|Date of Birth||9/4/1992|
|Hometown||Snow Camp, NC|
|Previous Team||Sioux Falls Canaries (American Association)|
Thompson, 24, appeared in 22 games for the Canaries last season, going 5-2 with a 3.31 ERA. The versatile young right-hander began the year in the Birds bullpen, posting a 1-0 record and 1.77 ERA in 14 relief appearances. His early season success earned him a shot at the starting rotation, where he finished the season going 4-2 with a 4.00 ERA in eight starts.
Thompson officially arrived on the scene on August 18th when he recorded a 2-1, complete-game victory against the Lincoln Saltdogs. It was easily his best performance of the season, holding the Saltdogs to one unearned run on four hits over nine innings. Thompson retired 18 of the final 21 Lincoln batters, earning his fourth win of the season, and third victory in his last four starts overall.
The Snow Camp, NC native was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 31st round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft. He holds a 9-8 record and 4.72 ERA in 64 career appearances. Thompson has been used primarily as a relief pitcher during his young career, but has made 14 starts in three professional seasons.
|2015||22||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A--A+||COL||1||3||4.36||21||3||43.1||39||29||21||1||27||31||1.523|
|2016||23||2 Teams||2 Lgs||Ind||5||3||3.53||25||11||79.0||87||38||31||3||24||57||1.405|
|Minors (2 seasons)||Minors||4||5||6.07||39||3||69.2||80||59||47||2||41||49||1.737|
|Other (1 season)||Other||5||3||3.53||25||11||79.0||87||38||31||3||24||57||1.405|
|All Levels (3 Seasons)||9||8||4.72||64||14||148.2||167||97||78||5||65||106||1.561|
|A- (2 seasons)||Minors||4||5||6.31||37||3||67.0||79||57||47||2||39||48||1.761|