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Birth Date1-31-1994
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age20 years, 9 months, 25 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 TGR Rk 7 7 28.3 4.46 107 .157 .217 .300 .304 .233 .206 94 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2013 WMI A 17 16 83.3 3.91 115 .260 .256 .327 .373 .257 .325 101 14.9 1.6 14.9 1.6
2014 LAK A+ 16 16 83.0 3.61 122 .226 .261 .326 .380 .256 .316 100 15.1 1.5 15.1 1.5
2014 ERI AA 2 2 11.0 4.00 113 .249 .250 .319 .373 .253 .286 104 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2014 FRI AA 7 6 35.7 5.35 82 .226 .259 .326 .395 .259 .305 104 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 TGR Rk 1 2 0 7 7 28.3 14 10 31 1 56% .206 4.4 3.2 0.3 9.8 0.85 1.91 1.2 0.1
2013 WMI A 3 3 0 17 16 83.3 79 32 91 4 45% .325 8.5 3.5 0.4 9.8 1.33 3.13 14.9 1.6
2014 ERI AA 1 0 0 2 2 11.0 10 4 7 0 40% .286 8.2 3.3 0.0 5.7 1.27 2.45 1.6 0.2
2014 FRI AA 3 1 0 7 6 35.7 28 18 44 3 46% .305 7.1 4.5 0.8 11.1 1.29 3.28 2.4 0.3
2014 LAK A+ 6 4 0 16 16 83.0 75 25 79 3 44% .316 8.1 2.7 0.3 8.6 1.20 3.14 15.1 1.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dFrontline Sports2014

Details
  • Acquired by Texas in trade from Detroit 7/22/14 (Soria deal).
  • Drafted by Detroit 2012 (2-91) (Rockwall-Heath HS, Heath, Texas). $0.5318M signing bonus (slot amount).

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BP Articles

Jake Thompson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Fantasy Team Preview: Texas RangersCraig Goldstein2014-10-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkBen Carsley2014-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkCraig Goldstein2014-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 20Mauricio Rubio2014-08-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Post-Deadline Prospect ValueCraig Goldstein2014-08-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Post-Deadline Prospect ValueBen Carsley2014-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 1, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-01
BP Unfiltered: The 2014 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis Thread BP Staff2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 23Jeff Moore2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Tigers Bullpen Gets Less SorryR.J. Anderson2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Tigers Bullpen Gets Less SorryJordan Gorosh2014-07-24
This article requires BP Premium access2014 Futures Game Preview: Scouting the U.S. TeamRon Shah2014-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USACraig Goldstein2014-06-25
Eyewitness Accounts: May 7, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-07
Eyewitness Accounts: May 7, 2014Jason Parks2014-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/28Jason Parks2014-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/28Jordan Gorosh2014-03-28
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL CentralTodd Gold2013-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL CentralPatrick Ebert2013-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL Central 2013-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 15Zach Mortimer2013-08-16
The Great Trade Game: Hunter PencePaul Sporer2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 21-23Zach Mortimer2013-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 10, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 8Zach Mortimer2013-04-09
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-05


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who threw the best breaking ball you've seen all year?
(Fart Garfunkel from Poopsylvania)
I was sitting on the side for the futures game, but this guy Lucas Giolito has a pretty good one. Hunter Harvey's had big time depth.

Full game observance: Jake Thompson's SL is really nasty. Alex Reyes' flashed 6+. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)In five years, who is the best player: Willy Adames, Derek Hill, Jake Thompson, Robbie Ray, Nick Castellanos?
(Tigersfan from MI)
Hill has the highest ceiling, but I'll go Castellanos. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)I read the splits you showed on Jake Thompson the other day. Dominant against righties with the FB/SL and you say he needs to work on tne change to become effective vs lefties. How would you rate all of his pitches? Whats his ceiling? ETA?
(Zack from Windsor)
He's absolutely destroying RHB, and that's not a surprise, the SL is too good for low minors hitters, and the CB is nothing to sneeze at as well. I actually posted an eye witness scouting report on Thompson here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23504

As you can see, I like him quite a bit. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Who are some guys that you are higher on than other guys on the BP team? Lower? Also, what region do you do most scouting in?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Higher: Jake Thompson. He's going to burst onto the scene as a potential back end of top 100 prospect this year, if I have anything to say about it. Rougned Odor as well, I think he's one of the top 20 prospects in the game.

Lower: Maikel Franco. I see him as a 1B long term, and his feel for the barrel is only okay. The power potential is nice, but I absolutely detest 1B prospects. Gary Sanchez and Jorge Soler are each guys I'm low on, althoug I think the BP team is, too.

I'm located in Chicago, so I see a lot of MWL games. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)When do you see Jake Thompson arriving in Detroit? Do you think they keep him in Lakeland all year while monitoring innings or will they move him up post all star break? What is his upside as Ive read some reports of him potentially being able to throw 4 major league average or better offerings.
(Zack from Windsor)
Probably some time in 2016. I published an eye witness scouting report on Thompson, right here in fact: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=68 (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jake Thompson in highA for DET. Is he someone rising in your eyes? What is the report? I think he's a Texan also.
(Bert from Ticuma)
Here is the (free) scouting report on Jake Thompson: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=68 (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's a Mark Anderson chat, so I just have to ask another Jake Thompson question. I've been reading various reports on the player and two divergent views seem to be out there. One claims the slider is a plus or potentially plus pitch; the other claims it lacks bite, and while he relied on it to get Low-A hitters out he won't be able to use it effectively against major league hitters. Do you have an opinion on which of these is more likely?
(jadelman from Syracuse, NY)
To be quite honest, both are reasonably evaluations. I have seen Thompson's slider in game action as a true plus pitch, and I have also seen it in game action without the same snap. He's very young and very early in his developmental path. Consistency with the slider is one of the big things he has to work on. The raw ingredients are there for him to spin a legitimate plus slider down the line, but it's not there every time he throws it right now. I lean toward him having an above-average slider at his peak and I think you'll see that begin to manifest more frequently in 2014 and 2015. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jake Thompson had a pretty nice year in 2013 as a 19-year-old in full season ball, but I remember his selection in the amateur draft being considered an overdraft by some. Has the stuff improved at all since he turned pro, or was this more a case of an unusually polished teenager with adequate stuff?
(jdadelman from New York)
There hasn't been a significant change in the raw stuff since signing, but he has tightened the body a bit and improved his stamina. The Tigers put him on a good conditioning program prior to sending him to West Michigan this year and it certainly paid off. The fastball still sits 89-92 throughout his starts, and he will touch 94 at times. The slider was very good this year and was frequently too much for MWL hitters. I didn't hear of much progress with the changeup or command, but I do believe they will come with time. He still looks like a future #3 or #4 starter. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Jake Thompson can be #3 in the future?
(DETfan from Michigan)
I touched on Thompson earlier in the chat, but if he can make progress with the changeup and refine his command, he could max out as a #3. (Mark Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Jake Thompson has thrown 8 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, including pitches thrown in . In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Slider (85mph) and Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph), Change (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph).