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Josh Thole    \tol-ee\

Joshua Michael Thole

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 28, 1986 in Breese, IL
High School: Mater Dei HS (Breese, IL)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 2009 (Age 22.310, 17,252nd in MLB history)   vs. COL 5 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/BlueJays 2009-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$800k (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.165, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Hendricks Sports [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 22 NYM NL 17 59 53 2 17 2 1 0 9 1 0 4 5 .321 .356 .396 .752 101 21 1 0 0 2 0 2
2010 23 NYM NL 73 227 202 17 56 7 1 3 17 1 0 24 25 .277 .357 .366 .723 99 74 8 1 0 0 1 2
2011 24 NYM NL 114 386 340 22 91 17 0 3 40 0 2 38 47 .268 .345 .344 .690 94 117 8 4 1 3 6 2
2012 25 NYM NL 104 354 321 24 75 15 0 1 21 0 0 27 50 .234 .294 .290 .584 64 93 12 1 4 1 6 2
2013 26 TOR AL 45 135 120 11 21 3 1 1 8 0 0 12 25 .175 .256 .242 .497 38 29 3 1 2 0 0 2/D3
2014 27 TOR AL 57 150 133 11 33 4 0 0 7 0 3 14 25 .248 .320 .278 .598 72 37 4 0 3 0 0 2/D
2015 28 TOR AL 18 52 49 5 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .204 .250 .245 .495 37 12 2 0 0 0 0 2
2016 29 TOR AL 16 46 40 1 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 12 .150 .244 .225 .469 32 9 0 0 1 0 0 2
8 Yrs 444 1409 1258 93 309 50 3 9 105 2 5 127 198 .246 .317 .312 .628 76 392 38 7 11 6 13
162 Game Avg. 162 514 459 34 113 18 1 3 38 1 2 46 72 .246 .317 .312 .628 76 143 14 3 4 2 5
NYM (4 yrs) 308 1026 916 65 239 41 2 7 87 2 2 93 127 .261 .331 .333 .664 85 305 29 6 5 6 13
TOR (4 yrs) 136 383 342 28 70 9 1 2 18 0 3 34 71 .205 .279 .254 .533 50 87 9 1 6 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 136 383 342 28 70 9 1 2 18 0 3 34 71 .205 .279 .254 .533 50 87 9 1 6 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 308 1026 916 65 239 41 2 7 87 2 2 93 127 .261 .331 .333 .664 85 305 29 6 5 6 13

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 22 NYM NL 17 59 -0 -0 0 -1 1 -0 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 2
2010 23 NYM NL 73 227 -1 1 -0 -3 3 0 -0.0 7 7 0.6 .500 .500 1.0 0.0 10 2
2011 24 NYM NL 114 386 -3 -4 0 -4 6 -5 -0.6 12 7 0.6 .495 .497 1.0 0.2 11 $420,000 2
2012 25 NYM NL 104 354 -18 -2 -0 4 6 -10 -1.0 11 2 0.1 .490 .494 -0.5 1.1 -2 $498,920 2
2013 26 TOR AL 45 135 -10 -0 -0 -3 2 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .473 .493 -0.4 -0.1 -3 $1,250,000 2/D3
2014 27 TOR AL 57 150 -5 -3 0 -5 3 -10 -1.0 5 -4 -0.4 .482 .494 0.1 -0.2 1 $1,250,000 2/D
2015 28 TOR AL 18 52 -4 -0 -0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .466 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $1,750,000 2
2016 29 TOR AL 16 46 -4 -0 0 0 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .481 .498 -0.1 0.1 -1 2
8 Seasons 444 1409 -44 -9 0 -14 23 -44 -4.7 46 2 -0.3 .489 .496 1.0 1.0 16 $5,168,920
NYM (4 yrs) 308 1026 -22 -6 0 -4 16 -15 -1.7 32 17 1.4 .495 .497 1.7 1.3 21 $918,920
TOR (4 yrs) 136 383 -22 -3 -0 -10 6 -29 -3.0 14 -16 -1.7 .477 .494 -0.7 -0.3 -5 $4,250,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 22 NYM NL 59 39 8 5.5 104 .340 .321 .262 .356 .335 .396 .416 .752 .751 101 .561 0.3 0.0 .703 .170 .075 .0
2010 23 NYM NL 227 154 26 4.5 100 .305 .277 .258 .357 .328 .366 .407 .723 .735 99 .493 0.1 0.0 .649 .213 .089 1.5
2011 24 NYM NL 386 263 41 4.2 95 .300 .268 .254 .345 .321 .344 .396 .690 .717 94 .475 -0.7 -0.1 .606 .182 .076 .0
2012 25 NYM NL 354 263 26 2.6 97 .273 .234 .255 .294 .320 .290 .405 .584 .724 64 .274 -15.4 -1.5 .469 .140 .056 .0
2013 26 TOR AL 135 104 8 2.1 99 .213 .175 .259 .256 .324 .242 .409 .497 .733 38 .191 -10.5 -1.1 .412 .167 .067 .0
2014 27 TOR AL 150 110 11 2.7 92 .306 .248 .254 .320 .317 .278 .391 .598 .708 72 .296 -4.7 -0.5 .449 .113 .030
2015 28 TOR AL 52 41 3 2.0 99 .250 .204 .257 .250 .320 .245 .415 .495 .735 37 .177 -4.3 -0.4 .366 .102 .041
2016 29 TOR AL 46 35 3 2.3 97 .185 .150 .252 .244 .317 .225 .411 .469 .728 32 .219 -3.8 -0.4 .412 .200 .075 .0
8 Yrs 1409 1009 126 3.4 97 .284 .246 .256 .317 .322 .312 .403 .628 .725 76 .368 -39.0 -3.9 .527 .165 .066 3.3
162 Game Avg. 514 368 46 3.4 97 .284 .246 .256 .317 .322 .312 .403 .628 .725 76 .368 -39.0 -3.9 .527 .165 .066 1
NYM (4 yrs) 1026 719 101 3.8 97 .294 .261 .256 .331 .323 .333 .403 .664 .726 85 .418 -15.7 -1.6 .571 .174 .072 3.1
TOR (4 yrs) 383 290 25 2.3 96 .253 .205 .256 .279 .320 .254 .403 .533 .723 50 .231 -23.3 -2.4 .419 .140 .050 .0
AL (4 yrs) 383 290 25 2.3 96 .253 .205 .256 .279 .320 .254 .403 .533 .723 50 .231 -23.3 -2.4 .419 .140 .050 .0
NL (4 yrs) 1026 719 101 3.8 97 .294 .261 .256 .331 .323 .333 .403 .664 .726 85 .418 -15.7 -1.6 .571 .174 .072 3.1

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 22 NYM NL 59 0.0% 8.5% 6.8% 5.1% 18% 1.25 10.6 5.9 0.85 1.62 85% 36% 0.0% 0%
2010 23 NYM NL 227 1.3% 11.0% 10.6% 4.9% 20% 1.04 8.1 67.3 11.9 0.83 1.10 77% 20% 3.4% 8%
2011 24 NYM NL 386 0.8% 12.2% 9.8% 5.2% 22% 1.24 7.2 113.3 8.5 1.06 1.47 76% 20% 2.3% 8%
2012 25 NYM NL 354 0.3% 14.1% 7.6% 4.5% 21% 1.85 6.4 321.0 15.3 1.39 1.68 77% 16% 1.0% 8%
2013 26 TOR AL 135 0.7% 18.5% 8.9% 3.7% 24% 2.08 4.8 120.0 15.0 0.84 1.05 70% 22% 2.2% 12%
2014 27 TOR AL 150 0.0% 16.7% 9.3% 2.7% 12% 1.79 5.3 19.0 1.74 2.28 72% 17% 0.0% 3%
2015 28 TOR AL 52 0.0% 17.3% 5.8% 3.9% 20% 3.00 5.4 24.5 0.90 1.29 77% 25% 0.0% 10%
2016 29 TOR AL 46 2.2% 26.1% 10.9% 2.2% 17% 2.40 3.3 40.0 40.0 0.69 0.85 59% 28% 7.7% 19%
8 Yrs 1409 0.6% 14.1% 9.0% 4.4% 20% 1.56 6.4 139.8 12.0 1.09 1.43 75% 20% 1.9% 8%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.4% 8.1% 7.6% 33% 2.39 4.6 35.1 8.3 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.6% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 22 NYM NL 0.3 0.0 61 -0.1 0.8 -0.8 .90 0.1 -0.2 1.3 0.1 0.97 0.4 2.31 1
2010 23 NYM NL 0.1 0.0 229 0.4 4.8 -4.4 1.22 -0.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.97 -3.0 1.56 14
2011 24 NYM NL -0.7 -0.1 390 -0.9 6.7 -7.7 1.12 -0.3 -0.5 -7.9 -0.8 1.00 -3.1 2.12 14
2012 25 NYM NL -15.4 -1.5 356 -1.1 5.1 -6.2 1.02 -1.5 0.4 -18.9 -2.0 0.96 -17.4 1.12 11
2013 26 TOR AL -10.5 -1.1 135 -1.7 1.6 -3.3 1.20 -1.1 -0.3 -14.0 -1.4 1.03 -12.2 1.75 5
2014 27 TOR AL -4.7 -0.5 153 -1.3 1.7 -3.0 1.00 -0.8 -0.5 -7.3 -0.8 0.95 -8.1 0.57 7
2015 28 TOR AL -4.2 -0.4 52 -0.2 0.6 -0.8 .93 -0.5 0.2 -5.8 -0.6 0.92 -5.5 0
2016 29 TOR AL -3.8 -0.4 47 -0.6 0.3 -0.8 .88 -0.4 -0.3 -6.2 -0.6 0.94 -4.8 0
8 Yrs -38.9 -3.9 1423 -5.5 21.6 -27.1 1.08 -4.7 -0.4 -58.6 -6.0 0.98 -53.6 1.52 52

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 22 NYM NL 0 0 10% 19 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 25% 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
2010 23 NYM NL 0 0 18% 83 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 50% 12 8 4 3 1 2 5 1 4
2011 24 NYM NL 2 0 15% 164 0 2 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 3 2 5 27% 20 16 3 6 4 2 11 5 5
2012 25 NYM NL 2 0 23% 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 5 28% 21 16 4 3 3 0 8 2 5
2013 26 TOR AL 1 0 30% 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 43% 7 5 2 2 1 1 5 1 3
2014 27 TOR AL 1 0 23% 50 0 3 0% 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 20% 6 5 1 2 2 0 2 1 1
2015 28 TOR AL 0 0 39% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
2016 29 TOR AL 0 0 0% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs 6 0 19% 518 2 5 29% 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 15 2 1 5 7 20 31% 72 56 14 18 13 5 33 11 19

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 22 NYM NL 59 83% 17 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.31 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 10% 6 3 50% 40 9 23% 6 5 83% 1 0 0% 0
2010 23 NYM NL 227 87% 56 8 0 14 5 0 3 1.56 3 0 8 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0% 51 8 16% 17 5 29% 151 17 11% 12 6 50% 4 1 25% 0
2011 24 NYM NL 386 89% 91 4 1 14 1 0 1 2.12 3 0 15 3 0 1 2 0 4 1 25% 72 8 11% 39 13 33% 273 37 14% 25 12 48% 21 10 48% 0
2012 25 NYM NL 354 77% 75 11 0 11 2 0 0 1.12 1 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 4 4 100% 62 12 19% 32 18 56% 216 20 9% 15 6 40% 15 12 80% 0
2013 26 TOR AL 135 81% 21 1 0 5 1 0 0 1.75 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 67% 33 3 9% 24 7 29% 96 7 7% 8 2 25% 7 4 57% 0
2014 27 TOR AL 150 77% 33 4 0 7 1 0 1 0.57 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75% 28 4 14% 11 7 64% 91 7 8% 2 1 50% 7 5 71% 0
2015 28 TOR AL 52 77% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 22% 5 2 40% 32 3 9% 3 2 67% 4 2 50% 0
2016 29 TOR AL 46 61% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 50% 7 0 0% 4 3 75% 27 0 0% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
8 Yrs 1409 82% 309 30 1 52 10 0 5 1.52 9 0 44 7 2 3 6 0 18 11 61% 272 38 14% 138 58 42% 926 100 11% 71 34 48% 60 35 58% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 22 NYM NL 59 218 3.69 133 61.0% 36.8% 6.0% 19.5% 37.6% 63.2% 0.0% 38.5% 90.5% 10.2% 3.4% 2 0 10.2% 6 1 6.8% 4 2 0 5 0.0% 0 0 0
2010 23 NYM NL 227 876 3.86 534 61.2% 32.4% 8.1% 26.4% 33.1% 67.6% 1.2% 41.4% 88.1% 21.6% 5.7% 13 0 14.5% 33 7 9.3% 21 13 7 18 28.0% 0 0 0
2011 24 NYM NL 386 1475 3.82 905 62.2% 30.3% 9.2% 27.7% 32.8% 69.7% 3.7% 43.4% 86.8% 18.1% 4.1% 16 0 14.5% 56 20 6.7% 26 12 7 40 14.9% 0 0 0
2012 25 NYM NL 357 1361 3.81 876 65.4% 29.9% 10.8% 27.7% 31.5% 70.1% 4.5% 45.9% 84.5% 14.8% 6.2% 22 1 13.2% 47 14 7.6% 27 16 9 41 18.0% 0 0 0
2013 26 TOR AL 136 553 4.07 340 61.5% 29.1% 10.6% 31.8% 28.5% 70.9% 0.0% 43.6% 85.1% 15.4% 7.4% 10 0 16.9% 23 6 8.8% 12 4 6 19 24.0% 0 0 0
2014 27 TOR AL 150 621 4.14 398 64.1% 29.6% 12.1% 30.4% 27.9% 70.4% 0.0% 45.1% 82.9% 10.0% 5.3% 8 0 14.7% 22 7 8.0% 12 8 5 20 20.0% 0 0 0
2015 28 TOR AL 52 194 3.73 137 70.6% 38.7% 13.9% 18.2% 29.2% 61.3% 0.0% 43.3% 77.4% 11.5% 7.7% 4 0 11.5% 6 0 5.8% 3 3 1 8 11.1% 0 0 0
2016 29 TOR AL 46 191 4.15 114 59.7% 28.1% 15.8% 30.7% 25.4% 71.9% 0.0% 42.9% 78.0% 28.3% 2.2% 1 0 19.6% 9 3 17.4% 8 4 1 11 8.3% 0 0 0
8 Yrs 1413 5489 3.88 3437 63.2% 30.8% 10.2% 27.6% 31.3% 69.2% 2.3% 43.7% 85.3% 16.5% 5.4% 76 1 14.3% 202 58 8.0% 113 62 36 162 18.2% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.6% 15.8% 27.1% 29.5% 72.4% 1.5% 46.1% 78.2% 27.0% 4.7% 14.0% 8.5% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 22 17 59 53 2 17 2 1 0 9 1 0 4 5 .321 .356 .396 .752 101 21 1 0 0 2 0
2010 23 90 286 255 19 73 9 2 3 26 2 0 28 30 .286 .357 .373 .729 99 95 9 1 0 2 1
2011 24 204 672 595 41 164 26 2 6 66 2 2 66 77 .276 .350 .356 .707 97 212 17 5 1 5 7
2012 25 308 1026 916 65 239 41 2 7 87 2 2 93 127 .261 .331 .333 .664 85 305 29 6 5 6 13
2013 26 353 1161 1036 76 260 44 3 8 95 2 2 105 152 .251 .322 .322 .645 80 334 32 7 7 6 13
2014 27 410 1311 1169 87 293 48 3 8 102 2 5 119 177 .251 .322 .317 .639 79 371 36 7 10 6 13
2015 28 428 1363 1218 92 303 50 3 8 104 2 5 122 186 .249 .319 .314 .634 77 383 38 7 10 6 13
2016 29 444 1409 1258 93 309 50 3 9 105 2 5 127 198 .246 .317 .312 .628 76 392 38 7 11 6 13

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 22 17 59 53 2 17 2 1 0 9 1 4 5 .321 .356 .396 .752 8 17
2010 23 73 228 203 18 57 7 1 3 18 1 24 25 .281 .360 .369 .729 27 73
2011 24 114 392 344 24 95 18 0 3 43 0 40 47 .276 .355 .355 .710 43 114
2012 25 104 358 324 26 78 16 0 1 22 0 28 50 .241 .302 .299 .602 29 104
2013 26 45 135 120 11 21 3 1 1 8 0 12 25 .175 .256 .242 .497 7 45
2014 27 57 153 135 12 35 4 0 0 8 0 15 25 .259 .333 .289 .622 13 57
2015 28 18 52 49 5 10 2 0 0 2 0 3 9 .204 .250 .245 .495 3 18
2016 29 16 46 40 1 6 0 0 1 1 0 5 12 .150 .244 .225 .469 2 16
8 Yrs 444 1423 1268 99 319 52 3 9 111 2 131 198 .252 .324 .319 .642 132 444
162 Game Avg. 162 519 463 36 116 19 1 3 41 1 48 72 .252 .324 .319 .642 48 444



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (3048), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (803rd), -0.3 career WAR/0.4 7yr-peak WAR/0.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 14) = 52.7 career WAR/34.2 7yr-peak WAR/43.4 JAWS

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