Glenn Sparkman
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
10-Day IL
Injury Forearm
Est. Return 9/18/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Sparkman has that little shimmy that makes the women in opposing cities want to puke. Quite frankly, he has statistics that make all of the hometown fans want to puke as well. He has allowed 33 home runs in 175.1 innings of major-league work, leading to a career ERA of 6.01. The highlights of his season were seven innings of shutout baseball against Tampa Bay on May 1, and a complete-game shutout win against the White Sox right after the All-Star break. His lowlights included four different starts in which he allowed three home runs. He managed just a 13.6 K% and had a 8.60 ERA when outside the comfy confines of Kauffman Stadium. Sparkman is a fifth starter on the team because the team needs five starters, but your team does not need this damage on your roster. Read Past Outlooks
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Moves to 45-day injured list
PKansas City Royals
Forearm
August 7, 2020
Sparkman (forearm) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday.
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Sparkman landed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a forearm strain. The issue is evidently a serious one, and he'll now miss at minimum the majority of the rest of the season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
23
Last 10 Games
23
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Glenn Sparkman generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Glenn Sparkman generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-51%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .288 411 58 40 104 22 3 19
Since 2018vs Right .311 398 52 17 116 25 1 14
2020vs Left .571 9 0 1 4 1 0 0
2020vs Right .278 18 2 0 5 1 0 0
2019vs Left .280 320 47 28 80 18 2 18
2019vs Right .313 286 34 13 84 16 0 12
2018vs Left .294 82 11 11 20 3 1 1
2018vs Right .310 94 16 4 27 8 1 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-49%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-67%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-53%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.97 1.25 99.2 3 6 0 5.0 1.6 1.2
Since 2018Away 7.79 1.91 79.2 1 8 0 6.2 4.4 2.3
2020Home 9.00 3.00 2.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2020Away 3.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 6.0 3.0 0.0
2019Home 4.01 1.21 76.1 3 6 0 5.0 1.7 1.4
2019Away 8.60 1.89 59.2 1 5 0 5.9 4.1 2.7
2018Home 3.38 1.27 21.1 0 0 0 5.5 1.7 0.4
2018Away 5.82 2.06 17.0 0 3 0 7.4 5.8 1.1
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Stat Review
How does Glenn Sparkman compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.00
 
K/9
3.6
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
93.3 mph
 
ERA
5.40
 
WHIP
2.00
 
BABIP
.427
 
GB/FB
1.00
 
Left On Base
40.0%
 
Exit Velocity
86.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2296 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.2%
 
Swinging Strike
12.2%
 
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Moves to IL
PKansas City Royals
Forearm
August 5, 2020
Sparkman was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right forearm.
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Increased velocity in relief
PKansas City Royals
March 25, 2020
Sparkman, whose velocity ticked up to 96-97 mph in relief this spring, was on track to make the big-league bullpen when camp was suspended, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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No decision in decent outing
PKansas City Royals
September 28, 2019
Sparkman allowed two runs on five hits and a walk in five innings Saturday against the Twins, striking out four. He did not factor into the decision.
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Bailed out by offense
PKansas City Royals
September 22, 2019
Sparkman didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 12-5 win over the Twins, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks over four-plus innings while striking out four.
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Struggles in no-decision
PKansas City Royals
September 17, 2019
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.
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