Ryan Sweeney

HS Grad 2003
Age 33 and 7 mos
Age on 2003 Draft 18 and 3 mos
Position(s) OF  LHP
Ht/Wt 6-4, 205 lb
School  Xavier
Hometown  Cedar Rapids, IA USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
White Sox Sep 01, 2006
MLB Draft 
Round 2 by White Sox in 2003
National Rank - Class of 2003
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2003
Position - OF
IA State Rank - Class of 2003
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2003
Position - OF

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
San Diego State

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2003 Spring Showcase   Apr 26, 2003
PG Grade: 10
Sweeney is a top Draft prospect that we see a lot of. We are never surprised by his performance since he has been competing with Older players and prospects for nearly 5 years now. He has been elevating his game steadily over the past 10-12 months so we were aware that his game would be in peak form at the time of the Midwest event. He still exceeded some expectations by running the fastest time in the 60 registering a 6.53 on the laser, the best time we have ever seen him run. He took the field and threw either 91 or 92 on every outfield throw with plus carry to the base showing easy and smooth actions throughout. His first swing in BP hit the fence and several others did the same or went over. His body is a plus Major League build at 6 foot 5 and 205 pounds with lots of room build on and his athleticism is also in the plus range. At the plate his power is not the only thing Sweeney has to offer. His strike-zone awareness is one of the best we have seen from a High School player in the past couple years. In the games, he hit everything thrown at him and hard, many for extra bases. On 2 triples, he showed good home to third speed and played for keeps all day long. He showed in a class of his own and is a potential 1st round draft pick for the 2003 Draft this year.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
80.49% Rank
best 95  avg 86
 (2003 class in 2003)

best 96  avg 84
 (2003 class)
60 6.53 sec
98.31% Rank
best 6.49  avg 7.31
 (2003 class in 2003)

best 6.35  avg 7.32
 (2003 class)
OF 92 mph
91.67% Rank
best 93  avg 85
 (2003 class in 2003)

best 96  avg 83
 (2003 class)
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