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Lane Thomas

Lane Thomas

CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 210 | Age: 24
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 5, #144, Toronto Blue Jays) - Bearden (TN) HS
Knoxville, TN USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 44 38 6 12 4 12 1 .316 .409 .684 1.093
1 Season 44 38 6 12 4 12 1 .316 .409 .684 1.093
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .316 4 12 1 1.093
1 Season .316 4 12 1 1.093

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 STL NL 34 44 38 6 12 0 1 4 12 4 8 1 1 2 .316 .409 .684 1.093
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 STL NL 44 26 17 0 0 .308 5 1 6 175 3.98 .182 .091 .500 .368 .368 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 50 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45

A top high school talent out of Tennessee in 2014 when the Blue Jays went well over pick value to sign him in the fifth round of that June's Draft, Thomas was making slow, incremental progress, slowed periodically by injuries, when he was dealt to the Cardinals in July 2017 for international bonus pool money. He responded by having a breakout year, playing across two levels of the upper Minors en route to a spot on St. Louis' 40-man roster.

Thomas has long had solid all-around tools with plus instincts that allow them to play up. He has a simple approach at the plate and tapped into the raw power he'd shown since high school by standing a little more upright and making his feet a little more narrow in his setup. He finished with a system-best 27 home runs, blowing well past the cumulative total (18) from his first four seasons. Thomas has plus speed and excellent instincts on the basepaths, though he has to learn to be more efficient when stealing bases. His speed and instincts help him in the outfield, where he's above-average in center field and has more than enough arm to handle a corner spot if needed.

Staying healthy was the key component in Thomas' leap forward in 2018, as he played a full season for the first time in his career. If things keep moving in the right direction, Thomas has the upside to be a 15 homer-15 steal-type of offensive performer. He might be best suited as a valuable fourth outfielder, but seeing him play his way into an everyday role in center field isn't out of the question.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 175 30 4 13.3 91.7 6.4 .286 .507 .445 .376 .411 43.3 18.2 9.1
ALL 175 30 4 13.3 91.7 6.4 .286 .507 .445 .376 .411 43.3 18.2 9.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/01/2019 St. Louis Cardinals activated CF Lane Thomas from the 60-day injured list.
09/01/2019 St. Louis Cardinals transferred CF Lane Thomas from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Right wrist fracture.
08/30/2019 St. Louis Cardinals placed CF Lane Thomas on the 10-day injured list retroactive to August 28, 2019. Right wrist fracture.
07/30/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled CF Lane Thomas from Memphis Redbirds.
07/05/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned CF Lane Thomas to Memphis Redbirds.
06/29/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Lane Thomas from Memphis Redbirds.
06/22/2019 Memphis Redbirds activated CF Lane Thomas from the 7-day injured list.
06/14/2019 Memphis Redbirds placed CF Lane Thomas on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 13, 2019.
05/29/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned CF Lane Thomas to Memphis Redbirds.
05/22/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Lane Thomas from Memphis Redbirds.
04/26/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned CF Lane Thomas to Memphis Redbirds.
04/17/2019 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Lane Thomas from Memphis Redbirds.
03/11/2019 St. Louis Cardinals optioned CF Lane Thomas to Memphis Redbirds.
11/20/2018 St. Louis Cardinals selected the contract of Lane Thomas from Memphis Redbirds.
07/29/2018 CF Lane Thomas assigned to Memphis Redbirds from Springfield Cardinals.
04/04/2018 CF Lane Thomas assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
03/15/2018 CF Lane Thomas assigned to St. Louis Cardinals.
09/26/2017 Palm Beach Cardinals activated CF Lane Thomas from the 7-day disabled list.
07/21/2017 Palm Beach Cardinals placed CF Lane Thomas on the 7-day disabled list.
07/16/2017 Palm Beach Cardinals activated OF Lane Thomas from the 7-day disabled list.
07/09/2017 Palm Beach Cardinals placed OF Lane Thomas on the 7-day disabled list.
07/04/2017 OF Lane Thomas assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals.
07/02/2017 Toronto Blue Jays traded CF Lane Thomas to St. Louis Cardinals for Other Considerations.
04/06/2017 CF Lane Thomas assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays.
02/25/2017 OF Lane Thomas assigned to Toronto Blue Jays.
08/05/2016 Lansing Lugnuts activated CF Lane Thomas from the 7-day disabled list.
07/28/2016 Lansing Lugnuts sent OF Lane Thomas on a rehab assignment to GCL Blue Jays.
06/14/2016 Lansing Lugnuts placed OF Lane Thomas on the 7-day disabled list.
06/14/2016 Lansing Lugnuts placed OF Lane Thomas on the 7-day disabled list.
04/04/2016 OF Lane Thomas assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Dunedin Blue Jays.
04/02/2016 2B Lane Thomas assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Lansing Lugnuts.
09/24/2015 Lansing Lugnuts activated 2B Lane Thomas from the 7-day disabled list.
08/24/2015 Lansing Lugnuts placed 2B Lane Thomas on the 7-day disabled list.
08/10/2015 2B Lane Thomas assigned to Lansing Lugnuts from Vancouver Canadians.
06/15/2015 2B Lane Thomas assigned to Vancouver Canadians from Bluefield Blue Jays.
08/09/2014 CF Lane Thomas assigned to Bluefield Blue Jays from GCL Blue Jays.
06/20/2014 CF Lane Thomas assigned to GCL Blue Jays.
06/10/2014 Toronto Blue Jays signed CF Lane Thomas.