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Grant Dayton
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 11, #347, Florida Marlins | Auburn
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 6.23 13 0 0 13.0 14 1.62
5 Seasons 3 4 3.43 99 0 0 102.1 119 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 13 0-0 6.23 13.0 14 1.62
5 Seasons 99 3-4 3.43 102.1 119 1.18

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 29 468 55 4 7.3 83.5 105.3 22.4 29.1 .144 .264 .219 .208 .294 23.6 38.6 5.9 2.05 1.87
2017 30 418 70 5 7.1 89.3 112.3 23.3 22.9 .202 .383 .312 .292 .313 34.3 19.6 11.8 4.94 3.70
2019 32 204 33 3 9.1 88.9 111 22.1 18.2 .197 .412 .343 .286 .358 36.4 27.5 7.8 3.00 3.64
2020 33 490 73 7 9.6 87.4 107.3 20.3 31.5 .212 .416 .286 .303 .377 31.5 27.4 9.4 2.31 3.90
2021 34 250 41 2 4.9 88.3 109 17.2 36.6 .254 .421 .351 .323 .388 39 22.6 11.3 6.23 4.51
1830 272 21 7.7 87.4 112.3 21.2 27.9 .197 .372 .292 .279 .343 32.4 27.5 9.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Dayton relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(64.4%) ,
Curveball
(34.8%) ,
Sinker
(0.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 161 118 43 64.4 91.5 35 29 11 5 4 1 1 5 26 .379 .286 .690 .478 .449 .366 89.2 16 2186 6.5 22.0 11.4
2021 Curveball 87 48 39 34.8 77.2 24 23 4 3 0 0 1 9 14 .174 .217 .304 .360 .222 .266 83.4 13 2328 6.4 37.8 26.5
2021 Sinker 2 2 0 0.8 88.9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .157 .000 .157 .000 .149 32.1 -55 2258 6.6 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 294 202 92 60.0 90.6 71 63 11 5 2 0 4 22 41 .175 .184 .397 .452 .288 .312 91.2 29 2223 6.5 32.5 20.2
2020 Curveball 180 115 65 36.7 75.9 43 38 11 9 2 0 0 8 32 .289 .268 .342 .377 .298 .303 81.1 6 2441 6.5 22.4 13.1
2020 Sinker 14 12 2 2.9 90.4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2324 6.6 33.3 50.0
2020 Changeup 2 2 0 0.4 82.9 1903 6.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2016 29.1 30.9 25.5 14.5 30.9 32.7 36.4 9.1 18.2 41.8 20 1.8 7.3
2017 32.9 37.1 15.7 14.3 34.3 34.3 31.4 2.9 20 42.9 18.6 5.7 7.1
2019 39.4 39.4 9.1 12.1 30.3 45.5 24.2 3 33.3 36.4 12.1 6.1 9.1
2020 27.4 32.9 28.8 11 32.9 31.5 35.6 8.2 17.8 41.1 17.8 5.5 9.6
2021 29.3 39 29.3 2.4 24.4 46.3 29.3 9.8 17.1 31.7 29.3 7.3 4.9
30.9 35.3 22.4 11.4 31.3 36.4 32.4 6.6 20.2 39.7 19.5 5.1 7.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Sinker ATL L 2 88.9 18.7 -5.6 -23 12.3 -1.6 -12
2021 Curveball ATL L 87 77.2 57.6 2.2 4 3.7 -7.2 -66
2021 4-Seamer ATL L 161 91.5 14.8 1.5 9 7.7 0.4 6
2020 4-Seamer ATL L 294 90.6 15.5 1.5 9 8.3 1.3 18
2020 Changeup ATL L 2 82.9 28.7 -4.5 -14 12.1 -1.3 -10
2020 Sinker ATL L 14 90.4 14.8 -8.8 -37 13 -1.5 -10
2020 Curveball ATL L 180 75.9 60.8 3.4 6 6.3 -4.8 -43
2019 Cutter ATL L 1 90 16.1 8.8 35 4.8 -6.2 -441
2019 4-Seamer ATL L 136 90.6 15.6 1.9 11 7 -0.2 -2
2019 Slider ATL L 20 90.8 17.1 -11.3 -40 5.3 -7.7 -325
2019 Curveball ATL L 47 75.4 60.9 1.3 2 4.6 -7 -60
2017 Sinker LAD L 9 91.1 18.3 -4.4 -19 13.4 -1.6 -11
2017 4-Seamer LAD L 332 91.3 12 3.8 24 9.1 1.2 15
2017 Curveball LAD L 65 75.6 55 -2 -4 0.9 -9.9 -92
2016 Changeup LAD L 36 84.5 31.5 1.2 4 0.2 -13.8 -101
2016 4-Seamer LAD L 356 92.8 11.2 3.4 23 7.8 -0.9 -10
2016 Curveball LAD L 65 75.3 56.5 -0.9 -2 5.5 -4.3 -44
! 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 %
2021 Sinker 3.3 0 2 0.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .157 .157 .149 0
2021 Curveball -1.5 -1 87 34.8 24 .174 .304 .225 37.8 37.5 26.5 .217 .36 .267 28.6
2021 4-Seamer 3.6 6 161 64.4 35 .379 .69 .48 22 14.3 11.4 .286 .478 .367 46.2
2020 Sinker -6.4 -1 14 2.9 2 0 0 0 33.3 100 50 0
2020 Curveball 1 2 180 36.7 43 .289 .342 .324 22.4 18.6 13.1 .268 .377 .303 25
2020 4-Seamer -0.9 -3 294 60 71 .175 .397 .29 32.5 31 20.2 .184 .452 .312 36.6
2020 Changeup 1.7 0 2 0.4
2019 Cutter -47.4 0 1 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .007 .017 .012 0
2019 Slider -1.7 0 20 9.8 5 .25 .25 .32 40 60 60 .145 .194 .253 0
2019 Curveball -0.9 0 47 23 14 .214 .643 .35 10 14.3 10.5 .211 .538 .304 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 1 136 66.7 31 .286 .5 .371 29.2 29 24.3 .205 .395 .293 42.1
2017 Sinker 22.1 2 9 2.2 3 .333 1.333 .667 0 0 0 .456 1.732 .876 66.7
2017 Curveball -0.9 -1 65 15.6 9 .111 .111 .1 28.6 22.2 12.5 .15 .185 .148 14.3
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 332 79.4 89 .23 .446 .327 23.4 20.2 18.2 .198 .353 .288 35
! 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 Curveball 178 75.9 75 17.2 5:00 5:15 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 284 90.6 97 19.4 11:00 11:00 0
2020 Sinker 14 90.4 98 22.9 10:45 10:45 0
2021 Curveball 87 77.2 70 14.8 5:00 5:30 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 161 91.5 96 19.1 11:00 11:15 -15
! 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
2016 117 549 -2 -7 3 2 -5
2017 101 406 -4 0 2 1 0
2019 51 204 -2 0 2 1 0
2020 132 552 -3 4 3 2 6
2021 60 250 -1 4 2 1 5
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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 %
2016 468 52.5 70.4 71.6 35.9 57.7 43.1 58.4 53.4 31.6 5.9 74.1
2017 418 52 70.6 78.5 24.6 72.9 44.6 50 48.6 23.2 8.6 91.4
2019 204 49 77 75.3 25 69.2 38.2 54.9 50.5 26.2 8.3 76.5
2020 490 44.5 69.7 77.6 30.9 54.8 44.3 59 48.2 29.2 8.4 68.3
2021 250 47.6 69.7 75.9 28.2 54.1 45.6 43.5 48 26.7 6.8 82.4
1830 49.1 70.9 75.7 29.7 60.1 43.6 54 49.8 27.9 7.6 78.1
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2016 50 72 39
2017 30 55 35
2019
2020 58 76 42 21 72 38 19 65 83 70 41 68 58 20 38 39
2021 23 37 32
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.3 4 2.4 2 2 2 1 25
2020 23.4 7 8 -1 8 1 7 100
2021 26.1 2 2.7 -1 1 3 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 4 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 4 2 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 3 1 2 1 3 4 2 3 2 3 3 3
2020 7 9 10 8 8 7 7 9 9 8 11 8 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 9 8 7 11 7 9
2021 2 3 4 3 4 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 1 1 3 3 1 3 2 3 0 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.8 -1.5 90.6 90.6 0 91.4 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 84.5 0 0 82.9 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 75.3 0.3 80 75.9 -4.1 77.2 1.3
Exit Velocity 83.5 5.8 88.9 87.4 -1.5 88.3 0.9
Launch Angle 22.4 0.9 22.1 20.3 -1.8 17.2 -3.1
Barrel % 7.3 -0.2 9.1 9.6 0.5 4.9 -4.7
Hard Hit % 23.6 10.7 36.4 31.5 -4.9 39 7.5
Sweet Spot % 29.1 -6.2 18.2 31.5 13.3 36.6 5.1
xBA .144 0.058 .197 .212 0.015 .254 0.042
BA .149 0.072 .255 .214 -0.041 .283 0.069
xwOBA .208 0.084 .286 .303 0.017 .323 0.02
wOBA .219 0.093 .343 .286 -0.057 .351 0.065
xSLG .264 0.119 .412 .416 0.004 .421 0.005
SLG .287 0.155 .511 .369 -0.142 .509 0.14
K% 38.6 -19 27.5 27.4 -0.1 22.6 -4.8
BB% 5.9 5.9 7.8 9.4 1.6 11.3 1.9
Swing % 53.4 -4.8 50.5 48.2 -2.3 48 -0.2
Whiff% 31.6 -8.4 26.2 29.2 3 26.7 -2.5
In Zone % 52.5 -0.5 49 44.5 -4.5 47.6 3.1
Out of Zone % 47.5 0.5 51 55.5 4.5 52.4 -3.1
Out of Zone Swing % 35.9 -11.3 25 30.9 5.9 28.2 -2.7
First Pitch Swing % 27.7 -4.2 25.5 25.6 0.1 27.4 1.8
First Pitch Strike % 58.4 -8.4 54.9 59 4.1 43.5 -15.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 98 .218 52 1 1.9 46 13 28.3
2017 99 .319 52 1 1.9 47 17 36.2
2019 51 .343 33 3 9.1 18 1 5.6
2020 116 .286 79 3 3.8 37 0 0.0
2021 60 .351 41 6 14.6 19 6 31.6

Pitch Distribution