
2013AZL CubsR41444200231000.286.412.429.841
2008AZL AthleticsR1300000020000.000.400.000.400
2007Chicago WSAL154559301545010.200.265.333.598
2006Chicago WSAL183518000507000.
2003Great FallsR1034012200423021.353.389.412.801


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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