New Mexico independent team drafts Tuskegee baseball alum Bradley Thomas

SANTA FE, N.M. ( –  Former Tuskegee University outfielder Bradley Thomas, a 2014 graduate, was recently drafted by the Santa Fe Fuego – a professional baseball team in the Pecos League.

Thomas was invited to a spring league for the independent tryouts in Houston (Texas), where he played 15 games as a centerfielder in the short season league. He finished the year with four assists from the outfield, and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. At the plate, Thomas finished with a .331 average with four doubles and three triples. He also finished with eight runs batted in and an OPS of 800.

Following the spring league tryout, Thomas was drafted by the Fuego in March.

The Fuego are part of the independent baseball league, which is not affiliated with Major or Minor League Baseball, and the team is based in Sante Fe, New Mexico. They play their home games at Fort Marcy Park.

The team opens the season on May 19, playing a 67-game schedule that lasts until July 28.