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Eric Thames

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Milwaukee Brewers

2018 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

13

RBI

28

R

29

SB

5

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

No one really knew what to expect in Thames' first year in the big leagues since 2012, but he wasted little time showing what he was capable of, hitting 11 long balls in the season's first month. The ...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring     EST. RETURN:  7/24/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 197   DOB: 11/10/1986
DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Thames Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Brewers in November of 2016. Contract includes a fourth-year team option for the 2020 season.

July 14, 2018  –  Eric Thames News

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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
2014 27 A KBO 125 514 443 95 152 73 30 6 37 121 11 2 58 99 0 6 7 .343 .422 .688 1.110
2015 28 A KBO 142 595 472 130 180 94 42 5 47 140 40 8 103 91 0 7 13 .381 .497 .790 1.287
2016 29 A KBO 123 529 436 118 140 73 30 3 40 121 13 4 74 103 0 7 12 .321 .427 .679 1.106
2017 30 MAJ MIL 138 551 469 83 116 61 26 4 31 63 4 2 75 163 0 0 7 .247 .359 .518 .877
2018 31 AAA COL 4 15 14 3 6 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .429 .467 .643 1.110
2018 31 MAJ MIL 50 183 160 29 40 21 6 2 13 28 5 0 21 53 0 0 2 .250 .344 .556 .900
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3-Year Averages     138 551 469 83 116 61 26 4 31 63 4 2 75 163 0 0 7 .247 .359 .518 .877
Career  (View All)     369 1,418 1,262 197 314 147 68 14 65 153 12 4 134 391 2 5 15 .249 .327 .479 .806

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Eric Thames Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 @Pit Did not play.
Jul. 14 @Pit Did not play.
Jul. 14 @Pit Did not play.
Jul. 13 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .344 .556 .900
Jul. 12 @Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .346 .560 .906
Jul. 11 @Mia 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .350 .571 .921
Jul. 10 @Mia 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .345 .573 .918
Jul. 9 @Mia 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .343 .572 .915
Jul. 8 Atl 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .346 .567 .913
Jul. 7 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .342 .543 .885
Jul. 6 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .344 .551 .895
Jul. 5 Atl Did not play.
Jul. 4 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .346 .561 .907
Jul. 3 Min 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .349 .574 .923
Jul. 2 Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .338 .548 .886
Jul. 1 @Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .329 .549 .878
Jun. 30 @Cin 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .331 .563 .894
Jun. 29 @Cin 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .233 .321 .543 .864
Jun. 28 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .325 .559 .884
Jun. 27 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .328 .542 .870
Jun. 26 KC 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .552 .885
Jun. 24 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .330 .550 .880
Jun. 23 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .324 .557 .881
Jun. 22 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .226 .327 .570 .897
Jun. 21 StL 5 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .330 .589 .919
Jun. 19 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .327 .576 .903
Jun. 18 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .340 .605 .945
Jun. 17 Phi 4 2 2 0 0 2 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .244 .344 .628 .972
Jun. 16 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .321 .554 .875
Jun. 15 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .338 .586 .924
Last 7 Games 15 5 4 2 0 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .353 .400 .753
Last 14 Games 34 9 10 2 1 2 4 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .588 .956
Last 30 Games 91 17 23 3 2 6 15 11 33 3 0 2 0 1 .253 .346 .527 .873

Eric Thames: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 22 22 8 18
2017 108 29 25 5 2
2012 79 44 35 2
2011 79 52 27 13

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Eric Thames: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 2 2

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Eric Thames Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018201131.200.450.723
201799136111.182.394.664

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181402812254.257.571.925
20173707025523.265.551.933

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201891159213.297.6481.027
20172324320383.246.547.920

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20186914472.188.435.735
20172374011251.249.489.835
Eric Thames vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .353 .143
2009 22 A DUN 217 195 9.7% 18.4% 0.53 79% .379 .174
2010 23 AA NEW 573 496 8.9% 21.1% 0.42 76% .327 .238
2011 24 AAA LAS 241 210 9.5% 17% 0.56 80% .406 .258
2011 24 MAJ TOR 394 362 5.8% 22.3% 0.26 76% .313 .194
2012 25 AAA LAS 231 197 11.3% 18.2% 0.62 79% .383 .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% .308 .122
2012  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ SEA/TOR 290 271 5.2% 30% 0.17 68% .305 .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% .310 .104
2013 26 AAA TAC 249 217 11.6% 24.9% 0.47 71% .383 .184
2014 27 A KBO 514 443 11.3% 19.3% 0.59 78% .367 .345
2015 28 A KBO 595 472 17.3% 15.3% 1.13 81% .390 .409
2016 29 A KBO 529 436 14% 19.5% 0.72 76% .333 .358
2017 30 MAJ MIL 551 469 13.6% 29.6% 0.46 65% .309 .271
2018 31 AAA COL 15 14 6.7% 0% 0.00 100% .385 .214
2018 31 MAJ MIL 183 160 11.5% 29% 0.40 67% .287 .306
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3-Year Averages     551 469 13.6% 29.6% 0.46 65% .309 .271
Career     1,418 1,262 9.4% 27.6% 0.34 69% .307 .230

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Eric Thames Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 857.3 -5 29 -4 0 -2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2018 174 -1 - 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 142.3 -4 - -3 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 45 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 27.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 117 2 - 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Eric Thames    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
AVERAGE
11.5% BB Rate
GREAT
29.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.900 OPS
ELITE
.344 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.250 AVG
WEAK
.287 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.556 SLG
ELITE
.306 ISO
ELITE

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

Thames exited Friday's game against the Pirates in the third inning due to right hamstring tightness.

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Thames went 1-for-1 with a solo home run Sunday against the Braves.

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Thames is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.

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Thames went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Tuesday's 2-0 win against Minnesota.

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Thames went 1-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run in Saturday's 12-3 loss to the Reds.

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Thames went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Thursday against the Reds.

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Thames is out of the lineup against Kansas City on Wednesday.

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Thames went 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Cardinals.

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Thames went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in Sunday's 10-9 loss to Milwaukee.

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Thames is not in the lineup Friday against the Phillies.

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Thames is out of the lineup versus the Cubs on Wednesday.

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Thames will hit leadoff in Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

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Thames (thumb) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Monday.

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Thames (thumb) will play his final rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday and could be activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of the Brewers' series opener Monday against the Cubs, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Thames is returning from a three-year stint with the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) to play for the Brewers. Thames posted video game numbers in Korea, particularly in 2015 when he slashed .381/.497/.790, with 47 home runs and 40 steals. He fell back to earth somewhat in 2016, but still posted a .317/.425/.676 line with 40 homers. Thames did have a sharp platoon split, however. The lefty hitting Thames did most of his damage in 2016 against righties, torching them for a .360 average and 28 home runs in 247 at-bats. The recent history of players transitioning from the KBO to MLB has been a mixed bag (Jung Ho Kang and Byungho Park), but Thames appears to be more confident and aggressive at the plate than he was during his previous time in MLB (where he had a career .727 OPS). He's set to play first base for the Brewers, but he could sit against some left-handed pitching.

2014

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, and he possesses good on-base skills and decent power, but his success in the minors has not translated over a full season at the major league level thus far. Thames will look to sort things out in Korea after signing a deal with NC Dinos in December.

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.