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Birth Date11-10-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 TOR 24 95 394 362 58 95 24 5 12 165 23 88 5 3 1 37 2 1 .262 .313 .456 .263 12.7 -3.0 1.0
2012 SEA 25 40 130 123 10 27 5 2 6 54 6 47 0 0 1 14 1 0 .220 .256 .439 .277 4.2 -0.7 0.4
2012 TOR 25 46 160 148 17 36 7 1 3 54 9 40 1 2 0 11 0 1 .243 .287 .365 .225 -2.2 0.3 -0.2
2017 MIL 30 138 551 469 83 116 26 4 31 243 75 163 7 0 0 63 4 2 .247 .359 .518 .304 29.5 -4.1 2.6
2018 MIL 31 50 183 160 29 40 6 2 13 89 21 53 2 0 0 28 5 0 .250 .344 .556 .323 15.7 0.6 1.7
Career369141812621973146814656051343911552153124.249.327.479.28459.9-6.95.4

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 DUN A+ 52 220 .302 .259 .324 .373 .253 .382 106 9.8 6.3 -2.3 -3.4 -0.2 13.6 1.0 13.6 1.0
2009 BLJ Rk 7 25 .314 .238 .314 .361 .239 .375 96 1.5 0.8 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2010 NHP AA 130 573 .301 .260 .338 .400 .260 .331 107 25 16.5 -5.6 -0.6 -0.0 35.9 3.6 35.9 3.6
2011 TOR MLB 95 394 .263 .257 .315 .405 .260 .313 108 1.1 10.6 -3.5 -3.0 4.5 12.7 1.0 12.7 1.0
2011 LVG AAA 53 241 .319 .289 .358 .454 .265 .406 114 16.8 7.5 -2 -2.8 0.7 23.0 1.9 23.0 1.9
2012 SEA MLB 40 130 .277 .248 .310 .408 .259 .300 92 2.2 3.6 -1.3 -0.7 -0.3 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2012 TOR MLB 46 160 .225 .248 .312 .396 .258 .308 105 -5.6 4.4 -1 0.3 0.0 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2012 LVG AAA 54 231 .303 .281 .343 .428 .264 .383 107 11.3 6.9 -2.7 1.2 -1.3 14.2 1.5 14.2 1.5
2013 NOR AAA 36 149 .242 .251 .319 .374 .247 .310 98 -2.8 4.2 -1.7 -0.1 -0.8 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2013 TAC AAA 57 249 .292 .278 .350 .430 .276 .383 97 8.6 7.1 -3 -3.0 -0.7 12.0 0.9 12.0 0.9
2013 ORI Rk 5 22 .381 .249 .334 .347 .255 .400 95 3 0.7 -0.3 0.7 0.2 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2017 MIL MLB 138 551 .304 .253 .321 .421 .265 .309 95 25.3 16.1 -9.1 -4.1 -2.7 29.5 2.6 29.5 2.6
2018 MIL MLB 50 183 .323 .246 .319 .397 .263 .287 93 11.6 5.1 -2.4 0.6 1.4 15.7 1.7 15.7 1.7
2018 CSP AAA 4 15 .398 .264 .327 .383 .255 .385 93 2.3 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 BLJ Rk 25 4 6 3 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 .314 2.0 -0.2 0.2
2009 DUN A+ 220 33 61 15 5 3 38 21 40 1 1 .313 .388 .487 .174 .302 13.6 -3.4 1.0
2010 NHP AA 573 95 143 25 6 27 104 50 121 8 5 .288 .373 .526 .238 .301 35.9 -0.6 3.6
2011 LVG AAA 241 38 74 25 4 7 45 23 41 5 2 .352 .423 .610 .257 .319 23.0 -2.8 1.9
2011 TOR MLB 394 58 95 24 5 12 37 23 88 2 1 .262 .313 .456 .193 .263 12.7 -3.0 1.0
2012 SEA MLB 130 10 27 5 2 6 14 6 47 1 0 .220 .256 .439 .220 .277 4.2 -0.7 0.4
2012 LVG AAA 231 31 65 15 3 6 32 26 42 1 1 .330 .407 .528 .198 .303 14.2 1.2 1.5
2012 TOR MLB 160 17 36 7 1 3 11 9 40 0 1 .243 .287 .365 .122 .225 -2.2 0.3 -0.2
2013 NOR AAA 149 17 34 5 0 3 13 11 33 3 1 .252 .315 .356 .104 .242 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1
2013 ORI Rk 22 4 6 1 0 0 3 4 1 2 0 .375 .545 .438 .062 .381 3.6 0.7 0.4
2013 TAC AAA 249 32 64 15 2 7 33 29 62 3 1 .295 .382 .479 .184 .292 12.0 -3.0 0.9
2017 MIL MLB 551 83 116 26 4 31 63 75 163 4 2 .247 .359 .518 .271 .304 29.5 -4.1 2.6
2018 CSP AAA 15 3 6 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 .429 .467 .643 .214 .398 2.7 -0.1 0.3
2018 MIL MLB 183 29 40 6 2 13 28 21 53 5 0 .250 .344 .556 .306 .323 15.7 0.6 1.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 1418 0.4753 0.5035 0.7535 0.6751 0.3481 0.8549 0.5753 0.2465 555 0.005434
2012 1133 0.4810 0.4907 0.7104 0.6495 0.3435 0.8023 0.5495 0.2896 459 0.008229
2017 2342 0.4611 0.4287 0.6843 0.6167 0.2678 0.7778 0.5000 0.3157 0 0.000000
2018 726 0.4890 0.4669 0.7021 0.6423 0.2992 0.8114 0.4775 0.2979 0 0.000000
Career56190.47230.4650.70930.64140.30740.80650.52610.2907232.61030.003

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
2012-03-21 2012-03-22 Camp 1 0 - Cramp - -
2011-09-03 2011-09-03 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2009-07-02 2009-08-27 Minors 56 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-05-11 2009-06-10 Minors 30 0 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 MIL $1,000,000
2019 MIL $6,000,000
2018 MIL $5,000,000
2017 MIL $4,000,000
2013 SEA $
2012 TOR $485,900
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$4,485,900
2018Current$5,000,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$9,485,900
2 yrFuture$7,000,000
5 yrTotal$16,485,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 63 dSosnick Cobbe & Karon3 years/$16M (2017-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 3 years/$16M (2017-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 11/29/16. 17:$4M, 18:$5M, 19:$6M, 20:$7.5M club option ($1M buyout). May earn additional $0.5M annually in performance bonuses. Assignment bonus if traded. Player may not be optioned or assigned without his permission. Milwaukee may not tender a contract to Thames and must release him at contract's end.
  • 2016: NC Dinos of Korea.
  • 2015: NC Dinos of Korea.
  • 2014. Signed to play for NC Dinos of Korea Professional Baseball League 12/13.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Seattle 3/13. Acquired by Baltimore in trade 6/30/13 after being DFA by Seattle 6/22/13. Claimed by Houston off waivers 9/5/13 after being DFA by Baltimore 9/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4859M (2012). Re-signed by Toronto 3/12. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Toronto 7/31/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Toronto 5/17/11.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2008 (7-219) (Pepperdine). $0.15M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Otani for Eric Thames straight up in an OBP Dynatsy league/ Otani is clearly my best trade chip, so I want to get something good, but I'm nervous this is just a hot start. What do you think?
(Alberto Tirado from Queens)
I mean hell. Otani is doing nothing for you right now and we don't know when he's coming over. I'd still exercise caution and Thames is already over 30 so you better be competing on a championship level to consider this. I'd like to know more about Eric Thames when he isn't facing Cincinnati pitching (he's still been great, but 8 of 11 homers against Cincy) (Craig Goldstein)
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Feelings on Eric Thames vs Tommy Joseph?
(ryangong from Vancouver BC)
Both solid values in really nice home parks. I think I'd lean Thames very slightly, but it's close. (Bret Sayre)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like Byung-ho Park has 70+ raw power, but there understandably remains uncertainty about his ability to adjust and make contact in the show. He was near-top or really good in the KBO in walk rate, strikeout rate, and ISO (but so was Eric Thames). 20HR seems like a good baseline, but is 30 HRs too much to dream on?
(Jimmy from Texas)
That's a great question. I really don't know if it's fair to answer that question. From what I've seen, I think 20-25 is pretty likely if he hits enough to play everyday. The difference in pitching in the MLB and the KBO is just so different in terms of quality/need to make adjustments, though. I think we'll get a better idea in Spring Training. Sorry to answer your question with a non-answer. (Christopher Crawford)
2012-04-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)How long would you give Eric Thames in the Blue Jays outfield before considering a change? He is already being benched in favour of Rajai Davis/Ben Francisco vs. LHP and his power has yet to show up vs. RHP. Blue Jays fans should know that AA is pretty committed to giving Eric Thames a fair chance to keep the LF job. However, if his current offensive production is determined to be roughly in the neighbourhood of his ceiling and his defence remains painful to watch, how long will it be until they give the major league at-bats to Snider who has offensive upside for days and can actually play above average D in LF. He's not going to learn to hit breaking balls in the thin air of Vegas, so the choice for me is obvious. I'd honestly only give him 3 more weeks, but I'm admittedly partial to Snider. What do you think is a reasonable sample size to allow AA to show players he didn't mess with Thames and gave him the fair shot that he was promised?
(Mike Fuji from Ottawa, ON)
You wrote so much I had to answer it.

I think it depends on what AA thinks. I know that's a terrible answer, but with this kind of sample size I think you have to fall back on scouting. Can he hack it at this level? I don't know. The other thing is that the Jays are tied for first place. Are they going to try to stay there? If so they might need to get some offense at the position. If they're going to play for next year then maybe you try to give the young guy some ABs and hope he gets it. That's probably what I'd do. (Matthew Kory)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)My #4 OF is Dexter Fowler. Considering swapping him out for the following waiver wire options. H2H league, speed not as valuable, keeper value irrelevant. Jordan Schafer, Juan Rivera, josh reddick, Alex Presley, Dayan viciedo, or Eric Thames. Thoughts?
(NJTomatoes from Oregon)
Yeah, if speed is devalued, I like Viciedo's power potential, Thames should post a solid average with a little power, Presley could hit for a good average and score runs leading off. (Derek Carty)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Snider or Eric Thames in LF for the Jays? between the two who has a bigger bat this season? avg. and power wise.
(CheeCheesh(Starsky) from Canada)
I like Thames better, simply because I don't have a good answer for what happened to Snider this past year, and anyone I've tried to talk to who might be close to the situation has been tight-lipped about it. I like Thames's bat anyway, though, and as long as he gets some ABs, he's a great AL-only pick. And if he's playing full-time, he's deep-mixed-worthy too. That said, Snider has bigger power upside. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any "sophomores" you like to break out this season
(moehk21 from NYC)
I like Ben Revere, Eric Thames, Lucas Duda, Cory Luebke, Danny Duffy, Henderson Alvarez all to various degrees. (Derek Carty)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Thames or Coco Crisp--who's more productive the rest of the season? I'm especially worried about TOR sitting Thames against LHP.
(Rob H from Ontario)
Thames also got hurt today as he rolled his ankle. LHP has been a problem for him but the power is very real and he may have been the most impressive thing I saw in the Grapefruit League this season. Crisp is always an injury risk. (Jason Collette)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think is Eric Thames' upside as a major leaguer?
(Ryan from Winnipeg)
Solid every day corner outfielder. I'm a fan. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Every year as a youngster/teenager, I'd pick a hitter and a pitcher for the Jays on whom the season rested: not the stars (expected) or scrubs (no hope). Who are those guys for this year? I'm thinking Snider and Drabek, but JPA and Frank Frank work, too.
(JT from Michigan)
The player I'm most rooting for on the Jays is Eric Thames. Drabek will be solid-I have little doubt. (Tommy Bennett)


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