MLB Baseball

#7
Eric Thames
AVG HR RBI
.370 11 19
Team: MilwaukeeHt / Wt: 6-0 / 205 NFBC ADP: 182.19
Position: 1BBorn: 11/10/1986 Birthplace: Santa Clara, California
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 7th Round by Blue Jays (2008)


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Apr. 28 4:09 PM PT5:09 PM MT6:09 PM CT7:09 PM ET19:09 ET23:09 GMT7:09 4:09 PM MST6:09 PM EST6:39 PM VEN3:09 UAE (+1)6:09 PM CT-Thames is back in the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night after leaving Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness.
Analysis: Thames, who leads the majors with 11 homers, appeared to be favoring his left hamstring as he stretched before the Cincinnati Reds batted in the eighth inning on Wednesday. Manager Craig Counsell talked with him near first base before the two walked off the field. Thames, who returned to the majors this season after playing in South Korea for three years, said he first felt the tug on his left hamstring about a week ago, but played through the discomfort.
Apr. 26 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Thames exited Wednesday's game against Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning with a tight left hamstring. "It's not a big deal," Brewers manager Craig Counsell of Thames, who had been plagued by the injury for the past five days.
Analysis: Thames entered play on Wednesday as the major league leader in homers (11) and pushed his league-best total in runs scored to 27 after crossing the plate twice in the 9-4 win. The 30-year-old homered in each of Milwaukee's first six games versus Cincinnati before being held in the park on Wednesday. Thames, who is batting .370 with 19 RBIs, had a single and two walks. "We have an off-day (Thursday), and I'm going to take full advantage of that," Thames said.
Apr. 26 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Thames hit his major league-leading 11th home run - his eighth against Cincinnati this season - and the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Reds.
Analysis: Thames is the first player in the modern era to homer in each of his first six games against an opponent. No other player has eight home runs total this season.
Apr. 24 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET23:58 ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST11:28 PM VEN7:58 UAE (+1)10:58 PM CT-Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10 and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-7 on Monday night.
Analysis: Thames, who is slugging .910 and has a 1.392 OPS, is feasting on Cincinnati pitching this season, going 7 for 19 with seven homers and 11 RBIs.
Apr. 22 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET22:49 ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST10:19 PM VEN6:49 UAE (+1)9:49 PM CT-Thames, who leads Milwaukee with eight home runs, drew three walks in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Thames has been as hot as anyone in the league, and now it appears teams have begun pitching around the surprising slugger.
Apr. 21 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Thames hit his MLB-leading eighth homer - a two-run shot in the fifth inning - and finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored in Thursday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Only time will tell if he can keep it up, but Thames needs to be locked into fantasy lineups as he continues to punish opposing pitching. The former Korean League star is on an eight-game barrage in which he's hit .484 (15 for 31) with seven homers, 11 RBIs and 16 runs scored.
Apr. 19 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET21:06 ET1:06 GMT9:06 6:06 PM MST8:06 PM EST8:36 PM VEN5:06 UAE (+1)8:06 PM CT-Thames went 0 for 2 with three walks Wednesday against the Cubs to see his 11-game hitting streak come to an end.
Analysis: After going 0 for 1 as a pinch-hitter on April 4, Thames hit .452 (19 for 42) with seven homers, 10 RBIs and 16 runs during the hit streak.
Apr. 18 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET23:37 ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST11:07 PM VEN7:37 UAE (+1)10:37 PM CT-Thames failed to homer in a sixth straight game Tuesday at Chicago, instead settling for his second straight three-hit game.
Analysis: Since going 0 for 1 as a pinch-hitter on April 4, Thames is batting .452 (19 for 42) with seven homers, 10 RBIs and 16 runs. Thames set a Brewers record by getting a hit in his 12th straight start to begin the season. The former Korean star has an extra-base hit in eight consecutive games.
Apr. 17 6:51 PM PT7:51 PM MT8:51 PM CT9:51 PM ET21:51 ET1:51 GMT9:51 6:51 PM MST8:51 PM EST9:21 PM VEN5:51 UAE (+1)8:51 PM CT-Thames had three hits and tied a franchise record by homering in his fifth straight game on Monday. The former Korean baseball star hit a solo shot off Chicago Cubs right-hander John Lackey in the third inning Monday night. Thames' streak ties him with Jeromy Burnitz in August 1997 for the franchise mark.
Analysis: Thames has seven homers in 14 games this year and six over his past five games. Hopefully, you picked him up by now.
Apr. 16 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET20:46 GMT4:46 1:46 PM MST3:46 PM EST4:16 PM VEN0:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Thames homered for a fourth straight game in the Brewers' 4-2 win over the Reds on Sunday.
Analysis: Thames, who hadn't played in the majors since 2012, had five homers in the series against the Reds.
Apr. 15 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Thames connected for two more solo homers and scored three times in the Brewers' loss at Cincinnati on Saturday.
Analysis: Thames, who spent the previous three seasons playing in Korea, is making Brewers GM David Stearns look like a smart man by producing five homers and 10 RBIs through his first 10 games back in the majors. The 30-year-old is now riding an eight-game hitting streak and is 6 for 12 with four homers, seven RBIs and six runs scored over his last three outings.
Apr. 14 8:39 PM PT9:39 PM MT10:39 PM CT11:39 PM ET23:39 ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST11:09 PM VEN7:39 UAE (+1)10:39 PM CT-Thames homered for the second straight night, singled and drove in three runs as the Brewers beat the Reds 10-4 on Friday night.
Analysis: Thames has hit safely in seven straight games, batting .400 with three homers and two doubles.
Apr. 13 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET22:35 ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST10:05 PM VEN6:35 UAE (+1)9:35 PM CT-Thames homered and Jimmy Nelson turned in his second straight strong start and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped Cincinnati's four-game winning streak, knocking off the Reds 5-1 Thursday night.
Analysis: Thames has gotten off to a nice start in his first season with Milwaukee. He's hitting .360 with two home runs and five RBIs in eight games.
Apr. 6 5:14 PM PT6:14 PM MT7:14 PM CT8:14 PM ET20:14 ET0:14 GMT8:14 5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST7:44 PM VEN4:14 UAE (+1)7:14 PM CT-Thames singled and walked Thursday against the Rockies.
Analysis: Thames, who spent the last three seasons in the Korean Baseball Organization and led the league with 40 homers in 2016, is 4 for 12 with a homer and three RBIs through Milwaukee's first four games.
Apr. 6 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Thames hit his first major league homer in nearly five years and finished 2 for 4 in Wednesday's win over Colorado.
Analysis: Thames, who spent the last three seasons in the Korean Baseball Organization and led the league with 40 homers in 2016, last went deep in an MLB game on Sept. 23, 2012. The 30-year-old's comeback is off to a good start, as he's 3 for 9 with three RBIs through Milwaukee's first three games.
Mar. 8 4:24 PM PT5:24 PM MT6:24 PM CT7:24 PM ET19:24 ET0:24 GMT8:24 5:24 PM MST7:24 PM EST7:54 PM VEN4:24 UAE (+1)6:24 PM CT-Milwaukee newcomer Eric Thames doubled on Wednesday to raise his spring batting average to .167.
Analysis: Fantasy owners have a right to be skeptical concerning Thames, who arrives after a successful run in Japan. He'll have to prove he can perform similarly on the big stage here.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 Tor 95 362 58 95 24 5 12 37 23 88 2 1 .262 .313 .456
2012 Tor 46 148 17 36 7 1 3 11 9 40 0 1 .243 .288 .365
2012 Sea 40 123 10 27 5 2 6 14 6 47 1 0 .220 .256 .439
2012 Tot 86 271 27 63 12 3 9 25 15 87 1 1 .232 .273 .399
2017 Mil 21 73 27 27 6 0 11 19 16 19 0 1 .370 .489 .904
Career 202 706 112 185 42 8 32 81 54 194 3 3 .262 .319 .480


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