Joel Thorney

HS Grad 2003
Age 32 and 9 mos
Age on 2003 Draft 17 and 8 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-5, 180 lb
School  Leaside
Hometown  Toronto, ON CAN
Summer Team  Team Ontario
Fall Team  Texarkana Bulldogs
MLB Draft 
Round 46 by Mets in 2003
National Rank - Class of 2003
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2003
Position - RHP
ON State Rank - Class of 2003
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2003
Position - RHP

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Texarkana College

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2006 Spring Top Prospect Showcase   Apr 22, 2006
PG Grade: 8.5
Joel Thorney is a college aged RHP with a 6'5'', 215 lb. frame from Stouffville ON. He was drafted out of high school by the Mets in 2003 and is attempting to come back after some arm injuries. Thorney has a profile pitcher's body with good present strength and maturity. He throws from a low 3/4's release point with a quick, slinging arm action that creates deception for the hitters. Thorney's fastball was up to 85 mph, mostly 81-83. He gets plus life on his fastball tailing into right handed hitters and can break bats with his movement. His 75 mph change up had the same type of life and movement on it as his fastball. He mixed in a couple of curveballs but was primarily a fastball pitcher who depended on his movment and location to get outs.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
3.50 improvement beginning on Sep 14, 2002
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 85 mph
12.5% Rank
best 88  avg 86
 (2003 class in 2006)

best 96  avg 84
 (2003 class)
60 7.77 sec
10.53% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.30
 (2003 class in 2002)

best 6.35  avg 7.32
 (2003 class)
IF 81 mph
74.61% Rank
best 89  avg 77
 (2003 class in 2002)

best 93  avg 77
 (2003 class)
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