To me, it was clearly the first number, which was games played. Thomas was never Cal Ripken Jr. when it came to durability, but he was a better fantasy option than Cal ever was. Thomas owned the 1990s, and even now, at 38, he can still hit. In fact, he did hit the previous years, nearly a home run every third game.
What we didn't see coming was the durability. Do we see it the next two years now that he's joined another team? They do have pretty good health care in Canada, so I hear, but the new Blue Jay does remain a fantasy baseball draft day risk.
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