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Mason Thompson

Born: 02/20/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7" Weight: 223
Tall, good athlete, heavier than listed 186, projectable growth; average arm speed, three-quarters arm slot with clean arm action, mild effort, 1.39 delivery time.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/05/2018
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
Dates Seen 3X May-July
OFP 45
MLB ETA 2021
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 90-92 93 Has some natural arm-side run, uses height to get leverage, fastball has some heaviness and late life to it; current fringe-average control projects to average.
CB 45 70-73 73 Below-average present, 12-6 movement, only threw a handful in my looks, inconsistent, lacks feel.
CH 50 80-85 85 Below-average present, inconsistent arm speed replication, will overthrow, flattens up in the zone, when right pitch does have some fade to it, still developing, has potential to be his best secondary.

Thompson, the former third-round Texas prep star, has the build and look of a future big-league starting pitcher. However, the current lack of feel for the secondaries is limiting his future ceiling. There is still some room for physical growth, so you could see the fastball tick up a notch. Pair that with a change that continues to develop and Thompson would be a solid bullpen arm.

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