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Jake Thompson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 1/31/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers prospect RHP Jake Thompson allowed three hits and three walks and struck out six batters over 6 1/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday for Double-A Frisco.
Thompson was acquired from the Tigers along with Corey Knebel last month in the Joakim Soria trade. A participant in this year’s All-Star Futures Game, the 22-year-old right-hander has continued to excel since joining Double-A Frisco, posting a 2.93 ERA, .193 BAA and 38-15 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 30 2/3 innings. Overall, Thompson owns a 3.03 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 124-44 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 124 2/3 innings between the High- and Double-A levels. If all goes as planned with his development, Thompson could be ready for his first taste of the major leagues in late 2015. Aug 27 - 4:46 PM

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Rangers prospect RHP Jake Thompson allowed two runs on two hits and three walks and struck out five batters in four innings on Tuesday in his debut for Double-A Frisco.

Thompson was acquired from the Tigers last week along with reliever Corey Knebel in the Joakim Soria trade. During his time with Detroit this season, the 20-year-old right-hander posted a 3.06 ERA and 86-29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 94 innings between High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie. Thompson now ranks as one the Rangers’ top pitching prospects and could be ready to debut in the major leagues at some point next season.
Jul 30 - 2:05 PM

Rangers acquired RHPs Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel from the Tigers for RHP Joakim Soria.

Thompson, a second-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft and a Texas native, has the highest upside of the two right-handed prospects acquired in the deal. The 20-year-old owns a 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 203/69 K/BB ratio in 200 2/3 career innings between rookie ball and Double-A Erie. He was the Tigers' No. 4 prospect coming into the season according to Baseball Prospectus.
Jul 23 - 11:30 PM

Tigers right-handed pitching prospect Jake Thompson struck out seven in five shutout innings for High-A Lakeland on Friday.

Opposing batters are hitting .200/.290/.237 against him for the season, which, coupled with his 1.64 ERA and 1.036 WHIP, could result in a promotion to Double-A Erie mid-season. Thompson has the potential to be a frontline starter, and could be in Detroit by mid-2015.
May 31 - 9:34 AM

Tigers right-handed pitching prospect Jake Thompson struck out seven in seven shutout innings on Saturday, allowing only two singles and one walk.

Thompson has made the batters of the High-A Florida State League look silly, holding them to a .183/.270/.198 line for the season. He needs to cut down on his walks, but the 2012 second round pick could be in line for a promotion to Double-A this summer. He has the potential to be a solid mid-rotation starter with the possibility to be a #2 pitcher at his peak.
May 4 - 10:40 AM

Tigers right-handed pitching prospect Jake Thompson allowed his first run of the season for High-A Lakeland on Wednesday, bringing his ERA to 0.48.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Thompson has struck out 17 batters in 18 2/3 innings in 2014 while allowing 10 hits, five walks, and three hit batsmen. Thompson, who was the Tigers' second round pick in the 2012 draft, has averaged 9.6 K/9 for his professional career. Thompson projects to be a mid-rotation starter with an 89-92 mph fastball, a developing slider, and a work-in-progress change-up.
Apr 17 - 10:57 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Guilder Rodriguez
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Jon Edwards
11Pedro Figueroa
12Michael Kirkman
13Lisalverto Bonilla