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Trent Thornton

#57 | RHP
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Trent Thornton
Name: Trent Edward Thornton
Born: Sep 30, 1993 in Charlotte, N.C. USA
High School: Kell HS, Charlotte
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (139th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2015 (signed for $325,000)
Thornton entered the spring looking to assert himself as a starter for North Carolina, and hopefully endear himself to scouts in the process. Things didn't quite work out as planned, but Thornton's raw stuff is still intriguing. His main weapons are his fastball and breaking ball. Thornton has shown the ability to reach plus velocity with his fastball, consistently pitching in the low 90s and touching 94 mph. Thornton shows a tight-spinning breaking ball, but has struggled to throw the pitch for strikes at times. He has a frail frame, and a high-effort delivery, leading most scouts to project him as a reliever.
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