Tony Thomas (Harrisonburg 2005) has had an interesting minor league season so far. He started the year with Minnesota, but was cut in spring training. He then signed with the Phillies, who assigned him to Reading in the Eastern League. He played a total of 25 games with the Fightin’ Phils, and was released again.
The Detroit Tigers grabbed him, and sent him right back to the Eastern League to play for Erie. Last week, Tony showed why he is still in pro ball when he exploded for Erie and was named the Eastern League’s Offensive Player of the Week.
This is what Jake Seiner wrote about Tony’s week on milb.com:
(.556/.619/.944, 5 G, 10-for-18, 4 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB, 0 K)
The 2007 third-round pick out of Florida State landed with Erie last month and has found his home run stroke since. The 29-year-old hit safely in each of his five games with the SeaWolves last week, including a four-hit outburst July 10 at Harrisburg that featured a home run, three runs and two RBIs. Thomas first reached Double-A in 2009 and has played for six different teams across Double-A and Triple-A since.
Way to go, Tony!