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Steve SparksTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1995-2005 MLB Years: 2000-2000
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PositionsP-141Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameStephen L. Sparks
Height6-4Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 28,1975 [43.141]PlaceMobile,Alabama
CollegeCoastal Alabama Community College (Bay Minette,AL), University of South Alabama (Mobile,AL)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 28th round (838th overall) of the 1998 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 38th round (1064th overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutJuly 19,2000 [25.113]
OrganizationsPIT [4] OAK [1] SDN [1] SFN [1] SLN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID18282Retrosheet IDspars002MLBAM ID331992
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts41Walks27Hittable48SO/BB25vsPower48Hitting17Durability66Team.480Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1997University of South AlabaSBCNCAA-1S/R221113.73191543000101.010448426468411111.489.240.534.097.461.83.917-
1998University of South AlabaSBCNCAA-1ST23555.9217152000065.05845437336311001.397.990.964.558.681.91.500-
1998Erie Sea WolvesNYPLA-pit-S/R23274.4314104000063.0553831330615301.357.860.434.298.712.03.222-
1998Augusta GreenJacketsSALApit-ST23016.2322000008.2119614121001.7311.421.044.1512.463.00.000-
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0284.6516124000071.2664737434736301.408.290.504.279.172.15.200-
1999Hickory CrawdadsSALApit-S/R24464.47251213112088.2976044351727001.679.850.305.187.311.41.400-
1999Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+pit-ST24236.23550100026.0362018315202001.9612.461.045.196.921.33.400-
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0694.873017132120114.21338062666929001.7410.440.475.187.221.39.400-
2000Altoona CurveEastAApit39S/R25674.77231763230109.01036658654668001.448.480.494.455.431.22.462-
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit57Rel25006.7530300204.04330522002.259.00--11.254.500.40-5.88
2001Altoona CurveEastAApit-ST26143.76761100038.0311916225325001.467.280.475.877.511.28.200-
2001Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit38S/R26355.06311021109374.27750421064636001.899.281.217.717.590.98.375-
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0494.623816222093112.1108695812899511001.748.600.967.097.571.07.308-
2002Shreveport Swamp DragonsTexAAsfn30Rel270012.5460600209.015141311050002.6814.460.969.644.820.50--
2002Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-Rel270010.8020200103.01440622002.102.70--16.205.400.33--
2002Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-Rel270011.2530300204.05551330002.0011.252.256.756.751.00--
2002Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--Rel00011.8811011005016.2212322219102002.4011.341.0810.265.400.53--
2005Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-ST30202.04330000017.215641691001.197.640.513.064.581.501.000-
2005Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-ST30556.9512111000066.08752511026314001.7111.861.363.554.231.19.500-
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST0755.9215141000083.210258551132405001.6010.971.183.444.301.25.583-
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter006.7530300204.04330522002.259.00--11.254.500.40-2.75
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter25385.16133765773193506.05333432924129437641301.629.420.725.206.651.28.397-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter10105.7651242710123164.21851171062210510813001.7510.051.205.705.871.03.500-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7114.993623134250156.1149998798910313001.528.540.525.105.901.16.389-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter236.23550100026.0362018315202001.9612.461.045.196.921.33.400-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter474.62271413112096.01086950455848001.679.990.375.097.771.53.364-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter274.4314104000063.0553831330615301.357.860.434.298.712.03.222-
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1664.59363063000166.21629385137914722111.458.750.704.277.941.86.727-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter006.7530300204.04330522002.259.00--11.254.500.40--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings006.751650165001100220.02201651650275110110002.259.00--11.254.500.40-2.75
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11165.165733243181220.02301481261812716318101.629.420.725.206.651.28.407-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Altoona CurveEastAApit39p252420352002000610000.250.286.350.6367221.357.100.100.2830.0028.570.000.000.0040.00
2001Altoona CurveEastAApit-p2674220000001101000.500.600.5001.100206.667.000.250.49616.6716.671.000.000.000.00
2001Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit38p263111110000000501000.091.091.091.1821012.167.000.000.0810.0041.670.000.000.000.00
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         3815330000001602000.200.250.200.4503018.333.000.067.2105.5633.336.000.000.000.00
2005Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-p30121210000000010001.0001.0001.5002.5003131.000.500.5001.0710.000.000.000.000.0050.00
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter633771030020011213000.270.308.351.65913342.400.081.108.0002.3828.5712.000.000.0030.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3213231000000502000.231.231.308.5394115.375.077.077.0000.0033.330.000.000.0033.33
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3124572002001711000.292.346.375.7219227.412.083.125.0003.7025.937.000.000.0028.57
Average Minor - Per 162 games16295182680050033138000.270.308.351.659338108.400.081.108.0002.3828.5712.000.000.0030.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1998Erie Sea Wolves NYPLA-pit23P14--3521108.8000.57------14100.018.4
1998Augusta GreenJackets SALApit23P2--31--441.0002.00------2100.01.4
1999Hickory Crawdads SALApit24P25--810-218181.0000.72------25100.017.9
1999Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit24P5---7--771.0001.40------5100.03.6
2000Altoona Curve EastAApit25P23--1121123332.9701.39------2495.816.2
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P3-411-1221.0000.670.50-----3100.01.9
2001Altoona Curve EastAApit26P7--672-1513.8671.86------7100.04.9
2001Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit26P31--272-119.8180.29------31100.022.0
2002Shreveport Swamp Dragons TexAAsfn27P6--11--221.0000.33------6100.04.3
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln27P5--2---221.0000.40------2250.03.5
2002Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn27P3--1---111.0000.33------3100.02.1
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln27P2--1---111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2005Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak30P12--3141-1817.9441.42------12100.08.3
2005Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn30P3--23--551.0001.67------3100.02.1
MLB Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3-411-1221.0000.670.50-----30.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P56--11243-3835.9210.63------560.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P36--1829325047.9401.31------360.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5---7--771.0001.40------50.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P27--1111-222221.0000.81------270.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P14--3521108.8000.57------140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1998Erie Sea Wolves NYPLA-pit2314----------
1998Augusta GreenJackets SALApit232----------
1999Hickory Crawdads SALApit2425----------
1999Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit245----------
2000Altoona Curve EastAApit2523----------
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit253----------
2001Altoona Curve EastAApit267----------
2001Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit2631----------
2002Shreveport Swamp Dragons TexAAsfn276----------
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln277----------
2002Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn273----------
2005Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak3012----------
2005Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn303----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2005-12-22ContractSigned by Astros (minor) 
2005-01-21ContractSigned by Padres (minor) 
* 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
2000Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll25175,000-79545-1,394,248200,000175,000
* 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