Trent Thornton
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 5, #139, Houston Astros | North Carolina
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 2 4.11 32 0 0 46 37 1.24
2023 1 2 2.01 27 1 0 31.1 26 1.15
2024 1 1 2.50 18 0 0 18 18 1.00
6 Seasons 9 17 4.41 149 36 0 304.1 288 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 32 0-2 4.11 46 37 1.24
2023 27 1-2 2.01 31.1 26 1.15
2024 18 1-1 2.50 18 18 1.00
6 Seasons 149 9-17 4.41 304.1 288 1.37
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 25 2759 462 34 7.4 5.0 88.2 115.4 16.8 38.7 .256 .430 .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 .347 .428 47.2 24.1 7.4 4.78 5.23
2022 28 664 134 9 6.7 4.8 90.1 109.7 19.2 37.3 .267 .460 .309 .348 .398 44.8 19.6 9.0 4.11 5.17
2023 29 458 93 4 4.3 3.2 85.9 110.9 14.9 32.3 .227 .364 .310 .273 .322 29.0 20.8 4.8 2.01 3.09
2024 30 270 51 2 3.9 2.7 87.3 107.4 15.9 23.5 .214 .279 .238 .248 .293 31.4 24.3 5.4 2.50 2.34
Player 5192 908 68 7.5 5.2 88.6 115.4 16.5 36.8 .255 .427 .328 .326 .383 38.8 21.9 8.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thornton relies on 6 pitches.
Sweeper
(33.0%) ,
Slider
(27.8%) ,
Four Seamer
(14.1%) ,
Sinker
(10.7%) ,
Curveball
(9.6%) ,
Changeup
(4.8%) ,


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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 36.6 23.1 28.4 11.9 39.6 39.6 20.9 3.0 26.1 27.6 26.1 10.4 6.7 4.8
2023 39.8 30.1 21.5 8.6 51.6 29.0 19.4 5.4 30.1 32.3 21.5 6.5 4.3 3.2
2024 41.2 23.5 21.6 13.7 43.1 29.4 27.5 11.8 31.4 29.4 21.6 2.0 3.9 2.7
Player 36.5 24.7 28.7 10.1 39.0 36.6 24.4 4.6 26.1 29.3 25.2 6.8 7.5 5.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 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
2024 Slider SEA R 75 89.9 28.9 -2.6 -8 3.7 -0.2 -5
2024 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 38 94.9 14.3 0.9 6 3.4 -5.2 -60
2024 Sinker SEA R 29 94.5 22.0 -0.9 -4 11.4 -4.2 -27
2024 Sweeper SEA R 89 81.2 38.8 -0.7 -2 15.3 0.0 0
2024 Curveball SEA R 26 81.1 56.0 5.3 10 9.5 -1.0 -10
2024 Changeup SEA R 13 88.0 31.2 -1.2 -4 13.0 -2.2 -15
2023 Sinker SEA R 54 93.6 21.6 -1.5 -7 11.4 -3.8 -25
2023 Curveball SEA R 48 80.2 58.4 7.0 14 9.6 -0.1 -1
2023 Sweeper SEA R 158 79.6 43.7 2.4 6 18.5 3.6 24
2023 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 154 94.1 14.5 1.0 7 2.7 -5.3 -66
2023 Slider SEA R 44 87.7 33.7 0.3 1 4.7 0.3 8
2022 Curveball TOR R 101 79.7 59.4 6.4 12 8.4 -0.6 -7
2022 Slider TOR R 5 85.1 30.4 -5.8 -16 6.4 0.8 14
2022 Sinker TOR R 29 92.9 19.7 -3.1 -13 11.1 -4.0 -27
2022 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 277 93.8 13.1 2.0 13 2.5 -5.1 -67
2022 Sweeper TOR R 252 82.1 41.0 1.3 3 14.8 0.2 1
2021 Cutter TOR R 191 90.0 24.1 1.3 5 2.7 1.2 77
2021 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 354 93.9 14.0 1.5 9 3.3 -4.6 -59
2021 Curveball TOR R 228 80.2 56.8 4.6 9 9.1 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider TOR R 74 84.6 38.2 1.5 4 8.2 1.8 28
2021 Sinker TOR R 6 93.0 19.6 -2.6 -12 13.4 -1.4 -10
2021 Changeup TOR R 57 84.3 29.2 -3.0 -9 12.2 -2.0 -14
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 9.4 22 10.0 2.5 33
2020 Changeup TOR R 14 83.7 30.5 -2.6 -8 10.8 -3.0 -22
2020 Sinker TOR R 7 91.2 24.7 0.9 4 10.9 -4.1 -27
2020 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 49 92.1 17.2 -0.8 -5 1.5 -6.4 -81
2020 Cutter TOR R 27 88.9 26.7 -0.5 -2 4.0 2.3 145
2019 Sinker TOR R 73 91.9 21.1 -3.0 -13 12.9 -2.5 -16
2019 Curveball TOR R 39 73.7 63.2 1.8 3 11.2 -1.1 -9
2019 4-Seam Fastball TOR R 1,212 92.9 15.8 1.1 6 3.7 -4.6 -56
2019 Split-Finger TOR R 1 80.7 32.4 -5.4 -14 4.1 -7.6 -65
2019 Changeup TOR R 244 83.3 30.9 -3.3 -10 8.2 -6.1 -42
2019 Cutter TOR R 440 88.1 30.8 -2.1 -7 4.5 2.4 113
2019 Slider TOR R 748 80.5 52.4 8.7 20 11.0 2.0 23
! 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 %
2024 Sweeper 0.7 1 89 33.0 24 .182 .273 .257 26.1 16.7 15.4 .187 .283 .223 31.6
2024 Slider 2.2 2 75 27.8 20 .200 .250 .233 28.9 40.0 32.0 .198 .223 .222 16.7
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 0 38 14.1 9 .286 .286 .356 25.0 22.2 16.7 .324 .378 .393 20.0
2024 Sinker 1.1 0 29 10.7 8 .167 .167 .288 13.3 0.0 0.0 .235 .425 .386 50.0
2024 Curveball 3.2 1 26 9.6 6 .000 .000 .000 40.0 50.0 18.8 .026 .028 .025 33.3
2024 Changeup -2.9 0 13 4.8 7 .429 .429 .386 0.0 14.3 9.1 .348 .383 .320 50.0
2023 Sweeper 1.5 2 158 34.5 39 .237 .500 .318 26.9 25.6 17.5 .172 .293 .208 17.9
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 154 33.6 43 .250 .500 .343 23.4 20.9 22.0 .284 .527 .367 45.2
2023 Sinker 5.3 3 54 11.8 17 .188 .188 .200 17.1 11.8 14.3 .217 .250 .235 7.1
2023 Curveball -2.5 -1 48 10.5 14 .462 .538 .461 19.0 21.4 11.5 .331 .422 .353 60.0
2023 Slider 2.0 1 44 9.6 12 .167 .250 .179 10.0 16.7 18.2 .114 .135 .109 10.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -4 277 41.7 73 .345 .672 .475 15.9 12.3 13.2 .352 .701 .495 58.0
2022 Sweeper 3.0 8 252 38.0 79 .158 .250 .187 25.2 27.8 28.9 .193 .312 .232 36.4
2022 Curveball -0.3 0 101 15.2 29 .259 .296 .278 21.6 20.7 17.6 .276 .347 .300 33.3
2022 Sinker 4.1 1 29 4.4 7 .143 .143 .129 15.4 0.0 0.0 .348 .541 .381 57.1
2022 Slider 7.8 0 5 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .171 .203 .157 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 354 38.9 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 0.6 1 191 21.0 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 .182 .229 .215 20.0
2021 Sinker 1.2 0 6 0.7 -- -- -- 33.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -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 11.3 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-Seam Fastball -0.2 -2 1,212 43.9 290 .275 .530 .392 17.9 17.6 16.0 .278 .518 .380 43.7
2019 Slider 1.0 7 748 27.1 192 .227 .354 .269 31.7 33.3 19.8 .212 .338 .256 31.7
2019 Cutter -0.9 -4 440 15.9 112 .302 .479 .387 29.9 15.2 17.2 .262 .422 .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 Split-Finger -5.4 0 1 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
2024 Changeup 12 87.9 67 13.9 1:15 2:30 -75
2024 Curveball 26 81.1 65 19.5 7:30 7:00 30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 38 94.9 75 15.9 1:00 12:30 30
2024 Sinker 29 94.5 71 14.2 12:45 2:00 -75
2024 Slider 73 90.0 26 6.0 11:30 10:15 75
2024 Sweeper 87 81.2 46 16.2 8:15 9:00 -45
2023 Curveball 48 80.2 72 21.0 7:15 7:00 15
2023 4-Seam Fastball 149 94.1 75 16.1 12:45 12:15 30
2023 Sinker 50 93.6 73 14.7 12:45 1:45 -60
2023 Slider 43 87.7 26 5.6 10:15 9:15 60
2023 Sweeper 154 79.6 61 19.8 8:15 8:45 -30
2022 Curveball 97 79.7 67 20.9 7:15 6:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 275 93.8 83 17.8 12:30 12:15 15
2022 Sinker 29 92.9 82 16.1 12:30 1:30 -60
2022 Sweeper 242 82.1 47 16.0 8:00 8:45 -45
2021 Changeup 53 84.3 80 15.2 1:00 2:00 -60
2021 Curveball 219 80.2 66 19.4 7:15 7:00 15
2021 Cutter 190 89.9 48 9.4 12:15 11:15 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 353 93.9 85 16.8 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 61 84.8 35 8.8 8:45 8:45 0
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
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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 189 664 6 5 -5 -2 4
2023 125 458 6 1 -1 -1 5
2024 74 270 5 0 -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 %
2019 2,759 43.7 64.1 85.0 29.0 58.3 41.8 60.2 44.4 24.4 6.6 66.5
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 664 52.9 64.7 88.1 23.6 52.7 39.6 66.7 45.3 20.6 8.3 72.7
2023 458 52.8 64.5 83.3 28.7 64.5 41.9 68.8 47.6 22.0 9.4 76.7
2024 270 53.3 68.1 84.7 34.9 54.5 44.1 74.3 52.6 24.6 10.4 85.7
Player 5,192 46.9 65.7 84.6 28.5 59.3 41.4 62.5 45.9 23.4 7.3 72.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 33 35 38 45 34 13 41 61 47 45 36 44 48 42 76 31
2020 29 74 41
2021 16 23 16 12 29 50 4 15 3 55 63 31 47 57 73 97 30
2022 47 91 98 36
2023 48 85 49
2024 94 81 95 96 86 82 86 77 86 62 82 46 93 63 90 29
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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 9 15 11 45.8
2020 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 --
2021 23.3 12 11.9 0 6 9 6 50.0
2022 24.6 7 5.9 1 3 5 2 28.6
2023 23.7 5 4.0 1 2 4 1 20.0
2024 -- 0 0.2 0 1 0 0 --
Player 23.3 48 44.6 3 22 33 20 41.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 24 26 17 27 22 22 26 22 21 16 17 25 28 21 23 22 23 22 21 23 23 26 27 23 21 22 20 25 27 22 16
2020 0 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
2021 12 12 12 12 14 13 14 10 9 8 12 16 14 9 12 12 10 9 11 14 11 11 16 12 11 8 14 16 12 12 10
2022 7 8 4 7 5 7 7 6 3 3 4 6 5 6 7 7 7 6 7 5 6 6 8 8 7 4 6 7 6 4 6
2023 5 4 2 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 3 6 5 5 3 3 4 4 4 4
2024 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Player 48 50 35 52 46 45 51 42 37 31 36 53 50 39 47 45 45 41 43 48 45 46 58 48 44 37 43 52 50 42 36
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.6 91.0 -0.6 92.5 1.5 93.7 1.2 93.9 0.2 94.7 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.7 0.4 84.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 88.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 80.1 79.4 -0.7 81.3 1.9 81.5 0.2 81.1 -0.4 84.6 3.5
Exit Velocity 88.2 89.1 0.9 90.4 1.3 90.1 -0.3 85.9 -4.2 87.3 1.4
Launch Angle 16.8 16.6 -0.2 14.1 -2.5 19.2 5.1 14.9 -4.3 15.9 1.0
Barrel % 7.4 8.3 0.9 11.8 3.5 6.7 -5.1 4.3 -2.4 3.9 -0.4
Hard Hit % 37.0 41.7 4.7 47.2 5.5 44.8 -2.4 29.0 -15.8 31.4 2.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 38.7 54.2 15.5 34.7 -19.5 37.3 2.6 32.3 -5.0 23.5 -8.8
xBA .256 .357 0.101 .259 -0.098 .267 0.008 .227 -0.040 .214 -0.013
BA .259 .517 0.258 .278 -0.239 .237 -0.041 .252 0.015 .209 -0.043
xwOBA .327 .400 0.073 .347 -0.053 .348 0.001 .273 -0.075 .248 -0.025
wOBA .325 .497 0.172 .371 -0.126 .309 -0.062 .310 0.001 .238 -0.072
xSLG .430 .530 0.100 .465 -0.065 .460 -0.005 .364 -0.096 .279 -0.085
SLG .439 .621 0.182 .536 -0.085 .396 -0.140 .437 0.041 .254 -0.183
K% 22.0 18.2 -3.8 24.1 5.9 19.6 -4.5 20.8 1.2 24.3 3.5
BB% 8.9 9.1 0.2 7.4 -1.7 9.0 1.6 4.8 -4.2 5.4 0.6
Swing % 44.4 52.7 8.3 47.4 -5.3 45.3 -2.1 47.6 2.3 52.6 5.0
Whiff% 24.4 18.8 -5.6 23.7 4.9 20.6 -3.1 22.0 1.4 24.6 2.6
In Zone % 43.7 47.3 3.6 47.3 0.0 52.9 5.6 52.8 -0.1 53.3 0.5
Out of Zone % 56.3 52.7 -3.6 52.7 0.0 47.1 -5.6 47.2 0.1 46.7 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 29.0 31.9 2.9 27.7 -4.2 23.6 -4.1 28.7 5.1 34.9 6.2
First Pitch Swing % 25.4 33.3 7.9 27.8 -5.5 31.2 3.4 35.2 4.0 35.1 -0.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 54.5 -5.7 59.3 4.8 66.7 7.4 68.8 2.1 74.3 5.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 676 .325 330 53 16.1 346 208 60.1
2020 Shifts 33 .497 17 4 23.5 16 12 75.0
2021 Shifts 182 .376 127 9 7.1 55 37 67.3
2022 Shifts 189 .309 117 68 58.1 72 59 81.9
2023 Shades 125 .310 70 9 12.9 55 34 61.8
2024 Shades 74 .238 39 2 5.1 35 27 77.1
! 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

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 847 17.9 8.0% 0.5% 500 22.6 0.0% 7.4%
2020 22 17.2 0.0% 0.0% 29 25.1 0.0% 10.3%
2021 256 18.5 11.7% 0.8% 157 23.3 0.0% 10.8%
2022 191 19.6 0.5% 2.1% 122 20.1 0.0% 2.5%
2023 133 16.3 17.3% 0.0% 77 17.7 2.6% 2.6%
2024 66 15.4 37.9% 0.0% 35 17.9 11.4% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution