2017: The Texas AirHogs of the American Association are proud to announce that Charley Thurber has signed for the 2017 season.
2016: Charley Thurber is in his fifth professional season and first with the ThunderBolts in 2016. He joined the team via trade on July 6, 2016. Thurber's pro career began when he was selected in the 39th round of the Amateur Draft by the New York Mets in 2011. He spent three seasons with the Mets, rising to high-A in 2013. After playing for two teams in 2015 in the Canadian-American Association, Thurber was picked up by the Rockies and appeared in 18 games with their Double A team. Before joining the ThunderBolts in 2016, Thurber played for both the York Revolution and Lincoln Salt Dogs in the Atlantic League and American Association. Thurber played 3 years at the University of Tennessee, hitting .291 and driving in 32 his sophomore year. He attended Elmira Free Academy in Elmira, New York.