- Born: April 28, 2000
- B/T: Left/Left
- 5’11”, 175-lbs
- Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2nd round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mount Carmel HS (Chicago, IL).
Looking at the above, we see so much blue and green it becomes aesthetically pleasing.
Nothing wrong with his OBP approach. In particular note how his walks at the Rookie ball level were not far off from his strikeouts. When you see an 18-year-old showing a good batting eye in his first taste of professional ball, you have a good prospect on your hands.
The power leaves a bit to be desired, as his ISO improved to .150, but is still not where you want it to be. Certainly we see that in his weak Hard% number. But he has some speed, he draws walks, and he doesn’t strike out too often. As a teenager, that’s not bad.
Probably not too much power given his body type though. At 5’11” and weighing 175 lbs., Thomas will probably only produce average power at maturity. On the other hand, he is the son of the White Sox’s conditioning coach, so if any dad can help a son develop power, it’s going to be Allan Thomas.
- Rotowire: #59 (of the Top 400 prospects), the 17th-best prospect outfielder.
- BaseballHQ: #61 on their Top 100.
- Fangraphs: #70 on their Top 120, a 50 future value prospect.
- Fantasy Six Pack: #157 on their Top 750 Dynasty list.
- Prospects365: #66 of Ray Butler’s Top 200.
- Imaginary Brick Wall: #45 of the Top 487.
Can he handle Double-A? That will tell us a lot. Does his high-OBP carry over there, or will higher levels figure him out?