John Gant
John Gant
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
St. Louis Cardinals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Traded to the Cardinals in December 2016, Gant was opening eyes for his new club with a strong early showing in the Grapefruit League. However, a strained groin in mid-March dashed his slim hopes of heading north, instead landing him on the disabled list. Upon being activated in mid-July, Gant was optioned to Triple-A Memphis, and he went on to post a 3.83 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 18 starts before being called up in late August. Gant toiled in the Cardinals' bullpen before starting a couple games to close the season. In 17.1 frames, he walked 10 with only 11 strikeouts -- not a good omen heading into 2018. St. Louis' rotation is set, so expect Gant to battle for a bullpen role, working mostly in mop-up duty. Read Past Outlooks
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Allows six runs in loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 15, 2018
Gant fell to 7-6 on the season after a poor performance Saturday against the Dodgers. He lasted just 4.1 innings, giving up six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four.
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Gant was in trouble from the start, allowing a two-run homer to Manny Machado in the first inning. The Dodgers added a solo shot from Yasiel Puig in the fourth before chasing Gant in the fifth when he allowed three of the first four runners to reach base, all of whom would come around to score. The disappointing outing may be just a blip for Gant, as he hadn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last seven starts. It's worth noting, however, that he's already thrown 156 innings on the season, blowing past his previous high of 123. He'll add to that total next Friday against the Giants.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .224 388 77 49 75 16 3 12
Since 2016vs Right .249 363 73 33 79 16 3 8
2018vs Left .207 235 46 29 42 8 2 6
2018vs Right .215 218 44 22 41 10 0 3
2017vs Left .259 33 5 6 7 0 0 3
2017vs Right .270 43 6 4 10 2 1 1
2016vs Left .248 120 26 14 26 8 1 3
2016vs Right .315 102 23 7 28 4 2 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-7%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-39%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 4.44 1.39 79.0 5 8 0 8.2 4.6 1.3
Since 2016Away 3.68 1.32 95.1 3 3 0 7.4 4.0 0.8
2018Home 3.74 1.19 53.0 5 5 0 7.5 4.2 1.0
2018Away 3.33 1.31 54.0 2 1 0 7.7 4.3 0.5
2017Home 4.50 1.50 8.0 0 1 0 6.8 3.4 1.1
2017Away 4.82 1.61 9.1 0 0 0 4.8 6.8 2.9
2016Home 6.50 1.94 18.0 0 2 0 11.0 6.0 2.0
2016Away 3.94 1.25 32.0 1 2 0 7.6 2.5 0.8
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Stat Review
How does John Gant compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
1.76
 
K/9
7.6
 
BB/9
4.3
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
3.53
 
WHIP
1.25
 
BABIP
.259
 
GB/FB
1.51
 
Strand %
73.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
A strong spring training performance landed Gant on the Braves' 2016 Opening Day roster, but he was quickly demoted to Triple-A Gwinnett after surrendering four runs in his first two big league innings. The young righty was a serviceable starter in Triple-A, posting 3.14 ERA and 48:13 K:BB over 43 innings. In early June, an injury to Williams Perez opened the door for Gant to join the big league rotation and he responded well with a 3.38 ERA and 17:6 K:BB over 18.2 innings in four starts. An oblique injury caused him to miss nearly two months and he was placed in a bullpen role for the last couple weeks of the season. Now that he's been traded the Cardinals, a team with far more talent in the rotation, Gant will likely remain in the bullpen, and he's not even assured of a spot there.
An unheralded 21st-round pick out of high school in 2011, Gant was acquired by the Braves last summer via trade. At 6-foot-5, he has an unusual delivery, which has seemingly made it difficult for opposing hitters to square up his offerings. Upon being acquired by Atlanta, Gant pitched well at Double-A Mississippi, finishing with a 43:14 K:BB over 40.2 innings (seven starts). At age 23, he may end up back in the minors even if the Braves give him the ball as their fifth starter to begin the season, but he appears to be near the top of the list to step into the rotation with Mike Foltynewicz returning from injury, and Manny Banuelos slowed by elbow soreness again this spring.
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Delivers quality outing vs. Tigers
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 9, 2018
Gant (7-5) allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six over 6.2 innings Sunday, picking up the win over Detroit.
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Issues five walks
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 4, 2018
Gant allowed three runs (zero earned) on two hits and five walks over 4.1 innings during Tuesday's 11-8 win over the Nationals. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.
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Start moved up to Tuesday
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 4, 2018
Gant will start Tuesday against the Nationals instead of Wednesday as originally planned, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Earns victory with another strong outing
PSt. Louis Cardinals
August 30, 2018
Gant (6-5) pitched 5.2 scoreless innings and picked up a win Thursday, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out six in the 5-0 win over Pittsburgh.
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Goes seven strong
PSt. Louis Cardinals
August 25, 2018
Gant allowed one earned run on three hits and five walks while striking out six across seven innings Saturday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.
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