Biographical

Portrait of Steve Sparks

Steve Sparks P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date7-2-1965
Height6' 0"
Weight187 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1995 MIL MLB 33 27 202.0 210 86 96 17 .270 101 9.4 3.8 0.8 4.3 48% .288 .258 1.47 4.64 4.63 108 0.00 0.0
1996 MIL MLB 20 13 88.7 103 52 21 19 .266 98 10.5 5.3 1.9 2.1 45% .270 .304 1.75 7.42 6.60 144 0.00 0.0
1998 ANA MLB 22 20 128.7 130 58 90 14 .269 96 9.1 4.1 1.0 6.3 44% .294 .261 1.46 4.71 4.34 104 0.00 0.0
1999 ANA MLB 28 26 147.7 165 82 73 21 .267 95 10.1 5.0 1.3 4.4 44% .286 .289 1.67 5.91 5.42 123 0.00 0.0
2000 DET MLB 20 15 104.0 108 29 53 7 .265 92 9.3 2.5 0.6 4.6 52% .286 .239 1.32 4.03 4.07 99 0.00 0.0
2001 DET MLB 35 33 232.0 244 64 116 22 .265 99 9.5 2.5 0.9 4.5 57% .287 .253 1.33 4.24 3.65 102 0.00 0.0
2002 DET MLB 32 30 189.0 238 67 98 23 .266 98 11.3 3.2 1.1 4.7 55% .322 .298 1.61 4.86 5.52 113 0.00 0.0
2003 DET 0 42 0 89.7 95 34 49 11 .264 99 9.5 3.4 1.1 4.9 48% .291 .273 1.44 4.83 4.72 0 0.00 0.0
2003 OAK 0 9 0 17.3 19 3 5 2 .255 94 9.9 1.6 1.0 2.6 58% .266 .255 1.27 4.54 5.71 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 29 18 120.7 139 45 57 18 .260 99 10.4 3.4 1.3 4.3 43% .288 .289 1.52 5.19 6.04 117 0.00 0.0
2003 TOT MLB 51 0 107.0 114 37 54 13 .263 98 9.6 3.1 1.1 4.5 50% .286 .270 1.41 4.79 4.88 108 4.43 1.1
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1987 HEL Rk 10 9 57.7 68 20 47 8 .000 10.6 3.1 1.2 7.3 0% .000 .000 1.53 5.49 4.68
1988 BLT A 25 24 164.0 162 51 96 8 .000 8.9 2.8 0.4 5.3 0% .000 .000 1.30 3.49 3.79
1989 STO A+ 23 22 164.0 125 53 126 6 .000 6.9 2.9 0.3 6.9 0% .000 .000 1.09 2.66 2.41
1990 STO A+ 19 19 129.3 136 31 77 4 .000 9.5 2.2 0.3 5.4 0% .000 .000 1.29 3.15 3.69
1990 ELP AA 7 6 30.3 43 15 17 4 .000 12.8 4.5 1.2 5.0 0% .000 .000 1.91 5.27 6.53
1991 STO A+ 24 24 179.7 160 98 139 4 .000 8.0 4.9 0.2 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.44 3.48 3.06
1991 ELP AA 4 4 17.0 30 9 10 1 .000 15.9 4.8 0.5 5.3 0% .000 .000 2.29 4.65 9.53
1992 ELP AA 28 22 140.7 159 50 79 11 .000 10.2 3.2 0.7 5.1 0% .000 .000 1.49 4.22 5.37
1993 NWO AAA 29 28 180.3 174 80 104 17 .000 8.7 4.0 0.8 5.2 0% .000 .000 1.41 4.58 3.84
1994 NWO AAA 28 27 183.7 183 68 105 23 .000 9.0 3.3 1.1 5.1 0% .000 .000 1.37 4.95 4.46
1995 MIL MLB 33 27 202.0 210 86 96 17 .270 101 9.4 3.8 0.8 4.3 48% .288 .258 1.47 4.64 4.63
1996 MIL MLB 20 13 88.7 103 52 21 19 .266 98 10.5 5.3 1.9 2.1 45% .270 .304 1.75 7.42 6.60
1996 NWO AAA 11 10 57.7 64 35 27 8 .000 10.0 5.5 1.2 4.2 0% .000 .000 1.72 5.69 4.99
1998 ANA MLB 22 20 128.7 130 58 90 14 .269 96 9.1 4.1 1.0 6.3 44% .294 .261 1.46 4.71 4.34
1998 MID AA 7 7 40.7 49 15 34 3 .000 10.8 3.3 0.7 7.5 0% .000 .000 1.57 3.92 7.08
1998 VAN AAA 4 4 28.0 23 6 19 2 .000 7.4 1.9 0.6 6.1 0% .000 .000 1.04 3.77 2.89
1999 ANA MLB 28 26 147.7 165 82 73 21 .267 95 10.1 5.0 1.3 4.4 44% .286 .289 1.67 5.91 5.42
2000 DET MLB 20 15 104.0 108 29 53 7 .265 92 9.3 2.5 0.6 4.6 52% .286 .239 1.32 4.03 4.07
2000 TOL AAA 16 14 90.7 86 41 44 8 .000 8.5 4.1 0.8 4.4 0% .000 .000 1.40 4.67 3.77
2001 DET MLB 35 33 232.0 244 64 116 22 .265 99 9.5 2.5 0.9 4.5 57% .287 .253 1.33 4.24 3.65
2002 DET MLB 32 30 189.0 238 67 98 23 .266 98 11.3 3.2 1.1 4.7 55% .322 .298 1.61 4.86 5.52
2003 DET MLB 42 0 89.7 95 34 49 11 .264 99 9.5 3.4 1.1 4.9 48% .291 .273 1.44 4.83 4.72
2003 OAK MLB 9 0 17.3 19 3 5 2 .255 94 9.9 1.6 1.0 2.6 58% .266 .255 1.27 4.54 5.71
2004 ARI MLB 29 18 120.7 139 45 57 18 .260 99 10.4 3.4 1.3 4.3 43% .288 .289 1.52 5.19 6.04
2005 POR AAA 3 3 17.7 15 6 9 1 .280 59 7.6 3.1 0.5 4.6 40% .237 .222 1.19 4.25 2.03
2005 SAC AAA 12 11 66.0 87 26 31 10 .277 59 11.9 3.5 1.4 4.2 46% .325 .282 1.71 5.82 6.95

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1997-03-24 1997-09-29 60-DL 189 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1997-06-12 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 ARI $500,000
2003 DET, OAK $4,500,000
2002 DET $3,000,000
2001 DET $625,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$8,625,000
4 yrTotal$8,625,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 144 d

Details
  • Triple-A 4/05 signed as a free agent from AZ 1/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (04) contract purchased 9/03 assigned Double-A 8/03 signed as a free agent from DET 8/03 designated for assignment 8/03
  • 2 year/$8M (02-03)+$5M 04 club option $0.5M buyout
  • 02:$3M, 03:$4.5M
  • 1 year/$0.65M (01)

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BP Articles

Steve Sparks is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore's First WeekRany Jazayerli2015-11-03
The BP Wayback Machine: Dayton Moore's First WeekRany Jazayerli2014-09-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals, 5/22/05Jonah Keri2005-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessAre Knuckleballers Easy to Relieve?: ...And Other Pressing Issues of Our TimeMichael Wolverton2004-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Spring Job BattlesJoe Sheehan2004-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IVBaseball Prospectus2004-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The WestsBaseball Prospectus2004-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-24Christina Kahrl2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Bad News in OaklandWill Carroll2003-08-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Roger Clemens and the Historic No-DecisionDerek Zumsteg2003-06-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-05-23
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: www.reallygoodrighthandedpitchers.comJoe Sheehan2003-04-10


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