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Frank Thomas DHWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
20 10074 .301 .419 .555 158 73.7
Birth Date5-27-1968
Height6' 5"
Weight240 lbs
Age51 years, 4 months, 22 days
BatsR
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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
1990 CHA 22 60 240 63 11 3 7 44 54 2 0 1 .330 .454 .529 132 8.7 1.9 -3.6 1.0
1991 CHA 23 158 700 178 31 2 32 138 112 1 1 2 .318 .453 .553 174 60.9 -3.9 -2.3 6.5
1992 CHA 24 160 711 185 46 2 24 122 88 5 6 3 .323 .439 .536 171 58.3 4.0 -9.4 6.5
1993 CHA 25 153 676 174 36 0 41 112 54 2 4 2 .317 .426 .607 178 67.1 -3.4 -12.8 5.9
1994 CHA 26 113 517 141 34 1 38 109 61 2 2 3 .353 .487 .729 202 70.8 -7.4 -12.2 5.5
1995 CHA 27 145 647 152 27 0 40 136 74 6 3 2 .308 .454 .606 181 68.8 -3.5 -5.1 6.5
1996 CHA 28 141 649 184 26 0 40 109 70 5 1 1 .349 .459 .626 177 69.4 -3.6 -17.0 5.3
1997 CHA 29 146 649 184 35 0 35 109 69 3 1 1 .347 .456 .611 181 69.3 1.9 -2.4 7.3
1998 CHA 30 160 712 155 35 2 29 110 93 6 7 0 .265 .381 .480 132 30.3 2.0 -1.0 3.7
1999 CHA 31 135 590 148 36 0 15 87 66 9 3 3 .305 .414 .471 134 30.0 -4.2 -9.1 2.0
2000 CHA 32 159 707 191 44 0 43 112 94 5 1 3 .328 .436 .625 163 65.6 -6.1 -2.4 6.1
2001 CHA 33 20 79 15 3 0 4 10 12 0 0 0 .221 .316 .441 107 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.2
2002 CHA 34 148 628 132 29 1 28 88 115 7 3 0 .252 .361 .472 125 22.6 -6.1 -0.5 2.3
2003 CHA 35 153 662 146 35 0 42 100 115 12 0 0 .267 .390 .562 150 44.4 -6.2 -3.4 4.0
2004 CHA 36 74 311 65 16 0 18 64 57 6 0 2 .271 .434 .563 154 21.6 -0.4 -0.1 2.4
2005 CHA 37 34 124 23 3 0 12 16 31 0 0 0 .219 .315 .590 138 5.8 -0.9 0.0 0.6
2006 OAK 38 137 559 126 11 0 39 81 81 6 0 0 .270 .381 .545 159 45.5 -3.8 0.0 4.6
2007 TOR 39 155 624 147 30 0 26 81 94 7 0 0 .277 .377 .480 137 32.2 -6.9 0.0 3.2
2008 OAK 40 55 217 49 6 1 5 28 44 2 0 0 .263 .364 .387 111 3.5 -6.3 0.0 0.0
2008 TOR 40 16 72 10 1 0 3 11 13 1 0 0 .167 .306 .333 110 1.0 -0.3 0.0 0.2
Career23221007424684951252116671397873223.301.419.555158777.1-53.1-81.473.7

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
1989 SAR A+ FSL 55 223 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CHA MLB AL 60 240 .256 .321 .378 .421 98 22.4 6.4 -4.1 132 13 -3.6 1.9 8.7 1.0
1990 BIR AA SOU 109 474 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CHA MLB AL 158 700 .264 .328 .402 .350 102 63.9 18.9 -12.1 174 9 -2.3 -3.9 60.9 6.5
1992 CHA MLB AL 160 711 .262 .329 .387 .341 98 65.3 18.4 -11.8 171 7 -9.4 4.0 58.3 6.5
1993 CHA MLB AL 153 676 .267 .334 .410 .285 98 66.6 19.4 -12.4 178 12 -12.8 -3.4 67.1 5.9
1994 CHA MLB AL 113 517 .275 .344 .440 .336 98 75.8 15.7 -10.1 202 9 -12.2 -7.4 70.8 5.5
1995 CHA MLB AL 145 647 .274 .345 .429 .286 99 66.1 19.4 -12.4 181 12 -5.1 -3.5 68.8 6.5
1996 CHA MLB AL 141 649 .277 .350 .444 .339 96 69.5 20.1 -12.8 177 12 -17.0 -3.6 69.4 5.3
1997 CHA MLB AL 146 649 .272 .340 .430 .344 96 68.6 17.9 -12.3 181 10 -2.4 1.9 69.3 7.3
1998 CHA MLB AL 160 712 .268 .336 .427 .266 100 28.1 19.4 -13.6 132 6 -1.0 2.0 30.3 3.7
1999 CHA MLB AL 135 590 .274 .343 .437 .322 99 27.8 16.5 -11.8 134 10 -9.1 -4.2 30.0 2.0
2000 CHA MLB AL 159 707 .272 .346 .439 .327 90 81.5 22.3 -14.2 163 9 -2.4 -6.1 65.6 6.1
2001 CHA MLB AL 20 79 .278 .333 .449 .208 104 0.9 2.4 -1.5 107 15 -0.1 -0.1 1.1 0.2
2002 CHA MLB AL 148 628 .268 .332 .429 .267 101 19.1 18.1 -11.5 125 8 -0.5 -6.1 22.6 2.3
2003 CHA MLB AL 153 662 .267 .330 .429 .265 99 44.1 18.0 -12.5 150 12 -3.4 -6.2 44.4 4.0
2004 CHA MLB AL 74 311 .271 .338 .439 .283 106 23.2 9.3 -5.8 154 10 -0.1 -0.4 21.6 2.4
2005 CHA MLB AL 34 124 .264 .329 .423 .169 102 4.9 3.6 -2.2 138 17 0.0 -0.9 5.8 0.6
2005 CHR AAA INT 11 46 .266 .324 .422 .219 113 -3 1.3 -0.8 62 0 0.0 -0.2 -1.7 -0.1
2006 OAK MLB AL 137 559 .274 .337 .436 .247 100 31.4 16.8 -10.8 159 7 0.0 -3.8 45.5 4.6
2007 TOR MLB AL 155 624 .269 .336 .423 .291 94 30.6 18.5 -11.7 137 8 0.0 -6.9 32.2 3.2
2008 OAK MLB AL 55 217 .261 .327 .412 .319 98 3.2 6.3 -4 111 9 0.0 -6.3 3.5 0.0
2008 TOR MLB AL 16 72 .270 .349 .409 .159 100 -2.9 2.1 -1.3 110 9 0.0 -0.3 1.0 0.2

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
1989 SAR A+ FSL 223 188 27 52 9 1 4 75 30 31 33 0 1 .277 .387 .399 .122 0 0
1990 BIR AA SOU 474 353 85 114 27 5 18 205 71 112 74 7 5 .323 .491 .581 .258 0 0
1990 CHA MLB AL 240 191 39 63 11 3 7 101 31 44 54 0 1 .330 .454 .529 .199 3 0
1991 CHA MLB AL 700 559 104 178 31 2 32 309 109 138 112 1 2 .318 .453 .553 .234 2 0
1992 CHA MLB AL 711 573 108 185 46 2 24 307 115 122 88 6 3 .323 .439 .536 .213 11 0
1993 CHA MLB AL 676 549 106 174 36 0 41 333 128 112 54 4 2 .317 .426 .607 .290 13 0
1994 CHA MLB AL 517 399 106 141 34 1 38 291 101 109 61 2 3 .353 .487 .729 .376 7 0
1995 CHA MLB AL 647 493 102 152 27 0 40 299 111 136 74 3 2 .308 .454 .606 .298 12 0
1996 CHA MLB AL 649 527 110 184 26 0 40 330 134 109 70 1 1 .349 .459 .626 .277 8 0
1997 CHA MLB AL 649 530 110 184 35 0 35 324 125 109 69 1 1 .347 .456 .611 .264 7 0
1998 CHA MLB AL 712 585 109 155 35 2 29 281 109 110 93 7 0 .265 .381 .480 .215 11 0
1999 CHA MLB AL 590 486 74 148 36 0 15 229 77 87 66 3 3 .305 .414 .471 .167 8 0
2000 CHA MLB AL 707 582 115 191 44 0 43 364 143 112 94 1 3 .328 .436 .625 .297 8 0
2001 CHA MLB AL 79 68 8 15 3 0 4 30 10 10 12 0 0 .221 .316 .441 .221 1 0
2002 CHA MLB AL 628 523 77 132 29 1 28 247 92 88 115 3 0 .252 .361 .472 .220 10 0
2003 CHA MLB AL 662 546 87 146 35 0 42 307 105 100 115 0 0 .267 .390 .562 .295 4 0
2004 CHA MLB AL 311 240 53 65 16 0 18 135 49 64 57 0 2 .271 .434 .563 .292 1 0
2005 CHR AAA INT 46 42 3 8 1 0 1 12 4 4 9 0 0 .190 .261 .286 .095 0 0
2005 CHA MLB AL 124 105 19 23 3 0 12 62 26 16 31 0 0 .219 .315 .590 .371 3 0
2006 OAK MLB AL 559 466 77 126 11 0 39 254 114 81 81 0 0 .270 .381 .545 .275 6 0
2007 TOR MLB AL 624 531 63 147 30 0 26 255 95 81 94 0 0 .277 .377 .480 .203 5 0
2008 OAK MLB AL 217 186 20 49 6 1 5 72 19 28 44 0 0 .263 .364 .387 .124 1 0
2008 TOR MLB AL 72 60 7 10 1 0 3 20 11 11 13 0 0 .167 .306 .333 .167 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1148 0.5444 0.3876 0.8315 0.5664 0.1740 0.8559 0.7363 0.1685 -0.0002
Career11480.54440.38760.83150.56640.17400.85590.73630.1685-0.0002

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
2008-08-30 2008-09-28 60-DL 29 25 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2008-05-28 2008-07-31 60-DL 64 55 Right Thigh Inflammation Quadriceps Tendinitis -
2006-06-15 2006-06-30 15-DL 15 13 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2005-07-21 2005-10-27 60-DL 98 69 Left Foot Fracture Navicular -
2005-04-04 2005-05-30 15-DL 56 50 Left Ankle Surgery Bone Graft 2004-10-06
2004-07-07 2004-10-04 60-DL 89 83 Left Foot Stress Fracture Navicular -
2001-04-28 2001-10-07 60-DL 162 140 Right Upper Arm Surgery Torn Triceps 2001-05-15
1997-06-07 1997-06-22 15-DL 15 13 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1996-07-08 1996-07-31 15-DL 23 19 Left Foot Stress Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TOR $12,560,000
2007 TOR $5,560,000
2006 OAK $500,000
2005 CHA $8,000,000
2004 CHA $6,000,000
2003 CHA $5,000,000
2002 CHA $9,927,000
2001 CHA $9,927,000
2000 CHA $7,100,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$64,574,000
9 yrTotal$64,574,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
17 y 63 dArn Tellum

Details
  • 2 years/$18.12M (2007-08), plus 2009 vesting option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/06. $9.12M signing bonus. 07:$1M, 08:$8M, 09:$10M vesting option. 2009 option guaranteed with 1,000 PAs 2007-08 or 525 PAs 2008. No-trade protection. Performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 500, 525, 550, 575 & 600 PAs. Award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP, $50,000 each for Silver Slugger, WS MVP, LCS MVP or All Star ($25,000 All Star selection). Released by Toronto 4/20/08. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 4/24/08 (A's to pay pro-rated share of $0.39M ML minimum).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2006). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/06. $1.4M in roster bonuses (if on active ML roster or on DL with injury unrelated to left foot problem). $0.325M each on May 1 & June 15. $0.375M each on July 15 & Aug. 15. $1.2M in performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 & 550 PAs. Award bonuses: $0.1M bonus for 4th-place finish in 2006 AL MVP vote: $50,000 bonus for Gold Glove.
  • 1 year/$5M (2003), plus 2004-06 options. Re-signed with Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/02. 03:$5M, 04:$6M player option/$8M club option, 05:$8M player option/$11M club option, 06:$10M player option/$12M club option ($3.5M buyout). In agreeing to restructuring 12/02, Thomas received $1M loan. $2M in award bonuses for finish in top 10 of MVP vote. Thomas exercised $6M 2004 player option. Thomas exercised $8M 2005 player option 10/04. Thomas exercised $10M 2006 mutual option 10/05. White Sox declined $10M mutual option 11/05.
  • 7 years/$64.4M (1998-2004), plus club options for 2005, 2006. 99:$7.15M, 00:$7.25M, 01:$10.375M, 02:$10.3M, 03:$10.3M, 04:$10.3M, 05:$10.3M option, 06:$10.3M option. White Sox invoked “diminished skills clause" 10/02, allowing the club to defer $10.124M/year if Thomas did not make the All Star team, win a Silver Slugger award or rank in the top 10 of MVP vote for 2002. Thomas filed for free agency 10/02 before agreeing to rework terms for 2003-06.
  • 4 years/$29M (1995-98), plus 1999-2000 options. Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 10/93. 95:$7.15M, 96:$7.15M, 97:$7.15M, 98:$7.15M, 99:$7.15M club option ($0.15M buyout), 00:$7.25M club option ($0.25M buyout). $3M in salary to be advanced 15 days after approval of contract.
  • 3 years/$4M (1992-94). Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 3/92. 92:$0.62M, 93:$1M, 94:$2.5M. Award bonuses, including $0.1M for MVP.
  • 1 year/$0.12M (1991). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/91.
  • 1 year (1990). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 8/90.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 1989 (1-7) (Auburn).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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