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Matt Thornton
Birthdate: 9/15/1976 (38 y, 1 m, 16 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-6/235     Position: P
Drafted: 1998 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 22, Overall: 22, Team: Seattle Mariners
Contract: $7M / 2 Years (2014 - 2015)
RotoWire News: Thornton was named by manager Matt Williams as a candidate to see save chances with Rafael Soriano removed from the closer role, Dan Kolko of MASNsports.com reports. (9/6/2014)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2004Mariners19000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2005Mariners55000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2006White Sox63000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2007White Sox68100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
2008White Sox74000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2008White Sox3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2009White Sox70000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2010White Sox61000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2011White Sox62000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2012White Sox74000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
20132 Teams60000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
    2013White Sox40000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
    2013Red Sox20000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
20142 Teams64000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
    2014Yankees46000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
    2014Nationals18000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2014Nationals3000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
Total- - -670100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.30.10.0
Postseason- - -6000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    


SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004Mariners19000000000000000000.000
2005Mariners55000000000000000000.000
2006White Sox63000000000000000000.000
2007White Sox68110000000001000000.000
2008White Sox74000000000000000000.000
2008White Sox3000000000000000000.000
2009White Sox70000000000000000000.000
2010White Sox61000000000000000000.000
2011White Sox62000000000000000000.000
2012White Sox74000000000000000000.000
20132 Teams60000000000000000000.000
    2013White Sox40000000000000000000.000
    2013Red Sox20000000000000000000.000
20142 Teams64000000000000000000.000
    2014Yankees46000000000000000000.000
    2014Nationals18000000000000000000.000
2014Nationals3000000000000000000.000
Total- - -670110000000001000000.000
Postseason- - -6000000000000000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004Mariners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2004Average8.6 %16.9 %0.51.266.335.428.763.1624.9.297    .330 
2005Mariners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2005Average8.2 %16.4 %0.50.264.330.419.749.1544.9.295    .326 
2006White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2006Average8.4 %16.8 %0.50.269.337.432.768.1635.0.301    .332 
2007White Sox0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.00-0.3.000-100
2007Average8.5 %17.1 %0.50.268.336.423.758.1555.2.303    .331 
2008White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2008White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2008Average8.7 %17.5 %0.50.264.333.416.749.1525.1.300    .328 
2009White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2009Average8.9 %18.0 %0.49.262.333.418.751.1555.0.299    .329 
2010White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2010Average8.5 %18.5 %0.46.257.325.403.728.1455.0.297    .321 
2011White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295    .316 
2012White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2012Average8.0 %19.8 %0.40.255.319.405.724.1515.2.297    .315 
20132 Teams0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
    2013White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
    2013Red Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297    .314 
20142 Teams0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
    2014Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
    2014Nationals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2014Nationals0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299    .310 
Total- - -0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.00-0.3.000-100
Postseason- - -0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.000.0.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%
2004Mariners0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2005Mariners0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2006White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2007White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2008White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2008White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2009White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2010White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2011White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2012White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
20132 Teams0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
    2013White Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
    2013Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
20142 Teams0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
    2014Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
    2014Nationals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2014Nationals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
Total- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2004Mariners0000000000
2005Mariners0000000000
2006White Sox0000000000
2007White Sox0000000033
2008White Sox0000000000
2008White Sox0000000000
2009White Sox0000000000
2010White Sox0000000000
2011White Sox0000000000
2012White Sox0000000000
20132 Teams0000000000
    2013White Sox0000000000
    2013Red Sox0000000000
20142 Teams0000000000
    2014Yankees0000000000
    2014Nationals0000000000
2014Nationals0000000000
Total- - -0000000033
Postseason- - -0000000000

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2004Mariners          
2005Mariners          
2006White Sox          
2007White Sox-0.06-0.060.00-0.40-0.042.29 0-0.020.00
2008White Sox          
2008White Sox          
2009White Sox          
2010White Sox          
2011White Sox          
2012White Sox          
20132 Teams          
    2013White Sox          
    2013Red Sox          
20142 Teams          
    2014Yankees          
    2014Nationals          
2014Nationals       0  
Total- - --0.06-0.060.00-0.40-0.042.29 0-0.020.00
Postseason- - -       0  

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2004Mariners        
2005Mariners        
2006White Sox        
2007White Sox100.0% (90.5)       
2008White Sox        
2009White Sox        
2010White Sox        
2011White Sox        
2012White Sox        
20132 Teams        
    2013White Sox        
    2013Red Sox        
20142 Teams        
    2014Yankees        
    2014Nationals        
Total- - -100.0% (90.5)       

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007White Sox              
2008White Sox              
2009White Sox              
2010White Sox              
2011White Sox              
2012White Sox              
20132 Teams              
    2013White Sox              
    2013Red Sox              
20142 Teams              
    2014Yankees              
    2014Nationals              
Total- - -              

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007White Sox             
2008White Sox             
2009White Sox             
2010White Sox             
2011White Sox             
2012White Sox             
20132 Teams             
    2013White Sox             
    2013Red Sox             
20142 Teams             
    2014Yankees             
    2014Nationals             
Total- - -             

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2004Mariners              
2005Mariners              
2006White Sox              
2007White Sox-0.3      -9.94      
2008White Sox              
2009White Sox              
2010White Sox              
2011White Sox              
2012White Sox              
20132 Teams              
    2013White Sox              
    2013Red Sox              
20142 Teams              
    2014Yankees              
    2014Nationals              
Total- - --0.3      -9.94      

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007White Sox             
2008White Sox             
2009White Sox             
2010White Sox             
2011White Sox             
2012White Sox             
20132 Teams             
    2013White Sox             
    2013Red Sox             
20142 Teams             
    2014Yankees             
    2014Nationals             
Total- - -             

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007White Sox             
2008White Sox             
2009White Sox             
2010White Sox             
2011White Sox             
2012White Sox             
20132 Teams             
    2013White Sox             
    2013Red Sox             
20142 Teams             
    2014Yankees             
    2014Nationals             
Total- - -             

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2004Mariners         
2004Average16.6 %69.6 %45.8 %53.7 %85.2 %80.1 %55.1 %58.4 %9.0 %
2005Mariners         
2005Average20.3 %68.0 %46.0 %51.8 %88.3 %80.8 %53.8 %59.1 %8.7 %
2006White Sox         
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2007White Sox0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %   33.3 %100.0 %0.0 %
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008White Sox         
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009White Sox         
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2010White Sox         
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
2011White Sox         
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012White Sox         
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
20132 Teams         
    2013White Sox         
    2013Red Sox         
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
20142 Teams         
    2014Yankees         
    2014Nationals         
2014Average31.3 %65.6 %46.7 %65.9 %87.3 %79.4 %44.9 %60.6 %9.4 %
Total- - -0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %   33.3 %100.0 %0.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007White Sox        
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008White Sox        
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009White Sox        
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010White Sox        
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011White Sox        
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012White Sox        
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
20132 Teams        
    2013White Sox        
    2013Red Sox        
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
20142 Teams        
    2014Yankees        
    2014Nationals        
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
Total- - -        

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2004MarinersP19132.2040001100 1   1.000 
2005MarinersP55057.0060001100 6   1.000 
2006White SoxP63054.0281010000 4   .909 
2007White SoxP68056.1580002200 1   1.000 
2008White SoxP74067.1180001100 4   1.000 
2009White SoxP70072.1291012200 4   .917 
2010White SoxP61060.2060000000 3   1.000 
2011White SoxP62059.2570000000 13   1.000 
2012White SoxP74065.02140002200 4   1.000 
20132 TeamsP60043.1362020000 5   .818 
    2013White SoxP40028.0252020000 4   .778 
    2013Red SoxP20015.1110000000 1   1.000 
20142 TeamsP64036.0460000000 5   1.000 
    2014YankeesP46024.2250000000 4   1.000 
    2014NationalsP18011.1210000000 1   1.000 
Total- - -P6701604.124824049900 50   .964 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2004MarinersP32.20  000              
2005MarinersP57.0-1  -1-1-3              
2006White SoxP54.00  0-10              
2007White SoxP56.11  023              
2008White SoxP67.10  000              
2009White SoxP72.11  011              
2010White SoxP60.20  000              
2011White SoxP59.2-2  0-1-3              
2012White SoxP65.01  023              
20132 TeamsP43.10  011              
    2013White SoxP28.00  011              
    2013Red SoxP15.10  000              
20142 TeamsP36.00  000              
    2014YankeesP24.20  000              
    2014NationalsP11.10  000              
Total- - -P604.10  -132              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012White SoxP65.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (12)
20132 TeamsP43.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (7)
    2013White SoxP28.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (6)
    2013Red SoxP15.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (1)
20142 TeamsP36.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)50.0%      (2)100.0%      (4)
    2014YankeesP24.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)50.0%      (2)100.0%      (3)
    2014NationalsP11.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -P604.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)50.0%     (2)66.7%      (3)100.0%    (23)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2004Mariners0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2005Mariners0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0.3
2006White Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0.4
2007White Sox-0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1)$0.4
2008White Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0$0.9
2009White Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2010White Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2011White Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2012White Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
20132 Teams0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
    2013White Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
    2013Red Sox0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
20142 Teams0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
    2014Yankees0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
    2014Nationals0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
Total- - --0.30.0 0.1-0.30.10.00.0-0.10.0($0.1)$2.0

  • $7m / 2 Years (2014 - 2015) (Edit)
    • signed by New York Yankees on 12/17/2013 (Free Agent)
    • 2014: $3.5M, 2015: $3.5M
    • Agent / Agency: Diamond Sports Management.
    • Originally Reported By: Jack Curry
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: dailyfreeman.com
    • Submitted by John Benedetto
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  • 1998 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 22, Overall: 22
    • Team: Seattle Mariners
    • School: Grand Valley State Unviersity
  • 1995 June Amateur Draft - Round: 27, Pick: 11, Overall: 742
    • Team: Detroit Tigers
    • School: Centerville HS (Sturgis, MI)