Trent Thornton

Trent Thornton

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Trent Thornton in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a a one-year, $1 million contract with the Blue Jays in January of 2023.
Reaches deal with Toronto
PToronto Blue Jays
January 13, 2023
Thornton and the Blue Jays agreed on a one-year, $1 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander compiled a 4.11 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 37 strikeouts and three holds over 46 innings in 32 appearances with Toronto in 2022. Thornton will provide bullpen depth for the Jays again in 2023.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
21
Last 10 Games
21
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Trent Thornton generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Trent Thornton generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-38%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .258 153 37 19 34 8 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .288 285 58 17 75 13 1 16
2022vs Left .246 72 13 10 15 2 0 1
2022vs Right .231 117 24 7 25 4 0 6
2021vs Left .241 65 20 7 14 4 0 2
2021vs Right .294 151 32 9 40 8 1 10
2020vs Left .385 16 4 2 5 2 0 0
2020vs Right .625 17 2 1 10 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-74%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-37%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-98%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.96 1.62 51.1 0 4 0 9.6 4.0 1.9
Since 2020Away 3.65 1.26 49.1 1 1 0 7.3 2.4 1.5
2022Home 6.29 1.52 24.1 0 2 0 7.4 3.7 1.8
2022Away 1.66 0.92 21.2 0 0 0 7.1 2.9 0.8
2021Home 3.76 1.52 26.1 0 2 0 11.6 4.1 2.1
2021Away 5.96 1.32 22.2 1 1 0 7.1 1.6 2.4
2020Home 81.00 9.00 .666666 0 0 0 13.5 13.5 0.0
2020Away 1.80 2.40 5.0 0 0 0 9.0 3.6 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Trent Thornton compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.18
 
K/9
7.2
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
93.8 mph
 
ERA
4.11
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.262
 
GB/FB
0.96
 
Left On Base
76.3%
 
Exit Velocity
83.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.7%
 
Spin Rate
2699 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
31.1%
 
Swinging Strike
8.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Thornton was feared to have required Tommy John surgery, but he only needed surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow at the beginning of September. As a result, he should be ready for the start of the 2021 campaign. The right-hander battled elbow issues over most of the season in 2020, and he only made three starts as a result. Thornton's production was skewed by a limited sample, but he still improved to a 2.66 FIP, although his 5.22 SIERA left something to be desired. He showed promise during his rookie season in 2019, but it's not yet clear how he'll perform after surgery. Thornton has a five-pitch arsenal, but he has a middling 92.2 mph average fastball velocity, and his strikeout rate hasn't jumped off the page. The 27-year-old demonstrated some effectiveness over his first two years in the majors, but he hasn't done enough to warrant a roster spot in most fantasy leagues to begin 2021.
Thornton unexpectedly emerged as Toronto's most reliable starter in his rookie campaign, tying for the team lead with six wins while pacing the squad in starts (29), innings (154.1) and strikeouts (149). Although his 4.59 FIP was far from spectacular, he finished the season on a positive note, registering a 2.19 ERA over 24.2 innings in September. Thornton doesn't throw exceptionally hard and registered a modest 22.0 K% last season, but he ranks as one of the baseball's top pitchers at generating a high spin rate, particularly on his slider and curveball. The right-hander probably won't evolve into a true staff ace, but he could grow into a solid middle-of-the-rotation pitcher if he can improve his walk rate (8.9%) and do a better job of limiting home runs (1.4 HR/9). Thornton is likely to open 2020 in Toronto's starting rotation, but he hasn't yet earned a roster spot in most fantasy leagues.
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Absent from wild-card roster
PToronto Blue Jays
October 7, 2022
Thornton did not make the Blue Jays' 26-man wild-card roster, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
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Rejoins big club for doubleheader
PToronto Blue Jays
October 5, 2022
The Blue Jays recalled Thornton from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Orioles.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PToronto Blue Jays
August 17, 2022
Thornton was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Gets call from Triple-A
PToronto Blue Jays
August 7, 2022
The Blue Jays recalled Thornton from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
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Bumped back to Buffalo
PToronto Blue Jays
August 6, 2022
Thornton was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.
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