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57 Trent Thornton SP

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%1%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
40002.2532
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019TOR694.843210000154.1156878324561149
2020TOR002.251000004.08110023

Player Updates

August 6, 2020 05:12 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Moved to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with elbow inflammation, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

Thornton apparently felt off during a bullpen session, resulting in his placement on the IL. The Blue Jays have yet to announce who will replace Thornton in the rotation, though there's a chance Chase Anderson (oblique) could return from the IL to start Saturday. Jacob Waguespack was added to the active roster in a corresponding move.

July 30, 2020 03:04 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Start vs. Phillies pushed back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton's scheduled start against the Phillies on Saturday has been postponed, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

The Phillies announced that a pair of staff members tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week, prompting the team to shut down its stadium and postpone this weekend's series against the Blue Jays. It's unclear clear when Thornton will start next.

July 27, 2020 09:44 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Early exit Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 4-1 win over the Nationals, giving up one run on eight hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out three.

The right-hander needed 74 pitches (48 strikes) to record 12 outs, as a veteran Nats lineup made Thornton work and hit him hard when he did come into the strike zone. Fortunately for him, his defense turned four double plays behind him, limiting the damage to his ERA. Thornton is coming off a promising rookie season in 2019, but he'll need to be more efficient if he's going to become a consistent fantasy asset.

July 26, 2020 10:16 AM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Set to start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton will start Monday's game against the Nationals, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

The 26-year-old was able to secure a rotation spot during summer camp and will take the mound for the fourth game of the season. Thornton made his major-league debut in 2019 and had a 4.84 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 149:61 K:BB over 154.1 innings (32 appearances).

July 19, 2020 02:48 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Rotation spot secure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton is likely to begin the season as the Blue Jays' No. 4 starter with Chase Anderson (oblique) sidelined, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The 26-year-old was already the frontrunner for the fifth spot in the rotation, but he receives some additional security with Anderson starting the season on the injured list. Thornton made his big-league debut in 2019 and had a 4.84 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 149:61 K:BB over 154.1 innings. Ryan Borucki, Anthony Kay and Nate Pearson remain in competition for the No. 5 spot.

July 11, 2020 07:28 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Frontrunner for fifth starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton will likely begin the season as the Blue Jays' fifth starter, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Thornton's hold on the number five spot is unlikely to be a firm one, as highly rated pitching prospect Nate Pearson could be ready to claim the job quite early in the year, since the Blue Jays only have to keep him in the minors for a week in order to gain an extra year of service time. Thornton's 4.84 ERA, 22.0 percent strikeout rate and 1.41 WHIP as a rookie last season weren't terrible but hardly make him an exciting fantasy option.

March 24, 2020 11:16 AM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Still likely No. 5 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton is still penciled into the No. 5 starter spot when the regular season begins.

The right-hander hadn't been overly impressive when spring training was put on pause, posting a 4.22 ERA and 6:5 K:BB through 10.2 innings, but Thornton's main competition for the job, Shun Yamaguchi, had served up five homers in nine innings to all but take himself out of the running. Depending on when MLB is able to resume, Thornton's biggest threat to his rotation spot could end up coming from top prospect Nate Pearson if the Jays decide they need their best options available in the majors.

February 18, 2020 04:40 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Gets nod in spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Thornton will start the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League opener Saturday versus the Yankees, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

Thornton is only expected to cover an inning or two before turning the game over to the bullpen. As a rookie in 2019, Thornton supplied a 4.84 ERA and 8.7 K/9 across 154.1 innings while holding down a rotation spot all season. He won't be guaranteed a starting job to begin 2020, however, as Toronto beefed up its pitching staff this offseason with more seasoned rotation options in Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark and Chase Anderson. Japanese newcomer Shun Yamaguchi is also vying for a back-end spot in the Jays' rotation.

September 28, 2019 10:40 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Ends season with win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton (6-9) allowed only one hit over five scoreless innings in a win over the Rays on Saturday. He struck out eight and walked four.

It's been a rough season for Thornton overall, but he finished strong with a 2.19 ERA and 26:9 K:BB in September (24.2 innings). With the way he closed it out, and with a lack of established veterans in the Toronto rotation, Thornton would seem to stand a great chance of breaking camp next year with a starting role. He'll have to secure his spot in spring training.

September 23, 2019 11:40 AM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Bumpy turn as primary pitcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton didn't factor into the decision in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Yankees after working five innings and giving up four runs on five hits while striking out three.

Working as the Blue Jays' primary pitcher, Thornton entered the contest in the bottom of the second and was taken the hook for the loss with opener Wilmer Font put Toronto in a 4-0 hole after one inning. Thornton had previously shined in his previous two turns as a primary pitcher with a 11:2 K:BB and one run allowed in 10 innings, but the two-run homer he allowed to DJ LeMahieu prevented the right-hander from maintaining momentum. He'll look to end the season on the high note while likely making his final turn through the rotation next weekend versus Tampa Bay.

September 23, 2019 11:24 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Set to work as primary pitcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton will serve as the Blue Jays' bulk reliever behind opener Wilmer Font in Sunday's game against the Yankees, Blue Jays radio play-by-play broadcaster Ben Wagner reports.

Thornton has recently flipped between working as a traditional starter and primary pitcher. His Sunday work will likely begin in the second or third inning, and he can be expected to work four to five frames. Thornton has thrown the ball fairly well of late, allowing just four earned runs across his last three appearances, spanning 14.2 innings.

September 18, 2019 01:16 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Yields one run in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton allowed one run on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision in relief against the Orioles on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old pitched well enough to win and ate the bulk of the innings for the Blue Jays after their opener pitched one frame, but the game was tied with Thornton left. The performance helped drop his ERA below 5.00. Thornton owns a 1.23 ERA in his last three appearances (14.2 frames). Overall, he is 5-9 with a 4.93 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 138 strikeouts in 144.1 innings this season.

September 17, 2019 05:48 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Working behind opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton will serve as the Blue Jays' bulk reliever behind opener Ryan Tepera in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Blue Jays radio play-by-play broadcaster Ben Wagner reports.

Toronto initially listed Thornton as its scheduled starter for the series opener, but manager Charlie Montoyo ultimately chose to deviate from that plan. The change should prove more favorable for Thornton, who will presumably enter the game in the second inning and ease into the outing by facing the bottom half of the Baltimore lineup. Thornton was masterful while working behind opener Wilmer Font his last time out Sept. 11 versus Boston, striking out seven over five no-hit innings.

September 17, 2019 01:40 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: In line for traditional start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton is listed as the Blue Jays' starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

For the first time all season, Thornton worked out of the bullpen as a primary pitcher in his previous turn through the rotation. The arrangement yielded favorable results, as Thornton struck out seven over five no-hit innings to pick up a win over the Red Sox. Despite Thornton's success in the new role, manager Charlie Montoyo has apparently decided to deploy the right-hander in more traditional fashion Tuesday. While working as a starter boosts Thornton's odds of working deeper into the contest, his body of work this season (5.23 ERA, 1.50 WHIP in 28 starts) hasn't been overly impressive.

September 12, 2019 11:48 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Dominant in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton (5-9) allowed no hits and a walk while striking out seven across five scoreless innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Thornton entered the game in the third inning to work as the primary pitcher behind Wilmer Font. He was given eight runs of support across his first two innings, but he didn't need much while allowing only one baserunner across his five frames and closing his stellar outing by retiring 13 consecutive batters. While Thornton's first 28 appearances of the season came as a traditional starter, his usage to close the season remains unclear. However, he should pitch next in some capacity on Tuesday at Baltimore.

September 11, 2019 12:08 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Working behind opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton will serve as the Blue Jays' primary pitcher behind opener Wilmer Font in Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

All of Thornton's previous 28 appearances have come as a traditional starter, but with the 25-year-old already up to 134.1 innings -- just 1.1 innings shy of his previous career high for any professional season -- in 2019, the Blue Jays may be inclined to manage his workload carefully the rest of the way. Deploying him as a primary pitcher is one means to achieve that, and the arrangement should help Thornton deliver more useful ratios while his pitch count is being monitored. Expect Font to work the first inning or two before Thornton enters Wednesday's contest.

September 5, 2019 11:40 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Takes no-decision in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton did not factor into the decision during Thursday's loss to the Rays, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out four across 4.2 innings.

Thornton held Tampa Bay scoreless until the fourth inning, when he gave up a leadoff double to Austin Meadows. A fielding error by Justin Smoak allowed Tommy Pham to reach and Meadows to score. Pham then accounted for the second run on a sacrifice fly by Avisail Garcia. Thornton was soon pulled in the fifth after giving up a double, hitting Meadows with a pitch and issuing back-to-back walks. The right-hander will take a 5.23 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into a tough matchup against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

August 31, 2019 01:00 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Handed ninth loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton (4-9) took the loss after yielding four runs (three earned) on six hits while striking out six over five innings Friday against the Astros.

Thornton gave up all four of his runs in the fifth inning, allowing a three-run blast before getting yanked. The 25-year-old has allowed three or fewer earned runs in four straight outings, though he owns a 5.34 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with 123 punchouts over 129.2 innings this season.

August 24, 2019 10:56 AM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Gives up four runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk over four-plus innings Friday, striking out four and taking a no-decision in a 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

The right-hander was twice spotted leads, but he couldn't make either of them hold up. He was pulled in the fifth inning in favor of reliever Buddy Boshers after allowing a J.P. Crawford solo home run and a single to Austin Nola. Thornton has a 5.34 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 117 strikeouts over 124.2 innings this season. The 25-year-old is expected to make his next start versus the Braves on Wednesday.

August 17, 2019 08:36 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Strikes out three in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton allowed three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three over six innings in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

Thornton was nicked for a run in the second inning on a Keon Broxton sacrifice fly and then yielded two in the fourth on an Austin Nola solo homer and a second sacrifice fly by Broxton. The 25-year-old has had four good starts out of his last nine, pitching six innings each time and only surrendering five total earned runs. Unfortunately, in the other five starts he lasted only 14 innings and allowed 27 total earned runs. It all adds up to a 5.30 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. Thornton will have a tough test in his next start on the road Thursday against the Dodgers.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Tampa Bay 21.011 6.4301322
vs LHB 81.200 4.4103178
vs RHB 72.200 5.3303071
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020TOR002.251100004.08110023
2019TOR694.8432290000154.3156878324561149
Total694.790300000158.0164888424563152
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020TOR0160.2000000.4442.5002022.50
2019TOR01271790.7000105.2591.40667712.95
Total01281850.7044105.2641.43769713.22
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2015ASX-Tri-City Valleycats 55.0151204004810623.271.309
2016AFA-Lancaster JetHawks 89.2171417408916914.141.200
2016AA-Corpus Christi Hooks 46.0770310355422.351.022
2017AAA-Fresno Grizzlies115.02120084088231375.091.391
2017AA-Corpus Christi Hooks 16.1430120130256.151.553
2018AAA-Fresno Grizzlies124.124220980122311184.421.201
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/175
Birthdate:
9/30/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:
North Carolina
MLB Experience:
2