IP 196
ERA 4.454
WHIP 1.403
BB/9 3.398
SO/9 7.163
  • Full name Zachary Ryan Thompson
  • Born 10/23/1993 in Burleson, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 250 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Texas-Arlington
  • Debut 06/07/2021
  • Drafted in the 5th round (138th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2014 (signed for $363,400).
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    Thompson has more projection remaining than the average college pitcher. He's big-bodied at 6-foot-6, 213 pounds and at times in the past he's flashed 95 mph velocity, though more in fall practice or the summer than in game action this spring. He had an uneven spring, which precluded him from reaching the first three rounds, which appeared possible early in the season. Scouts report Thompson has pitched with an average fastball most of the spring, sitting 87-91 mph with some downhill plane and touching 92 and 93 at his best. His top pitch has been a 12-to-6 curveball that earns some above-average grades. He doesn't stay on top of the ball consistently, leading to his fastball flattening out and becoming very hittable.

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Career Transactions

  • Buffalo Bisons placed RHP Zach Thompson on the 7-day injured list.
  • Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Zach Thompson outright to Buffalo Bisons.
  • Buffalo Bisons activated RHP Zach Thompson.
  • Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Zach Thompson outright to Buffalo Bisons.
  • Toronto Blue Jays designated RHP Zach Thompson for assignment.
  • Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Zach Thompson to Buffalo Bisons.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates traded RHP Zach Thompson to Toronto Blue Jays for CF Chavez Young.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates designated RHP Zach Thompson for assignment.

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