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Marcus Thames

37-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Marcus Thames in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 3/6/1977   BORN: Louisville, MS   COLLEGE: East Central (MS) JC   DRAFTED: 30th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Marcus Thames Contract Information:

Agreed to a deal with the Dodgers in January 2011.

January 15, 2013  –  Marcus Thames News

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Marcus 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
2004 27 AAA TOL 64 274 234 57 77 46 21 1 24 59 4 1 33 40 1 4 2 .329 .410 .735 1.145
2005 28 AAA TOL 75 323 273 55 98 46 19 3 24 59 4 1 42 59 0 5 3 .359 .443 .714 1.157
2005 28 MAJ DET 38 118 107 11 21 9 2 0 7 16 0 0 9 38 0 1 1 .196 .263 .411 .674
2006 29 MAJ DET 110 390 348 61 89 48 20 2 26 60 1 1 37 92 0 1 4 .256 .333 .549 .882
2007 30 AAA TOL 2 8 8 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .750 1.125
2007 30 MAJ DET 86 284 269 37 65 33 15 0 18 54 2 1 13 72 0 1 1 .242 .278 .498 .776
2008 31 MAJ DET 103 342 316 50 76 37 12 0 25 56 0 3 24 95 0 2 0 .241 .292 .516 .808
2009 32 AAA TOL 12 54 49 6 12 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 5 14 0 0 0 .245 .315 .367 .682
2009 32 MAJ DET 87 294 258 33 65 25 11 1 13 36 0 2 29 72 0 6 1 .252 .323 .453 .777
2010 33 AAA SCR 4 15 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2010 33 MAJ NYY 82 237 212 22 61 19 7 0 12 33 0 0 19 61 0 3 3 .288 .350 .491 .841
2011 34 AAA ALB 6 19 17 3 3 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .176 .263 .588 .851
2011 34 MAJ LAD 36 70 66 4 13 4 1 1 2 7 0 0 4 16 0 0 0 .197 .243 .333 .576
3-Year Averages     36 70 66 4 13 4 1 1 2 7 0 0 4 16 0 0 0 .197 .243 .333 .576
Career  (View All)     640 2,016 1,826 256 450 202 83 4 115 301 3 9 160 509 0 16 14 .246 .310 .485 .795

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Marcus Thames: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 17 17 2
2010 1 32 25 8 38
2009 2 20 20 54

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Marcus Thames Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Marcus 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
2004 27 AAA TOL 274 234 12% 14.6% 0.83 83% .312 .406
2005 28 AAA TOL 323 273 13% 18.3% 0.71 78% .389 .355
2005 28 MAJ DET 118 107 7.6% 32.2% 0.24 64% .226 .215
2006 29 MAJ DET 390 348 9.5% 23.6% 0.40 74% .274 .293
2007 30 AAA TOL 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .333 .375
2007 30 MAJ DET 284 269 4.6% 25.4% 0.18 73% .263 .256
2008 31 MAJ DET 342 316 7% 27.8% 0.25 70% .260 .275
2009 32 AAA TOL 54 49 9.3% 25.9% 0.36 71% .303 .122
2009 32 MAJ DET 294 258 9.9% 24.5% 0.40 72% .301 .201
2010 33 AAA SCR 15 15 0% 6.7% 0.00 93% .214 .000
2010 33 MAJ NYY 237 212 8% 25.7% 0.31 71% .353 .203
2011 34 AAA ALB 19 17 10.5% 21.1% 0.50 76% .091 .412
2011 34 MAJ LAD 70 66 5.7% 22.9% 0.25 76% .229 .136
3-Year Averages     70 66 5.7% 22.9% 0.25 76% .229 .136
Career     2,016 1,826 7.9% 25.2% 0.31 72% .279 .239

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

Thames was signed to a minor-league contract by the Yankees on Friday, the New York Post reports.

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Thames has been released by the Dodgers after clearing waivers, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Thames has been designated for assignment, the Dodgers' official Twitter feed reports.

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Thames will sit for Sunday's game against the Angels, the Dodgers official site reports.

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Thames (quad) will start in left field and bat third for the Dodgers on Monday, the team's official Twitter feed reports.

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Thames (quad) is expected to come off the DL on Monday, Los Angeles Times reports.

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Thames (quad) was able to play six innings in the field Tuesday on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque, the Associated Press reports.

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Manager Don Mattingly said Thames will begin a rehab assignment Sunday, according to the Dodgers' official Twitter feed reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Marcus Thames.

2010

After a disappointing 2009 campaign, the Tigers decided not to bring Thames back for another season. He struggled down the stretch and finished the season with just 13 home runs, his lowest total since 2005. At 33, Thames still has a lot of power, but he�ll have a hard time finding much more than a platoon gig for an American League team in need of a designated hitter.

2009

Thames hit his 25 home runs in 316 at-bats last year, but 10 of those came in one month. He has a ton of power and is very streaky. The Tigers may consider dealing him this winter if they get a solid offer. Carlos Guillen moving to left field full time next season leaves Thames with less playing time to open the year. If he remains with Detroit it would be fair to expect about the same production again this season.

2008

The Tigers had Thames learn first base last season in an effort to get his bat into the lineup a bit more. He didn’t play as much as in 2006, but he still managed hit 18 home runs in 269 at-bats. Thames struggled to make contact so his batting average will always suffer, but he hit .310/.341/.586 against lefties last year. The Tigers may have an ideal platoon situation in left field, as Jacque Jones struggles mightily against southpaws.

2007

Thames showed some big-time power last season, hitting 26 homers in 348 at-bats with the Tigers. Manager Jim Leyland wants to find a way to get him at-bats this season and has suggested that the team consider giving Thames some time at first base. He's also a candidate to be traded and could wind up with a significant boost to his fantasy value if he goes to a team that would give him a starting job.

2006

Thames never received much of an opportunity last season despite crushing the ball at Triple-A Toledo all season. He's worthy of a reserve role in the majors and could get an opportunity to stick with the Tigers this season if the team doesn't bring in any free agent outfielders.

2005

Thames was very impressive in the limited action he saw last season, demonstrating notable athleticism and power (he hit a homer every 16.4 AB). While the Tigers starting outfield of Magglio Ordonez, Craig Monroe and Alex Sanchez is fairly set heading into spring training, Thames is worth picking up if one of those injury-prone players were to miss extensive time.

2004

A reserve outfield role is about all Thames can hope for, as his prospect star has rapidly faded.

2003

After a breakout season at Double-A Norwich in 2001, Thames fell apart at Triple-A Columbus last year, going .207/.297/.378 in 386 at-bats. Thames has the tools -- good power, a little bit of foot speed and a good arm -- but he'll need to get back on track in the minors before he gets a shot with the Yankees.