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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date8-23-1995
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 2 months, 23 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2019 SLN 23 34 44 12 0 1 4 4 8 2 1 1 .316 .409 .684 111 0.8 0.3 2.4 0.5
Career34441201448211.316.409.6841110.80.32.40.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2014 BLJ Rk GCL 34 152 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 117 0 0.0 0.0 -3.1 0.0
2014 BLU Rk APP 18 73 .000 .000 .000 .408 0.0 154 0 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0
2015 LNS A MID 9 38 .262 .325 .369 .160 110 -4.5 1.0 -0.1 32 0 0.2 -0.4 -3.2 -0.3
2015 VAN A- NWL 43 183 .253 .329 .360 .244 106 -1 5.1 -0.6 61 0 1.0 1.3 -11.6 -0.5
2016 LNS A MID 81 332 .247 .315 .352 .321 103 0.1 8.8 0.1 95 0 2.3 3.3 -6.4 0.9
2016 BLJ Rk GCL 6 23 .254 .323 .377 .571 98 5.3 0.7 0 198 0 -0.2 0.5 1.1 0.2
2017 DUN A+ FSL 73 308 .247 .315 .357 .342 102 0.1 8.5 0.3 105 0 5.1 -1.1 1.3 1.5
2017 PMB A+ FSL 9 39 .258 .321 .372 .346 85 2 1.1 -0.1 104 0 0.0 -0.6 1.2 0.2
2018 SFD AA TEX 100 435 .269 .333 .410 .298 104 12.8 12.4 0 110 0 3.5 -0.5 4.4 2.1
2018 MEM AAA PCL 32 140 .267 .334 .415 .326 89 6 4.1 0.4 102 0 1.5 1.0 0.9 0.8
2018 SUR Wnt AFL 20 79 .275 .352 .416 .333 114 1.5 2.2 -0.6 98 0 0.0 1.4 4.1 0.8
2019 SLN MLB NL 34 44 .254 .338 .436 .308 91 4.7 1.3 0 111 13 2.4 0.3 0.8 0.5
2019 MEM AAA PCL 75 304 .269 .349 .471 .343 95 6.1 10.5 -0.9 98 0 2.4 0.6 0.3 1.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2014 BLJ Rk GCL 152 131 21 34 8 4 0 50 11 21 33 7 3 .260 .362 .382 .122 0
2014 BLU Rk APP 73 65 10 21 4 0 1 28 8 6 16 2 0 .323 .384 .431 .108 1
2015 LNS A MID 38 35 1 4 2 0 0 6 2 3 10 1 0 .114 .184 .171 .057 0 0
2015 VAN A- NWL 183 169 20 38 13 0 5 66 33 8 34 5 4 .225 .257 .391 .166 5 0
2016 BLJ Rk GCL 23 21 8 9 5 0 1 17 4 2 6 2 1 .429 .478 .810 .381 0 0
2016 LNS A MID 332 282 50 61 14 1 7 98 27 45 107 17 5 .216 .330 .348 .131 0 2
2017 DUN A+ FSL 308 274 34 69 12 6 4 105 38 27 84 8 7 .252 .319 .383 .131 4 1
2017 PMB A+ FSL 39 35 5 9 0 1 0 11 3 3 10 2 2 .257 .308 .314 .057 1 0
2018 SFD AA TEX 435 384 63 100 16 4 21 187 67 43 101 13 9 .260 .337 .487 .227 3 2
2018 MEM AAA PCL 140 131 21 36 7 2 6 65 21 7 33 4 1 .275 .321 .496 .221 0 0
2018 SUR Wnt AFL 79 61 11 16 1 0 1 20 10 14 18 8 3 .262 .385 .328 .066 3 0
2019 MEM AAA PCL 304 265 42 71 17 2 10 122 44 32 80 11 6 .268 .352 .460 .192 3 0
2019 SLN MLB NL 44 38 6 12 0 1 4 26 12 4 8 1 1 .316 .409 .684 .368 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 175 0.4971 0.4057 0.7887 0.5862 0.2273 0.8431 0.6500 0.2113 0.0000
Career1750.49710.40570.78870.58620.22730.84310.65000.21130.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/18. Re-signed by St. Louis 3/19.
  • Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 7/2/17.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2014 (5-144) (Bearden HS, Knoxville, Tenn.). $50.7M signing bonus ($0.343M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 118 16 29 5 1 6 17 8 31 3 1 .269 .322 .500 102 6.0 0.6
80o 95 12 22 4 1 4 13 6 26 2 1 .250 .302 .455 93 3.5 0.4
70o 79 10 17 3 1 3 10 5 22 2 1 .233 .291 .425 86 2.0 0.2
60o 65 8 13 2 0 3 8 4 18 1 1 .217 .266 .400 81 1.1 0.1
50o 52 6 10 2 0 2 6 3 15 1 1 .208 .255 .375 76 0.4 0.0
40o 39 5 8 1 0 2 5 2 11 1 0 .222 .263 .417 71 0.0 0.0
30o 25 3 5 1 0 1 3 1 7 0 0 .217 .250 .391 65 -0.2 0.0
20o 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .125 59 -0.2 0.0
Weighted Mean58711202731611.204.246.352780.70.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lane Thomas a starting OF next year?
(Ed from Cranford)
Could see it. But I would prefer him as a top-tier fourth OF who gets a lot of ABs in a platoon situation too. (Tyler Oringer)
2019-08-30 16:00:00 (link to chat)Small Sample Size, but is Lane Thomas interesting? He has fantastic exit velocity at 91.7mph and 98th percentile sprint speed according to Statcast. Can he be a 20HR/15SB guy?
(Matt from Boston)
Not with a broken wrist, he can't.

But to the larger point your question implies: these non-prospect types seem to be coming out of the woodwork more and more, and the Cardinals are one of the franchises that know how to find a use for these guys. So, yeah, on principle, I'd pay attention (though wouldn't expect much). (Jon Hegglund)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Do you have any Low Minor prospects you are high on that aren't really known but you think that by this time next year may have some buzz?
(David from Atlantis)
From the NWL, Jake Brentz, Luis Liberato, Enyel De Los Santos, Mac Marshall, Yeyson Yrizarri. If I had to take a deeeep dive, Zack Nehrir, Lane Thomas, and Carlos Hernandez. Eloy Jimenez and Justin Steele probably don't count because Cubs, but I liked them too. Colin Young wants me to say Brett Kennedy. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which under-the-radar Blue Jays prospect do you think will have a coming out party in 2015? Rowdy Tellez, Angel Perdomo, Dan Jansen, or Lane Thomas?
(Jay from Toronto)
Oh, one of my secret crushes, Angel Perdomo. I fully expect to see people talking about him extensively by this time next year. (Mark Anderson)


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