Trent Thornton

Born: 09/30/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 29th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x-- October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Scottsdale Scorpions
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Average height, sturdy build with some thickness in middle and lower half. No projection left.
Mechanical Notes
Funky semi-windup from 3/4 slot with some effort at release. High leg kick, opens early, tilts to clear arm; loses line to gloveside; stiff break w hook, slingy arm action, inverted-W, plus arm speed.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 40 Long Relief Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 Plus velo with limited movement and poor command; will work in short stints for weak contact more than swing and miss.
Plus velo with limited movement and poor command; will work in short stints for weak contact more than swing and miss.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 94 93-95 Plays to plus velo from pen; funk in delivery can make it hard to pick up.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Gets some down angle to very bottom of zone, otherwise straight with fringy life.
Gets some down angle to very bottom of zone, otherwise straight with fringy life.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Erratic; difficulty repeating delivery creates misses even in short stints.
Erratic; difficulty repeating delivery creates misses even in short stints.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 80 78-82 Distinct from SL; less use, inconsistent. Has sharpness when burying; flatter and can be squared in zone. Has feel to locate making it playable as 2nd breaker.
Distinct from SL; less use, inconsistent. Has sharpness when burying; flatter and can be squared in zone. Has feel to locate making it playable as 2nd breaker.
Slider
Slider 50 50 88 87-90 Best 2nd; trusts it and goes to it. Avg sharpness and depth, will come around and get sweepy; hard velo gives some margin for error in zone; lacks consistency to be bat-misser.
Best 2nd; trusts it and goes to it. Avg sharpness and depth, will come around and get sweepy; hard velo gives some margin for error in zone; lacks consistency to be bat-misser.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 85 84-86 Has positive separation off fastball; fringy fade; doesn't command it, will leave up where it can be squared. Plays to contact as extra look vs lefties; could be dropped.
Has positive separation off fastball; fringy fade; doesn't command it, will leave up where it can be squared. Plays to contact as extra look vs lefties; could be dropped.
Control
Control 45 45 Has ability to throw strikes; average stuff will require him to nibble and lead to free passes.
Has ability to throw strikes; average stuff will require him to nibble and lead to free passes.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Three solid pitches, but lacks CH for rotation or true out pitch for leverage relief role. Fits as a low-leverage longman able to go multiple innings.