Glenn Sparkman

Age: 27
Bats/Throws: B/R
6' 2" / 210
P
Birthdate: 5/11/1992 (27 y, 4 m, 6 d)
Drafted: 2013 June Amateur Draft - Round: 20, Pick: 8, Overall: 594, Team: Kansas City Royals
Service Time: 1.011
Reported as the pre-2019 value.
1 year and 11 days days of service time.
  
MiLB Options: 3
Reported as the pre-2019 season number of waiver options remaining.

RotoWire News: Sparkman threw 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Monday, giving up four earned runs on six hits, striking out one and walking three in the Royals' 6-5 victory. (9/17/2019)

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2013Royals (R)10220036.211.542.450.25.28280.9 %51.2 %3.4 %1.722.783.30 
2014Royals (A+)8312918121.08.701.860.15.28178.3 %41.9 %1.4 %1.562.423.15 
2015Royals (AA)2204420.09.454.050.45.30270.3 %38.5 %4.8 %3.603.353.81 
2016Royals (R)1307716.29.180.540.54.35345.9 %53.1 %7.7 %5.403.222.90 
2016Royals (A)0203314.111.931.881.26.48761.3 %46.3 %16.7 %6.913.192.17 
2016Royals (A+)1002211.26.940.770.77.23566.0 %44.1 %8.3 %3.863.893.69 
2016Royals (AA)0204417.210.192.551.02.37369.0 %26.0 %10.0 %4.583.243.09 
2017Blue Jays (A+)010113.18.102.700.00.25025.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.002.413.16 
2017Blue Jays (AA)110228.26.233.122.08.17496.8 %52.0 %28.6 %3.125.883.84 
2017Royals (AA)0003210.14.354.350.00.30681.3 %44.1 %0.0 %2.613.805.58 
2017Blue Jays (AAA)121418.03.381.131.13.24075.8 %38.5 %9.1 %2.254.594.65 
2017Blue Jays000201.09.009.000.00.90030.0 %20.0 %0.0 %63.004.1611.270.0
2018Royals (AA)3206633.26.950.270.00.32164.9 %44.8 %0.0 %2.942.093.45 
2018Royals (AAA)510121267.16.421.471.34.31475.7 %44.4 %12.3 %4.014.794.42 
2018Royals03015338.16.343.520.70.33873.1 %47.0 %7.5 %4.464.024.730.3
2019THE BAT23020543.06.622.571.11.30270.3 %  4.224.25  
2019ATC12017233.06.282.191.24.32667.7 %  4.854.32  
2019Depth Charts23020543.05.742.211.32.31169.6 %  4.744.67 0.1
2019Steamer23020542.06.152.381.35.29669.5 %42.3 % 4.704.654.720.1
2019ZiPS6702919118.35.322.051.29.31669.6 %  4.794.68 0.5
2019Royals (AAA)000216.15.681.420.00.22280.0 %47.1 %0.0 %0.003.014.98 
2019Royals41102921127.05.172.692.06.29468.9 %36.6 %16.3 %6.026.085.90-0.6
2019ZiPS (R)01 218.05.322.361.65.32066.9 %  5.525.35 0.0
2019Steamer (R)0102210.05.332.801.80.29967.2 %  5.785.69 0.0
2019Depth Charts (R)0102210.05.322.581.72.31467.1 %  5.655.52 0.0
2019THE BAT (R)0102211.05.562.852.03.31265.4 %  6.246.00  
Total- - -41404624166.15.462.921.73.31568.2 %38.7 %14.4 %6.015.595.66-0.4

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2013Royals (R)101.722000021136.21442587110111147
2014Royals (A+)831.56291800111121.04719428212250044117
2015Royals (AA)223.60440000020.085179819011021
2016Royals (R)135.40770000016.27119121011012017
2016Royals (A)026.91330000014.16321111123001119
2016Royals (A+)103.86220000011.2479551102019
2016Royals (AA)024.58440000017.2782110925000020
2017Blue Jays (A+)010.0011000003.1163300100003
2017Blue Jays (AA)113.1222000008.2346332300006
2017Royals (AA)002.61320000010.14611330500005
2017Blue Jays (AAA)122.2541001008.0307321100003
2017Blue Jays0063.0020000001.0129770100001
2018Royals (AA)322.94660000033.213735131101012026
2018Royals (AAA)514.0112120000067.12807632301011012248
2018Royals034.461530000038.1176472019315313127
2019THE BAT234.22205  0  43.018344222051211  32
2019ATC124.85172  01 33.0 3819184800  23
2019Depth Charts234.74205  01 43.0 492423611 2  28
2019Steamer234.702050001 42.0182462422611 2  29
2019ZiPS674.792919  0  118.3 13967631727266270
2019Royals (AAA)000.0021000006.1234100100104
2019Royals4116.02292111000127.056415289852938166273
2019ZiPS (R)015.5221     8.0 106522 0  5
2019Steamer (R)015.78220000 10.042116623 0  6
2019Depth Charts (R)015.6522  00 10.0 137723 0  6
2019THE BAT (R)016.2422  0  11.04913882300  7
Total- - -4146.01462411000166.175220811611132544793101

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2013Royals (R)11.542.454.700.2532.6 %6.9 %25.7 %.1880.95.28280.9 %  2.78
2014Royals (A+)8.701.864.680.1524.8 %5.3 %19.5 %.2110.98.28178.3 %  2.42
2015Royals (AA)9.454.052.330.4524.7 %10.6 %14.1 %.2271.30.30270.3 %  3.35
2016Royals (R)9.180.5417.000.5423.9 %1.4 %22.5 %.2751.20.35345.9 %  3.22
2016Royals (A)11.931.886.331.2630.2 %4.8 %25.4 %.3501.67.48761.3 %  3.19
2016Royals (A+)6.940.779.000.7719.2 %2.1 %17.0 %.2050.86.23566.0 %  3.89
2016Royals (AA)10.192.554.001.0225.6 %6.4 %19.2 %.2881.47.37369.0 %  3.24
2017Blue Jays (A+)8.102.703.000.0018.8 %6.3 %12.5 %.2001.20.25025.0 %  2.41
2017Blue Jays (AA)6.233.122.002.0817.7 %8.8 %8.8 %.1941.04.17496.8 %  5.88
2017Royals (AA)4.354.351.000.0010.9 %10.9 %0.0 %.2681.55.30681.3 %  3.80
2017Blue Jays (AAA)3.381.133.001.1310.0 %3.3 %6.7 %.2411.00.24075.8 %  4.59
2017Blue Jays9.009.001.000.008.3 %8.3 %0.0 %.81810.00.90030.0 %999944.16
2017Average8.343.292.531.2721.6 %8.5 %13.1 %.2521.34.29772.6 %  4.40
2018Royals (AA)6.950.2726.000.0019.0 %0.7 %18.2 %.2591.07.32164.9 %  2.09
2018Royals (AAA)6.421.474.361.3417.1 %3.9 %13.2 %.2841.29.31475.7 %  4.79
2018Royals6.343.521.800.7015.3 %8.5 %6.8 %.2941.62.33873.1 %102974.02
2018Average8.533.252.631.1622.3 %8.5 %13.8 %.2451.30.29372.8 %  4.19
2019THE BAT6.622.572.571.11   .2661.31.30270.3 %  4.25
2019ATC6.282.192.871.24   .2921.41.32667.7 %  4.32
2019Depth Charts5.742.212.591.32   .2871.38.31169.6 %  4.67
2019Steamer6.152.382.591.3515.8 %6.1 %9.7 %.2721.36.29669.5 %  4.65
2019ZiPS5.322.052.591.29   .2941.40.31669.6 %  4.68
2019Royals (AAA)5.681.424.000.0017.4 %4.4 %13.0 %.1820.79.22280.0 %  3.01
2019Royals5.172.691.922.0612.9 %6.7 %6.2 %.2921.50.29468.9 %1271346.08
2019Average8.833.302.681.4122.8 %8.5 %14.3 %.2501.34.29672.2 %  4.51
2019ZiPS (R)5.322.362.251.65   .3041.50.32066.9 %  5.35
2019Steamer (R)5.332.801.901.80   .2901.50.29967.2 %  5.69
2019Depth Charts (R)5.322.582.071.72   .3011.50.31467.1 %  5.52
2019THE BAT (R)5.562.851.952.03   .3031.54.31265.4 %  6.00
Total- - -5.462.921.871.7313.4 %7.2 %6.2 %.3011.58.31568.2 %1301255.59

SeasonAgeWLGGSIPHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERAFIPWAR
201927672919118.313967631727705.322.052.591.29.2941.40.31669.6 %4.794.680.5
202028662818114.713265611625685.341.962.721.26.2901.37.31268.4 %4.794.600.8
202129662818113.713064601625685.381.982.721.27.2891.36.31168.6 %4.754.610.7

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2013Royals (R)1.4814.3 %51.2 %34.5 %37.9 %3.4 %  43.0 %23.3 %33.7 %     3.30
2014Royals (A+)0.9112.2 %41.9 %45.9 %19.7 %1.4 %  38.3 %25.2 %36.5 %     3.15
2015Royals (AA)0.9521.2 %38.5 %40.4 %14.3 %4.8 %  35.9 %20.8 %43.4 %     3.81
2016Royals (R)2.0020.4 %53.1 %26.5 %15.4 %7.7 %  32.7 %17.3 %50.0 %     2.90
2016Royals (A)1.5824.4 %46.3 %29.3 %25.0 %16.7 %  53.7 %17.1 %29.3 %     2.17
2016Royals (A+)1.2520.6 %44.1 %35.3 %33.3 %8.3 %  51.4 %20.0 %28.6 %     3.69
2016Royals (AA)0.6534.0 %26.0 %40.0 %15.0 %10.0 %  34.0 %39.6 %26.4 %     3.09
2017Blue Jays (A+)1.3330.0 %40.0 %30.0 %33.3 %0.0 %  58.3 %25.0 %16.7 %     3.16
2017Blue Jays (AA)1.8620.0 %52.0 %28.0 %14.3 %28.6 %  44.0 %24.0 %32.0 %     3.84
2017Royals (AA)0.948.8 %44.1 %47.1 %12.5 %0.0 %  50.0 %25.0 %25.0 %     5.58
2017Blue Jays (AAA)0.9119.2 %38.5 %42.3 %9.1 %9.1 %  15.4 %34.6 %50.0 %     4.65
2017Blue Jays0.5040.0 %20.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %60.0 %10.0 %70.0 %20.0 %6.2225711.27
2018Royals (AA)1.3121.0 %44.8 %34.3 %5.6 %0.0 %  43.1 %24.8 %32.1 %     3.45
2018Royals (AAA)1.1717.8 %44.4 %37.9 %16.0 %12.3 %  42.5 %26.9 %30.6 %     4.42
2018Royals1.5522.7 %47.0 %30.3 %2.5 %7.5 %4.8 %100.0 %37.6 %35.3 %27.1 %11.3 %51.1 %37.6 %4.671124.73
2019Royals (AAA)1.3317.6 %47.1 %35.3 %33.3 %0.0 %  50.0 %11.1 %38.9 %     4.98
2019Royals0.9223.4 %36.6 %40.0 %5.1 %16.3 %6.1 %50.0 %34.0 %36.7 %29.3 %12.5 %46.8 %40.7 %5.651285.90
Total- - -1.0223.5 %38.7 %37.8 %4.5 %14.4 %6.2 %66.7 %34.2 %36.4 %29.3 %12.2 %48.1 %39.7 %5.441255.66

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013Royals (R)43291211    52228280
2014Royals (A+)1341473929    3229761298
2015Royals (AA)2021113    114207321
2016Royals (R)2613102    11104115
2016Royals (A)1912103    73155228
2016Royals (A+)151274    42115157
2016Royals (AA)1320173    99201300
2017Blue Jays (A+)4331    174057
2017Blue Jays (AA)13751    4684130
2017Royals (AA)151632    63105168
2017Blue Jays (AAA)101151    3177108
2017Blue Jays24401000213455
2018Royals (AA)4736222    159371530
2018Royals (AAA)95813813    3387551093
2018Royals62403013119248422670
2019Royals (AAA)8632    296190
2019Royals163178104910217377813422120
Total- - -22722213810143282104717982845

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2017Blue Jays-0.12-0.140.03-7.23-0.710.310.380.730.011-0.28-0.1001
2018Royals-0.56-2.782.23-4.87-0.480.880.700.970.6612-0.640.0114
2019Royals-3.21-10.627.41-22.82-2.260.800.740.790.8026-2.10-1.9301
Total- - --3.88-13.559.67-34.92-3.440.810.730.850.7439-3.03-1.7916

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2017Blue Jays63.6% (94.0)21.8% (86.8) 12.7% (78.3)1.8% (85.0)   
2018Royals56.6% (93.9)25.2% (86.4) 8.4% (80.1)9.9% (85.2)  1.6%
2019Royals61.1% (93.5)8.4% (82.6) 18.1% (79.1)12.4% (85.7)  0.0%
Total- - -60.1% (93.6)12.6% (84.5) 15.7% (79.2)11.6% (85.6)  0.4%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2017Blue Jays60.0 %1.8 %9.1 %   14.6 %12.7 %  1.8 %   
2018Royals56.6 %     25.4 %8.2 %  9.9 %   
2019Royals61.1 % 0.1 %  0.1 %6.8 %18.3 %  13.6 %   
Total- - -60.0 %0.0 %0.3 %  0.0 %11.4 %15.8 %  12.5 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2017Blue Jays94.193.288.3   86.678.5  84.0  
2018Royals93.9     86.479.9  85.2  
2019Royals93.4 89.7  93.682.679.2  85.3  
Total- - -93.593.288.7  93.684.779.2  85.2  

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2017Blue Jays63.6 %   1.8 %21.8 %12.7 %    
2018Royals56.6 %   9.9 %25.2 %8.4 %    
2019Royals61.5 %  0.1 %12.3 %7.2 %19.0 %    
Total- - -60.4 %  0.0 %11.5 %11.6 %16.5 %    

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2017Blue Jays94.6   84.787.379.1   
2018Royals94.3   85.786.880.4   
2019Royals93.8  94.086.082.979.7   
Total- - -93.9  94.085.985.079.8   

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2017Blue Jays-1.2-1.7 -1.2-0.1  -3.36-13.98 -17.79-6.17  
2018Royals0.3-4.5 -0.5-1.2  0.07-2.65 -0.81-1.84  
2019Royals-2.5-3.5 -12.1-3.6  -0.19-1.98 -3.15-1.35  
Total- - --3.4-9.7 -13.8-4.8  -0.20-2.70 -3.09-1.46  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2017Blue Jays-1.20.1-0.5   -1.3-1.2  -0.1  
2018Royals0.4     -5.00.0  -1.1  
2019Royals-2.4 0.5  0.3-7.6-8.5  -1.7  
Total- - --3.30.10.0  0.3-13.9-9.8  -2.9  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2017Blue Jays-3.776.75-9.73   -15.85-17.47  -6.04  
2018Royals0.10     -2.96-0.01  -1.72  
2019Royals-0.19 25.91  32.68-5.22-2.21  -0.58  
Total- - --0.196.750.45  32.68-4.29-2.17  -0.81  

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2017Blue Jays-1.2   -0.1-1.7-1.2   
2018Royals0.3   -1.1-4.5-0.5   
2019Royals-2.0  -0.7-3.6-2.2-12.9   
Total- - --2.9  -0.7-4.8-8.4-14.6   

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2017Blue Jays-3.48   -6.04-14.25-17.11   
2018Royals0.07   -1.72-2.65-0.85   
2019Royals-0.14  -69.50-1.33-1.39-3.07   
Total- - --0.16  -69.50-1.42-2.47-3.01   

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2017Blue Jays20.7 %57.7 %38.2 %83.3 %93.3 %90.5 %47.3 %58.3 %3.6 %
2017Average29.9 %66.7 %46.5 %62.9 %85.5 %77.5 %45.0 %60.3 %10.4 %
2018Royals29.3 %73.3 %48.2 %69.6 %84.8 %79.6 %43.0 %60.2 %9.7 %
2018Average30.9 %67.3 %46.6 %62.8 %85.5 %76.9 %43.0 %60.6 %10.7 %
2019Royals28.3 %72.2 %47.8 %70.2 %90.8 %84.0 %44.6 %61.2 %7.6 %
2019Average31.6 %68.5 %47.0 %62.8 %85.0 %76.3 %41.8 %60.9 %11.1 %
Total- - -28.4 %72.1 %47.7 %70.2 %89.4 %83.1 %44.3 %60.9 %8.1 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2017Blue Jays23.1 %51.7 %38.2 %83.3 %93.3 %90.5 %52.7 %27.8
2017Average30.3 %64.1 %46.5 %61.2 %85.8 %77.4 %47.9 %23.8
2018Royals30.5 %66.3 %48.1 %65.4 %86.7 %79.8 %49.1 %23.4
2018Average30.4 %64.4 %46.6 %60.1 %85.6 %76.9 %47.7 %23.5
2019Royals26.9 %69.6 %47.9 %69.3 %90.1 %84.1 %49.1 %24.1
2019Average30.6 %65.2 %47.0 %59.5 %84.9 %76.3 %47.4 %24.4
Total- - -27.7 %68.4 %47.7 %68.5 %89.3 %83.2 %49.2 %24.0

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2017Blue Jays27.6 %50.0 %38.2 %87.5 %92.3 %90.5 %47.3 %27.8
2018Royals29.6 %66.9 %48.1 %65.0 %86.5 %79.8 %49.6 %23.9
2019Royals26.6 %69.9 %47.9 %69.2 %90.0 %84.1 %49.2 %24.8
Total- - -27.3 %68.8 %47.8 %68.6 %89.2 %83.2 %49.2 %24.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2017Blue Jays (A+)P113.1000  0          
2017Blue Jays (AA)P228.2120  0          
2017Royals (AA)P3210.1010  0          
2017Blue Jays (AAA)P418.0010  1          
2017Blue JaysP201.0000000000 2   .000 
2018Royals (AA)P6633.2050  0          
2018Royals (AAA)P121267.12100  1          
2018RoyalsP15338.1251010000 0   .875 
2019Royals (AAA)P216.1010  0          
2019RoyalsP2921127.04140000100 1   1.000 
Total- - -P4624166.16191010100 3   .962 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSZrCERArSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZFSRFRMARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2017Blue JaysP1.00 0  0-1-1     0.0      
2018RoyalsP38.10 0  011     -0.4      
2019RoyalsP127.00 1  001     0.3      
Total- - -P166.1-1 1  001     -0.1      

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2018RoyalsP38.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (3)
2019RoyalsP127.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (2)100.0%    (11)
Total- - -P166.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (4)100.0%    (14)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2017Blue Jays-0.4-0.40.0-0.40.00.0$0.0 
2018Royals0.2-0.40.40.02.50.3$2.1 
2019Royals-0.20.10.30.4-7.1-0.6($5.1) 
Total- - --0.4-0.80.7-0.1-4.6-0.4($3.0) 

  • 2013 June Amateur Draft - Round: 20, Pick: 8, Overall: 594
    • Team: Kansas City Royals
    • School: Wharton County JC