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Full Name: Marcus Markley Thames Primary Position: OF,LF,DH,RF
Height/Weight: 6'2"/205 First Game: June 10, 2002
Birthdate: March 6, 1977 MLB Experience: 6 years
Birthplace: Louisville, Mississippi
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Marcus Thames (Marcus Markley Thames) was born on March 6, 1977 in Louisville, Mississippi. He made his Major League debut on June 10, 2002 for the New York Yankees. In 2004, his rookie year, he hit .255 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI. Thames played for the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 5 year career.

Most people believe that Marcus Thames's best season was 2006, when he slugged 26 home runs and knocked in 60 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2002 NY A 7 13 2 3 1 2 .231 .231 .538 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2003 TEX A 30 73 12 15 1 4 .205 .298 .274 2 0 8 18 2 0 0 0 2
2004 DET A 61 165 24 42 10 33 .255 .326 .509 12 0 16 42 2 0 0 0 3
2005 DET A 38 107 11 21 7 16 .196 .263 .411 2 0 9 38 1 0 0 1 1
2006 DET A 110 348 61 89 26 60 .256 .333 .549 20 2 37 92 4 0 1 0 0
2007 DET A 86 269 37 65 18 54 .242 .278 .498 15 0 13 72 1 0 2 1 6
Total 332 975 147 235 63 169 .241 .306 .492 52 2 83 266 10 0 3 2 12

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2002 NY A LF 3 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 NY A OF 7 2 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 NY A RF 4 2 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 TEX A DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 TEX A OF 24 21 180.2 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 TEX A LF 4 2 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 TEX A RF 20 19 161.2 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 DET A LF 40 31 298.2 78 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 DET A RF 12 7 68.1 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 DET A OF 52 38 367 94 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 DET A DH 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 DET A OF 31 25 235 45 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
2005 DET A DH 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 DET A LF 21 16 153 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 DET A RF 10 9 82 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .933
2006 DET A LF 54 52 400.2 70 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .973
2006 DET A DH 46 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 DET A OF 59 57 444.2 84 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .977
2006 DET A RF 5 5 44 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 DET A OF 46 35 313.2 77 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .975
2007 DET A LF 37 32 276.2 67 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .971
2007 DET A 1B 33 31 195.1 180 15 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2007 DET A RF 9 3 37 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 DET A DH 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total DH 65 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 60 45 418 91 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .989
Total LF 159 133 1153 253 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .985
Total OF 219 178 1571 344 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .986
Total 1B 33 31 195.1 180 15 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 .990

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Yankees in the 30th round of the free-agent draft (June 4, 1996 - signed May 16, 1997).
  • Traded by New York Yankees to Texas Rangers in exchange for Ruben Sierra (June 6, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (October 15, 2003).
  • Signed by Detroit Tigers (December 7, 2003).

Trivia

  • Marcus' mother, Veterine, has been paralyzed due to an automobile crash when Marcus was only 5 years old. As a result, she has only been able to watch him play in person a handful of times.
  • In the summer of 2007, Marcus and his current wife welcomed their first child, a girl named Jade. Thames also has another daughter, Deja (born in 1997), from a previous relationship.
  • His nickname, "Slick", is the result of getting his hair cut too short when he was 4 years old [4].
  • Thames served in the National Guard from 1994 to 1998.


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