Bucks Sign Andrew Thomas
The Waterloo Bucks, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced the signing of outfielder Andrew Thomas to their roster for the 2011 season. Baseball America recently named Thomas the number five top prospect in the Mid-American Conference for the 2011 MLB Draft. He is currently a junior at Central Michigan University and is originally from Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
A wrist injury kept Thomas out of play in 2010, and although other injuries limited Thomas in 2009, he still played in 29 games, including 19 starts, all in center field, hitting .373. The right-handed batter led the team with three triples and a .613 slugging percentage. Thomas, at 6’3" and 200 pounds, had several multiple-hit games, including a five-hit game against Western Michigan. He also went on a five-game hitting streak during the season.
"Andrew is a big man who is going to come into the NWL and swing it," said Bucks’ Coach Jared Krasselt. "He is a Michigan native, and what a place to get him off and rolling on our first road trip up in Battle Creek. He is a smart, young man with a solid upside."
A graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, Thomas earned first team all-state, all-district, and all-regional honors as a senior. He led his team with 59 runs, seven triples, and five home runs.