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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, TX
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 amateur draft.
Signed June 4, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1999 (Age 27.161)
Team: DevilRays 1999-2000

Final Game: May 17, 2000 (Age 28.043)
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1999 27 TBD AL 0 0 5.40 8 0 2 0 0 1 10.0 6 6 6 1 12 1 17 1 0 1 49 94 4.93 1.800 5.4 0.9 10.8 15.3 1.42
2000 28 TBD AL 0 1 .000 3.54 15 0 4 0 0 0 20.1 13 8 8 2 18 1 24 2 0 3 90 141 5.00 1.525 5.8 0.9 8.0 10.6 1.33
2 Yrs 0 1 .000 4.15 23 0 6 0 0 1 30.1 19 14 14 3 30 2 41 3 0 4 139 121 4.98 1.615 5.6 0.9 8.9 12.2 1.37
162 Game Avg. 0 3 .000 4.15 68 0 18 0 0 3 90 56 41 41 9 89 6 121 9 0 12 411 121 4.98 1.615 5.6 0.9 8.9 12.2 1.37
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1999 27 TBD AL 10.0 8 0 6 5.40 5.62 -0.20 -0.41 101.2 5.47 0 0.0 .8 -0.0 0.1 1 .501 .500
2000 28 TBD AL 20.1 15 0 8 3.54 5.49 0.04 -0.40 100.8 5.09 3 0.3 .6 -0.1 0.4 6 .521 .502
2 Seasons 30.1 23 0 14 4.15 5.54 -0.04 -0.41 101.0 5.22 3 0.3 .7 -0.1 0.5 7 .514 .501

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1999 27 TBD AL 8 49 35 6 6 2 0 1 1 0 12 17 .171 .396 .314 .710 .294 11 0 1 1 0 1 0
2000 28 TBD AL 15 90 70 8 13 2 0 2 2 1 18 24 .186 .367 .300 .667 .250 21 1 2 0 0 1 0
2 Yrs 23 139 105 14 19 4 0 3 3 1 30 41 .181 .377 .305 .682 .262 32 1 3 1 0 2 0
162 Game Avg. 68 411 310 41 56 12 0 9 9 3 89 121 .181 .377 .305 .682 .262 95 3 9 3 0 6 0
MLB Averages .271 .345 .436 .780 .301

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1999 27 TBD AL -0.1 -0.0 51 -0.2 0.5 -0.8 .75 -0.1 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1 0.97 -1.2 1 2 5
2000 28 TBD AL 3.6 0.3 97 0.1 1.1 -1.0 .64 0.2 -0.1 3.4 0.3 1.06 2.9 2 4 9
2 Yrs 3.5 0.3 148 -0.1 1.7 -1.8 .68 0.1 -0.3 2.8 0.3 1.03 1.7 3 6 14

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1999 27 TBD AL 8 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 100% 1 0 5 0 0% 6 .748 1 2 5 2 1 5 3 5 5 2 6 1 3.8 29
2000 28 TBD AL 15 15 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 7 3 43% 7 .638 2 4 9 3 1 11 5 10 9 1 9 3 4.1 27
2 Yrs 23 23 6 0 1 1 1 0 100% 2 1 12 3 25% .677 3 6 14 5 2 16 8 15 14 3 15 4 4.0 28

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1999 27 TBD AL 49 61% 2.0% 34.7% 24.5% 6.1% 50% 0.13 0.18 35% 21% 7.7% 19% 11 0 0%
2000 28 TBD AL 90 52% 2.2% 26.7% 20.0% 4.4% 31% 0.21 0.35 49% 26% 6.9% 24% 24 1 4%
2 Yrs 139 55% 2.2% 29.5% 21.6% 5.0% 37% 0.19 0.30 44% 25% 7.1% 22% 35 1 3%
MLB Averages 47% 3.0% 16.4% 9.5% 8.1% 34% 0.73 1.06 69% 23% 8.2% 13% 10%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
1999 27 TBD AL 49 233 4.76 123 53.7% 41.5% 17.9% 25.2% 15.4% 58.5% 3.6% 31.4% 69.4% 40.8% 14.3% 7 5 14.3% 7 3 1 7 10 41.2% 1 1 0 0 0
2000 28 TBD AL 90 404 4.49 222 55.2% 34.2% 18.5% 26.6% 20.7% 65.8% 1.1% 36.3% 71.9% 43.3% 10.0% 9 4 24.4% 22 12 0 7 17 29.2% 5 5 0 0 0
2 Yrs 139 637 4.58 345 54.7% 36.8% 18.3% 26.1% 18.8% 63.2% 2.1% 34.5% 71.1% 42.4% 11.5% 16 9 20.9% 29 15 1 14 27 34.1% 6 6 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.74 61.5% 26.4% 14.8% 26.9% 31.9% 73.6% 1.4% 45.2% 79.9% 56.0% 5.8% 19.4% 27.4%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1999 27 TBD AL 49 6 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 5 1 1 20% 0 1 0 19 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000 28 TBD AL 90 13 0 0 2 0 5 1 1 0 2 8 4 2 50% 0 3 2 39 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2 Yrs 139 19 0 0 3 0 7 2 1 0 3 13 5 3 38% 0 4 2 58 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
MLB Averages 55% 69%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1999 27 0 0 5.40 8 0 2 0 0 1 10.0 6 6 6 1 12 1 17 1 0 1 49 94 1.800 5.4 0.9 10.8 15.3 1.42 94
2000 28 0 1 .000 4.15 23 0 6 0 0 1 30.1 19 14 14 3 30 2 41 3 0 4 139 121 1.615 5.6 0.9 8.9 12.2 1.37 121

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1999 27 1 0 1.000 3.60 10.0 5 4 4 1 10 17 1 1.500 4.5 9.0 15.3 1.70 0.9 8
2000 28 1 1 .500 2.70 20.0 12 7 6 2 17 24 2 1.450 5.4 7.7 10.8 1.41 0.9 15
2 Yrs 2 1 .667 3.00 30.0 17 11 10 3 27 41 3 1.467 5.1 12.3 1.52 0.9 23



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