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January 25, 2011

John Sickels’ Jim Thome Career Profile

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 25, 2011 12:30 pm

Sickels @ MLBall:

Jim Thome was drafted in the 13th round by the Cleveland Indians in 1989, out of Illinois Central Junior College, where he played shortstop. He began his career in the Gulf Coast League, hitting a mere .237/.314/.296 in 55 games, 186 at-bats. He showed decent strike zone judgment but little power. He split time defensively between shortstop and third base, though scouts felt he would end up at third in the long run due to lack of range. There was little to distinguish him at his point from the mass of rookie-ball players: a junior college guy drafted in the 13th round who couldn’t hit in rookie ball wouldn’t end up on many prospect lists. …

1 Comment »

  1. I hope the twins try to make him their new shortstop hahaha!!! but seriously that’s interesting. you don’t think of him as a fielder anymore as it is.

    Comment by Anonymous — January 25, 2011 @ January 25, 2011 3:45 pm | Reply

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