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Published On: July 13th, 2013

This week in Catching Up With the Bucks, we are looking at former Buck Curtis Thigpen.  The Dallas native played for the Bucks during the 2002 season while attending the University of Texas.

Thigpen played both catcher and third basemen in his time with Waterloo. Thigpen hit .215 with 3 doubles, 4 RBI’s, and 7 walks in 20 games. 

After the Bucks, Thigpen got drafted in the 2nd round in the 2004 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.  In his first year in the minor leagues, he played single A ball for the Auburn Doubledays and Lansing Lugnuts.

He continued to rise through the system until he made his debut with the Blue Jays on June 6, 2007.  He played 47 games for the Jays that season while splitting time between the majors and triple A Syracuse Chiefs.  During his time in Toronto, Thigpen hit .238 with five doubles, 11 RBI, and 13 runs scored in his 47 games with the team. 

In 2008, Thigpen would play his second and last season for the Blue Jays.  He batted .176, with one home run, and two runs scored in 10 games.

Overall, he had very strong statistics during his time in the minor league system.  He possessed a career batting average of .266 with 96 doubles, 9 triples, 28 home runs, 185 RBI, and 14 stolen bases. 

We will always remember Curtis Thigpen as a great Waterloo Buck and wish him the best in all that he does. Fans, tune in every Wednesday to catch up with former Buck players!