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Matt ThorntonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2004-2016
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-865Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew J. Thornton
Height6-6Weight220BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateSeptember 15,1976 [41.253]PlaceThree Rivers,Michigan
High SchoolCentreville (Centreville,MI)
CollegeGrand Valley State University (Allendale,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1998 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 27th round (742nd overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$925,000Signing ScoutsKen MadejaService Time11.129 (2015)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-SEA-#10
MLB DebutJune 27,2004 [27.285]
OrganizationsCHA [8] SEA [8] WAS [2] BOS [1] NYA [1] SDN [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID7239Retrosheet IDthorm001MLBAM ID407819
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (57.72%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (22.37%) -- Slider (12.97%) -- Cutter (6.92%) -- Sinker (0.02%)
Fastball Velocity [2016] - 91.53 - [2015] - 93.68 - [2014] - 94.95 - [2013] - 94.28 - [2012] - 95.03 - [2011] - 95.83 - [2010] - 96.11
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts52Walks49Hittable57SO/BB45vsPower57Hitting0Durability64Team.501Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1997Grand Valley StateCollegeNCAASoS/R202310.871082100027.0383333028330002.4112.51--9.2210.871.18.400-
1998Grand Valley StateCollegeNCAAJrRel21132.6115015000320.21876013330001.507.84--5.6614.372.54.250-
1998Everett Aqua SoxNwstA-sea-Rel210027.0020200001.01440300003.006.75--20.25--0.00--
1999Wisconsin Timber RattlersMidwAsea-Rel22004.9125124003129.0391916125345002.1811.970.317.6710.431.36--
2000Wisconsin Timber RattlersMidwAsea22S/R23694.01261790030103.09459462728812201.618.190.176.277.661.22.400-
2001San Bernardino StampedeCalifA+sea-ST241472.52272700000157.0126564496019212001.187.220.523.4411.013.20.667-
2002San Antonio MissionsTexAAsea59ST25153.6312120000062.0523125329448001.317.550.444.216.391.52.167-
2003Inland Empire 66ersCalifA+sea-ST26004.0022000009.094424140001.449.002.004.0014.003.50--
2003San Antonio MissionsTexAAsea-ST26300.36440000025.083109180000.672.84--3.206.392.001.000-
2003Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea52ST26028.0022000009.0141182351001.8914.002.003.005.001.67.000-
2003Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--ST0322.70880000043.0311813416371001.086.440.833.327.682.31.6003.63
2004Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea52ST27755.2016151100083.08558484637410001.789.220.436.838.021.17.583-
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea43Rel27124.1319118008032.2301515225302001.688.270.556.898.271.20.3334.30
2005Seattle MarinersALMLBsea12Rel28045.21550550015057.05433331342577001.688.532.056.639.001.36.0006.20
2006Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel29533.33630630020254.0462020521491011.247.670.833.508.172.33.6253.76
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel30444.79680680013256.0593130426553021.519.430.644.158.792.12.5003.70
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel31532.67740740012167.0482020519773021.006.420.672.5410.294.05.6252.75
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel32632.74700700017472.0582222520874011.087.220.622.4910.824.35.6672.46
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel33542.67610610013860.2411818320811021.016.080.452.9712.024.05.5562.14
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel34253.32620620020359.2603422321632001.369.050.453.179.503.00.2862.62
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel354103.46740740018365.0632725417532031.238.720.552.357.343.12.2863.19
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel36033.8640040003028.0251412410211001.258.041.293.216.752.10.0004.48
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38Rel36013.5220020003015.022660591001.7612.91--2.935.281.80.0002.85
2014New York YankeesALMLBnya48Rel37032.5546046006024.2239706200041.188.39--2.197.303.33.0002.73
2014Washington NationalsNLMLBwas46Rel37100.0018018002011.010000280001.067.94--1.596.354.001.0002.25
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas46Rel38212.18600600012041.0331210211231011.067.190.442.405.012.09.6673.52
2016Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+sdn36Rel39016.0030300003.04320130001.6712.00--3.009.003.00.000-
2016San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn46Rel39105.8218018008017.02212112690011.6511.651.063.184.761.501.0004.85
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter36463.4174817470017023659.259427325152251642280171.288.070.713.418.722.56.4390.30
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter31293.6911980391061481.04322481982326947248201.458.060.435.028.811.75.517-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter775.4818171100092.09969566667911001.799.680.596.467.731.20.500-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter452.6816160000087.0603426338628001.126.180.313.926.391.63.444-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1482.66322930000169.01396350116520912001.217.400.593.4611.133.22.636-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter694.215118330061132.2133786239712217201.739.020.206.588.281.26.400-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0027.0020200001.01440300003.006.75--20.25--0.00--
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter367.3125817100347.1564039041660002.0210.50--7.6912.381.61.333-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter31353.2851205120011623461.040018616933154486170111.207.770.642.999.443.16.470-
Washington Nationals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter311.71780780014052.2431210213311011.067.350.342.225.302.38.750-
Seattle Mariners Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter164.82741730023089.28448481567879001.688.431.516.728.731.30.143-
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter032.5546046006024.2239706200041.188.39--2.197.303.33.000-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter013.5220020003015.022660591001.7612.91--2.935.281.80.000-
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter105.8218018008017.02212112690011.6511.651.063.184.761.501.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12153.41248024800568220.0197918317832139061.288.070.713.418.722.56.4440.30
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14133.695436180030220.0197113901012321522101.458.060.435.028.811.75.519-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37p3051000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Chicago White Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter451000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea22P25--24--661.0000.24------25100.018.1
2000Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea23P26--629-235351.0001.35------26100.018.8
2001San Bernardino Stampede CalifA+sea24P27--518522823.8210.85------27100.019.3
2002San Antonio Missions TexAAsea25P12--2132-1715.8821.25------12100.08.6
2003Inland Empire 66ers CalifA+sea26P2---------------2100.01.4
2003San Antonio Missions TexAAsea26P4---2--221.0000.50------4100.02.9
2003Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea26P2--2---221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2004Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea27P16--312211715.8820.94------16100.011.3
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27P19132-4-1441.0000.210.13-----19100.011.7
2005Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28P55-57-6-1661.0000.110.11-----55100.034.0
2006Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29P63-54281-1110.9090.160.19-----63100.038.9
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30P68-5658-213131.0000.190.23-----68100.042.0
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31P74-6718-1991.0000.120.13-----74100.045.4
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32P70-7229121211.9170.160.15-----70100.043.2
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33P61-60-6--661.0000.100.10-----61100.037.7
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34P62-5957--12121.0000.190.20-----62100.038.3
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35P74-65214-216161.0000.220.254266.7-74100.045.7
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36P40-28252-97.7780.180.254180.0-40100.024.7
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36P20-1511--221.0000.100.131-100.0-20100.012.3
2014New York YankeesALMLBnya37P46-2425--771.0000.150.294266.7-46100.028.4
2014Washington NationalsNLMLBwas37P18-1121--331.0000.170.271-100.0-18100.011.1
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas38P60-4128-110101.0000.170.242-100.0-60100.037.0
2016Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+sdn39P3---11-21.5000.33------3100.02.1
2016San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn39P18-171---111.0000.060.063-100.0-18100.011.1
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P74816582790410121117.9670.160.1819579.2-7480.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P18--512211917.8950.94------180.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P16--2152-1917.8951.06------160.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P32--519623024.8000.75------320.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P51--833-241411.0000.80------510.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea2225----------
2000Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea2326----------
2001San Bernardino Stampede CalifA+sea2427----------
2002San Antonio Missions TexAAsea2512----------
2003Inland Empire 66ers CalifA+sea262----------
2003San Antonio Missions TexAAsea264----------
2003Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea262----------
2004Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea2716----------
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2719----------
2005Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2855----------
2006Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2963----------
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3068----------
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3174----------
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3270----------
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3361----------
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3462----------
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3574----------
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3640----------
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3620----------
2014New York YankeesALMLBnya3746----------
2014Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3718----------
2015Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3860----------
2016Lake Elsinore Storm CalifA+sdn393----------
2016San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3918----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2003Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor26029.6911011000013.018181421310002.3812.461.389.006.920.7712.46.000
2006Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29008.03826000012.12315112710102.4816.781.465.117.301.4310.95.000
2007Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB30000.9010010005110.06110111000.705.400.000.909.9011.000.90.000
2008Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB31004.6690900009.21355126001.6312.100.931.865.593.004.66.000
2008Chicago White SoxDiv SeriesMLB31000.0030300103.12000220001.295.400.005.405.401.000.00.000
2009Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB32000.0001-100108.0500000000.635.630.000.000.0000.00.000
2010Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB33002.4580800007.16220110000.997.360.001.2312.2710.002.45.000
2011Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB34102.1680800308.1922019101.239.720.001.089.729.002.161.000
2012Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB35002.0890900218.2822037001.348.310.003.127.272.332.08.000
2013Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB36019.0060600106.0766031101.6710.500.004.501.500.339.00.000
2014New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB37106.7560600004.0733002101.7515.750.000.004.5006.751.000
2014Washington NationalsDiv SeriesMLB37013.8630300002.13110210002.3811.570.007.713.860.503.86.000
2015Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB38001.5080800006.0611006001.009.000.000.009.0001.50.000
2016San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB390111.5780800107.015109126102.4319.291.292.577.713.0012.86.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs029.6911011000013.018181421310002.3812.461.389.006.920.7712.46.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 11 yrs224.33803770013287.3105474242068501.4310.820.412.067.013.404.84.500
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs011.5960600105.7511043001.597.940.006.354.760.751.59.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB2921000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs241000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2001Carolina League All-Star Team (P) ... Carolina League Pitcher of the Year ... Minor League High-A All-Star Team (SP)3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2016-11-07RPFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement40.053  
2016-08-12RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Padres39.331  
2016-08-06RPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment39.325Team Roster on 2016-08-06
2016-05-29RPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL39.256Team Roster on 2016-05-29
2016-05-24RPSan Diego PadresLake Elsinore (A+)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Lake Elsinore (A+) for rehab39.251Team Roster on 2016-05-24
2016-04-09RPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left achilles tendinitis39.206Team Roster on 2016-04-09
2016-04-03RPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors39.200Team Roster on 2016-04-03
2016-03-03RPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract39.169Team Roster on 2016-03-03
2015-11-03RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency39.049  
2014-08-05RPWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)YActive--Claimed off waivers from Yankees by Nationals37.324Team Roster on 2014-08-05
2014-01-11RPNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($7m)37.118Team Roster on 2014-01-11
2013-11-03RPFree Agent -Free Agent--Red Sox declined option for 201437.049  
2013-08-25RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL36.344Team Roster on 2013-08-25
2013-08-08RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right oblique [-]36.327Team Roster on 2013-08-08
2013-07-13RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from White Sox to Red Sox for Brandon Jacobs36.301Team Roster on 2013-07-13
2012-05-04RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActive--35.231Team Roster on 2012-05-04
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-09-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-08-25InjuredDisabled -- Left Elbow Inflammation 
2007-04-01ContractSigned by White Sox (3-year extension, team option in 2010) 
2006-03-20TradeTraded by Mariners to White Sox for Joe Borchard 
2003-11-20InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-08-15InjuredDisabled -- - 
1998-07-03Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1998Seattle Mariners-21925,000-------925,000Signing Bonus out of 1998 Draft (1st round - 22nd overall)
2004Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll27300,000-75543-2,070,100300,0001,225,000
2005Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll28323,000-68527242,189,055300,0001,548,000
2006Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll29355,000-57724282,365,072327,0001,903,000
2007Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll30425,000-52920352,459,737380,0002,328,000
2008Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll31875,000-43320522,696,252390,0003,203,000
2009Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll321,325,000-38315532,746,792400,0004,528,000
2010Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll332,250,000-31016662,812,412400,0006,778,000
2011Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll343,000,000-2611471++2,722,607414,0009,778,000
2012Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll355,500,000-1641082++2,954,887480,00015,278,000
2013Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll365,500,000-185880++3,023,990490,00020,778,000
2013Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll365,500,000-1851280++3,023,990490,00020,778,000
2014Washington NationalsTeam Payroll373,500,000-2861569++3,256,497500,00024,278,0002014-01-11 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($7m)
2014New York YankeesTeam Payroll373,500,000-2861769++3,256,497500,00024,278,0002014-01-11 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($7m)
2015Washington NationalsTeam Payroll383,500,00011.12929115683,571,283507,50027,778,000
2016San Diego PadresTeam Payroll391,600,000-40511563,498,245507,50029,378,0002016-03-03 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red