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Eric Thames

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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Thames was claimed off waivers by the Astros in September, but he never saw the field as the club stuck with their younger outfielders down the stretch. Thames is still pretty young himself at age 27,...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 11/10/1986   BORN: Santa Clara, CA   COLLEGE: Pepperdine   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Thames Contract Information:

Signed a contract with NC Dinos of the Korean Professional Baseball League in December of 2013.

December 7, 2013  –  Eric Thames News

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Thames has signed a contract with NC Dinos of the Korean Professional Baseball League, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Eric Thames Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 22 R GCL 7 25 21 4 6 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 1 0 .286 .360 .429 .789
2009 22 A DUN 52 217 195 33 61 23 15 5 3 38 1 1 21 40 0 1 0 .313 .386 .487 .873
2010 23 AA NEW 130 573 496 95 143 58 25 6 27 104 8 5 51 121 2 7 17 .288 .370 .526 .896
2011 24 AAA LAS 53 241 210 38 74 36 25 4 7 45 5 2 23 41 0 3 5 .352 .423 .610 1.033
2011 24 MAJ TOR 95 394 362 58 95 41 24 5 12 37 2 1 23 88 1 3 5 .262 .313 .456 .769
2012 25 AAA LAS 54 231 197 31 65 24 15 3 6 32 1 1 26 42 0 5 3 .330 .407 .528 .935
2012 25 MAJ SEA 40 130 123 10 27 13 5 2 6 14 1 0 6 47 1 0 0 .220 .256 .439 .695
2012 25 MAJ TOR 46 160 148 17 36 11 7 1 3 11 0 1 9 40 0 2 1 .243 .288 .365 .653
2012  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ SEA/TOR 86 290 271 27 63 24 12 3 9 25 1 1 15 87 1 2 1 .232 .273 .399 .672
2013 26 R GUL 5 22 16 4 6 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 4 1 0 0 2 .375 .545 .438 .983
2013 26 AAA NOR 36 149 135 17 34 8 5 0 3 13 3 1 11 33 0 1 2 .252 .315 .356 .671
2013 26 AAA TAC 57 249 217 32 64 24 15 2 7 33 3 1 29 62 0 1 2 .295 .382 .479 .861
3-Year Averages     90 341 316 42 79 32 18 4 10 31 1 1 19 87 1 2 3 .250 .297 .427 .724

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Eric Thames: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 79 44 35 2
2011 79 52 27 13

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Eric Thames Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012525120.212.346.627

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012219228231.237.411.683

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012123176160.293.537.885

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201214810391.182.284.492
Eric Thames Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 22 R GCL 25 21 12% 20% 0.60 76% .375 .143
2009 22 A DUN 217 195 9.7% 18.4% 0.53 79% .382 .174
2010 23 AA NEW 573 496 8.9% 21.1% 0.42 76% .333 .238
2011 24 AAA LAS 241 210 9.5% 17% 0.56 80% .414 .258
2011 24 MAJ TOR 394 362 5.8% 22.3% 0.26 76% .317 .194
2012 25 AAA LAS 231 197 11.3% 18.2% 0.62 79% .396 .198
2012 25 MAJ SEA 130 123 4.6% 36.2% 0.13 62% .300 .219
2012 25 MAJ TOR 160 148 5.6% 25% 0.23 73% .314 .122
2012  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ SEA/TOR 290 271 5.2% 30% 0.17 68% .309 .167
2013 26 R GUL 22 16 18.2% 4.5% 4.00 94% .400 .063
2013 26 AAA NOR 149 135 7.4% 22.1% 0.33 76% .313 .104
2013 26 AAA TAC 249 217 11.6% 24.9% 0.47 71% .385 .184
3-Year Averages     341 316 5.6% 25.5% 0.22 72% .315 .177

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Eric Thames: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thames was claimed off waivers by the Astros on Thursday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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The Orioles designated Thames for assignment Sunday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Thames (hand) was activated from the minor league DL on Saturday and will join his teammates at Triple-A Norfolk, MASN reports.

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Thames (hand) was traded to the Orioles on Sunday for infielder Ty Kelly. He was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

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Thames (hand) was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Saturday.

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Thames broke his hand during a game with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Thames was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.

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Thames is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Thames was responsible for all the Seattle offense Monday, connecting on a solo home run in the eighth inning.

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Thames tripled and hit a solo homer Monday, his second in 17 games since joining the Mariners.

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Thames went 2-for-4 with a double in the Mariners' 1-0 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

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2013

Thames came to Seattle from Toronto at the trade deadline and thrived at Safeco Field, posting a 1.044 OPS at home (58 AB) compared to .380 on the road (65 AB). Statistical anomaly in limited at-bats? Probably. More important is his lefty/righty split, which suggests a platoon future. It's a route the Mariners might have considered this season, but signing Raul Ibanez all but guarantees Thames won't be with the big-league club when camp breaks. Ultimately, Thames needs to improve his contract rate (.73 with Toronto, .63 with Seattle) for more consistency at the plate.

2012

Thames got his well earned shot in May after a hot start at Triple-A Las Vegas and was up for good by June and seeing regular playing time. He hit 12 homers but struggled at times with the strike zone (88 strikeouts in 394 plate appearances) in his first exposure to the majors. His struggles against southpaws (.209 average, .637 OPS in 91 plate appearances) point to a platoon situation, potentially with Rajai Davis, as he tries to work his way into the picture in left field.

2011

Thames enjoyed a breakout season at Double-A New Hampshire last year, hitting .286 with 27 homers in 130 games. He struggled against southpaws (.773 OPS) but handled righties well enough (.943 OPS) to warrant consideration as a nifty platoon mate down the road. He'll first need to prove that last year was no fluke after dealing with some injuries in the previous two seasons but bears watching.