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Jake Thompson | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/31/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / DET
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Jake Thompson picked up a one-pitch save against the Brewers on Sunday.
Thompson came in to replace a completely ineffective Hector Neris after Neris allowed a three-run shot to make the score 10-9. It's the second save of the year for Thompson, and they've come in wildly different ways, with the first being a three-inning save against the Marlins way back on April 7. He still owns a 7.00 ERA, and likely won't get too many more opportunities in 2018. Jun 17 - 6:29 PM

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Phillies recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Thompson hasn't really impressed in either venue this year, owning a 5.17 ERA in the minors and a 7.27 ERA in the majors, but the Phils need arms and he's got options. He'll serve in relief for the Philadelphia club.
Jun 16 - 5:59 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Thompson will rejoin the Philadelphia bullpen ahead of Thursday afternoon's game against the Giants. The 24-year-old right-hander has a 7.27 ERA in three appearances this season at the major league level.
May 10 - 10:03 AM

Phillies optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Thompson was only with the club for a couple of days as an extra bullpen arm. He gave up three runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Braves on Sunday and owns a troublesome 7.27 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with the Phillies this season.
Apr 29 - 7:00 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Thompson's 2018 season hasn't gone well, as he holds a 10.80 ERA for Lehigh Valley and a 7.20 mark during his time with the Phillies. He'll provide the bullpen with some length.
Apr 27 - 2:59 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

That's the thanks Thompson gets for pitching three shutout innings, allowing one hit while striking out four, in Saturday's win over the Marlins. In truth, it was just mechanics of getting Jake Arrieta onto the 25-man roster -- someone had to go, and Thompson was the odd man out. He'll likely be back in Philadelphia at some point this season.
Apr 7 - 10:09 PM

Jake Thompson is moving to the bullpen for the 2018 season.

The Phillies believe that Thompson's secondary stuff -- particularly his splitter and slider -- will fair better pitching out of the bullpen than it will as a starter. Once a top 100 prospect, Thompson struggled for most of 2017, and had no chance of making the rotation this spring. There likely won't be saves in his immediate future, so he isn't a fantasy target unless he goes back to the rotation. Probably not then, either.
Mar 21 - 5:56 PM

Jake Thompson pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen Friday against the Pirates.

There's been talk about Thompson pitching out of the pen this year, but the Phillies are keeping him stretched out as a rotation possibility; he actually threw a few more pitches in the pen after completing his third inning today. Thompson has allowed four runs -- one earned -- in 7 1/3 innings this spring.
Mar 9 - 5:13 PM

Matt Gelb of The Athletic Philadelphia reports that Jake Thompson appears to be converting to a role in relief.

Thompson was a highly-regarded prospect who was one of the key figures in the trade of Cole Hamels to Texas. The 24-year-old has struggled over the last two years as a starter, however, and posted a 5.25 ERA at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2017. Moving to the bullpen could allow Thompson to take advantage of his plus fastball/slider combination in short spurts.
Feb 28 - 4:04 PM

Jake Thompson tossed five innings of one-run ball in Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over the Nationals.

Thompson wasn’t efficient, needing 94 pitches to cover his five frames, but he limited the Nats to just four hits and a walk while recording five strikeouts. A Howie Kendrick solo shot was all Washington was able to tally off the right-hander. He hasn’t been pitching deep into games, but Thompson has allowed only two runs over his previous three outings. This was likely his last start of the season.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:23:00 PM

Jake Thompson allowed one run in five innings in Wednesday's no-decision effort against the Dodgers.

A solo home run by Chris Taylor supplied the only damage Thompson gave up in the contest. He registered three strikeouts, three walks and three hits while throwing 91 pitches. The 23-year-old has a 4.14 ERA with 30 strikeouts and 20 walks in 41 1/3 innings in the majors this year. He had a 5.25 ERA in 22 starts at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Jake Thompson held the Marlins scoreless over 5 1/3 innings in a win Thursday.

Thompson bent, giving up six hits and walking four, but never broke in the shutout victory. Six strikeouts helped his cause. In nine outings this year, the 23-year-old has a 4.46 ERA and 1.65 WHIP, but he owns a more respectable 3.73 ERA in his six starts. The win improved him to 2-2 overall. A cross-country matchup with the Dodgers in Philadelphia is on tap for Thompson on Tuesday.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 12:01:00 AM

Jake Thompson was tagged for seven runs (five earned) over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday.

The big blow as an inside-the-park grand slam from Michael Taylor in the third inning. Thompson gave up seven hits and walked a pair while failing to strike out any of the 25 batters he faced. This comes after he struck out seven batters over six innings of one-run ball in his last start against the Marlins. The young right-hander will try to get back on track when he faces the Marlins next time out.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 11:31:00 PM

Jake Thompson gave up one run on three hits in six innings of work in 3-1 victory over Miami.

Thompson walked one and struck out seven. It's easily his best start of the season for the Phillies, as the right-hander has battled consistency issues with both his stuff and command. More starts like this one will go a long way in securing a starting spot next year. He'll get a chance to continue the run on Friday when Philadelphia travels to Washington.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Thompson was sent down after giving up five runs in five innings in his start against he Marlins. He was more impressive at the plate, where he doubled and had another well-hit ball, than on the mound.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jorge Alfaro
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1Scott Kingery
2Pedro Florimon
3B1J.P. Crawford
2Maikel Franco
LF1Rhys Hoskins
2Dylan Cozens
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Nick Williams
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Zach Eflin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seranthony Dominguez
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Victor Arano
8Jake Thompson
9Austin Davis
10Yacksel Rios