Trent Thornton
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 5, #139, Houston Astros | North Carolina
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 2 4.50 30 0 0 42.0 33 1.31
4 Seasons 7 14 4.91 102 35 0 251.0 240 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 30 0-2 4.50 42.0 33 1.31
4 Seasons 102 7-14 4.91 251.0 240 1.43

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
2019 25 2759 462 34 7.4 5 88.2 115.4 16.8 38.7 .256 .431 .325 .327 .382 37.0 22.0 8.9 4.84 4.76
2020 26 131 24 2 8.3 6.1 89.1 104.5 16.6 54.2 .357 .530 .497 .400 .463 41.7 18.2 9.1 11.12 7.35
2021 27 910 144 17 11.8 7.9 90.4 115.2 14.1 34.7 .259 .465 .371 .348 .428 47.2 24.1 7.4 4.78 5.26
2022 28 611 127 9 7.1 5.1 90.0 109.7 19.9 37.8 .275 .477 .324 .356 .407 45.7 18.8 8.5 4.50 5.41
Player 4411 757 62 8.2 5.6 88.9 115.4 16.8 38.3 .263 .448 .339 .338 .397 40.6 21.8 8.5
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thornton relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.7%) ,
Slider
(38.8%) ,
Curveball
(14.9%) ,
Sinker
(4.6%) ,


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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
2019 34.0 24.0 31.6 10.4 35.9 38.5 25.5 4.5 24.2 30.5 25.5 7.1 7.4 5.0
2020 29.2 29.2 37.5 4.2 37.5 33.3 29.2 0.0 20.8 20.8 41.7 8.3 8.3 6.1
2021 41.7 24.3 25.7 8.3 38.9 35.4 25.7 4.2 28.5 26.4 24.3 4.2 11.8 7.9
2022 35.4 22.8 29.1 12.6 37.8 40.9 21.3 3.1 24.4 26.8 27.6 11.0 7.1 5.1
Player 35.5 24.0 30.3 10.2 36.9 38.2 25.0 4.1 25.0 28.8 26.2 7.3 8.2 5.6
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Slider TOR R 237 82.2 40.8 1.2 3 14.5 4.7 48
2022 Curveball TOR R 91 79.6 59.7 6.8 13 8.4 -0.8 -9
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 255 93.8 13.2 2.0 13 2.6 -4.8 -65
2022 Sinker TOR R 28 92.9 19.6 -2.9 -13 10.9 -4.0 -27
2021 Changeup TOR R 57 84.3 29.2 -3.0 -9 12.2 -2.0 -14
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 353 93.9 14.0 1.5 9 3.2 -4.6 -59
2021 Cutter TOR R 192 89.9 24.1 1.4 6 2.7 1.1 72
2021 Sinker TOR R 6 93.0 19.6 -2.5 -11 13.4 -1.4 -10
2021 Slider TOR R 74 84.6 38.2 1.3 4 8.2 1.0 14
2021 Curveball TOR R 228 80.2 56.8 5.1 10 9.1 -0.4 -4
2020 Sinker TOR R 7 91.2 24.7 0.9 4 10.9 -4.1 -27
2020 Cutter TOR R 27 88.9 26.7 -0.3 -1 4.0 2.2 131
2020 Curveball TOR R 3 70.2 67.6 3.5 6 9.9 -4.5 -31
2020 Slider TOR R 31 80.3 51.3 9.3 22 10.0 1.1 12
2020 Changeup TOR R 14 83.7 30.5 -2.6 -8 10.8 -3.0 -22
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 49 92.1 17.2 -0.8 -5 1.5 -6.3 -81
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 1,214 92.9 15.8 1.0 6 3.7 -4.6 -56
2019 Sinker TOR R 73 91.9 21.1 -3.0 -13 12.9 -2.4 -16
2019 Curveball TOR R 39 73.7 63.2 1.8 3 11.2 -1.1 -9
2019 Cutter TOR R 440 88.1 30.8 -1.7 -6 4.5 2.1 93
2019 Changeup TOR R 244 83.3 30.9 -3.3 -10 8.2 -6.1 -42
2019 Splitter TOR R 1 80.7 32.4 -5.4 -14 4.1 -7.6 -65
2019 Slider TOR R 748 80.5 52.4 9.0 21 11.0 0.8 8
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 1.9 5 255 41.7 66 .377 .736 .505 15.8 13.6 15.0 .366 .739 .510 62.2
2022 Slider -2.8 -7 237 38.8 75 .167 .264 .197 23.6 25.3 26.8 .198 .319 .238 35.2
2022 Curveball -0.2 0 91 14.9 28 .269 .308 .288 19.4 17.9 18.5 .286 .360 .310 33.3
2022 Sinker -4.3 -1 28 4.6 7 .143 .143 .129 16.7 0.0 0.0 .351 .544 .383 57.1
2021 4-Seamer 0.3 1 353 38.8 79 .277 .523 .410 18.5 20.3 13.8 .257 .522 .404 56.0
2021 Curveball 2.3 5 228 25.1 52 .265 .551 .381 29.3 34.6 22.8 .255 .425 .312 54.8
2021 Cutter -0.5 -1 192 21.1 49 .313 .604 .388 25.5 24.5 20.7 .284 .495 .332 43.2
2021 Slider 2.2 2 74 8.1 20 .333 .667 .493 25.8 10.0 8.0 .267 .473 .355 31.3
2021 Changeup -3.5 -2 57 6.3 15 .143 .143 .167 28.1 26.7 19.0 .184 .231 .216 20.0
2021 Sinker -1.2 0 6 0.7 -- -- -- 33.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer 7.8 4 49 37.4 15 .636 .727 .583 4.0 13.3 10.5 .450 .548 .469 30.0
2020 Slider 2.2 1 31 23.7 9 .444 .667 .478 29.4 33.3 21.4 .303 .504 .337 66.7
2020 Cutter 5.6 2 27 20.6 6 .667 .667 .600 35.3 16.7 33.3 .315 .506 .352 20.0
2020 Changeup -0.4 0 14 10.7 1 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .020 .020 .018 0.0
2020 Sinker -11.2 -1 7 5.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .234 .250 .211 100.0
2020 Curveball -9.7 0 3 2.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .533 1.506 .812 100.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 2 1,214 44.0 290 .275 .530 .392 17.9 17.6 16.0 .278 .518 .381 43.7
2019 Slider -1.0 -7 748 27.1 192 .227 .354 .269 31.7 33.3 19.8 .212 .339 .256 31.7
2019 Cutter 0.9 4 440 15.9 112 .302 .479 .387 29.9 15.2 17.2 .263 .423 .346 33.3
2019 Changeup -1.0 -2 244 8.8 53 .120 .160 .172 25.0 26.4 17.7 .180 .225 .203 27.8
2019 Sinker 7.3 5 73 2.6 26 .423 .577 .506 17.9 11.5 17.6 .472 .675 .487 34.8
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 39 1.4 3 .333 .333 .300 57.1 0.0 -- .299 .364 .294 33.3
2019 Splitter 5.4 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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 14 83.7 74 13.9 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 Cutter 27 88.9 41 8.1 12:00 11:00 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 49 92.1 74 14.2 12:45 12:15 30
2020 Slider 17 80.2 62 16.8 7:45 7:30 15
2021 Changeup 53 84.3 80 15.2 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Curveball 217 80.2 66 19.4 7:15 7:00 15
2021 Cutter 191 89.9 48 9.4 12:15 11:15 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 352 93.9 85 16.8 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 61 84.8 35 8.8 8:45 8:45 0
2022 Curveball 87 79.6 67 21.1 7:00 6:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 253 93.8 84 17.7 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Sinker 28 92.9 82 16.0 12:30 1:30 -60
2022 Slider 227 82.2 46 15.7 8:15 8:45 -30
! 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
2019 676 2,757 -5 -23 17 12 2
2020 33 131 2 1 2 0 5
2021 215 910 -1 -5 6 4 5
2022 176 611 -5 -4 4 2 -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 %
2019 2,759 43.7 64.1 85.0 29.0 58.3 41.9 60.2 44.4 24.4 6.6 66.1
2020 131 47.3 75.8 89.4 31.9 59.1 33.6 54.5 52.7 18.8 6.1 87.5
2021 910 47.3 69.3 80.9 27.7 65.4 41.9 59.3 47.4 23.7 7.1 80.0
2022 611 54.2 64.7 87.9 22.1 53.2 40.3 65.9 45.2 19.9 8.5 71.2
Player 4,411 46.0 65.6 84.7 28.0 59.3 41.4 60.8 45.3 23.4 7.0 70.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.7 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
2019 34 34 37 45 33 13 41 61 46 45 36 44 48 30 88 23
2020 23 85 38
2021 16 23 16 12 29 50 4 15 3 55 63 31 47 37 86 97 28
2022 9 9 6 7 14 65 54 17 7 23 39 12 2 53 88 98 36
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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 22.8 24 22.5 2 10 15 11 45.8
2020 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
2021 23.3 12 11.9 0 6 8 6 50.0
2022 24.6 7 5.9 1 3 5 2 28.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 24 28 25 20 23 22 22 26 22 17 26 22 15 20 17 24 20 28 14 23 26 23 21 22 22 25 26 21 24 21 30
2020 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 12 12 16 10 11 12 13 12 13 14 11 11 9 9 11 14 14 11 11 11 16 10 10 11 10 13 12 10 12 11 16
2022 7 5 7 5 7 7 7 7 4 4 7 6 3 3 4 7 7 6 5 5 7 7 6 6 6 5 8 5 6 6 8
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.6 91 -0.6 92.5 1.5 93.7 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.7 0.4 84.3 0.6 0 0
Breaking Velocity 80.1 79.4 -0.7 81.3 1.9 81.5 0.2
Exit Velocity 88.2 89.1 0.9 90.4 1.3 90 -0.4
Launch Angle 16.8 16.6 -0.2 14.1 -2.5 19.9 5.8
Barrel % 7.4 8.3 0.9 11.8 3.5 7.1 -4.7
Hard Hit % 37 41.7 4.7 47.2 5.5 45.7 -1.5
Sweet Spot % 38.7 54.2 15.5 34.7 -19.5 37.8 3.1
xBA .256 .357 0.101 .259 -0.098 .275 0.016
BA .259 .517 0.258 .278 -0.239 .253 -0.025
xwOBA .327 .4 0.073 .348 -0.052 .356 0.008
wOBA .325 .497 0.172 .371 -0.126 .324 -0.047
xSLG .431 .53 0.099 .465 -0.065 .477 0.012
SLG .439 .621 0.182 .536 -0.085 .424 -0.112
K% 22 18.2 -3.8 24.1 5.9 18.8 -5.3
BB% 8.9 9.1 0.2 7.4 -1.7 8.5 1.1
Swing % 44.4 52.7 8.3 47.4 -5.3 45.2 -2.2
Whiff% 24.4 18.8 -5.6 23.7 4.9 19.9 -3.8
In Zone % 43.7 47.3 3.6 47.3 0 54.2 6.9
Out of Zone % 56.3 52.7 -3.6 52.7 0 45.8 -6.9
Out of Zone Swing % 29 31.9 2.9 27.7 -4.2 22.1 -5.6
First Pitch Swing % 25.4 33.3 7.9 27.8 -5.5 29.5 1.7
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 54.5 -5.7 59.3 4.8 65.9 6.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 676 .325 330 50 15.2 346 189 54.6
2020 33 .497 17 4 23.5 16 12 75.0
2021 182 .376 127 9 7.1 55 34 61.8
2022 176 .324 111 64 57.7 65 46 70.8

Pitch Tempo