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Jake Thompson

20-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Thompson is not an elite pitching prospect, but he was one of the most advanced 20-year-old arms in the minors last season, and is a very good bet to make it in a big league rotation. With a big 6-foo...

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 1/31/1994   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jake Thompson Contract Information:

Agreed to a rookie contract with the Tigers in June of 2012.

August 17, 2014  –  Jake Thompson News

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Thompson, 20, has a 2.29 ERA and 26:8 K:BB ratio in 19.2 innings for Double-A Frisco since coming over to the Rangers in the Joakim Soria trade.

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Jake Thompson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 18 R GUL 7 7 0 28.1 14 6 1 31 10 1 2 0 0 0 1.91 0.85
2013 19 A WES 17 16 0 83.1 79 29 4 91 32 3 3 0 0 0 3.13 1.34
2014 20 A+ LAK 16 16 0 83.0 75 29 3 79 25 6 4 0 0 0 3.14 1.20
2014 20 AA FRI 7 6 0 35.2 28 13 3 44 18 3 1 0 0 0 3.28 1.31
2014 20 AA ERI 2 2 0 11.0 10 3 0 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.27

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 18 R GUL 7 7 28.1 9.93 3.20 3.10 0.32 78.3% 1.91 2.63 .212
2013 19 A WES 17 16 83.1 9.86 3.47 2.84 0.43 76.6% 3.13 3.19 .343
2014 20 A+ LAK 16 16 83.0 8.57 2.71 3.16 0.33 73.2% 3.14 2.92 .317
2014 20 AA FRI 7 6 35.2 11.25 4.60 2.44 0.77 76.7% 3.28 3.43 .311
2014 20 AA ERI 2 2 11.0 5.73 3.27 1.75 0.00 78.6% 2.45 3.29 .294

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Jake Thompson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thompson has been traded to the Rangers as part of the deal to obtain Joakim Soria, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Thompson, 20, has a 3.08 ERA and 74:25 K:BB ratio through 76 innings for High-A Lakeland.

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Thompson, 20, has a 1.65 ERA and 56:20 K:BB through 60 innings for High-A Lakeland this season.

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Thompson is 3-1 with a 0.97 ERA, 0.946 WHIP and 35:11 K:BB ratio in six starts for High-A Lakeland.

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Thompson, 20, has pitched well in his first four outings at High-A Lakeland with a 1.05 ERA and 22:7 K:BB over 25.2 innings this season.

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Thompson will join Low-A West Michigan in time for Tuesday night's game. He's scheduled to make his first Midwest League start Friday in Fort Wayne.

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Thompson picked up his first professional win Wednesday, hurling five innings while allowing one run for the Tigers' rookie-league squad.

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Thompson agreed to a contract with the Tigers, Tigers' Director of Media Relations Brian Britten reports.

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The Tigers selected Thompson with the 91st overall pick of the 2012 MLB First-Year Draft.

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2014

With Nick Castellanos set to move up to Detroit on a permanent basis, Thompson will make his case to become the Tigersí top overall prospect. The 2012 second-round pick saw his first action above rookie ball last season, going 3-3 with a 3.13 ERA and 91:32 K:BB ratio in 83.1 innings with Low-A West Michigan. The big (6-foot-4, 232-pound) righty features a fastball, slider, changeup, and he has been developing a curveball. His fastball usually sits in the low-90s, but good movement and the possibility of added velocity has the heater graded out as a potential plus-pitch once he reaches the majors. Thompsonís slider is already effective with good break, and it could develop into his best pitch, but his changeup and curveball still need work. The Tigers are currently loaded with starting pitching, which has afforded the team patience with Thompson. The 20-year-old should start progressing his way through the Tigersí system in 2014, but he is not expected to become a legitimate option at the major league level until 2016.