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Jake Sweaney

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Jake Sweaney
Name: Jacob Fisher Sweaney
Born: Nov 17, 1994 in Bakersfield, CA
High School: Garces Memorial HS, Bakersfield, Calif.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  AB AVG OBP SLG HR
Career 134 .216 .303 .261 0
Drafted in the 4th round (121st overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 (signed for $400,000)
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Sweaney is a standout athlete who caught 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver last fall and grabbed six interceptions as a defensive back. He caught scouts' attention at the Southern California Invitational in February, then tied the Central Section record by reeling off a 34-game hitting streak. Sweaney is a work in progress behind the plate, where his set-up is narrow and stiff and his blocking needs work. When his throwing is in sync, he shows above-average arm strength, but it is inconsistent. If he can't stick behind the plate, Sweaney is athletic enough to play the outfield, and he is an average runner. He generates good righthanded bat speed and has a short, compact swing, and if he can improve his plate discipline he could be an average hitter. As he matures, he could also grow into average power potential. Sweaney comes with risk, but his upside could persuade a club to draft him as high as the third round and buy him out of a commitment to Oregon.
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