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Frank ThomasTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-2008 MLB Years: 1990-2008
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PositionsDH-1311, 1B-1146Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameFrank Edward Thomas
Height6-5Weight270BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 27,1968 [49.334]PlaceColumbus,Georgia
High SchoolColumbus (Columbus,GA)
CollegeAuburn University (Auburn,AL)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 1989 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$175,000Signing ScoutsMichael RizzoDan MonzonService Time17.063 (2007)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1990-MLB-#29 ... 1990-CHA-#7
MLB DebutAugust 2,1990 [22.067]
OrganizationsCHA [17] OAK [2] TOR [2] Awards34Awards Voting11-1879
TBC Player ID396Retrosheet IDthomf001MLBAM ID123245
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed40Power87Contact59XBH80RBIs87Runs51Hitting76Durability77Team.541Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Auburn UniversitySECNCAA-11b-dh19592095675120216800383640500.359.457.7181.17515033256.344.359.541.48714.8414.060.958.209.9544.00
1988Auburn UniversitySECNCAA-11b-dh2055182457021095442422260200.385.509.6481.15711830232.399.263.505.50318.109.480.523.8820.2242.86
1989Auburn UniversitySECNCAA-11b-dh216420662831931983007325100300.403.568.8011.36916541292.388.398.752.57625.008.560.346.5110.8449.40
1989Gulf Coast White SoxGCLRkcha-1b211752819501111011310200.365.470.519.98927666.360.154.385.44016.674.550.271.5252.0031.58
1989Sarasota White SoxFSLA+cha-1b215518827529143001313330100.277.386.399.7857514223.316.122.282.36213.9014.801.061.7947.0026.92
1989Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         72240357114154111423640300.296.405.425.83010220289.327.129.304.38014.5312.460.861.7348.0028.17
1990Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-1b22109353851142751871751127450420.323.487.5811.06820550474.362.258.581.46923.6315.610.663.8019.6143.86
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha15,351b2260191396311373101445420305.330.454.529.98310121240.421.199.424.43718.3322.501.232.9227.2933.33
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh-1b2315855910417831232109121381121021320.318.453.5531.00630965700.350.235.479.44219.7116.000.814.5717.4736.52
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha351b241605731081854622411563122885011619.323.439.536.97530772711.341.213.431.43217.1612.380.723.3823.8838.92
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha351b2515354910617436041128421125420132310.317.426.6071.03333377676.285.290.497.43416.577.990.486.0713.3944.25
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha351b261133991061413413810123109612071215.353.487.7291.21629173517.336.376.647.49921.0811.800.567.3510.5051.77
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha351b-dh2714549310215227040111321367460122914.308.454.6061.06029967647.286.298.576.44121.0211.440.546.1812.3344.08
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha351b281415271101842604013411109705082625.349.459.6261.08533066649.339.277.484.45216.8010.790.646.1613.1835.87
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha351b-dh29146530110184350351251110969307915.347.456.6111.06732470649.344.264.470.45416.8010.630.635.3915.1438.04
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh301605851091553522910970110936011214.265.381.480.86128166712.266.215.415.37615.4513.060.854.0720.1742.58
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh-1b311354867414836015773387669081314.305.414.471.88522951590.322.166.346.38514.7511.190.762.5432.4034.46
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh321595821151914404314313112945081813.328.436.6251.06136487707.327.297.486.44115.8413.300.846.0813.5345.55
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh3320688153041000101200120.221.316.441.75730779.208.220.368.31712.6615.191.205.0617.0046.67
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh3414852377132291289230881157010210.252.361.472.83324758628.267.220.394.36114.0118.311.314.4618.6843.94
2003Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh351535468714635042105001001151204411.267.390.562.95230777662.265.295.478.40415.1117.371.156.3413.0052.74
2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh36742405365160184902645760132.271.434.563.99713534311.283.292.550.42420.5818.330.895.7913.3352.31
2005Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha-371142381014004900002.190.261.286.54712246.219.096.190.2488.7019.572.252.1742.0025.00
2005Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35dh3734105192330122600163100302.219.315.590.9056215124.169.371.524.37412.9025.001.949.688.7565.22
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35dh381374667712611039114008181606313.270.381.545.92625450559.247.275.448.39214.4914.491.006.9811.9539.68
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35dh39155531631473002695008194705314.277.377.480.85725556624.291.203.356.37312.9815.061.164.1720.4238.10
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35dh4016607101031100111310003.167.306.333.63920472.159.166.350.29515.2818.061.184.1720.0040.00
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35dh405518620496151900284420106.263.364.387.7517212217.319.124.274.34012.9020.281.572.3037.2024.49
2008Totals for AL-AL         7124627597183000395730109.240.349.374.7239216289.280.134.293.32913.4919.721.462.7730.7527.12
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter2322819914942468495125211704322316671397870121168225.301.419.555.9744550102810074.304.254.458.00016.5513.870.845.1715.7441.65
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter192635123193426241168615811990722.304.445.502.94731972809.339.198.450.00019.5314.710.752.9726.4637.31
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1142381014004900002.190.261.286.54712246.219.096.190.0008.7019.572.252.1742.0025.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter109353851142751871751127450420.323.487.5811.06820550474.362.258.581.00023.6315.610.663.8019.6143.86
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5518827529143001313330100.277.386.399.7857514223.316.122.282.00013.9014.801.061.7947.0026.92
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1752819501111011310200.365.470.519.98927666.360.154.385.00016.674.550.271.5252.0031.58
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1785971632285234920542153832001000.382.514.7251.239433104780.377.343.603.00019.6210.640.546.2812.1845.61
Chicago White Sox Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter1959695613272136447114481465322314661165710109162189.307.427.568.99539499068602.310.261.473.00017.0413.540.795.2115.5342.42
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter192652971751714413300109125807319.268.376.500.87632662776.267.232.399.00014.0516.111.155.6714.8235.43
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17159170157310291060092107805317.266.369.465.83427560696.278.199.355.00013.2215.371.164.1720.3838.22
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625721041723513611922116976081216.301.419.555.97431772703.304.254.458.00016.5513.870.845.1715.7441.65
Average Minor - Per 162 games16253610416335520987513310080622.304.445.502.94726961683.339.198.450.00019.5314.710.752.9726.4637.31

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1989Gulf Coast White Sox GCLRkcha211B15--1308218140138.9869.20------1788.223.8
1989Sarasota White Sox FSLA+cha211B51--42031738458451.9858.84------5592.737.5
1990Birmingham Barons SouAAcha221B109--95477148610451031.9879.46------109100.075.7
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha221B51--42826553459454.9898.90------6085.031.5
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22DH8---------------6013.34.9
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23DH101---------------15863.962.3
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha231B56--45927243488486.9968.68------15835.434.6
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha241B158--1428921311215331520.9929.62------16098.897.5
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24DH2---------------1601.31.2
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha251B150--1222831512813201305.9898.70------15398.092.6
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25DH4---------------1532.62.5
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha261B99--73545774787780.9917.88------11387.687.6
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26DH13---------------11311.511.5
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha271B90--73834767779772.9918.58------14562.162.5
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27DH54---------------14537.237.5
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha281B139--109885911111921183.9928.51------14198.685.8
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha291B97--739491170799788.9868.12------14666.460.2
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29DH49---------------14633.630.4
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30DH146---------------16091.390.1
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha301B14--1166212124122.9848.71------1608.88.6
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31DH83---------------13561.551.6
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha311B49--38518440407403.9908.22------13536.330.4
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32DH127---------------15979.978.4
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBcha321B30-25826715138283282.9969.401.09-----15918.918.5
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33DH16---------------2080.09.9
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha331B3-19201122221.9557.001.11-----2015.01.9
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34DH140---------------14894.686.4
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha341B4-31384254442.95510.501.35-----1482.72.5
2003Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35DH124---------------15381.076.5
2003Chicago White SoxALMLBcha351B27272092069119216215.9957.961.03-----15317.616.7
2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36DH65---------------7487.840.1
2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha361B4432313-234341.0008.501.06-----745.42.5
2005Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37DH28---------------3482.417.3
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38DH135135--------------13798.583.3
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor39DH147---------------15594.890.7
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40DH53---------------5596.432.9
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor40DH16---------------16100.09.9
MLB Totals for DH - 18 season(s)-   DH1311135--------------13110.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 15 season(s)-   1B9713154979104978077684878407.9918.6615.31-----9710.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B109--95477148610451031.9879.46------1090.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B51--42031738458451.9858.84------510.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B15--1308218140138.9869.20------150.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1989Gulf Coast White Sox GCLRkcha21--15--------
1989Sarasota White Sox FSLA+cha21--51--------
1990Birmingham Barons SouAAcha22--109--------
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22--51-------8
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23--56-------101
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24--158-------2
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25--150-------4
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26--99-------13
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27--90-------54
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28--139--------
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29--97-------49
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30--14-------146
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31--49-------83
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32--30-------127
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33--3-------16
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34--4-------140
2003Chicago White SoxALMLBcha35--27-------124
2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36--4-------65
2005Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37----------28
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38----------135
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor39----------147
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak40----------53
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor40----------16

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993Chicago White SoxChamp. SeriesMLB256172600130010500000.353.593.5291.1229127.455.176.76537.0418.520.503.7017.0016.67
2000Chicago White SoxDiv SeriesMLB3239000000004000000.000.308.000.3080013.000.000.44430.770.000.000.000.000.00
2006Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB38310351022002100010.500.5831.2001.78312312.429.700.90016.678.330.5016.675.0060.00
2006Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB38413000000002410001.000.188.000.1880016.000.000.15412.5025.002.000.000.000.00
2007Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB391332491027005300001.281.378.500.87816337.259.219.37513.518.110.605.4116.0033.33
2008Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB4017503820110011200002.160.176.260.43613351.189.100.1201.9623.5312.001.9650.0037.50
MLB Spring Training Totals - 2 yrs308271730380061500003.207.261.354.61529688.219.147.2206.8217.052.503.4127.3335.29
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs619351022006100010.263.440.6321.07212325.188.369.68424.004.000.178.009.5060.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs10302600130012910001.200.442.300.7429143.250.100.50027.9120.930.752.3330.0016.67

Awards [34]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1990American League Player of the Week (September 17-September 23) ... Minor League Player of the Year (BA) (CHA)2
1991AL Player of the Month (August) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (DH) ... American League Player of the Week (July 29-August 4) ... American League Player of the Week (April 22-April 28)4
1992AL Player of the Month (September) ... American League Player of the Week (May 4-May 10) ... American League Player of the Week (July 20-July 26)3
1993AL Player of the Month (August) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (1B) ... American League Most Valuable Player3
1994AL Player of the Month (July) ... AL Player of the Month (May) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (1B) ... American League Most Valuable Player ... American League Player of the Week (July 4-July 10) ... American League Player of the Week (May 23-May 29)6
1996AL Player of the Month (September) ... AL Player of the Month (April)2
1997AL Player of the Month (May) ... American League Player of the Week (May 26-June 1) ... American League Player of the Week (July 7-July 13)3
1999American League Player of the Week (May 31-June 6)1
2000AL Comeback Player of the Year ... AL Silver Slugger Award (DH) ... American League Player of the Week (April 3-April 9) ... American League Player of the Week (July 10-July 16) ... Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star (DH) ... Chicago White Sox Player of the Year6
2003American League Player of the Week (August 18-August 24) ... Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (DH)2
2006American League Player of the Week (September 4-September 10) ... Oakland Athletics Player of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2008-11-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-09-03InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2008-08-30InjuredDisabled -- Strained right quadriceps 
2008-07-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-05-29InjuredDisabled -- Right quadriceps teninitis 
2008-04-24ContractSigned by Athletics (1-year) 
2006-11-17ContractSigned by Blue Jays (2-years) 
2006-06-30InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-06-15InjuredDisabled -- strained right quadriceps 
2006-01-25ContractSigned by Athletics 
2005-11-04Free AgentGranted free agency 
2005-09-01InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2005-07-22InjuredDisabled -- inflammation in his left foot  
2005-05-30InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-04-02InjuredDisabled -- - 
2004-08-19InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2004-07-10InjuredDisabled -- tendinitis and bone debris in his left ankle 
2002-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
2002-10-31Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-05-10InjuredDisabled -- tear in his right triceps 
1989-06-11Contractsigned 
* 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
1989Chicago White Sox-21175,000-------175,000Signing Bonus out of 1989 Draft (1st round - 7th overall)
1990Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll22100,000-64918-515,727100,000275,000
1991Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll23120,000-5482222742,231100,000395,000
1992Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll24620,000-3301359962,245109,0001,015,000
1993Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll251,115,000-2461773++968,431109,0002,130,000
1994Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll262,755,000-133486++957,101109,0004,885,000
1995Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll277,150,000-61100++999,520109,00012,035,000
1996Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll287,150,000-51100++957,870109,00019,185,000
1997Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll297,150,000-82100++1,182,177150,00026,335,000
1998Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll307,000,000-17299++1,276,192170,00033,335,000
1999Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll317,000,000-29197++1,454,491200,00040,335,000
2000Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll327,100,000-39196++1,394,248200,00047,435,000
2001Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll339,927,000-23198++1,897,758200,00057,362,000
2002Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll349,927,000-25198++2,011,045200,00067,289,000
2003Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll355,000,000-142783++2,163,527300,00072,289,000
2004Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll366,000,000-108788++2,070,100300,00078,289,000
2005Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll378,000,000-70393++2,189,055300,00086,289,000
2006Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll38500,000-49918382,365,072327,00086,789,000
2007Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll395,560,00017.063145683++2,459,737380,00092,349,000
2008Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll4012,560,000-45296++2,696,252390,000104,909,000
2008Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll4012,560,000-45196++2,696,252390,000104,909,000
* 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