Matt Thornton
Nashville Predators (ML)
Matt Thornton
Birthdate:
Sept. 15, 1981 (34 y, 8 m, 1 d)
Born In:
Three Rivers, MI, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Height/Weight:
6'5"/222
Entry:
2004 Draft - Round: 4, Overall: 107, Team: Albuquerque Atomics
Contract:
$1.8M / 3 years (2016-2018)
ML Service Time:
8 years, 10 days
Injury:
123 more days

2016 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
Nashville - VBL
NSH - VBL
14 0 14.2 1-0 2 8 3 6 22 1.841 3.546 72 2.699 0.26

2016 Season Batting Summary

Team G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS wOBA BABIP wRC+ WAR ZR
Nashville - VBL
NSH - VBL
14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.00 -0.07

2016 Season Fielding Summary

Team Pos G IP PO A E Fld % Eff ZR
Nashville - VBL
NSH - VBL
P 14 14.2 0 0 0 0.0000 0.0000 -0.072
Current Status
MLB Service Time 8 years, 10 days
40-man Service Time 8 years, 46 days
Time as Pro 12 years
Roster Status Disabled List, 49 more days
Injury Status 123 more days
ML DL Days (season) 9 days
Options Used - This Year 2 - No
Personality
Leadership Low
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Well Known
Local Well Known
Current Contract
2016 $600k ($448k left)
2017 $600k
2018 $600k / V
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 15 18 12 14 50
vs R 16 19 13 15 51
vs L 14 14 10 11 44
Potential 15 18 15 25 50
Fielding C IF OF
Range 22 1
Error 17 7
Arm 1 19 2
Turn DP 19
C Ability 2
Position
Pitcher 45
Run/Bunt
Speed 3
Stealing 9
Running 5
Sac Bunt 11
Bunt for Hit 3
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 80 75 66
vs R 80 75 66
vs L 81 75 65
Potential 83 76 67
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 82 83
Sinker 62 63
Cutter 51 51
Slider 74 78
Changeup 63 65
Other Pitching
Velocity 94-96 mph
GB % 72%
Stamina 3
Hold 96
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2016-05-04
Speed increased from 2 to 3
2016-04-25
Speed decreased from 3 to 2
Stealing decreased from 10 to 9
2016-04-04
Hold decreased from 97 to 96
Weight increased from 221 to 222
2016-04-01
Contact vs R increased from 15 to 16
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 49 to 50
Avoid Ks increased from 49 to 50
2016-03-24
Contact vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Power decreased from 13 to 12
Power vs R decreased from 14 to 13
Power vs L decreased from 11 to 10
Baserunning increased from 4 to 5
Control decreased from 67 to 66
Control vs R decreased from 67 to 66
Control vs L decreased from 66 to 65
Slider Pot decreased from 79 to 78
2016-03-09
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 50 to 49
Avoid Ks decreased from 50 to 49
Stuff decreased from 81 to 80
Stuff vs R decreased from 81 to 80
Stuff vs L decreased from 82 to 81
Fastball decreased from 83 to 82
2016-03-03
Gap Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Gap decreased from 19 to 18
Gap vs R decreased from 20 to 19
Gap vs L decreased from 15 to 14
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 49 to 50
Avoid Ks increased from 49 to 50
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 50 to 51
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 43 to 44
Sac Bunt increased from 10 to 11
Bunt for Hit decreased from 4 to 3
Stuff Potential decreased from 84 to 83
Control vs L decreased from 67 to 66
Stamina increased from 2 to 3
Slider Pot decreased from 80 to 79
Changeup increased from 62 to 63
2016-01-21
Movement Potential decreased from 78 to 76
Movement decreased from 76 to 75
Movement vs R decreased from 76 to 75
Movement vs L decreased from 76 to 75
GB% decreased from 74% to 72%
Sinker Pot decreased from 64 to 63
Sinker decreased from 63 to 62
Cutter Pot decreased from 52 to 51
Slider decreased from 75 to 74
2015-12-27
Contact Potential decreased from 16 to 15
Contact decreased from 16 to 15
Gap Potential increased from 18 to 19
Gap increased from 17 to 19
Gap vs R increased from 18 to 20
Gap vs L increased from 13 to 15
Power decreased from 14 to 13
Eye Potential increased from 24 to 25
Avoid Ks increased from 48 to 49
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 49 to 50
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 42 to 43
Stuff Potential decreased from 85 to 84
Stuff decreased from 83 to 81
Stuff vs R decreased from 82 to 81
Stuff vs L decreased from 84 to 82
Control Potential decreased from 69 to 67
Control decreased from 69 to 67
Control vs R decreased from 69 to 67
Control vs L decreased from 68 to 67
Fastball Pot decreased from 84 to 83
Fastball decreased from 84 to 83
Changeup decreased from 63 to 62
2015-12-14
Stealing increased from 9 to 10
2015-11-12
Weight decreased from 222 to 221
2015-10-31
Contact Potential increased from 15 to 16
Contact increased from 15 to 16
Contact vs R increased from 15 to 16
Gap decreased from 18 to 17
Gap vs R decreased from 19 to 18
Gap vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Power vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Power vs L decreased from 12 to 11
Avoid Ks decreased from 49 to 48
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 51 to 49
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 44 to 42
Infield Range decreased from 23 to 22
Stuff Potential increased from 84 to 85
Stuff increased from 82 to 83
Stuff vs L increased from 83 to 84
Movement Potential increased from 72 to 78
Movement increased from 72 to 76
Movement vs R increased from 72 to 76
Movement vs L increased from 72 to 76
Control Potential increased from 66 to 69
Control increased from 65 to 69
Control vs R increased from 65 to 69
Control vs L increased from 65 to 68
GB% increased from 67% to 74%
Stamina increased from 1 to 2
Fastball Pot increased from 83 to 84
Fastball increased from 83 to 84
Sinker Pot increased from 62 to 64
Sinker increased from 62 to 63
Cutter Pot increased from 51 to 52
Cutter increased from 49 to 51
Slider decreased from 76 to 75
Changeup Pot decreased from 66 to 65
Changeup decreased from 66 to 63
2015-07-29
Speed decreased from 5 to 3
Baserunning increased from 3 to 4
P defense decreased from 48 to 45
Weight increased from 221 to 222
2015-06-03
Hold increased from 96 to 97
2015-05-25
Hold decreased from 97 to 96
2015-04-01
Contact vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Gap Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Gap decreased from 19 to 18
Gap vs R decreased from 20 to 19
Gap vs L decreased from 15 to 14
Power decreased from 15 to 14
Power vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Power vs L decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff vs R increased from 81 to 82
Movement increased from 71 to 72
Movement vs R increased from 71 to 72
Movement vs L increased from 71 to 72
GB% increased from 66% to 67%
Sinker increased from 61 to 62
Weight increased from 220 to 221
2015-03-01
Contact Potential increased from 14 to 15
Contact increased from 14 to 15
Contact vs R increased from 15 to 16
Contact vs L increased from 13 to 14
Gap vs R decreased from 21 to 20
Power Potential decreased from 17 to 15
Power decreased from 17 to 15
Power vs R decreased from 18 to 16
Power vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Eye Potential increased from 23 to 24
Eye increased from 13 to 14
Eye vs R increased from 14 to 15
Eye vs L increased from 10 to 11
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 50 to 51
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 43 to 44
Bunt for Hit decreased from 6 to 4
Catcher Ability decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff Potential decreased from 86 to 84
Stuff decreased from 83 to 82
Stuff vs R decreased from 82 to 81
Stuff vs L decreased from 84 to 83
Control Potential increased from 65 to 66
Control increased from 64 to 65
Control vs R increased from 64 to 65
Control vs L increased from 64 to 65
Slider Pot decreased from 81 to 80
Slider decreased from 77 to 76
2015-01-02
Contact Potential decreased from 15 to 14
Contact decreased from 15 to 14
Contact vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Contact vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Avoid Ks increased from 48 to 49
Movement vs L decreased from 72 to 71
Sinker decreased from 62 to 61
Cutter decreased from 50 to 49
2014-11-21
Contact vs R increased from 15 to 16
Contact vs L increased from 13 to 14
Gap Potential increased from 18 to 19
Gap increased from 18 to 19
Gap vs R increased from 19 to 21
Gap vs L increased from 14 to 15
Avoid Ks increased from 47 to 48
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 48 to 50
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 42 to 43
Bunt for Hit increased from 5 to 6
Baserunning decreased from 4 to 3
Stuff increased from 82 to 83
Stuff vs L increased from 83 to 84
Movement decreased from 72 to 71
Movement vs R decreased from 72 to 71
Control decreased from 65 to 64
Control vs R decreased from 65 to 64
GB% decreased from 67% to 66%
Hold decreased from 98 to 97
Sinker increased from 61 to 62
Changeup Pot increased from 65 to 66
Changeup increased from 64 to 66
Weight increased from 219 to 220
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
2014-08-04
Hold decreased from 99 to 98
Weight increased from 218 to 219
2014-06-04
Contact Potential decreased from 16 to 15
Contact increased from 14 to 15
Contact vs R increased from 14 to 15
Gap increased from 17 to 18
Gap vs R increased from 18 to 19
Gap vs L increased from 13 to 14
Power Potential increased from 16 to 17
Power increased from 16 to 17
Power vs R increased from 17 to 18
Power vs L increased from 13 to 14
Eye Potential increased from 21 to 23
Avoid Ks increased from 46 to 47
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 41 to 42
Stuff decreased from 83 to 82
Stuff vs L decreased from 84 to 83
Stamina decreased from 3 to 1

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Nashville - VBL
NSH - VBL
2016 34 0 14 14.2 1-0 2 22 6 34.92% 9.52% 3.17% 92.59% 61.90% 0.333 1.841 3.546 72 2.699 -1.70 0.26
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2015 33 0 74 63.2 7-2 1 60 19 23.26% 7.36% 1.16% 79.10% 53.72% 0.305 2.545 2.857 64 3.540 -0.31 1.40
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2014 32 0 13 19.1 0-2 1 16 2 21.33% 2.67% 1.33% 80.65% 38.46% 0.304 2.328 2.673 60 3.941 -0.35 0.48
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2012 30 0 81 80.1 8-7 1 71 35 19.72% 9.72% 2.78% 76.52% 57.42% 0.347 4.257 4.109 96 3.890 0.15 0.57
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2011 29 0 73 49.1 5-0 4 41 12 20.81% 6.09% 1.52% 83.64% 59.79% 0.312 2.372 3.006 70 3.538 -0.63 1.00
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2010 28 0 52 50.2 3-1 2 51 19 23.83% 8.88% 0.47% 75.09% 49.00% 0.284 2.665 2.351 55 3.804 0.31 1.44
Pacifica - VBL
PAC - VBL
2009 27 0 72 74.1 7-3 30 72 16 25.53% 5.67% 1.06% 81.94% 60.14% 0.239 1.695 2.232 50 2.982 -0.54 2.22
Pacifica - VBL
PAC - VBL
2008 26 0 71 66.2 6-3 2 71 23 25.27% 8.19% 1.42% 76.53% 51.61% 0.313 2.970 2.576 61 3.318 0.39 1.58
Total - VBL
VBL
0 450 419.0 37-18 43 404 132 23.35% 7.63% 1.56% 78.95% 54.88% 0.303 2.749 2.913 67 3.494 -0.16 8.94

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Seattle - AAA
SEA - AAA
2014 32 0 18 20.0 3-1 8 20 6 25.00% 7.50% 1.25% 87.38% 55.26% 0.294 1.350 2.481 55 3.087 -1.13 0.51
Seattle - AAA
SEA - AAA
2010 28 0 2 1.2 0-0 0 2 0 28.57% 0.00% 0.00% 50.00% 66.67% 0.400 5.400 0.843 21 1.686 4.56 0.08
MIN - AAA
2007 25 0 46 54.1 3-0 11 80 14 39.02% 6.83% 1.95% 88.54% 66.67% 0.248 1.325 1.436 40 1.088 -0.11 1.80
ISL - AA
2007 25 0 9 8.1 0-0 7 10 4 33.33% 13.33% 0.00% 100.00% 46.15% 0.188 0.000 2.022 57 2.800 -2.02 0.20
ISL - AA
2006 24 0 58 57.1 9-4 36 74 27 33.04% 12.05% 2.23% 92.45% 66.29% 0.239 1.570 2.745 77 2.101 -1.17 0.68
CLK - A
2005 23 0 35 35.1 1-3 26 44 20 30.14% 13.70% 1.37% 77.35% 60.00% 0.215 2.802 2.118 77 1.798 0.68 0.48
RIC - A
2005 23 0 25 28.1 2-1 0 28 15 23.73% 12.71% 1.69% 91.40% 51.02% 0.319 0.953 2.344 85 1.946 -1.39 0.33
RIC - A
2004 22 0 48 49.2 4-5 25 45 33 18.99% 13.92% 2.95% 74.52% 64.21% 0.358 4.530 4.397 126 3.198 0.13 -0.50
Total - AAA
AAA
0 66 76.0 6-1 19 102 20 34.93% 6.85% 1.71% 86.89% 63.03% 0.267 1.421 1.698 44 1.627 -0.28 2.39
Total - AA
AA
0 67 65.2 9-4 43 84 31 33.07% 12.20% 1.97% 93.33% 63.73% 0.233 1.371 2.653 74 2.190 -1.28 0.88
Total - A
A
0 108 113.1 7-9 51 117 68 23.35% 13.57% 2.20% 79.18% 59.80% 0.311 3.097 3.173 100 2.448 -0.08 0.32

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Nashville - VBL
NSH - VBL
2016 34 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2015 33 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2014 32 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.04
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2012 30 81 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 1.500 0.5000 0.618 0.00
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2011 29 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2010 28 52 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.03
Pacifica - VBL
PAC - VBL
2009 27 72 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.05
Pacifica - VBL
PAC - VBL
2008 26 71 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.11
Total - VBL
VBL
450 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.091 0.091 0.273 0.0909 0.112 -0.23

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Nashville - VBL
NSH - VBL
2016 P 14 14.2 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 -0.07
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2015 P 66 63.2 4 8 0 1.000 1.696 0.977 -0.42
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2014 P 13 19.1 1 1 0 1.000 0.931 0.963 -0.16
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2012 P 78 80.1 2 10 0 1.000 1.344 0.997 -0.30
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2011 P 63 49.1 2 8 0 1.000 1.824 0.999 -0.09
Vienna - VBL
VIE - VBL
2010 P 48 50.2 1 4 0 1.000 0.888 1.257 0.40
Pacifica - VBL
PAC - VBL
2009 P 71 74.1 2 12 0 1.000 1.695 1.000 -0.01
Pacifica - VBL
PAC - VBL
2008 P 71 66.2 2 9 1 0.917 1.485 0.933 -0.43
Total P 424 419.0 14 52 1 -1.08

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Seattle - AAA
SEA - AAA
2014 P 18 20.0 2 3 0 1.000 2.250 1.005 -0.12
Seattle - AAA
SEA - AAA
2010 P 2 1.2 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 -0.00
MIN - AAA
2007 P 46 54.1 5 4 0 1.000 1.491 0.784 -0.60
ISL - AA
2007 P 9 8.1 0 1 0 1.000 1.080 1.030 -0.02
ISL - AA
2006 P 58 57.1 2 9 1 0.917 1.727 1.153 0.33
RIC - A
2005 P 25 28.1 0 3 0 1.000 0.953 1.035 -0.22
CLK - A
2005 P 35 35.1 2 4 1 0.857 1.528 0.891 -0.71
RIC - A
2004 P 48 49.2 2 6 1 0.889 1.450 1.022 0.04
Total P 241 255.0 13 30 3 -1.30

The Virtual Baseball League Pitching Log

Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
May 4, 2016
May 4
@CUMB 4 - 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 7 - 0.20
May 2, 2016
May 2
@CUMB 4 - 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 18 - 0.14
April 30, 2016
Apr 30
@GRE 6 - 1 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 24 - 0.03
April 27, 2016
Apr 27
BEAN 6 - 7 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 5 22 - 0.08
April 25, 2016
Apr 25
BEAN 6 - 4 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 7 22 - 0.01
April 24, 2016
Apr 24
WDC 3 - 4 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 5 17 - 0.12
April 20, 2016
Apr 20
SHE 4 - 3 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 13 - 0.16
April 17, 2016
Apr 17
GRE 5 - 3 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 9 - -0.11
April 16, 2016
Apr 16
GRE 5 - 7 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 8 - 0.10
April 14, 2016
Apr 14
@PENS 2 - 4 0.2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 16 - -0.32
April 10, 2016
Apr 10
@ANUS 3 - 5 1.2 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 7 28 - -0.07
April 9, 2016
Apr 9
@ANUS 12 - 8 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 6 29 - 0.16
April 5, 2016
Apr 5
@KIA 4 - 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 12 - 0.14
April 2, 2016
Apr 2
@SHE 12 - 8 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 - -0.05

The Virtual Baseball League Hitting Log

Date Opp Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB HBP SF SB CS WPA Avg OBP OPS
May 4, 2016
May 4
@CUMB 4 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
May 2, 2016
May 2
@CUMB 4 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 30, 2016
Apr 30
@GRE 6 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 27, 2016
Apr 27
BEAN 6 - 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 25, 2016
Apr 25
BEAN 6 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 24, 2016
Apr 24
WDC 3 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 20, 2016
Apr 20
SHE 4 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 17, 2016
Apr 17
GRE 5 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 16, 2016
Apr 16
GRE 5 - 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 14, 2016
Apr 14
@PENS 2 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 10, 2016
Apr 10
@ANUS 3 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 9, 2016
Apr 9
@ANUS 12 - 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 5, 2016
Apr 5
@KIA 4 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
April 2, 2016
Apr 2
@SHE 12 - 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
Jan. 8, 2010 Vienna Vincent Henry
Huston Street
Pacifica Phil Jones
Matt Thornton
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 2006 Isla Vista (AA)
Pitcher of the Month Aug 2006 Isla Vista (AA)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink3
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year SV Rank
2009 30 5
Year Hold Rank
2008 22 5
2011 24 2
2015 24 2
2016 5 6