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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 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! in Tulsa, Oklahoma   [55.000]
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
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts21Walks54Hittable39SO/BB35vsPower39Hitting1Durability75Team.470Ratings Explained
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Games

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YearSplitsGGSDNSDNFGS%CGPHPRDRGFfor PHfor PRfor DRb1b2b3b4b5b6b7b8b9p Pp Cp 1Bp 2Bp 3Bp SSp LFp CFp RFp DH
1995Log - Splits332762481.837------21943927272728272829283233000000000
1996Log - Splits201371265.011---22731613141313131313151320000000000
1998Log - Splits222022090.901---311152420212020212120202122000000000
1999Log - Splits282622692.904------11142928262626262626262828000000000
2000Log - Splits201551475.0131251522016161515161516161620000000000
2001Log - Splits353322594.384---2224---3833343333333334343635000000000
2002Log - Splits323022793.833---101444230313030313030323032000000000
2003Log - Splits5105100.0052626---------01321023451000000000
2004Log - Splits2918111862.109---961832019182019211918182829000000000
Totals2701828816667.416373254511925228186188187186189185188192208270000000000
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started DNS Did not start. Count of games not started DNF Did not finish. Count of games not finished. GS% Games Started Percentage CG Complete Games PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context PR Entered game as Pinch Runner DR Entered game as defensive replacement GF Games Finished for PH Left game for Pinch hitter for PR Left game for Pinch runner for DR Left game for defensive replacement b1 Games at batting slot #1 (Leadoff) b2 Games at batting slot #2 b3 Games at batting slot #3 b4 Games at batting slot #4 (Cleanup) b5 Games at batting slot #5 b6 Games at batting slot #6 b7 Games at batting slot #7 b8 Games at batting slot #8 b9 Games at batting slot #9 p P Games at pitcher position p C Games at catcher p 1B Games at First Base p 2B Games at Second Base p 3B Games at Third Base p SS Games at Shortstop p LF Games at Left Field p CF Games at Center Field p RF Games at Right Field p DH Games as Designated Hitter

On Base

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YearSplitsGPAABBAVGOBPSLGOPSOBLdoffH1B1B-IF1B-OF1B-Bnt2B3BHRSolo2-Run3-RunGSlamIPHRWO-HRWO-HPHXBHTBRBIHR RBIRBI outRBI HRRBIHR%BBBB4BB 1BOBB BLBB LdIBBHBPROECI
1995Log - Splits33875767.274.346.408.75430121221014614196442517123200001643138524162428.248617160161560
1996Log - Splits20406347.297.392.542.93415895103608952204198632000143188623713759.685213151110320
1998Log - Splits22562494.263.345.409.754193136130872710312811412110000043202571761729.82587132100510
1999Log - Splits28688587.281.373.451.82525615816511015150231321107310000552658937143741.578220210150960
2000Log - Splits20446411.263.317.397.713141110108701494028373400000138163451141124.442985270450
2001Log - Splits35982899.271.321.415.736314241244163312134554221471000018137310031143131.0064111511416100
2002Log - Splits32868778.306.366.486.852317200238152272114558231184000018637813039153930.00671514019312130
2003Log - Splits51460412.277.336.439.7751549011474810622611364300111401817923122329.113775244370
2004Log - Splits29545484.287.351.475.8261891271398861331294187731000351230753493445.33457120102590
Totals27058325179.280.348.443.791202313691451950150130120314331548347204011950122937222539125335.0452010511681061152590
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BAVG 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) OB On Base (including Homers) Ldoff Leadoff H Hits 1B-IF Infield Single (or Hit) 1B-OF Outfield Singles 1B-Bnt Bunt Single 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs Solo Solo Homers (no baserunners) 2-Run 2-Run Homers 3-Run 3-Run homers Gslam Grand Slams (Bases loaded homer) IPHR Inside the park home run WO-HR Walkoff-homer WO-H Walkoff Hit PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) RBI Runs Batted In HR RBI RBIs from home runs RBI Out Runs Batted In on outs RBIHR% Pct of total RBIs from Homers BB Walks BB4 Walkes on 4-pitches, excluding Intentional walks BB 1BO Walked with first base open and runners on 2nd and /or 3rd BB BL Bases Loaded Walk BB LD Leadoff walk IBB Intentional Walks HBP Hit by a Pitch ROE Reached on Error CI Catchers Interference

Outs

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YearSplitsGPAABOutsGOAOGO%FOLOPOFrcFCProdBuntSHSFGDPGDP-OGDP%IF OutOF OutIF Out%loc Ploc Cloc 1Bloc 2Bloc 3Bloc SSloc LFloc CFloc RFSOSO-swSO-caSo-3SO-FTSO Sw%
1995Log - Splits338757675672492221.12135454223154104123010628.3030416764.542105285447151655196692444571.88
1996Log - Splits204063472431161061.0967142510317531133735.141467665.8205233420441735242115512071.43
1998Log - Splits225624943651411341.05882719932022353912.8217410163.32743241323829373590622631268.89
1999Log - Splits286885874261731800.961162242702622865710.5322412963.53373467424143553173482538165.75
2000Log - Splits204464112991261201.058819138117001114425.001559163.01733744203433312753341923064.15
2001Log - Splits359828996563032371.28167264418248649209022.2238515571.3416649677101456446116902652077.59
2002Log - Splits328687785352332041.14156133515345638178021.2529414367.34184675497541633998683048069.39
2003Log - Splits514604122971261171.0874142913224117185532.731638067.1185233438453228205446828185.19
2004Log - Splits295454843451431450.999616338227116585215.3818810065.32433436405127442957381824566.67
Totals270583251793733161014651.109871962821111727843255412856022.862033104266.1263513455123625003184223026584701813001471.43
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats GO Groundouts AO Air out (Fly Outs + Popouts + Lineouts) FO Fly outs LO Lineouts PO Putouts Frc Forceouts. Groundout with runner ahead of him forced out on base. FC Fielders Choice Prod Productive out. At the very least, a runner was advanced on the out SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies GDP Grounded into Double Play GDP-O Double Play Opportunities for Batter (Runner on 1st + less than 2 outs) GDP% Grounded into double play percentage. Double Plays vs Opportunities IF Out Infield Outs OF out Outfield Outs IF Out% Percentage of outs in the infield loc P Balls fielded by pitcher loc C Balls fielded by catcher loc 1B Balls fielded by first baseman loc 2B Balls fielded by second baseman loc 3B Balls fielded by third baseman loc SS Balls fielded by shortstop loc LF Balls fielded by left field loc CF Balls fielded by center field loc RF Balls fielded by right field SO Strikeouts SO-Sw Strikeouts Swinging SO-Ca Strikeouts Looking (or Called) SO-3 Strikeouts on 3 Pitches SO-FT Strikeout on Foul Tip SO SW% Percentage of strikeouts on swings

Baserunning

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YearSplitsGPAOBmOBPRR%SBSB2SB3SBHCSCS2CS3CSHS1-3S1-2S1-3%S2-HS2-3S2-H%D1-HD1-3D1-H%DIAdv WPAdv OutFrcROOB
1995Log - Splits33875301.34411136.881716107610132435.14141253.8571138.89013472635
1996Log - Splits20406158.3896641.774400220051722.735550.002166.670914918
1998Log - Splits22562193.3436634.2098104400112035.489564.298466.6701815912
1999Log - Splits28688256.37210139.45121200440043510.2613861.905455.5601526811
2000Log - Splits20446141.3165539.012200110041620.008561.548280.001718718
2001Log - Splits35982314.32011035.03119209810163134.0415478.956460.00018361924
2002Log - Splits32868317.36513442.2799005410133825.49201164.5271433.33017431721
2003Log - Splits51460154.3356844.164400321071531.8211473.333827.2703161115
2004Log - Splits29545189.3478846.5632105500122136.3612475.003827.270922713
Totals27058322023.34779939.507166504036408521728.151075864.85495646.671109237113167
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances OB On Base (including Homers) mOBP Modified On Base Percentage. Includes all times on base, whether earned or not. R Runs R% Run%. Runs/OnBase. % of time on base that he scores SB Stolen Bases (Total) SB2 Steals of 2nd base SB3 Steals of 3rd base SBH Steals of home CS Caught Stealings CS2 Caught stealing second base CS3 Caught stealing third base CSH Caught stealing home S1-3 1b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S1-2 1b to 2b on a single while a baserunner S1-3% % of times going first to third on a single S2-H 2b to home on a single while a baserunner S2-3 2b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S2-H% % of times second to home on a single D1-H Scored from first base on a double D1-3 1b to 3b on a double D1-H% % of times scoring from first base on a double DI Defensive Indifference. Defense allowed steal without attempt to throw out Adv WP Advanced on Wild Pitch or Passed Ball Adv Out Advanced safely on an out FrcR Forced out as runner. OOB Thrown Out on Bases as baserunner, excludes while batter

Pitches

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YearSplitsGPAABBBSOHBPPitStrBalSwMsCalCtSwingsFoulIntBInPlStr%Bal%Foul%SW%SwMs%P/PAIP-SW%IP-PA%FPSFPSwFPIPFPS%FPSw%FPIP%
1995Log - Splits338757678696531291859127021353810871318427266059.4140.5913.6542.1216.163.5850.175.44382039950.0623.2011.31
1996Log - Splits2040634752213142578564076236470549154031655.0944.9110.8138.5313.843.5157.677.8176794543.3519.4611.08
1998Log - Splits225624945890522351311924199383720928304041658.6641.3413.6041.5221.443.9844.874.02871515951.0726.8710.50
1999Log - Splits28688587827392722156911531614829211087368155357.6442.3613.5239.9314.813.9650.980.43681778853.4925.7312.79
2000Log - Splits204464112953416831026657108302615724245037060.9639.0414.5643.0214.923.7751.183.02441065354.7123.7711.88
2001Log - Splits3598289964116637002361133926369114011670575482663.8136.1915.5445.1415.753.7749.584.158826212159.8826.6812.32
2002Log - Splits32868778679812317219831189218588117013954571071362.5237.4814.4143.9815.633.6551.182.150623011758.2926.5013.48
2003Log - Splits5146041237543165410526021133276057252291437663.6036.4013.8543.8315.593.6051.981.72931195663.7025.8712.17
2004Log - Splits295454844557520041251753132379725872273845262.4337.5713.6243.5115.143.6851.882.93461578563.4928.8115.60
Totals2705832517952065852217241319785271483392677149268303239468260.7539.2513.9642.6616.003.7250.580.33246148472355.6625.4512.40
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BB Walks SO Strikeouts HBP Hit by a Pitch Pit Pitches Str Strikes Bal Balls SwMs Swing and Miss Cal Called Strikes Swings Batter swung at pitch, regardless of result Foul Foul Balls IntB Intentional Balls InPl Balls put in Play Str% Strike percentage. Total Strikes / Total Pitches Bal% Balls percentage Foul% Foul ball percentage, of all pitches Sw% Swing Percentage. Total Swings / Total Pitches SwMs% Swing and Miss%. When swinging, how much does he miss P/PA Pitches per Plate Appearance IP-SW% Percentage of swings that are put in play IP-PA% % of Plate Appearances where ball is put into play FPS First Pitch Strike FPSw First Pitch Swing FPIP First Pitch in Play FPS% % of Plate Appearances with First Pitch as Strike FPSw% First Pitch Swing Percentage FPIP% First Pitch in Play Percentage