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Bobby ThigpenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1982-1996 MLB Years: 1986-1994
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Rated Prospect

PositionsP-515Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Thomas Thigpen
Height6-3Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 17,1963 [54.311]PlaceTallahassee,Florida
High SchoolAucilla Christian (Monticello,FL)
CollegeMississippi State University (Starkville,MS), Seminole State College of Florida (Altamonte Springs,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 4th round (85th overall) of the 1985 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 7th round (179th overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsKen Stauffer
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1986-CHA-#2 ... 1987-CHA-#1
MLB DebutAugust 6,1986 [23.020]
OrganizationsCHA [10] PHI [1] SEA [1] Awards2Awards Voting2-190
TBC Player ID18817Retrosheet IDthigb001MLBAM ID123230
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts51Walks45Hittable53SO/BB49vsPower53Hitting0Durability69Team.519Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1985Mississippi State UniversSECNCAA-1Rel21143.4327027000742.0271816029490001.335.79--6.2110.501.69.200-
1985Niagara Falls SoxNYPLA-cha-Rel21231.72281270025952.0301210019742000.945.16--3.2712.733.89.400-
1985Appleton FoxesMidwAcha-Rel21100.0010100002.21000140000.753.37--3.3713.504.001.000-
1985Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0331.64291280025954.1311210020782000.935.07--3.2712.763.90.5000.94
1986Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-ST228114.68252505000159.218297831254904001.4810.260.683.045.071.67.421-
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha58Rel22201.77200200014735.22677112200011.076.560.253.035.051.671.0003.11
1987Hawaii IslandersPCLAAAcha-ST23236.15990210052.2723836514170001.6312.300.852.392.911.21.400-
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37R/CL23752.735105100371689.08630271024520031.248.701.012.435.262.17.5834.07
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37CL24583.306806800593490.0963833633626241.439.600.603.306.201.88.3853.49
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37CL25263.766106100563479.06234331040472111.297.061.144.565.351.18.2504.78
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37CL26461.837707700735788.2602018532702011.046.090.513.257.112.19.4003.08
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37CL27753.496706700583069.26332271038472041.458.141.294.916.071.24.5835.18
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37R/CL28134.755505500402255.0582929433450031.659.490.655.407.361.36.2504.06
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37Rel29005.71250250011134.2512522512190051.8213.241.303.124.931.58-5.24
1993Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37Rel29316.0517017005019.023131329100101.6610.710.934.194.661.11.7504.69
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31Rel30029.3970700307.212983540002.2214.093.525.874.700.80.0009.13
1996Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcha-Rel32017.1140400006.08552261001.5811.372.842.848.533.00.000-
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter31363.43448044800356201566.253723721756238376124221.368.500.893.775.951.58.4631.33
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter13184.4167353271259271.229315213419901917001.409.640.622.966.282.12.419-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter246.251394210058.1804341716231001.6312.201.072.443.511.44.333-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8114.68252505000159.218297831254904001.4810.260.683.045.071.67.421-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.0010100002.21000140000.753.37--3.3713.504.001.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter231.72281270025952.0301210019742000.945.16--3.2712.733.89.400-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter143.4327027000742.0271816029490001.335.79--6.2110.501.69.200-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter28333.26424042400348201539.250221519651224362123221.348.340.853.726.011.62.459-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter316.0517017005019.023131329100101.6610.710.934.194.661.11.750-
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter029.3970700307.212983540002.2214.093.525.874.700.80.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12143.4317301730013878220.0208928422921455291.368.500.893.775.951.58.4621.33
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10144.4154282661207220.023612210815721546001.409.640.622.966.282.12.417-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Mississippi State UniversSECNCAA-1p205315219427084500183200000.276.353.480.8337315170.304.204.322.37310.5918.821.784.7119.0035.71
1985Mississippi State UniversSECNCAA-1p2165229467012095652404200000.306.409.476.88510921269.343.170.358.39714.8715.611.053.3525.4430.00
1985Niagara Falls SoxNYPLA-cha-p21295210000002000000.200.429.200.629107.200.000.400.33028.570.000.000.000.000.00
1993Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37p29171000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter171000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter295210000002000000.200.429.200.629107.200.000.400.00028.570.000.000.000.000.00
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter295210000002000000.200.429.200.629107.200.000.400.00028.570.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter118381651121901710152587400000.294.387.478.86518236439.328.184.344.00013.2116.861.283.8722.4132.14
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter171000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16210000000000000000.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1622811600000011000000.200.429.200.6296039.200.000.400.00028.570.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1985Niagara Falls Sox NYPLA-cha21P28--37--10101.0000.36------2996.636.4
1985Appleton Foxes MidwAcha21P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
1986Birmingham Barons SouAAcha22P25--919423228.8751.12------25100.017.5
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22P20-3524-1661.0000.300.17-----20100.012.3
1987Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAcha23P9--107-317171.0001.89------9100.06.4
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23P51-89814212422.9170.430.25-----51100.031.5
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24P68-90511-216161.0000.240.18-----68100.042.2
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25P61-7977--14141.0000.230.18-----61100.037.9
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26P77-88108121918.9470.230.20-----77100.047.5
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27P67-693151-1918.9470.270.26-----67100.041.4
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28P55-5576-213131.0000.240.24-----55100.034.0
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29P25-3412-1331.0000.120.09-----25100.015.4
1993Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29P17-19-3-1331.0000.180.16-----17100.010.5
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30P7-7-1--111.0000.140.14-----7100.06.3
1996Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcha32P4---1--111.0000.25------4100.02.8
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P448-5654371410118114.9660.250.20-----4480.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P13--108-318181.0001.38------130.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P25--919423228.8751.12------250.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P28--37--10101.0000.36------280.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1985Niagara Falls Sox NYPLA-cha2128----------
1985Appleton Foxes MidwAcha211----------
1986Birmingham Barons SouAAcha2225----------
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2220----------
1987Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAcha239----------
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2351----------
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2468----------
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2561----------
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2677----------
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2767----------
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2855----------
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2925----------
1993Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2917----------
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea307----------
1996Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcha324----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1993Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB29005.402001.2111301.675.400.005.4016.203.000.00.000
1993Philadelphia PhilliesWorld SeriesMLB29000.002002.2101000.913.370.003.370.000.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs005.4020200001.7101013001.205.400.005.4016.203.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0020200002.7100010000.753.370.003.370.000.000.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2007Bristol White SoxAppRkMinorcha43Manager682543.36825.04 
2009Winston-Salem DashCaroA+Minorcha45Pitching Coach1387365.529--1Joe McEwingLost in Semi-Finals
2010Winston-Salem DashCaroA+Minorcha46Pitching Coach1398158.583--1Joe McEwingLost in Finals
2011Winston-Salem DashCaroA+Minorcha47Pitching Coach1406971.4938.03Julio Vinas
2012Birmingham BaronsSouAAMinorcha48Pitching Coach1396376.45315.55Bobby Magallanes
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha49Bullpen Coach1626399.38930.05Robin Ventura
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha50Bullpen Coach1627389.45117.04Robin Ventura
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha51Bullpen Coach1627686.46919.04Robin Ventura
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha52Bullpen Coach1627884.48116.54Robin Ventura
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1990AL Pitcher of the Month (May) ... AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-04-29Released by Mariners. 
1994-01-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1993-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-08-10TradeTraded by White Sox to Phillies for Jose DeLeon. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1986Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2260,000-61446-386,34760,00060,000
1987Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2360,000-59533-344,90660,000120,000
1988Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2470,000-5692118392,10762,500190,000
1989Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll25467,500-265868++429,80262,500657,500
1990Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll26325,000-376946515,727100,000982,500
1991Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll272,418,667-61292++742,231100,0003,401,167
1992Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll283,166,667-60493++962,245109,0006,567,834
1993Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll293,416,667-69293++968,431109,0009,984,501
1993Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll293,416,667-69593++968,431109,0009,984,501
1994Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll30200,000-5071943957,101109,00010,184,501
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red