Joe Thurston Second Base

     
 

Born: September 29, 1979
Fairfield, CA
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 45th round, 1997;
4th round, 1999 by LAD

How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Dec. 2007)
College: Sacramento City College
High School: Vallejo (CA)

Photo: pawsox.com

Signed with St. Louis (Dec. 2008)

Scouting Report
: Very good athlete with a lot of speed.  Runs the bases well. Great clubhouse guy. At the plate, Thurston has a nice-looking swing, and can get the bat on the ball against less advanced pitchers.  His plate discipline is average, but has improved over the years.  Below-average power. Good range, adequate glove.  In addition to playing 2B, Thurston can also fill in at SS and OF if needed. Has the makings of an good MLB utility guy off the bench. 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  1999 Yakima Nwest A- La 19 71 277 48 79 10 3 0 32 95 27 34 27 18 0.285 0.387 0.343 0.730
  1999 San Bernardino Calif A+ La 19 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.250 0.000 0.250
  2000 San Bernardino Calif A+ La 20 138 551 97 167 31 8 4 70 226 56 61 43 25 0.303 0.380 0.410 0.790
  2001 Jacksonville Sou AA La 21 134 544 80 145 25 7 7 46 205 48 65 20 18 0.267 0.338 0.377 0.715
  2002 Las Vegas PCL AAA La 22 136 587 106 196 39 13 12 55 297 25 60 22 9 0.334 0.372 0.506 0.878
  2002 LA Dodgers NL MLB La 22 8 13 1 6 1 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 0 0.462 0.429 0.538 0.967
  2003 Las Vegas PCL AAA La 23 132 538 77 156 27 6 7 68 216 31 48 1 12 0.290 0.345 0.401 0.746
  2003 LA Dodgers NL MLB La 23 12 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0.200 0.273 0.200 0.473
  2004 Las Vegas PCL AAA La 24 101 317 38 90 17 3 4 23 125 20 46 7 2 0.284 0.356 0.394 0.750
  2004 LA Dodgers NL MLB La 24 17 17 1 3 1 1 0 1 6 0 5 0 0 0.176 0.167 0.353 0.520
  2005 Columbus IL AAA Nyy 25 29 107 13 25 3 3 2 7 40 7 19 2 2 0.234 0.287 0.374 0.661
  2005 Las Vegas PCL AAA La 25 84 257 32 74 10 2 6 35 106 13 36 4 5 0.288 0.326 0.412 0.738
  2006 Scranton-WB IL AAA Phi 26 127 479 74 135 29 9 9 55 209 43 65 20 10 0.282 0.349 0.436 0.785
  2006 Philadelphia NL MLB Phi 26 18 18 3 4 1 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 0.222 0.300 0.278 0.578
  2007 Reading East AA Phi 27 4 13 2 4 2 0 0 2 6 2 1 1 1 0.308 0.400 0.462 0.862
  2007 Ottawa IL AAA Phi 27 129 496 70 149 29 9 5 59 211 44 55 16 14 0.300 0.367 0.425 0.792
2008 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28 126 507 83 160 28 5 11 64 231 35 75 19 11 0.316 0.367 0.456 0.823
2008 Boston AL MLB Bos 28 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.111 0.000 0.111
2009 St. Louis NL MLB StL 29 124 267 27 60 17 4 1 25 88 33 56 4 2 0.225 0.316 0.330 0.645
2010 Gwinnett IL AAA Atl 30 131 465 53 127 18 4 13 67 192 32 64 7 7 0.273 0.323 0.413 0.736
  2011 New Orleans PCL AAA Fla 31 126 453 68 136 34 3 13 59 215 48 78 12 4 0.300 0.388 0.475 0.863
  2011 Florida NL MLB Fla 31 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500
  2012 York Atl Ind - 32 54 212 44 66 17 2 8 27 111 25 29 2 2 0.311 0.392 0.524 0.915
  2012 Rochester IL AAA Min 32 15 43 4 4 0 0 1 2 7 5 12 0 0 0.093 0.184 0.163 0.346
  2012 Lehigh Valley IL AAA Phi 32 11 29 5 6 1 0 1 2 10 7 4 1 0 0.207 0.378 0.345 0.723
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 6, 1999 by Mark Sheehy (LAD)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 1999 (Yakima)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
September 2, 2002 (LAD)
Options Remaining
: 0 (2004, 2003, 2002)
     
  Awards
LA Dodgers ML Player of the Year (2000)
LA Dodgers ML Player of the Year (2002)
2002 AAA Player of the Year
International League Player of the Week (June 9-15, 2008)
2008 International League All-Star
2008 International League Post-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2008 SoxProspects.com All-Star - 2B

 




 
   
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