Jake Thompson

Born: 01/31/1994 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 235
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2014 First-Year Player Draft (DET); Acquired 7/2015 in Cole Hamels trade from TEX.
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 10th, 2015
Dates Seen: 8/4/2015
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Reading Fightin' Phils
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Mechanical Notes
Big, physical innings-eater frame; strength in frame; quality durability; hands-over-head timing with moderate leg kick; stays balanced throughout; short arm action; above-average arm speed; hips and shoulders rotate in unison; gets downhill and extended well; stays over front knee; slight crossfire; big downhill plane; can rush delivery at times.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 50 60 60; #3 SP Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 60 60 90-94 95 Hard two-seam action; downhill plane; will work all quadrants; can cut in lower velocity band; will generate ground balls.
Hard two-seam action; downhill plane; will work all quadrants; can cut in lower velocity band; will generate ground balls.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 73-75 76 Change of pace pitch; moderate depth; two-plane break with moderate bite; consistent arm-speed/slot; will improve with ability to throw in all counts.
Change of pace pitch; moderate depth; two-plane break with moderate bite; consistent arm-speed/slot; will improve with ability to throw in all counts.
Slider
Slider 60 60 81-84 85 Tight spin; hard bite with tilt; quality depth; plays extremely well off of FB; can throw in all counts/quadrants; can throw for K and chase; consistent arm speed/slot.
Tight spin; hard bite with tilt; quality depth; plays extremely well off of FB; can throw in all counts/quadrants; can throw for K and chase; consistent arm speed/slot.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 50 79-81 82 Tumbling action; moderate vertical drop; consistent arm speed and slot; plays well off FB; can throw in all counts.
Tumbling action; moderate vertical drop; consistent arm speed and slot; plays well off FB; can throw in all counts.
Overall Summary
Quality, durable physical #3 SP; four-pitch mix with average command and plus control; consistent delivery and strong mentality on mound; will create weak contact; will throw all pitches in all counts to all quadrants; quality athlete for size.