• Full name Sterlin Shaw Thompson
  • Born 06/26/2001 in Longmont, CO
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Florida
  • Drafted in the 1C round (31st overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2022 (signed for $2,430,500).
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    A top-200 prospect out of high school thanks to impressive pure hitting ability, Thompson is now a draft-eligible sophomore after just two seasons with Florida. In both 2021 and 2022, Thompson continued to show his advanced hitting ability, slashing .301/.396/.470 with five home runs and 10 doubles as a freshman and then topping that as a sophomore, with a .351/.444/.559 slash line and 11 home runs through 64 games. Thompson is a pure hitter first who shows a solid, line drive approach in games with a clean, professional looking swing from the left side. He makes sound swing decisions at the plate and rarely expands the strike zone, though he has shown swing-and-miss tendencies on breaking balls and offspeed offerings. Thompson won’t miss a heater, and he has dominated 93-plus mph fastball velocity this spring with a solid sample of at-bats against that premium velocity in the SEC. While Thompson tapped into more in-game power this spring, he has just solid-average raw power in batting practice and most of his homers went to the pull side. He split time at second base and right field with Florida this spring and has played third base in the past as well, but his feet and hands are probably too light to stick on the dirt and he profiles better as a corner outfielder, with fringy speed, but an above-average throwing arm. Thompson has a lean, 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame and could add more strength and power in the future, with hitting ability that fits among the top two rounds.

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Career Transactions

  • Spokane Indians placed OF Sterlin Thompson on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 2, 2023.
  • OF Sterlin Thompson assigned to Spokane Indians from Fresno Grizzlies.
  • Spokane Indians activated OF Sterlin Thompson.
  • OF Sterlin Thompson assigned to Colorado Rockies.
  • OF Sterlin Thompson roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.

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