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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Steven William Sparks
Stat Years
1987-2004  [mlb] 1995-2004
Height/Weight
6-0 / 180
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (505) ... OF (1)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1965-07-02 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   [55.006]
High School
Holland Hall (Tulsa,OK)
Colleges
Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas)
Draft
Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in Round #5 (#123 overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1995-04-28 - Boxscore  (Age: 29.300)
Service Time
Organizations
MIL [10] DET [4] ANA [2] ARI [1] OAK [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 463 ... retro id: spars001 ... mlbam id: 122562
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1987Helena BrewersPioRkmil-211---634.681092001057.2684430820475041.5310.611.253.127.346.872.35.667
    1987Minor Totals: MILbyYearRk----211---634.721092001057.7684430820475041.5410.701.263.157.406.922.35.667
    1988Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-222---9133.79252451010164.01628069851965071.308.890.442.805.274.391.88.409
    1988Minor Totals: MILbyYearA----221---9133.79252451010164.01628069851965071.308.890.442.805.274.391.88.409
    1989Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-233---1352.41232232010164.0125554465312660101.096.860.332.916.913.022.38.722
    1989Minor Totals: MILbyYearA+----231---1352.41232232010164.0125554465312660101.096.860.332.916.913.022.38.722
    1990Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-244---1073.69191951000129.11366353431777081.299.460.282.165.364.382.48.588
    1990El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-244---126.53760011030.1432422415172011.9112.761.194.455.047.121.13.333
    1990Minor Totals: MILbyYearAA/A+----242---1194.24262551110159.71798775846949091.4110.120.452.605.314.922.04.550
    1991Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-255---9103.06242482000179.2160706149813913071.448.010.204.916.963.511.42.474
    1991El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-255---129.53440000017.030221819102002.2915.880.534.765.2911.651.11.333
    1991Minor Totals: MILbyYearAA/A+----252---10123.62282882000196.71909279510714915071.518.720.234.916.834.221.39.455
    1992El Paso DiablosTexAAmil23266---985.37282230361140.215999841150796301.4910.170.703.205.056.331.58.529
    1992Minor Totals: MILbyYearAA----261---985.39282230361140.715999841150796301.4910.210.713.215.076.361.58.529
    1993New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil19277---9133.84292871010180.1174897717801047051.418.680.853.995.194.441.30.409
    1993Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----271---9133.85292871010180.3174897717801047051.418.700.854.005.204.451.30.409
    1994New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-288---10124.46282751010183.2183101912368105143111.378.971.133.335.154.951.54.455
    1994Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----281---10124.47282751010183.7183101912368105143111.378.991.133.345.164.961.54.455
    1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil50299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9114.63332730260202.02101111041786965151.479.360.763.834.284.951.12.450
    1995MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9114.63332730260202.02101111041786965151.479.360.763.834.284.951.12.450
    1996New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-3010---264.9911103201057.2644332835276021.729.991.255.464.216.710.77.250
    1996Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil503010Log - Sp - Ext - Perf476.6020131027088.210366651952216031.7510.451.935.282.136.700.40.364
    1996Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----301---265.0311103201057.7644332835276021.7310.071.265.514.256.770.77.250
    1996MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf476.6320131027088.710366651952216031.7610.511.945.312.146.730.40.364
    1998Midland AngelsTexAAana-3211---047.08770000040.2493832315343101.5710.840.663.327.528.412.27.000
    1998Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAana-3211---042.89442000028.02311926192011.047.390.641.936.113.543.17.000
    1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana233211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf944.34222000120128.213066621458906051.469.090.984.066.304.621.55.692
    1998Minor Totals: ANAbyYearAAA/AA----322---085.4111112000068.7724941521535111.369.500.662.776.996.472.52.000
    1998MLB Totals: ANAbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf944.35222000120128.713066621458906051.479.130.984.076.324.631.55.692
    1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana233312Log - Sp - Ext - Perf5115.42282600120147.2165101892182738091.6710.061.285.004.456.160.89.313
    1999MLB Totals: ANAbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf5115.44282600120147.7165101892182738091.6810.091.285.014.466.180.89.313
    2000Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet163413---573.7716141002090.2865338841440141.408.540.794.074.375.261.07.417
    2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet373413Log - Sp - Ext - Perf754.07201511551104.01085547729536041.329.350.612.514.594.761.83.583
    2000Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----341---573.7916141002090.7865338841440141.418.580.804.094.395.291.07.417
    2000MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf754.07201511551104.01085547729536041.329.350.612.514.594.761.83.583
    2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet373514Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1493.65353381220232.02441109422641168261.339.470.852.484.504.271.81.609
    2001MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1493.65353381220232.02441109422641168261.339.470.852.484.504.271.81.609
    2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet373615Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8165.52323030020189.023813411623679882121.6111.331.103.194.676.381.46.333
    2002MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8165.52323030020189.023813411623679882121.6111.331.103.194.676.381.46.333
    2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet373716Log - Sp - Ext - Perf064.72420002442289.29557471134493031.449.541.103.414.925.721.44.000
    2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak373716Log - Sp - Ext - Perf005.71900029017.11911112350001.279.871.041.562.605.711.67.000
    2003MLB Totals: DET-OAKbyYearMLB----372Log - Sp - Ext - Perf064.885100026512107.011468581337543031.419.591.093.114.545.721.46.000
    2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari233817Log - Sp - Ext - Perf376.042918006110120.213989811845574051.5210.371.343.364.256.641.27.300
    2004MLB Totals: ARIbyYearMLB----381Log - Sp - Ext - Perf376.062918006110120.713989811845574051.5310.411.353.374.276.661.27.300
    MLB Totals (10 yrs)59764.88270182162458831,319.71451800716154520658545521.499.901.053.554.495.461.27.437
    American League Totals (9 yrs)56694.77241164162397731,199.01312711635136475601505471.499.851.023.574.515.341.27.448
    National League Totals (1 yrs)376.062918006110120.713989811845574051.5310.411.353.374.276.661.27.300
    Minor League Totals84964.06235220441041511,463.71462792660107572924788601.398.990.663.525.684.871.62.467
    Minor: Rk Totals634.721092001057.7684430820475041.5410.701.263.157.406.922.35.667
    Minor: A Totals9133.79252451010164.01628069851965071.308.890.442.805.274.391.88.409
    Minor: A+ Totals32223.016665165010473.042118815814182342260251.278.010.273.466.513.581.88.593
    Minor: AA Totals11166.15463930471228.7281183156198914013411.6211.080.753.515.527.221.57.407
    Minor: AAA Totals26424.128883184050540.353029724758230299294231.418.830.973.834.984.951.30.382
    Detroit Tigers Totals (4 yrs)29364.451297812231513614.768535630463194316254251.4310.040.922.844.635.221.63.446
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (2 yrs)13185.245340404130290.73131771693613811711181.559.711.124.283.635.490.85.419
    Anaheim Angels Totals (2 yrs)14154.92504600240276.329516715135140163140141.589.621.144.565.315.441.16.483
    Arizona Diamondbacks Totals (1 yrs)376.062918006110120.713989811845574051.5310.411.353.374.276.661.27.300
    Oakland Athletics Totals (1 yrs)005.79900029017.31911112350001.2910.001.051.582.635.791.67.000
    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%
    1993New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil1927p---1311000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana2332pL-S-E-P211100000001001000.000.500.000.5003001.000.000.00033.330.000.000.00.000.0
    1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana2333pL-S-E-P333011002000100000.333.333.6671.000321.333.334.5000.0033.330.000.00.00100.0
    2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet3735pL-S-E-P434000000000100000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet3736pL-S-E-P512000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari2338pL-S-E-P627310400010001401000.129.129.129.2583240.000.000.2350.0043.750.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (5 yrs)35411510030011702000.122.143.146.2894461.049.024.2082.2738.6417.000.00.0020.0
    National League Totals (1 yrs)27310400010001401000.129.129.129.2583240.000.000.2350.0043.750.000.00.000.0
    American League Totals (4 yrs)810111002001301000.100.182.200.3821221.200.100.1438.3325.003.000.00.00100.0
    Minor League Totals311000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals311000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Arizona Diamondbacks Totals (1 yrs)27310400010001401000.129.129.129.2583240.000.000.2350.0043.750.000.00.000.0
    Detroit Tigers Totals (2 yrs)46000000000200000.000.000.000.000600.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    Anaheim Angels Totals (2 yrs)44111002001101000.250.400.500.900621.500.250.33316.6716.671.000.00.00100.0
    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
    1987Helena BrewersPioRk21P1000.02600881.0000.800.0014.3100.010
    1988Beloit BrewersMidwA22P2500.0829133837.9741.500.0017.9100.08
    1989Stockton PortsCalifA+23P2300.01025413935.8971.500.0016.2100.06
    1990Stockton PortsCalifA+24P1900.0828554136.8781.900.0013.5100.09
    1990El Paso DiablosTexAA24P700.0460010101.0001.400.005.2100.017
    1991Stockton PortsCalifA+25P2400.019533107572.9603.000.0017.6100.06
    1991El Paso DiablosTexAA25P400.0351098.8892.000.002.9100.018
    1992El Paso DiablosTexAA26P2800.01642256058.9672.100.0020.6100.05
    1993New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAA27OF100.01000111.0001.000.000.73.215
    1993New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAA27P2900.09410250501.0001.700.0020.193.56
    1994New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAA28P2800.01636255452.9631.900.0019.4100.07
    1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLB29P330202.02543257068.9712.100.3422.9100.04
    1996New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAA30P1100.0570112121.0001.100.007.7100.016
    1996Milwaukee BrewersALMLB30P20088.2923113332.9701.600.3612.3100.013
    1998Midland AngelsTexAA32P700.07130020201.0002.900.005.0100.015
    1998Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA32P400.05300881.0002.000.002.8100.018
    1998Anaheim AngelsALMLB32P220128.212310243431.0002.000.3413.6100.011
    1999Anaheim AngelsALMLB33P280147.2735344542.9331.500.2917.3100.08
    2000Toledo Mud HensILAAA34P1600.01122223533.9432.100.0011.3100.013
    2000Detroit TigersALMLB34P200104.01117122928.9661.400.2712.3100.012
    2001Detroit TigersALMLB35P350232.02042116362.9841.800.2721.6100.06
    2002Detroit TigersALMLB36P320189.01541235856.9661.800.3019.9100.06
    2003Detroit TigersALMLB37P42089.2612151918.9470.400.2025.9100.05
    2003Oakland AthleticsALMLB37P9017.12401661.0000.700.355.6100.014
    2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLB38P290120.2821203129.9351.000.2417.9100.09
    MLB Totals - (P)27001,3171152691324397384.9671.400.290.00.00
    AAA Totals - (OF)1001000111.0001.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)880046109410159155.9751.800.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)46003066359996.9702.100.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)6600371061216155143.9232.200.000.00.00
    A Totals - (P)2500829133837.9741.500.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)10002600881.0000.800.000.00.00
    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
    1987Minor10----------
    1988Minor25----------
    1989Minor23----------
    1990Minor26----------
    1991Minor28----------
    1992Minor28----------
    1993Minor29--------1-
    1994Minor28----------
    1995MLB33----------
    1996MLB20----------
    1996Minor11----------
    1998MLB22----------
    1998Minor11----------
    1999MLB28----------
    2000MLB20----------
    2000Minor16----------
    2001MLB35----------
    2002MLB32----------
    2003MLB51----------
    2004MLB29----------
    Totals505--------1-