Darnell Sweeney

#9 DARNELL SWEENEY – IF/OF
Height: 6-0 Weight: 205
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Born: Hollywood, Florida
Resides: Miramar, Florida
High School: American Senior (Hialeah, Florida)
College: University of Central Florida (Orlando, Florida – “Knights”)
Draft: 13th – LAD – 2012…41st – FLA – 2009
Born: 2/1/91 Opening Night Age: 29
Classification: VETERAN

Career Highlights: Ninth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…acquired by the Goldeyes from the Kansas City T-Bones on 6/16/20 in the American Association dispersal draft (Round 1, Pick 3)…reached the Major Leagues in 2015 with the Philadelphia Phillies, and again in 2018 with the Toronto Blue Jays…career .263 average with 77 home runs and 370 RBI in 881 games played…481 career runs scored with 182 doubles, 46 triples, 166 stolen bases, and 351 walks…career .420 slugging percentage…has averaged 89 runs scored, 34 doubles, nine triples, 15 home runs, 69 RBI, 31 stolen bases, and 65 walks per 162 games as a professional…has helped a team reach the postseason in six of first eight years as a professional…hit for the cycle on 5/7/13 while playing for the High-A California League’s Rancho Cucamonga Quakes…drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th round in 2012…also drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 41st round in 2009…played three seasons of college baseball at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida from 2010-12…hit a combined .301 for the Knights with 144 runs scored, six home runs, 118 RBI, and 49 stolen bases in 178 collegiate games…majored in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication…assigned by the Dodgers to the Arizona Fall League’s Glendale Desert Dogs in 2014, hitting .316 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 19 games…voted to the Arizona Fall League’s All-Prospect Team…played for the Cape Cod League’s Harwich Mariners in 2011…has been traded for a Major League player twice during career…traded from the Philadelphia Phillies along with John Richy to the Los Angeles Dodgers on 8/20/15 in exchange for Chase Utley…traded from the Phillies along with Darin Ruf to the Dodgers on 11/10/16 in exchange for Howie Kendrick…played at American Senior High School in Hialeah, Florida where he represented Team USA in the Goodwill Games in Japan…full name is Darnell Thomas Sweeney

2019
Indianapolis (International/AAA/Pittsburgh): Hit .225 with two home runs and 13 RBI for the Indians in 30 games…scored 10 runs with four doubles, one triple, two stolen bases, and five walks…had five multi-hit games…made relief pitching appearance on 7/15 vs. Syracuse, working 0.1 scoreless innings, and striking out former Major Leaguer Danny Espinosa…pitched two relief innings on 8/19 at Toledo, allowing one earned run, and striking out former Major Leaguer Pete Kozma

Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): Appeared in 15 games for the Curve, going 10-for-51 (.196) with two home runs and five RBI…scored five runs with three doubles and four walks…had two multi-hit games

Kansas City (American Association/Ind.): Hit .288 with four home runs and nine RBI for the T-Bones in 23 games…15 runs scored with eight doubles, six stolen bases, and 17 walks…hit safely in 15 of 23 games…had eight multi-hit games…2-for-3 with two runs, a home run, and two RBI on 5/27 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…helped T-Bones reach the American Association playoffs…had contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates on 6/12

2018
Toronto (American/MLB): Appeared in two games for the Blue Jays, going 0-for-2 with two walks

Buffalo (International/AAA/Toronto): Hit .236 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI for the Bisons in 88 games…scored 47 runs with 13 doubles, four triples, six stolen bases, and 31 walks…had a .411 slugging percentage…tied for 10th in the International League in triples…hit safely in 47 of 88 games…had 19 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games…2-for-3 with two runs, a home run, and two RBI on 4/11 at Pawtucket…had three RBI while going 2-for-3 with a run and a double on 5/6 vs. Syracuse…made professional pitching debut on 5/24 vs. Syracuse, striking out one in 1.0 shutout relief inning…had three RBI while going 3-for-5 with two runs and a home run on 6/11 at Lehigh Valley…had three RBI while going 2-for-3 with a run, a double, and a home run on 6/15 vs. Rochester…3-for-5 with two runs, a home run, and two RBI on 7/13 at Lehigh Valley…3-for-5 with two runs, a home run, and two RBI on 8/14 at Charlotte

2017
Louisville (International/AAA/Cincinnati): Hit .281 with seven home runs and 29 RBI for the Bats in 81 games…scored 48 runs with 18 doubles, three triples, 11 stolen bases, and 35 walks…had a .355 on-base percentage and a .420 slugging percentage…hit safely in 62 of 81 games…had 24 multi-hit games, including five 3-hit games…3-for-5 with a run and a triple on 6/13 at Charlotte…had 9-game hitting streak from 6/19-6/28 (10-for-35, .286)…scored a run in five consecutive games from 6/21-6/25 (five total runs)…3-for-5 with a run and a double on 7/3 at Indianapolis…3-for-4 with two runs on 7/4 vs. Toledo…had 8-game hitting streak from 8/4-8/12 (10-for-35, .286)

Oklahoma City (Pacific Coast/AAA/Los Angeles Dodgers): Hit .227 with four home runs and 15 RBI for the Dodgers in 38 games…17 runs scored with eight doubles, one triple, seven stolen bases, and 11 walks…hit safely in 22 of 38 games…had four multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game…3-for-4 with two runs, a home run, and an RBI on 4/19 vs. Nashville…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run and a double on 5/14 vs. Fresno…traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds on 5/28 in exchange for future considerations

2016
Lehigh Valley (International/AAA/Philadelphia): Hit .233 with six home runs and 35 RBI for the IronPigs in 118 games…scored 48 runs with 17 doubles, five triples, 12 stolen bases, and 38 walks…tied for 10th in the International League in triples…hit safely in 63 of 118 games…had 24 multi-hit games, including six 3-hit games…2-for-3 with two runs and two triples on 4/12 at Rochester…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run and a home run on 4/20 at Syracuse in the second game of a double header…3-for-4 with a run, two doubles, and an RBI on 5/13 at Toledo…3-for-3 with a triple on 6/3 at Charlotte…scored a run in six consecutive games from 7/7-7/16 (seven total runs)…3-for-4 with two runs, two doubles, and two RBI on 7/23 at Louisville…3-for-5 with two runs on 8/7 vs. Rochester…helped the IronPigs reach the International League playoffs

2015
Philadelphia (National/MLB): Hit .176 with three home runs and 11 RBI for the Phillies in 37 games…nine runs scored with four doubles, one triple, and 13 walks…made Major League debut on 8/20 at Miami, going 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter…hit pinch-hit home run for first career Major League hit on 8/22 at Miami, going 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI…drew three walks while going 0-for-1 on 8/23 at Miami…1-for-3 with a run, a home run, and two RBI on 8/29 vs. San Diego…had three RBI while going 2-for-5 with two runs and a double on 9/1 at New York Mets…1-for-3 with a run and a triple on 9/9 vs. Atlanta…2-for-3 on 10/3 vs. Miami in the second game of a double header

Oklahoma City (Pacific Coast/AAA/Los Angeles Dodgers): Hit .271 with nine home runs and 49 RBI for the Dodgers in 116 games…scored 69 runs with 30 doubles, four triples, 32 stolen bases, and 42 walks…had a .409 slugging percentage…tied for 13th in the Pacific Coast League in doubles and tied for fourth in stolen bases…Pacific Coast League All-Star…had three stolen bases while going 1-for-4 with two runs on 4/11 vs. Round Rock…had 10-game hitting streak from 5/9-5/21 (15-for-43, .349)…scored three runs while going 2-for-5 with an RBI on 5/14 at New Orleans…had 8-game hitting streak from 5/30-6/6 (15-for-35, .429)…3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI on 5/31 vs. Fresno…scored a run in five consecutive games from 6/8-6/13 (seven total runs)…had 11-game hitting streak from 6/9-6/20 (19-for-48, .396)…scored a run in five consecutive games from 6/29-7/3 (seven total runs)…scored three runs while going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, and an RBI on 7/2 at Memphis…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with a run and a home run on 7/3 at Memphis…4-for-5 with three runs, two doubles, a home run, and an RBI on 7/8 at Colorado Springs…helped the Dodgers reach the Pacific Coast League playoffs…traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Philadelphia Phillies along with John Richy in exchange for Chase Utley

2014
Chattanooga (Southern/AA/Los Angeles Dodgers): Hit .288 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI for the Lookouts in 132 games…scored 88 runs with 34 doubles, five triples, 15 stolen bases, and 77 walks…had a .387 on-base percentage and a .463 slugging percentage…ranked 12th in the Southern League in batting average, first in runs scored, tied for 10th in home runs, tied for third in on-base percentage, eighth in slugging percentage, fourth in base hits (141), tied for fourth in doubles, tied for first in walks, fifth in extra-base hits (53), second in total bases (227), and tied for 13th in stolen bases…Southern League All-Star…MiLB Los Angeles Dodgers’ Organizational All-Star…hit safely in 92 of 132 games…had 35 multi-hit games, including 10 3-hit games and two 4-hit games…had 13-game hitting streak from 4/20-5/3 (20-for-50, .400)…scored three runs while going 1-for-3 with a double on 4/20 at Jackson…4-for-7 with two runs and two doubles on 4/21 at Jackson…had an RBI in five consecutive games from 5/19-5/24 (eight total RBI)…had 12-game hitting streak from 5/22-6/2 (23-for-49, .469)…scored a run in five consecutive games from 5/22-5/26 (10 total runs)…3-for-4 with four runs, two doubles, a home run, and four RBI on 5/22 vs. Mississippi…scored three runs while going 2-for-4 with a double on 5/26 at Birmingham…had 13-game hitting streak from 6/11-6/27 (22-for-57, .386)…scored a run in six consecutive games from 6/12-6/21 (seven total runs)…hit two home runs while going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI on 6/13 at Huntsville…4-for-5 with three runs, two doubles, two home runs, and four RBI on 6/29 vs. Birmingham…had four RBI while going 2-for-6 with a run and a home run on 8/19 at Birmingham…had 7-game hitting streak from 8/23-8/31 (11-for-25, .440)…scored three runs while going 3-for-5 on 8/23 at Jackson…helped Lookouts reach the Southern League Championship Series

2013
Rancho Cucamonga (California/A+/Los Angeles Dodgers): Hit .275 with 11 home runs and 77 RBI in 134 games for the Quakes…scored 79 runs with 34 doubles, 16 triples, 48 stolen bases, and 43 walks…had a .455 slugging percentage…ranked tied for fourth in the California League in base hits (152), tied for fourth in doubles, first in triples, tied for fourth in extra-base hits (61), third in stolen bases…MiLB Los Angeles Dodgers’ Organizational All-Star…hit safely in 98 of 134 games…had 45 multi-hit games, including seven 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…had three stolen bases while going 2-for-4 with two runs, a home run, and an RBI on 4/17 at Lake Elsinore…had 7-game hitting streak from 5/7-5/13 (11-for-32, .344)…hit for the cycle on 5/7 vs. Inland Empire, going 4-for-5 with three runs, a double, a triple, a home run, and two RBI (accomplished the feat by the sixth inning)…had 7-game hitting streak from 5/18-5/26 (10-for-30, .333)…had five RBI while going 2-for-5 with a run and a home run on 5/25 vs. Visalia…had four RBI while going 3-for-5 with two runs, two doubles, and a home run on 6/27 vs. Lansing…had 7-game hitting streak from 6/29-7/5 (9-for-30, .300)…had three stolen bases while going 2-for-4 with a run on 7/7 at Inland Empire…3-for-5 with a run, a double, a triple, and three RBI on 7/22 at Modesto…had 9-game hitting streak from 8/15-8/24 (16-for-37, .432)…scored a run in five consecutive games from 8/17-8/22 (five total runs)…had four RBI while going 1-for-3 with a run and a triple on 8/18 vs. Lake Elsinore…helped the Quakes reach the California League playoffs

2012
Great Lakes (Midwest/A/Los Angeles Dodgers): Hit .291 with five home runs and 23 RBI for the Loons in 51 games…scored 34 runs with eight doubles, four triples, 17 stolen bases, and 24 walks…had a .372 on-base percentage and a .447 slugging percentage…hit safely in 45 of 51 games…had 16 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games and two 4-hit games…3-for-4 with a run, a double, and an RBI on 7/14 vs. Quad Cities…hit first career home run on 7/25 vs. Dayton, while going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI…3-for-3 with two runs, two home runs, and two RBI on 8/4 vs. Dayton…3-for-4 with a run and a double on 8/11 vs. Lansing…4-for-5 with three runs, two doubles, and a triple on 8/24 vs. Lansing…4-for-4 with a run and a triple on 8/29 at Dayton…scored three runs while going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on 8/30 at Dayton

Ogden (Pioneer/R/Los Angeles Dodgers): Hit .303 with 10 RBI for the Raptors in 16 games…scored 12 runs with one double, two triples, 10 stolen bases, and nine walks…hit safely in 11 of 16 games…had five multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games and one 4-hit games…made professional debut and picked up first career base hits on 6/18 vs. Grand Junction, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases…4-for-5 with a run, a triple, and an RBI on 6/19 vs. Grand Junction…3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI on 6/26 vs. Idaho Falls…3-for-5 on 6/30 at Idaho Falls…drew four walks and scored three runs while going 1-for-1 on 7/5 vs. Orem…helped Raptors reach the Pioneer League Championship Series

Rick Forney on Darnell Sweeney: I really enjoyed watching Darnell play last year. He heated up pretty good against us right before he got signed by the Pirates. He’s the type of guy you need in this situation, who can play multiple positions and play them well. He can hit in multiple spots in the lineup. He’s a fantastic player, and I’m glad we got him.