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Gary ThurmanTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-1998 MLB Years: 1987-1997
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-1517, DH-23, CF-4, LF-3, RF-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGary Montez Thurman Jr.
Height5-10Weight165BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 12,1964 [53.343]PlaceIndianapolis,Indiana
High SchoolNorth Central (Indianapolis,IN)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsArt Stewart
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1985-KCA-#10 ... 1986-KCA-#9 ... 1987-KCA-#3 ... 1988-KCA-#1
MLB DebutAugust 30,1987 [22.291]
OrganizationsKCA [10] NYN [2] ANA [1] CHA [1] DET [1] MON [1] SEA [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID18900Retrosheet IDthurg001MLBAM ID123326
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed92Power38Contact41XBH34RBIs35Runs65Hitting57Durability54Team.504Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Gulf Coast RoyalsGCLRkkca-of1859203325282019318345806200.256.360.315.6756410245.354.059.340.31713.8823.671.710.000.0019.23
1984Charleston (sc) RoyalsSALAkca-of19129478711096865144178112781310.228.347.312.65914920571.296.084.310.31114.1922.241.571.0579.6718.35
1985Fort Myers RoyalsFSLA+kca-of2013445368137990457018689343410.302.395.362.75716418532.376.060.325.34812.7817.481.370.000.0013.14
1986Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-of211315258816424127625318578104300.312.378.444.82223343589.357.132.307.3669.6813.751.421.1975.0026.22
1986Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-of2132110000202000000.500.750.5001.250104.500.0002.000.57850.000.000.000.000.000.00
1986Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1345278916524127625518598104300.313.380.444.82423443593.357.131.313.3689.9513.661.371.1875.2926.06
1987Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-of2211545088132149839587488435300.293.363.418.78118831509.343.125.344.3469.4316.501.751.5756.2523.48
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25of222781122420057282001001.296.360.321.68126290.393.025.185.3138.8922.222.500.000.008.33
1988Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-of23106422771061263403512388048320.251.317.329.64613921475.301.078.223.2958.0016.842.110.63140.6719.81
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25of23356661110025142000000.167.214.182.39612170.239.015.136.1885.7128.575.000.000.009.09
1989Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-of24176451432035471800000.219.296.328.62421571.304.109.234.2879.8625.352.570.000.0035.71
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25of24728724172105160152602100.195.311.241.552213105.274.046.402.26814.2924.761.730.000.0017.65
1990Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-of2598381651261480263915316846210.331.385.409.79415622424.400.078.223.3607.3116.042.190.000.0017.46
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25of25236051430031121201002.233.258.283.54117363.292.050.083.2473.1719.056.000.000.0021.43
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25of2680184245190213155114213104.277.320.359.6796611200.348.082.196.3095.5021.003.821.0092.0021.57
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25of27882002549630209693416003.245.281.305.586619216.295.060.120.2694.1715.743.780.000.0018.37
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet15of28758922192201370113001102.213.297.281.578254102.317.068.270.26910.7829.412.730.000.0021.05
1994Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcha-of291304707612417125602073585104316.264.326.383.70918034522.311.119.221.3156.7016.282.430.9694.0027.42
1995Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-of3093363651091012546228206253102.300.344.435.77915827392.350.135.229.3445.1015.823.101.2872.6024.77
1995Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32of301325382003521300100.320.333.400.73310227.348.080.240.3213.7011.113.000.000.0025.00
1996Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-of311274498112024693925124010873104.267.336.408.74418339500.333.141.258.3308.0021.602.701.8049.8932.50
1997Ottawa LynxILAAAmon-of32431041622410584182823013.212.339.269.608285127.289.057.269.28914.1722.051.560.000.0022.73
1997Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-of3223807204001241111601202.250.333.300.63324494.303.050.225.29311.7017.021.450.000.0020.00
1997Totals for IL-IL         66184234281017125294424215.228.336.283.619529221.296.055.250.29113.1219.911.520.000.0021.43
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn10cf-lf32116010000010000001.167.167.167.334106.167.000-.167.1500.000.000.000.000.000.00
1998Newark BearsAtlInd-3329109233042417132111621102.275.350.459.8095010124.289.184.385.3548.8712.901.453.2327.2533.33
1998Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAana-of335818224406211681204243005.220.311.291.602539209.281.071.220.2809.5720.102.100.48182.0022.50
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter4247981211942762646518611872144013.243.297.299.59623935879.313.056.192.0006.9421.273.070.23399.0018.04
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1266462676412761558944463424132510950515027722.276.352.376.72817412885264.337.100.274.0009.6918.051.860.84105.1422.57
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter8132967505814108583128622671270591393615522.274.341.381.72211311973327.332.107.250.0008.1217.762.190.9395.7124.20
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1315258816424127625318578104300.312.378.444.82223343589.357.132.307.0009.6813.751.421.1975.0026.22
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13445368137990457018689343410.302.395.362.75716418532.376.060.325.00012.7817.481.370.000.0013.14
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter129478711096865144178112781310.228.347.312.65914920571.296.084.310.00014.1922.241.571.0579.6718.35
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter59203325282019318345806200.256.360.315.6756410245.354.059.340.00013.8823.671.710.000.0019.23
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter29109233042417132111621102.275.350.459.8095010124.289.184.385.0008.8712.901.453.2327.2533.33
Kansas City Royals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter325678961662342485315491542132010.245.297.299.59620329744.313.054.183.0006.5920.703.140.27339.0017.47
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter758922192201370113001102.213.297.281.578254102.317.068.270.00010.7829.412.730.000.0021.05
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1325382003521300100.320.333.400.73310227.348.080.240.0003.7011.113.000.000.0025.00
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter116010000010000001.167.167.167.334106.167.000-.167.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623054674102124257237115205.243.297.299.5969113336.313.056.192.0006.9421.273.070.23399.0018.04
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259298163201165954176512276313.276.352.376.72822337674.337.100.274.0009.6918.051.860.84105.1422.57

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1983Gulf Coast Royals GCLRkkca18OF58--1271333143140.9792.41------5998.395.1
1984Charleston (sc) Royals SALAkca19OF124--3115133329316.9602.55------12996.187.3
1985Fort Myers Royals FSLA+kca20OF132--36818103396386.9752.92------13498.595.0
1986Memphis Chicks SouAAkca21OF99--2775111293282.9622.85------13175.668.8
1986Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca21OF1--2---221.0002.00------333.30.7
1987Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca22OF114--2831186302294.9742.58------11599.181.4
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22OF27--615216866.9712.44------27100.016.7
1988Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca23OF92--1951661217211.9722.29------10686.864.8
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23OF32--3612-3937.9491.16------3591.419.9
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23DH1---------------352.90.6
1989Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca24OF15--341213735.9462.33------1788.210.3
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24OF60--5423-5956.9490.93------7283.337.0
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24DH4---------------725.62.5
1990Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca25OF92--16366-175169.9661.84------9893.963.0
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25OF21--32---32321.0001.52------2391.313.0
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26OF72--12924-135131.9701.82------8090.044.4
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27OF67--13852-145143.9862.13------8876.141.4
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27DH9---------------8810.25.6
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF53--543316057.9501.08------7570.732.7
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet28DH9---------------7512.05.6
1994Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcha29OF128--2641141279275.9862.15------13098.588.9
1995Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea30OF86--1801372200193.9652.24------9392.559.7
1995Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30OF9--15---15151.0001.67------1369.26.2
1996Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn31OF122--262752274269.9822.20------12796.186.5
1997Ottawa Lynx ILAAAmon32OF40--5711-5958.9831.45------4393.028.6
1997Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn32OF23--5121-5453.9812.30------23100.016.2
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn32CF4--3---331.0000.75------1136.42.5
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn32LF3--1---111.0000.33------1127.31.9
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn32RF1---------------119.10.6
1998Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAana33OF50--823218785.9771.70------5886.235.0
MLB Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF341--51918162553537.9711.57------3410.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH23---------------230.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF4--3---331.0000.75------40.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF3--1---111.0000.33------30.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF763--157371421416861644.9752.15------7630.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF99--2775111293282.9622.85------990.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF132--36818103396386.9752.92------1320.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF124--3115133329316.9602.55------1240.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF58--1271333143140.9792.41------580.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1983Gulf Coast Royals GCLRkkca18---------58-
1984Charleston (sc) Royals SALAkca19---------124-
1985Fort Myers Royals FSLA+kca20---------132-
1986Memphis Chicks SouAAkca21---------99-
1986Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca21---------1-
1987Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca22---------114-
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22---------27-
1988Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca23---------92-
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23---------321
1989Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca24---------15-
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24---------604
1990Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca25---------92-
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25---------21-
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26---------72-
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27---------679
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---------539
1994Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcha29---------128-
1995Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea30---------86-
1995Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30---------9-
1996Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn31---------122-
1997Ottawa Lynx ILAAAmon32---------40-
1997Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn32---------23-
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn32------341--
1998Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAana33---------50-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1999Arizona Mariners ArizRkMinorsea34Manager563224.5717.02 
2000Wisconsin Timber RattlersMidwAMinorsea35Manager1387860.5659.00 
2001Wisconsin Timber RattlersMidwAMinorsea36Manager1368452.6183.02 Lost in Semi-Finals (Kane County)
2002Wisconsin Timber RattlersMidwAMinorsea37Manager1395386.38132.58 
2003Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAMinorsea38Assistant Coach1446678.4588.04Dan Rohn
2004San Antonio MissionsTexAAMinorsea39Hitting Coach1386672.47819.03Dave Brundage
2005San Antonio MissionsTexAAMinorsea40Hitting Coach1407664.5432.02Dave BrundageLost in Semi-Finals
2006Inland Empire 66ersCalifA+Minorsea41Manager1407268.5142.03 League Champions
2007Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea42First Base Coach1628874.5436.02Mike Hargrove,John McLaren
2008Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle43Minor League Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator1628181.5007.53Eric Wedge
2012Miami MarlinsNLMLBMLBmia47First Base Coach1626993.42629.05Ozzie Guillen
2013Washington NationalsNLMLBMLBwas48Minor League Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator1628676.53110.02Davey Johnson
* 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 [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1999Arizona League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1998-01-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1997-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-06-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
1997-06-02Released by Mets. 
1996-11-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1996-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-12-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1995-10-16Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-12-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1994-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-02-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1993-12-20Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-03-26Claimed on waivers by Tigers from Royals. 
* 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
1987Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll2262,500-5132817344,90660,00062,500
1988Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll2362,500-60441-392,10762,500125,000
1989Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll2462,500-69136-429,80262,500187,500
1990Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll25100,000-64945-515,727100,000287,500
1991Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll26100,000-62043-742,231100,000387,500
1992Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll27287,500-4392246962,245109,000675,000
1993Detroit TigersTeam Payroll28425,000-4022056968,431109,0001,100,000
1995Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll30250,000-4472249999,520109,0001,350,000
1997New York MetsTeam Payroll32150,000-76645-1,182,177150,0001,500,000
* 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