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John Gant
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 200LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 21, #642, New York Mets | Wiregrass Ranch (FL) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 5 11 4.09 39 21 0 110.0 92 1.51
6 Seasons 24 26 3.89 173 49 3 372.2 325 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 39 5-11 4.09 110.0 92 1.51
6 Seasons 173 24-26 3.89 372.2 325 1.39

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 24 943 150 11 7.3 88.9 113.5 12.8 36 .275 .447 .350 .342 .408 39.6 22.1 9.5 4.86 5.22
2017 25 290 54 2 3.7 85.6 105.8 8.6 22.2 .237 .367 .369 .313 .306 33.3 14.5 13.2 4.67 4.30
2018 26 1875 333 16 4.8 88.8 113.8 11.9 30.9 .237 .356 .286 .307 .331 36.9 19.5 11.7 3.47 4.03
2019 27 1107 175 5 2.9 87 111.6 9.6 34.9 .231 .325 .283 .293 .319 31.2 22.3 12.6 3.66 3.83
2020 28 240 36 1 2.8 89 110.4 5.2 22.2 .192 .271 .216 .257 .299 47.2 29.5 11.5 2.40 2.77
2021 29 1975 322 19 5.9 90 111.8 10.1 32.3 .256 .394 .321 .343 .360 38.8 18.7 14.5 4.09 5.16
6430 1070 54 5 88.7 113.8 10.7 32 .245 .372 .306 .319 .346 37.1 20.2 12.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gant relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(37.4%) ,
Changeup
(22.5%) ,
Cutter
(19.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(11.8%) ,
Curveball
(5.6%) ,
Slider
(3.1%) ,


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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 Sinker 739 461 278 37.4 91.6 204 165 41 30 7 1 3 29 139 .248 .292 .358 .445 .335 .384 91.9 6 2380 6.3 12.8 18.4
2021 Changeup 444 226 218 22.5 80.1 109 92 20 10 5 2 3 23 70 .217 .229 .413 .324 .324 .309 87.8 13 1486 6.4 37.0 15.0
2021 Cutter 388 197 191 19.6 85.4 90 76 16 11 3 0 2 17 59 .211 .247 .329 .388 .301 .337 86.5 8 2612 6.2 29.1 16.8
2021 4-Seam Fastball 233 68 165 11.8 92.0 56 48 13 9 1 1 2 18 32 .271 .194 .458 .332 .343 .274 79.0 13 2443 6.3 22.4 17.1
2021 Curveball 110 36 74 5.6 74.7 15 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 14 .214 .337 .214 .575 .222 .406 94.9 16 2473 6.3 18.2 0.0
2021 Slider 61 31 30 3.1 80.1 15 13 2 1 1 0 0 5 8 .154 .179 .231 .311 .236 .273 86.0 19 2649 6.1 32.0 20.0
2020 Sinker 93 71 22 38.8 93.8 24 22 4 4 0 0 0 4 18 .182 .181 .182 .204 .205 .214 88.8 -6 2452 6.3 13.2 18.2
2020 Changeup 56 34 22 23.3 81.8 14 12 1 1 0 0 0 6 6 .083 .129 .083 .196 .163 .221 79.4 30 1544 6.4 51.6 28.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 32 15 17 13.3 94.0 9 7 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 .143 .305 .143 .509 .253 .422 96.7 7 2485 6.3 23.1 18.8
2020 Curveball 30 17 13 12.5 76.3 9 8 2 2 0 0 0 3 5 .250 .216 .250 .312 .274 .277 79.1 4 2559 6.3 33.3 37.5
2020 Slider 29 22 7 12.1 85.4 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 3 .200 .197 .400 .352 .248 .224 99.5 19 2616 6.2 53.8 66.7
! 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 44.7 20 27.3 8 38 36.7 25.3 4 30 22 28.7 5.3 7.3
2017 53.7 18.5 20.4 7.4 37 37 25.9 3.7 44.4 24.1 18.5 5.6 3.7
2018 46.5 20.1 27 6.3 37.5 37.5 24.9 3.6 32.4 23.4 27 7.2 4.8
2019 46.3 14.9 30.9 8 35.4 39.4 25.1 2.9 39.4 23.4 27.4 2.9 2.9
2020 66.7 16.7 13.9 2.8 38.9 38.9 22.2 5.6 41.7 11.1 27.8 8.3 2.8
2021 49.1 23 23.3 4.7 42.2 33.9 23.9 4 34.8 22.4 28 4.7 5.9
48 19.9 25.8 6.3 38.7 36.6 24.7 3.7 34.9 22.5 27.2 5.4 5
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 Changeup MIN R 444 80.1 36 2.9 9 12.8 0 0
2021 Slider MIN R 61 80.1 46.7 4.2 10 2.3 -6 -72
2021 Sinker MIN R 737 91.6 20.1 -2.2 -10 16.2 1.7 12
2021 Curveball MIN R 110 74.7 63.5 2 3 6.4 -3.5 -36
2021 Cutter MIN R 385 85.4 31.3 -1 -3 1.7 -1.5 -46
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 232 92 16.4 -0.7 -4 11.9 5 73
2020 Changeup STL R 56 81.8 33.7 2.8 9 11.4 -0.8 -7
2020 Sinker STL R 91 93.8 18.7 -1.7 -8 15.4 1.1 8
2020 Curveball STL R 30 76.3 62.1 2.7 5 7.2 -2.2 -23
2020 Slider STL R 28 85.4 35.4 -0.3 -1 1.9 -2.5 -56
2020 4-Seamer STL R 32 94 15.1 -0.5 -4 10.8 3.9 57
2019 Curveball STL R 113 77.1 62.9 5.3 9 8.1 -1.5 -16
2019 Cutter STL R 121 90.2 24.6 0.2 1 2.3 0.6 32
2019 Sinker STL R 346 95.8 17.1 -3.1 -15 15.5 0.7 5
2019 4-Seamer STL R 260 95.9 13.2 1.1 8 11 3.3 43
2019 Changeup STL R 245 83.1 32.9 1.6 5 12.2 -0.8 -6
2018 Sinker STL R 723 93.2 18.4 -3 -14 15 0.5 3
2018 4-Seamer STL R 314 93.2 15.4 0.3 2 11.6 4.4 61
2018 Changeup STL R 515 81.5 35.1 2.1 6 11.9 -1.1 -8
2018 Curveball STL R 224 76.1 62.3 2.9 5 8.6 -0.7 -7
2018 Slider STL R 96 83.4 40.1 1.5 4 3.2 -2 -38
2017 Curveball STL R 27 75.8 59.8 3 5 7.6 -1.9 -20
2017 Slider STL R 17 86.6 28.9 -3.1 -10 0.2 -3.4 -106
2017 4-Seamer STL R 93 92.5 13.5 1.1 8 12.8 5.3 70
2017 Sinker STL R 96 93.5 19.3 -0.7 -4 18.1 3.2 22
2017 Changeup STL R 57 81.7 31.8 0.9 3 13.6 0.5 4
2016 Sinker ATL R 9 92.9 14.4 -4.5 -24 18.3 3.8 26
2016 Curveball ATL R 173 75.7 63.1 5.5 10 7.3 -1.6 -18
2016 Changeup ATL R 215 81 33.7 2.2 7 13.5 0.8 6
2016 4-Seamer ATL R 529 92.4 14.1 0.4 3 14.2 5.9 71
2016 Cutter ATL R 1 88.9 9.3 15 62 8 -8.5 -1691
! 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 Curveball -0.3 0 110 5.6 15 .214 .214 .287 18.2 0 0 .337 .575 .406 57.1
2021 Slider -3.2 -2 61 3.1 15 .154 .231 .237 32 33.3 20 .179 .311 .272 37.5
2021 4-Seamer 1.7 4 233 11.8 56 .271 .458 .348 22.4 32.1 17.1 .194 .332 .275 31.3
2021 Cutter -0.7 -3 388 19.6 90 .211 .329 .315 29.1 18.9 16.8 .247 .388 .338 30.5
2021 Changeup 1 4 444 22.5 109 .217 .413 .335 37 21.1 15 .229 .324 .31 32.9
2021 Sinker -0.5 -4 739 37.4 204 .248 .358 .353 12.8 14.2 18.4 .292 .445 .385 45.3
2020 Slider -4.2 -1 29 12.1 5 .2 .4 .25 53.8 40 66.7 .197 .352 .224 66.7
2020 4-Seamer 1 0 32 13.3 9 .143 .143 .256 23.1 33.3 18.8 .305 .509 .422 75
2020 Curveball -1.9 -1 30 12.5 9 .25 .25 .278 33.3 33.3 37.5 .216 .312 .277 40
2020 Changeup -3 -2 56 23.3 14 .083 .083 .164 51.6 42.9 28.6 .129 .196 .221 16.7
2020 Sinker -0.4 0 93 38.8 24 .182 .182 .246 13.2 16.7 18.2 .181 .204 .214 50
2019 Curveball -0.4 0 113 10.2 10 .3 .6 .375 24 10 14.3 .31 .439 .329 33.3
2019 Cutter -1.6 -2 121 10.9 31 .179 .179 .213 31 19.4 21.4 .195 .224 .233 18.2
2019 Changeup 0.1 0 245 22.1 61 .24 .38 .345 45.2 24.6 17.6 .226 .317 .317 25.7
2019 4-Seamer 0 0 260 23.5 69 .175 .27 .235 22.8 37.7 21.5 .186 .27 .237 35.1
2019 Sinker -1.3 -4 346 31.3 93 .247 .358 .319 15.9 11.8 12.6 .279 .404 .345 35.7
2018 Slider 2.1 2 96 5.1 19 .214 .286 .345 36.7 31.6 24 .211 .313 .35 50
2018 Curveball 0.2 0 224 11.9 38 .294 .529 .387 32.4 13.2 10.4 .259 .462 .347 41.4
2018 4-Seamer -1.3 -4 314 16.7 68 .155 .241 .251 27.1 32.4 22.7 .176 .259 .268 45.9
2018 Changeup 0.6 3 516 27.5 173 .206 .335 .301 35.7 23.1 19 .201 .294 .265 21.7
2018 Sinker -1.4 -10 723 38.6 186 .23 .335 .295 15.6 11.8 12.3 .291 .432 .352 45.1
2018 N/A 1 0.1 0
2017 Slider -4.2 -1 17 5.9 1 0 0 0 66.7 0 0 .273 .314 .246 0
2017 Curveball -2.7 -1 27 9.3 6 0 0 0 42.9 50 37.5 .016 .018 .02 0
2017 Changeup -1.4 -1 57 19.7 15 .154 .154 .213 32 13.3 15.4 .093 .103 .168 0
2017 4-Seamer 1.4 1 93 32.1 25 .227 .773 .44 21.4 16 16.7 .272 .569 .391 33.3
2017 Sinker 2.9 3 96 33.1 28 .435 .609 .529 11.8 7.1 9.1 .332 .401 .387 57.1
! 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 Changeup 55 81.8 96 13.4 2:00 2:15 -15
2020 Curveball 30 76.3 83 19.4 7:00 6:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 30 94.2 96 19 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Sinker 85 94 96 19.9 1:15 1:45 -30
2020 Slider 26 85.5 20 3.8 10:30 9:15 75
2021 Changeup 442 80.1 96 14.5 2:00 2:15 -15
2021 Curveball 109 74.7 79 18.4 7:00 6:45 15
2021 Cutter 382 85.4 27 5.8 12:00 11:00 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 231 92 97 19.8 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 730 91.6 96 20.7 1:30 1:45 -15
2021 Slider 61 80.1 33 7.1 8:00 6:45 75
! 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 218 927 -2 -3 5 4 4
2017 75 290 -2 -1 3 1 2
2018 484 1872 -15 -14 11 9 -9
2019 264 1085 -13 -8 8 7 -7
2020 61 240 -2 -4 1 1 -3
2021 489 1975 -14 -27 24 16 0
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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 943 46.7 68.7 83.4 25.7 60.2 41.9 59.9 45.7 22.7 6.7 76.2
2017 290 46.2 70.9 82.1 25 59 48.3 60.5 46.2 23.9 5.9 88.2
2018 1875 51 66.2 78.6 26.5 58 42.7 61.4 46.8 26.1 8.6 80.9
2019 1107 50.7 68.2 79.2 26.2 54.3 45.7 57.6 47.2 27.4 6.4 76.8
2020 240 52.1 60.8 75 27 48.4 43.3 70.5 44.6 32.7 8.3 60
2021 1975 45.8 67.8 81.7 22.6 57.4 42 53 43.3 24 6.5 75.2
6430 48.5 67.4 80.4 25 57.2 43.1 58.3 45.5 25.4 7.2 77.4
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 14 8 19 27 7 65 20 37 13 60 26 46 14 44 82 74
2017 55 81 66
2018 47 51 70 82 25 49 79 35 34 30 8 59 47 58 89 67
2019 70 61 92 99 31 97 98 86 87 48 9 64 70 78 94 73
2020
2021 17 23 47 67 1 45 79 22 48 17 2 33 17 11 92 53
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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 4 4 0 0 2 3 75
2020 0 0 0 1 0 0
2021 22.2 10 10.8 -1 7 8 6 60

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 5 4 4 3 3 4 5
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 10 13 12 12 12 10 10 13 10 11 14 12 7 7 9 11 7 12 11 10 8 8 11 12 13 11 12 8 12 11 14
! 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 92.4 93 0.6 93.2 0.2 94.9 1.7 93.8 -1.1 89.9 -3.9
Offspeed Velocity 81 81.7 0.7 81.5 -0.2 83.1 1.6 81.8 -1.3 80.1 -1.7
Breaking Velocity 75.7 80 4.3 78.2 -1.8 77.1 -1.1 80.7 3.6 76.6 -4.1
Exit Velocity 88.9 85.6 -3.3 88.8 3.2 87 -1.8 89 2 90 1
Launch Angle 12.8 8.6 -4.2 11.9 3.3 9.6 -2.3 5.2 -4.4 10.1 4.9
Barrel % 7.3 3.7 -3.6 4.8 1.1 2.9 -1.9 2.8 -0.1 5.9 3.1
Hard Hit % 39.6 33.3 -6.3 36.9 3.6 31.2 -5.7 47.2 16 38.8 -8.4
Sweet Spot % 36 22.2 -13.8 30.9 8.7 34.9 4 22.2 -12.7 32.3 10.1
xBA .275 .237 -0.038 .237 0 .231 -0.006 .192 -0.039 .256 0.064
BA .278 .266 -0.012 .216 -0.05 .217 0.001 .167 -0.05 .233 0.066
xwOBA .342 .313 -0.029 .307 -0.006 .293 -0.014 .257 -0.036 .343 0.086
wOBA .35 .369 0.019 .286 -0.083 .283 -0.003 .216 -0.067 .321 0.105
xSLG .447 .367 -0.08 .356 -0.011 .325 -0.031 .271 -0.054 .394 0.123
SLG .479 .516 0.037 .336 -0.18 .323 -0.013 .185 -0.138 .368 0.183
K% 22.1 14.5 -7.6 19.5 5 22.3 2.8 29.5 7.2 18.7 -10.8
BB% 9.5 13.2 3.7 11.7 -1.5 12.6 0.9 11.5 -1.1 14.5 3
Swing % 45.7 46.2 0.5 46.8 0.6 47.2 0.4 44.6 -2.6 43.3 -1.3
Whiff% 22.7 23.9 1.2 26.1 2.2 27.4 1.3 32.7 5.3 24 -8.7
In Zone % 46.7 46.2 -0.5 51 4.8 50.7 -0.3 52.1 1.4 45.8 -6.3
Out of Zone % 53.3 53.8 0.5 49 -4.8 49.3 0.3 47.9 -1.4 54.2 6.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.7 25 -0.7 26.5 1.5 26.2 -0.3 27 0.8 22.6 -4.4
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 34.2 9.4 29 -5.2 26 -3 23 -3 27.3 4.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 60.5 0.6 61.4 0.9 57.6 -3.8 70.5 12.9 53 -17.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 216 .344 100 7 7.0 116 31 26.7
2017 75 .369 42 0 0.0 33 2 6.1
2018 484 .286 236 2 0.8 248 18 7.3
2019 264 .285 172 6 3.5 92 25 27.2
2020 61 .216 41 7 17.1 20 4 20.0
2021 489 .321 272 35 12.9 217 91 41.9

Pitch Distribution