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Steve SparksTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1986-2004 MLB Years: 1995-2004
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League

PositionsP-505, OF-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSteven William Sparks
Height6-0Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 2,1965 [53.167]PlaceTulsa,Oklahoma
High SchoolHolland Hall (Tulsa,OK)
CollegeSam Houston State University (Huntsville,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 5th round (123rd overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 28,1995 [29.300]
OrganizationsMIL [10] DET [4] ANA [2] OAK [1] ARI [1] Awards2Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID463Retrosheet IDspars001MLBAM ID122562
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts21Walks54Hittable39SO/BB35vsPower39Hitting1Durability75Team.470Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1986Sam Houston StateCollegeNCAAJrRel20323.8324123000340.0312517022290001.336.98--4.956.531.32.600-
1987Sam Houston StateCollegeNCAASrST211101.94141311040188.0732319030620001.177.47--3.076.342.071.000-
1987Helena BrewersPioRkmil-ST21634.681091200057.2684430820475001.5310.611.253.127.342.35.667-
1988Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-ST229133.79252415100164.01628069851965001.308.890.442.805.271.88.409-
1989Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-ST231352.41232213200164.012555446531266001.096.860.332.916.912.38.722-
1990Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-ST241073.69191905100129.01366353431777001.299.460.282.165.362.48.588-
1990El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-ST24126.53761001030.0432422415172001.9112.761.194.455.041.13.333-
1990Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01194.23262515110159.21798775846949001.4110.090.452.595.302.04.5503.15
1991Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-ST259103.06242408200179.2160706149813913001.448.010.204.916.961.42.474-
1991El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-ST25129.53440000017.030221819102002.2915.880.534.765.291.11.333-
1991Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST010123.62282808200196.21909279510714915001.518.690.234.906.821.39.4553.30
1992El Paso DiablosTexAAmil23S/R26985.37282263031140.215999841150796301.4910.170.703.205.051.58.529-
1993New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil19ST279133.84292817100180.0174897717801047001.418.680.853.995.191.30.409-
1994New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ST2810124.46282715100183.218310191236810514301.378.971.133.335.151.54.455-
1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil50ST299114.63332763020202.02101111041786965101.479.360.763.834.281.12.4504.52
1996New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ST30264.9911101320057.2644332835276001.729.991.255.464.210.77.250-
1996Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil50S/R30476.6020137102088.210366651952216001.7510.451.935.282.130.40.3647.24
1998Midland AngelsTexAAana-ST32047.08770000040.2493832315343101.5710.840.663.327.522.27.000-
1998Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAana-ST32042.89440200028.02311926192001.047.390.641.936.113.17.000-
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0085.3711110200068.2724941521535101.359.440.662.756.952.52.0003.46
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana23ST32944.34222020010128.213066621458906001.469.090.984.066.301.55.6924.51
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana23ST335115.42282620010147.2165101892182738001.6710.061.285.004.450.89.3135.66
2000Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet16ST34573.7716142100090.2865338841440101.408.540.794.074.371.07.417-
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet37S/R34754.07201551151104.01085547729536001.329.350.612.514.591.83.5833.83
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet37ST351493.65353328120232.02441109422641168201.339.470.852.484.501.81.6094.11
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet37ST368165.52323023000189.02381341162367988201.6111.331.103.194.671.46.3334.57
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet37Rel37064.72420420024289.29557471134493001.449.541.103.414.921.44.0004.67
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak37Rel37005.71909002017.01911112350001.279.871.041.562.601.67-4.47
2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari23S/R38376.042918110060120.213989811845574001.5210.371.343.364.251.27.3005.16
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter59764.88270182881624531317.2145180071615452065854501.499.901.053.554.491.27.4371.70
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter84964.06235220154410411459.2146279266010757292478801.398.990.663.525.681.62.467-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter26424.118883518400538.05302972475823029929401.418.830.973.834.981.30.382-
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter11166.14463973041227.2281183156198914013401.6211.060.753.505.511.57.407-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter32223.016665116500472.14211881581418234226001.278.010.273.466.511.88.593-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9133.79252415100164.01628069851965001.308.890.442.805.271.88.409-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter634.681091200057.2684430820475001.5310.611.253.127.342.35.667-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1422.5338142410404128.01044836052910001.227.31--3.666.401.75.875-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter29364.451297851122313614.26853563046319431625401.4310.030.922.844.631.63.446-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13185.235340134040290.23131771693613811711101.559.691.114.273.620.85.419-
Anaheim Angels Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14154.92504640020275.02951671513514016314001.579.611.144.565.311.16.483-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter376.042918110060120.213989811845574001.5210.371.343.364.251.27.300-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter005.71909002017.01911112350001.279.871.041.562.601.67--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10134.884530153081220.024213311926871109101.499.901.053.554.491.27.4351.70
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13144.06353327210220.022011999168613912101.398.990.663.525.681.62.481-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil19p27311000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana23p3211100000001001000.000.500.000.500003.000.0001.000.35633.330.000.000.000.000.00
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana23p3333011002000100000.333.333.6671.000213.500.334.333.4160.0033.330.000.000.00100.00
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet37p3534000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet37p3612000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari23p3827310400010001401000.129.129.129.2584032.235.000.000.1150.0043.750.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter35411510030011702000.122.143.146.2896144.208.024.049.0002.2738.6417.000.000.0020.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter311000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter311000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter27310400010001401000.129.129.129.2584032.235.000.000.0000.0043.750.000.000.000.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter46000000000200000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Anaheim Angels Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter44111002001101000.250.400.500.900216.333.250.500.00016.6716.671.000.000.00100.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162190523500140057909000.122.143.146.289285204.208.024.049.0002.2738.6417.000.000.0020.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625000000000500000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1987Helena Brewers PioRkmil21P10--26--881.0000.80------10100.014.3
1988Beloit Brewers MidwAmil22P25--829133837.9741.48------25100.017.9
1989Stockton Ports CalifA+mil23P23--1025413935.8971.52------23100.016.2
1990Stockton Ports CalifA+mil24P19--828554136.8781.89------19100.013.5
1990El Paso Diablos TexAAmil24P7--46--10101.0001.43------7100.05.2
1991Stockton Ports CalifA+mil25P24--19533107572.9603.00------24100.017.6
1991El Paso Diablos TexAAmil25P4--351-98.8892.00------4100.02.9
1992El Paso Diablos TexAAmil26P28--1642256058.9672.07------28100.020.6
1993New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil27P29--941-250501.0001.72------3193.520.1
1993New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil27OF1--1---111.0001.00------313.20.7
1994New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil28P28--1636255452.9631.86------28100.019.4
1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29P33-2022543257068.9712.060.34-----33100.022.9
1996New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil30P11--57-112121.0001.09------11100.07.7
1996Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil30P20-88923113332.9701.600.36-----20100.012.3
1998Midland Angels TexAAana32P7--713--20201.0002.86------7100.05.0
1998Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAana32P4--53--881.0002.00------4100.02.8
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana32P22-1281231-243431.0001.950.34-----22100.013.6
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana33P28-147735344542.9331.500.29-----28100.017.3
2000Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet34P16--1122223533.9432.06------16100.011.3
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet34P20-1041117122928.9661.400.27-----20100.012.3
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet35P35-2322042116362.9841.770.27-----35100.021.6
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet36P32-1891541235856.9661.750.30-----32100.019.9
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet37P42-89612151918.9470.430.20-----42100.025.9
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak37P9-1724-1661.0000.670.35-----9100.05.6
2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari38P29-1208212-3129.9351.000.24-----29100.017.9
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P270-13161152691324397384.9671.420.29-----2700.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P88--46109410159155.9751.76------880.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P46--3066359996.9702.09------460.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P66--371061216155143.9232.17------660.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P25--829133837.9741.48------250.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P10--26--881.0000.80------100.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1987Helena Brewers PioRkmil2110----------
1988Beloit Brewers MidwAmil2225----------
1989Stockton Ports CalifA+mil2323----------
1990Stockton Ports CalifA+mil2419----------
1990El Paso Diablos TexAAmil247----------
1991Stockton Ports CalifA+mil2524----------
1991El Paso Diablos TexAAmil254----------
1992El Paso Diablos TexAAmil2628----------
1993New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil2729--------1-
1994New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil2828----------
1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2933----------
1996New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil3011----------
1996Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil3020----------
1998Midland Angels TexAAana327----------
1998Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAana324----------
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana3222----------
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana3328----------
2000Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet3416----------
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet3420----------
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet3535----------
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet3632----------
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet3742----------
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak379----------
2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari3829----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2000Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor34334.82936001028.026221501519111.468.360.004.826.111.277.07.500
2003Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB37004.5010100004.02221310001.254.502.256.752.250.334.50.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs334.82936001028.026221501519111.468.360.004.826.111.277.07.500
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs004.5010100004.0222131001.254.502.256.752.250.334.50.000

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2000AL Pitcher of the Month (August)1
2001Detroit Tigers Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-01-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
2003-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-08-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
2003-08-27Released by Tigers. 
2000-03-26ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
2000-03-23Released by Phillies. 
2000-02-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1999-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-04-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1997-10-17Free AgentGranted free agency 
1997-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-10-07On disabled list 
1994-02-06Contractre-signed by Brewers 
1993-10-15Free AgentGranted free agency 
1987-06-03Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1995Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll29109,000-75328-999,520109,000109,000
1996Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll30175,000-5492340957,870109,000284,000
1998Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll32170,000-81237-1,276,192170,000454,000
1999Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll331,387,500-30612671,454,491200,0001,841,500
2000Detroit TigersTeam Payroll34175,000-79531-1,394,248200,0002,016,500
2001Detroit TigersTeam Payroll35650,000-45915501,897,758200,0002,666,500
2002Detroit TigersTeam Payroll363,000,000-231675++2,011,045200,0005,666,500
2003Detroit TigersTeam Payroll374,500,000-154481++2,163,527300,00010,166,500
2003Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll374,500,000-154481++2,163,527300,00010,166,500
2004Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll38500,000-47516482,070,100300,00010,666,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red