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Rich Thompson

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 7/1/1984   BORN: Hornsby, Australia   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Rich Thompson Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays in December of 2012.

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Rich 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
2005 20 A Ran 42 15 0 121.1 132 71 20 92 53 6 8 3 5.27 1.53
2006 21 AA ARK 42 0 0 66.7 52 38 13 60 27 3 4 10 5.13 1.19
2006 21 AAA SAL 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 22 AAA SAL 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 23 MAJ LAA 2 0 0 2.0 4 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 22.50 3.00
2009 24 MAJ LAA 13 0 0 19.3 27 11 6 21 7 0 0 0 5.12 1.76
2010 25 AAA Sal 19 0 0 29.2 17 2 0 30 10 1 1 2 0 0 0.61 0.92
2010 25 MAJ LAA 13 0 0 19.7 12 3 2 15 4 2 0 0 0 1 1.37 0.81
2011 26 MAJ LAA 44 0 0 54.0 46 18 5 56 20 1 3 0 1 3 3.00 1.22
2012 27 AAA Sac 46 0 0 62.0 46 23 7 58 23 4 2 3 0 0 3.34 1.11
2012 27 MAJ LAA 2 0 0 2.3 5 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 15.43 2.57
2012 27 MAJ OAK 1 0 0 .7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ LAA/OAK 3 0 0 3.0 6 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 12.00 2.33
3-Year Averages MAJ   23 0 0 28.5 26 11 3 29 10 0 2 0 0 1 3.47 1.26
Career  (View All) MAJ   75 0 0 98.0 95 41 14 96 34 3 4 0 3.77 1.32

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Rich Thompson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20128213001.429
2011110291123510.237

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20128103100.375
201111827923305.213

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20121.70001000.000.60
201128.301030821.911.06

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20121.301021127.004.50
201125.7120261234.211.40
Rich Thompson Advanced Stats
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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
2005 20 A Ran 42 15 121.1 6.84 3.94 1.74 1.49 69.1% 5.27 5.14 .310
2006 21 AA ARK 42 0 66.7 8.10 3.65 2.22 1.76 62.1% 5.13 5.33 .234
2006 21 AAA SAL 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2007 22 AAA SAL 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2008 23 MAJ LAA 2 0 2.0 4.50 9.00 0.50 0.00 16.7% 91.4 MPH 22.50 5.30 .463
2009 24 MAJ LAA 13 0 19.3 9.78 3.26 3.00 2.79 0.81 82.1% 92.3 MPH 5.12 6.18 .385
2010 25 AAA Sal 19 0 29.2 9.25 3.08 3.00 0.00 92.6% 0.61 2.17 .245
2010 25 MAJ LAA 13 0 19.7 6.86 1.83 3.75 0.92 0.88 92.9% 92.1 MPH 1.37 3.61 .198
2011 26 MAJ LAA 44 0 54.0 9.33 3.33 2.80 0.83 0.95 78.7% 90.7 MPH 3.00 3.44 .299
2012 27 AAA Sac 46 0 62.0 8.42 3.34 2.52 1.02 74.2% 3.34 3.91 .250
2012 27 MAJ LAA 2 0 2.3 11.57 3.86 3.00 3.86 2.00 40% 89.0 MPH 15.43 7.49 .528
2012 27 MAJ OAK 1 0 .7 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 100% 89.0 MPH 0.00 3.20 .347
2012  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ LAA/OAK 3 0 3.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 1.67 50% 89.0 MPH 12.00 6.57 .478
3-Year Averages MAJ   23 0 28.5 9.16 3.16 2.90 0.95 75.8% 3.47 3.59 .309
Career MAJ   75 0 98.0 8.82 3.12 2.82 1.29 76.5% 3.77 4.17 .310

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Rich Thompson (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Seth Smith SD 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Dioner Navarro TOR 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Eric Patterson CHI-A 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Billy Butler KC 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Reid Brignac PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Mike Napoli BOS 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 .800 1.800 2.600
Justin Morneau COL 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Marlon Byrd PHI 5 3 1 4 0 1 1 .600 1.600 2.200
Delmon Young BAL 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Rich Thompson (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carlos Gomez MIL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Gonzalez DET 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Dunn CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Freddie Freeman ATL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Gentry OAK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Olivo LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Morse SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Parmelee MIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Don Kelly DET 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Andy Marte AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Thompson has been designated for assignment by the A's, the A's official Twitter feed reports.

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The A's claimed Thompson off waivers from the Angels on Friday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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Thompson has been designated for assignment, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

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Thompson was knocked around for four earned runs in 1.1 innings in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

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Thompson didn't retire any of the three batters he faced in Sunday's loss to the Angels, walking two before giving up a bloop hit.

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Thompson threw 1.1 scoreless innings in Thursday's victory over the Red Sox.

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Thompson will open the 2011 season in the Angels' bullpen, according to the team's official website.

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The Angels recalled Thompson from Triple-A on Friday, the LA Times reports.

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The Angels recalled Thompson from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, the LA Times reports.

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The Angels optioned Thompson to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

After playing a part-time role in the Angelsí bullpen for a couple seasons, Thompson spent the entire 2011 season on the major league roster. He posted an efficient 56:20 K:BB ratio in 54 innings as a middle reliever. If he can keep the strikeouts and get back to his 2010 walk rate (1.83 BB/9IP), Thompson could make a decent staff filler in deep AL-only leagues. Given last seasonís strong numbers, heíll have a spot on the Angelsí Opening Day roster.

2011

Thompson has bounced back and forth between Anaheim and Triple-A Salt Lake the last couple seasons, but last year was easily his best in the big leagues. Thompson threw just 19.2 innings with the Angels, but he only gave up three earned runs and posted a 15:4 K:BB ratio. Thompson is not guaranteed a spot in the Angels' bullpen, but he will have the opportunity to lock one up with a strong spring training.

2010

The Australian righty returned from shoulder problems that cut short his 2008 to pitch very well at Salt Lake, but it's an open question whether he can keep his fastball and curve in the park. With just two solid offerings, he's a reliever at best, and unlikely to move into a high-leverage role.

2009

Thompson made the big club out of spring training but only saw action in two games before being sent down to Triple-A Salt Lake for the rest of the season. Thompson has good command and doesnít walk many batters, but he doesnít have the dominant stuff that will land him a permanent spot in the Angelsí bullpen. There should be a few openings in the Angels middle relief corps next season but Thompson will have to earn a spot with a strong spring training performance.

2008

Thompson had a very impressive minor league season in 2007, going 3-3 with a 2.04 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 75 innings between High-A Rancho Cucamonga, Double-A Arkansas, and Triple-A Salt Lake -- earning a selection to pitch in the Futures Game last season during the All-Star break. Though the Angels bullpen is very good, Thompson has a chance to earn and hold a roster spot with a strong spring training.

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