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Otis Thornton

Otis Benjamin Thornton

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: June 30, 1945 in Docena, Alabama, US
High School: Westfield HS (Docena, AL)

Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 68th round of the 1965 MLB June Amateur Draft from Westfield HS (Docena, AL).

Major League Stats

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 20 0.4 Astros FLRL Rk HOU 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
1966 21 0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A HOU 58 143 28 2 0 0 .196 .210 30
1966 21 1.0 Bismarck-Mandan NORL A- HOU 45 115 22 1 0 0 .191 .200 23
1966 21 0.0 Salisbury WCRS A HOU 13 28 6 1 0 0 .214 .250 7
1967 22 0.8 Cocoa FLOR A HOU 31 87 79 10 15 2 1 1 9 1 0 8 23 .190 .264 .278 .543 22
1968 23 0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A- HOU 61 117 18 2 1 1 .154 .214 25
1968 23 2.9 Williamsport NYPL A- 3 5 2 0 1 0 .400 .800 4
1968 23 0.6 Greensboro CARL A HOU 58 112 16 2 0 1 .143 .188 21
1969 24 2.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-WRk HOU 86 235 217 26 55 6 2 4 23 3 1 16 42 .253 .306 .355 .661 77 1 0 1
1969 24 2.9 Astros FLIN WRk HOU 31 89 85 17 27 4 1 1 8 2 1 4 11 .318 .348 .424 .772 36 0 0 0
1969 24 1.8 Peninsula CARL A HOU 55 146 132 9 28 2 1 3 15 1 0 12 31 .212 .281 .311 .591 41 1 0 1
1970 25 2.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A HOU 114 432 396 41 105 16 4 8 43 1 1 32 72 .265 .322 .386 .708 153 1 3 0
1970 25 2.6 Raleigh-Durham CARL A 18 80 74 12 17 2 0 3 16 1 1 5 12 .230 .278 .378 .657 28 0 1 0
1970 25 1.9 Columbus SOUL AA HOU 96 352 322 29 88 14 4 5 27 0 0 27 60 .273 .331 .388 .720 125 1 2 0
1971 26 0.7 Oklahoma City AA AAA HOU 92 306 277 23 76 7 1 3 30 0 2 24 39 .274 .330 .339 .669 94 1 0 4
1972 27 2.1 Oklahoma City AA AAA HOU 73 187 155 15 27 5 0 0 8 1 0 28 36 .174 .316 .206 .522 32 4 0 0
1973 28 3.1 Denver AA AAA HOU 86 340 315 34 80 11 1 6 34 0 1 19 69 .254 .295 .352 .647 111 0 4 2
1974 29 6.3 Columbus SOUL AA HOU 58 227 199 22 44 5 4 1 26 3 1 26 50 .221 .313 .302 .614 60 1 0 1
10 Seasons 661 2075 1899 171 448 56 14 24 173 9 6 153 331 .236 .294 .318 .613 604 8 7 8
WRk (1 season) WRk 31 89 85 17 27 4 1 1 8 2 1 4 11 .318 .348 .424 .772 36 0 0 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
A- (2 seasons) A- 48 120 120 24 1 1 0 .200 .200 .225 .425 27
A (5 seasons) A 175 453 425 31 82 9 2 8 40 3 1 25 66 .193 .239 .280 .519 119 1 1 1
AA (2 seasons) AA 154 579 521 51 132 19 8 6 53 3 1 53 110 .253 .324 .355 .679 185 2 2 1
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 251 833 747 72 183 23 2 9 72 1 3 71 144 .245 .312 .317 .630 237 5 4 6
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1965 20 1.0 Astros FLRL Rk HOU 0 1 .000 13.50 1 1 2.0 3 3 3 0 3 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5
1 Season 0 1 .000 13.50 1 1 2.0 3 3 3 0 3 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1965 20 Astros FLRL Rk HOU P 1 0.00
1967 22 Cocoa FLOR A HOU OF 44 74 73 0 1 0 .986 1.66
1969 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-WRk HOU C 81 484 442 33 9 3 .981 5.86 17
1969 24 Astros FLIN WRk HOU 1B 1 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 7.00
1969 24 Astros FLIN WRk HOU C 27 165 150 11 4 2 .976 5.96 5
1969 24 Peninsula CARL A HOU C 54 319 292 22 5 1 .984 5.81 12
1970 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A HOU C 112 892 805 70 17 8 .981 7.81 21
1970 25 Raleigh-Durham CARL A C 18 160 149 7 4 1 .975 8.67 8
1970 25 Columbus SOUL AA HOU C 94 732 656 63 13 7 .982 7.65 13
1971 26 Oklahoma City AA AAA HOU C 78 712 653 49 10 6 .986 9.00 22
1972 27 Oklahoma City AA AAA HOU C 65 385 356 27 2 2 .995 5.89 16
1973 28 Denver AA AAA HOU C 86 567 501 51 15 5 .974 6.42 21
7 Seasons 468 3121 2835 232 54 24 .983 6.55 97
C (5 seasons) C 422 3040 2757 230 53 24 .983 7.08 97
1B (1 season) 1B 1 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 7.00
P (1 season) P 1 0.00
OF (1 season) OF 44 74 73 0 1 0 .986 1.66
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 234eb027

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