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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Jeffrey Sparks
Stat Years
1995-2005  [mlb] 1999-2000
Height/Weight
6-3 / 220
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (290)
Draft Position
p
Born Date/Place
1972-04-04 in Houston, Texas   [48.242]
High School
Waller (Waller,TX)
Colleges
St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas)
Draft
Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in Round #24 (#671 overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1999-09-12 - Boxscore  (Age: 27.161)
Service Time
Organizations
CIN [3] TBA [2] PIT [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 18281 ... retro id: sparj001 ... mlbam id: 237163
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1995Princeton RedsAppRkcin-231---203.2316200714239.0321914227492101.517.380.466.2311.314.381.811.000
    1995Minor Totals: CINbyYearRk----231---203.2316200714239.0321914227492101.517.380.466.2311.314.381.811.000
    1996Charleston (Wv) AlleyCatsSALAcin-242---274.74463001443089.17951474469410191.407.960.404.639.475.142.04.222
    1996Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-242---004.5030000302.05111120003.0022.504.504.509.004.502.00.000
    1996Minor Totals: CINbyYearAA/A----242---274.74493001446091.38452485479610191.448.300.494.649.485.142.04.222
    1997Winnipeg GoldeyesNorthernIndy------253---114.15700047013.01186010202021.627.620.006.9213.855.542.00.500
    1997Burlington BeesMidwAcin-253---255.7222900513061.1614939739726101.638.951.035.7210.577.191.85.286
    1997Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----251---114.15700047013.01186010202021.627.620.006.9213.855.542.00.500
    1997Minor Totals: CINbyYearA----251---255.7422900513061.3614939739726101.648.991.035.7410.617.221.85.286
    1998Winnipeg GoldeyesNorthernIndy------264---213.123800036381749.0302117542854011.475.510.927.7115.613.862.02.667
    1998Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----261---213.123800036381749.0302117542854011.475.510.927.7115.613.862.02.667
    1999Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-275---533.8334000434049.1372521423697041.226.750.734.2012.594.563.00.625
    1999Durham BullsILAAAtba-275---303.3818000518024.016119214313011.256.000.755.2511.634.132.211.000
    1999Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba62275Log - Sp - Ext - Perf005.40800028110.0666112171011.805.400.9010.8015.305.401.42.000
    1999Minor Totals: PIT-TBAbyYearAAA----272---833.6952000952073.353363063710010051.236.530.744.5612.314.432.70.727
    1999MLB Totals: TBAbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf005.40800028110.0666112171011.805.400.9010.8015.305.401.42.000
    2000St. Petersburg Devil RaysFSLA+tba-286---143.2113100612328.091310026333071.252.890.008.3610.614.181.27.200
    2000Orlando RaysSouAAtba-286---026.75330000010.2913821184001.877.591.699.286.7510.970.73.000
    2000Durham BullsILAAAtba-286---0114.21910028012.2112120223172032.687.821.4216.3412.0814.920.74.000
    2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba62286Log - Sp - Ext - Perf013.5415000415020.11388218243021.525.750.897.9710.623.541.33.000
    2000Minor Totals: TBAbyYearAA/AAA/A+----283---176.6925500820351.32947384605890101.745.110.7010.5710.228.280.97.125
    2000MLB Totals: TBAbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf013.5815000415020.31388218243021.545.820.908.0610.753.581.33.000
    2001Albany AlligatorsAllAmerIndy------297---822.0014130001085.26223193271366001.046.510.322.8414.292.425.04.800
    2001Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----291---822.0114130001085.76223193271366001.046.550.322.8514.372.435.04.800
    2003Bangor LumberjacksNeastIndy---25318---411.23173001014536.22555116500131.126.140.253.9312.271.233.13.800
    2003Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----311---411.24173001014536.72555116500131.136.220.253.9812.431.243.13.800
    2004PensacolaS-eastInd----329---006.55330000011.01298210131002.009.821.648.1810.647.361.30.000
    2004Nashua PrideAtlIndy---24329---542.704500031451053.1422116322691151.207.090.513.7111.643.543.14.556
    2004Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----322---543.374830031451064.3543024532822151.347.580.704.4911.514.212.56.556
    2005Nashua PrideAtlIndy----3310---128.3613100112014.0191513218132122.6412.211.2911.578.369.640.72.333
    2005Yucatan LeonesMexAAA----3310---006.7530001302.22220440002.256.750.0013.5013.506.751.00.000
    2005Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----331---128.3613100112014.0191513218132122.6412.211.2911.578.369.640.72.333
    2005Minor Totals: byYearAAA----331---008.1830001302.72220440002.738.180.0016.3616.368.181.00.000
    MLB Totals (2 yrs)014.1923000623130.3191414330414031.635.680.908.9712.264.191.37.000
    American League Totals (2 yrs)014.1923000623130.3191414330414031.635.680.908.9712.264.191.37.000
    Minor League Totals15224.821671900441485319.026120517124214379373241.497.360.686.0410.695.781.77.405
    Minor: Ind Totals006.55330000011.01298210131002.009.821.648.1810.647.361.30.000
    Minor: Indy Totals21112.7213417008211732251.7189937614135373153131.296.770.504.8413.363.332.76.656
    Minor: Rk Totals203.2316200714239.0321914227492101.517.380.466.2311.314.381.811.000
    Minor: A Totals4125.1568120019560150.714010086118516616291.508.390.665.099.955.991.95.250
    Minor: A+ Totals143.2113100612328.091310026333071.252.890.008.3610.614.181.27.200
    Minor: AA Totals026.64630003012.714149312104002.1310.332.218.857.3810.330.83.000
    Minor: AAA Totals845.31641001263088.766595286412112081.476.730.826.5312.356.021.89.667
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays Totals (2 yrs)014.1923000623130.3191414330414031.635.680.908.9712.264.191.37.000
    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 Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1999Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-27p---1343000000000101000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals343000000000101000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals343000000000101000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    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 Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics 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 Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1995Princeton RedsAppRk23P1600.02100331.0000.200.0025.4100.04
    1996Charleston (Wv) AlleyCatsSALA24P4600.0512302017.8500.400.0032.4100.02
    1997Winnipeg GoldeyesNorthernInd25P700.01100221.0000.300.008.4100.01
    1997Burlington BeesMidwA25P2200.02500771.0000.300.0015.7100.010
    1998Winnipeg GoldeyesNorthernInd26P3800.00300331.0000.100.0044.2100.01
    1999Nashville SoundsPCLAAA27P3400.03400771.0000.200.0024.3100.05
    1999Durham BullsILAAA27P1800.03000331.0000.200.0012.6100.012
    1999Tampa Bay Devil RaysALMLB27P8010.0000000.0000.000.004.9100.018
    2000St. Petersburg Devil RaysFSLA+28P1300.02200441.0000.300.009.4100.012
    2000Orlando RaysSouAA28P300.0151176.8572.000.002.2100.020
    2000Durham BullsILAAA28P900.00100111.0000.100.006.3100.017
    2000Tampa Bay Devil RaysALMLB28P15020.11000111.0000.100.059.3100.016
    2004Nashua Pride PrideAtlInd32P4500.01600771.0000.200.0035.7100.01
    2004Pensacola PelicansCentralInd32P300.0101021.5000.300.003.20.013
    2005Nashua Pride PrideAtlInd33P1300.00400441.0000.300.009.3100.013
    Ind Totals - (P)106003141010.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (P)23030100010.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)6100650010.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)300151112.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)1300220010.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (P)68007173010.0000.000.00---------
    Rk Totals - (P)1600210010.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1995Minor16----------
    1996Minor46----------
    1997Minor22----------
    1999MLB8----------
    1999Minor52----------
    2000MLB15----------
    2000Minor25----------
    Totals184----------