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Marcus Thames    \TIMMS\

Marcus Markley Thames

Positions: Leftfielder, Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: March 6, 1977 in Louisville, MS
Schools: East Central Community College (Decatur, MS), Texas State University (San Marcos, TX)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 30th round of the 1996 amateur draft.
Signed May 16, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 10, 2002 (Age 25.096)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Yankees/Dodgers/Rangers 2002-2011

Final Game: July 6, 2011 (Age 34.122)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2002 NYY AL 25 OF 7 2 2 30.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 2.10 1.00 .986 2.34 2.31
2002 NYY AL 25 RF 4 2 2 25.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 1.80 1.25 .982 2.12 2.10
2002 NYY AL 25 LF 3 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 96 3.60 0.67 .985 2.16 2.13
2003 TEX AL 26 OF 24 21 17 180.2 38 37 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -0 -7 0 1.89 1.58 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 TEX AL 26 RF 20 19 15 161.2 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 5 7 1.84 1.65 .980 2.11 2.09
2003 TEX AL 26 DH 4 0
2003 TEX AL 26 LF 4 2 2 19.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -107 -69 2.37 1.25 .984 2.18 2.15
2004 DET AL 27 OF 52 38 37 367.0 97 94 3 0 1 1.000 7 6 24 19 2.38 1.87 .985 2.30 2.28
2004 DET AL 27 LF 40 31 30 298.2 81 78 3 0 1 1.000 6 7 24 28 2.44 2.03 .983 2.04 2.03
2004 DET AL 27 RF 12 7 7 68.1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 2 -1 26 -18 2.11 1.33 .983 2.21 2.21
2004 DET AL 27 DH 5 3
2005 DET AL 28 OF 31 25 24 235.0 46 45 0 1 0 .978 -1 -5 -7 -25 1.72 1.45 .986 2.30 2.28
2005 DET AL 28 LF 21 16 15 153.0 31 31 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 -7 -31 1.82 1.48 .988 2.10 2.08
2005 DET AL 28 RF 10 9 9 82.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -0 -1 -6 -16 1.54 1.40 .982 2.12 2.10
2005 DET AL 28 DH 4 3
2006 DET AL 29 OF 59 57 27 444.2 87 84 1 2 0 .977 -5 -7 -14 -18 1.72 1.44 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 DET AL 29 LF 54 52 22 400.2 73 70 1 2 0 .973 -6 -6 -19 -18 1.59 1.31 .986 2.06 2.03
2006 DET AL 29 DH 46 43
2006 DET AL 29 RF 5 5 5 44.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1 -1 38 -27 2.86 2.80 .984 2.21 2.16
2007 DET AL 30 OF 46 35 24 313.2 80 77 1 2 1 .975 1 2 3 7 2.24 1.70 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 DET AL 30 LF 37 32 22 276.2 70 67 1 2 1 .971 1 2 4 9 2.21 1.84 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 DET AL 30 1B 33 31 6 195.1 197 180 15 2 17 .990 0 1 2 7 8.98 5.91 .995 9.37 9.27
2007 DET AL 30 RF 9 3 2 37.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -10 0 2.43 1.11 .985 2.09 2.06
2007 DET AL 30 DH 6 6
2008 DET AL 31 OF 80 71 27 513.0 136 128 3 5 1 .963 -0 -11 -0 -25 2.30 1.64 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 DET AL 31 LF 73 69 25 488.0 128 120 3 5 1 .961 -1 -9 -2 -22 2.27 1.68 .984 2.05 2.03
2008 DET AL 31 DH 14 13
2008 DET AL 31 1B 9 3 3 41.0 35 34 1 0 10 1.000 -2 -1 -44 -26 7.68 3.89 .994 9.26 9.18
2008 DET AL 31 RF 7 2 2 25.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 -2 43 -96 2.88 1.14 .985 2.16 2.13
2009 DET AL 32 DH 55 50
2009 DET AL 32 LF 20 17 7 125.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3 0 1.37 0.95 .987 2.12 2.09
2009 DET AL 32 OF 20 17 7 125.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3 0 1.37 0.95 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 DET AL 32 1B 2 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 -0 0 -120 0 9.00 1.50 .993 9.00 9.00
2010 NYY AL 33 DH 41 34
2010 NYY AL 33 OF 32 23 9 171.0 38 34 2 2 1 .947 -2 -4 -12 -28 1.89 1.13 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 NYY AL 33 LF 25 17 7 123.0 25 22 2 1 1 .960 -0 -3 -1 -30 1.76 0.96 .983 2.07 2.05
2010 NYY AL 33 RF 8 6 2 48.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 -2 -1 -40 -28 2.25 1.50 .984 2.10 2.08
2010 NYY AL 33 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -1 -960 -1080 0.00 0.00 .960 2.70 2.60
2011 LAD NL 34 LF 17 15 4 99.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -2 -2 -27 -25 2.36 1.53 .985 1.87 1.87
2011 LAD NL 34 OF 17 15 4 99.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -2 -2 -27 -24 2.36 1.53 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 LAD NL 34 DH 2 2
10 Seasons OF 368 304 178 2479.0 575 551 11 13 4 .977 -3 -21 -1 -10 2.04 1.53 .986 2.30 2.28
10 Seasons LF 294 251 134 1988.0 461 440 10 11 4 .976 -5 -16 -3 -9 2.04 1.53 .985 2.06 2.04
8 Seasons RF 75 53 44 491.0 114 111 1 2 0 .982 2 -5 5 -12 2.05 1.49 .983 2.14 2.11
3 Seasons 1B 44 34 9 239.1 235 217 16 2 28 .991 -1 0 -7 0 8.76 5.30 .995 9.34 9.24
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -1 -960 -1200 0.00 0.00 .960 2.70 2.60
10 Seasons TOT 413 338 187 2719.1 811 768 27 16 32 .980 -5 -22 -2 -9 2.63 1.92 .988 2.92 3.02
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2002 NYY AL 25 RF -0 -5 -0 -0 0 0
2002 NYY AL 25 LF 0 96 0 0 0 0
2003 TEX AL 26 RF 1 5 2 3 -1 -1 1 7 1 0
2003 TEX AL 26 LF -2 -107 -2 0 -2 0 -1 -69 -1 0
2004 DET AL 27 LF 6 24 6 1 4 0 7 28 5 1
2004 DET AL 27 RF 2 26 2 1 0 0 -1 -18 0 0
2005 DET AL 28 LF -1 -7 -1 0 -1 0 -4 -31 -3 -1
2005 DET AL 28 RF -0 -6 -1 1 -2 1 -1 -16 -1 1
2006 DET AL 29 LF -6 -19 -6 -2 -4 -1 -6 -18 -4 -1
2006 DET AL 29 RF 1 38 1 1 0 0 -1 -27 -1 0
2007 DET AL 30 LF 1 4 1 -0 1 0 2 9 2 0
2007 DET AL 30 1B 0 2 0 2 -2 0 1 7 1 0
2007 DET AL 30 RF -0 -10 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 DET AL 31 LF -1 -2 -1 -1 0 0 -9 -22 -6 0
2008 DET AL 31 1B -2 -44 -2 -0 -1 0 -1 -26 -1 0
2008 DET AL 31 RF 1 43 1 2 -1 0 -2 -96 -1 -1
2009 DET AL 32 LF 0 3 0 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 DET AL 32 1B -0 -120 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NYY AL 33 LF -0 -1 1 0 0 -1 -3 -30 -2 -1
2010 NYY AL 33 RF -2 -40 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -28 0 -1
2010 NYY AL 33 3B -1 -960 -1 0 -1 0 -1 -1080 -1 0
2011 LAD NL 34 LF -2 -27 -2 -2 -0 0 -2 -25 -1 -1
10 Seasons LF -5 -3 -3 -3 0 -2 -16 -9 -10 -3
8 Seasons RF 2 5 3 6 -3 -1 -5 -12 -2 -1
3 Seasons 1B -1 -7 -1 2 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 3B -1 -960 -1 0 -1 0 -1 -1200 -1 0
10 Seasons TOT -5 -2 -2 5 -6 0 -3 -22 -9 -13 0 0 -4
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2002 NYY AL 25 7 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 7 0 1 0
2003 TEX AL 26 30 21 30 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 20 24 4 3 4
2004 DET AL 27 61 41 61 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 12 52 5 13 0
2005 DET AL 28 38 28 38 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 10 31 4 4 1
2006 DET AL 29 110 100 110 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 5 59 46 8 1
2007 DET AL 30 86 72 86 76 0 0 33 0 0 0 37 0 9 46 6 9 0
2008 DET AL 31 103 87 103 86 0 0 9 0 0 0 73 0 7 80 14 10 0
2009 DET AL 32 87 67 87 22 0 0 2 0 0 0 20 0 0 20 55 18 0
2010 NYY AL 33 82 57 82 32 0 0 0 0 1 0 25 0 8 33 41 24 0
2011 LAD NL 34 36 17 36 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 17 2 18 0
10 Seasons 640 492 640 406 0 0 44 0 1 0 294 0 75 369 177 108 6
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2002 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 48% 87% 43% 2 100%
2003 TEX AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 52% 75% 36% 8 63%
2004 DET AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 18 16 0 11 3 1 10 5 0 7 3 0 7 4 1 53 31 58.5% 20 2 3.8% 1 1295 61% 81% 42% 165 48%
2005 DET AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 0 8 3 0 4 3 0 3 3 0 5 5 0 29 20 69.0% 9 0 0.0% 0 646 61% 77% 40% 79 39%
2006 DET AL 29 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 19 15 1 11 4 0 7 5 0 3 0 0 6 6 0 46 30 65.2% 15 1 2.2% 0 1679 62% 76% 38% 185 38%
2007 DET AL 30 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 15 11 0 10 5 0 2 2 0 4 2 0 8 7 0 39 27 69.2% 12 0 0.0% 1 1211 54% 74% 39% 135 50%
2008 DET AL 31 5 0 5 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 25 20 0 22 9 0 13 9 2 6 1 0 10 10 0 76 49 64.5% 25 2 2.6% 1 2135 58% 78% 44% 273 45%
2009 DET AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 10 0 5 2 0 7 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 25 18 72.0% 7 0 0.0% 0 552 50% 75% 38% 61 31%
2010 NYY AL 33 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 7 1 0 6 3 0 3 0 0 7 6 1 26 12 46.2% 13 1 3.8% 1 513 46% 74% 38% 50 46%
2011 LAD NL 34 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 13 10 76.9% 3 0 0.0% 0 411 65% 75% 40% 51 51%
10 Seasons 11 0 11 0 5 10 1 2 2 4 107 86 1 75 27 1 53 34 2 26 9 0 46 41 2 307 197 64.2% 104 6 2.0% 4 8540 58% 77% 40% 1009 44%
MLB Averages 63.9% 2.3% 58% 76% 40% 46%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2002 NYY AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 40.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 105 43% 78% 42% 11 45%
2003 TEX AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 13 6 0 6 1 0 4 3 0 3 1 0 5 2 0 31 13 41.9% 18 0 0.0% 1 702 46% 78% 40% 74 45%
2004 DET AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 313 55% 78% 37% 28 57%
2005 DET AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 15 10 66.7% 5 0 0.0% 0 358 60% 78% 39% 35 40%
2006 DET AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 185 65% 75% 43% 21 67%
2007 DET AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 162 67% 75% 37% 17 59%
2008 DET AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 107 41% 70% 36% 11 73%
2010 NYY AL 33 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 2 20.0% 8 0 0.0% 0 211 50% 81% 42% 27 44%
8 Seasons 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 29 13 0 18 6 0 10 7 0 6 1 0 14 7 0 77 34 44.2% 43 0 0.0% 1 2143 53% 78% 40% 224 50%
MLB Averages 46.8% 2.3% 58% 76% 40% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2007 DET AL 30 865 57% 75% 33% 42 93% 0 180 8 173 0 18 15 12 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 17 0 0 0 16 1 1 0 0 1 100%
2008 DET AL 31 188 60% 82% 31% 5 60% 0 34 2 32 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 1 0%
2009 DET AL 32 10 50% 70% 30% 1 100% 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 1063 58% 76% 33% 48 90% 0 217 11 207 0 19 16 12 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 28 0 0 0 27 2 1 0 0 2 50%
MLB Averages 58% 76% 32% 94% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2010 NYY AL 33 8 63% 75% 25% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 8 63% 75% 25% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 76% 32% 88% 65%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 AL  5 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  1 (5th)
2010 AL  1 (4th)

                           

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