Jake Sweeney

JAKE SWEENEY, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 14, 2000
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 240
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 36th Round, 1084th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: Pensacola (FL) State College (JC)
Agent:

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Sweeney is a big southpaw, who originally committed to Arkansas, but instead went the JUCO route. Still just 18 years old on draft day in 2019, he made ten starts at Pensacola State and posted an 8.13 ERA in 31 innings, with 46 walks and 42 strikeouts. He was throwing low-90s out of high school, although he was only in the upper-80s in the GCL.  He also throws a change and curve.  At his age with a 6’7″ frame, there could be more in the tank, but his mechanics need work.

2019
R:  0-2-0, 3.45 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 15.2 IP, 8.6 BB/9, 6.9 K/9

Sweeney pitched in relief in the GCL.  Opponents batted only .148 against him, but he had control problems and didn’t get many strikeouts.

Sweeney won’t turn 20 until about the time the short season leagues start play in 2020.  If he can make progress on his delivery, he has some potential.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2022
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 36th round, 1084th overall pick; signed on June 13.