20 - Chris Sweeney
Chris Sweeney
Born: 07/10/1987
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: McCordsville, Ind.
High School: Park Tudor School
Position: 1B
2009: Appeared in 24 games, including 23 starts...Made five starts at first base, one in right field and 17 at designated hitter...Batted .237 with two home runs and 13 runs batted in...Had five multi-hit games and two multiple-RBI games...Had two hits and drove in a pair of runs in the win at Maryland-Baltimore County on March 9...Went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run on March 10 at Davidson...Homered in his third game back from injury at Princeton on March 28.

2008: Emerged as the team's starting first baseman late in the season, playing in 34 games and starting 25...Went 2-for-2 with a double at South Carolina on March 12...Belted a two-run single at Presbyterian on March 20...Went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader with Fairfield on April 16, an 8-2 Bulldogs victory...Scored the game-winning run in the top of eighth inning at Dartmouth on April 19, reaching on an error, then scoring on a home run by Andrew Moore...Belted first career home run at Hartford on April 23, part of a 2-for-3 day where he had three RBIs.

2007: Played in eight games, making four starts at DH and four pinch-hitting appearances...Hit .267 (4-for-15) for the season...Tallied first collegiate hit vs. Illinois on March 18...Made first career start against Fairfield on April 18, going 1-for-3...Went 2-for-3 in game two vs. Dartmouth on April 22.

Before Yale: Posted double-digit home runs in final two high school seasons.

Stuper Says: "Chris' first two years have been plagued by injury, but he is 100% now and determined to have a big year. He came back in great shape and had a good fall. I expect him to hit in the middle of our lineup."

Getting to Know Chris

Parents' Names: Terry and Becky Sweeney
Major: Economics
Favorite MLB Team: Cleveland Indians
Favorite MLB Player: Ken Griffey, Jr.
Favorite Quote: "You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be." - Lou Holtz
One word to describe yourself as a person: Loyal
One word to describe yourself as a player: Determined
Why Yale?: The great mix of academics, athletics, and community

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2007....  .267   8-4     15    0    4   0   0   0    0    4  .267   2   0   3   0  .353   0   2   1-2      0   0   0  .000
2008....  .253  34-25    91    8   23   3   0   1   10   29  .319   5   4  12   2  .317   1   1   3-4    144   8   6  .962
2009....  .238  24-23    80   10   19   2   0   2   13   27  .338   5   4  10   0  .315   0   3   3-3     38   4   1  .977
TOTAL...  .247  66-52   186   18   46   5   0   3   23   60  .323  12   8  25   2  .319   1   6   7-9    182  12   7  .965