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Jeff Sparks

James Jeffrey Sparks

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: April 4, 1972 in Houston, Texas, US
High School: Waller HS (Waller , TX)
School: St. Mary's University (San Antonio , TX)

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 24th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft from St. Mary's University (San Antonio , TX).

Major League Stats

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1995 23 2.8 Princeton APPY Rk CIN 2 0 1.000 3.23 16 2 7 0 0 2 39.0 32 19 14 2 27 2 49 0 1 2 172 1.513 7.4 0.5 6.2 11.3 1.81
1996 24 2.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA CIN 2 7 .222 4.73 49 3 14 0 0 0 91.1 84 52 48 5 47 6 96 9 1 10 404 1.434 8.3 0.5 4.6 9.5 2.04
1996 24 2.7 Charleston WV SALL A CIN 2 7 .222 4.74 46 3 14 0 0 0 89.1 79 51 47 4 46 6 94 9 1 10 394 1.399 8.0 0.4 4.6 9.5 2.04
1996 24 -0.3 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 0 0 4.50 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 5 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 10 3.000 22.5 4.5 4.5 9.0 2.00
1997 25 2.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Ind CIN 3 6 .333 5.45 29 9 9 0 0 0 74.1 72 57 45 7 49 1 92 2 1 8 343 1.628 8.7 0.8 5.9 11.1 1.88
1997 25 -0.4 Winnipeg NORL Ind 1 1 .500 4.15 7 0 4 0 0 0 13.0 11 8 6 0 10 0 20 2 0 2 62 1.615 7.6 0.0 6.9 13.8 2.00
1997 25 3.6 Burlington MIDW A CIN 2 5 .286 5.72 22 9 5 0 0 0 61.1 61 49 39 7 39 1 72 0 1 6 281 1.630 9.0 1.0 5.7 10.6 1.85
1998 26 0.8 Winnipeg NORL Ind 2 1 .667 3.12 38 0 36 0 0 17 49.0 30 21 17 5 42 1 85 1 0 4 221 1.469 5.5 0.9 7.7 15.6 2.02
1999 27 0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA PIT,TBD 8 3 .727 3.68 52 0 9 0 0 0 73.1 53 36 30 6 37 1 100 5 0 10 315 1.227 6.5 0.7 4.5 12.3 2.70
1999 27 0.2 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 5 3 .625 3.83 34 0 4 0 0 0 49.1 37 25 21 4 23 1 69 4 0 7 209 1.216 6.8 0.7 4.2 12.6 3.00
1999 27 0.1 Durham IL AAA TBD 3 0 1.000 3.38 18 0 5 0 0 0 24.0 16 11 9 2 14 0 31 1 0 3 106 1.250 6.0 0.8 5.2 11.6 2.21
2000 28 4.2 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AAA-AA TBD 1 7 .125 6.66 25 5 8 0 0 3 51.1 29 47 38 4 60 0 58 10 0 9 251 1.734 5.1 0.7 10.5 10.2 0.97
2000 28 5.4 St. Petersburg FLOR A+ TBD 1 4 .200 3.21 13 1 6 0 0 3 28.0 9 13 10 0 26 0 33 7 0 3 121 1.250 2.9 0.0 8.4 10.6 1.27
2000 28 4.2 Orlando SOUL AA TBD 0 2 .000 6.75 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.2 9 13 8 2 11 0 8 0 0 4 55 1.875 7.6 1.7 9.3 6.8 0.73
2000 28 1.4 Durham IL AAA TBD 0 1 .000 14.21 9 1 2 0 0 0 12.2 11 21 20 2 23 0 17 3 0 2 75 2.684 7.8 1.4 16.3 12.1 0.74
2001 29 3.7 Albany ALLA Ind 8 2 .800 2.00 14 13 85.2 62 23 19 3 27 1.039 6.5 0.3 2.8
2003 31 4.8 Bangor NEAS Ind 4 1 .800 1.23 17 3 10 0 0 5 36.2 25 5 5 1 16 1 50 3 1 0 154 1.118 6.1 0.2 3.9 12.3 3.13
2004 32 3.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind 5 4 .556 3.36 48 3 31 0 0 10 64.1 54 30 24 5 32 2 82 5 1 2 279 1.337 7.6 0.7 4.5 11.5 2.56
2004 32 5.8 Pensacola CENL Ind 0 0 6.55 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.0 12 9 8 2 10 0 13 0 0 1 52 2.000 9.8 1.6 8.2 10.6 1.30
2004 32 2.9 Nashua ATLL Ind 5 4 .556 2.70 45 0 31 0 0 10 53.1 42 21 16 3 22 2 69 5 1 1 227 1.200 7.1 0.5 3.7 11.6 3.14
2005 33 4.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AAA 1 2 .333 8.10 16 1 2 0 0 0 16.2 21 17 15 2 22 1 17 3 1 2 94 2.580 11.3 1.1 11.9 9.2 0.77
2005 33 4.1 Nashua ATLL Ind 1 2 .333 8.36 13 1 1 0 0 0 14.0 19 15 13 2 18 1 13 2 1 2 80 2.643 12.2 1.3 11.6 8.4 0.72
2005 33 4.3 Yucatan MEX AAA 0 0 6.75 3 0 1 0 0 0 2.2 2 2 2 0 4 0 4 1 0 0 14 2.250 6.8 0.0 13.5 13.5 1.00
10 Seasons 36 33 .522 3.95 304 39 126 0 0 37 581.2 462 307 255 40 359 15 629 38 6 47 2233 1.411 7.1 0.6 5.6 9.7 1.75
Rk (1 season) Rk 2 0 1.000 3.23 16 2 7 0 0 2 39.0 32 19 14 2 27 2 49 0 1 2 172 1.513 7.4 0.5 6.2 11.3 1.81
Ind (6 seasons) Ind 21 11 .656 2.88 137 20 82 0 0 32 262.2 201 102 84 16 145 5 250 13 3 10 796 1.317 6.9 0.5 5.0 8.6 1.72
A (2 seasons) A 4 12 .250 5.14 68 12 19 0 0 0 150.2 140 100 86 11 85 7 166 9 2 16 675 1.493 8.4 0.7 5.1 9.9 1.95
A+ (1 season) A+ 1 4 .200 3.21 13 1 6 0 0 3 28.0 9 13 10 0 26 0 33 7 0 3 121 1.250 2.9 0.0 8.4 10.6 1.27
AA (2 seasons) AA 0 2 .000 6.39 6 3 0 0 0 0 12.2 14 14 9 3 12 0 10 0 0 4 65 2.053 9.9 2.1 8.5 7.1 0.83
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 8 4 .667 5.28 64 1 12 0 0 0 88.2 66 59 52 8 64 1 121 9 0 12 404 1.466 6.7 0.8 6.5 12.3 1.89
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1995 23 3.1 Princeton APPY Rk CIN 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA CIN 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 24 2.8 Charleston WV SALL A CIN 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 24 0.1 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-A CIN 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 25 -1.0 Winnipeg NORL Ind 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 25 3.4 Burlington MIDW A CIN 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 26 0.2 Winnipeg NORL Ind 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 0.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA PIT,TBD 52 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1999 27 0.0 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 34 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1999 27 -0.1 Durham IL AAA TBD 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 28 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AAA-AA TBD 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 28 5.3 St. Petersburg FLOR A+ TBD 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 28 3.8 Orlando SOUL AA TBD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 28 1.0 Durham IL AAA TBD 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 29 4.6 Albany ALLA Ind 14
2003 31 5.0 Bangor NEAS Ind 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 32 3.7 Nashua ATLL Ind 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 32 5.9 Pensacola CENL Ind 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 33 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Ind 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 33 4.0 Nashua ATLL Ind 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 33 3.2 Yucatan MEX AAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 304 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ind (6 seasons) Ind 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (2 seasons) A 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 64 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1995 23 Princeton APPY Rk CIN P 16 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.19 6 5 45%
1996 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA CIN P 49 20 5 12 3 0 .850 0.35 0 2 100%
1996 24 Charleston WV SALL A CIN P 46 20 5 12 3 0 .850 0.37
1996 24 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 100%
1997 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Ind CIN P 29 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 0.31 20 5 20%
1997 25 Winnipeg NORL Ind P 7 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.29 4 0 0%
1997 25 Burlington MIDW A CIN P 22 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.32 16 5 24%
1998 26 Winnipeg NORL Ind P 38 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.08 13 0 0%
1999 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA PIT,TBD P 52 10 6 4 0 0 1.000 0.19 7 4 36%
1999 27 Nashville PCL AAA PIT P 34 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 0.21 6 4 40%
1999 27 Durham IL AAA TBD P 18 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.17 1 0 0%
2000 28 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AAA-AA TBD P 25 12 3 8 1 1 .917 0.44 13 2 13%
2000 28 St. Petersburg FLOR A+ TBD P 13 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.31 5 2 29%
2000 28 Orlando SOUL AA TBD P 3 7 1 5 1 1 .857 2.00 7 0 0%
2000 28 Durham IL AAA TBD P 9 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.11 1 0 0%
2001 29 Albany ALLA Ind P 14 0.00
2003 31 Bangor NEAS Ind P 17 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0.35 7 1 13%
2004 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind P 48 9 2 6 1 0 .889 0.17 11 4 27%
2004 32 Pensacola CENL Ind P 3 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.33 3 3 50%
2004 32 Nashua ATLL Ind P 45 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 0.16 8 1 11%
2005 33 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AAA P 16 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.25 5 2 29%
2005 33 Nashua ATLL Ind P 13 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.31 3 2 40%
2005 33 Yucatan MEX AAA P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 0%
10 Seasons 304 76 26 45 5 1 .934 0.23 82 25 23%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: af430c4c

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