Exactly How Good Was Jim Thome?

As Ken Rosthenthal notes:

“Love these notes on Jim Thome from ’s fabulous research department: Thome had higher OBP than Rickey Henderson. Hit home runs at rate eclipsed only by Bonds, Ruth, McGwire. Hit exactly as many postseason homers as Ortiz in 102 fewer plate appearances. Hall of Famer!”

When you consider that Bonds and McGwire were enhanced in ways Thome was not, it’s even more impressive.

Thome was great.  I loved watching him play.  Congratulations, Jim!


Join the discussion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s