Milwaukee Brewers slugger Eric Thames blasted his eighth home run of the season on Thursday night. He also has 14 RBIs, 20 runs scored, and is leading the league in about a dozen other offensive categories. At face value, his numbers are ridiculous, but what about the numbers behind the numbers?
Eric Thames currently owns a .604 weighted on-base average. He’s the only hitter in the league to be over .600. To put that in perspective, Barry Bonds‘ highest single-season wOBA for his career was .537.
In three years in with the NC Dinos in Korea, Thames posted OPSs of 1.111, 1.218, and 1.106. His current OPS is 1.481.
With eight homers, Thames is only one …
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