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Aaron Thompson

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 203   DOB: 2/28/1987   BORN: Santa Fe, NM   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by Minnesota in April 2016.

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Aaron 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
2006 19 A A 0 24 0 134.0 139 54 12 114 35 8 8 0 3.63 1.30
2007 20 A JUP 20 19 0 115.0 121 43 2 84 35 4 6 0 3.37 1.36
2007 20 AAA ALB 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 21 A GCL 2 2 0 9.0 8 2 0 9 1 0 0 0 2.00 1.00
2008 21 AA CAR 6 6 0 30.7 32 15 4 20 22 0 3 0 4.40 1.76
2008 21 AA CAR 16 16 0 81.7 111 51 9 53 40 2 5 0 5.62 1.85
2008 21 AAA ALB 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2009 22 AA HAR 6 6 0 32.7 32 12 3 27 11 0 3 0 3.31 1.32
2009 22 AA JAC 20 20 0 114.0 121 52 7 75 43 5 9 0 4.11 1.44
2010 23 AA HAR 1 26 0 136.2 163 88 16 95 53 4 13 0 0 0 5.80 1.59
2010 23 AAA SYR 1 1 0 5.0 5 1 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1.80 1.60
2011 24 AA ALT 5 12 0 83.2 100 48 6 51 20 4 7 0 0 0 5.16 1.44
2011 24 AAA IND 5 4 0 19.0 23 6 0 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 2.84 1.68
2011 24 MAJ PIT 4 1 0 7.7 13 6 2 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 7.04 2.48
2012 25 AA NEW 22 13 0 86.0 115 50 9 45 22 3 8 0 0 0 5.23 1.59
2013 26 AA NEW 31 0 0 14.2 11 1 0 11 3 0 1 3 0 0 0.61 0.99
2013 26 AAA ROC 31 1 0 44.0 49 17 3 42 13 3 2 6 0 0 3.48 1.41
2014 27 AAA ROC 46 0 0 52.0 49 23 5 51 26 3 3 3 0 0 3.98 1.44
2014 27 MAJ MIN 7 0 0 7.3 8 2 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 2.45 1.36
2015 28 AAA ROC 21 0 0 17.0 16 7 0 11 4 1 1 1 0 0 3.71 1.18
2015 28 MAJ MIN 41 0 0 32.3 32 18 2 17 11 1 3 0 1 9 5.01 1.33
3-Year Averages     24 0 0 19.8 20 10 1 11 6 0 1 0 0 5 4.54 1.31
Career  (View All)     52 1 0 47.3 53 26 4 24 19 1 3 0 4.94 1.52

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Aaron Thompson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20156211610400.189
201417405200.294

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015756522202.324
201414223100.273

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201514.00008517.711.64
20143.30003105.401.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201518.31309612.951.09
20144.00003100.001.50
Aaron 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
2006 19 A A 0 24 134.0 7.66 2.35 3.26 0.81 74.1% 3.63 3.56 .325
2007 20 A JUP 20 19 115.0 6.57 2.74 2.40 0.16 73.4% 3.37 2.98 .331
2007 20 AAA ALB 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2008 21 A GCL 2 2 9.0 9.00 1.00 9.00 0.00 77.8% 2.00 1.53 .328
2008 21 AA CAR 6 6 30.7 5.87 6.46 0.91 1.17 78% 4.40 5.74 .296
2008 21 AA CAR 16 16 81.7 5.84 4.41 1.33 0.99 70.4% 5.62 4.88 .365
2008 21 AAA ALB 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2009 22 AA HAR 6 6 32.7 7.44 3.03 2.45 0.83 77.5% 3.31 3.75 .308
2009 22 AA JAC 20 20 114.0 5.92 3.39 1.74 0.55 71.3% 4.11 3.87 .316
2010 23 AA HAR 1 26 136.2 6.28 3.50 1.79 1.06 64% 5.80 4.61 .337
2010 23 AAA SYR 1 1 5.0 7.20 5.40 1.33 0.00 87.5% 1.80 3.40 .331
2011 24 AA ALT 5 12 83.2 5.52 2.16 2.55 0.65 63.2% 5.16 3.70 .339
2011 24 AAA IND 5 4 19.0 4.74 4.26 1.11 0.00 81.3% 2.84 3.88 .345
2011 24 MAJ PIT 4 1 7.7 1.17 7.04 0.17 2.35 1.09 76.5% 88.2 MPH 7.04 8.68 .348
2012 25 AA NEW 22 13 86.0 4.71 2.30 2.05 0.94 68% 5.23 4.56 .349
2013 26 AA NEW 31 0 14.2 6.97 1.90 3.67 0.00 92.9% 0.61 2.28 .275
2013 26 AAA ROC 31 1 44.0 8.59 2.66 3.23 0.61 76.3% 3.48 3.13 .359
2014 27 AAA ROC 46 0 52.0 8.83 4.50 1.96 0.87 74.3% 3.98 4.05 .315
2014 27 MAJ MIN 7 0 7.3 7.36 2.45 3.00 0.00 0.70 80% 89.1 MPH 2.45 2.38 .353
2015 28 AAA ROC 21 0 17.0 5.82 2.12 2.75 0.00 65% 3.71 2.61 .302
2015 28 MAJ MIN 41 0 32.3 4.73 3.06 1.55 0.56 0.95 61% 89.8 MPH 5.01 3.97 .288
3-Year Averages     24 0 19.8 4.99 2.72 1.83 0.45 64% 4.54 3.65 .297
Career     52 1 47.3 4.56 3.61 1.26 0.76 67.6% 4.94 4.53 .309

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

Thompson was reassigned to Minnesota's minor league camp.

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Thompson signed a minor league contract with Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Thompson has elected to become a free agent, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Thompson was outrighted from the 40-man roster Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Thompson retired the only batter he faced on a double play grounder to record his ninth hold in Saturday's win over Kansas City to lower his ERA to 5.01.

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Thompson retired the only batter he faced in Friday's loss to Toronto to lower his ERA to 3.42.

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Thompson threw two scoreless innings in Sunday's win over Cleveland to lower his ERA to 0.87.

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Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Rochester and added to Minnesota's 25-man roster, MLB.com reports.

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Thompson did not make the Opening Day roster, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Thompson is in the running for one of Minnesota's final two bullpen spots, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He has a 2.84 ERA with a 6:2 K:BB ratio in 6.1 innings this spring.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Aaron Thompson.

2015

Thompson's productive season of relief at Triple-A earned him a September callup and has put him in the running for a lefty specialist in the major league bullpen entering 2015. He had a 3.28 ERA at Triple-A with a 8.8 K/9. Thompson then followed that up with an impressive short stint in the majors with a 2.45 ERA and 6:2 K:BB ratio in 7.1 innings. Still, at age 28 next season, he is too old to be regarded as top prospect, averaged less than a 90 mph fastball and wasn't overly dominant against lefties in the minors. He may have a hard time making the major league bullpen this spring as a result.

2012

He's a long shot to win a spot in the bullpen and likely just adds depth at Triple-A. Thompson had a 7.04 ERA in just four appearances (one start) in the majors with Pittsburgh. He struggled at Triple-A with a 5.16 ERA. He had decent control (2.15 BB/ 9 IP) in the minors but had another mediocre strikeout rate (5.5 K/9 IP). He wouldn't appear to have much upside as a result. He did perform much better against left-handed batters (8.5 K/9 IP and 2.88 FIP), so perhaps he can win a lefty specialist role in the majors.

2011

Thompson's third season at Double-A was no better than his first two, but the Nationals moved him up a level anyway. There isn't anything in his statistical profile to indicate a leap is imminent. At this point, Thompson is a crafty lefty still in search of his craft. Look elsewhere if you're trying to stash away minor league upside in a deep keeper format.

2010

The former Marlins prospect pitched better in six starts at Double-A after being acquired in the Nick Johnson deal, but given that he was at the end of his second full season at that level you'd hope he could at least hold his own. He's still got youth, moxie and left-handedness on his side, but so far he hasn't looked like a pitcher who's ready to make a leap.

2009

Thompson hit the metaphorical wall at Double-A, and his numbers regressed across the board. Double-A struggles have happened to better 21-year-olds than him, however, so a year to regroup and get back on track might not be the worst thing for his long-term development. Thompson's best asset to date has been his intelligence, not his good-but-not-great stuff, and those mound smarts will be put to the test in his second crack at Double-A. If he shows he can adapt and overcome, don't be surprised if the Marlins reward him with a September call-up.

2008

The Marlins' High-A affiliate in Jupiter plays in a pitcher-friendly park, but Thompson's home run rate (two in 115 innings) was still incredible regardless of his surroundings. His pitch assortment (fastball that can touch the low 90s, slider and change-up) doesn't set scouting hearts a-flutter, but his control, mound smarts and ability to keep the ball down set him apart from the average "finesse lefty" prospect. He'll be a 21-year-old tackling Double-A for the first time in 2008, and the Marlins will be less likely to rush him than some of their other young pitchers like Chris Volstad. A September cup of coffee is probably the most he can hope for this year.

2007

Although he could have been a little less hittable Thompson had what can only be considered a successful full season debut, posting a better than 3:1 K:BB ratio at Low-A as a 19-year-old. His fastball has enough pop for Thompson to avoid being typecast as a finesse lefty, and a big season at High-A will have him shooting up prospect lists. Keeper league owners should be aware that given his age, and the pitching depth in the Marlins system, he would have to utterly dominate to get fast-tracked up the ladder. A 2009 major league ETA isn't out of the question even if he continues to pitch well.