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Cory Thompson

#8 | RHP | RedsCIN
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Cory Thompson
Name: Cory Jarrett Thompson
Born: Sep 23, 1994 in Mauldin, S.C. USA
High School: Mauldin (S.C.) HS.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201959.13.341.262.737.89
Career163.23.351.292.698.30
Drafted in the 5th round (165th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2013 (signed for $367,900)
Thompson has emerged as a legitimate two-way prospect, with some teams seeing him as a shortstop thanks to the lack of players at the position in this draft class, and others profiling him as a reliever. He's a solid runner with quickness, good hands and a strong arm, so he should be a solid defender. He has a compact swing and a good approach, and he puts together competitive at-bats and doesn't swing and miss a lot. He may need to make adjustments, however, because it's a flat swing with some holes. He can flash average power but is better gap to gap. He may be shorter than his listed size of 6 feet, 185 pounds, but he is well put together. On the mound he has a fast arm that generates a low-90s heater. He holds his velocity deep into his outings and shows feel for spinning a curveball. More teams see him as a position player, figuring he can have the mound as a fallback option. His name could be called in the first four rounds, luring him away from his commitment to South Carolina.
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