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Jeff Sparks P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
6 23 30.3 0 1 1 4.15 0.3
Birth Date4-4-1972
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age47 years, 11 months, 30 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1999 TBA MLB 8 0 10.0 0 0 1 6 12 17 1 96 5.4 10.8 0.9 15.3 0% .278 1.80 4.99 5.40 98 4.56 88.7 0.1
2000 TBA MLB 15 0 20.3 0 1 0 13 18 24 2 86 5.8 8.0 0.9 10.6 0% .250 1.52 5.09 3.54 106 5.06 97.3 0.1
CareerMLB23030.30111930413895.68.90.912.221%.2581.625.054.151034.8994.50.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1995 PRI Rk APL 16 2 39.0 2 0 2 32 27 49 2 7.4 6.2 0.5 11.3 0% .000 1.51 4.14 3.23 0 0.00 0.0
1996 CWV A SAL 46 3 89.3 2 7 0 79 46 94 4 8.0 4.6 0.4 9.5 0% .000 1.40 3.32 4.74 0 0.00 0.0
1996 CHT AA SOU 3 0 2.0 0 0 0 5 1 2 1 22.5 4.5 4.5 9.0 0% .000 3.00 9.32 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
1997 BUR A MDW 22 9 61.3 2 5 0 61 39 72 7 9.0 5.7 1.0 10.6 0% .331 1.63 4.50 5.73 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TBA MLB AL 8 0 10.0 0 0 1 6 12 17 1 96 5.4 10.8 0.9 15.3 0% .278 1.80 4.99 5.40 98 4.56 88.7
1999 DUR AAA INT 18 0 24.0 3 0 0 16 14 31 2 6.0 5.3 0.8 11.6 0% -.298 1.25 3.68 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
1999 NAS AAA PCL 34 0 49.3 5 3 0 37 23 69 4 6.8 4.2 0.7 12.6 0% -.340 1.22 3.34 3.83 0 0.00 0.0
2000 TBA MLB AL 15 0 20.3 0 1 0 13 18 24 2 86 5.8 8.0 0.9 10.6 0% .250 1.52 5.09 3.54 106 5.06 97.3
2000 STP A+ FSL 13 1 28.0 1 4 3 9 26 33 0 2.9 8.4 0.0 10.6 0% -.153 1.25 3.81 3.21 0 0.00 0.0
2000 ORL AA SOU 3 3 10.7 0 2 0 9 11 8 2 7.6 9.3 1.7 6.7 0% -.333 1.87 6.99 6.73 0 0.00 0.0
2000 DUR AAA INT 9 1 12.7 0 1 0 11 23 17 2 7.8 16.3 1.4 12.0 0% -.214 2.68 7.94 14.17 0 0.00 0.0
2005 YUC mex MEX 3 0 2.7 0 0 0 2 4 4 0 80 6.7 13.3 0.0 13.3 0% -.222 2.22 6.29 6.67 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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DateQuestionAnswer
2012-09-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has there been a pitcher that has had some degree of success with the Dr. Mike Marshall style of pitching?
(Brian_K from Missouri)
The only one that comes to mind is Jeff Sparks, a knuckleballer who cracked the majors back in 1999-2000, but there may have been others. There are certainly some merits to Dr. Marshall's methods, though his unorthodox style and abrasive nature are a turn-off to many clubs, and his preferred method of pitching appears very awkward when compared to a more traditional style. The lower-body portion of the delivery is particularly disconcerting, especially since Dr. Marshall himself employed a more efficient style of stride in his playing days.

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