Josh Thole - #30
6'1" 205 pounds
3rd major league season (90 games, 286 plate appearances)
Bats L/Throws R
The Good: He knows his abilities, works the count, and rifles balls up the middle for singles. He threw out 44% of potential base-runners last year, a significant improvement from the 24% the past 3 years. He rarely strikes out, and more rarely swings and misses (3.9% for his career, league average is 8.5%). He is currently ranked the Mets 4th best player under the age 25 by Baseball Prospectus.
Role: He will face RHPs and be the other half of the platoon with Ronny Paulino.
2010 Stats: 227 plate appearances 3 HR, 24 BB, 25 K. .277/.357/.366
My 2011 Prediction: 350 PA, 5 HR, 36 BB, 34 K. .285/.350/.375