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Eric Thomas, rhp

School: U. of South Alabama. Class: Jr.
Hometown: Orange, Mass.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-8 Wt.: 225 Birthdate: 3/24/81
Previously Drafted: Tigers '01 (11th round)
Scouting Report: Thomas spent his first two college seasons at Division II New Haven (Conn.), where he worked three innings, and Briarcliffe (N.Y.) JC, where he was drafted in the 11th round by the Tigers after reaching 93 mph. At 6-foot-9, he's able to throw on a downward plane that's tough on hitters. He looked like a possible first-round pick early this year when he came out throwing 96 mph and showing a late-breaking curveball, but he came down with shoulder tendinitis and was sidelined for eight weeks. He has been given a clean bill of healthy by Dr. James Andrews, who examined him and found no structural damage. But Thomas hasn't thrown as well since returning, and while he's intriguing, some scouts question his secondary stuff and his ability to move quickly through the minors.

2002 Statistics

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

2

3

5.13

10

0

33

24

20

31

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