Trent Thornton
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2015 | Rd: 5, #139, Houston Astros | North Carolina
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 3 4.78 37 3 0 49 52 1.43
2022 0 2 4.11 32 0 0 46 37 1.24
2023 0 2 2.20 25 1 0 28.2 24 1.26
5 Seasons 7 16 4.57 129 36 0 283.2 268 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 37 1-3 4.78 49 52 1.43
2022 32 0-2 4.11 46 37 1.24
2023 25 0-2 2.20 28.2 24 1.26
5 Seasons 129 7-16 4.57 283.2 268 1.40
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
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 29 422 87 4 4.6 3.4 86.1 110.9 16.4 33.3 .233 .375 .331 .283 .333 31.0 20.5 5.1 2.20 3.31
Player 4886 851 66 7.8 5.4 88.7 115.4 16.7 37.7 .259 .438 .335 .332 .389 39.5 21.8 8.3
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

Thornton relies on 5 pitches.
Sweeper
(35.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(33.4%) ,
Sinker
(11.8%) ,
Curveball
(10%) ,
Slider
(9.5%) ,


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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 37.9 31.0 21.8 9.2 50.6 28.7 20.7 5.7 27.6 33.3 21.8 6.9 4.6 3.4
Player 36.0 24.8 29.3 10.0 38.5 37.0 24.4 4.2 25.5 29.4 25.5 7.2 7.8 5.4
MLB 44.7 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
2023 Curveball SEA R 42 80.3 58.1 6.9 14 9.7 -0.1 -1
2023 Sweeper SEA R 149 79.6 43.7 2.2 5 18.4 3.4 23
2023 Sinker SEA R 50 93.6 21.7 -1.5 -6 11.5 -3.7 -25
2023 Slider SEA R 40 87.6 33.9 0.4 1 4.7 0.3 6
2023 4-Seamer SEA R 141 94.1 14.5 1.0 7 2.7 -5.3 -66
2022 Curveball TOR R 101 79.7 59.4 6.4 12 8.4 -0.6 -7
2022 Sinker TOR R 29 92.9 19.7 -3.1 -13 11.1 -4.0 -27
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 277 93.8 13.1 2.0 13 2.5 -5.1 -67
2022 Sweeper TOR R 252 82.1 41.0 1.2 3 14.8 0.0 0
2022 Slider TOR R 5 85.1 30.4 -5.8 -16 6.4 0.7 13
2021 Curveball TOR R 228 80.2 56.8 4.6 9 9.1 -0.1 -1
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 354 93.9 14.0 1.5 9 3.3 -4.6 -59
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 Cutter TOR R 191 90.0 24.1 1.3 5 2.7 1.2 77
2021 Changeup TOR R 57 84.3 29.2 -3.0 -9 12.2 -2.0 -14
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 Slider TOR R 31 80.3 51.3 9.3 22 10.0 2.3 30
2020 Cutter TOR R 27 88.9 26.7 -0.5 -2 4.0 2.3 145
2020 Curveball TOR R 3 70.2 67.6 3.5 6 9.9 -4.5 -31
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 49 92.1 17.2 -0.8 -5 1.5 -6.3 -81
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 1,212 92.9 15.8 1.0 6 3.7 -4.6 -56
2019 Changeup TOR R 244 83.3 30.9 -3.3 -10 8.2 -6.1 -42
2019 Curveball TOR R 39 73.7 63.2 1.8 3 11.2 -1.1 -9
2019 Slider TOR R 748 80.5 52.4 8.7 20 11.0 1.9 22
2019 Cutter TOR R 440 88.1 30.8 -2.1 -7 4.5 2.4 113
2019 Sinker TOR R 73 91.9 21.1 -3.0 -13 12.9 -2.5 -16
2019 Splitter TOR R 1 80.7 32.4 -5.4 -14 4.1 -7.6 -65
! 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 %
2023 Sweeper 1.5 2 149 35.3 39 .237 .500 .318 28.0 25.6 17.5 .175 .300 .215 17.9
2023 4-Seamer -0.7 -1 141 33.4 39 .278 .556 .378 24.6 20.5 22.9 .288 .543 .377 50.0
2023 Sinker 4.0 2 50 11.8 13 .250 .250 .262 18.8 7.7 8.3 .275 .308 .292 9.1
2023 Curveball -2.5 -1 42 10.0 14 .462 .538 .461 20.0 21.4 13.6 .324 .410 .347 60.0
2023 Slider 2.3 1 40 9.5 12 .167 .250 .179 10.5 16.7 18.2 .117 .140 .117 10.0
2022 4-Seamer -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 .313 .232 36.4
2022 Curveball -0.3 0 101 15.2 29 .259 .296 .278 21.6 20.7 17.6 .275 .346 .299 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 7.9 0 5 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .171 .203 .157 0.0
2021 4-Seamer -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 0.5 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-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 1,212 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 .339 .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 Splitter -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
2023 Curveball 42 80.3 71 20.8 7:30 7:00 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 136 94.1 75 16.1 12:45 12:15 30
2023 Sinker 46 93.6 73 14.8 12:45 1:45 -60
2023 Slider 39 87.6 26 5.6 10:15 9:00 75
2023 Sweeper 145 79.6 60 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 217 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 117 422 4 0 0 -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 422 53.1 65.6 82.3 30.3 63.3 42.7 70.1 49.1 23.2 9.7 80.5
Player 4,886 46.5 65.6 84.5 28.3 59.5 41.3 61.8 45.7 23.5 7.2 72.1
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
2019 33 34 37 45 33 13 41 61 46 45 36 44 48 42 76 31
2020 29 74 41
2021 17 23 16 12 29 50 4 15 3 55 63 31 47 58 74 97 30
2022 47 91 98 36
2023 49 85 50
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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 11.7 0 6 12 3 25.0
2022 24.6 7 5.9 1 3 5 2 28.6
2023 23.7 5 4.0 1 2 4 1 20.0
Player 23.3 48 44.1 4 21 36 17 35.4

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 7 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 4 3 3 4 4 4 4
Player 48 50 35 51 46 39 51 42 36 31 36 52 50 39 47 45 45 41 43 47 45 46 57 48 43 37 43 52 49 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.6 91.0 -0.6 92.5 1.5 93.7 1.2 94.0 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 83.7 0.4 84.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 80.1 79.4 -0.7 81.3 1.9 81.5 0.2 81.1 -0.4
Exit Velocity 88.2 89.1 0.9 90.4 1.3 90.1 -0.3 86.1 -4.0
Launch Angle 16.8 16.6 -0.2 14.1 -2.5 19.2 5.1 16.4 -2.8
Barrel % 7.4 8.3 0.9 11.8 3.5 6.7 -5.1 4.6 -2.1
Hard Hit % 37.0 41.7 4.7 47.2 5.5 44.8 -2.4 31.0 -13.8
Sweet Spot % 38.7 54.2 15.5 34.7 -19.5 37.3 2.6 33.3 -4.0
xBA .256 .357 0.101 .259 -0.098 .267 0.008 .233 -0.034
BA .259 .517 0.258 .278 -0.239 .237 -0.041 .270 0.033
xwOBA .327 .400 0.073 .347 -0.053 .348 0.001 .283 -0.065
wOBA .325 .497 0.172 .371 -0.126 .309 -0.062 .331 0.022
xSLG .430 .530 0.100 .465 -0.065 .460 -0.005 .375 -0.085
SLG .439 .621 0.182 .536 -0.085 .396 -0.140 .468 0.072
K% 22.0 18.2 -3.8 24.1 5.9 19.6 -4.5 20.5 0.9
BB% 8.9 9.1 0.2 7.4 -1.7 9.0 1.6 5.1 -3.9
Swing % 44.4 52.7 8.3 47.4 -5.3 45.3 -2.1 49.1 3.8
Whiff% 24.4 18.8 -5.6 23.7 4.9 20.6 -3.1 23.2 2.6
In Zone % 43.7 47.3 3.6 47.3 0.0 52.9 5.6 53.1 0.2
Out of Zone % 56.3 52.7 -3.6 52.7 0.0 47.1 -5.6 46.9 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.0 31.9 2.9 27.7 -4.2 23.6 -4.1 30.3 6.7
First Pitch Swing % 25.4 33.3 7.9 27.8 -5.5 31.2 3.4 35.9 4.7
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 54.5 -5.7 59.3 4.8 66.7 7.4 70.1 3.4
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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 117 .331 66 9 13.6 51 31 60.8
! 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

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 108 16.3 19.4% 0.0% 72 18.2 2.8% 2.8%
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Pitch Distribution