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Jake Thompson | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/31/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / DET
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Phillies optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Thompson was called up on May 5 to serve as bullpen fortification. He made three appearances over the past five days, surrendering five runs on six hits over five innings of work. The 23-year-old right-hander will return to Triple-A -- where he held a 6.65 ERA in five starts -- but could earn a call to the Phillies rotation later this summer. May 10 - 5:09 PM

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

Thompson will probably get a shot in the Phillies' rotation at some point this season, but for now he'll be used in relief. The 23-year-old is off to a rough start at Lehigh Valley with a 6.65 ERA in his first five starts.
May 5 - 3:31 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Triple-A Lehigh Valley; re-assigned RHP Dalier Hinojosa, INF Hector Gomez and C Logan Moore to minor league camp.

Thompson was already on the outside looking in for a rotation spot when he arrived to camp, and he fell further behind when he got a late start due to a sore wrist. The good news is he's healthy now and there should be an opportunity for him in the Phils' rotation at some point this season.
Mar 24 - 9:18 AM

Making his first start this spring, Jake Thomspon pitched three scoreless innings Tuesday against the Twins.

It was his second outing overall. Thompson dealt with a right wrist soreness last month, leaving him with only a couple of opportunities to make a strong impression this spring. He could still be the first starter called up by the Phillies this year, but he'll have plenty of competition in Triple-A.
Mar 21 - 4:58 PM

Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said Jake Thompson (wrist) is likely to make his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday or Friday.

The Phillies have been taking things slow with Thompson since he reported to camp last month with soreness in his right wrist. Assuming no setbacks, the 23-year-old figures to begin the year at the Triple-A level. He posted a 5.70 ERA over 10 starts as a rookie last season.
Mar 14 - 12:44 PM

Jake Thompson (wrist) threw a live batting practice on Tuesday.

When Thompson reported to camp last month, he was experiencing soreness in his right wrist. Tuesday's work was his first time throwing to live hitters since the start of camp. He figures to open the 2017 campaign at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, though a stint on the disabled list remains in play.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 7 - 3:57 PM

Jake Thompson (wrist) will throw live batting practice on Tuesday.

It will be the first time he's faced hitters this spring, as Thompson reported to Phillies camp last month with soreness in his right wrist. He was likely headed to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start the season, but now it's possible Thompson will begin the year on the disabled list.
Mar 6 - 8:24 PM

Jake Thompson (wrist) threw a bullpen session indoors on Wednesday.

Thompson entered camp with right wrist soreness, but it shouldn't take him long to catch up to the other pitchers. The 23-year-old made 10 starts as a rookie last season while putting up a 5.70 ERA. Barring an injury, he's likely to see more time in the minors to begin 2017.
Feb 22 - 11:37 AM

Jake Thompson is about a week behind due to right wrist soreness.

It shouldn't take him long to catch up to the rest of the pitchers in camp. Thompson, 23, posted a rough 5.70 ERA over 10 starts during his first chance in the majors last season. The Phillies' rotation is already full, so Thompson projects to get some more seasoning in the minors to begin the year.
Feb 14 - 9:40 AM

Jake Thompson has been shut down for the year.

Thompson allowed three earned runs over four innings Sunday in the Phillies' 17-0 blowout loss to the Mets, leaving him with a 5.70 ERA in 53 2/3 innings for the season. The young right-hander did show some promise in his first taste of the majors -- if you look beyond the ugly overall numbers -- and he should open the 2017 campaign as a member of the Philadelphia starting rotation assuming all goes smoothly next spring. Acquired from the Rangers in last year's Cole Hamels trade, Thompson has a bright future ahead.
Source: Philly Voice
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 08:58:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:14:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:41:00 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.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 11:24:00 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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 05:06:00 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.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 10:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Aaron Altherr
2Howie Kendrick
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Michael Saunders
2Daniel Nava
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Zach Eflin
6Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Joaquin Benoit
3Jeanmar Gomez
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Joely Rodriguez
7Mark Leiter
8Luis Garcia
9Ben Lively
10Adam Morgan