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Jake Thompson | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/31/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / DET
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It wasn't pretty but Jake Thompson picked up a victory Tuesday, yielding three runs over five innings in a 7-6 win over the White Sox.
Thompson had trouble controlling his offspeed stuff, and it cost him in the third inning when he hung a changeup to Melky Cabrera and the outfielder hit it into the seats for a three-run homer. Those were the only runs he allowed, but he walked three on the night and struck out just one. Thompson will take the win but will hope he pitches better Sunday in New York versus the Mets. Sep 21 - 12:14 AM

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Jake Thompson surrendered two runs in six innings to beat the Pirates 6-2 on Wednesday.

He gave up six hits and issued three free passes while striking out three on the night. He gave up a home run to Andrew McCutchen in the second inning but didn't run into much trouble other than that. This was his fourth consecutive good start after pitching very poorly in his first four. He is now 2-5 with a 5.64 ERA in 44 2/3 innings. The rookie will look to keep his momentum going over the final couple weeks of the season if he doesn't get shut down early.
Sep 14 - 11:41 PM

Jake Thompson surrendered two runs in 5 1/3 innings and was hit with a loss to the Nationals on Friday.

He pitched pretty well but a pitcher has to be nearly perfect to win with the Phillies' weak offense supporting him. He struck out five batters against one walk and five hits. It was a rare good game for the 22-year-old rookie, who is now 1-6 with a 6.05 ERA after seven starts. He draws a start versus the cross-state Pirates on Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 11:24 PM

Jake Thompson pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Braves, allowing just one run on four hits over seven innings.

Thompson did struggle with his control in walking four, but overall, this was a fine effort for the 22-year-old right-hander. Only a solo home run by Matt Kemp in the second inning managed to mar the outing. Thompson will bring a 6.48 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 22/18 K/BB ratio into a road start against the Nationals next time out as he continues to learn the major league ropes.
Sep 4 - 5:06 PM

Jake Thompson suffered a tough-luck loss Monday, yielding just two runs across seven frames against the Nationals.

The Nats got to Thompson with a couple runs in the first inning, but the young right-hander permitted only five hits and no walks over six shutout frames the rest of the way. It was easily his best start as a pro, but he fell to 1-4, anyway, getting out-pitched by Tanner Roark. Thompson gets the Braves this weekend.
Aug 29 - 10:15 PM

Jake Thompson was battered by the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing seven runs on eight hits over five innings.

Thompson gave up a pair of homers for the second straight start, and he's now given up five in four major league starts since being promoted. He hasn't been particularly good in any of those four starts, going 1-3 with a 9.78 ERA and 1.81 WHIP. A date with the Nationals on Monday likely isn't going to cure what ails for Thompson.
Aug 23 - 11:00 PM

Jake Thompson struggled in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday, surrendering five runs in five innings.

He gave up five hits, issued four bases-on-balls and fanned four on the night. He was making his third start since being called up from Triple-A. The results have not been pretty so far. He has an 8.79 ERA with 11 punchouts and nine walks in 14 1/3 innings. He displayed good control in the minors but struggled to miss bats. He is only 22 years old and could develop into a mid-rotation starter eventually.
Aug 17 - 10:45 PM

Jake Thompson earned his first major league win on Friday after allowing three runs over five innings.

Thompson was knocked around by the Padres in his major league debut last weekend, but he held the Rockies to just two hits and struck out six batters. The rookie right-hander gave up a home run to Charlie Blackmon and walked three batters, so he was far from perfect, but he hung in the game long enough for his offense to give him the lead. Thompson should have some matchup appeal down the stretch in fantasy leagues. He gets the Dodgers next week at home.
Aug 13 - 12:22 AM

Jake Thompson received a rude welcome to the big leagues on Saturday, giving up six runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Padres.

He managed just one strikeout while giving up seven hits and two walks in his major league debut. He had a 2.50 ERA in 21 starts at Triple-A this year, but struck out a paltry 87 batters in 129 2/3 innings. He is only 22 years old and might make a good speculative addition in dynasty leagues.
Aug 7 - 1:06 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Jake Thompson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He'll make his major league debut Saturday night against the Padres. Thompson should have a chance to stay in the rotation with Aaron Nola facing a potentially season-ending elbow injury. He's had a terrific year in the minor leagues, going 11-5 with a 2.50 ERA in 21 starts for the IronPigs.
Aug 6 - 4:52 PM

Jake Thompson will be called up to make his major league debut Saturday against the Padres.

He's replacing Aaron Nola, who is out with a sprained elbow. Thompson has pitched to a 2.50 ERA in 21 outings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley this year and has won each of his last five starts. A highly-touted prospect, Thompson could be here to stay if he impresses down the stretch.
Aug 4 - 5:34 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said that there is a "good-to-solid chance" that Jake Thompson replaces Aaron Nola (elbow) in the starting rotation.

Nola could be looking at a season-ending elbow injury. The offshoot of this is that Phillies fans can now likely look forward to seeing one of their top prospects in action down the stretch. Thompson, 22, has pitched to a sharp 2.50 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 87/37 K/BB ratio over 129 2/3 innings with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Aug 3 - 7:53 PM

Phillies RHP prospect Jake Thompson scattered four hits and one run over seven strong innings Sunday in a win for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The victory extended his winning streak to five games and his unbeaten streak to 11 starts. Sunday's effort was an improvement from his previous outing when he was shelled for five runs in a win over Syracuse. The 22-year-old doesn't have a lot left to prove in the minor leagues. He leads the International League with 11 wins and also holds the league's fourth-lowest WHIP (1.10) and fifth-lowest ERA (2.50). He should make his big league debut before this year is over.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 1 - 3:09 PM

Phillies RHP prospect Jake Thompson scattered three hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings Wednesday in a win for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He finished with three strikeouts while extending his unbeaten streak to seven starts. Over that span, he's gone 4-0 with a ridiculous 0.73 ERA. Thompson has thrown the second-most innings in the International League this season (104 2/3) and also ranks fifth in ERA (2.58). Opponents have hit .232 against him this year with 72 strikeouts in 379 at-bats.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 7 - 10:51 AM

Phillies RHP prospect Jake Thompson limited Toledo to two hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday in a win for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He finished with four strikeouts and a pair of walks. The 22-year-old had been winless in his previous three starts. Thompson's peripherals aren't great—his 1.21 WHIP isn't anything special while his low strikeout rate (7.11 K/9) raises questions—but at least he's been consistent. He's fanned exactly four batters in each of his last three starts, allowing just one earned run over that stretch. The former second-round pick could be called on to make his big league debut later this year.
Source: MILB.com
May 16 - 2:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2A.J. Ellis
3Jorge Alfaro
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
3Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Roman Quinn
2Tyler Goeddel
3Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Adam Morgan
9Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Edubray Ramos
5Michael Mariot
6Frank Herrmann
7Severino Gonzalez
8Patrick Schuster
9Colton Murray
10Joely Rodriguez
11Luis Garcia
12Phil Klein