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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Gregory Sparks
Stat Years
1984-1996
Height/Weight
6-0 / 185
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
1B (827) ... OF (86) ... P (2) ... 3B (1)
Draft Position
1B
Born Date/Place
1964-03-31 in Phoenix, Arizona   [56.005]
High School
Shadow Mountain (Phoenix,AZ)
Colleges
Mesa Community College (Mesa, Arizona)
Draft
Selected by the San Diego Padres in Round #5 (#116 overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft (Jan-Reg Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
Service Time
Organizations
SDN [3] OAK [2] DET [1] NYA [1] ATL [1] COL [1] PIT [1] BOS [1] CLE [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 96237 ... retro id: sparg801
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1984Spokane IndiansNwstA-sdn-201b167270346813443712176501610.252.290.374.66429410121.181.122.3095.7822.113.8267.51.3630.9
    1985Reno PadresCalifA+sdn-211b21234365712323177344368912300.282.336.388.72447816931.188.106.3387.5318.622.4762.31.4625.2
    1986Charleston (sc) RainbowsSALAsdn-221b31053444081181105943356111210.235.306.381.68738313129.250.146.2589.1415.931.7434.42.6135.8
    1987Madison MuskiesMidwAoak-231b458222256615134131263801430.297.365.414.7792539219.243.117.34110.2815.021.4674.01.1928.8
    1987Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-23of45717218489142810143510200.279.333.413.7461897114.221.134.3267.4118.522.5043.02.1229.2
    1988Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-241b51244214798210850554811733460.233.313.340.65347914329.221.107.30010.0224.432.4452.61.6729.6
    1989Salinas SpursCalifA+----251b6108356389224195415449210540.258.337.407.74440614534.261.149.31910.8422.662.0939.62.2237.0
    1990Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAAnya-261b7129455661122411977024211951310.246.315.429.74450619544.270.183.2918.3023.522.8324.03.7539.3
    1991Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-271b869220196010053502395510450.273.379.386.7652648515.282.113.33514.7720.831.4144.01.8925.0
    1991Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-271b85512813237031610123102200.180.246.305.5511443910.227.125.2088.3321.532.5842.72.0843.5
    1992London TigersEastAAdet-281b910638457891912573105711420320.232.332.482.81444618545.401.250.25812.7825.562.0015.45.6150.6
    1992Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-281b9237261310240142601100.181.221.278.49978203.139.097.2445.1333.336.5036.02.5623.1
    1993Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-291b103511711279042301183301320.231.326.410.7361394813.325.179.27712.9523.741.8329.22.8848.2
    1993Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-291b10581987346042103145421200.172.231.263.4942175210.146.091.2116.4524.883.8649.51.8429.4
    1994New Haven RavensEastAAcol-301b118824327458082810338010341.185.282.317.5992807716.272.132.23411.7928.572.4230.42.8635.6
    1995Greenville BravesSouAAatl-311b126514515316052100174122213.214.301.359.6601685211.262.145.25710.1224.402.4129.02.9835.5
    1996Lubbock CricketsTex-LAIndy------321b13933494184170166231289920536.241.297.427.72438414933.272.186.2857.2925.783.5421.84.1739.3
    Minor League Totals1270418348010102131112064022294561050201649304.241.316.384.70047241605344.250.143.2919.6522.232.3034.92.5434.1
    Minor: Indy Totals933494184170166231289920536.241.297.427.72438414933.272.186.2857.2925.783.5421.84.1739.3
    Minor: A- Totals67270346813443712176501610.252.290.374.66429410121.181.122.3095.7822.113.8267.51.3630.9
    Minor: A Totals163566651473321310074619912640.260.330.394.72463622348.247.134.2919.5915.571.6243.52.0432.7
    Minor: A+ Totals2317929521547216127598018122840.271.337.396.73388431465.221.125.3309.0520.482.2649.51.8130.2
    Minor: AA Totals673215726051010637833581026859415724214.236.322.397.7192471856187.284.161.28610.8524.042.2227.63.1636.7
    Minor: AAA Totals1363982670140941143011124500.176.234.279.51343911123.171.103.2166.8325.283.7044.22.0532.9
    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 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 Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1987Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-231---004.5010001102.01110200011.504.500.009.000.004.500.00.000
    1987Minor Totals: OAKbyYearAA----231---004.5010001102.01110200011.504.500.009.000.004.500.00.000
    1988Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-242---004.9120002203.24220300001.919.820.007.360.004.910.00.000
    1988Minor Totals: OAKbyYearAA----241---005.6320002203.74220300002.1911.250.008.440.005.630.00.000
    1989Salinas SpursCalifA+----253---000.0020002202.02000110001.509.000.004.504.500.001.00.000
    1989Minor Totals: byYearA+----251---000.0020002202.02000110001.509.000.004.504.500.001.00.000
    1993Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-294---0020.2510000101.14331000003.0027.006.750.000.0020.250.00.000
    1993Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-294---000.0010001101.01100100002.009.000.009.000.009.000.00.000
    1993Minor Totals: BOS-CLEbyYearAAA/AA----292---0012.8620001202.35431100002.8621.434.294.290.0017.140.00.000
    1994New Haven RavensEastAAcol-305---000.0020002202.04000010002.0018.000.000.004.500.000.00.000
    1994Minor Totals: COLbyYearAA----301---000.0020002202.04000010002.0018.000.000.004.500.002.00.000
    1996Lubbock CricketsTex-LAIndy------326---000.0041002307.16000230001.097.360.002.453.680.001.50.000
    1996Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----321---000.0041002307.36000230001.137.610.002.543.800.001.50.000
    Minor League Totals004.50900089012.016761720011.9212.000.755.251.505.250.29.000
    Minor: Indy Totals000.0041002307.36000230001.137.610.002.543.800.001.50.000
    Minor: A+ Totals000.0020002202.02000110001.509.000.004.504.500.001.00.000
    Minor: AA Totals006.0060005609.013661510012.0013.001.005.001.006.000.20.000
    Minor: AAA Totals000.0010001101.01100100002.009.000.009.000.009.000.00.000
    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 Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1984Spokane IndiansNwstA-201B6600.0619371260668656.9829.900.0089.298.51
    1985Reno PadresCalifA+211B8000.0672351171718707.9858.800.0055.265.01
    1986Charleston (Sc) RainbowsSALA221B7300.0552341143597586.9828.000.0055.369.51
    1986Charleston (Sc) RainbowsSALA223B100.00100111.0001.000.000.81.04
    1986Charleston (Sc) RainbowsSALA22OF2200.0310103231.9691.400.0016.721.05
    1987Madison MuskiesMidwA231B5100.039321936423414.9798.100.0036.487.91
    1987Madison MuskiesMidwA23OF700.01310014141.0002.000.005.012.18
    1987Huntsville StarsSouAA231B600.0535125958.9839.700.004.210.54
    1987Huntsville StarsSouAA23OF3800.0472205149.9611.300.0026.466.75
    1987Huntsville StarsSouAA23P100.01000111.0001.000.000.71.819
    1988Huntsville StarsSouAA241B10600.09494915961013998.9859.400.0073.685.51
    1988Huntsville StarsSouAA24OF600.04100551.0000.800.004.24.88
    1989Salinas SpursCalifA+251B6900.0521491370583570.9788.300.0048.663.91
    1989Salinas SpursCalifA+25OF800.01100011111.0001.400.005.67.48
    1991Carolina MudcatsSouAA271B6200.058627450617613.9949.900.0043.789.91
    1991Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA271B4500.027824223304302.9936.700.0031.581.82
    1991Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA27OF100.01000111.0001.000.000.71.810
    1992London TigersEastAA281B6900.066334566702697.99310.100.0050.465.11
    1992London TigersEastAA28OF200.05000551.0002.500.001.51.97
    1992Toledo Mud HensILAAA281B1600.01246212132130.9858.100.0011.169.63
    1993Canton/Akron IndiansEastAA291B3400.026019324282279.9898.200.0024.697.13
    1993Canton/Akron IndiansEastAA29P100.0001010.0000.000.000.72.928
    1993Pawtucket Red SoxILAAA291B4600.035430736391384.9828.300.0032.479.32
    1993Pawtucket Red SoxILAAA29OF200.02100331.0001.500.001.43.49
    1994New Haven RavensEastAA301B4900.040322332428425.9938.700.0035.055.72
    1995Greenville BravesSouAA311B5500.034012629358352.9836.400.0038.784.61
    AAA Totals - (1B)10700756601171827816.9877.600.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (OF)3003100441.0001.300.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (1B)3810032541683729934593422.9899.000.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (OF)4600563206159.9671.300.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)200101021.5000.500.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (1B)149001193842414113011277.9828.600.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (OF)8001100011111.0001.400.000.00.00
    A Totals - (1B)1240094555207910201000.9808.100.000.00.00
    A Totals - (3B)1000100111.0001.000.000.00.00
    A Totals - (OF)2900441104645.9781.600.000.00.00
    A- Totals - (1B)6600619371260668656.9829.900.000.00.00
    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
    1984Minor--66--------
    1985Minor--80--------
    1986Minor--73-1----22-
    1987Minor1-57------45-
    1988Minor--106------6-
    1989Minor--69------8-
    1991Minor--107------1-
    1992Minor--85------2-
    1993Minor1-80------2-
    1994Minor--49--------
    1995Minor--55--------
    Totals2-827-1----86-