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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Stephen L. Sparks
Stat Years
1997-2005  [mlb] 2000-2000
Height/Weight
6-4 / 210
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (141)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1975-03-28 in Mobile, Alabama   [45.247]
High School
None listed
Colleges
Coastal Alabama Community College (Bay Minette, Alabama), University of South Alabama (Mobile, Alabama)
Draft
Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in Round #28 (#838 overall) of the 1998 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
2000-07-19 - Boxscore  (Age: 25.113)
Service Time
Organizations
PIT [4] SDN [1] SFN [1] SLN [1] OAK [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 18282 ... retro id: spars002 ... mlbam id: 331992
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1997South AlabamaSBCNCAA-1------22------1113.73191530040101.110448426468411101.489.240.534.097.464.261.83.917
    1998South AlabamaSBCNCAA-1------23---DR:28-838555.9217150002065.15845437336311001.397.990.964.558.686.201.91.500
    1998Erie Sea WolvesNYPLA-pit-231---274.4314100004063.0553831330615391.357.860.434.298.715.432.03.222
    1998Augusta GreenJacketsSALApit-231---016.2322000008.2119614121001.7311.421.044.1512.469.353.00.000
    1998Minor Totals: PITbyYearA/A-----232---284.6816120004071.7664737434736391.408.340.514.309.235.942.15.200
    1999Hickory CrawdadsSALApit-242---464.47251211213088.2976044351727051.679.850.305.187.316.091.41.400
    1999Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+pit-242---236.23551000026.0362018315202011.9612.461.045.196.926.921.33.400
    1999Minor Totals: PITbyYearA+/A----242---694.893017212130114.71338062666929061.7410.480.475.207.256.301.39.400
    2000Altoona CurveEastAApit39253---674.77231732360109.110366586546680111.448.480.494.455.435.431.22.462
    2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit57253Log - Sp - Ext - Perf006.7530002304.04330522002.259.000.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    2000Minor Totals: PITbyYearAA----251---674.78231732360109.310366586546680111.448.500.494.455.445.441.22.462
    2000MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf006.7530002304.04330522002.259.000.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    2001Altoona CurveEastAApit-264---143.76761001038.1311916225325011.467.280.475.877.514.461.28.200
    2001Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit38264---355.06311010921374.27750421064636031.899.281.217.717.596.030.98.375
    2001Minor Totals: PITbyYearAA/AAA----262---494.623816209223113.0108695812899511041.748.600.967.097.575.501.07.308
    2002Shreveport Swamp DragonsTexAAsfn30275---0012.5460002609.115141311050012.6814.460.969.644.8213.500.50.000
    2002Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-275---0011.2530002304.05551330002.0011.252.256.756.7511.251.00.000
    2002Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-275---0010.8020001203.11440622002.102.700.0016.205.4010.800.33.000
    2002Minor Totals: SFN-SLNbyYearAAA/AA----273---0012.2211000511016.7212322219102012.4711.671.1110.565.5612.780.53.000
    2005Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-306---556.9512110001066.08752511026314021.7111.861.363.554.237.091.19.500
    2005Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-306---202.04330000017.215641691001.197.640.513.064.583.061.501.000
    2005Minor Totals: SDN-OAKbyYearAAA----302---755.9515140001083.710258551132405021.6111.031.193.464.336.271.25.583
    MLB Totals (1 yrs)006.7530002304.04330522002.259.000.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    National League Totals (1 yrs)006.7530002304.04330522002.259.000.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    Minor League Totals25385.16133767319573509.053334329241294376413331.629.420.725.206.656.061.28.397
    Minor: NCAA-1 Totals1664.60363030060166.71629385137914722101.458.770.704.287.965.041.86.727
    Minor: A- Totals274.4314100004063.0553831330615391.357.860.434.298.715.432.03.222
    Minor: A Totals474.63271411213097.31086950455848051.6810.010.375.107.796.401.53.364
    Minor: A+ Totals236.23551000026.0362018315202011.9612.461.045.196.926.921.33.400
    Minor: AA Totals7114.993623425130157.01499987989103130131.528.540.525.105.905.681.16.389
    Minor: AAA Totals10105.7751241012273165.71851171062210510813051.7610.081.205.725.886.371.03.500
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)006.7530002304.04330522002.259.000.0011.254.506.750.40.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    2000Altoona CurveEastAApit3925p---12420352002000610000.250.286.350.6362172.100.100.3570.0028.570.000.00.0040.0
    2001Altoona CurveEastAApit-26p---274220000001101000.500.600.5001.100620.250.000.66716.6716.671.000.00.000.0
    2001Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit3826p---23111110000000501000.091.091.091.1821210.000.000.1670.0041.670.000.00.000.0
    2005Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-30p---3121210000000010001.0001.0001.5002.500331.500.5001.0000.000.000.000.00.0050.0
    Minor League Totals633771030020011213000.270.308.351.65942133.108.081.4002.3828.5712.000.00.0030.0
    Minor: AA Totals3124572002001711000.292.346.375.7212792.125.083.4123.7025.937.000.00.0028.6
    Minor: AAA Totals3213231000000502000.231.231.308.5391541.077.077.3750.0033.330.000.00.0033.3
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1998Erie Sea WolvesNYPLA-23P1400.03521108.8000.600.0018.4100.010
    1998Augusta GreenJacketsSALA23P200.03100441.0002.000.001.4100.021
    1999Hickory CrawdadsSALA24P2500.08100218181.0000.700.0017.9100.08
    1999Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+24P500.00700771.0001.400.003.6100.018
    2000Altoona CurveEastAA25P2300.01121123332.9701.400.0016.295.85
    2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB25P304.01101221.0000.700.501.9100.022
    2001Altoona CurveEastAA26P700.067201513.8671.900.004.9100.020
    2001Nashville SoundsPCLAAA26P3100.02720119.8180.300.0022.0100.06
    2002Shreveport Swamp DragonsTexAA27P600.01100221.0000.300.004.3100.015
    2002Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAA27P500.02000221.0000.400.003.5250.023
    2002Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAA27P300.01000111.0000.300.002.1100.018
    2002Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAA27P200.01000111.0000.500.001.4100.031
    2005Sacramento River CatsPCLAAA30P1200.0314101817.9441.400.008.3100.014
    2005Portland BeaversPCLAAA30P300.02300551.0001.700.002.1100.023
    MLB Totals - (P)304110111.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)560011243011.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)360018293211.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)500070011.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (P)270011110211.0000.000.00---------
    A- Totals - (P)1400352111.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1998Minor16----------
    1999Minor30----------
    2000MLB3----------
    2000Minor23----------
    2001Minor38----------
    2002Minor16----------
    2005Minor15----------
    Totals141----------