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Trent Thornton
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 195LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 5, #139, Houston Astros | North Carolina
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 2.35 5 0 0 7.2 6 1.17
3 Seasons 6 9 4.94 40 32 0 167.2 161 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 5 0-0 2.35 7.2 6 1.17
3 Seasons 40 6-9 4.94 167.2 161 1.46

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 2759 462 34 7.4 88.2 115.4 16.8 38.7 .255 .429 .326 .327 .380 37 22 8.9 4.84 4.86
2020 131 24 2 8.3 89.1 104.5 16.6 54.2 .357 .530 .497 .400 .463 41.7 18.2 9.1 11.12 7.41
2021 135 22 1 4.5 89.4 106 10.3 22.7 .259 .394 .276 .318 .352 50 19.4 9.7 2.35 3.75
3025 508 37 7.3 88.3 115.4 16.5 38.8 .260 .432 .331 .330 .383 37.8 21.8 8.9
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thornton relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.7%) ,
Cutter
(28.1%) ,
Slider
(25.2%) ,
Changeup
(5.9%) ,


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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 4-Seam Fastball 55 35 20 40.7 92.9 11 8 2 0 2 0 0 1 7 .250 .260 .500 .480 .420 .416 86.0 20 2341 6.2 26.1 6.3
2021 Cutter 38 37 1 28.1 90.3 7 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 5 .286 .224 .286 .326 .254 .233 86.4 21 2524 6.1 23.8 18.2
2021 Slider 34 23 11 25.2 80.6 10 10 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 .100 .302 .200 .427 .127 .312 94.3 -2 3020 6.1 28.6 15.4
2021 Changeup 8 3 5 5.9 85.0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .194 .333 .215 .297 .174 89.4 -2 1535 6.1 33.3 25.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 49 22 27 37.4 92.1 15 11 7 6 1 0 0 2 10 .636 .450 .727 .548 .575 .468 89.0 17 2380 6.2 4.0 10.5
2020 Slider 31 15 16 23.7 80.3 9 9 4 2 2 0 0 3 6 .444 .303 .667 .504 .471 .337 98.5 10 3057 6.2 29.4 21.4
2020 Cutter 27 16 11 20.6 88.9 6 6 4 4 0 0 0 1 5 .667 .315 .667 .506 .588 .352 77.9 20 2574 6.1 35.3 33.3
2020 Changeup 14 1 13 10.7 83.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .020 .000 .020 .000 .018 65.1 57 1540 6.2 20.0 0.0
2020 Sinker 7 5 2 5.3 91.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .234 .000 .250 .000 .211 104.5 -14 2265 6.4 0.0 0.0
2020 Curveball 3 0 3 2.3 70.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .533 .000 1.506 .000 .812 98.7 25 2644 6.1 0.0
! 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 %
2019 34 24 31.6 10.4 35.9 38.5 25.5 4.5 24.2 30.5 25.5 7.1 7.4
2020 29.2 29.2 37.5 4.2 37.5 33.3 29.2 0 20.8 20.8 41.7 8.3 8.3
2021 50 22.7 22.7 4.5 45.5 40.9 13.6 0 36.4 27.3 31.8 0 4.5
34.4 24.2 31.5 9.8 36.4 38.4 25.2 4.1 24.6 29.9 26.6 6.9 7.3
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 TOR R 34 80.6 55.6 13.4 32 8.4 -0.2 -2
2021 Cutter TOR R 38 90.3 23.2 1.3 5 2.6 1.2 86
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 55 92.9 14.4 1.1 7 2 -6 -75
2021 Changeup TOR R 8 85 27.9 -3 -10 12.9 -1.7 -12
2020 Cutter TOR R 27 88.9 26.7 -0.3 -1 4 2.2 131
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 49 92.1 17.2 -0.8 -5 1.5 -6.3 -81
2020 Slider TOR R 31 80.3 51.3 9.3 22 10 1.1 12
2020 Curveball TOR R 3 70.2 67.6 3.7 6 9.9 -4.4 -31
2020 Sinker TOR R 7 91.2 24.7 1.1 4 10.9 -4 -27
2020 Changeup TOR R 14 83.7 30.5 -2.8 -8 10.8 -3 -22
2019 Curveball TOR R 39 73.7 63.2 1.9 3 11.2 -1 -9
2019 Slider TOR R 748 80.5 52.4 9 21 11 0.9 9
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 1214 92.9 15.8 1 6 3.7 -4.6 -55
2019 Splitter TOR R 1 80.7 32.4 -5.1 -14 4.1 -8.6 -68
2019 Changeup TOR R 244 83.3 30.9 -3.3 -10 8.2 -6.1 -42
2019 Sinker TOR R 73 91.9 21.1 -3 -12 12.9 -2.4 -16
2019 Cutter TOR R 440 88.1 30.8 -1.7 -6 4.5 2.2 94
! 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 Changeup -0.5 0 8 5.9 3 .333 .333 .3 33.3 33.3 25 .194 .215 .174 50
2021 Cutter -1.9 -1 38 28.1 7 .286 .286 .257 23.8 28.6 18.2 .224 .326 .233 40
2021 Slider -4.3 -1 34 25.2 10 .1 .2 .125 28.6 20 15.4 .302 .427 .312 50
2021 4-Seamer -0.5 0 55 40.7 11 .25 .5 .418 26.1 9.1 6.3 .259 .48 .417 57.1
2020 Sinker -10.3 -1 7 5.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .25 .211 100
2020 Changeup -0.4 0 14 10.7 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 .02 .02 .018 0
2020 Curveball -9.7 0 3 2.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .533 1.506 .812 100
2020 Cutter 5.7 2 27 20.6 6 .667 .667 .6 35.3 16.7 33.3 .315 .506 .352 20
2020 Slider 1.9 1 31 23.7 9 .444 .667 .478 29.4 33.3 21.4 .303 .504 .337 66.7
2020 4-Seamer 8 4 49 37.4 15 .636 .727 .583 4 13.3 10.5 .45 .548 .469 30
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 39 1.4 3 .333 .333 .3 57.1 0 .299 .364 .294 33.3
2019 Sinker 5.6 4 73 2.6 26 .423 .577 .471 17.9 11.5 17.6 .472 .675 .487 34.8
2019 Changeup -0.9 -2 244 8.8 53 .12 .16 .172 25 26.4 17.7 .181 .226 .204 27.8
2019 Cutter 1 4 440 15.9 112 .302 .479 .392 29.9 15.2 17.2 .26 .419 .344 33.3
2019 Slider -0.9 -7 748 27.1 192 .227 .354 .268 31.7 33.3 19.8 .211 .337 .254 31.7
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 3 1214 44 290 .275 .53 .391 17.9 17.6 16 .277 .516 .379 43.7
2019 Splitter 5.4 0 1 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 Cutter 27 88.9 41 8.1 12:00 11:00 60
2020 Slider 28 80.2 61 16.3 7:45 7:30 15
2020 Changeup 14 83.7 74 13.9 1:15 2:00 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 49 92.1 74 14.2 12:45 12:15 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 2757 -5 -22 17 12 2
2020 33 131 2 1 2 0 5
2021 31 135 -2 -1 0 0 -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 %
2019 2759 43.7 64.1 85 29 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 135 48.9 72.7 70.8 23.2 81.3 48.1 48.4 47.4 26.6 3.7 100
3025 44.1 65.1 84.4 28.9 59.1 41.8 59.5 44.9 24.2 6.5 67.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2019 31 32 36 43 32 13 41 61 46 45 36 44 31 30 88 87
2020
2021 56 41 56 64 50 58 73 51 14 27 46 46 56
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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 21.1 3 14 15 9 37.5
2020 0 0.1 0 2 0 0
2021 0 0.3 0 3 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 24 26 25 23 27 20 21 24 22 20 28 22 13 17 19 22 14 22 16 24 13 19 20 20 21 24 23 19 24 18 26
2020 0 1 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 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.6 91 -0.6 91.8 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.7 0.4 85 1.3
Breaking Velocity 80.1 79.4 -0.7 80.6 1.2
Exit Velocity 88.2 89.1 0.9 89.4 0.3
Launch Angle 16.8 16.6 -0.2 10.3 -6.3
Barrel % 7.4 8.3 0.9 4.5 -3.8
Hard Hit % 37 41.7 4.7 50 8.3
Sweet Spot % 38.7 54.2 15.5 22.7 -31.5
xBA .255 .357 0.102 .259 -0.098
BA .259 .517 0.258 .214 -0.303
xwOBA .327 .4 0.073 .318 -0.082
wOBA .326 .497 0.171 .276 -0.221
xSLG .429 .53 0.101 .394 -0.136
SLG .439 .621 0.182 .321 -0.3
K% 22 18.2 -3.8 19.4 1.2
BB% 8.9 9.1 0.2 9.7 0.6
Swing % 44.4 52.7 8.3 47.4 -5.3
Whiff% 24.4 18.8 -5.6 26.6 7.8
In Zone Swing % 43.7 47.3 3.6 48.9 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 56.3 52.7 -3.6 51.1 -1.6
First Pitch Swing % 25.4 33.3 7.9 29 -4.3
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 54.5 -5.7 48.4 -6.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 676 .326 330 50 15.2 346 189 54.6
2020 33 .497 17 4 23.5 16 12 75.0
2021 18 .299 12 2 16.7 6 3 50.0

Pitch Distribution