Dillon Everett Thomas...Graduated from Westbury Christian School (Houston, TX)...In 2018, spent the majority of season with the Independent Texas AirHogs in the American Association.
Began season with Triple-A Tacoma and hit .338 (27/80) with 22 runs scored, five doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI, 12 walks and four stolen bases in 25 games before being promoted to Seattle...Made Major League debut with Mariners on June 9 at Detroit, going 1-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI...Ultimately totaled four games for Seattle across two Major League stints.
Did not play due to the cancellation of the minor league season...appeared in 8 games for Oakland in Cactus League play, batting .286 (4x15) with 2 runs, 1 home run and 2 RBI.
Spent the entire season at Double-A Biloxi and hit .265 with 13 home runs and 71 RBI in 131 games…had career highs in runs (62), hits (119), home runs, RBI, walks (41), stolen bases (22), games and at bats (449) and matched his high in hit by pitches (11)…ranked third in the Southern League in RBI, tied for fifth in triples (6), sixth in total bases (195), tied for sixth in hits, doubles (25) and hit by pitches and tied for seventh in runs, extra base hits (44) and stolen bases…also tied for third in caught stealing (11) and tied for fifth in strikeouts (132)…tied for fourth in the Milwaukee farm system in RBI, doubles and triples, ranked fifth in total bases and extra base hits, seventh in hits, tied for seventh in stolen bases and eighth in slugging (.434)…batted .267 (90-for-337) with 12 of his 13 home runs and 19 of his 22 stolen bases against right-handed pitchers compared to .259 (29-for-112) against left-handers…his average improved to .339 with runners in scoring position…hit .265 with four home runs in 66 games before the All-Star Break, .265 with nine home runs in 65 games after the break…started 90 games in right field and 28 in center field…also appeared in one game in left field and had six assists and four errors (.984 fielding percentage) in 125 games overall in the outfield…went 1-for-4 in one game at designated hitter and was 4-for-7 (.571) with a double and two RBI as a pinch hitter…hit in every spot in the order but saw most of his action batting fourth (45 games), third (37 games) and fifth (25 games).
BILOXI: Went 10-for-24 (.417) with four doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBI over his first eight games…that included three RBI in both games of an Opening Day doubleheader April 5 against Birmingham (necessitated by an April 4 rainout)…went 3-for-4 with three doubles April 8 against Birmingham…it was his first of eight three-hit games in 2019…it was his second career game of three or more doubles (had 4 on May 22, 2017 at Bowie)…hit .164 over a 16-game stretch from April 15 to May 1…had a seven-game hitting streak from May 2 through the first game of a May 10 doubleheader (11-for-26, .423), went 0-for-24 over his next eight games through May 17 and then had a season-high nine-game hitting streak from May 18-28 (13-for-30, .433)…stole a season-high three bases May 22 at Mobile…then scored a career-high tying three runs the next day against the BayBears…collected a career-high tying five RBI June 9 against Pensacola… went 0-for-1 for the South in the SL All-Star Game June 18…hit .130 over a 14-game span from June 28 to July 15 but then batted .386 with five home runs and 15 RBI over his final 15 games in July …homered in three straight games, July 18-20…stole a base in four consecutive games from July 18-21 (six stolen bases total), including his second three steal game of the season July 21 at Mobile…matched his career-high with five RBI July 19 at Mobile (third time)…had his best month of the season in July when he hit .293 with five home runs, 16 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 26 games…went 5-for-19 (.263) with five runs, two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in five postseason games.