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57 Trent Thornton SP

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
3%0%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
5.200011.1263
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019TOR694.843210000154.1156878324561149
2020TOR0013.502000004.213770034

Player Updates

September 1, 2020 07:08 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Undergoes elbow surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton underwent surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Tommy John surgery appeared to be potentially on the table when it was reported Monday that Thornton was meeting with Dr. James Andrews, but the procedure he wound up undergoing was a different one. He's expected to be ready to go for the start of the 2021 campaign.

August 31, 2020 01:12 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Visiting Dr. James Andrews
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

Andrews' name has become synonymous with Tommy John surgery, though previous reports indicated that Thornton wasn't expected to go under the knife to address his elbow injury, which has been described as inflammation. Whether or not that remains the case should become clear following his visit.

August 27, 2020 12:24 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays transferred Thornton (elbow) to the 45-day injured list Thursday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Though Thornton is expected to avoid surgery after he exited his Aug. 23 start with right elbow inflammation, his move to the 45-day IL will nonetheless spell an early end to his season. Before being shut down, Thornton made three starts for the Blue Jays, giving up seven runs on 15 hits and three walks in 5.2 innings. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Taijuan Walker, whom the Blue Jays acquired from the Mariners on Thursday to bolster their rotation depth.

August 24, 2020 01:52 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Goes on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays placed Thornton (elbow) on the 10-day injured list Monday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Toronto recalled reliever Travis Bergen from the taxi squad to take Thornton's spot on the 28-man active roster, but the team will first require a replacement for the right-hander in the rotation Friday against the Orioles. Anthony Kay covered three innings of long relief after Thornton exited Sunday's loss to the Rays with the injury, so Kay would represent a logical option to fill the opening in the Jays' pitching schedule. Thornton is first eligible to return from the IL on Sept. 3.

August 24, 2020 02:24 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Exits start with elbow injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton was removed early in his start Sunday against the Rays with right elbow inflammation. He worked around two hits and struck out two over a scoreless first inning before departing.

According to Keegan Matheson of MLB.com, manager Charlie Montoyo was hoping that Thornton would at least be able to cover two innings Sunday in his second start since returning from the injured list, but the right-hander was unable to meet that low bar. The Blue Jays will presumably put him through further tests before deciding his next step, but Thornton could be headed back to the IL since it was elbow inflammation that had previously forced his shutdown earlier this month. Anthony Kay came on in long relief for Thornton and could be a candidate to fill the vacancy in the rotation if Thornton is forced to miss time.

August 22, 2020 04:48 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton will start Sunday against the Rays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Thornton started Game 2 of a doubleheader Thursday, but he was roughed up over two-thirds of an inning. As a result, he'll be able to start on short notice for the team's series finale in Tampa Bay. It's unclear whether he'll face any workload limitations Sunday, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him near his full pitch count if he's effective.

August 20, 2020 09:36 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Surrenders six earned runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton allowed six earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one across 0.2 innings Thursday in the second game of the Blue Jays' doubleheader against the Phillies. He did not factor into the decision.

Thornton couldn't make it out of the first inning, as he allowed the first six batters he faced to reach base. It appeared that he settled in when he recorded two consecutive outs, but was finally yanked when he surrendered an RBI double to the eighth batter of the inning. This was Thornton's first outing since being activated from the injured list with an elbow injury ,and he'll try to bounce back in his next start, currently projected to come Wednesday against Boston.

August 20, 2020 04:24 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Activated prior to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.

Thornton will start Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies, so the transaction was anticipated. He was placed on the IL earlier in August while dealing with right elbow inflammation but progressed smoothly through his recovery. The right-hander should claim a role in the starting rotation with Nate Pearson (elbow) on the 10-day injured list.

August 20, 2020 01:40 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Coming off IL on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said that Thornton (elbow) will be activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday to start the second game of the team's doubleheader with the Phillies, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Thornton was placed on the IL earlier this month after experiencing right elbow inflammation, but he'll get the green light to rejoin the active roster after he came out of a live batting practice session Tuesday no worse for wear. While he'll tentatively be serving as a sixth starter this week for the Blue Jays, Thornton should have a clear path to a spot in the team's regular five-man rotation beginning next week after Toronto placed Nate Pearson (elbow) on the 10-day IL on Wednesday.

August 18, 2020 06:44 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Throws live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton (elbow) threw live batting practice Tuesday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

Thornton has already served the required 10 days on the injured list with elbow inflammation, and it appears as though he may not miss much more time. Per Hazel Mae of Sportsnet, he could be activated ahead of Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

August 14, 2020 06:36 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday without issues, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Thornton hit the injured list with elbow inflammation in early August, but the fact that he's already throwing a bullpen session just over a week later is certainly a positive sign. It's not yet clear when he's expected to return.

August 12, 2020 04:16 PM
Blue Jays' Trent Thornton: Set to play catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton (elbow) is expected to play catch from 120 feet Wednesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Thornton is "progressing" and could be cleared for mound work in the near future if everything goes well during his long-toss session. The right-hander has been on the IL since Aug. 6 with elbow inflammation.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Tampa Bay 21.011 6.4301322
vs LHB 81.200 4.4103178
vs RHB 72.200 5.3303071
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
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8/20PHI0000.25611
8/23@TB0001.02002
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020TOR0011.123300005.715770036
2019TOR694.8432290000154.3156878324561149
Total695.060320000160.0171949024564155
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020TOR0270.3000000.5173.1763328.59
2019TOR01271790.7000105.2591.40667712.95
Total01291860.7044105.2711.46971013.50
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