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Jake Thompson

Born: 01/31/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 225
Arm Action: quick, clean, plus arm speed to three-quarter slot

Delivery: high leg kick, mild spine tilt, mild effort, delivery dominated by arm speed

Body: extra-large frame, stocky build with some heft to lower half, broad shoulders with slope
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 06/03/2016
Affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA, Phillies)
Dates Seen 5/20
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2016
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 90-92 95 Mostly 90-92, held velo in later innings, hit 95 trying to finish off 8th inning; works down in zone, mostly to arm side, misses are high, gets into trouble when elevating; maintains velo from stretch; gets downhill with release, flashes plus late tail to armside, hard sink with mild run
CH 60 84 85 Quality fade and drop, plays well off fastball; throws consistently for strikes, inconsistent command, will leave it up in the zone
SL 55 84 86 Flatter, sharper break than CB, mild tilt, some sweep; buries to glove-side, uses as out-pitch

CB 50 80 81 11-5 shape with two-plane break, more depth than lateral break; uses to both sides of plate with inconsistent command
CONTROL 50     Will allow walks, but won't drown in them; throws FB and CH for strikes; struggles with breaking balls, though SL more of a chase pitch

COMMAND: 50/50
FB use is heavy to armside, misses are up and hittable; SL is heavy to glove-side and used for chasing; CB and CH can be inconsistent

Acquired from Texas in the Cole Hamels trade, Thompson is a stocky right-handed pitcher with four average or better pitches. The fastball sits above-average to plus and can touch 95, but he'll get into trouble when he elevates. Change flashed plus with fade and drop, and is a consistent strike pitch that can generate swing-misses. The curve is an average offering with depth but inconsistent command, while the slider features sharper break than CB and works as his out pitch. Control and command profiles are average, with inconsistencies in the off-speed offerings. Thompson is young for his present level, with the stuff and workhorse build to become a quality mid-rotation option. Low risk bottom-of-rotation contributor.

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