Minors: Eric Thames profile, Top 11 for '11 

May, 19, 2011
05/19/11
12:45
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Earlier this week, the Toronto Blue Jays reached down to the minor leagues yet again in search of a little offensive punch after David Cooper didn't quite pan out. The team wasn't quite ready to call up highly touted prospect Brett Lawrie, so hot-hitting left fielder Eric Thames got the call.

With the club in search of a viable left-handed bat, Thames is expected to get a chance to play regularly against right-handed pitching, and I like Thames' chances to stick much more than Cooper's.

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