Cody Thomas

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Cody Thomas began his professional career in 2016. He had been taken by the New York Yankees in the 30th round of the 2013 amateur draft, but did not sign; he did sign after the Los Angeles Dodgers took him in the 13th round of the 2016 amateur draft.

He split 2016 between the AZL Dodgers and Ogden Raptors, hitting .297/.382/.621 with 19 home runs and 50 RBI in 59 games. He won the Short Season Joe Bauman Home Run Award that year. With the Great Lakes Loons in 2017, he slashed .222/.293/.409 with 20 home runs and 65 RBI. He began 2018 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

In 2018, he hit .285/.355/.497 in 127 games for Rancho Cucamonga, scoring 82 runs and driving in 87, with 35 doubles, 7 triples and 19 homers in what was a very good season. In 2019, he moved up to the AA Tulsa Drillers, playing 130 games and hitting .236/.308/.443. Even if his batting average and OBP fell markedly, he continued to hit with a lot of power, with 17 doubles, 6 triples and 23 homers. However, in a packed Dodgers system, he was unable to get a look with the major league team either that year or in 2020, when he was forced into inactivity by the shutdown of the minor leagues while the Dodgers went on to win the World Series. On February 12, 2021, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics alongside P Adam Kolarek in return for IF Sheldon Neuse and P Gus Varland.

While at the University of Oklahoma, Thomas also played football, manning the quarterback position.

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