NZ Eff wrote:He's a 31 year old journeyman with decent pop but nothing else.
Well, I'm a fan of Thames and despite NZ selling this guy much too short in his statement, Thames is roster worthy in most roto leagues for that 'decent pop' alone. This quoted sentence makes NZ sound like he only plays in light, 8-team MLB universe leagues. Thames is the definition of waiver wire value, man.
In Thames' career no one has given him true full time status, so I imagine it'd be more of a surprise if he started every game than it'd be if he was sat for Joyce, Sheffield, AAA rookie, etc. Unless every spare outfielder with promise is traded or injured, I imagine Thames will remain a 5 out of 7 game starter for the rest of the season.