Eric Thames
1B | B/T: L/R | 5' 11" 235LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 7, #219, Toronto Blue Jays | Pepperdine
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 140 123 10 25 3 12 1 .203 .300 .317 .617
6 Seasons 2112 1868 286 451 96 235 18 .241 .325 .467 .792
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .203 3 12 1 .617
6 Seasons .241 96 235 18 .792

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2017 30 2342 306 34 11.1 6.2 88.2 112.0 12.8 36.3 .228 .456 .370 .343 .436 39.3 29.5 13.6
2018 31 1117 150 25 16.7 9 91.0 110.8 19.3 34.7 .208 .445 .330 .315 .452 43.3 34.9 10.4
2019 32 1881 258 23 8.9 5 90.9 110.5 19.0 36.0 .222 .429 .354 .324 .420 44.2 30.5 11.1
2020 33 580 81 5 6.2 3.6 88.7 105.8 14.6 35.8 .219 .379 .276 .305 .385 46.9 30.0 10.0
Player 5920 795 87 10.9 6.1 89.6 112.0 16.2 35.8 .221 .437 .348 .328 .429 42.4 30.9 11.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 39.2 29.7 26.1 4.9 37.3 35.9 26.8 6.5 24.5 26.5 23.9 6.9 11.1 6.2
2018 33.3 36.7 24.7 5.3 42.0 36.0 21.3 3.3 24.0 32.0 19.3 4.7 16.7 9.0
2019 33.7 35.3 24.0 7.0 41.1 38.4 20.5 1.6 21.7 31.0 25.2 8.9 8.9 5.0
2020 43.2 22.2 24.7 9.9 32.1 45.7 22.2 2.5 28.4 25.9 24.7 12.3 6.2 3.6
Player 36.7 32.1 25.0 6.2 38.9 37.7 23.3 3.9 23.9 28.9 23.5 7.7 10.9 6.1
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seamer -0.4 -1 178 30.7 44 .256 .462 .350 23.5 36.4 23.9 .265 .568 .384 73.9
2020 Curveball -1.8 -2 107 18.4 19 .167 .333 .237 30.0 36.8 20.0 .144 .230 .192 36.4
2020 Changeup -2.9 -3 97 16.7 26 .125 .167 .171 42.0 38.5 31.3 .109 .158 .162 21.4
2020 Sinker -0.7 -1 73 12.6 18 .154 .154 .344 18.2 11.1 13.3 .293 .469 .430 63.6
2020 Slider -0.7 0 66 11.4 14 .167 .250 .254 48.5 35.7 20.8 .218 .328 .297 42.9
2020 Cutter 2.4 1 44 7.6 13 .417 .500 .427 12.9 7.7 5.9 .357 .472 .386 27.3
2020 Splitter -2.0 0 15 2.6 5 .000 .000 .180 33.3 20.0 33.3 .144 .159 .135 25.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.8 5 687 36.5 149 .231 .545 .398 29.1 31.5 20.6 .212 .474 .363 62.2
2019 Sinker 0.9 3 305 16.2 79 .362 .565 .428 15.2 19.0 20.3 .331 .584 .417 52.7
2019 Slider -1.6 -4 267 14.2 66 .150 .300 .236 50.4 47.0 27.7 .159 .279 .229 37.9
2019 Changeup 0.2 1 259 13.8 72 .231 .354 .296 36.2 25.0 22.0 .205 .308 .265 14.9
2019 Curveball -1.0 -2 216 11.5 47 .167 .357 .254 40.9 40.4 24.7 .139 .231 .207 29.2
2019 Cutter 6.6 6 87 4.6 21 .421 1.579 .793 23.9 19.0 19.0 .374 1.048 .579 60.0
2019 Splitter 1.1 0 32 1.7 13 .250 .250 .262 50.0 38.5 35.7 .180 .222 .215 28.6
2018 4-Seamer 2.4 9 364 32.6 75 .262 .585 .399 26.4 28.0 19.3 .235 .574 .384 52.3
2018 Sinker -0.6 -1 217 19.4 50 .191 .511 .331 24.0 30.0 25.4 .184 .431 .286 37.5
2018 Slider -0.2 0 188 16.8 53 .200 .540 .326 43.2 54.7 34.5 .184 .476 .298 42.9
2018 Changeup 3.6 5 150 13.4 41 .314 .543 .435 40.0 22.0 20.9 .289 .487 .384 38.5
2018 Curveball -4.5 -6 136 12.2 35 .061 .061 .091 47.1 54.3 44.2 .086 .123 .127 35.7
2018 Cutter -2.3 -1 39 3.5 14 .308 .538 .382 37.9 21.4 30.0 .320 .462 .360 40.0
2018 Splitter -0.4 0 16 1.4 5 .250 .250 .320 37.5 20.0 16.7 .269 .355 .360 66.7
2017 4-Seamer 1.4 11 788 33.6 174 .261 .606 .422 27.3 28.7 23.9 .252 .541 .396 38.0
2017 Sinker -0.8 -4 478 20.4 119 .260 .460 .372 21.6 22.7 27.6 .234 .395 .335 46.6
2017 Slider 1.3 4 298 12.7 66 .232 .607 .398 43.8 40.9 22.5 .190 .531 .355 34.5
2017 Changeup 1.0 3 293 12.5 83 .224 .434 .334 34.8 21.7 18.9 .238 .419 .312 32.8
2017 Curveball 0.8 2 253 10.8 50 .234 .489 .327 49.5 50.0 30.9 .168 .314 .232 45.5
2017 Cutter -0.6 -1 170 7.3 38 .212 .303 .287 26.6 26.3 18.2 .210 .301 .282 30.4
2017 Splitter 6.4 3 43 1.8 10 .444 1.111 .650 33.3 40.0 26.7 .305 .781 .469 60.0
2017 Knuckleball -3.1 0 12 0.5 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .389 .988 .558 66.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 393 1,423 3 -14 4 7 0
2012 287 1,133 -5 -9 3 3 -8
2017 542 2,336 4 -19 20 12 17
2018 273 1,110 11 -19 8 5 5
2019 451 1,867 -3 -10 11 11 9
2020 139 580 1 -12 3 3 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 2,342 45.1 66.7 77.2 23.8 48.5 43.6 21.9 43.2 31.5 6.2 80.0
2018 1,117 49.0 69.5 76.5 27.2 40.3 41.7 30.4 47.7 34.1 7.3 77.8
2019 1,881 44.3 70.5 78.8 28.6 45.1 42.6 31.4 47.2 32.4 5.3 82.8
2020 580 46.2 67.9 79.7 31.7 54.5 41.4 36.4 48.4 29.2 6.7 89.7
Player 5,920 45.7 68.5 77.8 26.7 46.5 42.7 28.1 45.8 32.1 6.2 81.3
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2017 67 10 64 79 65 74 87 52 72 7 92 9 54 14
2018 52
2019 43 8 38 61 48 39 61 79 79 5 77 10 47 91
2020 27 16 26 42 34 16 36 48 84 13 62 33 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 21.3 31 23.0 8 17 19 9 29.0
2018 22.0 16 11.8 4 7 9 5 31.3
2019 21.4 26 21.6 4 15 21 4 15.4
2020 21.4 3 2.5 1 4 3 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 31 24 30 22 22 23 21 21 25 20 28 22 15 19 21 27 22 25 14 21 34 20 17 25 24 23 32 19 20 22 31
2018 16 16 16 11 12 14 10 12 12 8 12 12 7 10 10 12 10 14 7 12 14 12 12 12 12 14 15 10 11 10 15
2019 26 28 25 19 23 22 22 29 24 13 24 24 13 13 18 24 19 29 9 21 27 19 19 19 21 25 26 19 24 21 29
2020 3 5 0 2 2 2 0 2 2 1 4 4 1 0 1 2 2 4 2 2 3 2 2 3 5 3 2 2 3 2 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.2 91 2.8 90.9 -0.1 88.7 -2.2
Launch Angle 12.8 19.3 6.5 19 -0.3 14.6 -4.4
Barrel % 11.1 16.7 5.6 8.9 -7.8 6.2 -2.7
Hard Hit % 39.3 43.3 4 44.2 0.9 46.9 2.7
Sweet Spot % 36.3 34.7 -1.6 36 1.3 35.8 -0.2
xBA .228 .208 -0.02 .222 0.014 .219 -0.003
BA .247 .219 -0.028 .247 0.028 .203 -0.044
xwOBA .342 .315 -0.027 .324 0.009 .305 -0.019
wOBA .369 .33 -0.039 .354 0.024 .276 -0.078
xSLG .455 .445 -0.01 .429 -0.016 .379 -0.05
SLG .518 .478 -0.04 .505 0.027 .317 -0.188
K% 29.6 34.9 5.3 30.5 -4.4 30 -0.5
BB% 13.6 10.4 -3.2 11.1 0.7 10 -1.1
Swing % 43.2 47.7 4.5 47.2 -0.5 48.4 1.2
Whiff% 31.5 34.1 2.6 32.4 -1.7 29.2 -3.2
In Zone % 45.1 49 3.9 44.3 -4.7 46.2 1.9
Out of Zone % 54.9 51 -3.9 55.7 4.7 53.8 -1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 23.8 27.2 3.4 28.6 1.4 31.7 3.1
First Pitch Swing % 21.9 30.4 8.5 31.4 1 36.4 5
First Pitch Strike % 55.5 63.4 7.9 60.5 -2.9 67.1 6.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2017 L 541 242 44.7 .312 .438
2018 L 274 196 71.5 .408 .299
2019 L 455 343 75.4 .337 .359
2020 L 139 78 56.1 .325 .238

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2011 372 14.3 56.7% 1.6% 232 20.1 4.3% 9.9%
2012 324 15.0 48.1% 0.9% 183 21.6 2.2% 10.4%
2017 728 15.9 40.9% 1.4% 409 22.9 0.2% 10.5%
2018 364 15.7 42.3% 0.8% 141 21.7 2.1% 8.5%
2019 520 16.6 36.0% 1.5% 311 22.4 0.6% 12.5%
2020 138 16.6 28.3% 1.4% 115 23.2 0.0% 12.2%

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