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Clete Thomas

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Clete Thomas
Name: Michael Clete Thomas
Born: Nov 14, 1983 in Jacksonville, Fla. USA
High School: Mosley HS, Lynn Haven, Fla.
College: Auburn
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 6th round (180th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2005 (signed for $150,000)
Thomas was a premium draft pick out of high school along with current Auburn teammate Josh Bell, and both will probably go in the same range or slightly better as college juniors. Neither has improved dramatically in college, distressing for scouts who see plus tools in both players. Thomas' tools fit a center-field profile, but he plays right field for the Tigers, and scouts aren't sure if he has the instincts for center. He lacks the power for right, and in attempting to hit for more power this spring, he's become a dead-pull, guess hitter, leading to more homers (seven, after hitting six in his first two seasons combined) and more strikeouts (55 in just 209 at-bats). Thomas is an above-average runner and good basestealer with a strong throwing arm, but his production has not matched his tools.
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