Andrew Thurman

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Andrew Thurman
Free agent
Born: (1991-12-10) December 10, 1991 (age 28)
Orange, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Andrew M. Thurman (born December 10, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent.


Thurman attended Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California, and played for the school's baseball team.[1] He enrolled at the University of California, Irvine where he played college baseball for the UC Irvine Anteaters.[2][3] In 2011 and 2012, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[4][5] The Houston Astros selected Thurman in the second round, with the 40th overall selection, of the 2013 MLB Draft.[6][7] Thurman signed with the Astros, receiving a $1.4 million signing bonus.[8]

Thurman made his professional debut with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League after he signed.[9] In 2014, he played for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League.[10]

The Astros traded Thurman, Mike Foltynewicz, and Rio Ruiz to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Evan Gattis and James Hoyt on January 14, 2015.[11][12] Thurman began the 2015 season with the Carolina Mudcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, but went on the disabled list after the Mudcats' team bus flipped over on May 12.[13] He missed two months of the season. Thurman began the 2016 season with the Mississippi Braves of the Class AA Southern League.[14] He was demoted to Carolina on July 20, and released on August 18.[15][16]

Thurman signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in December 2016.[17] He appeared in 17 games between Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa and was 2–1 with a 1.91 ERA.[18]

On April 19, 2018, Thurman signed with the Sioux City Explorers of the independent American Association. He was released prior to the season on May 15, 2018.


  1. ^ "Orange Lutheran's consistency could pay off in CIF Southern Section baseball playoffs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "Facing UCI's Thurman becoming no contest". The Orange County Register. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "UC Irvine's Thurman no-hits Long Beach". The Orange County Register. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "#3 Andrew Thurman - Profile". Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  5. ^ "#26 Andrew Thurman - Profile". Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Astros add to starting pitcher depth with Thurman". Houston Astros. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Thurman goes 40th". Daily Pilot. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Daily Pilot (June 18, 2013). "Thurman a millionaire". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "ValleyCats' Thurman gets used to pro ball". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  10. ^ Steve Batterson. "Thurman works to gain a mental edge on mound for Bandits". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  11. ^ Bowman, Mark (January 14, 2015). "Braves send Gattis to Astros for 3 prospects". Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "Braves trade Evan Gattis to Astros". January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  13. ^ "- News & Observer". newsobserver. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  14. ^ "Andrew Thurman strikes out a career-high nine for Mississippi Braves". Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  15. ^ "O'Neal placed on DL, Thurman to Carolina". July 20, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  16. ^ "August 18 - Mudcats Roster Transactions". August 18, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  17. ^ Eddy, Matt (December 24, 2016). "MINOR LEAGUE TRANSACTIONS: DEC. 10-22". Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  18. ^ "Andrew Thurman Minor & Fall League Statistics". Baseball Reference.

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