Meet Eric Thames
After spending a handful of years playing baseball in the KBO league in Korea, Eric Thames came back to the states to try his hand once more with Major League Baseball. Before this season, Thames had played 2 seasons in the MLB, playing for the Mariners and Blue Jays. Thames was an alright player, batting .250 with 21 home runs and 62 RBI's over the course of his first campaign in the MLB. In an effort to get better at baseball, Thames decided to head over to Korea and play ball for a few years there. In Korea Thames became a legend leading the league in most offensive categories, along with winning 2 gold gloves. Thames was a threat in Korea, shown by the fact that Thames won the KBO MVP in 2015. In Korea Thames batted .349 with 124 home runs, and 382 RBI's, dominating Korean pitching for 3 years. After this amazing showing of talent, Thames decided to once again attempt playing in the major leagues, signing a 3 yr/$16 million contract with the Brewers, and the chance to be their opening day first baseman. Although the Thames was initially viewed as a wild card pick but he’s clearly proven to have paid off for the Brewers. Thames has already hit 11 home runs this year, and scored 27 runs both of which are major league leads.Thames also leads the league in slugging percentage, and in on base percentage, showing his true potential in his second try in the bigs. Thames has also passed several drug tests since returning to the majors, proving his power numbers are really his true potential being shown. Thame’s story has been a great one so far and it looks like it will only get better and for his sake it would be amazing if it does.