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#23 Tony Thomas, OF

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Position: OF
Date of Birth: 07/10/1986
Height: 5' 10"   Weight: 215 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Tampa, FL

Biography:

•  Became the first player in professional baseball history to steal first base on Saturday 7/13, donated his historic cleats to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on 8/3, and after a pregame ceremony celebrating his Cooperstown bound cleats he went 4/4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored 

2018 Highlights:

• Spent the first 100 games of his 12th professional season with the Witchita Wingnuts before finishing the season with the Sugar Land Skeeters

• Hit 25 home runs in his 116 total games played and added on 11 stolen bases

• In his 11th for the Skeeters he hit an extra inning walk-off grandslam to send Sugar Land to the Championship Series, the Skeeters went on to win the championship

Previous Career:

• Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)

• Played four seasons in the Cubs organization before spending the next three seasons with the Boston Red Sox organization where he reached as high as AAA Pawtucket, went on to play for three other organizations at the AA level

• Has hit 10+ home runs in each of the past eight seasons, has set career highs in each of his last two seasons, 18 in 2017, 25 in 2018

Personal:

• Is followed by Barack Obama on Twitter

• Went to college at Florida State University, led the NCAA in runs, doubles, total bases and had an impressive .430 batting average  

 
2019 Roster »
8 Charlie Valerio C
2 Mike Falsetti C
13 Jon Griffin IF
9 Edwin Garcia IF
6 Kent Blackstone IF
7 Josh McAdams IF
27 Cory Vaughn OF
1 Rubi Silva OF
23 Tony Thomas OF
15 Joe Benson OF
4 Travis Witherspoon OF
25 Ryan Chaffee P
20 Daryl Thompson P
17 Tommy Thorpe P
41 Mat Latos P
18 John Hayes P
38 Adam Choplick P
14 Michael Kelly P
26 Kevin Munson P
46 James Dykstra P
24 Kyle Simon P
28 Brandon Shimo P
19 Dusten Knight P
10 Kevin McGovern P
40 Mitchell Lambson P
40 Dean Green IF
22 Andrew Johnston P
37 Miguel Nunez P
3 Adam Atkins P

Full roster...