Tyler and Logan Thompson, twins from Jupiter (Fla.) High were both drafted in the 42nd round. Tyler was picked by San Francisco with the 1,257th pick. Logan went 24 picks later to Cleveland.
Tyler is a 6-foot, 175-pound center fielder that bats left and throws right. At the Anderson Bat National Classic in March, Baseball America scout Dave Perkin had this to say about the athletic outfielder:
Thompson is another player with a perfect build and decent non-hitting tools. At bat, he is far too spread out in his stance and flies his front side open too quickly. Concerns about his hitting will in all likelihood take him out of the first two rounds and place him in the three-to-five range. He is committed to Florida.
Tyler is thought to have slipped because of signability concerns. Logan is a shortstop and at 5-foot-10, 150 pounds, is significantly smaller than his brother. He’s committed Palm Beach (Fla.) Community College. They are also the sons of former major leaguer Robbie Thompson.