Josh Thole
C | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 1" 190LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2005 | Rd: 13, #389, New York Mets | Mater Dei HS, IL
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 150 133 11 33 0 0 .248 .320 .278 .598
2015 52 49 5 10 0 0 .204 .250 .245 .495
2016 136 118 7 20 1 0 .169 .254 .220 .474
8 Seasons 1,499 1,336 99 323 9 2 .242 .313 .306 .619
AVG HR SB OPS
2014 .248 0 0 .598
2015 .204 0 0 .495
2016 .169 1 0 .474
8 Seasons .242 9 2 .619
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%
2015 28 194 40 0 0.0 0.0 84.7 102.7 6.8 27.5 .233 .286 .223 .254 .279 35.0 17.3 5.8
2016 29 544 94 2 2.1 1.5 85.8 105.6 14.1 36.2 .191 .272 .220 .258 .271 23.4 20.6 9.6
Player 738 134 2 1.5 1.1 85.4 105.6 11.8 33.6 .204 .276 .221 .257 .273 26.9 19.7 8.5
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
2015 47.5 25.0 22.5 5.0 35.0 35.0 30.0 5.0 37.5 25.0 27.5 5.0 0.0 0.0
2016 39.4 23.4 28.7 8.5 41.5 35.1 23.4 2.1 34.0 34.0 20.2 4.3 2.1 1.5
Player 41.8 23.9 26.9 7.5 39.6 35.1 25.4 3.0 35.1 31.3 22.4 4.5 1.5 1.1
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.

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 59 218 1 -4 1 1 0
2010 226 868 0 -9 9 4 5
2011 378 1,446 -6 -16 5 9 -8
2012 348 1,337 -12 -20 5 5 -22
2013 135 551 -14 -2 4 3 -10
2014 150 621 -3 -4 1 2 -4
2015 52 194 -1 -5 1 0 -5
2016 136 544 -14 -4 3 2 -13
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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 %
2015 194 49.0 54.7 86.5 32.3 62.5 47.4 11.5 43.3 22.6 10.3 70.0
2016 544 49.3 66.8 86.6 22.1 63.9 42.3 25.0 44.1 17.5 7.4 70.0
Player 738 49.2 63.6 86.6 24.8 63.4 43.6 21.3 43.9 18.8 8.1 70.0
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
2015 33 12
2016 45 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 -- 1 1.9 -1 2 2 0 0.0
Player -- 1 1.9 -1 2 2 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 1
Player 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 1
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 84.7 85.8 1.1
Launch Angle 6.8 14.1 7.3
Barrel % 0.0 2.1 2.1
Hard Hit % 35.0 23.4 -11.6
Sweet Spot % 27.5 36.2 8.7
xBA .233 .191 -0.042
BA .204 .169 -0.035
xwOBA .254 .258 0.004
wOBA .223 .220 -0.003
xSLG .286 .272 -0.014
SLG .245 .220 -0.025
K% 17.3 20.6 3.3
BB% 5.8 9.6 3.8
Swing % 43.3 44.1 0.8
Whiff% 22.6 17.5 -5.1
In Zone % 49.0 49.3 0.3
Out of Zone % 51.0 50.7 -0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 32.3 22.1 -10.2
First Pitch Swing % 11.5 25.0 13.5
First Pitch Strike % 75.0 54.4 -20.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 135 8 5.9 .230 .086
! 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 %
2010 261 16.0 41.8% 0.4% 183 21.0 4.4% 7.1%
2011 436 15.2 47.0% 1.4% 259 21.5 2.3% 8.9%
2012 416 15.1 49.5% 1.2% 214 21.3 3.3% 6.5%
2013 132 14.8 52.3% 1.5% 128 20.9 0.8% 9.4%
2014 171 15.6 43.9% 1.8% 121 22.2 0.0% 8.3%
2015 62 15.6 41.9% 4.8% 39 23.6 5.1% 30.8%
2016 182 16.0 40.1% 2.2% 91 23.6 5.5% 14.3%
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