When the Brewers decide to bring Korean superstar, Eric Thames, stateside and sign him to a three year $16 million dollar contact, there where a lot of question marks that followed him.
Thames answered most of them quickly in the beginning of the year and if there was any left he just answered them on Milwaukee’s current trip to Cincinnati as he ripped 5 homers as the Brewers stole three of the four games in the series. He is currently batting .368, 6 homers and 11 RBI.
Thanks to Thames hot start at the plate, the Brewers are now 7-6 on the season 5-1 in their last 6 starts. He has provided a major boon to an offensive that looks like it could remain dominant this season as the players start to figure you out.
Besides the power at the plate, Thames is a great defensive first baseman, who can shore up his position by flashing the leather. He’s also versatile enough to play in left field field when the Brewers need him.
To give you a little bit of an idea why he was legendary over seas, Thames launched 124 homers in 388 games. That’s an average of 54 dingers over an 162 game season. Right now, after hitting 6 in just 11 games Thames in on pace for 88 this season.
Obviously that is not reasonable, but nothing has made much sense so far in Eric Thames career. All of a sudden it looks like it might. He’s back home in the U.S. smacking the ball around and living the life. The Brewers were expecting to be in a rebuild this year, if Thames can keep up this ridiculous pace they could be immediately contenders.