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Portrait of Clete Thomas

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .219 6 26 26 5 .228 0.2
Birth Date11-14-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 10 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.22012
0.72013
2014
2015
0.02016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 DET 24 40 133 116 7 33 9 1 1 47 14 26 1 0 2 9 2 0 .284 .366 .405 .269 3.4 1.9 0.5
2009 DET 25 102 310 275 46 66 13 3 7 106 33 77 1 0 1 39 3 0 .240 .324 .385 .252 5.6 9.2 1.5
2012 DET 28 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2012 MIN 28 12 29 28 2 4 1 0 1 8 0 16 1 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .172 .286 .153 -2.5 0.8 -0.2
2013 MIN 29 92 322 290 39 62 15 0 4 89 30 92 1 0 1 13 1 3 .214 .290 .307 .228 -0.7 6.9 0.7
Career2497947099516538413250772114046563.233.311.353.2425.718.62.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 WMI A 51 221 .282 .259 .332 .385 .000 .346 90 3.4 4.1 0.3 -0.2 3.8 11.6 1.1 11.6 1.1
2005 ONE A- 18 84 .374 .251 .330 .374 .000 .448 100 6.8 1.6 0.1 -1.1 1.4 9.9 0.9 9.9 0.9
2006 LAK A+ 132 595 .281 .254 .323 .379 .000 .327 95 11.2 14.3 1.3 29.4 1.6 28.3 5.7 28.3 5.7
2007 ERI AA 137 599 .267 .262 .338 .398 .000 .339 112 4.9 17.9 0.7 5.3 1.4 24.9 3.1 24.9 3.1
2008 DET MLB 40 133 .269 .266 .329 .418 .000 .360 101 1.3 3.8 -0.4 1.9 -1.4 3.4 0.5 3.4 0.5
2008 TOL AAA 76 333 .276 .259 .326 .403 .000 .320 89 5.6 9.7 0.7 15.2 0.1 16.1 3.0 16.1 3.0
2009 DET MLB 102 310 .252 .265 .330 .421 .000 .309 105 -2.6 8.9 -2.8 9.2 2.1 5.6 1.5 5.6 1.5
2009 TOL AAA 45 205 .264 .263 .328 .390 .000 .400 113 0.9 5.9 -1.4 -2.9 2.3 7.7 0.5 7.7 0.5
2010 TOL AAA 21 86 .262 .266 .334 .416 .000 .250 101 0.2 2.6 -0.3 1.3 1.0 3.5 0.5 3.5 0.5
2011 TOL AAA 113 406 .252 .260 .326 .397 .000 .352 92 -3.9 12.6 -1.6 15.4 2.0 9.0 2.3 9.0 2.3
2012 DET MLB 3 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIN MLB 12 29 .153 .229 .290 .362 .000 .273 97 -3.1 0.8 -0.2 0.8 -0.0 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2012 ROC AAA 109 426 .242 .254 .322 .385 .000 .288 93 -8.7 12.7 0.5 -14.5 -0.3 4.2 -1.0 4.2 -1.0
2013 MIN MLB 92 322 .228 .253 .316 .399 .000 .299 99 -9.9 8.5 -0.4 6.9 1.1 -0.7 0.7 -0.7 0.7
2013 ROC AAA 36 143 .308 .265 .332 .408 .000 .346 103 7.5 4.1 0.3 -0.7 0.3 12.2 1.2 12.2 1.2
2014 LEH AAA 49 201 .243 .255 .326 .386 .000 .331 100 -3.9 6.0 -0.2 -6.5 -0.3 1.6 -0.5 1.6 -0.5
2014 PHL Rk 7 25 .340 .236 .321 .326 .000 .312 98 2.2 0.9 -0.2 0.0 0.1 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 ONE A- 84 19 27 5 1 1 14 12 11 9 0 .386 .488 .529 .143 .374 9.9 -1.1 0.9
2005 WMI A 221 39 55 8 5 0 11 21 37 11 3 .284 .356 .376 .093 .282 11.6 -0.2 1.1
2006 LAK A+ 595 67 136 30 5 6 40 56 127 34 13 .257 .334 .367 .110 .281 28.3 29.4 5.7
2007 ERI AA 599 97 148 30 6 8 53 59 110 18 11 .280 .358 .405 .125 .267 24.9 5.3 3.1
2008 DET MLB 133 7 33 9 1 1 9 14 26 2 0 .284 .366 .405 .121 .269 3.4 1.9 0.5
2008 TOL AAA 333 44 72 18 2 9 45 37 88 29 11 .247 .331 .416 .168 .276 16.1 15.2 3.0
2009 DET MLB 310 46 66 13 3 7 39 33 77 3 0 .240 .324 .385 .145 .252 5.6 9.2 1.5
2009 TOL AAA 205 27 51 17 1 1 17 26 49 18 3 .291 .392 .417 .126 .264 7.7 -2.9 0.5
2010 TOL AAA 86 14 13 2 1 4 13 12 32 9 0 .183 .314 .408 .225 .262 3.5 1.3 0.5
2011 TOL AAA 406 37 92 15 2 12 53 32 130 20 3 .251 .314 .401 .150 .252 9.0 15.4 2.3
2012 MIN MLB 29 2 4 1 0 1 4 0 16 0 0 .143 .172 .286 .143 .153 -2.5 0.8 -0.2
2012 DET MLB 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2012 ROC AAA 426 47 91 22 5 12 47 27 109 15 4 .232 .281 .405 .173 .242 4.2 -14.5 -1.0
2013 ROC AAA 143 17 37 8 0 9 25 18 35 6 4 .296 .385 .576 .280 .308 12.2 -0.7 1.2
2013 MIN MLB 322 39 62 15 0 4 13 30 92 1 3 .214 .290 .307 .093 .228 -0.7 6.9 0.7
2014 LEH AAA 201 22 43 13 0 1 13 23 46 9 2 .247 .338 .339 .092 .243 1.6 -6.5 -0.5
2014 PHL Rk 25 3 5 1 0 0 5 5 4 1 0 .250 .400 .300 .050 .340 3.0 0.0 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 496 0.4657 0.4335 0.7674 0.6364 0.2566 0.7959 0.7059 0.2326 212 0.003079
2009 1225 0.4506 0.4776 0.7026 0.6938 0.3001 0.7676 0.5792 0.2974 493 -0.006088
2012 117 0.4274 0.4872 0.5789 0.5800 0.4179 0.7241 0.4286 0.4211 44 0.003163
2013 1320 0.4818 0.4394 0.7155 0.6085 0.2822 0.7984 0.5492 0.2845 606 -0.003973
Career31580.46520.45510.71360.64490.29020.78330.5810.2864479.4633-0.0034

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-11 2014-07-19 Minors 69 0 - Trunk Fracture Ribcage - -
2011-08-20 2011-09-01 Minors 12 12 Left Fingers Fracture - -
2010-05-12 2010-09-07 Minors 118 0 Left Knee Surgery Microfracture 2010-06-08
2010-04-14 2010-04-25 Minors 11 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-26 2010-04-08 Camp 13 2 Right Shoulder Contusion HBP on Scapula -
2008-09-11 2008-09-28 DTD 17 14 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-09-11
2008-08-30 2008-09-05 Minors 6 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-06-04 2008-06-19 15-DL 15 14 Right Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $
2013 MIN $
2012 MIN $481,000
2008 DET $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$871,000
2 yrTotal$871,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 7 dRelativity Baseball1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/15/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 6/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by Detroit 2/28/12. DFA by Detroit 4/12/12. Claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Detroit 4/14/12. DFA by Minnesota 5/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/6/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Detroit 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Detroit 3/2/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/31/10.
  • 1 year/$0.403M (2009). Re-signed 2/27/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/31/09. Recalled 5/5/09. Optioned to Triple-A 6/12/09. Recalled 7/8/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased by Detroit 3/30/08. Optioned to Triple-A 4/23/08. Recalled 5/29/08. Optioned to Triple-A 7/15/08.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2005 (6-180) (Auburn). $0.15M signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 314 39 73 16 1 9 36 28 85 7 3 .262 .330 .428 .270 11.5 CF -1, LF 2 1.3
80o 292 34 64 14 1 8 32 25 81 7 3 .247 .313 .404 .256 6.8 CF -1, LF 2 0.8
70o 276 31 59 13 1 7 29 23 78 6 3 .237 .301 .386 .246 3.7 CF -1, LF 2 0.5
60o 263 29 54 12 1 7 27 21 75 5 3 .228 .290 .371 .237 1.3 CF -1, LF 2 0.2
50o 250 27 50 11 1 6 25 19 73 5 2 .219 .280 .357 .229 -0.7 CF -1, LF 2 0.0
40o 237 25 46 10 1 6 23 18 70 5 2 .211 .271 .343 .221 -2.5 CF -1, LF 1 -0.2
30o 224 23 41 9 1 5 21 16 67 4 2 .202 .260 .329 .213 -4.3 CF -1, LF 1 -0.4
20o 208 20 37 8 1 5 19 14 64 4 2 .192 .248 .312 .202 -6.0 CF -1, LF 1 -0.6
10o 186 17 31 7 1 4 16 12 58 3 1 .178 .231 .288 .189 -7.9 CF -1, LF 1 -0.8
Weighted Mean2562851111626207452.223.285.364.2330.2CF -1, LF 20.1

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/29/2016 15:02 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 8% 4% 19% 37%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201733334366514183426996.214.279.346.2320.20.11.1-0.18.3-9.21.5
2018343453766141835271015.212.277.342.2290.1-0.91.0-0.28.5-10.31.5
201935277295312162721824.209.271.336.226-0.1-1.90.7-0.26.9-9.21.2
202036256275011162619763.213.273.341.226-0.1-1.80.6-0.36.3-8.41.1
202137254274910162519762.210.273.336.225-0.1-2.00.6-0.36.3-8.61.1
202238246264710152419742.209.272.332.224-0.2-2.50.5-0.46.1-8.71.1
202339239254610152318721.208.270.329.222-0.2-2.90.5-0.45.9-8.91.1
20244023023449152217691.206.267.325.219-0.3-3.50.5-0.55.7-9.21.0
20254122323439152116671.205.266.322.218-0.3-3.60.6-0.55.5-9.11.0

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
11.63.11.70.90.40.417.6

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20154.38.510.90.90.215.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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Platoon

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Long known for his incurable whiffitis, Thomas saw more time in the Twins' outfield last summer than any other player. One way Minnesotans can rid themselves of that painful memory is by sharing it with a White Sox fan right before pointing out that the Twins still managed to be three games better than the Pale Hose. A better way is to close your eyes and picture Byron Buxton in a Twins uniform. A fifth outfielder with a steady glove and an impotent lefty bat, Thomas signed with the Phillies and will likely continue to haunt the periphery of major-league rosters for the foreseeable future.
2013 Clete Thomas was picked up off of waivers, hit a homer in his first at-bat, and struck out in 55.2 percent of his plate appearances, which is seventh worst in history among players who came to the plate at least 20 times.
2012 Whiff-erific veteran Clete Thomas is set for another season awaiting his return to the big league roster, but with a bevy of similar fourth outfielder types blocking his way, he'll need to take the timeless advice of the Dread Pirate Roberts: get used to disappointment.
2011 Clete Thomas didn't make the Opening Day roster, then tore up his knee in Toledo, making it even harder for Jim Leyland to pick him out of a reserve outfielder lineup alongside Boesch, Wells, Kelly, Strieby, McManus, Keaton, Fenster, Hockney, and Kevin Spacey as "Verbal."
2010 Thomas is a speedy, backup outfielder, a generic example of a type so numerous they deserve their own taxonomic scheme, complete with Latinate classification: velox susicivus upilio opilio. He's shown a tendency to go on streaks of hot and cold hitting—pitchers are able to build a book on him and he's slow (or unable) to react. His natural swing is long, requiring him to constantly fight to keep it compact and avoid racking up Ks. He did manage to elevate himself into a platoon role in right for a while, when he was hot and Magglio was not, but we don't expect such chances to present themselves again; he's more of an injury replacement.
2009 Thomas was one of the biggest surprises to be found on Opening Day's rosters, as he took advantage of Granderson's hand injury to earn a job with an excellent spring. He then extended the surprise by being a spark at the top of the lineup, more than holding his own before Granderson's return. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there, as he struggled with an ankle sprain during the second half of the season and then popped his elbow in September, leading to a Tommy John procedure that will keep him out until May at the very least, with no guarantees of returning to the majors upon his return.
2008 Clete Thomas is a speedy center fielder with enough skills to be a bench player. He does many things well, but nothing especially well.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
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Fantasy Beat: Weekly #streameroftheday UpdateBret Sayre2013-06-21
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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 15Larry Granillo2012-04-16
Collateral Damage: Division Series Injury UpdatesCorey Dawkins2011-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that Detroit has blown a gigantic wad on Prince Fielder, are they going to rely on Jacob Turner as their 5th starter? I don't see anyone else decent who is around to back him up. . . And, if Cabrera is really going to play 3B and Raburn 2B, who will DH? Is Andy Dirks a leading LF option with Delmon Young DHing?
(hotstatrat from Daydreamland)
They'll fall back on Adam Wilk or Duane Below if Turner isn't ready right off... Dirks should get a lot of time in left field, assuming Leyland doesn't develop an unhealthy Clete Thomas fixation. (Steven Goldman)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nobody is talking about Clete Thomas for the tigers. I love this kid. fast, strong arm and seems to come up with hits in the right spots. any chance he sticks and gets playing time ahead of jacque jones?
(hsrhee from ct)
I really like Thomas too -- but probalby as a good bench outfielder as opposed to an every day guy. (Kevin Goldstein)


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