Jim Thome # - DH/1B

  • Age: 44
  • DOB: 1970/08/27
  • POB: Peoria, IL
  • Height: 6-4 Weight: 250lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 22
  • Drafted by Cleveland in 1989 (13th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsOne of the greatest home run hitters and RBI producers ever. Brought a rare mix of power and patience to the plate. Was more than just a masher: waited for his pitch, could blast it out to all fields, and was clutch. A high-character leader.
FlawsLike many legendary sluggers, he whiffed a lot. Lacked mobility and didn't bring much on the defensive side, becoming limited to DH-ing and pinch hitting duties later in his career.
Career potentialAll-time great slugging first baseman, with Hall of Fame credentials.

Honours and Awards

2006AL - Comeback player of the year
2006Named to the All-Star Game
2004Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (Best exemplifies the character of Lou Gehrig)
2004MLB - Players Choice Awards (Man of the Year)
2004Named to the All-Star Game
2002Roberto Clemente Man of the Year (Outstanding skills, sportsmanship and community involvement)
2001MLB - Players Choice Awards (Man of the Year)
1999Named to the All-Star Game
1998Named to the All-Star Game
1997Named to the All-Star Game
1996AL - Silver Slugger
1993International League (AAA) - Most Valuable Player
1993International League (AAA) - All-Star Team
1993Triple-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1993Triple-A - Player of the Year (Baseball America)
1991Eastern League (AA) - All-Star Team
1991Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1990Appalachian League (R) - All-Star Team
1990Short Season - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/08/02Announced his retirement.
2014/08/02Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/09/21Missed 49 games (herniated disc).
2012/07/31Herniated disc, 15-day DL.
2012/07/28Neck spasms, day-to-day.
2012/06/30Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2012/06/06Missed 36 games (back injury).
2012/05/02Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 29th, 2012).
2012/04/29Back injury, day-to-day.
2011/11/05Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/08/25Acquired from the Minnesota Twins.
2011/07/15Missed 2 games (toe injury).
2011/07/10Toe injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/09Missed 1 game (toe injury).
2011/07/08Toe injury, day-to-day.
2011/06/24Missed 20 games (left quad).
2011/06/02Left quad, 15-day DL.
2011/05/30Missed 1 game (left shoulder inflammation).
2011/05/29Left shoulder inflammation, day-to-day.
2011/05/22Missed 19 games (oblique injury).
2011/05/04Oblique injury, 15-day DL.
2011/05/01Oblique injury, day-to-day.
2011/04/30Missed 4 games (oblique injury).
2011/04/27Oblique injury, day-to-day.
2011/01/14Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2010/10/01Missed 6 games (back injury).
2010/09/25Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/09/11Missed 2 games (abdominal injury).
2010/09/08Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2010/09/01Missed 2 games (lower back pain).
2010/08/29Lower back pain, day-to-day.
2010/05/19Missed 2 games (right ankle injury).
2010/05/17Right ankle injury, day-to-day.
2010/01/26Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2009/09/14Missed 6 games (heel injury).
2009/09/07Heel injury, day-to-day.
2009/08/31Acquired from the Chicago White Sox.
2009/08/21Missed 3 games (heel injury).
2009/08/17Heel injury, day-to-day.
2009/07/30Missed 1 game (sore back).
2009/07/28Sore back, day-to-day.
2009/05/01Missed 3 games (heel injury).
2009/04/28Heel injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/20Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/15Suspended by the MLB for 1 game.
2007/08/26Missed 1 game (back injury).
2007/08/25Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/08/04Missed 1 game (back injury).
2007/08/03Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/22Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2007/06/19Back spasms, day-to-day.
2007/05/20Missed 18 games (rib injury).
2007/04/29Rib injury, 15-day DL.
2007/04/28Rib injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/27Missed 2 games (rib injury).
2007/04/24Rib injury, day-to-day.
2006/08/30Missed 5 games (hamstring).
2006/08/24Hamstring, day-to-day.
2006/08/04Missed 2 games (wrist injury).
2006/08/01Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2006/06/06Missed 3 games (quadriceps injury).
2006/06/02Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2005/11/25Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2005/10/02Missed 83 games (right elbow injury).
2005/08/28Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow injury).
2005/07/01Right elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2005/05/21Missed 19 games (lower back pain).
2005/05/03Lower back pain, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 1st, 2005).
2004/10/01Missed 3 games (chest injury).
2004/09/28Chest injury, day-to-day.
2004/09/19Missed 2 games (chest injury).
2004/09/16Chest injury, day-to-day.
2004/08/17Missed 2 games (collarbone injury).
2004/08/14Collarbone injury, day-to-day.
2004/07/24Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2004/07/23Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/05/29Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2004/05/28Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/05/25Missed 5 games (finger injury).
2004/05/20Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/05/02Missed 1 game (thumb injury).
2004/05/01Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2003/08/01Missed 1 game (groin).
2003/07/31Groin, day-to-day.
2003/07/10Missed 1 game (sore back).
2003/07/09Sore back, day-to-day.
2002/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies to a six-year contract.
2002/10/29Filed for free agency.
2002/07/26Missed 6 games (back injury).
2002/07/20Back injury, day-to-day.
2002/07/12Missed 4 games (back injury).
2002/07/05Back injury, day-to-day.


2014/08/02Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2012/06/30Philadelphia Phillies traded Jim Thome to the Baltimore Orioles for Kyle Simon and Gabriel Lino.
2011/11/05Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2011/08/25Minnesota Twins traded Jim Thome to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later.
2010/01/26Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins.
2009/08/31Chicago White Sox traded Jim Thome to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Justin Fuller.
2005/11/25Philadelphia Phillies traded Jim Thome and cash considerations to the Chicago White Sox for Aaron Rowand, Daniel Haigwood and a player to be named later (Dec. 8th - Gio Gonzalez).
2002/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies.
1989/06/05Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round in 1989.

Career Stats

2012Total Phi/BalMLB581631741708252261001.252.344.442.786
2011Total Min/CleAL93277327116015504692000.256.361.477.838
2009LA DodgersNL171704000307000.
2009Chicago WSAL1073455586150237469116000.249.372.493.865
2009Total ChA/LAMLB1243625590150237769123000.249.366.481.847
2008Chicago WSAL1495039312328034909114710-.245.362.503.865
2007Chicago WSAL13043279119190359695134010.275.410.563.973
2006Chicago WSAL14349010814126042109107147000.288.416.5981.014
1992Colo. SpringsAAA1248111541214616028.313.400.563.963
1991Colo. SpringsAAA411512043732281229006.285.331.411.742
1989GCL IndiansR5518622445302221336421.237.314.296.610


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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