Thomas Walraven

Height: 5-9 Weight: 180
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: Middletown, New York
Resides: Cornwall, New York
High School: Pine Bush (Pine Bush, New York)
College: University of New Haven (West Haven, Connecticut – “Chargers”)
Draft: n/a
Born: 11/10/94 Opening Night Age: 25
Classification: ROOKIE

Career Highlights: Second season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…acquired by the Goldeyes from the Gary SouthShore RailCats on 6/16/20 in the American Association dispersal draft (Round 4, Pick 3)…career .300 average with six home runs and 31 RBI in 62 games played…35 career runs scored with 10 doubles, six stolen bases, and 35 walks…played four seasons of college baseball at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut from 2014-18…hit a combined .323 for the Chargers with 121 runs scored, nine home runs, 77 RBI, and 39 stolen bases in 163 collegiate games…voted co-Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year following freshman season in 2014…earned Northeast-10 All-Conference honours as a redshirt junior in 2017 and again as a redshirt senior in 2018…named to ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team as a redshirt senior in 2018…played redshirt senior season as a graduate student…departed program seventh in career base hits, first in walks, and third in assists…majored in Business Administration…played at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York where he also lettered in basketball and soccer…father, Tom, played baseball at Manhattan College

Gary SouthShore (American Association/Ind.): Hit .300 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 62 games as a true rookie for the RailCats…35 runs scored with 10 doubles, six stolen bases, and 35 walks…had a .409 on-base percentage and a .438 slugging percentage…fell 22 plate appearances short of American Association batting qualifiers, and would have ranked sixth in on-base percentage…tied for third in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) among American Association rookies (1.9)…played at least one game at all four infield positions, combining for just eight errors and a .948 fielding percentage…hit safely in 42 of 60 games…had 16 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games…made professional debut on 5/17 at Chicago, going 0-for-2…picked up first career base hits and RBI on 5/19 at Chicago, going 2-for-4 with a run, a double, and two RBI…had 13-game hitting streak from 5/25-6/8 (18-for-43, .419)…scored a run in seven consecutive games from 5/25-6/2 (eight total runs)…hit first career home run on 6/6 vs. Chicago while going 1-for-1 with a run and two RBI…3-for-4 with a double on 6/13 vs. Winnipeg…hit two home runs and had six RBI while going 3-for-3 with two runs on 7/18 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…3-for-4 with two runs on 7/21 vs. Chicago…3-for-5 with a run, a double, and two RBI on 7/27 at Milwaukee…hit two home runs while going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI on 7/29 at Milwaukee

Rick Forney on Thomas Walraven: I really enjoyed watching Thomas play last year. Unfortunately, he got hurt down the stretch which impacted his chances of winning Rookie of the Year. He gives you professional at bats, especially for a kid as young as he is. I always felt like he was a tough out. He grinds it out, gives you really good at bats, and can play a couple of different positions. He’s somebody who I admired the way he worked and the way he played last year.