Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/17/13
Some may consider this article pointless due to the lack of value that Josh Thole has brought to the team with the exception of perhaps indirectly a Cy Young Award. However, in some ways, he did have a few great moments that will always hold a special place in many Mets fans’ hearts. My father, in my opinion, stated the exact definition of him: “that catcher who seems to drop everything.” June 8th 2005: This the day that I will judge Omar Minaya by – not all the pointless signings, but this draft day. The day that numerous Mets core players past and present were drafted: Mike Pelfrey, Jonathan Niese, Bobby Parnell, Pedro Beato, Jeremy Hefner – yes, I’m aware he was later drafted by the Padres – and Thole. He would also make his debut for the GCL Mets later that season. 2006-2007: He would play for Kingsport in 2006 and finish with underwhelming numbers: 1 HR 12 RBI .606 OPS. In 2007, he actually made the jump to St. Lucie and finished with somewhat impressive numbers for a sla...
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