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    Eric Thames' Homerun Streak

    Thames has a five-game homerun streak as of right now, and has hit six total homeruns over that span.

    April 13 @CIN: 2-for-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
    April 14 @CIN: 2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI
    April 15 @CIN: 2-for-4, BB, 2 HR, 3 R
    April 16 @CIN: 1-for-4, BB, HR, 2 R
    April 17 @CHC: 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 R

    His victims:
    Tim Adleman, CIN
    Bronson Arroyo, CIN
    Tony Cingrani, CIN
    John Lackey, CHC
    Wandy Peralta, CIN
    Robert Stephenson, CIN

    Longest HR streaks:
    -8-
    Long, 1956
    Mattingly, 1987
    Griffey, 1993
    -7-
    Thome, 2002
    Bonds, 2004
    -6-
    Williams, 1922
    Kelly, 1924
    Gehrig, 1931
    Cooper, 1947
    Mays, 1955
    Sievers, 1957
    Maris, 1961
    Howard, 1968
    Jackson, 1976
    Nettles, 1984
    Bonds, 2001
    Bonds, 2001


    Thames' streak ties the longest by a Brewer (Burnitz, 1997). He will be back in Chicago again tonight to face the Cubs and starter Brett Anderson.
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    Thames doubles in his first at bat against Anderson.
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    Thames doubles in his second at bat against Anderson.
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    Thames singles in his third at bat against Brian Duensing.
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    Thames decides to be merciful in his fourth at bat and simply lines out to left field against Carl Edwards Jr.
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    In his fifth and final at bat, Thames fouled out to the catcher against Hector Rondon.

    Thus ending his homerun streak. But still, what a day. He is locked in.
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    Even when he goes hitless, he walks three times. This is the benefit of having scared pitchers silly with those HR.

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    He's the second coming of Cecil Fielder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    He's the second coming of Cecil Fielder.
    Maybe. It has happened.

    Or he could be the 100th- coming of whichever "some guy" it was last year that everyone thought had suddenly became a great player because of a great first two weeks. Wasn't it Jeremy Hazelbaker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post
    Maybe. It has happened.

    Or he could be the 100th- coming of whichever "some guy" it was last year that everyone thought had suddenly became a great player because of a great first two weeks. Wasn't it Jeremy Hazelbaker?
    I think there is no doubt about thames power. he hit for a lot of power in the minors and he is not just hitting those pulled down the line brian dozier kind of bombs but he is hitting massive shots to all fields.

    however the reason he left to korea was having strikeout and plate discipline issues. so far the plate discipline looks better and the Ks went down too so he might have improved there, but I guess we still need to wait what happens if pitchers adjust and find holes in his swing. anyone can have two hot weeks but I don't think you can fake that kind of power (at least not as easy as you can fake a .400 BABIP for a couple weeks). but thames could still turn into a K machine again if pitchers make the right adjustments and he can't adjust back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dominik View Post
    I think there is no doubt about thames power. he hit for a lot of power in the minors and he is not just hitting those pulled down the line brian dozier kind of bombs but he is hitting massive shots to all fields.

    however the reason he left to korea was having strikeout and plate discipline issues. so far the plate discipline looks better and the Ks went down too so he might have improved there, but I guess we still need to wait what happens if pitchers adjust and find holes in his swing. anyone can have two hot weeks but I don't think you can fake that kind of power (at least not as easy as you can fake a .400 BABIP for a couple weeks). but thames could still turn into a K machine again if pitchers make the right adjustments and he can't adjust back.
    Oh yeah - he isn't faking power. but there are tons of guys with power who aren't very good baseball players. Time will tell if Thames has really discovered something.
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    Through 15 games, Thames is on pace for 216 runs scored, 237 hits, 65 doubles, 86 home runs, 151 RBI, 561 total bases and 14 WAR.

    He has already more than justified his full annual salary for 2017 ($4M) and we are still in April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Through 15 games, Thames is on pace for 216 runs scored, 237 hits, 65 doubles, 86 home runs, 151 RBI, 561 total bases and 14 WAR.

    He has already more than justified his full annual salary for 2017 ($4M) and we are still in April.
    Nothing but nail-biting to see if he can reach these numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Through 15 games, Thames is on pace for 216 runs scored, 237 hits, 65 doubles, 86 home runs, 151 RBI, 561 total bases and 14 WAR.

    He has already more than justified his full annual salary for 2017 ($4M) and we are still in April.
    Someone at FG noted that if he keeps this up, he will have produced the value of his three year contract by the end of May.

    Then again, Trout produced the value of his six year $144 million contract before it even began, before it was even proposed. He exceeded it by more than $50 million in his first three years, when he was paid a total of about $2 million. Even next year, when his FA years begin, and he's paid > $30 million, he will presumably exceed that value every year before the ASG.

    Speaking of Trout and millions of dollars, you know who the highest paid player on the Angels is? Pujols, right? Nope, it's Josh Hamilton, who not only is no longer with the team, but may be finished with baseball. He was playing in the minors, hoping to get back to the Rangers, when he suffered yet another knee injury. He had one last year, another one earlier this year, and while rehabbing the latter, managed to injure the other knee. Each injury has required surgery, and the Rangers have now released him. And of course, even if he manages to recover from this and find another team willing to take him, the possibility of another drug/alcohol relapse always looms over him.

    So the Angels have the biggest bargain in baseball, but also two of the worst contracts. Not many contracts are worse than Albert's, but for now, Hamilton's is even worse. Sad story. Absent the drug problems and some of the injuries, and Hamilton is probably a HOFer.
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    If I was the brewers gm I would still take the steamer protection for thames which was like 120 or so. Many thought that this projection was actually quite a bit too optimistic.

    So if thames goes 120 the rest of the year and ends with 130 and 30 hr or so it would be a success. I don't think he will be a top10 hitter in the majors and end up with a 150 ops+ but 30 HR is probably realistic
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    2 more home runs today. 10 on the season, and it's only April 24th. What a beast.
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    Seven of those homeruns are against the Reds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Through 15 games, Thames is on pace for 216 runs scored, 237 hits, 65 doubles, 86 home runs, 151 RBI, 561 total bases and 14 WAR.

    He has already more than justified his full annual salary for 2017 ($4M) and we are still in April.
    How are those stats only worth 14 WAR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    How are those stats only worth 14 WAR?
    -1.7 dWAR is dragging it down.

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    Reminds me of Justin Upton in 2013, who hit 9 HR through his first 15 games and 11 through his first 20. He ended up with a .263/.354/.464 (129 OPS+) on the season. I think Thames will end up with similar numbers.
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