Trent Thornton

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2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2019
Changeup
8.9% Thrown 83.3 MPH 22.5 CSW%
Curveball
11.7% Thrown 79.2 MPH 30.4 CSW%
Four-Seamer
46.8% Thrown 92.9 MPH 26.4 CSW%
Cutter
15.6% Thrown 88.1 MPH 27.2 CSW%
Slider
17.1% Thrown 80.8 MPH 32.1 CSW%

The most effective pitch in Thornton’s arsenal in terms of pVAL (3.6) and wOBA (.154), the pitch did not yield a single home run in 243 uses in 2019, and produced a 55.9% ground-ball rate from opposing hitters.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald

At a flat 0.0 pVAL with middling movement and ground ball/fly ball numbers in 2019, this pitch was decidedly average. An opponent wOBA of .258 suggests that the pitch could yield better results moving forward.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald

Hitters capitalized with a .366 wOBA on the pitch in 2019. A preponderance of the home runs Thornton gave up came off the fastball (14 of 24). A weak 17.9% strikeout rate and 42.8% fly-ball rate suggests a change may be needed for the pitch to become an effective one in his diverse arsenal.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald

With a poor 14.9% strikeout rate and a .359 wOBA, Thornton’s cutter was an ineffectual as his fastball in 2019. The pitch did yield his highest swinging-strike rate (14.6%), and his contact numbers with it aren’t terrible—but with -3.0 pVAL, it simply isn’t a pitch he should rely on.

GIF made by Rich Holman. Blurb written by Daniel MacDonald

Thornton showcased an effective slider during his first season with the Blue Jays: The change-of-speed offering sits at an unremarkable 80.9 mph, but a 14.2% swinging-strike rate and 33.6% strikeout rate will definitely play as Thornton looks to improve on his rookie campaign.

GIF made by NP. Blurb written by Erik van Rheenen
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