gatorgreenwell wrote:"But those at-bats never came as Thames struggled to hit right-handers consistently and was an average fielder at best.
He's torn up both of those old tags this season.
Thames is hitting .292 with eight homers and 15 RBI against righties, and he's making big plays in the field. Last year he hit .209 against right-handers.
His best recent plays were a diving catch to rob Giants catcher Bengie Molina of a hit and save a run, and a running, leaping grab against the fence at Comerica Park to thwart Delwyn Young of the Dodgers.
All that work with Tigers outfield coach Andy Van Slyke since the 2006 season is paying off. "
http://www.mlive.com/tigers/stories/ind ... thispage=2
IMO he's still a below-average fielder...me and my friends call him Easy Thames because he never seems to have much urgency getting to a ball out there