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John Gant
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 200LBS | Age: 28

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 4 3 2.63 11 11 0 54.2 41 1.59
6 Seasons 23 18 3.60 145 39 3 317.1 274 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 11 4-3 2.63 54.2 41 1.59
6 Seasons 145 23-18 3.60 317.1 274 1.38

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 29 973 165 9 5.5 90.9 111.8 11.3 32.1 .288 .432 .322 .371 .387 38.2 16.7 15 2.63 5.78
5428 913 44 4.8 88.7 113.8 11 31.9 .249 .374 .304 .320 .348 36.7 20.1 12.2
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.3 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gant relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(37.6%) ,
Changeup
(21%) ,
Slider
(14.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(12.1%) ,
Curveball
(8.6%) ,
Cutter
(6.1%) ,


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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 366 230 136 37.6 90.7 108 90 26 22 2 1 1 16 76 .289 .340 .367 .489 .346 .407 92.1 6 2370 6.4 14.6 19.5
2021 Changeup 204 95 109 21.0 79.7 48 38 8 5 3 0 0 8 31 .211 .245 .289 .318 .300 .333 86.5 13 1485 6.4 37.2 13.8
2021 Slider 142 79 63 14.6 82.7 31 25 6 4 2 0 0 7 18 .240 .262 .320 .391 .331 .360 92.9 9 2565 6.3 39.7 18.9
2021 4-Seam Fastball 118 29 89 12.1 90.7 31 26 6 5 0 0 1 9 18 .231 .145 .346 .251 .308 .237 74.2 16 2427 6.4 20.0 15.3
2021 Curveball 84 30 54 8.6 74.4 12 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 11 .182 .333 .182 .604 .205 .416 94.0 15 2462 6.3 16.7 0.0
2021 Cutter 59 27 32 6.1 85.5 15 12 2 1 0 0 1 1 11 .167 .368 .417 .678 .334 .490 84.3 14 2564 6.2 18.5 12.5
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 2464 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 2629 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 20.6 25.5 4.8 41.2 34.5 24.2 4.8 35.2 21.8 29.1 3 5.5
47.9 18.9 26.6 6.6 37.9 37.2 24.9 3.8 34.9 22.5 27.3 5.3 4.8
45.2 22.1 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Curveball STL R 84 74.4 64.1 1.4 2 6.5 -4.1 -39
2021 Cutter STL R 59 85.5 29.4 0.7 2 1.9 -1.4 -41
2021 4-Seamer STL R 118 90.7 16.5 -0.5 -3 11.6 5 75
2021 Slider STL R 142 82.7 36.9 -2.3 -6 1.6 -4.6 -74
2021 Sinker STL R 366 90.7 20.3 -2.3 -10 16.2 1.3 9
2021 Changeup STL R 204 79.7 36.5 2.8 8 13.5 0.5 3
2020 Changeup STL R 56 81.8 33.7 2.8 9 11.4 -0.8 -7
2020 Curveball STL R 30 76.3 62.1 2.7 5 7.2 -2.2 -23
2020 Sinker STL R 93 93.8 18.8 -1.6 -8 15.3 1.1 7
2020 Slider STL R 29 85.4 35.6 -0.2 -1 2 -2.5 -55
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 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 Slider STL R 96 83.4 40.1 1.5 4 3.2 -2 -38
2018 Sinker STL R 723 93.2 18.4 -3 -14 15 0.5 3
2018 Curveball STL R 224 76.1 62.3 2.9 5 8.6 -0.7 -7
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 Curveball STL R 27 75.8 59.8 3 5 7.6 -1.9 -20
2017 Changeup STL R 57 81.7 31.8 0.9 3 13.6 0.5 4
2017 Sinker STL R 96 93.5 19.3 -0.7 -4 18.1 3.2 22
2016 Cutter ATL R 1 88.9 9.3 15 62 8 -8.5 -1691
2016 Curveball ATL R 173 75.7 63.1 5.5 10 7.3 -1.6 -18
2016 Sinker ATL R 9 92.9 14.4 -4.5 -24 18.3 3.8 26
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
! 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 -0.8 -1 84 8.6 12 .182 .182 .283 16.7 0 0 .333 .604 .417 54.5
2021 Cutter -2.6 -2 59 6.1 15 .167 .417 .333 18.5 6.7 12.5 .368 .678 .492 27.3
2021 4-Seamer 1.4 2 118 12.1 31 .231 .346 .31 20 29 15.3 .145 .251 .239 16.7
2021 Slider -1.3 -2 142 14.6 31 .24 .32 .332 39.7 22.6 18.9 .262 .391 .36 44.4
2021 Changeup 0 0 204 21 48 .211 .289 .303 37.2 16.7 13.8 .245 .318 .335 25.8
2021 Sinker 0.2 1 366 37.6 108 .289 .367 .375 14.6 14.8 19.5 .34 .489 .408 46.1
2020 Slider -4.2 -1 29 12.1 5 .2 .4 .25 53.8 40 66.7 .197 .352 .224 66.7
2020 Curveball -1.9 -1 30 12.5 9 .25 .25 .278 33.3 33.3 37.5 .216 .312 .277 40
2020 4-Seamer 1 0 32 13.3 9 .143 .143 .256 23.1 33.3 18.8 .305 .509 .422 75
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 .309 .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 .318 .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 .405 .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 27 85.4 21 3.8 10:15 9:00 75
2021 Changeup 204 79.7 98 15.1 2:00 2:30 -30
2021 Curveball 83 74.4 80 18.7 7:00 6:45 15
2021 Cutter 59 85.5 35 7.3 12:30 11:15 75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 118 90.7 97 20.3 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 362 90.7 96 20.9 1:30 1:45 -15
2021 Slider 140 82.7 24 5.3 10:30 10:00 30
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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 245 973 -6 -16 13 7 -2
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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 973 47.2 66 79.9 21.2 56.9 45.7 54.9 42.3 24.5 6 69
5428 49.3 67 79.8 25.2 57.1 44 59.6 45.7 25.7 7.2 76.9
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

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 91 99 31 97 98 86 87 48 9 64 70 78 94 73
2020
2021 9 7 37 67 1 38 79 18 57 10 6 33 9 12 74 42
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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 23.6 3 4.7 -2 1 4 3 100

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 3 6 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 7 6 3 4 4 5 4 6 4 4 4 3 5 5 6 4 5 3 4 5 5
! 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 90.1 -3.7
Offspeed Velocity 81 81.7 0.7 81.5 -0.2 83.1 1.6 81.8 -1.3 79.7 -2.1
Breaking Velocity 75.7 80 4.3 78.2 -1.8 77.1 -1.1 80.7 3.6 79.6 -1.1
Exit Velocity 88.9 85.6 -3.3 88.8 3.2 87 -1.8 89 2 90.9 1.9
Launch Angle 12.8 8.6 -4.2 11.9 3.3 9.6 -2.3 5.2 -4.4 11.3 6.1
Barrel % 7.3 3.7 -3.6 4.8 1.1 2.9 -1.9 2.8 -0.1 5.5 2.7
Hard Hit % 39.6 33.3 -6.3 36.9 3.6 31.2 -5.7 47.2 16 38.2 -9
Sweet Spot % 36 22.2 -13.8 30.9 8.7 34.9 4 22.2 -12.7 32.1 9.9
xBA .275 .237 -0.038 .237 0 .231 -0.006 .192 -0.039 .288 0.096
BA .278 .266 -0.012 .216 -0.05 .217 0.001 .167 -0.05 .248 0.081
xwOBA .342 .313 -0.029 .307 -0.006 .293 -0.014 .257 -0.036 .371 0.114
wOBA .35 .369 0.019 .286 -0.083 .283 -0.003 .216 -0.067 .322 0.106
xSLG .447 .367 -0.08 .356 -0.011 .325 -0.031 .271 -0.054 .432 0.161
SLG .479 .516 0.037 .336 -0.18 .323 -0.013 .185 -0.138 .337 0.152
K% 22.1 14.5 -7.6 19.5 5 22.3 2.8 29.5 7.2 16.7 -12.8
BB% 9.5 13.2 3.7 11.7 -1.5 12.6 0.9 11.5 -1.1 15 3.5
Swing % 45.7 46.2 0.5 46.8 0.6 47.2 0.4 44.6 -2.6 42.3 -2.3
Whiff% 22.7 23.9 1.2 26.1 2.2 27.4 1.3 32.7 5.3 24.5 -8.2
In Zone % 46.7 46.2 -0.5 51 4.8 50.7 -0.3 52.1 1.4 47.2 -4.9
Out of Zone % 53.3 53.8 0.5 49 -4.8 49.3 0.3 47.9 -1.4 52.8 4.9
Out of Zone Swing % 25.7 25 -0.7 26.5 1.5 26.2 -0.3 27 0.8 21.2 -5.8
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 34.2 9.4 29 -5.2 26 -3 23 -3 27.2 4.2
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 60.5 0.6 61.4 0.9 57.6 -3.8 70.5 12.9 54.9 -15.6
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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 245 .322 130 16 12.3 115 38 33.0

Pitch Distribution