Don Sparks
Houston Astros (ML)
Don Sparks
Birthdate:
Nov. 28, 1999 (25 y, 5 m, 7 d)
Born In:
St. George, FL, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
1B
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'2"/219
Entry:
2018 Draft - Round: 3, Overall: 72, Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Contract:
$750k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
2 years, 6 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 2 years, 6 days
40-man Service Time 4 years, 53 days
Time as Pro 7 years
Roster Status Waive/DFA
Injury Status None
Options Used - This Year 3 - No
Personality
Leadership High
Loyalty Normal
Desire for Win Normal
Greed Very Low
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Unknown
Local Unknown
Current Contract
2025 $750k ($629k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 10 12 10 14 10
vs R 10 12 10 14 9
vs L 10 13 11 15 10
Potential 11 12 15 15 10
Fielding C IF OF
Range 6 9
Error 10 2
Arm 1 4 1
Turn DP 3
C Ability 1
Position
First 12
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 4
Sac Bunt 5
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 4 1
vs R 1 4 1
vs L 1 4 1
Potential 1 4 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 2 2
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 45%
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2025-04-05
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 10 to 9
2025-03-18
Weight decreased from 220 to 219
2025-02-23
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 9 to 10
Weight increased from 219 to 220
2025-02-08
Movement Potential decreased from 7 to 4
Movement decreased from 7 to 4
Movement vs R decreased from 7 to 4
Movement vs L decreased from 7 to 4
GB% decreased from 47% to 45%
Weight decreased from 220 to 219
2024-11-01
Weight increased from 219 to 220
2024-04-29
Outfield Range decreased from 10 to 9
2024-02-25
Weight decreased from 220 to 219
2023-12-19
Weight increased from 218 to 220
2023-12-07
Weight increased from 216 to 218
2023-11-09
Weight increased from 215 to 216
2023-05-29
Weight decreased from 216 to 215
2023-02-26
Power increased from 9 to 10
Power vs R increased from 9 to 10
Power vs L increased from 10 to 11
Eye vs R increased from 13 to 14
Eye vs L increased from 14 to 15
1B defense decreased from 13 to 12
Weight increased from 215 to 216
2022-10-14
Eye increased from 13 to 14
Eye vs L increased from 13 to 14
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Infield Range decreased from 7 to 6
Outfield Range decreased from 11 to 10
Weight increased from 213 to 215
2022-07-31
Eye increased from 12 to 13
Eye vs R increased from 12 to 13
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 9 to 10
Avoid Ks increased from 9 to 10
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 9 to 10
Weight increased from 212 to 213
2022-05-29
Contact increased from 9 to 10
Contact vs R increased from 9 to 10
Contact vs L increased from 9 to 10
Power increased from 6 to 9
Power vs R increased from 6 to 9
Power vs L increased from 7 to 10
Eye increased from 11 to 12
Eye vs R increased from 10 to 12
Eye vs L increased from 11 to 13
Avoid Ks increased from 7 to 9
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 7 to 9
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 7 to 9
Baserunning increased from 3 to 4
Movement Potential increased from 6 to 7
Movement increased from 6 to 7
Movement vs R increased from 6 to 7
Movement vs L increased from 6 to 7
Control vs L increased from 0 to 1
GB% increased from 45% to 47%
2021-04-10
Contact vs R increased from 8 to 9
Power vs L increased from 6 to 7
1B defense decreased from 14 to 13
Weight increased from 211 to 212

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Houston - MLB
HOU - MLB
2022 22 10 24 23 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 0 0 0.130 0.167 0.297 0.2143 0.141 -0.40
Tampa Bay - MLB
TB - MLB
2020 20 4 9 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0.125 0.222 0.347 0.3333 0.176 -0.10
Total - MLB
MLB
14 33 31 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 14 0 0 0.129 0.182 0.311 0.2353 0.150 -0.50

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Fresno - PCL
FRE - PCL
2024 24 105 447 359 96 23 1 9 48 56 85 83 1 1 0.267 0.410 0.823 0.3258 0.374 2.62
Fresno - PCL
FRE - PCL
2023 23 133 567 467 107 19 0 16 51 58 87 110 0 0 0.229 0.357 0.730 0.2653 0.338 1.97
CC - TEX
2021 21 32 137 110 26 9 0 4 27 16 25 25 0 0 0.236 0.380 0.807 0.2683 0.384 0.74
Lancaster - CAL
LAN - CAL
2021 21 48 198 172 46 12 1 5 30 22 21 38 0 0 0.267 0.345 0.781 0.3106 0.359 1.22
QUC - MID
2021 21 6 27 25 5 0 0 0 1 1 2 10 0 0 0.200 0.259 0.459 0.3333 0.228 -0.13
Hillsboro - NWL
HIL - NWL
2019 19 7 29 23 5 4 0 0 3 3 5 5 0 0 0.217 0.345 0.736 0.2632 0.320 -0.01
Missoula - PIO
MIS - PIO
2019 19 66 296 250 66 24 2 8 44 42 40 88 1 0 0.264 0.367 0.839 0.3718 0.365 0.71
Bluefield - APP
BLU - APP
2018 18 29 121 103 25 13 2 0 10 13 14 47 0 0 0.243 0.339 0.747 0.4310 0.341 0.35
None - None
None - None
2018 18 22 112 90 42 13 1 8 29 37 19 6 1 1 0.467 0.554 1.454 0.4359 0.595 2.88
Total - ??
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22 112 90 42 13 1 8 29 37 19 6 1 1 0.467 0.554 1.454 0.4359 0.595 2.88
Total - AAA
AAA
238 1014 826 203 42 1 25 99 114 172 193 1 1 0.246 0.381 0.770 0.2918 0.354 4.59
Total - AA
AA
32 137 110 26 9 0 4 27 16 25 25 0 0 0.236 0.380 0.807 0.2683 0.384 0.74
Total - A
A
54 225 197 51 12 1 5 31 23 23 48 0 0 0.259 0.335 0.741 0.3129 0.343 1.09
Total - S A
S A
7 29 23 5 4 0 0 3 3 5 5 0 0 0.217 0.345 0.736 0.2632 0.320 -0.01
Total - R
R
95 417 353 91 37 4 8 54 55 54 135 1 0 0.258 0.359 0.812 0.3879 0.358 1.06

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Houston - MLB
HOU - MLB
2022 1B 5 41.2 31 4 0 1.000 7.560 0.883 -0.35
Houston - MLB
HOU - MLB
2022 SS 1 1.0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.498 -0.51
Tampa Bay - MLB
TB - MLB
2020 1B 1 1.0 1 0 0 1.000 9.000 0.000 0.00
Total 1B 6 42.2 32 4 0 -0.35
Total SS 1 1.0 0 0 1 -0.51
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
March 17, 2019 Toronto Kellen Sweeney
Don Sparks
Pittsburgh Brad Miller
April 15, 2019 Pittsburgh Addison Reed
Don Sparks
Arizona Paul Goldschmidt
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 2021 Lancaster (CAL)
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