Thomas Pannone Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 28
Born: April 28, 1994
Birthplace: Cranston, RI
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 9th round, 2013 by CLE;
33rd round, 2012 by CHC
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
(March 2022)
College: Southern Nevada
High School: Bishop Hendricken (RI)
   

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Pronunciation: puh-KNOWN
First Pro Contract: June 15, 2013 (CLE)
Signing Scout: N/A
Signing Bonus: $120,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: June 2013 (AZL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: August 10, 2018 (TOR)
Service Time (1/22): 1 year, 2 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2018, 2019, 2020)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @ThomasPannone
Instagram: @thomaspannone

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Medium athletic frame. Has some room to add size but likely done maturing physically.

Mechanics: Clean 3/4 delivery. Starts on the third base side of the rubber. High leg kick. Good north-south extension. Works his lower half well. Hides the ball until late. Stays balanced, keeps his eye on the plate. Left leg extends up after follow through. Bulldog mentality.

Fastball: 88-91 mph, uses the pitch about 60% of the time. Fringe-average pitch. Has some sink to it. Able to spot his fastball within the zone, but still gives up a lot of walks.

Curveball: 70-75 mph. Swooping action on his glove side. Best secondary pitch, grades as major league average.

Changeup: 81-84 mph. Not great separation from his fastball. Also has some sink. Fringe-average pitch.
  Career Notes: Starred for Bishop Hendricken (RI) in high school. Initially committed to Miami and drafted by the Cubs in 2012, passed on both to attend JuCo for Southern Nevada. Then committed to Arizona, but signed with Cleveland after being drafted in the 9th round in 2013. Spent five season in Cleveland system, traded to Toronto at the 2017 trade deadline. Inconsistent in major league appearances with the Blue Jays in 2018 and 2019. Threw an immaculate inning on April 14, 2018. Suspended 80 ganes for use of performance-ehnacing susbtances in May 2018.

Summation: Triple-A depth. May look to incorporate his curveball more and cut down on nibbling at the zone. Emergency MLB relief potential

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2013 Southern Nevada Scn NJCAA -- 19 6 2 1.84 10 8 0 53.2 34 14 11 0 6 21 78 1.02 13.08 3.52
  2013 Arizona Indians Ariz Rk Cle 19 1 0 9.00 14 0 0 16.0 23 19 16 0 2 10 20 2.06 11.25 5.62
  2014 Arizona Indians Ariz Rk Cle 20 5 0 3.20 11 7 0 45.0 32 24 16 1 3 24 62 1.24 12.40 4.80
  2015 Lake County Captains SAL A Cle 21 7 6 4.02 27 20 0 116.1 98 58 52 12 0 37 120 1.16 9.28 2.86
  2016 Lake County Captains SAL A Cle 22 5 5 3.02 17 17 0 89.1 73 33 30 7 4 25 84 1.10 8.46 2.52
  2016 Lynchburg Hillcats Car A+ Cle 22 3 0 1.65 8 7 0 43.2 31 10 8 1 2 16 38 1.08 7.83 3.30
  2017 Lynchburg Hillcats Car A+ Cle 23 2 0 0.00 5 5 0 27.2 10 1 0 0 0 7 39 0.61 12.69 2.28
  2017 Akron RubberDucks East AA Cle 23 6 1 2.62 14 14 0 82.1 67 27 24 5 3 21 81 1.07 8.85 2.30
  2017 NH Fisher Cats East AA Tor 23 1 2 3.63 6 6 0 34.2 31 16 14 9 2 8 29 1.12 7.53 2.08
  2018 Dunedin Blue Jays FSL A+ Tor 24 0 1 13.50 1 1 0 4.2 9 7 7 1 0 1 1 2.14 1.93 1.93
  2018 NH Fisher Cats East AA Tor 24 0 0 3.00 2 2 0 9.0 9 3 3 1 0 5 12 1.56 12.00 5.00
  2018 Buffalo Bisons IL AAA Tor 24 0 3 4.91 6 6 0 36.2 40 21 20 8 1 7 40 1.28 9.82 1.72
  2018 Toronto Blue Jays AL MLB Tor 24 4 1 4.19 12 6 0 43.0 37 20 20 7 2 15 29 1.21 6.07 3.14
  2019 Buffalo Bisons IL AAA Tor 25 3 1 3.21 8 6 0 33.2 25 12 12 4 2 15 41 1.19 10.96 4.01
  2019 Toronto Blue Jays AL MLB Tor 25 3 6 6.16 37 7 0 73.0 73 51 50 13 6 31 69 1.42 8.51 3.82
  2021 Salt Lake Bees TAW AAA LAA 27 5 11 7.07 24 21 0 118.1 160 103 93 24 2 40 82 1.69 6.24 3.04
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 28     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2014 Arizona League Season-End All-Star
2016 Midwest League All-Star
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (July 18-24, 2016)
Carolina League Pitcher of the Month (April 2017)
Eastern League All-Star (2017)
International League Pitcher of the Week (June 24-30, 2019)
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