Keegan Thompson

Born: 03/13/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 193
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 2nd, 2018
Dates Seen: July 29, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Tennessee Smokies
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Sturdy workhorse frame, strong base, broad shoulders, can handle workload.
Mechanical Notes
Deliberate SWU at 3/4 slot with moderate effort. Average leg engagement, opens early, tilts hard to gloveside to clear arm, loses line to gloveside. Breaks down to slight hook, long full arm circle, average arm speed, some stiffness through release, minimal extension.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 40 45 Swingman Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Will get by at MLB via weak contact; must be precise and work on edges. Even with average command and movement, pitch can be barreled. Command projects half-grade w more confidence throwing in, lacks conviction to this spot.
Will get by at MLB via weak contact; must be precise and work on edges. Even with average command and movement, pitch can be barreled. Command projects half-grade w more confidence throwing in, lacks conviction to this spot.
Fastball Velocity 45 45 91 89-92 Must locate to be effective in MLB; no projection.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Has average sink, minimal plane, gets solid run to armside from plate middle to edge; straight to glove side, dangerous when up.
Has average sink, minimal plane, gets solid run to armside from plate middle to edge; straight to glove side, dangerous when up.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Works away, hit his spots at average rate to both glove and armside, can lose up but stays to edges. Must improve command to armside in on RH, left these out over plate.
Works away, hit his spots at average rate to both glove and armside, can lose up but stays to edges. Must improve command to armside in on RH, left these out over plate.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 77 75-78 12-6, downer, average break, inconsistent strike-throwing, left a few up for hard contact. Flashed a few at 55 but lacks consistency to be more than average. Confident back door. Pro reps should bring consistency to reach average.
12-6, downer, average break, inconsistent strike-throwing, left a few up for hard contact. Flashed a few at 55 but lacks consistency to be more than average. Confident back door. Pro reps should bring consistency to reach average.
Slider
Slider 30 40 83 82-84 Raw, very slight late movement, not sharp. Is able to find spot off plate edge for chase but not regularly, bounces it. Enough here to work on tightening, not coming around to get it to 40 grade, cross-up pitch.
Raw, very slight late movement, not sharp. Is able to find spot off plate edge for chase but not regularly, bounces it. Enough here to work on tightening, not coming around to get it to 40 grade, cross-up pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 55 55 83 82-84 Best pitch; Average fade but plays up w deception off FB from velo separation and tunneling. Knows how to use, throws strikes, will elevate and get in trouble.
Best pitch; Average fade but plays up w deception off FB from velo separation and tunneling. Knows how to use, throws strikes, will elevate and get in trouble.
Control
Control 45 50 Must work to edges with FB and will miss; nibbling will hurt walk rate; change up regularly in zone, average strikethrowing with CB. Will get to average with increased mixing and trust of FB to inner half.
Must work to edges with FB and will miss; nibbling will hurt walk rate; change up regularly in zone, average strikethrowing with CB. Will get to average with increased mixing and trust of FB to inner half.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Lacks FB to lockdown a rotation spot. Profiles as pitchability swingman who uses CH and CB in all counts to keep hitters off FB, can thin mix SL for wrinkle. Must continue honing craft to keep MLB hitters off balance. Solid command and control lower risk grade.