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Grant Dayton
Birthdate: 11/25/1987 (29 y, 4 m, 1 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-1/205     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 11, Pick: 22, Overall: 347, Team: Florida Marlins
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RotoWire News: Dayton threw a perfect inning of relief Thursday, striking out one in a spring training loss to the Cubs. (3/17/2017)
Profiles:  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: It isn't often career minor-leaguers debut at age 28 and make an impact, but that's exactly what Dayton did in 2016. After striking out 45.9 (!) percent of the hitters he faced in minors, the Dodgers promoted him to the majors. There, he struck out "only" 38.6 percent of the hitters he faced. He did so with great command and spin as opposed to overpowering stuff and velocity. While he had a little hiccup with his home run rate (including the postseason), everything else Dayton was dominant. He may not be a closer in waiting, but he's penciled in as the No. 2 reliever in the Dodgers' bullpen. If Kenely Jansen needs a day off or gets hurt, Dayton would be the first man up for save opportunities. He's a deep, deep sleeper (comatose, even) for saves. If the Dodgers employ Jansen in a "relief ace" role at times, Dayton could benefit from increased save chances. The Dodgers acquiring Dayton for failed first-round pick Chris Reed could be Andrew Friedman's best trade to date. (Dustin Nosler)

The Quick Opinion: Dayton was flat-out dominant at every level at which he pitched in 2016. His strikeout rate was elite, his walk rate was incredibly low and he was hard to hit. He may not be this good, but the early returns are promising for him to have a solid MLB career after a late start.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2010Marlins (R)001101.09.000.000.00.000100.0 %  0.001.46  
2010Marlins (A-)11117028.27.224.710.00.24081.8 %  1.263.44  
2011Marlins (A)71549071.212.433.010.63.32377.8 %  2.892.89  
2012Desert Dogs (R)00010012.013.505.250.00.30866.7 %  3.752.67  
2012Marlins (A+)25231660.010.652.700.15.30773.6 %  2.102.24  
2012Marlins (AA)2107013.013.152.771.38.33375.8 %  4.153.14  
2013Marlins (AA)44130038.013.262.840.95.33389.1 %  2.372.36  
2014Marlins (AA)01311016.19.922.200.00.34790.5 %  1.101.72  
2014Marlins (AAA)22139055.29.863.561.62.29983.9 %  3.725.08  
2015Dodgers (AA)0218010.214.345.910.00.39181.3 %  2.532.08  
2015Marlins (AAA)21025035.09.001.290.26.27067.6 %  2.832.49  
2015Dodgers (AAA)1109011.210.032.310.77.42943.0 %  9.263.51  
2016Dodgers (AA)30112015.216.091.720.00.30850.0 %  2.300.37  
2016Dodgers (AAA)22426036.115.611.980.50.30367.4 %  2.481.71  
2016Dodgers01025026.113.332.051.37.19690.9 %26.4 %14.3 %2.052.962.750.5
2016Dodgers000703.116.205.402.70.55675.8 %40.0 %33.3 %8.105.252.85 
2017Depth Charts42265065.011.662.700.99.30578.3 %  2.923.02 1.5
2017Steamer43165065.011.412.880.92.28677.8 %41.5 % 2.923.003.231.1
2017ZiPS42053068.011.912.511.06.30778.9 %  2.913.04 1.1
Total- - -01025026.113.332.051.37.19690.9 %26.4 %14.3 %2.052.962.750.5
Postseason- - -000703.116.205.402.70.55675.8 %40.0 %33.3 %8.105.252.85 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2010Marlins (R)000.0010001  1.030000000001
2010Marlins (A-)111.26170001  28.21131864015003023
2011Marlins (A)712.89490005  71.2300592523524253099
2012Desert Dogs (R)003.75100000  12.05185507002018
2012Marlins (A+)252.10316002  60.0245481914118023071
2012Marlins (AA)214.1570000  13.055126624100019
2013Marlins (AA)442.37300001  38.0160331010412012056
2014Marlins (AA)011.10110003  16.171172204000018
2014Marlins (AAA)223.72390001  55.22385324231022311061
2015Dodgers (AA)022.5380001  10.24793307202017
2015Marlins (AAA)212.83250000  35.013125111115114035
2015Dodgers (AAA)119.2690000  11.25316121213012013
2016Dodgers (AA)302.30120001  15.25886403010028
2016Dodgers (AAA)222.48260004  36.114022121028110063
2016Dodgers012.052500006226.1101147646010039
2016Dodgers008.1070000103.1186331200006
2017Depth Charts422.92650  218 65.0 512321719 3  84
2017Steamer432.9265000118 65.0266502321721 2  82
2017ZiPS422.91530  0  68.0 532422819243090
Total- - -012.052500006226.1101147646010039
Postseason- - -008.1070000103.1186331200006

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2010Marlins (R)9.000.001.000.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.0000.00.000100.0 %  1.46
2010Marlins (A-)7.224.711.530.0020.4 %13.3 %7.1 %.1841.15.24081.8 %  3.44
2011Marlins (A)12.433.014.130.6333.0 %8.0 %25.0 %.2181.16.32377.8 %  2.89
2012Desert Dogs (R)13.505.252.570.0035.3 %13.7 %21.6 %.1821.25.30866.7 %  2.67
2012Marlins (A+)10.652.703.940.1529.0 %7.4 %21.6 %.2131.10.30773.6 %  2.24
2012Marlins (AA)13.152.774.751.3834.6 %7.3 %27.3 %.2351.23.33375.8 %  3.14
2013Marlins (AA)13.262.844.670.9535.0 %7.5 %27.5 %.2251.18.33389.1 %  2.36
2014Marlins (AA)9.922.204.500.0025.4 %5.6 %19.7 %.2541.29.34790.5 %  1.72
2014Marlins (AAA)9.863.562.771.6225.6 %9.2 %16.4 %.2471.35.29983.9 %  5.08
2015Dodgers (AA)14.345.912.430.0036.2 %14.9 %21.3 %.2251.50.39181.3 %  2.08
2015Marlins (AAA)9.001.297.000.2626.7 %3.8 %22.9 %.2000.86.27067.6 %  2.49
2015Dodgers (AAA)10.032.314.330.7724.5 %5.7 %18.9 %.3271.63.42943.0 %  3.51
2016Dodgers (AA)16.091.729.330.0048.3 %5.2 %43.1 %.1480.70.30850.0 %  0.37
2016Dodgers (AAA)15.611.987.880.5045.0 %5.7 %39.3 %.1680.83.30367.4 %  1.71
2016Dodgers13.332.056.501.3738.6 %5.9 %32.7 %.1490.76.19690.9 %52732.96
2016Dodgers16.205.403.002.7033.3 %11.1 %22.2 %.3752.40.55675.8 %2051295.25
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts11.662.704.320.99   .2161.08.30578.3 %  3.02
2017Steamer11.412.883.960.9231.0 %7.8 %23.2 %.2081.10.28677.8 %  3.00
2017ZiPS11.912.514.741.06   .2171.06.30778.9 %  3.04
Total- - -13.332.056.501.3738.6 %5.9 %32.7 %.1490.76.19690.9 %52732.96
Postseason- - -16.205.403.002.7033.3 %11.1 %22.2 %.3752.40.55675.8 %2051295.25

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2016Dodgers0.5020.8 %26.4 %52.8 %14.3 %14.3 %21.4 %50.0 %32.7 %32.7 %34.5 %23.6 %50.9 %25.5 %2.01672.75
2016Dodgers1.3330.0 %40.0 %30.0 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.98692.85
Total- - -0.5020.8 %26.4 %52.8 %14.3 %14.3 %21.4 %50.0 %32.7 %32.7 %34.5 %23.6 %50.9 %25.5 %2.01672.75
Postseason- - -1.3330.0 %40.0 %30.0 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %      2.98692.85

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2016Dodgers14281143217149319468
2016Dodgers43310001365692
Total- - -14281143217149319468
Postseason- - -43310001365692

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2016Dodgers0.48-1.451.947.120.710.951.031.180.67250.70-0.1983
2016Dodgers-0.23-0.470.24-1.89-0.200.970.970.841.456-0.22-0.0211
Total- - -0.48-1.451.947.120.710.951.031.180.67250.70-0.1983
Postseason- - --0.23-0.470.24-1.89-0.200.970.970.841.456-0.22-0.0211

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2016Dodgers77.6% (92.2)7.3% (83.6) 14.5% (74.8)0.6% (86.3)   
Total- - -77.6% (92.2)7.3% (83.6) 14.5% (74.8)0.6% (86.3)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2016Dodgers77.5 %0.4 %    1.3 %14.4 %  6.4 %   
Total- - -77.5 %0.4 %    1.3 %14.4 %  6.4 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2016Dodgers92.291.6    83.174.8  83.8  
Total- - -92.291.6    83.174.8  83.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2016Dodgers7.9-1.6 0.70.1  2.19-4.63 0.972.64  
Total- - -7.9-1.6 0.70.1  2.19-4.63 0.972.64  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2016Dodgers8.30.0    -0.20.7  -1.4  
Total- - -8.30.0    -0.20.7  -1.4  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2016Dodgers2.270.76    -3.661.04  -4.69  
Total- - -2.270.76    -3.661.04  -4.69  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2016Dodgers34.2 %70.9 %52.6 %61.3 %76.5 %71.5 %50.0 %57.4 %15.0 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -34.2 %70.9 %52.6 %61.3 %76.5 %71.5 %50.0 %57.4 %15.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2016Dodgers35.2 %69.4 %52.2 %62.7 %75.5 %71.1 %49.9 %24.8
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -35.2 %69.4 %52.2 %62.7 %75.5 %71.1 %49.9 %24.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2016DodgersP25026.1110000000 0   1.000 
Total- - -P25026.1110000000 0   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2016DodgersP26.10  000              
Total- - -P26.10  000              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2016DodgersP26.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -P26.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2016Dodgers0.70.4-0.20.24.80.5$4.0 
Total- - -0.70.4-0.20.24.80.5$4.0 

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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 11, Pick: 22, Overall: 347
    • Team: Florida Marlins
    • School: Auburn