Birds Ink RHP Dylan Thompson

Posted: 1/29/2018

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SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Canaries announced Monday morning that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitched Dylan Thompson.

Thompson, 25, returns for his third campaign in a Birds uniform. Over the past two seasons, Thompson has been one of the most consistent performers on the Canaries pitching staff. Appearing in a total of 63 games, Dylan has compiled 114.2 innings to go along with a solid 3.45 ERA. In 2017, the hard throwing sinker-baller represented the Canaries in the American Association’s All-Star Game after a dazzling first half. Although Thompson spends half of his time in the hitter friendly Birdcage, he has done a phenomenal job of keeping the ball in the ballpark, allowing only 3 home runs.

The Snow Camp, North Carolina native has spent his offseason playing in the highly regarded Australian Baseball League. Through 13.2 innings pitched, Thompson has been lights out, carrying a 2.63 ERA, while having a stellar 17:1 strike out to walk ratio.

“After Dylan’s All-Star campaign last season, we are moving him into the rotation,” says Manager Mike Meyer. “Dylan is a talented young pitcher who features a true power sinker. We want to take advantage of his high ground ball rate, especially in the Birdcage. He is a tireless worker and a great teammate. We expect Dylan to shine in his new role.”

The Canaries season kicks off with a home series on Friday, May 18th at 7:05pm against the Chicago Dogs. Don’t miss the popular Friday Night Fireworks, brought to you by Orthopedic Institute, following the conclusion of the game. For more information on group outings, suites, season tickets, or corporate opportunities, call the Canaries Front Office at (605)336-6060 or visit the club’s official website at www.sfcanaries.com.