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Jake Thompson

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Jake Thompson
Name: Jacob Matthew Thompson
Born: Aug 8, 1989 in Cerritos, Calif. USA
High School: Wilson HS, Long Beach
College: Long Beach State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career490.23.761.413.216.05
Drafted in the 2nd round (66th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010 (signed for $555,000)
Due to California high school transfer rules, Thompson did not pitch varsity baseball in his junior season at Wilson High, which is directly across the street from Blair Field, Long Beach State's home field. He graduated from Wilson a semester early to play for the Dirtbags. Thompson's college career has been a mixed bag, with bursts of brilliance interspersed with wildness and control problems. Relying heavily on his fastball, Thompson is an aggressive hurler who resembles, in frame and style, former big leaguer Troy Percival. His 92-94 mph fastball peaks at 95, and Thompson adds an excellent changeup which he mixes in sparingly. Thompson's primary weakness is his curveball, a pitch he short-arms and doesn't finish off cleanly. Scouts think that Thompson's results don't match his talent because of his unusual arm stroke, which will need to be cleaned up, and a weak delivery finish in which he circles away from the plate. He has the arm and raw stuff to be a mid-rotation starter, but he will more likely end up in the bullpen.
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