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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Donald E. Sparks
Stat Years
1982-1996
Height/Weight
6-2 / 185
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
1B (539) ... 3B (536) ... P (73) ... 2B (22) ... SS (3) ... OF (2)
Draft Position
3B
Born Date/Place
High School
Millikan (Long Beach,CA)
Colleges
Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, California), Long Beach City College (Long Beach, California)
Draft
Selected by the New York Yankees in Round #5 (#131 overall) of the 1988 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
Service Time
Organizations
NYA [8] KCA [5] CLE [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 96235
Relations
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1987Loyola MarymountWCACNCAA-1------213b---Jr58222537912254183242200000.356.419.495.91424611019.270.139.0009.768.940.9244.42.0324.0
    1988Loyola MarymountWCACNCAA-1------223bDR:5-131Sr6325974105232137962131900000.405.434.6601.09427217138.320.255.0004.786.991.4619.94.7836.2
    1988Prince William YankeesCaroA+nya-223b---17026722661403281085141100.247.279.333.6122818917.120.086.2942.8518.156.3889.01.0725.8
    1989Prince William CannonsCaroA+nya-233b---21154495212632166512248520420.281.317.396.71347917839.167.115.3315.0117.753.5474.81.2531.0
    1990Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAAnya-241b-3b---31124184811120545234337040520.266.322.366.68846015329.177.100.3077.1715.222.12104.50.8726.1
    1990Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-243b---316513630020021010000.118.167.176.3435493.098.058.1463.7018.525.000.00.0050.0
    1991Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-251b---45215211396202500122743200.257.324.322.646173498.145.065.3076.9415.612.250.00.0020.5
    1992Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAAnya-261b---513450564158312147222307120820.313.349.465.81454523547.212.152.3365.5013.032.3736.12.5729.8
    1993Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-271b---612847563135337117203298341600.284.327.453.78051521551.223.169.3205.6316.122.8643.22.1437.8
    1994Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-281b---713951560140216763274276428317.272.327.377.70457119434.177.105.3027.3613.311.8173.61.2324.3
    1995Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-291b---8137545671702610790202975119317.312.342.435.77758523743.180.123.3454.9612.822.5977.91.2025.3
    1996Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcle-303b---9137511691513258682254722112414.295.358.425.78358021745.235.130.3239.3112.411.3363.91.3829.8
    Minor League Totals1010403888459110221838605371320263620289551648.283.329.405.73442431576316.188.122.3196.2014.612.3664.81.4128.7
    Minor: A+ Totals218571674192461993223213661520.268.303.373.67676026756.149.105.3184.2117.894.2579.61.1829.2
    Minor: AA Totals2246923112269517181245663141601340.291.336.420.756100538876.196.129.3236.2714.032.2451.31.7928.2
    Minor: AAA Totals660922492736411213033320612168343168371048.285.334.410.7442478921184.197.125.3186.7813.842.0468.21.3328.7
    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 Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1982Butte Copper KingsPioRkkca-161---514.66880000046.1502924517374011.459.710.973.307.195.632.18.833
    1982Gulf Coast Royals GCLRkkca-161---115.40331000015.02011914141001.6012.000.602.408.406.603.50.500
    1982Minor Totals: KCAbyYearRk----162---624.8611111000061.3704033621515011.4910.310.883.097.515.892.43.750
    1984Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-kca-182---432.061683138165.2592515218634041.178.090.272.478.633.433.50.571
    1984Minor Totals: KCAbyYearA-----181---432.071683138165.7592515218634041.188.140.282.488.703.453.50.571
    1985Fort Myers RoyalsFSLA+kca-193---862.31272210150140.11354836244691001.288.660.132.824.433.081.57.571
    1985Minor Totals: KCAbyYearA+----191---862.31272210150140.31354836244691001.288.670.132.834.433.081.57.571
    1986Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-204---744.6319181011093.19555481139354031.449.161.063.763.385.300.90.636
    1986Minor Totals: KCAbyYearAA----201---744.6419181011093.39555481139354031.449.181.063.773.385.320.90.636
    1987Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-215---029.00330000010.01612105840002.4014.404.507.203.6010.800.50.000
    1987Minor Totals: KCAbyYearAA----211---029.00330000010.01612105840002.4014.404.507.203.6010.800.50.000
    1994Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-286---009.0010001101.02110000012.0018.000.000.000.009.000.00.000
    1994Minor Totals: NYAbyYearAAA----281---009.0010001101.02110000012.0018.000.000.000.009.002.00.000
    Minor League Totals25173.477762616151371.73771811432613022214091.379.140.633.155.384.391.71.595
    Minor: Rk Totals624.8611111000061.3704033621515011.4910.310.883.097.515.892.43.750
    Minor: A- Totals432.071683138165.7592515218634041.188.140.282.488.703.453.50.571
    Minor: A+ Totals862.31272210150140.31354836244691001.288.670.132.834.433.081.57.571
    Minor: AA Totals765.06222110110103.311167581647394031.539.691.404.103.405.850.83.538
    Minor: AAA Totals009.0010001101.02110000012.0018.000.000.000.009.002.00.000
    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 Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1982Butte Copper KingsPioRk16P800.02720119.8181.100.0011.4100.011
    1982Gulf Coast Royals GCLRk16P300.01200331.0001.000.004.8100.013
    1984Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-18P1600.02400661.0000.400.0021.6100.05
    1985Fort Myers RoyalsFSLA+19P2700.07160023231.0000.900.0019.4100.08
    1986Memphis ChicksSouAA20P1900.057101312.9230.600.0013.2100.010
    1988Prince William YankeesCaroA+223B7000.0451492117215194.9022.800.0050.4100.01
    1989Prince William CannonsCaroA+231B500.0553276058.96711.600.003.64.34
    1989Prince William CannonsCaroA+233B11100.0672242224313291.9302.600.0080.496.51
    1990Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAA241B12300.01093651011411681158.9919.400.0088.5109.81
    1990Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAA243B11100.0682262123315294.9332.600.0079.999.11
    1990Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAA24SS100.02101331.0003.000.000.70.95
    1990Columbus ClippersILAAA241B200.05000551.0002.500.001.412.512
    1990Columbus ClippersILAAA243B1500.0526203331.9392.100.0010.393.84
    1991Columbus ClippersILAAA251B2900.021617320236233.9878.000.0020.155.84
    1991Columbus ClippersILAAA253B1300.0718603125.8061.900.009.025.05
    1992Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAA261B9200.082260889890882.9919.600.0066.268.71
    1992Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAA262B200.01000111.0000.500.001.41.54
    1992Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAA263B2900.02361528984.9442.900.0020.921.62
    1993Columbus ClippersILAAA271B9100.079561691862856.9939.400.0065.071.11
    1993Columbus ClippersILAAA272B100.00100111.0001.000.000.70.84
    1993Columbus ClippersILAAA273B600.0311231614.8752.300.004.34.74
    1994Columbus ClippersILAAA281B10700.09516788910261018.9929.500.0075.477.01
    1994Columbus ClippersILAAA282B1600.02832256260.9683.800.0011.311.54
    1994Columbus ClippersILAAA283B1300.0934244543.9563.300.009.29.43
    1994Columbus ClippersILAAA28SS200.02602881.0004.000.001.41.45
    1995Columbus ClippersILAAA291B8000.076255576822817.99410.200.0057.658.41
    1995Columbus ClippersILAAA293B3900.02592315120117.9753.000.0028.128.52
    1995Columbus ClippersILAAA29OF200.01000111.0000.500.001.41.514
    1996Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA301B1000.08170888881.0008.800.006.97.35
    1996Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA302B300.07211109.9003.000.002.12.26
    1996Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA303B12900.0662501621332316.9522.400.0089.694.21
    AAA Totals - (1B)31900281020722284110.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (2B)200035353614.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (3B)21500115431314313.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (SS)200260214.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (OF)200100011.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (1B)21500191512518203110.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (2B)200100011.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (3B)1400091287262513.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (SS)100210113.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)1900571011.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (1B)50055327112.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (3B)18100112373434113.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)27007160011.0000.000.00---------
    A- Totals - (P)1600240010.0000.000.00---------
    Rk Totals - (P)1100392011.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1982Minor11----------
    1984Minor16----------
    1985Minor27----------
    1986Minor19----------
    1988Minor----70------
    1989Minor--5-111------
    1990Minor--125-1261-----
    1991Minor--29-13------
    1992Minor--92229------
    1993Minor--9116------
    1994Minor--10716132-----
    1995Minor--80-39----2-
    1996Minor--103129------
    Totals73-539225363---2-