Thomas, a two-sport star at the University of Oklahoma who switched his concentration to baseball as an outfielder, was once a top-rated high school quarterback in Texas and was regarded to be a genuine NFL Draft possibility.
Thomas, who signed with the Dodgers for $297,500 as a 13th-round Draft pick in 2016, was traded to the A’s in February 2021 alongside left-hander Adam Kolarek and hit.289 with 18 home runs, 20 doubles, and 52 RBIs at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Thomas’ tremendous power put him at the top of the A’s prospect list as soon as he joined the team.
That weapon has served him well throughout his professional career, allowing him to hit home runs against both left- and right-handed pitchers.
His left-handed swing is a little long, which contributes to a lot of strikeouts, but he did improve his ability to work the count while at Triple-A last year.
For a 6-foot-4, 211-pounder, Thomas moves surprisingly well. Despite his ability to play center field, he appears to have settled in as a right fielder.
He’s smack in the middle of Oakland’s outfield depth chart, and he could earn some Major League at-bats soon.
Does Cody Thomas Have Any Kids?
Cody Thomas does not have any kids.