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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, United States
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

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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 4.38 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 -0.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA CIN 2 7 .222 4.73 5.12 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 5.14 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 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 -0.4 Winnipeg NORL Ind 1 1 .500 4.15 5.54 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 7.19 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 3.86 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 4.42 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 4.56 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 4.12 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
1999 27 -2.1 TBD AL MLB TBD 0 0 5.40 5.40 8 0 2 0 0 1 10.0 6 6 6 1 12 1 17 1 0 1 49 1.800 5.4 0.9 10.8 15.3 1.42
2000 28 4.0 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AAA-AA TBD 1 7 .125 6.66 8.24 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 4.18 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 10.97 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 14.92 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
2000 28 -0.9 TBD AL MLB TBD 0 1 .000 3.54 3.54 15 0 4 0 0 0 20.1 13 8 8 2 18 1 24 2 0 3 90 1.525 5.8 0.9 8.0 10.6 1.33
2001 29 3.7 Albany ALLA Ind 8 2 .800 2.00 2.42 14 13 85.2 62 23 19 3 27 1.039 6.5 0.3 2.8
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2003 31 4.8 Bangor NEAS Ind 4 1 .800 1.23 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 4.20 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 7.36 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 3.54 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 Nashua ATLL Ind 1 2 .333 8.36 9.64 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 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
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 0 1 .000 4.15 4.15 23 0 6 0 0 1 30.1 19 14 14 3 30 2 41 3 0 4 139 1.615 5.6 0.9 8.9 12.2 1.37
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 15 22 .405 4.81 5.78 164 19 43 0 0 5 316.1 259 203 169 24 210 10 375 24 3 37 1423 1.483 7.4 0.7 6.0 10.7 1.79
Other (6 seasons) Other 21 11 .656 2.88 3.49 137 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
All Levels (10 Seasons) 36 34 .514 3.96 4.72 327 39 132 0 0 38 612.0 481 321 269 43 389 17 670 41 6 51 2372 1.422 7.1 0.6 5.7
A (2 seasons) Minors 4 12 .250 5.14 5.97 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
AA (2 seasons) Minors 0 2 .000 6.39 9.95 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 (2 seasons) Minors 8 4 .667 5.23 5.97 61 1 11 0 0 0 86.0 64 57 50 8 60 1 117 8 0 12 390 1.442 6.7 0.8 6.3 12.2 1.95
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register 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 -0.9 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
1999 27 -1.9 TBD AL MLB TBD 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 28 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-AAA-A+ 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
2000 28 -1.1 TBD AL MLB TBD 15 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
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
2003 31 5.1 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 3.6 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 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
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 164 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
Other (6 seasons) Other 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (10 Seasons) 327 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 61 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.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
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 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%
1999 27 TBD AL MLB TBD P 8 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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%
2000 28 TBD AL MLB TBD P 15 20.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.45 0.07
2001 29 Albany ALLA Ind P 14
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
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 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 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2 0 0%
MLB (2 seasons) MLB P 23 30.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.30 0.04
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 164 52 18 30 4 1 .923 0.29 42 18 30%
Other (6 seasons) Other P 137 24 8 15 1 0 38 7 16%
All Levels (10 Seasons) P 327 0 32.2 77 27 45 5 1 82 25 23%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: af430c4c

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