48-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Steve Sparks in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Steve Sparks Contract Information:
Minor league deal with Astros in December of 2005. Released by the Astros in March of 2006.
The Astros released Sparks on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
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Steve Sparks: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Steve Sparks.
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.
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.
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.