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, 60-day DL, 60-day DL
Year to date772072252903201533001.251.304.338.642
On Pace882372559100323173800-.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

2014/09/03Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left hamstring injury).
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
2014Kane CountyA250000001100-.
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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