Glenn Sparkman
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 20, #594, Kansas City Royals | Wharton County Junior College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 5.40 4 0 0 5.0 2 2.00
4 Seasons 4 14 5.99 52 26 0 180.1 111 1.59
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 4 0-0 5.40 5.0 2 2.00
4 Seasons 52 4-14 5.99 180.1 111 1.59

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 25 55 10 0 0 0 82.2 103.5 13.1 60.0 .349 .416 .804 .363 .366 10.0 8.3 8.3 63.00 5.89
2018 26 670 133 4 3 2.3 89.0 110.9 9.0 35.3 .267 .385 .342 .313 .339 36.8 15.3 8.5 4.46 4.15
2019 27 2275 478 37 7.7 6.1 90.8 113.6 14.2 39.5 .289 .513 .364 .362 .392 41.8 13.4 6.8 6.02 6.00
2020 28 90 24 2 8.3 7.4 89.7 108.7 16.7 20.8 .261 .454 .346 .308 .317 33.3 7.4 3.7 5.40 4.01
Player 3090 645 43 6.7 5.2 90.3 113.6 13.2 38.3 .284 .483 .365 .350 .378 40.0 13.5 7.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sparkman relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(46.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(44.4%) ,
Curveball
(5.6%) ,
Changeup
(3.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 20.0 30.0 40.0 10.0 0.0 30.0 70.0 10.0 10.0 40.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 47.4 22.6 27.1 3.0 34.6 37.6 27.8 2.3 39.8 23.3 24.8 6.0 3.0 2.3
2019 37.9 28.2 28.9 5.0 31.0 39.3 29.7 3.6 28.7 27.6 22.6 9.6 7.7 6.1
2020 45.8 20.8 16.7 16.7 20.8 33.3 45.8 4.2 25.0 33.3 29.2 0.0 8.3 7.4
Player 39.8 26.8 28.2 5.1 30.9 38.6 30.5 3.4 30.5 27.1 23.6 8.4 6.7 5.2
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Slider KC R 42 85.7 38.3 2.4 7 1.1 -4.1 -79
2020 Changeup KC R 3 84.7 27.1 -5.1 -16 14.4 0.9 7
2020 Curveball KC R 5 78.4 56.8 2.6 5 9.5 -0.6 -6
2020 4-Seamer KC R 40 93.2 17.3 -1.2 -8 10.6 2.4 30
2019 Curveball KC R 377 79.1 56.2 2.2 4 7.6 -2.7 -27
2019 Slider KC R 223 82.3 42.0 2.4 6 3.2 -4.7 -59
2019 4-Seamer KC R 1,380 93.4 17.1 -1.1 -7 10.1 2.3 29
2019 Changeup KC R 292 85.7 26.3 -4.7 -15 14.1 -0.3 -2
2019 Cutter KC R 1 86.4 28.0 2.5 8 14.4 -17.1 -633
2018 Curveball KC R 56 80.0 57.2 4.5 9 6.7 -2.5 -27
2018 4-Seamer KC R 378 93.9 16.8 -1.0 -6 10.2 2.3 29
2018 Changeup KC R 66 85.2 27.3 -5.4 -16 15.1 0.7 5
2018 Slider KC R 170 86.4 31.4 -2.8 -8 0.1 -4.0 -97
2017 Slider TOR R 11 86.6 30.1 -1.3 -4 0.1 -2.7 -97
2017 Changeup TOR R 2 86.0 25.7 -3.0 -11 11.3 -2.4 -17
2017 Sinker TOR R 1 93.2 20.8 0.2 1 12.4 -2.4 -16
2017 4-Seamer TOR R 34 94.1 13.3 0.7 5 10.4 2.4 29
2017 Curveball TOR R 7 78.5 59.0 6.4 12 6.9 -1.6 -19
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Slider 5.7 2 42 46.7 13 .417 .500 .496 38.5 15.4 18.2 .318 .473 .368 40.0
2020 4-Seamer 3.6 1 40 44.4 12 .364 .455 .404 5.0 0.0 0.0 .195 .463 .252 25.0
2020 Curveball -1.4 0 5 5.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Changeup -18.0 -1 3 3.3 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .277 .297 .249 50.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 5 1,380 60.7 360 .307 .527 .383 14.7 11.9 12.9 .302 .531 .373 44.7
2019 Curveball 1.7 7 377 16.6 104 .271 .469 .357 19.1 12.5 10.1 .288 .526 .366 39.8
2019 Changeup 0.8 2 292 12.8 83 .257 .541 .373 11.9 12.0 12.7 .266 .498 .358 32.8
2019 Slider 5.1 11 223 9.8 57 .333 .627 .425 36.6 26.3 18.3 .238 .402 .302 40.5
2019 Cutter -23.5 0 1 0.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .060 .221 .106 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -4 378 56.4 89 .286 .481 .361 16.1 13.5 12.2 .279 .425 .346 44.8
2018 Slider 2.6 4 170 25.4 53 .354 .479 .376 34.8 22.6 20.7 .269 .389 .308 26.3
2018 Changeup 2.3 2 66 9.9 12 .273 .455 .283 18.2 8.3 6.3 .356 .446 .353 36.4
2018 Curveball 0.0 0 56 8.4 19 .263 .316 .255 21.4 10.5 11.1 .156 .179 .150 29.4
2017 4-Seamer 3.9 1 34 61.8 6 .667 1.000 .717 15.4 16.7 12.5 .305 .360 .286 0.0
2017 Slider 24.6 3 11 20.0 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 0.0 0.0 0.0 .496 .645 .502 0.0
2017 Curveball 30.3 2 7 12.7 3 1.000 1.000 .833 0.0 0.0 0.0 .384 .433 .472 50.0
2017 Changeup 42.8 1 2 3.6 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .255 .255 .230 0.0
2017 Sinker -8.6 0 1 1.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 4-Seam Fastball 26 93.5 98 17.6 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Slider 36 85.8 21 3.8 8:15 6:45 90
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 173 670 0 -4 3 3 2
2019 605 2,273 8 -9 17 9 25
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 55 52.7 51.7 93.3 23.1 83.3 36.4 58.3 38.2 9.5 5.5 100.0
2018 670 49.7 70.3 83.8 26.1 62.5 41.5 60.9 48.1 22.0 7.6 78.4
2019 2,275 49.7 70.9 87.9 25.3 67.8 42.5 61.7 47.9 17.0 7.4 84.0
2020 90 52.2 74.5 85.7 32.6 57.1 43.3 59.3 54.4 22.4 10.0 66.7
Player 3,090 49.8 70.5 87.0 25.6 66.5 42.2 61.4 48.0 18.2 7.5 82.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 69 56 47 67
2019 7 6 6 8 17 9 34 6 10 2 71 2 11 56 49 44 81
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.1 3 3.4 0 0 2 2 66.7
2019 22.9 30 33.9 -4 12 23 15 50.0
2020 -- 0 1.2 -1 0 2 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 3 2 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 4
2019 30 37 35 34 35 35 36 38 38 31 41 34 25 27 29 39 29 36 23 33 37 32 30 34 35 38 37 29 35 32 44
2020 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94 93.9 -0.1 93.4 -0.5 93.2 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 86 85.2 -0.8 85.7 0.5 84.7 -1
Breaking Velocity 83.4 84.8 1.4 80.3 -4.5 84.9 4.6
Exit Velocity 82.2 89 6.8 90.8 1.8 89.7 -1.1
Launch Angle 13.1 9 -4.1 14.2 5.2 16.7 2.5
Barrel % 0 3 3 7.7 4.7 8.3 0.6
Hard Hit % 10 36.8 26.8 41.8 5 33.3 -8.5
Sweet Spot % 60 35.3 -24.7 39.5 4.2 20.8 -18.7
xBA .349 .267 -0.082 .289 0.022 .261 -0.028
BA .818 .303 -0.515 .296 -0.007 .36 0.064
xwOBA .363 .313 -0.05 .362 0.049 .308 -0.054
wOBA .804 .342 -0.462 .364 0.022 .346 -0.018
xSLG .416 .385 -0.031 .513 0.128 .454 -0.059
SLG 1.091 .458 -0.633 .527 0.069 .44 -0.087
K% 8.3 15.3 7 13.4 -1.9 7.4 -6
BB% 8.3 8.5 0.2 6.8 -1.7 3.7 -3.1
Swing % 38.2 48.1 9.9 47.9 -0.2 54.4 6.5
Whiff% 9.5 22 12.5 17 -5 22.4 5.4
In Zone % 52.7 49.7 -3 49.7 0 52.2 2.5
Out of Zone % 47.3 50.3 3 50.3 0 47.8 -2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.1 26.1 3 25.3 -0.8 32.6 7.3
First Pitch Swing % 16.7 30.5 13.8 26.7 -3.8 33.3 6.6
First Pitch Strike % 58.3 60.9 2.6 61.7 0.8 59.3 -2.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 12 .804 8 0 0.0 4 1 25.0
2018 173 .342 94 14 14.9 79 25 31.6
2019 605 .364 285 18 6.3 320 68 21.3
2020 26 .360 17 6 35.3 9 3 33.3

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 3 18.6 0.0% 0.0% 28 24.6 0.0% 7.1%
2018 156 15.5 41.7% 0.0% 144 22.8 0.0% 3.5%
2019 678 15.8 36.6% 0.9% 369 24.7 0.0% 11.7%
2020 22 20.3 0.0% 9.1% 15 23.7 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution