Eric Thames
1B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 11" 235LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 7, #219, Toronto Blue Jays | Pepperdine
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 278 247 41 54 16 7 .219 .306 .478 .784
2019 459 396 67 98 25 3 .247 .346 .505 .851
2020 140 123 10 25 3 1 .203 .300 .317 .617
6 Seasons 2,112 1,868 286 451 96 18 .241 .325 .467 .792
AVG HR SB OPS
2018 .219 16 7 .784
2019 .247 25 3 .851
2020 .203 3 1 .617
6 Seasons .241 96 18 .792
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

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 2343 306 34 11.1 6.2 88.2 112.0 12.8 36.3 .228 .455 .369 .342 .436 39.3 29.6 13.6
2018 31 1117 150 25 16.7 9.0 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 5.0 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 5921 795 87 10.9 6.1 89.6 112.0 16.2 35.8 .221 .437 .347 .327 .429 42.4 31.0 11.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 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, Sweeper, Slurve, 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 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 -2 106 18.3 19 .167 .333 .237 30.0 36.8 20.6 .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 -1.5 -1 62 10.7 13 .091 .182 .204 53.3 38.5 22.7 .154 .269 .256 50.0
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
2020 Sweeper 11.8 0 4 0.7 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .913 .971 .836 0.0
2020 Slurve 1.1 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
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 0.7 2 302 16.1 77 .358 .567 .427 14.8 18.2 19.4 .332 .591 .421 51.9
2019 Changeup 0.6 2 259 13.8 72 .246 .369 .308 36.2 25.0 21.7 .211 .316 .270 17.0
2019 Slider -1.5 -4 257 13.7 63 .155 .310 .236 50.4 47.6 28.0 .162 .287 .227 39.3
2019 Curveball -1.1 -2 217 11.5 47 .167 .357 .254 41.1 40.4 24.4 .139 .231 .207 29.2
2019 Cutter 6.8 6 86 4.6 21 .421 1.579 .793 24.4 19.0 18.2 .374 1.048 .579 60.0
2019 Splitter 0.2 0 35 1.9 15 .214 .214 .227 50.0 40.0 40.0 .165 .201 .198 25.0
2019 Sweeper -4.8 0 10 0.5 3 .000 .000 .233 33.3 33.3 33.3 .049 .066 .266 0.0
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 -1 216 19.3 50 .191 .511 .331 24.0 30.0 25.9 .184 .431 .286 37.5
2018 Slider -0.6 -1 181 16.2 51 .188 .479 .300 42.7 54.9 34.1 .171 .415 .271 40.0
2018 Changeup 3.6 5 151 13.5 41 .314 .543 .435 40.0 22.0 20.5 .289 .487 .384 38.5
2018 Curveball -4.7 -6 135 12.1 34 .061 .061 .074 47.1 55.9 44.2 .086 .123 .110 35.7
2018 Cutter -2.8 -1 40 3.6 15 .286 .500 .357 41.9 26.7 40.0 .297 .429 .336 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
2018 Sweeper 12.8 1 6 0.5 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .973 3.859 1.970 100.0
2018 Slurve 18.1 0 1 0.1 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2017 4-Seamer 1.3 10 787 33.6 174 .261 .606 .422 27.0 28.7 23.9 .252 .541 .396 38.0
2017 Sinker -0.8 -4 479 20.4 119 .260 .460 .372 22.1 22.7 27.6 .234 .395 .335 46.6
2017 Changeup 1.0 3 293 12.5 83 .224 .434 .334 34.8 21.7 18.9 .238 .419 .312 32.8
2017 Slider 1.3 4 283 12.1 64 .222 .611 .397 42.6 40.6 22.4 .180 .532 .353 35.7
2017 Curveball 0.8 2 252 10.8 50 .234 .489 .327 49.5 50.0 30.9 .168 .314 .232 45.5
2017 Cutter -0.8 -1 173 7.4 39 .206 .294 .279 27.2 28.2 19.0 .204 .293 .275 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
2017 Sweeper 6.4 0 7 0.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 66.7 0.0 0.0 .913 .978 .841 0.0
2017 Slurve 1.6 0 6 0.3 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Forkball -4.6 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! 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 7 5 5
2019 451 1,867 -3 -11 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 2,343 45.0 66.7 77.2 23.7 48.5 43.5 21.9 43.2 31.5 6.2 79.3
2018 1,117 48.9 69.6 76.5 27.2 40.3 41.8 30.4 47.7 34.1 7.3 77.8
2019 1,881 44.3 70.5 78.8 28.6 45.1 42.7 31.4 47.2 32.4 5.3 82.8
2020 580 46.2 67.9 79.7 31.7 54.5 41.2 36.4 48.4 29.2 6.7 89.7
Player 5,921 45.6 68.6 77.8 26.7 46.5 42.7 28.1 45.8 32.1 6.2 81.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2017 67 10 65 79 65 74 87 51 87 72 7 92 9 75 54 16
2018 78 52
2019 44 8 39 61 48 39 61 79 74 79 5 77 10 48 47 92
2020 27 16 26 42 35 16 36 47 32 84 13 62 33 27 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 22.8 8 17 21 7 22.6
2018 22.0 16 12.2 4 7 7 6 37.5
2019 21.4 26 22.5 4 9 25 5 19.2
2020 21.4 3 2.3 1 2 3 0 0.0
Player 21.5 76 59.8 16 35 56 18 23.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 31 21 24 27 24 20 27 21 19 15 21 35 20 22 23 24 20 17 26 22 23 20 30 31 23 18 24 29 25 22 11
2018 16 13 11 12 11 10 14 12 9 9 11 17 15 11 11 14 13 11 11 14 12 11 15 15 11 11 11 14 15 12 9
2019 26 28 17 23 27 23 27 22 12 15 18 24 27 23 23 22 19 19 21 26 24 25 29 26 23 21 18 30 29 22 11
2020 3 2 2 4 2 3 2 3 0 1 1 0 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 2 4 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2
Player 76 64 54 66 64 56 70 58 40 40 51 76 66 58 59 62 54 49 61 66 63 58 78 74 59 52 56 76 72 58 33
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.2 91.0 2.8 90.9 -0.1 88.7 -2.2
Launch Angle 12.8 19.3 6.5 19.0 -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 4.0 44.2 0.9 46.9 2.7
Sweet Spot % 36.3 34.7 -1.6 36.0 1.3 35.8 -0.2
xBA .228 .208 -0.020 .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 .330 -0.039 .354 0.024 .276 -0.078
xSLG .455 .445 -0.010 .429 -0.016 .379 -0.050
SLG .518 .478 -0.040 .505 0.027 .317 -0.188
K% 29.6 34.9 5.3 30.5 -4.4 30.0 -0.5
BB% 13.6 10.4 -3.2 11.1 0.7 10.0 -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 % 45.0 48.9 3.9 44.3 -4.6 46.2 1.9
Out of Zone % 55.0 51.1 -3.9 55.7 4.6 53.8 -1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 23.7 27.2 3.5 28.6 1.4 31.7 3.1
First Pitch Swing % 21.9 30.4 8.5 31.4 1.0 36.4 5.0
First Pitch Strike % 55.5 63.4 7.9 60.5 -2.9 67.1 6.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2017 Shifts L 541 289 53.4 .314 .416
2018 Shifts L 274 207 75.5 .414 .302
2019 Shifts L 455 375 82.4 .376 .349
2020 Shifts L 139 86 61.9 .357 .226
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2011 370 14.2 57.0% 1.4% 224 20.0 4.5% 8.0%
2012 324 15.0 48.1% 0.9% 178 21.5 2.2% 9.6%
2017 724 15.9 41.2% 1.0% 386 22.7 0.0% 6.0%
2018 359 15.8 42.3% 0.6% 138 21.3 2.2% 6.5%
2019 512 16.6 35.7% 1.2% 283 22.2 0.7% 7.4%
2020 138 16.6 28.3% 1.4% 109 22.9 0.0% 8.3%
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