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Greg SparksTrack this Player High Level: AAA Stat Years: 1984-1996
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Drafted

Positions1B-827, OF-86, P-2, 3B-1Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMinors Leaguers
Proper NameJoseph Gregory Sparks
Height6-0Weight185BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMarch 31,1964 [54.263]PlacePhoenix,Arizona
High SchoolShadow Mountain (Phoenix,AZ)
CollegeMesa Community College (Mesa,AZ)

DraftedSelected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 5th round (116th overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 12th round (278th overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft
OrganizationsSDN [3] OAK [2] ATL [1] BOS [1] CLE [1] COL [1] DET [1] NYA [1] PIT [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID96237Retrosheet IDsparg801
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed24Power79Contact25XBH78RBIs78Runs35Hitting42Durability80Team.479Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Spokane IndiansNwstA-sdn-1b2067270346813443712176501610.252.290.374.66410121294.309.122.181.2955.7822.113.821.3667.5030.88
1985Reno PadresCalifA+sdn-1b211234365712323177344368912300.282.336.388.72416931478.338.106.188.3257.5318.622.471.4662.2925.20
1986Charleston (sc) RainbowsSALAsdn-1b221053444081181105943356111210.235.306.381.68713129383.258.146.250.3089.1415.931.742.6134.4035.80
1987Madison MuskiesMidwAoak-1b2358222256615134131263801430.297.365.414.7799219253.341.117.243.34010.2815.021.461.1974.0028.79
1987Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-of235717218489142810143510200.279.333.413.7467114189.326.134.221.3287.4118.522.502.1243.0029.17
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1153944311424276941407311630.289.351.414.76516333442.334.125.234.3359.0516.521.831.5856.2928.95
1988Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-1b241244214798210850554811733460.233.313.340.65314329479.300.107.221.29510.0224.432.441.6752.6329.59
1989Salinas SpursCalifA+--1b25108356389224195415449210540.258.337.407.74414534406.319.149.261.33410.8422.662.092.2239.5636.96
1990Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAAnya-26129455661122411977024211951310.246.315.429.74419544506.291.183.270.3338.3023.522.833.7523.9539.29
1991Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-1b2769220196010053502395510450.273.379.386.7658515264.335.113.282.34514.7720.831.411.8944.0025.00
1991Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-1b275512813237031610123102200.180.246.305.5513910144.208.125.227.2528.3321.532.582.0842.6743.48
1991Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         124348328317085112518612650.239.333.356.68912425408.288.117.261.31212.5021.081.691.9643.5030.12
1992London TigersEastAAdet-1b2810638457891912573105711420320.232.332.482.81418545446.258.250.401.36412.7825.562.005.6115.3650.56
1992Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-1b28237261310240142601100.181.221.278.49920378.244.097.139.2295.1333.336.502.5636.0023.08
1992Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         129456631022012777116114021420.224.315.450.76520548524.256.226.360.34411.6426.722.305.1516.8947.06
1993Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-1b293511711279042301183301320.231.326.410.7364813139.277.179.325.32212.9523.741.832.8829.2548.15
1993Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-1b29581987346042103145421200.172.231.263.4945210217.211.091.146.2276.4524.883.861.8449.5029.41
1993Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         93315186115084404328722520.194.268.317.58510023356.236.123.213.2648.9924.442.722.2539.3837.70
1994New Haven RavensEastAAcol-1b308824327458082810338010341.185.282.317.5997716280.234.132.272.26611.7928.572.422.8630.3835.56
1995Greenville BravesSouAAatl-1b316514515316052100174122213.214.301.359.6605211168.257.145.262.29510.1224.402.412.9829.0035.48
1996Lubbock CricketsTex-LAInd-32933494184170166231289920536.241.297.427.72414933384.285.186.272.3117.2925.783.544.1721.8139.29
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1270418348010102131112064022294561050201649304.241.316.384.70016053444724.291.143.250.0009.6522.232.302.5434.8634.06
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1363982670140941143011124500.176.234.279.51311123439.216.103.171.0006.8325.283.702.0544.2232.86
AA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter673215726051010637833581026859415724214.236.322.397.7198561872471.286.161.284.00010.8524.042.223.1627.6536.67
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2317929521547216127598018122840.271.337.396.73331465884.330.125.221.0009.0520.482.261.8149.5030.23
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter163566651473321310074619912640.260.330.394.72422348636.291.134.247.0009.5915.571.622.0443.5432.65
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter67270346813443712176501610.252.290.374.66410121294.309.122.181.0005.7822.113.821.3667.5030.88
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter933494184170166231289920536.241.297.427.72414933384.285.186.272.0007.2925.783.544.1721.8139.29
Average Minor - Per 162 games162534611292711582345813432641.241.316.384.70020544603.291.143.250.0009.6522.232.302.5434.8634.06

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpct
1987Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-Rel23004.5010100102.01110200001.504.50--9.00--0.00-
1988Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-Rel24004.9120200203.24220300001.919.82--7.36--0.00-
1989Salinas SpursCalifA+--Rel25000.0020200202.02000110001.509.00--4.504.501.00-
1993Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-Rel290020.2510100001.04331000003.0027.006.75----0.00-
1993Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-Rel29000.0010100101.01100100002.009.00--9.00--0.00-
1993Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel00011.5720200102.05431100002.5719.293.863.86--0.00-
1994New Haven RavensEastAAcol-Rel30000.0020200202.04000010002.0018.00----4.500.00-
1996Lubbock CricketsTex-LAInd-S/R32000.0041300207.06000230001.097.36--2.453.681.50-
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter004.50909008011.116761720001.9212.000.755.251.500.29-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.01100100002.009.00--9.00--0.00-
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter006.0060600508.113661510002.0013.001.005.001.000.20-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0020200202.02000110001.509.00--4.504.501.00-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0041300207.06000230001.097.36--2.453.681.50-
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings004.501650165001470220.029312811018128370001.9212.000.755.251.500.29-

Fielding Statistics

TopStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1984Spokane Indians NwstA-sdn201B66--619371260668656.9829.94------6798.589.2
1985Reno Padres CalifA+sdn211B80--672351171718707.9858.84------12365.055.2
1986Charleston (sc) Rainbows SALAsdn221B73--552341143597586.9828.03------10569.555.3
1986Charleston (sc) Rainbows SALAsdn22OF22--31-1-3231.9691.41------10521.016.7
1986Charleston (sc) Rainbows SALAsdn223B1---1--111.0001.00------1051.00.8
1987Madison Muskies MidwAoak231B51--39321936423414.9798.12------5887.936.4
1987Madison Muskies MidwAoak23OF7--131--14141.0002.00------5812.15.0
1987Huntsville Stars SouAAoak23OF38--4722-5149.9611.29------5766.726.4
1987Huntsville Stars SouAAoak231B6--535125958.9839.67------5710.54.2
1987Huntsville Stars SouAAoak23P1--1---111.0001.00------571.80.7
1988Huntsville Stars SouAAoak241B106--9494915961013998.9859.42------12485.573.6
1988Huntsville Stars SouAAoak24OF6--41--551.0000.83------1244.84.2
1989Salinas Spurs CalifA+-251B69--521491370583570.9788.26------10863.948.6
1989Salinas Spurs CalifA+-25OF8--11---11111.0001.38------1087.45.6
1991Carolina Mudcats SouAApit271B62--58627450617613.9949.89------6989.943.7
1991Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit271B45--27824223304302.9936.71------5581.831.5
1991Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit27OF1--1---111.0001.00------551.80.7
1992London Tigers EastAAdet281B69--66334566702697.99310.10------10665.150.4
1992London Tigers EastAAdet28OF2--5---551.0002.50------1061.91.5
1992Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet281B16--1246212132130.9858.13------2369.611.1
1993Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle291B34--26019324282279.9898.21------3597.124.6
1993Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle29P1----1-1---------352.90.7
1993Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos291B46--35430736391384.9828.35------5879.332.4
1993Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos29OF2--21--331.0001.50------583.41.4
1994New Haven Ravens EastAAcol301B49--40322332428425.9938.67------8855.735.0
1995Greenville Braves SouAAatl311B55--34012629358352.9836.40------6584.638.7
AAA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B107--756601171827816.9877.63------1070.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF3--31--441.0001.33------30.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B381--32541683729934593422.9898.98------3810.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF46--5632-6159.9671.28------460.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P2--1-1-21.5000.50------20.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B149--1193842414113011277.9828.57------1490.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF8--11---11111.0001.38------80.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B124--94555207910201000.9808.06------1240.00.0
A Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF29--4411-4645.9781.55------290.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
A- Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B66--619371260668656.9829.94------660.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1984Spokane Indians NwstA-sdn20--66--------
1985Reno Padres CalifA+sdn21--80--------
1986Charleston (sc) Rainbows SALAsdn22--73--1---22-
1987Madison Muskies MidwAoak23--51------7-
1987Huntsville Stars SouAAoak231-6------38-
1988Huntsville Stars SouAAoak24--106------6-
1989Salinas Spurs CalifA+-25--69------8-
1991Carolina Mudcats SouAApit27--62--------
1991Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit27--45------1-
1992London Tigers EastAAdet28--69------2-
1992Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet28--16--------
1993Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle291-34--------
1993Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos29--46------2-
1994New Haven Ravens EastAAcol30--49--------
1995Greenville Braves SouAAatl31--55--------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1998Southern Oregon TimberjacksNwstA-Minoroak34Manager764333.566--2 
1999Southern Oregon TimberjacksNwstA-Minoroak35Manager763838.5001.02 
2000Modesto A'sCalifA+Minoroak36Manager1407664.5434.03 Lost in Semi-Finals
2001Modesto A'sCalifA+Minoroak37Manager1405585.39322.05 
2002Modesto A'sCalifA+Minoroak38Manager1407862.55711.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
2003Midland RockHoundsTexAAMinoroak39Manager1205664.46722.53 
2012Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAMinoroak48Hitting Coach1448658.597--1Darren BushLost in Semi-Finals
2014Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAMinoroak50Hitting Coach1447965.5492.02Steve Scarsone
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha52Assistant Hitting Coach1627884.48116.54Robin Ventura
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha53Assistant Hitting Coach1626795.41435.04Rick Renteria
2018Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha54Assistant Hitting Coach16262100.38329.54Rick Renteria
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1999Northwest League Manager of the Year1