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Eric Thames | First Baseman | #7

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Pepperdine
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (0) / TOR
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Eric Thames ripped a solo homer Tuesday versus the Nationals.
It was a long blast in the fourth inning that was the first of back-to-back shots, as Manny Pina followed Thames with a dinger of his own. The longball was Thames' first since he had a two-homer game on Independence Day. He has 24 on the season. Jul 25 - 10:54 PM

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Eric Thames is getting the day off Thursday.

Jesus Aguilar will start at first base and bat third against Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon. This looks to be a routine breather for Thames, who went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Wednesday night's extra-innings loss at PNC Park.
Jul 20 - 9:55 AM

Eric Thames is absent from the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

Jesus Aguilar is getting the call at first base. Thames has reached base twice in both games since the All-Star break.
Jul 16 - 11:07 AM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

He's on the bench with the Brewers facing lefty Jordan Montgomery. Jesus Aguilar is handling first base.
Jul 7 - 3:46 PM

Eric Thames belted a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

Thames ripped one into the second deck off of Ubaldo Jimenez in the fifth inning and then hit a laser over the right-center field wall off of Tyler Wilson in the seventh. He also drew a walk on the day. Thames had been in a lengthy slump but has now homered in three of his last five trips to the plate.
Jul 4 - 6:47 PM

Eric Thames is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Thames sat Monday with a left-hander on the mound, but he's back in the lineup against right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. The 30-year-old hit just .163/.267/.402 in June.
Jul 4 - 12:43 PM

Eric Thames is not in Monday's lineup against the Orioles.

He'll take a seat against southpaw Wade Miley. Jesus Aguilar will start at first base and bat fifth.
Jul 3 - 11:19 AM

Eric Thames went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

After starting out the season like a house on fire, Thames has slowed significantly over the last month-plus. Sunday's home run was his first since June 17. He is still hitting a sweet .243/.372/.548 with 21 homers and 41 RBI for the season as a whole, but has just five hits in his last 43 at-bats, which works out to a dreadful .116 batting average.
Jul 2 - 6:43 PM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' lineup Friday for the second straight game.

Thames is healthy, but the Brewers are just wanting the slumping first baseman to clear his head. Jesus Aguilar is filling in again. Ryan Braun and Orlando Arcia are also on the bench, as Eric Sogard is at shortstop, Jonathan Villar is at second base and Hernan Perez is in left field.

Eric Thames is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Reds.

Jesus Aguilar will start at first base and hit fifth versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey. Thames is batting just .163 with a .267 on-base percentage in June.
Jun 29 - 3:06 PM

Eric Thames is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Thames has been ice-cold over the past two games, striking out seven times in nine at-bats. Jesus Aguilar will be playing first base and is hitting third on Wednesday while Thames attempts to clear his head.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Aguilar slotting into the third spot in the order, he'll provide value across the DFS industry at his current asking price. He's racked up a healthy .268 ISO against RHP so far this season, and Travis Shaw's presence in the clean-up spot should lead to Aguilar getting some good pitches to hit. The PIT/MIL contest is actually a sneaky stack this evening, especially the RH bats given that both pitchers have shown some reverse split tendencies.
Jun 21 - 5:07 PM

Eric Thames cranked a two-run homer in an extra-inning loss to the Padres on Saturday.

He took rookie starter Dinelson Lamet deep with a runner aboard in the third inning. It was his National League leading 20th dinger of the season. Only Aaron Judge of the Yankees has more. He has a .269 batting average with 50 runs scored and 38 RBI while playing in the major leagues for the first time since 2012.
Jun 17 - 9:02 PM

Eric Thames went 3-for-5 and hit a walkoff homer off Ryan Buchter in the 10th inning Friday to give the Brewers a 6-5 win over the Padres.

That's three straight games with a homer for Thames. We'll never know just how much of his May struggles were related to his strep throat and leg injuries, but he looks very dangerous again at the moment. He should be a top fantasy first baseman from here on in.
Jun 17 - 1:09 AM

Eric Thames hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning Thursday to propel the Brewers past the Cardinals 6-4.

Thames had a hit and a walk in the game before stepping to the plate with a runner on in the ninth inning. He went up to get a Seung-Hwan Oh offering, lining it barely over the right field wall for his 18th homer of the year. After a lull, the 30-year-old is now hitting .261/.400/.589 with 35 RBI, 48 runs scored and two steals though 61 games.
Jun 16 - 1:35 AM

Eric Thames had a two-run homer and an RBI double off Mike Leake as the Brewers edged the Cardinals 7-6 on Wednesday.

Thames was just 4-for-37 this month before coming through with a nice game tonight. He has 17 homers this year, though only six of those have come in his last 40 games. He should be more productive now that he's healthy again after last month's bout with strep throat.
Jun 15 - 1:52 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
CF1Lewis Brinson
2Brett Phillips
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
6Brent Suter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Anthony Swarzak
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jared Hughes
7Wily Peralta
8Michael Blazek
9Josh Hader