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Josh Thole

New York Mets — No. 30
Born: October 28, 1986 (1986-10-28) (age 23)
Breese, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right 
MLB debut
September 3, 2009 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Batting average     .321
Home runs     0
Runs batted in     9

Josh Thole (pronounced toll-EE[1]) (born October 28, 1986) is an American professional baseball player. He is a catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.



Thole grew up in Breese, Illinois, where he learned how to hit in a barn and attended Mater Dei High school.[2]

Professional career


Minor Leagues

Thole was drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.[2]

In AA Binghamton, Thole established himself as a solid singles hitter.[2] After viewing Thole in the 2009 spring training, Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen "gushed" about Thole's catcher skills.[1] In 2009, Thole stated, "My throwing is still coming along."[2]

Major Leagues

On August 31, 2009, Thole was called up to the major leagues.[3] In his first major league at-bat, he singled to record his first major league hit.[4]

Thole caught both of the Mets' complete game shutouts of 2009, one by Pat Misch on September 27, 2009 and one by Nelson Figueroa on October 4, 2009.


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