Last Game
Wed, Oct 5
@ Milwaukee Brewers (86-76)
  • American Family Field
4
Final
2

NL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
111-51 6-4 W1
89-73 5-5 L1
81-81 7-3 W1
74-88 4-6 W1
68-94 3-7 L1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .231 8 39 .619 4

Top Alek Thomas News

  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Needs work on pitch selection

    Thomas has expanded the strike zone, which was the main reason he was optioned to Triple-A Reno, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. "He's trying to cover everything high, low, in and out. We're encouraging him to shrink up the zone and have a better feel for having an opposite-field approach to stay on the baseball so you don't pull off of it," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.

    Thomas slumped during the month of September, going 1-for-31 since Sept. 10. He alluded to the struggles he's had last week to Piecoro, noting that he's swinging at too many pitcher's pitches, offerings at the outer edge of the plate. Thomas will get a chance to cut the plate in half over the final week at Reno, which has three games remaining in its regular season before a one-game playoff for the Pacific Coast League championship on Friday.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Heads to minors

    The Diamondbacks optioned Thomas to Triple-A Reno on Monday.

    Thomas will lose his spot on the 28-man active roster in the midst of a brutal September in which he's posted a .302 OPS. Jake McCarthy (bereavement) was reinstated from the bereavement list to take Thomas' spot on the roster. Unless he's called up from Reno in the final week and a half of the campaign, Thomas will finish his rookie season in Arizona with a .231/.275/.344 slash line to go with eight home runs, four stolen bases, 39 RBI and 45 runs across 113 games.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Sitting versus lefty

    Thomas is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Thomas will sit for the second time in the past three games since southpaw Scott Alexander is starting Sunday for San Francisco. Corbin Carroll will shift to center field while Stone Garrett starts in left.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Out against lefty

    Thomas is not in Friday's lineup against the Giants.

    Thomas has not started against a lefty since Sept. 12, so it's unsurprising to see him on the bench against Carlos Rodon. Stone Garrett, Corbin Carroll and Jordan Luplow will start in the outfield from left to right.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: On bench versus lefty

    Thomas isn't starting Thursday's contest with the Dodgers.

    Left-hander Julio Urias will start on the mound for Los Angeles, so fellow left-hander Thomas will watch the beginning of Thursday's game in the dugout. Daulton Varsho will cover for him in center field, giving Jordan Luplow a start in right field while batting sixth.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Sits nightcap against lefty

    Thomas isn't in the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.

    Thomas will retreat to the bench in Game 2 against lefty Tyler Anderson after going 1-for-4 with a run scored in the early game. Jake McCarthy will take his spot in center field, moving Ketel Marte into the designated hitter role and giving Sergio Alcantara an opportunity to start at second base, batting eighth.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Resting against southpaw

    Thomas isn't starting Monday's game against the Dodgers.

    Thomas went 0-for-6 over the last two games and will head to the bench with left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the mound Monday. Daulton Varsho will take over in center field and bat eighth.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Sits against lefty

    Thomas isn't in the lineup Friday against the Padres.

    Left-hander Blake Snell is on the mound for San Diego on Friday, so Thomas will head to the bench for the fourth time in the last six games. Corbin Carroll is starting in center field and batting eighth.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: On bench against left-hander

    Thomas isn't starting Thursday against the Padres, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Thomas has started against a pair of left-handed pitchers this month, but he'll take a seat with southpaw Sean Manaea on the mound for San Diego on Thursday. Jake McCarthy is starting in center field and batting third.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Sits versus lefty

    Thomas is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers.

    Thomas currently holds a .481 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season, so he will sit out Tuesday with Clayton Kershaw taking the mound for Los Angeles. Daulton Varsho will take over for Thomas in center field while Jake McCarthy slides to right field. Stone Garrett will serve as Arizona's designated hitter, batting sixth.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Sitting against lefty

    Thomas is not in the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

    Thomas currently has a .500 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season, so it makes sense to see him on the bench as Eric Lauer will start the game for Milwaukee. Jake McCarthy will take over in center field.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Thomas isn't starting Wednesday against Philadelphia.

    Thomas went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a strikeout Tuesday but will get a breather for the second time in the last three games. Daulton Varsho is starting in center field and batting seventh.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Racks up four hits

    Thomas went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 12-3 win over the Phillies.

    Thomas paced the Diamondbacks' offense with four hits -- he was one of six batters in the lineup to record multiple hits in the blowout win. The 22-year-old outfielder entered Tuesday in an 0-for-11 slump, so this was an encouraging performance. The rookie is up to a .248 batting average with a .672 OPS, eight home runs, 35 RBI, 40 runs scored, four stolen bases, 15 doubles and a triple through 95 contests.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Takes seat Monday

    Thomas is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

    Thomas has posted just a .500 OPS against left-handers this season, so he will be held out Monday with lefty Ranger Suarez starting for the opponent. Jake McCarthy will cover center field in Thomas' place.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: On base four times

    Thomas went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Royals.

    Thomas posted a second consecutive multi-hit game, though the rookie has been in a slump, which contributed to a drop in the batting order. He was riding a 2-for-27 skid prior to his two-game surge.

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  • Diamondbacks' Alek Thomas: Sits against southpaw

    Thomas is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    With lefty Jose Quintana on the hill for St. Louis, the lefty-hitting Thomas will head to the bench for the second time in the series. The rookie should remain locked into a near-everyday role in the Arizona outfield the rest of the way, but he's hit a bit of a rough patch of late. Over his last 13 games, Thomas has slashed .149/.167/.149 with no extra-base hits and no stolen bases.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 22
Bats/Throws: L, L