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Lou ThorntonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1981-1990 MLB Years: 1985-1989
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Drafted

PositionsOF-738, 1B-76, DH-23, 3B-16Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLouis Thornton
Height6-2Weight185BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateApril 26,1963 [55.115]PlaceMontgomery,Alabama
High SchoolJefferson Davis (Montgomery,AL)

DraftedSelected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 19th round (471st overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 8,1985 [21.348]
OrganizationsNYN [6] TOR [4] PIT [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID18889Retrosheet IDthorl001MLBAM ID123315
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed83Power50Contact51XBH52RBIs56Runs84Hitting44Durability55Team.540Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Kingsport MetsAppRknyn-1b184815323327021741153400000.209.280.294.574459168.256.085.203.2708.9320.242.271.1976.5028.13
1982Kingsport MetsAppRknyn-of1957210294492529121143641100.210.271.343.6147216230.229.133.252.2786.0915.652.572.1742.0036.36
1983Columbia MetsSALAnyn-of20119448801202461173228329062400.268.322.422.74418941492.311.154.257.3326.5018.292.812.2440.7334.17
1984Lynchburg MetsCaroA+nyn-of21131505781392576672811298180150.275.324.388.71219638543.317.113.204.3195.3414.922.791.1084.1727.34
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28of225672181711181022410002.236.267.319.58623375.340.083.125.2642.6732.0012.001.3372.0017.65
1986Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-of2364231346042228205143321310.260.304.320.624748251.291.060.186.2825.5813.152.360.80115.5013.33
1987Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-of2412246464123105947399237110350.265.299.366.66517024491.295.101.216.2894.6814.463.091.8351.5619.51
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28dh-of24122510000011000011.500.667.5001.167103.500.000.000.44733.330.000.000.000.000.00
1988Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-of25692462351123422115114612060.207.244.329.5738119260.240.122.191.2484.2317.694.181.5461.5037.25
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28of25112100000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1989Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-of267122934621022206352910210.271.287.358.6458214237.300.087.122.2882.1112.245.800.84114.5022.58
1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-of26289682031173271500200.208.257.292.549285105.232.084.167.2516.6714.292.140.9596.0025.00
1989Totals for AAA-AAA         99325428213332795124410410.252.278.338.61611019342.280.086.135.2773.5112.873.670.88108.3323.17
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn4of261313541001200100000.308.308.385.6935113.333.077.231.3110.007.690.000.000.0025.00
1990Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-of27109379428694438137105123220.227.249.303.55211517396.252.076.119.2472.5312.885.101.0194.7519.77
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter9289292221193132510013.247.280.326.60629493.333.079.135.0003.2326.888.331.0889.0018.18
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter818296141573711332463481585216048625918200.249.291.355.64610521913173.282.106.196.0005.0415.323.041.4564.3725.92
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter46316452054024817221629231702457612150.244.276.334.610550871740.273.090.170.0004.0214.083.501.2674.7721.64
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter131505781392576672811298180150.275.324.388.71219638543.317.113.204.0005.3414.922.791.1084.1727.34
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter119448801202461173228329062400.268.322.422.74418941492.311.154.257.0006.5018.292.812.2440.7334.17
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1053635276162746162297041100.209.275.322.59711725398.240.113.231.0007.2917.592.411.7651.8632.89
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7976241811181132410013.237.275.316.59124380.333.079.118.0003.7530.008.001.2576.0016.67
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1313541001200100000.308.308.385.6935113.333.077.231.0000.007.690.000.000.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1621575139422165254420025.247.280.326.606517164.333.079.135.0003.2326.888.331.0889.0018.18
Average Minor - Per 162 games162586821462269693110329652440.249.291.355.64620838628.282.106.196.0005.0415.323.041.4564.3725.92

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Kingsport Mets AppRknyn181B44--338431636397381.9608.66------4891.762.9
1982Kingsport Mets AppRknyn19OF44--9139-10394.9132.14------5777.264.7
1982Kingsport Mets AppRknyn191B9--904469894.95910.44------5715.813.2
1982Kingsport Mets AppRknyn193B1--1---111.0001.00------571.81.5
1983Columbia Mets SALAnyn20OF116--19318111222211.9501.82------11997.581.7
1984Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn21OF123--18611102207197.9521.60------13193.989.1
1984Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn211B8--642116766.9858.25------1316.15.8
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22OF35--44-2-4644.9571.26------5662.521.7
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22DH16---------------5628.69.9
1986Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23OF61--11454-123119.9671.95------6495.343.9
1987Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor24OF114--199610-215205.9531.80------12293.481.4
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24DH6---------------1250.03.7
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24OF4---------------1233.32.5
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor25OF50--9615-10297.9511.94------6972.535.5
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor253B15--1030724740.8512.67------6921.710.6
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25OF10--1---111.0000.10------1190.96.2
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25DH1---------------119.10.6
1989Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn26OF48--9171-9998.9902.04------7167.632.9
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit26OF27--4831-5251.9811.89------2896.419.0
1989Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn261B10--574226361.9686.10------7114.16.8
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn26OF6--9---991.0001.50------1346.23.7
1990Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn27OF98--166762179173.9661.77------10989.967.1
1990Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn271B5--384134342.9778.40------1094.63.4
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn27OF2--1---111.0000.50------20.01.2
MLB Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF57--55-2-5755.9650.96------570.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH23---------------230.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF398--71429272770743.9651.87------3980.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B15--1030724740.8512.67------150.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B15--95835106103.9726.87------150.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF123--18611102207197.9521.60------1230.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B8--642116766.9858.25------80.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF116--19318111222211.9501.82------1160.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B53--428472042495475.9608.96------530.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF44--9139-10394.9132.14------440.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Kingsport Mets AppRknyn18--44--------
1982Kingsport Mets AppRknyn19--9--1---44-
1983Columbia Mets SALAnyn20---------116-
1984Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn21--8------123-
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22---------3516
1986Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23---------61-
1987Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor24---------114-
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24---------46
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor25-----15---50-
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25---------101
1989Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn26--10------48-
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit26---------27-
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn26---------6-
1990Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn27--5------98-
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn27---------2-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2003Montgomery WingsS-eastIndIndy-40Manager673532.5228.03 Lost in 1st Round (Baton Rouge)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-06-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1989-05-03Released by Pirates. 
1989-03-17TradeTraded by Brewers to Pirates for Ruben Rodriguez. 
1989-02-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1988-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2260,000-51639-370,78060,00060,000
1987Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2460,000-59536-344,90660,000120,000
1988Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2562,500-60434-392,10762,500182,500
1989New York MetsTeam Payroll2662,500-69141-429,80262,500245,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red