The 2016 season for southpaw Ian Thomas was over in a relative hurry, and he finished the year out of the organization.
What went right
Thomas, the left-hander who could easily fill in as a stunt double for Clayton Kershaw, was performing well as pitching depth in Triple-A Oklahoma City, posting a 1.42 ERA in 19 innings, with 22 strikeouts and just five walks.
He started out in the bullpen in Triple-A, but made a couple of spot starts in April and totaled seven scoreless innings, with 11 strikeouts and one walk.
What went wrong
Thomas was placed on the minor league disabled list with shoulder soreness on May 15, and never pitched again during the season.
Thomas was designated for assignment on June 30, 2016, then released on July 3.
Stats: 1.42 ERA in 8 games, 22 K, 5 BB in 19 IP in Triple-A OKC
Game of the year
Thomas pitched four scoreless innings in a spot start against the Iowa Cubs on April 23, allowing only two singles and a walk while striking out five.
Thomas is a free agent.