• Full name Lane Michael Thomas
  • Born 08/23/1995 in Knoxville, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 198 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Bearden
  • Debut 04/17/2019
  • Drafted in the 5th round (144th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014 (signed for $750,000).
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    The high school talent is down in Tennessee this year, with Thomas, who played for USA Baseball's gold medal-winning 18-and-under national team last summer, as a notable exception. Thomas, whose father Mike is a professional drag racer, is a good athlete with a strong build and well-rounded skill set, a plus runner under way with a chance to be a legitimate center fielder. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Thomas has a quick stroke and the ability to create lots of hard contact, and he could develop average power. He drives the ball primarily to the pull side. Although he has rarely played shortstop this spring, he takes plenty of ground balls and some teams think his skill set plays better in the dirt with his above-average arm and athleticism. Scouts have split views on him depending up on how they view his defensive profile and bat. Some teams value him as high as the third round, while others think he is likely to reach campus at Tennessee.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019

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