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Marcus ThamesHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1997-2011 MLB Years: 2002-2011
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-816, LF-304, DH-164, RF-77, 1B-45, 3B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMarcus Markley Thames
Height6-2Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 6,1977 [40.355]PlaceLouisville,Mississippi
High SchoolLouisville (Louisville,MS)
CollegeEast Central Community College (Decatur,MS)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees in the 30th round (899th overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsJoe RobinsonLeon WorthService Time6.108 (2010)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-NYA-#7
MLB DebutJune 10,2002 [25.096]
OrganizationsNYA [8] DET [6] LAN [1] TEX [1] Awards4
TBC Player ID7215Retrosheet IDthamm001MLBAM ID407801
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed37Power80Contact42XBH74RBIs76Runs66Hitting55Durability48Team.524Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-of2057195516717473664162631403.344.394.579.97311328219.361.235.328.4167.3111.871.633.2027.8641.79
1997Greensboro BatsSALAnya-of20416251002100300000.313.313.375.6886116.385.062.125.3040.0018.750.000.000.0020.00
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         61211537218473874162931403.341.389.564.95311929235.363.223.313.4086.8112.341.812.9830.1440.28
1998Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-of21122457621301831159136247881515.284.328.409.73718732495.319.125.193.3244.8515.763.252.2241.5524.62
1999Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-of22692664765124113830335831211.244.332.444.77611827305.271.200.335.33810.8219.021.763.6124.1841.54
1999Norwich NavigatorsEastAAnya-of225118225416242601224031202.225.316.346.6626312210.264.121.236.30010.4819.051.821.9045.5029.27
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12044872106186156431559862413.237.326.404.73018139515.268.167.295.32310.6819.031.782.9129.8736.79
2000Norwich NavigatorsEastAAnya-of23131474721143021579155089408113.241.313.407.72019347536.262.166.264.3159.3316.601.782.8031.6041.23
2001Norwich NavigatorsEastAAnya-of2413952011416743431971047310170386.321.410.5981.00831178603.348.277.429.42212.1116.751.385.1416.7746.71
2002Columbus ClippersILAAAnya10of251073865180213134554437170208.207.297.378.67514637438.220.171.285.2999.8216.211.652.9729.6946.25
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya18rf-lf25713231012000400000.231.231.538.7697213.250.307.308.3210.0030.770.007.6913.0066.67
2003Columbus ClippersILAAAnya24of2652194265415222834174810504.278.332.407.7397919217.349.129.211.3227.8322.122.820.9297.0035.19
2003Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex-of26186691740271081200002.258.338.409.74727674.288.151.288.33010.8116.221.502.7033.0035.29
2003Totals for AAA-AAA         70260357119243544256010506.273.333.408.74110625291.333.135.231.3248.5920.622.401.3765.0035.21
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex27rf263073121520140181820102.205.298.274.57220384.255.069.164.2669.5221.432.251.1973.0020.00
2004Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet23of27642345777211245941334021435.329.410.7351.14517246274.305.406.560.46512.0414.601.218.769.7559.74
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet33lf27611652442120103301164220103.255.326.509.8358422184.281.254.345.3558.7022.832.635.4316.5052.38
2005Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet23of28732655390183225641415930535.340.427.6791.10618043314.360.339.506.45813.0618.791.447.0112.0547.78
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet33lf28381071121207160093810111.196.263.411.674449118.222.215.299.2887.6332.204.225.9315.2942.86
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet33lf-dh291103486189202266011379240100.256.333.549.88219148390.273.293.399.3719.4923.592.496.6713.3853.93
2007Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-1b3028230012000100001.375.375.7501.125618.333.375.375.4740.0012.500.0012.508.0033.33
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet33lf311033165076120255603249500206.241.292.516.80816337342.258.275.342.3447.0227.783.967.3112.6448.68
2009Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-lf32124961200260051400002.245.315.367.68218254.303.122.224.3069.2625.932.803.7024.5016.67
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet33dh32872583365111133602297210625.252.323.453.77611725294.291.201.306.3339.8624.492.484.4219.8538.46
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya-lf33415030001000100001.200.200.200.4003015.214.000.000.1790.006.670.000.000.000.00
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya38dh-lf3382212226170123300196130303.288.350.491.84110419237.345.203.292.3668.0225.743.215.0617.6731.15
2011Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan-lf34617331024002400000.176.263.588.85110319.091.412.529.35910.5321.052.0010.538.50100.00
2011Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33lf34366641311270041600004.197.243.333.57622470.229.136.197.2555.7122.864.002.8633.0030.77
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter64018272564508341153013915951014016430.246.309.485.7948862022016.275.239.322.0007.8925.303.215.7015.8944.89
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter9113344580928207281475455130367645415401758.278.352.488.84016323823797.301.210.327.0009.6716.991.763.8722.7541.16
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter338123420733980968208171014925013116628.275.355.519.8746411571413.291.244.371.00010.5417.691.684.8118.1546.31
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter321117621132279850202111014523014113921.274.357.482.8395671371349.299.208.332.00010.7517.051.593.7123.5242.55
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter191723109195307229716657136112726.270.330.422.75230559800.302.152.245.0007.1317.002.392.7532.8630.26
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter416251002100300000.313.313.375.6886116.385.062.125.0000.0018.750.000.000.0020.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter57195516717473664162631403.344.394.579.97311328219.361.235.328.0007.3111.871.633.2027.8641.79
Detroit Tigers Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter485146321635872399255381284119012421.245.307.501.8087331741612.268.256.340.0007.9425.503.216.1414.7848.60
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter89225246480133500196530303.284.344.493.83711121250.340.209.293.0007.6026.003.425.2017.3132.81
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3073121520140181820102.205.298.274.57220384.255.069.164.0009.5221.432.251.1973.0020.00
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter366641311270041600004.197.243.333.57622470.229.136.197.0005.7122.864.002.8633.0030.77
Average MLB - Per 162 games162462651142112976124012940418.246.309.485.79422451510.275.239.322.0007.8925.303.215.7015.8944.89
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259510316537526979565115717310.278.352.488.84029068675.301.210.327.0009.6716.991.763.8722.7541.16

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya20OF55--864219290.9781.64------5796.591.7
1997Greensboro Bats SALAnya20OF4--6---661.0001.50------4100.02.9
1998Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya21OF120--282792298289.9702.41------12298.486.3
1999Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya22OF48--104831115112.9742.33------6969.635.3
1999Norwich Navigators EastAAnya22OF49--848719992.9291.88------5196.134.5
2000Norwich Navigators EastAAnya23OF111--197119-217208.9591.87------13184.778.2
2001Norwich Navigators EastAAnya24OF137--27778-292284.9732.07------13998.696.5
2002Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya25OF104--290751302297.9832.86------10797.273.2
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya25RF4-255---551.0001.250.20-----757.12.5
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya25LF3-52---221.0000.670.40-----742.91.9
2003Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya26OF52--12353-131128.9772.46------52100.036.1
2003Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex26OF17--30-1-3130.9681.76------1894.412.0
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex26RF2019161321--33331.0001.650.20-----3066.712.3
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex26DH4---------------3013.32.5
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex26LF42195---551.0001.250.26-----3013.32.5
2004Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet27OF63--9412-9795.9791.51------6498.444.1
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet27RF1276816---16161.0001.330.24-----6119.77.4
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet27DH5---------------618.23.1
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet27LF4031298783-181811.0002.030.27-----6165.624.7
2005Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet28OF56--7542-8179.9751.41------7376.738.9
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet28DH4---------------3810.52.5
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet28RF1098214-1-1514.9331.400.17-----3826.36.2
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet28LF211615331---31311.0001.480.20-----3855.313.0
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet29RF554414---14141.0002.800.32-----1104.53.1
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet29LF54524007012-7371.9731.310.18-----11049.133.3
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet29DH4643--------------11041.828.4
2007Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet301B1--141-315151.00015.00------250.00.7
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet30DH6---------------867.03.7
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet30LF3732277671217068.9711.840.25-----8643.022.8
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet301B333119518015217197195.9905.911.00-----8638.420.4
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet30RF933710---10101.0001.110.27-----8610.55.6
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet311B9341341-1035351.0003.890.85-----1038.75.6
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet31LF7369488120351128123.9611.680.25-----10370.945.1
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet31DH13---------------10312.68.0
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet31RF72258---881.0001.140.32-----1036.84.3
2009Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32LF3--3---331.0001.00------1225.02.1
2009Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32RF1--2---221.0002.00------128.30.7
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet321B2-33--1331.0001.501.00-----872.31.2
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet32LF201712519---19191.0000.950.15-----8723.012.3
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet32DH50---------------8757.530.7
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya33RF1--1---111.0001.00------425.00.7
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya33LF2--4---441.0002.00------450.01.4
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya333B1-1--1-1---------821.20.6
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH34---------------8241.521.0
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya33LF2517123222112524.9600.960.20-----8230.515.4
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya33RF864812-1-1312.9231.500.25-----829.84.9
2011Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan34LF5--4---441.0000.80------683.33.5
2011Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34LF17159926-1-2726.9631.530.26-----3647.210.6
MLB Totals for LF - 10 season(s)-   LF294251198744010114461450.9761.530.23-----2940.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH16243--------------1620.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 8 season(s)-   RF755149011112-114112.9821.490.23-----750.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B443423921716228235233.9915.300.97-----440.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1-1--1-1---------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF292--61217131642629.9802.15------2920.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF10--11---11111.0001.10------100.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF2--3---331.0001.50------20.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--141-315151.00015.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF297--55826241608584.9611.97------2970.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF168--38615123413401.9712.39------1680.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF4--6---661.0001.50------40.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF55--864219290.9781.64------550.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya20---------55-
1997Greensboro Bats SALAnya20---------4-
1998Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya21---------120-
1999Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya22---------48-
1999Norwich Navigators EastAAnya22---------49-
2000Norwich Navigators EastAAnya23---------111-
2001Norwich Navigators EastAAnya24---------137-
2002Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya25---------104-
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya25------3-4--
2003Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya26---------52-
2003Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex26---------17-
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex26------4-20-4
2004Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet27---------63-
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet27------40-12-5
2005Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet28---------56-
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet28------21-10-4
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet29------54-5-46
2007Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet30--1--------
2007Detroit TigersALMLBdet30--33---37-9-6
2008Detroit TigersALMLBdet31--9---73-7-13
2009Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32------3-1--
2009Detroit TigersALMLBdet32--2---20---50
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya33------2-1--
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya33-----125-8-34
2011Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan34------5----
2011Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34------17----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor24238115284142001111110102.346.426.568.99446994.358.222.34611.7011.701.004.2620.2532.14
2002Maryvale SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor256222101004112400001.455.500.5001.00011124.556.045.1368.3316.672.000.000.0010.00
2006Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB292262111950472151710001.306.368.581.94936968.366.275.3717.3525.003.405.8815.5047.37
2006Detroit TigersDiv SeriesMLB29415252001001500000.333.375.467.8427216.500.134.2006.2531.255.000.000.0040.00
2006Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB2925100000000100000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2006Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB2921000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2007Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB30205671441390031400000.250.288.518.80629859.282.268.3215.0823.734.675.0818.6757.14
2008Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB311843911604100061400100.256.340.6741.014291050.269.418.55812.0028.002.338.0010.7590.91
2009Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3218456720240051310000.156.255.333.58815451.167.177.2899.8025.492.603.9222.5057.14
2010New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3319524710220022110000.135.182.269.45114355.172.134.1733.6438.1810.503.6426.0042.86
2010New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB3327120012001100000.286.375.7141.089518.200.428.57112.5012.501.0012.507.0050.00
2010New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB33616020001001700010.125.176.125.3012017.222.000.0635.8841.187.000.000.000.00
2011Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3419446126014011820000.273.319.477.79621747.314.204.2052.1317.028.002.1344.0058.33
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs2910317385142412131510103.369.441.553.9945710118.400.184.30111.0212.711.153.3925.7526.32
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs1163024370241163622228750101.232.294.477.77114441330.270.245.3186.6726.363.954.8518.8858.57
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs622372013002600000.318.375.545.92012324.400.227.3188.3325.003.004.1722.0042.86
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs821120001001800010.095.136.095.2312022.154.000.0484.5536.368.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs21000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2013Tampa YankeesFSLA+Minornya36Hitting Coach1365878.42622.06Luis Sojo
2014Trenton ThunderEastAAMinornya37Hitting Coach1426775.47221.04Tony Franklin
2015Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRidersILAAAMinornya38Hitting Coach1448163.563--1Dave MileyLost in Semi-Finals
2016New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya39Assistant Hitting Coach1628478.5199.04Joe Girardi
2017New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya40Assistant Hitting Coach1629171.5622.02Joe GirardiLost in ALCS (Astros)
* 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

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1997Gulf Coast League All-Star (OF)1
2001Double-A All-Star (OF) ... Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (OF) ... Eastern League All-Star Team (OF)3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2011-07-14Released by Dodgers 
2011-06-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-05-03InjuredDisabled -- Right quad strain 
2011-01-18ContractSigned by Dodgers 
2010-11-07Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-07-04InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-06-13InjuredDisabled -- Strained Right Hamstring 
2010-02-08ContractSigned by Yankees 
2009-04-21InjuredDisabled -- Pulled ribcage muscle 
2008-01-17ContractSigned by Tigers (1-year) 
2007-08-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-07-19InjuredDisabled -- Strained left hamstring 
2003-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
2003-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-06-06TradeTraded by Yankees to Rangers for Ruben Sierra. 
1997-05-16Contractsigned 
* 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
2002New York YankeesTeam Payroll25200,000-75738-2,011,045200,000200,000
2003Texas RangersTeam Payroll26300,000-70348-2,163,527300,000500,000
2004Detroit TigersTeam Payroll27300,000-75533-2,070,100300,000800,000
2005Detroit TigersTeam Payroll28300,000-79440-2,189,055300,0001,100,000
2006Detroit TigersTeam Payroll29342,000-63026222,365,072327,0001,442,000
2007Detroit TigersTeam Payroll30432,500-52420352,459,737380,0001,874,500
2008Detroit TigersTeam Payroll311,275,000-37317592,696,252390,0003,149,500
2009Detroit TigersTeam Payroll322,275,000-30516632,746,792400,0005,424,500
2010New York YankeesTeam Payroll33900,0006.10843919522,812,412400,0006,324,500
2011Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll341,000,000-42620522,722,607414,0007,324,500
* 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