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Jeff SparksTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1995-2005 MLB Years: 1999-2000
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PositionsP-290Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Jeffrey Sparks
Height6-3Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 4,1972 [46.048]PlaceHouston,Texas
High SchoolWaller (Waller,TX)
CollegeSt. Mary's University (San Antonio,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 24th round (671st overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 12,1999 [27.161]
OrganizationsCIN [3] TBA [2] PIT [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID18281Retrosheet IDsparj001MLBAM ID237163
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts95Walks23Hittable87SO/BB58vsPower87Hitting0Durability59Team.514Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1995Princeton RedsAppRkcin-Rel23203.2316214007239.0321914227492101.517.380.466.2311.311.811.000-
1996Charleston (Wv) AlleyCatsSALAcin-Rel24274.74463430014089.07951474469410101.407.960.404.639.472.04.222-
1996Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-Rel24004.5030300002.05111120003.0022.504.504.509.002.00--
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0274.73493460014091.08452485479610101.438.280.494.639.462.04.222-
1997Winnipeg GoldeyesNorthernInd-Rel25114.15707004013.01186010202001.627.62--6.9213.852.00.500-
1997Burlington BeesMidwAcin-S/R25255.7222913005061.0614939739726101.638.951.035.7210.571.85.286-
1998Winnipeg GoldeyesNorthernInd-R/CL26213.123803800361749.0302117542854001.475.510.927.7115.612.02.667-
1999Durham BullsILAAAtba-Rel27303.3818018005024.016119214313001.256.000.755.2511.632.211.000-
1999Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-Rel27533.8334034004049.0372521423697001.226.750.734.2012.593.00.625-
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0833.6852052009073.053363063710010001.236.500.744.5412.272.70.727-
1999Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba62Rel27005.40808002110.0666112171011.805.400.9010.8015.301.42-4.93
2000St. Petersburg Devil RaysFSLA+tba-Rel28143.2113112006328.091310026333001.252.89--8.3610.611.27.200-
2000Orlando RaysSouAAtba-ST28026.75330000010.2913821184001.877.591.699.286.750.73.000-
2000Durham BullsILAAAtba-Rel280114.21918002012.2112120223172002.687.821.4216.3412.080.74.000-
2000Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0176.6625520008350.0294738460589001.735.080.7010.5210.170.97.125-
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba62Rel28013.5415015004020.01388218243021.525.750.897.9710.621.33.0005.00
2001Albany AlligatorsAllAmerInd-ST29822.0014131000085.26223193271366001.046.510.322.8414.295.04.800-
2003Bangor LumberjacksNeastInd-25Rel31411.23173140010536.22555116500101.126.140.253.9312.273.13.800-
2004nullInd--ST32006.55330000011.01298210131002.009.821.648.1810.641.30--
2004Nashua PrideAtlInd-24R/CL32542.704504500311053.0422116322691101.207.090.513.7111.643.14.556-
2005Nashua PrideAtlInd--Rel33128.3613112001014.0191513218132102.6412.211.2911.578.360.72.333-
2005Yucatan LeonesMexAAA--Rel33006.7530300102.22220440002.256.75--13.5013.501.00--
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter014.1523023006130.0191414330414031.625.640.898.9012.161.37.0001.85
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter15224.821671914800445316.02612051712421437937301.497.360.686.0410.691.77.405-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter845.28641630012087.266595286412112001.476.700.816.5012.281.89.667-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter026.39633000012.214149312104002.059.952.138.537.110.83.000-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter143.2113112006328.091310026333001.252.89--8.3610.611.27.200-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4125.1468125600190150.214010086118516616201.498.360.665.089.921.95.250-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter203.2316214007239.0321914227492101.517.380.466.2311.311.811.000-
Ind Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter21112.8813720117008232261.2201102841614538616301.326.890.554.9713.232.66.656-
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter014.1523023006130.0191414330414031.625.640.898.9012.161.37.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings074.15167016700447220.013810210222218297290221.625.640.898.9012.161.37.0001.85
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10154.821151310200303220.01801411181714826126201.497.360.686.0410.691.77.400-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-p27343000000000101000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter343000000000101000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter343000000000101000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16214000000000505000.000.000.000.0000019.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1995Princeton Reds AppRkcin23P16--21--331.0000.19------16100.025.4
1996Charleston (Wv) AlleyCats SALAcin24P46--5123-2017.8500.37------46100.032.4
1997Winnipeg Goldeyes NorthernIndy-25P7--11--221.0000.29------7100.08.4
1997Burlington Bees MidwAcin25P22--25--771.0000.32------22100.015.7
1998Winnipeg Goldeyes NorthernIndy-26P38---3--331.0000.08------38100.044.2
1999Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit27P34--34--771.0000.21------34100.024.3
1999Durham Bulls ILAAAtba27P18--3---331.0000.17------18100.012.6
1999Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27P8-10-------------8100.04.9
2000St. Petersburg Devil Rays FSLA+tba28P13--22--441.0000.31------13100.09.4
2000Orlando Rays SouAAtba28P3--151176.8572.00------3100.02.2
2000Durham Bulls ILAAAtba28P9---1--111.0000.11------9100.06.3
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba28P15-201---111.0000.070.05-----15100.09.3
2004Nashua Pride AtlIndy-32P45--16--771.0000.16------45100.035.7
2004Pensacola Pelicans CentralIndy-32P3--1-1-21.5000.33------30.03.2
2005Nashua Pride AtlIndy-33P13---4--441.0000.31------13100.09.3
Ind Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P106--3141-1817.9440.16------1060.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P23-301---111.0000.040.03-----230.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P61--65--11111.0000.18------610.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3--151176.8572.00------30.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--22--441.0000.31------130.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P68--7173-2724.8890.35------680.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P16--21--331.0000.19------160.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1995Princeton Reds AppRkcin2316----------
1996Charleston (Wv) AlleyCats SALAcin2446----------
1997Winnipeg Goldeyes NorthernInd-257----------
1997Burlington Bees MidwAcin2522----------
1998Winnipeg Goldeyes NorthernInd-2638----------
1999Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit2734----------
1999Durham Bulls ILAAAtba2718----------
1999Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba278----------
2000St. Petersburg Devil Rays FSLA+tba2813----------
2000Orlando Rays SouAAtba283----------
2000Durham Bulls ILAAAtba289----------
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba2815----------
2004Nashua Pride AtlInd-3245----------
2004Pensacola Pelicans CentralInd-323----------
2005Nashua Pride AtlInd-3313----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2002-05-05Released by Brewers 
2002-01-05ContractSigned by Brewers 
2001-03-16Released by Yankees 
2000-12-12ContractSigned by Yankees 
2000-11-27Released by Devil Rays. 
1999-07-23TradeTraded by Pirates with Jose Guillen to Devil Rays for Humberto Cota and Joe Oliver. 
1999-01-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1998-05-01ContractSigned by independent Winnipeg (Northern) 
1998-04-04Released by Rockies. 
1998-02-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rockies. 
1997-08-01ContractSigned by independent Winnipeg (Northern) 
1997-07-25Released by Reds. 
1995-06-04Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1999Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll27200,000-80745-1,454,491200,000200,000
2000Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll28175,000-79551-1,394,248200,000375,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red