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Steve Sparks PPirates

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 4 0 0 0 2 6.75 -0.1
Birth Date3-28-1975
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2000 PIT 25 3 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 4 3 3 0 5 5 5 0 2 6.75 5.81 7.10 -0.6 -0.1
Career304.00.04.0000000204330555026.755.817.10-0.6-0.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 AUG A 2 2 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ERI A- 14 10 63.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HIC A 25 12 88.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LYN A+ 5 5 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PIT MLB 3 0 4.0 7.10 60 .267 .244 .324 .395 .252 .308 100 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2000 ALT AA 23 17 109.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 7 6 38.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NAS AAA 31 10 74.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SHV AA 6 0 9.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FRE AAA 3 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MEM AAA 2 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1998 ERI A- 2 7 0 14 10 63.0 55 30 61 3 0% .000 7.9 4.3 0.4 8.7 1.35 4.43 0.0 0.0
1998 AUG A 0 1 0 2 2 8.7 11 4 12 1 0% .000 11.4 4.1 1.0 12.4 1.72 6.21 0.0 0.0
1999 LYN A+ 2 3 0 5 5 26.0 36 15 20 3 0% .000 12.5 5.2 1.0 6.9 1.96 6.23 0.0 0.0
1999 HIC A 4 6 0 25 12 88.7 97 51 72 3 0% .000 9.8 5.2 0.3 7.3 1.67 4.46 0.0 0.0
2000 PIT MLB 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 4 5 2 0 78% .308 9.0 11.2 0.0 4.5 2.25 6.75 -0.6 -0.1
2000 ALT AA 6 7 0 23 17 109.3 103 54 66 6 0% .000 8.5 4.4 0.5 5.4 1.44 4.78 0.0 0.0
2001 NAS AAA 3 5 3 31 10 74.7 77 64 63 10 0% .000 9.3 7.7 1.2 7.6 1.89 5.06 0.0 0.0
2001 ALT AA 1 4 0 7 6 38.3 31 25 32 2 0% .000 7.3 5.9 0.5 7.5 1.46 3.76 0.0 0.0
2002 MEM AAA 0 0 0 2 0 3.3 1 6 2 0 0% .111 2.7 16.4 0.0 5.5 2.12 10.91 0.0 0.0
2002 SHV AA 0 0 0 6 0 9.3 15 10 5 1 0% .400 14.5 9.7 1.0 4.8 2.69 12.58 0.0 0.0
2002 FRE AAA 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 5 3 3 1 0% .286 11.2 6.8 2.2 6.8 2.00 11.25 0.0 0.0

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Life After 30Jim Baker2006-07-18
Prospectus Notebook: Royals, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2006-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 3-6Christina Kahrl2006-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
From The Mailbag: Questec, Park Factors and Transactions GaloreBaseball Prospectus2004-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Hey WotJim Baker2004-08-10


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