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Thomas Pannone

Thomas Pannone

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 200 | Age: 25
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 9, #261, Cleveland Indians) - CC of Southern Nevada
Cranston, RI USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 3 5 6.44 30 6 0 65.2 62 1.40
2 Seasons 7 6 5.55 42 12 0 108.2 91 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 30 3-5 6.44 65.2 62 1.40
2 Seasons 42 7-6 5.55 108.2 91 1.33

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 TOR AL 181 4 1 4.19 12 6 0 43.0 37 20 20 7 15 29 1.21
2019 TOR AL 291 3 5 6.44 30 6 0 65.2 64 48 47 13 28 62 1.40
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 50 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

A 33rd-round pick by the Cubs in 2012 out of the Rhode Island prep ranks, Pannone was a two-way player at the JC of Southern Nevada in 2013 before signing with the Indians for $120,000 as a ninth-rounder. He took off after making some delivery adjustments, and then continued to climb the ladder in 2017, moving up to Double-A and becoming an Eastern League All-Star. Pannone's progress caught the eye of the Blue Jays, who acquired him and second baseman Samad Taylor for Joe Smith at the Trade Deadline. Pannone was suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in March.

Pannone can run his fastball up to 92-93 mph but usually sits more in the 88-91 mph range. Though not overpowering, Pannone's heater plays above its velocity on account of his deception, allowing him to induce whiffs inside the zone. He has good feel for his curveball, showing the ability to throw it for a strike and also bury it in the dirt when vying for whiffs, and he's adept at adding and subtracting with the pitch as needed. His changeup gives him a third average-or-better offering, albeit one he uses sparingly, and he has good command of all three pitches.

Because he lacks a plus pitch and thrives based on deception, Pannone will have to prove himself at each level. He has handled every challenge so far, and while he's not a top-tier prospect, the left-hander has a legitimate floor as a backend starter in the Major Leagues.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 695 135 10 7.4 87.8 18.5 .223 .407 .309 .302 .317 34.8 16.0 8.3
2019 1132 197 21 10.7 89.4 19.1 .249 .459 .335 .346 .400 39.6 21.3 9.6
ALL 1827 332 31 9.3 88.7 18.9 .239 .439 .325 .329 .367 37.7 19.3 9.1
MLB 38638 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.4 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/20/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo Bisons.
07/29/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled LHP Thomas Pannone from Buffalo Bisons.
07/28/2019 Buffalo Bisons placed LHP Thomas Pannone on the reserve list.
07/19/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo Bisons.
07/18/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Thomas Pannone from Buffalo Bisons.
07/05/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo Bisons.
07/04/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Thomas Pannone from Buffalo Bisons.
06/15/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo Bisons.
05/24/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Thomas Pannone from Buffalo Bisons.
05/15/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo Bisons.
05/10/2019 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Thomas Pannone from Buffalo Bisons.
05/09/2019 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo Bisons.
08/19/2018 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Thomas Pannone from Buffalo Bisons.
08/15/2018 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo Bisons.
08/09/2018 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Thomas Pannone from Buffalo Bisons.
07/07/2018 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo Bisons.
06/27/2018 sent LHP Thomas Pannone on a rehab assignment to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
06/22/2018 sent LHP Thomas Pannone on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
03/16/2018 Thomas Pannone roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
11/20/2017 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of LHP Thomas Pannone from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
08/03/2017 LHP Thomas Pannone assigned to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
07/31/2017 Toronto Blue Jays traded RHP Joe Smith to Cleveland Indians for LHP Thomas Pannone and 2B Samad Taylor.
05/05/2017 LHP Thomas Pannone assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats.
09/10/2016 Lynchburg Hillcats activated LHP Thomas Pannone.
09/07/2016 Lynchburg Hillcats placed LHP Thomas Pannone on the reserve list.
08/13/2016 Lynchburg Hillcats activated LHP Thomas Pannone from the 7-day disabled list.
07/28/2016 Lynchburg Hillcats placed LHP Thomas Pannone on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 27, 2016.
07/13/2016 LHP Thomas Pannone assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.
04/06/2015 LHP Thomas Pannone assigned to Lake County Captains from AZL Indians.
06/20/2013 LHP Thomas Pannone assigned to AZL Indians.
06/15/2013 Cleveland Indians signed Thomas Pannone.