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John Gant
Popularity: ↑ 56%
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
2020 0 3 2.40 17 0 0 15.0 18 1.07
5 Seasons 19 15 3.80 134 28 3 262.2 233 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 17 0-3 2.40 15.0 18 1.07
5 Seasons 134 19-15 3.80 262.2 233 1.34

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 943 150 11 7.3 88.9 12.8 36 .275 .447 .350 .342 .408 39.6 22.1 9.5 4.86 5.22
2017 290 54 2 3.7 85.6 8.6 22.2 .237 .367 .369 .313 .306 33.3 14.5 13.2 4.67 4.27
2018 1875 333 16 4.8 88.8 11.9 30.9 .237 .356 .286 .307 .331 36.9 19.5 11.7 3.47 4.01
2019 1107 175 5 2.9 87 9.6 34.9 .231 .325 .283 .293 .319 31.2 22.3 12.6 3.66 3.83
2020 240 36 1 2.8 89 5.2 22.2 .193 .272 .216 .257 .299 47.2 29.5 11.5 2.40 2.77
4455 748 35 4.7 88.2 11 31.8 .241 .363 .300 .308 .340 36.4 20.9 11.6
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gant relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(38.8%) ,
Changeup
(23.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(13.3%) ,
Curveball
(12.5%) ,
Cutter
(12.1%) ,


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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 Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 93 71 22 38.8 93.8 24 22 4 4 0 0 0 4 18 .182 .182 .182 .205 .205 .215 88.8 -6 2464 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 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 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 33.3 37.5
2020 Cutter 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 53.8 66.7
2019 Sinker 346 261 85 31.9 95.8 93 81 20 15 3 0 2 11 70 .247 .279 .358 .405 .310 .344 87.8 2 2466 15.9 12.6
2019 4-Seam Fastball 260 132 128 24.0 95.9 69 63 11 5 6 0 0 26 37 .175 .186 .270 .270 .229 .236 89.6 21 2520 22.8 21.5
2019 Changeup 245 142 103 22.6 83.1 61 50 12 9 1 0 2 15 35 .240 .226 .380 .318 .336 .315 87.5 12 1509 45.2 17.6
2019 Cutter 121 105 16 11.2 90.2 31 28 5 5 0 0 0 6 22 .179 .195 .179 .224 .207 .232 81.4 14 2643 31.0 21.4
2019 Curveball 113 62 51 10.4 77.1 10 10 3 1 1 1 0 1 9 .300 .309 .600 .439 .362 .329 82.1 3 2653 24.0 14.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Cutter STL R 29 85.4 35.6 -4.9 -16 2 -1.4 -41
2020 Sinker STL R 93 93.8 18.8 -1.6 -8 15.3 1.1 8
2020 4-Seamer STL R 32 94 15.1 -0.5 -3 10.8 3.9 57
2020 Curveball STL R 30 76.3 62.1 2.6 4 7.2 -2.2 -23
2020 Changeup STL R 56 81.8 33.7 2.6 8 11.4 -0.8 -7
2019 Curveball STL R 113 77.1 62.9 5.1 9 8.1 -1.6 -17
2019 4-Seamer STL R 260 95.9 13.2 1.1 8 11 3.3 43
2019 Sinker STL R 346 95.8 17.1 -3.1 -15 15.5 0.7 5
2019 Changeup STL R 245 83.1 32.9 1.5 5 12.2 -0.8 -6
2019 Cutter STL R 121 90.2 24.6 0.3 1 2.3 0.6 33
2018 Sinker STL R 723 93.2 18.4 -3.1 -14 15 0.5 3
2018 Slider STL R 96 83.4 40.1 1.5 4 3.2 -2 -38
2018 Changeup STL R 515 81.5 35.1 1.9 6 11.9 -0.8 -7
2018 Curveball STL R 224 76.1 62.3 2.7 5 8.6 -0.7 -8
2018 4-Seamer STL R 314 93.2 15.4 0.4 2 11.6 4.4 61
2017 Changeup STL R 57 81.7 31.8 0.9 3 13.6 0.5 4
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 1.2 8 12.8 5.3 70
2017 Sinker STL R 96 93.5 19.3 -0.8 -4 18.1 3.2 22
2017 Curveball STL R 27 75.9 59.8 2.9 5 7.6 -1.9 -20
2016 4-Seamer ATL R 529 92.4 14.1 0.4 3 14.2 5.9 71
2016 Changeup ATL R 215 81 33.7 2.1 7 13.5 0.8 7
2016 Sinker ATL R 9 92.9 14.4 -4.5 -24 18.3 3.8 26
2016 Cutter ATL R 1 88.9 9.3 15 62 8 -8.5 -1691
2016 Curveball ATL R 173 75.8 63.1 5.4 9 7.3 -1.6 -18
! 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 %
2020 Cutter -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 -0.3 0 93 38.8 24 .182 .182 .246 13.2 16.7 18.2 .182 .205 .216 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 Cutter 27 85.4 21 3.8 10:15 9:00 75
2020 Sinker 85 94 96 19.9 1:15 1:45 -30
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
! 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
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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
4455 49.8 67.2 79.8 26.1 57.1 43.7 60.6 46.5 25.9 7.5 78.2
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

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
47.6 18.6 26.9 7 37.2 37.8 25 3.6 34.9 22.6 26.9 5.7 4.7
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 18 26 7 65 20 37 13 60 26 46 14 44 82 74
2017 55 81 66
2018 48 51 70 82 25 49 79 35 34 30 8 59 48 58 89 66
2019 70 61 92 98 31 97 98 86 87 48 9 64 70 78 94 73
2020
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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

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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.4 93 0.6 93.2 0.2 94.9 1.7 92.2 -2.7
Offspeed Velocity 81 81.7 0.7 81.5 -0.2 83.1 1.6 81.8 -1.3
Breaking Velocity 75.8 80 4.2 78.2 -1.8 77.1 -1.1 76.3 -0.8
Exit Velocity 88.9 85.6 -3.3 88.8 3.2 87 -1.8 89 2
Launch Angle 12.8 8.6 -4.2 11.9 3.3 9.6 -2.3 5.2 -4.4
Barrel % 7.3 3.7 -3.6 4.8 1.1 2.9 -1.9 2.8 -0.1
Hard Hit % 39.6 33.3 -6.3 36.9 3.6 31.2 -5.7 47.2 16
Sweet Spot % 36 22.2 -13.8 30.9 8.7 34.9 4 22.2 -12.7
xBA .275 .237 -0.038 .237 0 .231 -0.006 .193 -0.038
BA .278 .266 -0.012 .216 -0.05 .217 0.001 .167 -0.05
xwOBA .342 .313 -0.029 .307 -0.006 .293 -0.014 .257 -0.036
wOBA .35 .369 0.019 .286 -0.083 .283 -0.003 .216 -0.067
xSLG .447 .367 -0.08 .356 -0.011 .325 -0.031 .272 -0.053
SLG .479 .516 0.037 .336 -0.18 .323 -0.013 .185 -0.138
K% 22.1 14.5 -7.6 19.5 5 22.3 2.8 29.5 7.2
BB% 9.5 13.2 3.7 11.7 -1.5 12.6 0.9 11.5 -1.1
Swing % 45.7 46.2 0.5 46.8 0.6 47.2 0.4 44.6 -2.6
Whiff% 22.7 23.9 1.2 26.1 2.2 27.4 1.3 32.7 5.3
In Zone Swing % 46.7 46.2 -0.5 51 4.8 50.7 -0.3 52.1 1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 53.3 53.8 0.5 49 -4.8 49.3 0.3 47.9 -1.4
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 34.2 9.4 29 -5.2 26 -3 23 -3
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 60.5 0.6 61.4 0.9 57.6 -3.8 70.5 12.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 219 .344 101 7 6.9 118 31 26.3
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

Pitch Distribution