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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 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 1 0 0
1966 21 0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A HOU 58 154 143 6 28 2 0 0 10 1 4 8 56 .196 .247 .210 .457 30 2 0 1
1966 21 1.0 Bismarck-Mandan NORL A- HOU 45 125 115 5 22 1 0 0 9 1 3 7 41 .191 .248 .200 .448 23 2 0 1
1966 21 0.0 Salisbury WCRS A HOU 13 29 28 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 15 .214 .241 .250 .491 7 0 0 0
1967 22 0.8 Cocoa FLOR A HOU 31 88 79 10 15 2 1 1 9 1 0 8 23 .190 .273 .278 .551 22 1 0 0
1968 23 0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A- HOU 61 127 117 14 18 2 1 1 10 3 1 9 46 .154 .213 .214 .426 25 0 0 1
1968 23 2.9 Williamsport NYPL A- 3 6 5 2 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 .400 .333 .800 1.133 4 0 0 1
1968 23 0.6 Greensboro CARL A HOU 58 121 112 12 16 2 0 1 5 3 1 9 45 .143 .207 .188 .394 21 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
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
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 630 2009 1814 174 421 52 13 23 185 11 10 166 422 .232 .299 .313 .612 568 12 7 10
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 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 1 0 0
A- (2 seasons) A- 48 131 120 7 24 1 1 0 14 1 3 7 42 .200 .252 .225 .477 27 2 0 2
A (5 seasons) A 175 464 425 44 82 9 2 8 46 6 3 35 126 .193 .257 .280 .537 119 2 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

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 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
1 Season 0 1 .000 13.50 1 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 3.000 13.5 0.0 13.5 0.0 0.00
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
1966 21 Bismarck-Mandan NORL A- HOU C 44 338 309 18 11 1 .967 7.43 14
1967 22 Cocoa FLOR A HOU OF 44 74 73 0 1 0 .986 1.66
1967 22 Cocoa FLOR A HOU C 27 175 159 13 3 2 .983 6.37 5
1968 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A- HOU 1B 6 31 28 2 1 2 .968 5.00
1968 23 Williamsport NYPL A- 1B 2 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 5.50
1968 23 Greensboro CARL A HOU OF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
1968 23 Greensboro CARL A HOU 1B 4 20 17 2 1 2 .950 4.75
1968 23 Greensboro CARL A HOU C 39 213 193 14 6 3 .972 5.31 7
1969 24 Peninsula CARL A HOU C 54 319 292 22 5 1 .984 5.81 12
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
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
9 Seasons 559 3707 3369 266 72 30 .981 6.50 118
C (8 seasons) C 505 3601 3268 264 69 28 .981 6.99 118
1B (1 season) 1B 6 31 28 2 1 2 .968 5.00
OF (2 seasons) OF 47 75 73 0 2 0 .973 1.55
P (1 season) P 1 0.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 234eb027

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