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Steve Sparks

49-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Steve Sparks in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 7/2/1965   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Steve Sparks Contract Information:

Minor league deal with Astros in December of 2005. Released by the Astros in March of 2006.

March 30, 2006  –  Steve Sparks News

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The Astros released Sparks on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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Steve Sparks Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 39 AAA SAC 16 15 0 87.7 108 59 11 42 35 7 5 0 6.06 1.63
2005 39 AAA POR 3 3 0 17.7 15 4 1 9 6 2 0 0 2.04 1.19
2006 40 AAA ROU 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 41 AAA ROU 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 42 AAA ROU 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
Career  (View All)     221 183 2 1,217.0 1,340 661 142 605 483 59 70 1 4.89 1.50

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Steve Sparks Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 39 AAA SAC 16 15 87.7 4.31 3.59 1.20 1.13 63.6% 6.06 5.14 .321
2005 39 AAA POR 3 3 17.7 4.58 3.06 1.50 0.51 85% 2.04 3.94 .255
2006 40 AAA ROU 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 41 AAA ROU 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2008 42 AAA ROU 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
Career     221 183 1,217.0 4.47 3.57 1.25 1.05 69.1% 4.89 4.95 .298

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Steve Sparks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sparks allowed five runs, including a grand slam to Brandon Inge, in just 1 2/3 innings of relief against the Tigers on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Sparks, a non-roster invitee in Astros' camp, settled down after giving up two runs in the first inning to come back and earn the win over the Nationals on Friday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Sparks signed a minor league deal with the Astros on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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Sparks was signed to a minor-league deal by Oakland, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sparks, who has spent the past four seasons at the major league level, has been granted his release from Padres' affiliate Triple-A Portland, according to The Oregonian.

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Sparks has been assigned to Triple-A Portland, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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With the acquisition of Tim Redding and the likely move of Darrell May to the bullpen, Sparks might be the odd-man out with the 25-man roster cuts impending.

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Sparks is a candidate for the final spot in the rotation, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Steve Sparks.

2005

If you take out his Coors Field outings and a nightmarish start in Miami (10 R in 2.7 IP), Sparks' ERA for 2004 falls to 4.80. That's not Cy Young material, but an AL GM who needs an innings-eater could find him attractive. In the right ballpark as a fifth starter, he might have some roto value.

2004

Rescued by the A's from the Tigers late in the season, Sparks will try to land a bullpen or 5th-starter role with Arizona.

2003

After a solid 2000 season and an outstanding 2001 campaign, Sparks was awful most of last year, save for a three-week stretch in late July and early August. Given the fickleness of the knuckleball and the new left-field dimensions at Comerica Park, we'll need to see a bunch of good results from Sparks before we're willing to risk our 2003 fortunes on him.