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2018 Northwest Arkansas NaturalsSeason Roster
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Glenn Sparkman played for the 2018 Northwest Arkansas Naturals
LeagueTexas LeagueDivisionNorthLevelAACategoryMinor Leagues
ManagerMike Rojas
CoachesSteve Luebber (Pitching Coach), Leon Roberts (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
MLB Parent OrgKansas City RoyalsAffiliate History
Years Available2008-2018

Team History -- 2018 Statistics -- 2018 Roster VR -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions -- About Minor League Data

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2018 Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2018 baseball season.

2018 Northwest Arkansas Naturals Roster

TopPREV   Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Jason AdamP6-4 225 R-R 1991-08-04 26Overland Park,Kansas MLB2011-20182018-2018Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park,KS)
2010- 5- 149-KCA
ActiveKansas City Royals (MLB)
Scott BlewettP6-6 210 R-R 1996-04-10 22Baldwinsville,New York AA2014-2018-Baker (Baldwinsville,NY)
2014- 2-  56-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Jacob BodnerP-IF5-10 175 R-R 1993-01-31 25Danville,Kentucky AA2012-2018-Boyle County (Danville,KY)Xavier U.
2015-27- 819-KCA
John Brontsema3B6-2 180 R-R 1994-12-13 23Santa Barbara,California AA2014-2018-Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara,CA)California-Irvine
2016-26- 793-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Clay BuchholzP6-3 190 L-R 1984-08-14 33Lumberton,Texas MLB2004-20182007-2018Lumberton (Lumberton,TX)McNeese St, Angelina Col
2005- 1-  42-BOS
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
Donnie DeweesCF6-0 180 L-L 1993-09-29 24Inverness,Florida AA2013-2018-Crystal River (Crystal River,FL)North Florida
2015- 2-  47-CHN
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Nick DiniC5-9 180 R-R 1993-07-27 24Monroe Township,New Jersey AAA2012-2018-Monroe Township (Monroe,NJ)Wagner Col
2015-14- 429-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Brandon DownesLF6-2 175 R-R 1992-09-29 25South Plainfield,New Jersey AAA2012-2018-South Plainfield (South Plainfield,NJ)Virginia
2014- 7- 213-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Samir Duenez1B6-1 195 L-R 1996-06-11 22Catia la Mar,Venezuela AA2013-2018-  
2012-   UDFA-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Alfredo Escalera-MaldonadoLF6-1 180 R-R 1995-02-17 23Arecibo,Puerto Rico AA2012-2018-IMG Academy (Bradenton,FL)
2012- 8- 253-KCA
DL-7Kansas City Royals (AA)
Nate EspositoC5-11 180 R-R 1993-06-25 25Sacramento,California AAA2012-2018-Granite Bay (Granite Bay,CA)Oregon St, Concordia U.
2015-33- 999-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (Rk)
Pedro FernandezP6-0 175 R-R 1994-05-25 24Puerto Plata,Dom Rep AAA2012-2018-  
2011-   UDFA-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Jecksson Flores3B5-11 145 R-R 1993-10-28 24Cuidad Bolivar,Venezuela AA2011-2018-     MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Grant GavinP6-2 185 R-R 1995-07-10 22Parkville,Missouri A+2014-2018-St. Pius X Catholic (Kansas City,MO)Central Missouri
2016-29- 883-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Foster GriffinP6-3 200 R-L 1995-07-27 22Orlando,Florida AA2014-2018-The First Academy (orlando,FL)
2014- 1-  28-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Elier HernandezRF6-3 200 R-R 1994-11-21 23San Cristobal,Dom Rep AA2012-2018-  
2011-   UDFA-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Jake KalishP-OF6-2 200 B-L 1991-07-09 26Shrewsbury,New Jersey AAA2011-2018-Red Bank Regional (Little Silver,NJ)George Mason U.
2015-32- 969-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Alex Liddi1B6-4 176 R-R 1988-08-14 29San Remo,Italy MLB2006-20182011-2013  
2005-   UDFA-SEA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Nicky LopezSS5-11 175 L-R 1995-03-13 23Bolingbrook,Illinois AA2014-2018-Naperville Central (Naperville,IL)Creighton U.
2016- 5- 163-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Zachary LovvornP6-0 185 R-R 1994-05-26 24Oxford,Alabama AAA2012-2018-Oxford (Oxford,AL)
2012- 6- 193-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Andres MachadoP6-0 175 R-R 1993-04-22 25Carabobo,Venezuela MLB2011-20182017-2017  
2010-   UDFA-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AAA)
Michael MariotP6-0 180 R-R 1988-10-20 29West Hills,California MLB2008-20182014-2016Carroll (Southlake,TX)Nebraska
2010- 8- 239-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Yunior MarteP6-2 165 R-R 1995-02-02 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep AA2013-2018-     MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Erick Mejia2B5-11 155 B-R 1994-11-09 23Villa Mella,Dom Rep AAA2012-2018-     MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Anderson MillerLF6-3 190 L-L 1994-05-06 24Lexington,Kentucky AA2013-2018-Lafayette (Lexington,KY)Western Kentucky U.
2015- 3-  98-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Jake NewberryP 6-2 195 R-R 1994-11-20 23San Diego,California AAA2012-2018-Mira Mesa (San Diego,CA)
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Emilio OgandoP6-2 180 L-L 1993-08-13 24Valrico,Florida AAA2012-2018-Durant (Plant City,FL)Saint Thomas U.
2014-12- 363-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Salvador PerezC6-3 175 R-R 1990-05-10 28Valencia,Venezuela MLB2007-20182011-2018  
2006-   UDFA-KCA
ActiveKansas City Royals (MLB)
Corey RayP6-3 180 R-R 1992-12-15 25Houston,Texas AA2012-2018-Klein (Klein,TX)Texas A&M U.
2014- 5- 153-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (Rk)
Jared RuxerP6-3 190 R-R 1992-07-29 25Indianapolis,Indiana AA2012-2018-Lawrence Central (Indianapolis,IN)Louisville
2014-12- 359-ANA
Free Agent  
Sam SelmanP6-3 165 R-L 1990-11-14 27Austin,Texas AAA2010-2018-St. Andrews Episocpal (Austin,TX)Vanderbilt U.
2012- 2-  66-KCA
DL-7Kansas City Royals (AA)
Walker ShellerP6-3 180 R-R 1995-05-21 23Abington,Pennsylvania AA2014-2018-Ponte Vedra Beach (Ponte Vedra Beach,FL)Stetson U., Lake Sumter CC
2016- 9- 283-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Glenn SparkmanP6-2 210 B-R 1992-05-11 26Ganado,Texas MLB2011-20182017-2017Ganado (Ganado,TX)Wharton County Junior Col
2013-20- 594-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AAA)
Franco TerreroP6-0 180 R-R 1995-05-20 23Las Matas de Farfan,Dom Rep AA2014-2018-     MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Corey Toups3B5-11 168 R-R 1993-02-12 25The Woodlands,Texas AAA2012-2018-College Park (The Woodlands,TX)Sam Houston St
2014-15- 453-KCA
MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
Luis VasquezP6-4 156 R-R 1986-04-03 32San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep AAA2007-2018-     MinorsKansas City Royals (AAA)
Luis VillegasC5-10 170 R-R 1992-12-02 25Maracay,Venezuela AAA2010-2018-     MinorsKansas City Royals (AA)
37 Players