FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#76 ANDRES THOMAS
ATLANTA BRAVES 1985-1990
Despite being the Braves regular shortstop for a couple of years in the late 80's, there is something about him that never quite set right. His career was kind of a mixed bag. Starting on some of the worst Braves teams of all time, he did have some pop in his bat for the position, hitting 13 homers in 1988 and 1989. He also led the league in starting to turn double plays at shortstop in 1988.
So what's the problem?
I'm reminded of the negative on the comprehensive Braves website https://rowlandsoffice.wordpress.com,
where he is rated the worst Braves player of all time. Part of the problem was his on-base percentage, which was really awful considering he had only 59 walks in a 2,159 at-bat career. He also led the league in errors at the shortstop position in 1988 and was second in 1987 and 1989. As I said, a mixed bag.
After being released by the Braves in 1990, he never played in the majors again.
|Leading the league in errors at shortstop in 1988 was|
not a leader stat mentioned on the back of this card.