Lane Thomas Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/23/1995 (28)
Lane Thomas Season Stats
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Lane Thomas News
Washington Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas (back), who returned to Saturday's lineup as the designated hitter, went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and one stolen base in the 7-6 extra-inning triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 28-year-old made his presence felt after a three-game absence with back inflammation, first hitting a sacrifice fly for a first-inning RBI. Thomas stole second base in the fifth frame before slapping a two-run homer to deep left field in the seventh. The rebuilding Nats may have found a keeper in Thomas, who has now gone deep in four straight games played. The 2023 revelation is batting .285 with an .822 OPS, 24 homers, 77 RBI, 92 runs scored, and 18 swipes in 541 at-bats.
Washington Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas (back) is playing right field and is batting second on Friday against the visiting Miami Marlins and right-hander Eury Perez. Thomas was pulled from Wednesday's game early due to back tightness and also missed Thursday's contest, but he'll be back in there to start the weekend. The 28-year-old is having a career year in 2023, slashing .279/.329/.466 with 20 home runs, 69 RBI, 17 stolen bases and 88 runs scored in 524 at-bats in his second full season in D.C. However, he struggled to close out the month of August, going just 3-for-28 (.107) with no homers, a double, a triple, no RBI, nine strikeouts, two stolen bases and three runs scored in his last eight games since Aug. 23.
Washington Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas (back) is not in Thursday's lineup versus the Miami Marlins. Alex Call will start in right field and bat sixth for Game 1 of the series. The 28-year-old Thomas departed from Wednesday's game with back tightness and needs at least one day to recuperate. He is currently day-to-day and Thomas' next chance to return will come during Friday's meeting in Miami. The right fielder has cooled recently, but still represents one of fantasy's biggest 2023 surprises while hitting .279 (146-for-524) with 20 home runs, 69 RBI, 88 runs scored, and 17 stolen bases.
Washington Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas was a bright spot for the Nationals in a rebuilding season, posting 101 runs, 28 HR, 20 steals, and a respectable .783 OPS. Has he peaked, or is the 28-year-old a core guy the Nationals can build around? It would be risky to reach for him in your draft or to count on another 25/20 season. Despite hitting the same amount of home runs before and after the All-Star break, one potential red flag is that his average dropped by 79 points in the second half. Also, he won't score 100 runs again unless he improves upon the lowest walk rate of his career, which was 5.3%. Speed is the main subject of scrutiny when projecting how Thomas will do next year. He was successful in stealing 20 bases in 25 attempts last season, but it's hard to rely on a repeat performance when you consider in the previous four years combined, he's tried to steal a base only 23 times. He thrived as a pull hitter, posting a 47.7% fly ball rate to left field, leading to 55 of his 67 extra-base hits going that way. The emergence of CJ Abrams will provide more RBI opportunities. FGDC projects Thomas to slash .268/.315/.468 with 23 homers and 15 stolen bases over 147 games. The 28-year-old has an NFBC ADP of 108 and could provide solid fantasy value if he comes close to his 2023 totals. Thomas can certainly be for real and exceed his ADP as a top-100 player, but he's got a lot to prove.