33-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rich Thompson in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Rich Thompson Contract Information:
Agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays in December of 2012.
Thompson signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Tuesday, the Blue Jays' Official Twitter reports.
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|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|
|Career (View All)||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)
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|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|
Rich Thompson: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Rich Thompson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.