McNairy Central High School
“Nicholson is very intriguing to me as a prospect for us. He has sneaky, swing and miss stuff. As he becomes a student of the game, you will see his consistency get better and better as his time here goes on. He will factor in our bullpen in some role this spring.”
High School: Sparks played for Coach Brian Franks at McNairy Central High School in Selmer, Tennessee, where he struck out 66 batters as a senior and was named All-District and District Pitcher of the Year.
Summer Ball: Sparks played for the Memphis Tigers coached by Dale Perritt.
Personal: Born January 28, 2000, in Savannah, Tennessee, he is the son of Jeff and Teresa Sparks.