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Thomas' Game Coming Full Circle

Tony Thomas (SMOKIES PHOTO/RENNIE LEON)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Tony Thomas has added some pop to his bat in his first season at Double-A. In just 49 games with the Tennessee Smokies, the 22-year-old second baseman has already topped his career high for home runs in a season with eight; one more than he hit in 113 games at Class High-A Daytona in 2008.

Thomas' increased power numbers have not been something he's specifically focused on with the Smokies. "I'm not going to go out there and try to hit home runs, especially in the leadoff spot. I'm just going to go out there and try and get on base and take the power numbers as they come," Thomas said. "I'm just trying to get on base any way I can. I think the main thing is just that my swing...

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