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Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas
Name: Anthony Darrell Thomas
Born: Jul 10, 1986 in New Orleans, La. USA
High School: Bloomingdale HS, Valrico, Fla.
College: Florida State
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
Career3,252.250.317.41984
Drafted in the 3rd round (97th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2007 (signed for $360,000)
Few players experienced such a drastic turnaround in such a short span as Thomas. He batted .240 and struck out 75 times in 2005, the second-most strikeouts in Division I, and piled up 66 more as a sophomore. This year, Thomas led the nation in hits (97) and doubles (28), ranked second in on-base percentage (.542) and third in average (.449). He had as many walks as strikeouts (36), and had gone from a non-prospect to a potential top 100 talent. He opened his stance, which has allowed him to see pitches a split-second earlier and says that has been the key to his improvement. His swing plane is flat and his up-the-middle approach isn't conducive for power, but he has bat speed and good barrel awareness. Thomas is a below-average defender with a below-average arm, though he's an average runner. Given his improvement at the plate, it's conceivable he plays his way into an adequate second baseman, which would enhance his value.
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