Josh Thole

Josh Thole #22

  • C
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 1"/205
  • Age: 29


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Josh Thole Stats

.185 1 1 0 .538

Josh Thole MLB Career Stats

.247 9 105 2 .632

Josh Thole Bio

  • Full Name: Joshua Michael Thole
  • Pronunciation: tol-ee
  • Born: 10/28/1986 in Breese, IL
  • Draft: 2005, New York Mets, 13th rd. (389th overall)
  • High School: Mater Dei Catholic, Breese, IL
  • Debut: September 3, 2009
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2016 Stats 27 1 5 1 1 0 .185 .241 .538
MLB Career Stats 1245 93 308 9 105 2 .247 .318 .632

Josh Thole 2016 Splits

Last 7 Games 20 0 4 0 0 2 6 0 .200 .273 .200
Last 15 Games 27 1 5 1 1 2 8 0 .185 .241 .296
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Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
4/25 vs CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
4/26 vs CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4/30 @ TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Last 3 Games
4/25 vs CWS
4/26 vs CWS
4/30 @ TB
2016 Games by Position: C (10)

Josh Thole Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Blue Jays AL 29 15 88.13 220.38 71.99 14.18 37.62
MLB Avg - - - - 89.12 214.89 73.15 11.38 37.22


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Josh Thole Stats

*Since 2006

Josh Thole Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Josh Thole Statcast Events


Josh Thole 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
26 91 10 21 21 4 0 1 9 8 0 19 1 1 .231 .297 .308 .605
36 118 11 26 29 4 0 2 10 10 0 27 1 1 .220 .285 .305 .590
Rest of Season

Josh Thole News

Josh Thole Fantasy News

April 24, 2016 at 2:06 PM ET

Martin scratched from finale against A's

The Blue Jays made a last-minute change to their lineup prior to Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Athletics, scratching starting catcher Russell Martin and inserting backup Josh Thole into the lineup.

April 9, 2016 at 12:24 PM ET

Martin sheds catcher's gear to play third base

Russell Martin made a surprise appearance taking over at third base for the Blue Jays in the ninth inning of their 8-7 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.


Josh Thole Awards

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2008 Peo Saguaros AFL

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Binghamton EAS

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 St. Lucie FSL

FSL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 St. Lucie FSL

Josh Thole Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 4, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent C Josh Thole.
December 2, 2015 C Josh Thole elected free agency.
October 24, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays activated C Josh Thole.
October 8, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays reassigned C Josh Thole to the minor leagues.
September 2, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays recalled C Josh Thole from Bluefield Blue Jays.
August 29, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays optioned C Josh Thole to Bluefield Blue Jays.
August 23, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Josh Thole from Buffalo Bisons.
August 11, 2015 Buffalo Bisons activated C Josh Thole from the 7-day disabled list.
August 5, 2015 Buffalo Bisons placed C Josh Thole on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 3, 2015.
June 3, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays optioned C Josh Thole to Buffalo Bisons.
April 23, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Josh Thole from Buffalo Bisons.
March 31, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays optioned C Josh Thole to Buffalo Bisons.
January 13, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays activated C Josh Thole.
June 7, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Josh Thole from Buffalo Bisons.
March 25, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Josh Thole to Buffalo Bisons.
December 17, 2012 New York Mets traded C Josh Thole, C Mike Nickeas and RHP R.A. Dickey to Toronto Blue Jays for C John Buck, RHP Noah Syndergaard, C Travis d'Arnaud and OF Wuilmer Becerra.
June 1, 2012 Josh Thole roster status changed by New York Mets.
May 30, 2012 sent C Josh Thole on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
May 22, 2012 New York Mets placed C Josh Thole on the 15-day disabled list.
May 8, 2012 New York Mets placed C Josh Thole on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion
July 20, 2011 New York Mets activated C Josh Thole from the paternity list.
June 24, 2010 New York Mets recalled C Josh Thole from Buffalo Bisons.
May 16, 2010 New York Mets optioned Josh Thole to Buffalo Bisons.
May 10, 2010 New York Mets recalled Josh Thole from Buffalo Bisons.
March 15, 2010 New York Mets optioned Josh Thole to Buffalo Bisons.
September 1, 2009 New York Mets selected the contract of Josh Thole from Binghamton Mets.
July 18, 2009 Josh Thole roster status changed by Binghamton Mets.
July 1, 2009 Binghamton Mets placed C Josh Thole on the 7-day disabled list.

Joshua Michael Thole Bio Info

Joshua Michael (Josh) Thole (toll-ee). Graduated from Breese Mater Dei High School (IL) in 2005... Was All-State in baseball and also played football. Enjoys playing golf and fishing. Participated in the 2014 Blue Jays Winter Tour.


Had three separate stints with Toronto. Spent most of season with Buffalo (Triple-A) appearing in 45 games posting a .228 average, adding 20 walks in 149 ABs. Was optioned to Bluefield in the Appalachian League (Rookie) on August 28... Returned to the parent club on Sept. 2 at the conclusion of the Rookie League season. Appeared in 18 games for Toronto, his fewest since his rookie season in 2009. Started 15 games, 13 with R.A. Dickey on the mound... Other two came in Drew Hutchison starts (May 21 & October 1). Had a string of 55 straight starts as the battery-mate for R.A Dickey snapped on April 8.


Hit safely in eight of his first nine games… Through March/April, he posted a line of .478/.500/.522/1.022 in 10 games...Through May, he had reached base safely in 14 of his 22 games, hitting .340 (18-53) in that time… After that point, hit .188 (15-80) in 35 games...Reached base safely in 29 of his 41 starts this season...Posted a .997 fielding percentage in 307 TC this season… Caught 4.3% of stolen base attempts this season, a new careerlow...Had a catcher's ERA of 3.94 this season, down from a career-high 4.40 in 2013...TOR has a record of 34-41 in his 75 starts since joining the club last season…Of those 75 starts, he has caught Dickey in 55 of those games, the longest current streak of starts for any ML pitcher with one catcher…The team is 28-27 in those 55 contests...Snapped a 0-22 hitless drought with a single in the 5th inning July 3 at OAK.


Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) appearing in 41 games before being called up by Toronto on June 7…Posted a .322 average while with the Bisons. Made 34 starts behind the plate this season for Toronto posting a 17-17 record…Caught each of R.A. Dickey's starts following his promotion finishing with an 8-8 record over 21 contests. Threw out 15.4% of base runners, the lowest percentage of his career. Finished the year with a 4.40 catcher's ERA, the highest of his career. Hit his 1st home run of the season August 21…Was his 1st homer since April 29, 2012.

2012 Was the team's Opening Day catcher for the second straight season...Went to the DL on May 8 with a concussion suffered during a home plate collision with Philadelphia's Ty Wigginton... Activated on June 1...Snapped a career worst 0 for 30 with an eighth-inning single on Sept. 1... The skid dated to August 14 and spanned 11 games...Reached safely in 18 straight games with a plate appearance to begin the year, the longest streak to start a season by a catcher in team history...Batted .379 (11-29) with four runs scored over a career high 10-game hitting streak, April 16-April 27...Hit his only home run of the season on April 29 at COL (Moyer)...Walked a career high-tying three times on June 23 vs. NYY... Had done it once before on April 29, 2011...Caught Johan Santana on June 1 vs. St. L in the first no-hitter in Mets history... It was his first game back from the concussion... Only one other catcher caught a no-hitter in his first game back after missing 22 or more games: The Angels' Ellie Rodriguez had a 37-game absence before catching Nolan Ryan's nono on June 1, 1975...Finished with a 3.77 catcher's ERA (334 earned runs/798.1 innings), the best mark on the team... Caught 26 of Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey`s 33 starts. 2011 Hit .299 (67-224) with three home runs and 29 RBI over his final 74 games, dating back to May 26...Tied his personal-best with four hits on August 10 vs. San Diego...Reached base safely five times in a single game for the first time in his career on August 15 at San Diego...Picked up three hits, two walks, and a season high-tying three RBI...Had 34 of his 40 RBI in Mets wins...Drove in five runs over a three-game stretch from April 24-April 27...Set a career-high with three walks on April 29 at Philadelphia...Walked in five straight games, May 9-May 16...Drew six total walks in that span...Placed on the Paternity Leave List on July 19...Reinstated on July 20...Left the game on September 1 in the top of the second inning with a contusion of the left wrist...Fashioned a string of four consecutive starts with at least one hit and one RBI, with seven total RBI over that span from May 25-May 30...Drove in a career-best three runs four times: April 26 at Washington, May 29 vs. Philadelphia, August 15 at San Diego and September 16 at Atlanta...Had a season-best six-game hitting streak from June 23-July 2 (.421, 8-19). 2010 Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League...Recalled by the Mets on May 10 but did not appear in a game before being optioned back to Buffalo on May 15...Recalled from Buffalo for the second time on June 24 and spent the remainder of the season with the Mets...Made his first start of the year on June 25 vs. Minnesota and went 0-3...Collected his first hit of the season as a pinch-hitter on June 28 at Florida...Each of his first three hits of the year came as a pinch-hitter, including a pair of RBI singles...Finished the season hitting .357 (5-14) as a pinch-hitter...Connected on his first major league home run, July 20 at Arizona...It was a solo shot off of Barry Enright...Had a career-high seven-game hitting streak from August 3-August 14...Hit .375 (9-24) over the span...Scored a career-high three runs on September 5 at Chicago...Hit the first walkoff home run of his career to give the Mets a 2-1 win on October 1 vs. Washington...The solo home run came in the 10th inning against Tyler Clippard and was the fourth walkoff home run of the season for the Mets and the third by a Mets catcher...Threw out eight of 22 (36.4%) would-be basestealers with the Mets...Threw out five consecutive base stealers from July 9-August 8...Went 1-14 in his first six games with the Bisons and then hit .305 (43-141) over the rest of his time in Buffalo...Bison pitchers went 27-20 with a 3.99 ERA in his 47 games with Buffalo...Had a season-high four RBI on April 22 at Rochester...Went 3-3 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI on June 14 vs. Lehigh Valley. 2009 Recalled from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on September 1st... Made his first major league start, September 3rd at Colorado and went 2-5 with a double...Collected his first big league hit, a single, in his first at-bat against Jason Marquis in the second inning...Collected his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning on September 8th at Florida...Went 4-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the day game of a split doubleheader on September 13th at Philadelphia to become the youngest catcher in Mets' history to pick up four hits in a game (22 years, 320 days) and was the youngest, regardless of position, since Jose Reyes had his sixth career four-hit game, September 27, 2005...Fashioned six multi-hit games in his 15 starts...Had four, two-hit games, a three-hit contest, October 4th vs. Houston and the four-hit game...Threw out one of the four baserunners who tried to steal against him...Had one RBI in five of his last six games...Finished second in the EL with a .328 batting average...At Binghamton, he hit over .300 the first four months of the year: April (.383), May (.361), June (.310) and July (.348)...Went 5-5 vs. Trenton on May 14th...Also had two, four-hit games, April 24th vs. New Hampshire and July 27th vs. Altoona...In addition, he had 30 games with two hits, and five contests with three hits...Played one game at first base August 19th vs. New Britain...Threw out 26 of the 86 runners (30 percent) who tried to steal against him with the B-Mets...Finished second in the Venezuelan Winter League with a .381 (59-155) batting average...Had 16 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 28 RBI in 44 games with Leones del Caracas. 2008 Spent the season at St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Appeared in 75 games behind the plate after spending his first three professional seasons primarily at first base...Named to the FSL All-Star team...Went 1-1 in the game at Viera, FL. 2007 Appeared in 103 games at first base and 11 behind the plate.