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Aaron Thompson

LHP
Aaron Thompson
Name: Aaron Marshall Thompson
Born: Feb 28, 1987 in Santa Fe, N.M. USA
High School: Second Baptist HS, Houston
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career996.24.321.473.056.68
Drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) by the Florida Marlins in 2005 (signed for $1,225,000)
Thompson is the most polished high school pitcher in the draft, and he's lefthanded to boot. But where he goes in the draft is uncertain because of major signability concerns. He reportedly will head to Texas A&M unless he gets a seven-figure bonus, more than the going rate for a player regarded as a second-round talent. If he goes to college, Thompson should become one of the nation's top two-way players. Pros prefer him as a four-pitch lefty with an 88-91 mph fastball and a good curveball. He throws from a high arm slot, which allows him to drive the ball down in the strike zone. He's athletic, repeating a smooth delivery with ease, and scores high in the makeup department. When dozens of scouts attended his April matchup with Josh Wall, Thompson responded with 15 strikeouts and a 2-0 shutout--handing Wall's team its only loss this spring. If he joins the Aggies, he'd also see time at first base and the outfield because his lefthanded power is too good to pass up.
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