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Bubba Thompson 2017 MLB Draft

Bubba Thompson | OF | 6’1 | 180 | R/R | McGill-Thoolen Catholic HS, Mobile, Ala. | Alabama

Rank: No. 23 in the Top 200 MLB Draft Prospects

Rank: No. 33 in the Top 100 MLB Draft Prospects

Scouting Report: On the high school showcase circuit, Thompson fit more into the “projectable athlete” category; he was an accomplished quarterback.Thompson has made progress this spring in terms of translating his elite athleticism into baseball skills. He’s a righthanded hitter with a projectable, broad-shouldered frame and a high-waist. Thompson flashes plus bat speed and has shown plus raw power this spring. His 70-grade speed gives him a chance to develop into a base-stealing threat and stay in center field; his reads and reactions in the outfield are raw, but he has the speed necessary to make up for his mistakes and he made some highlight-reel caliber plays this spring. Thompson will turn 19 a few days prior to the draft, making him old for the high school class. While he showed flashes of hitting in games on the showcase circuit, he was not seen as a premium hitter for average. He’s hit well against inferior competition this spring. Thompson has drawn interest from teams in the first round, with the Dodgers and Yankees being two of the teams that have shown some of the most interest. He is committed to Alabama but is expected to sign.

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