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Eric Thames

#7 | 1B
Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers
Eric Thames
Name: Eric A. Thames
Born: Nov 10, 1986 in San Jose, Calif. USA
High School: Bellarmine Prep, San Jose
College: Pepperdine
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
201860.250.357.6507
Career1,162.249.326.47859
Drafted in the 7th round (219th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008 (signed for $150,000)
A lefthanded hitter and thrower, Thames' outstanding 2008 season at Pepperdine has drawn substantial attention from scouts. He was hitting .407 with 13 homers and 59 RBIs when he went down in late May with what scouts described as a hip flexor injury, though Pepperdine describes it as an upper-leg injury. An unsigned 39th-round pick of the Yankees in 2007, Thames has improved his stock considerably, improving his body over the years. He's now a solidly built, muscular 6-foot, 205-pounder who physically resembles former White Sox outfielder Warren Newson. Thames' primary tool is his bat, as he's strong enough to hit effectively from an open, spread stance. Occasionally, Thames will drift into a habit of trying to lift, pull and jerk everything. He often over swings and whiffs on offspeed stuff, and is much more effective when he cuts down on his swing and attempts to use the entire field. In the outfield, Thames is an acceptable, average defensive left fielder, with acceptable speed and range. He has played some center field but profiles better defensively in left. His inconsistent and fringy arm strength also fits better in left. As a pro, Thames profiles as a potentially heavy-hitting left fielder with average to slightly below-average non-hitting tools.
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