Jake Thompson

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Jake Thompson
Philadelphia Phillies
Pitcher
Born: (1994-01-31) January 31, 1994 (age 25)
Rockwall, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jacob Keith Thompson (born January 31, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

Career

Thompson attended Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Texas.[1] He committed to attend Texas Christian University (TCU) on a college baseball scholarship to play for the TCU Horned Frogs baseball team.[2] However, the Detroit Tigers selected Thompson in the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft,[3][4] and he signed with the Tigers. He made his professional debut for the Gulf Coast Tigers of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, recording six strikeouts over four innings with one hit allowed.[5] He finished his first season 1–2 with a 1.91 earned run average (ERA) and 31 strikeouts over 28 13 innings in seven starts.

Thompson played the 2013 season with the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Class A Midwest League.[6] He pitched in 17 games with 16 starts, going 3–3 with a 3.13 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 83 13 innings. He started the 2014 season with the Lakeland Flying Tigers of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League..[7] In July, Thompson played in the All-Star Futures Game, and was promoted to the Erie SeaWolves of the Class AA Eastern League.[8]

On July 23, 2014, the Tigers traded Thompson and Corey Knebel to the Texas Rangers in exchange for reliever Joakim Soria.[9] The Rangers assigned Thompson to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Class AA Texas League.[2]

On July 31, 2015, Thompson was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Alec Asher, Matt Harrison, and Jerad Eickhoff in exchange for Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman.[10] Thompson pitched for the Reading Fightin Phils of the Class AA Eastern League.[11]

References

  1. "Where are they now: Former Rockwall-Heath star pitcher Jake Thompson". High School Sports Blog. Retrieved December 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pitcher Jake Thompson's 'crazy' year brings him home to Texas Rangers - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "MLB draft: Tigers take Jake Thompson with 2nd-round pick (with videos)". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Tigers select Texas high school pitcher Jake Thompson with first pick in MLB draft
  5. "Detroit Tigers' top draft pick Jake Thompson strikes out six in four innings in professional debut". MLive.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Jake Thompson, Tigers' top pick in 2012, debuts tonight with Whitecaps with familiar coach by his side". MLive.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Armed and Ready: Flying Tigers Boast Top Pitching Prospect". TheLedger.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Detroit Tigers promote prospect Jake Thompson to Double-A Erie day after Futures Game appearance". MLive.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Tigers land All-Star reliever Soria from Rangers MLB.com, July 23, 2014
  10. Badler, Ben (July 31, 2015). "Trade Central: Phillies Get Impact Talent, Depth In Hamels Deal". Baseball America. Retrieved July 31, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20150905&content_id=147634442&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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