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Jim Thome

44-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 250   DOB: 8/27/1970   BORN: Peoria, IL   COLLEGE: Illinois Central   DRAFTED: 13th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jim Thome Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.25-million deal with the Phillies in November 2011.

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Thome has not yet retired, but he has joined the White Sox's front office as an assistant to the general manager, Chuck Garfien of Comcast Sports Net reports.

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Jim Thome 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
2005 34 MAJ PHI 59 242 193 26 40 14 7 0 7 30 0 0 45 59 0 2 2 .207 .360 .352 .712
2006 35 MAJ CHA 143 610 490 108 141 68 26 0 42 109 0 0 107 147 0 7 6 .288 .416 .598 1.014
2007 36 AAA CHA 5 20 14 2 3 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 6 3 0 0 0 .214 .450 .286 .736
2007 36 MAJ CHA 130 536 432 79 119 54 19 0 35 96 0 1 95 134 0 3 6 .275 .410 .563 .973
2008 37 MAJ CHA 149 602 503 93 123 62 28 0 34 90 1 0 91 147 0 4 4 .245 .362 .503 .865
2009 38 MAJ CHA 107 417 345 55 86 38 15 0 23 74 0 0 69 116 0 3 0 .249 .372 .493 .864
2009 38 MAJ LAD 17 17 17 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .235 .235 .235 .471
2009  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CHA/LAD 124 434 362 55 90 38 15 0 23 77 0 0 69 123 0 3 0 .249 .366 .481 .847
2010 39 MAJ MIN 108 340 276 48 78 43 16 2 25 59 0 0 60 82 0 2 2 .283 .412 .627 1.039
2011 40 MAJ MIN 71 242 206 21 50 24 12 0 12 40 0 0 35 69 0 1 0 .243 .351 .476 .827
2011 40 MAJ CLE 22 82 71 11 21 7 4 0 3 10 0 0 11 23 0 0 0 .296 .390 .479 .869
2011  (Multiple Teams) 40 MAJ MIN/CLE 93 324 277 32 71 31 16 0 15 50 0 0 46 92 0 1 0 .256 .361 .477 .838
2012 41 A+ CLE 3 13 10 3 5 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .500 .615 .700 1.315
2012 41 MAJ PHI 30 71 62 9 15 7 2 0 5 15 0 0 8 21 0 0 1 .242 .338 .516 .854
2012 41 MAJ BAL 28 115 101 8 26 8 5 0 3 10 0 0 14 40 0 0 0 .257 .348 .396 .744
2012  (Multiple Teams) 41 MAJ PHI/BAL 58 186 163 17 41 15 7 0 8 25 0 0 22 61 0 0 1 .252 .344 .442 .786
3-Year Averages     75 254 220 24 56 22 11 0 11 37 0 0 34 76 0 0 0 .255 .354 .455 .809
Career  (View All)     2543 10,313 8,422 1,583 2,328 1,089 451 26 612 1,699 19 20 1,747 2,548 1 74 69 .276 .406 .554 .960

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Jim Thome: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 4 36
2011 1 78
2010 78
2009 99

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Jim Thome Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012283350.179.500.733

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012135145200.267.430.795

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012584260.241.379.732

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012105136190.257.476.815
Jim Thome Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 34 MAJ PHI 242 193 18.6% 24.4% 0.76 69% .260 .145
2006 35 MAJ CHA 610 490 17.5% 24.1% 0.73 70% .329 .310
2007 36 AAA CHA 20 14 30% 15% 2.00 79% .273 .072
2007 36 MAJ CHA 536 432 17.7% 25% 0.71 69% .319 .288
2008 37 MAJ CHA 602 503 15.1% 24.4% 0.62 71% .276 .258
2009 38 MAJ CHA 417 345 16.5% 27.8% 0.59 66% .306 .244
2009 38 MAJ LAD 17 17 0% 41.2% 0.00 59% .400 .000
2009  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CHA/LAD 434 362 15.9% 28.3% 0.56 66% .310 .232
2010 39 MAJ MIN 340 276 17.6% 24.1% 0.73 70% .314 .344
2011 40 MAJ MIN 242 206 14.5% 28.5% 0.51 67% .304 .233
2011 40 MAJ CLE 82 71 13.4% 28% 0.48 68% .400 .183
2011  (Multiple Teams) 40 MAJ MIN/CLE 324 277 14.2% 28.4% 0.50 67% .329 .221
2012 41 A+ CLE 13 10 23.1% 15.4% 1.50 80% .625 .200
2012 41 MAJ PHI 71 62 11.3% 29.6% 0.38 66% .278 .274
2012 41 MAJ BAL 115 101 12.2% 34.8% 0.35 60% .397 .139
2012  (Multiple Teams) 41 MAJ PHI/BAL 186 163 11.8% 32.8% 0.36 63% .351 .190
3-Year Averages     254 220 13.4% 29.9% 0.45 65% .338 .200
Career     10,313 8,422 16.9% 24.7% 0.69 70% .326 .278

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Jim Thome: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thome has been working out in Arizona and still hopes to play this season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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The Twins had discussions with Thome about a month ago about a contract, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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It's a "possibility" that Thome could be pursued by the Indians, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Thome has not been contacted by the Orioles during the offseason, according to MASN Sports.

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Thome filed for free agency Monday, MASN Sports reports.

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Thome is not in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the ALDS, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Thome is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Thome (neck) was activated from the disabled list Friday, the Orioles' official Twitter page reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jim Thome.

2013

Thome came off the bench for the Phillies and spent some time as the DH after a trade to the Orioles. The question now is whether Thome will retire or try to extend his career for another year. Thome's strikeout percentage increased to 32.8 percent, the highest of his career and he drove the ball into the ground with a 2.55 GB/FB ratio. He is 42 years old, but the Orioles appeared to be interested in bringing him back. Obviously, Thome is no longer the prolific power threat he once was and any team would be hard pressed to guarantee him consistent at-bats.

2012

Thome showed there's still some gas left in the tank, hitting .256/.361/.479 with 15 homers in 93 games for the Twins and Indians. He likely turned down a chance at more playing time in a DH role by inking a deal with the Phillies. It should be noted that he did make a token appearance at third base in his time with the Indians which could qualify him there in some formats for the upcoming season, but most of his usage in Philadelphia will come as a pinch-hitter unless he shows signs of being capable of handling occasional duty at first base during spring training.

2011

Thome entered last season appearing to be winding down his career in a pinch-hitting and reserve role with the Twins, but ended up becoming the primary DH and put up one of his best seasons on a per at-bat basis. Thome turned 40 last season, but showed little decline in his skill set as he still drew walks at an outstanding rate and had enormous power (including several of the longest home runs hit at Target Field). He is limited by his age in that he requires frequent rest for his oft-injured back, and the Twins didn't dare use him in the field. Even though he'll turn 41, he should be productive in a platoon role at DH this season again with Minnesota.

2010

At 39, Thome isn't quite washed up, but he's certainly nearing the end of the line. Thome batted .249/.372/.493 with 23 homers in 345 at-bats for the White Sox, so he's not quite done, even if later in the season his time in Los Angeles was limited to a handful of pinch-hit appearances after he was traded. He signed with the Twins to become a pinch hitter and backup DH, but he could easily move into a platoon with Delmon Young (with Jason Kubel moving to RF). If he works his way regularly into the lineup, it wouldn't be a surprise to see another 25-30 homers, but with a low batting average.

2009

There has to be someone out there who won their league because Jim Thome stole his first base since 2002. Even with that bonus, it was an off year, as he was missing 15 singles and a handful of walks. This is the decline phase, and while Thome will still be productive, be aware that he's a better bet to hit .220 than .280.

2008

Thome missed 24 games with back and rib injuries but still managed 35 homers and 96 RBI. Healthy for the most part in the second half, Thome responded with a .273 average and 21 homers after the All-Star break. His balky back is going to need constant attention but the White Sox have one of the better medical staffs around. He continues to mash righties and his home park certainly helps him out and he'll return as the team's primary DH again this year.

2007

The move to designated hitter was supposed to keep Thome healthy. He suffered through hamstring, groin, wrist and quad injuries throughout last season, missing 20 days total. When he was healthy, he was a monster, hitting 42 home runs, driving in and scoring over 100 runs for the eighth time in his career and landing in the All-Star game for the fifth time. He has two seasons left on his contract and, if he can fight off the little injuries, should maintain his high rate of return.

2006

Thome came to the end of his Phillies career a lot sooner than people anticipated. His chronically sore back gave him problems early, and when he returned he didn't seem to have his timing or bat speed back. No matter - his season ended at the end of June with a sore elbow, which he had surgery on in August. He'll now DH for the White Sox, which could reduce his injury risk and return him to his 40-home run form.

2005

The big first baseman had another very good year for the Phillies, further justifying their big investment in him. Thome tied for fifth in the NL in HR, for 12th in RBI and ranked eighth in walks. He hit 15 of his homers in June and bagged the Player of the Month award. Thome's numbers against lefthanders (.239) are a cause for concern and he didn't thrive (.243) in Citizens Bank Park. Thome was slowed in September by a bruised chest he sustained in a collision, but that isn't a concern for 2005.

2004

Thome finished fourth in the National League MVP balloting in 2003 and led the National League in homers with 47 homers, one shy of the franchise record. Thome did see his batting average, OBP and slugging percentage drop, so there's some concern about a decline. We'll see how the new ballpark plays for Thome - it's supposed to favor left-handed power hitters.

2003

The Phillies spent lavishly in the off-season and Thome was their biggest purchase. He's averaged 46 homers and 116 RBI the last three seasons. He had some back problems last season, but was able to play through the pain. Thome will bat cleanup and should see plenty of RBI opportunities with Bobby Abreu hitting third and Jimmy Rollins leading off. More importantly, Pat Burrell hitting fifth will offer ample protection for Thome.