John Gant
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 200LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 21, #642, New York Mets | Wiregrass Ranch (FL) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 11 1 3.66 64 0 3 66.1 60 1.28
2020 0 3 2.40 17 0 0 15 18 1.07
2021 5 11 4.09 39 21 0 110 92 1.51
6 Seasons 24 26 3.89 173 49 3 372.2 325 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 64 11-1 3.66 66.1 60 1.28
2020 17 0-3 2.40 15 18 1.07
2021 39 5-11 4.09 110 92 1.51
6 Seasons 173 24-26 3.89 372.2 325 1.39
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 23 943 150 11 7.3 5.0 88.9 113.5 12.8 36.0 .278 .452 .350 .345 .414 39.3 22.1 9.5 4.86 5.14
2017 24 290 54 2 3.7 2.6 85.6 105.8 8.6 22.2 .237 .367 .369 .313 .306 33.3 14.5 13.2 4.67 4.21
2018 25 1875 333 16 4.8 3.3 88.8 113.8 11.9 30.9 .240 .363 .286 .311 .337 36.9 19.5 11.7 3.47 4.09
2019 26 1107 175 5 2.9 1.9 87.0 111.6 9.6 34.9 .233 .327 .283 .296 .323 31.2 22.3 12.6 3.66 3.83
2020 27 240 36 1 2.8 1.6 89.0 110.4 5.2 22.2 .196 .276 .216 .261 .307 47.2 29.5 11.5 2.40 2.84
2021 28 1975 322 18 5.6 3.7 89.9 111.8 10.1 32.0 .258 .394 .321 .344 .361 38.5 18.7 14.5 4.09 5.12
Player 6430 1070 53 5.0 3.3 88.7 113.8 10.7 31.9 .247 .375 .306 .322 .350 37.0 20.2 12.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gant relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(36.8%) ,
Changeup
(22.5%) ,
Cutter
(19.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(12.5%) ,
Curveball
(5.6%) ,
Slider
(3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 44.7 20.0 27.3 8.0 38.0 36.7 25.3 4.0 30.0 22.0 28.7 5.3 7.3 5.0
2017 53.7 18.5 20.4 7.4 35.2 37.0 24.1 3.7 44.4 24.1 18.5 5.6 3.7 2.6
2018 46.5 20.1 27.0 6.3 37.5 37.5 24.9 3.6 32.4 23.4 27.0 7.2 4.8 3.3
2019 46.3 14.9 30.9 8.0 35.4 39.4 25.1 2.9 39.4 23.4 27.4 2.9 2.9 1.9
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 1.6
2021 49.1 23.0 23.3 4.7 42.2 33.9 23.9 4.0 34.8 22.4 28.0 4.7 5.6 3.7
Player 48.0 19.9 25.8 6.3 38.6 36.6 24.6 3.7 34.9 22.5 27.2 5.4 5.0 3.3
MLB 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 Slider MIN R 60 80.0 46.8 4.3 10 2.4 -4.9 -68
2021 Curveball MIN R 110 74.7 63.5 2.0 3 6.4 -3.5 -36
2021 Changeup MIN R 444 80.1 36.0 2.9 9 12.8 0.0 0
2021 Sinker MIN R 726 91.6 20.1 -2.4 -11 16.3 1.7 11
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 246 92.0 16.6 -0.8 -5 12.0 5.1 73
2021 Cutter MIN R 389 85.4 31.4 -1.2 -4 1.8 -1.4 -44
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 4 7.2 -2.2 -23
2020 Sinker STL R 93 93.8 18.8 -1.8 -9 15.3 0.9 6
2020 4-Seamer STL R 32 94.0 15.1 -0.5 -3 10.8 3.8 55
2020 Slider STL R 29 85.4 35.6 -0.2 -1 2.0 -2.4 -54
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 1.6 5 12.2 -0.9 -7
2019 4-Seamer STL R 260 95.9 13.2 1.1 8 11.0 3.3 43
2019 Cutter STL R 121 90.2 24.6 0.2 1 2.3 0.6 35
2019 Curveball STL R 113 77.1 62.9 5.3 9 8.1 -1.5 -16
2018 Changeup STL R 516 81.5 35.1 2.1 6 11.9 -1.1 -8
2018 Sinker STL R 723 93.2 18.4 -3.1 -14 15.0 0.5 3
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 1.6 4 3.2 -1.8 -35
2018 4-Seamer STL R 314 93.2 15.4 0.3 2 11.6 4.4 61
2017 Changeup STL R 57 81.7 31.8 1.0 3 13.6 0.5 4
2017 Sinker STL R 96 93.5 19.3 -0.7 -4 18.1 3.2 22
2017 Curveball STL R 27 75.8 59.8 3.0 5 7.6 -1.9 -20
2017 Slider STL R 17 86.6 28.9 -3.0 -9 0.2 -3.3 -106
2017 4-Seamer STL R 93 92.5 13.5 1.1 8 12.8 5.3 69
2016 Cutter ATL R 1 88.9 9.3 15.1 62 5.4 -7.8 -323
2016 Changeup ATL R 215 81.0 33.7 2.2 7 11.6 -0.5 -4
2016 4-Seamer ATL R 529 92.4 14.1 0.4 3 12.0 5.0 71
2016 Sinker ATL R 9 92.9 14.4 -4.8 -25 16.4 2.6 19
2016 Curveball ATL R 173 75.7 63.1 5.5 10 10.7 -0.5 -4
! 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 0.5 4 726 36.8 201 .241 .352 .354 13.1 14.4 18.8 .297 .454 .390 44.9
2021 Changeup -0.9 -4 444 22.5 109 .217 .413 .335 37.0 21.1 15.0 .231 .329 .312 32.9
2021 Cutter 0.8 3 389 19.7 90 .211 .329 .319 29.1 18.9 16.7 .252 .397 .344 30.5
2021 4-Seamer -1.9 -5 246 12.5 59 .294 .471 .332 21.2 30.5 16.5 .187 .279 .254 31.4
2021 Curveball 0.3 0 110 5.6 15 .214 .214 .287 18.2 0.0 0.0 .336 .588 .410 57.1
2021 Slider 3.2 2 60 3.0 15 .154 .231 .237 32.0 33.3 20.8 .183 .328 .280 37.5
2020 Sinker 0.5 0 93 38.8 24 .182 .182 .246 13.2 16.7 18.2 .181 .204 .214 50.0
2020 Changeup 3.0 2 56 23.3 14 .083 .083 .164 51.6 42.9 28.6 .129 .196 .221 16.7
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 0 32 13.3 9 .143 .143 .256 23.1 33.3 18.8 .305 .509 .422 75.0
2020 Curveball 2.1 1 30 12.5 9 .250 .250 .278 33.3 33.3 37.5 .216 .312 .277 40.0
2020 Slider 4.2 1 29 12.1 5 .200 .400 .313 53.8 40.0 66.7 .247 .440 .280 66.7
2019 Sinker 1.0 3 346 31.3 93 .247 .358 .328 15.9 11.8 12.6 .279 .404 .345 35.7
2019 4-Seamer 0.1 0 260 23.5 69 .175 .270 .235 22.8 37.7 21.5 .186 .270 .237 35.1
2019 Changeup 0.0 0 245 22.1 61 .240 .380 .345 45.2 24.6 17.6 .226 .317 .317 25.7
2019 Cutter 1.8 2 121 10.9 31 .179 .179 .213 31.0 19.4 21.4 .195 .224 .233 18.2
2019 Curveball 0.5 1 113 10.2 10 .300 .600 .375 24.0 10.0 14.3 .310 .439 .329 33.3
2018 Sinker 1.4 10 723 38.6 186 .230 .335 .295 15.6 11.8 12.3 .291 .432 .352 45.1
2018 Changeup -0.8 -4 516 27.5 173 .206 .335 .301 35.7 23.1 19.0 .205 .299 .270 21.7
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 Curveball -0.2 0 224 11.9 38 .294 .529 .397 32.4 13.2 10.4 .274 .517 .373 41.4
2018 Slider -2.0 -2 96 5.1 19 .214 .286 .345 36.7 31.6 24.0 .211 .313 .350 50.0
2017 Sinker -2.8 -3 96 33.1 28 .435 .609 .529 11.8 7.1 9.1 .332 .401 .387 57.1
2017 4-Seamer -1.2 -1 93 32.1 25 .227 .773 .440 21.4 16.0 16.7 .272 .569 .391 33.3
2017 Changeup -0.7 0 57 19.7 15 .154 .154 .273 32.0 13.3 15.4 .093 .103 .168 0.0
2017 Curveball 2.7 1 27 9.3 6 .000 .000 .000 42.9 50.0 37.5 .016 .018 .020 0.0
2017 Slider 4.6 1 17 5.9 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 0.0 0.0 .273 .314 .246 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 441 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 383 85.4 27 5.8 12:00 11:00 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 244 92.0 97 19.8 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 717 91.6 96 20.7 1:30 1:45 -15
2021 Slider 60 80.0 34 7.2 8:00 6:45 75
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 19.0 1:15 1:15 0
2020 Sinker 85 94.0 96 19.9 1:15 1:45 -30
2020 Slider 26 85.5 20 3.8 10:30 9:15 75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 219 933 3 0 -5 -4 -7
2017 75 290 2 0 -3 -1 -3
2018 484 1,873 14 14 -11 -8 8
2019 264 1,085 12 9 -8 -7 6
2020 61 240 2 4 -1 -1 4
2021 489 1,975 15 27 -24 -17 1
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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 46.9 68.3 83.4 25.7 60.5 42.1 59.9 45.7 22.7 6.8 76.6
2017 290 46.2 70.9 82.1 25.0 59.0 48.3 60.5 46.2 23.9 5.9 88.2
2018 1,875 50.9 66.2 78.8 26.5 57.8 42.7 61.5 46.8 26.1 8.5 81.3
2019 1,107 50.7 68.2 79.2 26.2 54.3 45.7 57.8 47.2 27.4 6.4 76.8
2020 240 52.1 60.8 75.0 27.0 48.4 43.3 70.5 44.6 32.7 8.3 60.0
2021 1,975 45.8 67.7 81.7 22.7 57.6 42.0 53.1 43.3 24.0 6.5 75.8
Player 6,430 48.5 67.3 80.4 25.0 57.3 43.2 58.4 45.5 25.4 7.1 77.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 16 9 21 27 8 65 20 37 12 60 26 46 14 41 83 71 71
2017 52 83 66
2018 44 50 68 79 24 49 79 34 35 30 8 59 33 54 91 65 61
2019 70 62 93 99 32 97 98 86 87 48 9 64 18 86 94 70 69
2020 59 89 45
2021 18 24 51 71 1 47 83 24 51 17 2 33 4 22 86 52 49
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.8 7 6.9 0 1 5 3 42.9
2017 22.7 4 3.9 0 1 3 1 25.0
2018 22.7 9 10.3 -1 4 11 2 22.2
2019 24.0 4 4.0 0 0 2 3 75.0
2020 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
2021 22.1 10 11.1 -1 5 9 6 60.0
Player 22.7 34 36.3 -2 12 30 15 44.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 6 5 7 7 7 8 7 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 6 7 8 7 7 6 8 9 7 7 7 8 7 7 6
2017 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 3
2018 9 14 7 11 12 8 13 9 9 7 8 13 12 9 8 12 10 7 11 12 10 11 13 13 9 8 10 13 13 10 6
2019 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3
2020 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
2021 10 11 11 12 10 9 12 14 7 8 8 12 13 8 11 13 9 10 12 12 13 12 16 13 11 8 13 12 14 9 11
Player 34 39 30 40 37 32 41 37 28 28 30 40 42 32 34 40 33 31 40 40 39 36 47 43 34 30 38 43 43 34 29
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 2016 2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.4 93.0 0.6 93.2 0.2 94.9 1.7 93.8 -1.1 89.9 -3.9
Offspeed Velocity 81.0 81.7 0.7 81.5 -0.2 83.1 1.6 81.8 -1.3 80.1 -1.7
Breaking Velocity 75.7 80.0 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 87.0 -1.8 89.0 2.0 89.9 0.9
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 5.6 2.8
Hard Hit % 39.3 33.3 -6.0 36.9 3.6 31.2 -5.7 47.2 16.0 38.5 -8.7
Sweet Spot % 36.0 22.2 -13.8 30.9 8.7 34.9 4.0 22.2 -12.7 32.0 9.8
xBA .278 .237 -0.041 .240 0.003 .233 -0.007 .196 -0.037 .258 0.062
BA .278 .266 -0.012 .216 -0.050 .217 0.001 .167 -0.050 .233 0.066
xwOBA .345 .313 -0.032 .311 -0.002 .296 -0.015 .261 -0.035 .344 0.083
wOBA .350 .369 0.019 .286 -0.083 .283 -0.003 .216 -0.067 .321 0.105
xSLG .452 .367 -0.085 .363 -0.004 .327 -0.036 .276 -0.051 .394 0.118
SLG .479 .516 0.037 .336 -0.180 .323 -0.013 .185 -0.138 .368 0.183
K% 22.1 14.5 -7.6 19.5 5.0 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 3.0
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 24.0 -8.7
In Zone % 46.9 46.2 -0.7 50.9 4.7 50.7 -0.2 52.1 1.4 45.8 -6.3
Out of Zone % 53.1 53.8 0.7 49.1 -4.7 49.3 0.2 47.9 -1.4 54.2 6.3
Out of Zone Swing % 25.7 25.0 -0.7 26.5 1.5 26.2 -0.3 27.0 0.8 22.7 -4.3
First Pitch Swing % 24.8 34.2 9.4 29.0 -5.2 26.1 -2.9 23.0 -3.1 27.3 4.3
First Pitch Strike % 59.9 60.5 0.6 61.5 1.0 57.8 -3.7 70.5 12.7 53.1 -17.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 216 .344 100 23 23.0 116 33 28.4
2017 Shifts 75 .369 42 0 0.0 33 2 6.1
2018 Shifts 484 .286 236 5 2.1 248 30 12.1
2019 Shifts 264 .285 172 7 4.1 92 33 35.9
2020 Shifts 61 .216 41 8 19.5 20 4 20.0
2021 Shifts 457 .319 254 38 15.0 203 101 49.8
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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