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23   Tony Thomas, Jr.
Tony Thomas, Jr.

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Valrico, FL

High School:
Bloomingdale HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
2B

B/T:
R-R


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2007 MLB Draft: Was the first Seminole picked in the 2007 Draft as Thomas was taken with the third pick in the third round (97th overall) by the Chicago Cubs.

2007: The 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year...All-ACC First-Team in 2007...named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com...first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com...named a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy...one of 10 semifinalist named to the Brooks Wallace Award...named to the ACC All-Tournament team after hitting .500 (6-for-12) with two doubles, a home run and five runs scored...became the first Seminole to register 30 doubles, 100 hits and 30 stolen bases in a single season...finished his junior campaign with 33 doubles which tied for the second most in a single-season at FSU...leads the ACC in batting average hitting at .430 and in six other offensive categories (hits/game, run scored/game, doubles/game, total bases/game, on base percentage and slugging percentage)...ranks in the top 10 in four other categories including stolen bases/game, home runs/game, triples/game and walks per game...posted 111 hits in 258 at-bats while scoring a team-high 91 runs...reached base safely in 60 of 62 games in 2007...recorded a team-high 11 home runs ...hit five home runs against Duke including two games with two home runs...hit the season's first leadoff home run in the series opener against the Blue Devils...hit his second lead off home run of the season on the first pitch in game one at Maryland...nine of his 11 home runs came on the road...led the team in home runs (11), triples (6) and doubles (33)...finished the season with 37 multiple hit games to lead the team and set a career-high with four hits four times in the series finale against Tennessee, in the third game against Siena, in the series finale vs. Duke and against Jacksonville...went 31-for-36 in the stolen base category...earned ACC Baseball Player of the Game in Week 1, Week 4 and Week 7...it is the ninth time that FSU has had an athlete win ACC Player of the Week three times in a season...was recognized as a National Honor Roll honoree by the College Baseball Foundation three times in 2007...had his career-best 20-game hitting streak come to an end in game one vs. Wake...hit a leadoff home run off Kyle Drabek of the Phillies in an exhibition game against Philadelphia in Clearwater...had a streak of 11 straight games without committing an error at second base come to an end against Jacksonville...earned Louisville Slugger and NCBWA National Player of the Week accolades for his performance against Duke.

2006: Second baseman showed vast im-provement offensively and defensively in his second full season as a starter...started all 65 games for FSU...hit almost 50 points higher as a sophomore and knocked in 21 more runs... upped his numbers from freshman year for runs, hits total bases, slugging percentage, on base percentage and cut down on his strike-outs as well...stole 19 bases, 10 more than he swiped as a freshman...fielding percentage was 18 points higher in his second season as well...had a career-best 14 game hit streak, the second-longest streak by a Seminole in 2006...ranked in the top five in 10 offensive categories...third on the team with 48 RBIs ...fourth in runs scored and walks...fifth in hits and home runs...tied for the team lead with three triples...has eight career triples, which is just three shy of moving into the top 10 all-time at FSU...one of just five Seminoles with 100 total bases last season...slugged .426... was second to only Shane Robinson in steals... third on the team with a .355 average versus left-handed pitching...hit .348 with runners in scoring position and .310 with runners on base...batted .333 with the bases loaded... reached base almost 45% of the time when leading off an inning...second on the team with 16 two-out RBIs...recorded hits in 10 of the last 12 games of the season...was only held without a hit in back-to-back games twice all season...recorded a hit in 50 of his 65 games...fourth on the team in multi-RBI games and fifth in multi-hit games.

ACC: Started all 29 ACC games...fifth on the team in batting in ACC games...in the top five in 12 offensive categories among Seminoles in conference play...third in runs scored and RBIs, fourth in on base percentage and fifth in slugging and hits...tied for the team lead in triples and third in doubles...just one walk shy of leading the team in that category as well...second to Shane Robinson in steals...third on the team versus left-handed pitchers...hit .379 with runners on scoring position, third-best among starters...batted .302 with runners on base...hit .667 with the bases loaded...tied for second with eight two-out RBIs.

2005: Freshman started 71 of 73 games, including each of the last 48 games at second base...led the ACC in triples and ranked fourth in the ACC in triples per game...led FSU with 52 double plays turned...hit by a pitch 13 times last season, which led the team...led the team in triples with five, fourth on the team in runs scored with 54, fourth on the team with nine stolen bases, fourth on the team with 91 total bases and one of six Seminoles with six or more homeruns...22 extra base hits were the fourth most by a Seminole...scored multiple runs in 12 different games including a career-high four in a win over Jacksonville... tied the all-time Seminole record for triples in a game with two triples against Hawaii-Hilo... one of only 12 players in school history with two triples in a game...hit six homeruns with four coming in Seminole victories...homeruns in consecutive victories against Stetson and North Carolina...nine multiple hits games including three each against Jacksonville and Stetson. High School: Selected 1st Team All-State (6A), 1st Team All-Conference - National Division and 1st Team All-County in 2004... Outstanding Offensive Award 2004 after batting .411 with 20 RBIs, 11 doubles, two home runs, 43 runs scored, 11-12 SB and 39 total hits...posted a .982 fielding percentage, turned 11 double plays, had 45 put outs, 67 assists and only two errors...2004 Saladino All-Tournament Team...in 2003 he hit .415 with 17 RBIs, nine doubles, four home runs, 35 runs scored, 11-11 in steals and 39 total hits... had a .988 fielding percentage, turned 15 double plays, had 44 assists and one error... named 3rd Team All-State (6A), 1st Team All- County, 1st Team All-Western Conference and Beef O'Brady Player of the Month that season ...ended his junior year rated #21 at the Perfect Game World Underclassmen...Team One National Finalists from South Showcase... rated #195 in the country by Team One Baseball...ranked #22 in the country for middle infielders by Team One Baseball in 2003...two-time Bloomingdale Male Athlete of the Year...member of the 2002 USA Youth National Olympic Team.

Football: Played football as a sopho-more and junior...two-time All-Western Conference and All-Hillsborough County first team quarterback...two-time captain and MVP ...two-time winner of the Golden Stampede Award...rushed for 972 yards in 8 games in 2003 averaging 9.8 yards per carry...2nd Team All-Western Conference running back in 2002-2003.

Academics: National Honor Society... Bloomingdale All-Academic Team...3.95 GPA in high school.

Personal: Son of Anthony and Celeste ...born July 10, 1986...hobbies include traveling, playing video games, fishing and any type of water sports especially wake-boarding...father played college baseball at Southern University and uncle Maurice Hurts played for the New England Patriots...major is exercise science.

CAREER HIGHS
OVERALL		     GAME HIGHS		         ACC
7 (WFU 5/6/06)		At Bats			7 (WFU 5/6/06)
2 (4 Times)		Runs Scored		2 (2 Times)
3 (JU 6/2/06)		Hits			2 (10 Times)
2 (JU 6/2/06)		Doubles		      1 (3 Times)
1 (3 Times)		Home Runs		1 (2 Times)
5 (JU 6/2/06)		RBI			2 (Duke 3/26/06)
5 (3 Times)		Total Bases		5 (2 Times)

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