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Matt Thornton
current status: On roster
Birth Date:September 15, 1976 (37 years old)
Place of Birth:Three Rivers, MI
Hometown:Allendale, MI
Bats:L
Throws:L
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Drafted by Seattle in 1998 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Season Stats
G GS W L CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA
YTD 43 0 0 3 0 0 0 23.1 23 9 7 0 6 19 2.70
On Pace 67 0 0 5 0 0 0 36 36 14 11 0 9 30 2.70
Scouting Report
Assets: A towering lefty, he boasts an explosive fastball and good slider. Is effective against both righty and lefty bats, but is especially tough on left-handed hitters. Strikes out batters at an impressive rate.
Flaws: At times, he lacks command of his fastball. That can lead him down the wrong pitching path. He can also struggle to keep the ball down in the zone, so when his heater flattens out it can be hit a long way.
Career Potential: Late-inning lefty reliever.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
Named to the All-Star Game 2010
California League (A) Most Valuable Pitcher 2001
Class A+ All-Star Team 2001
California League (A) All-Star Team 2001