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Aaron Thompson PTwins

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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-28-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.42011
2012
2013
0.22014
0.02015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2011 PIT MLB 4 1 7.7 13 6 1 2 .257 94 15.3 7.0 2.3 1.2 38% .344 .389 2.48 8.47 7.04 126 10.61 -0.5
2014 MIN MLB 7 0 7.3 8 2 6 0 .250 108 9.8 2.5 0.0 7.4 30% .348 .246 1.36 0.00 2.45 97 3.26 0.1
2015 MIN MLB 41 0 32.3 32 11 17 2 .259 106 8.9 3.1 0.6 4.7 39% .280 .240 1.33 3.88 5.01 112 3.46 0.5
CareerMLB52147.35319244.25710510.13.60.84.637%.302.2701.524.394.941134.850.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2005 JAM A- 5 5 20.3 25 10 17 1 .258 69 11.1 4.4 0.4 7.5 45% .364 .293 1.72 4.03 3.10
2006 GRB A 24 24 134.0 139 35 114 12 .000 9.3 2.4 0.8 7.7 0% .319 .000 1.30 3.67 3.63
2007 JUP A+ 20 19 115.0 121 35 84 2 .255 95 9.5 2.7 0.2 6.6 60% .316 .259 1.36 3.10 3.37
2008 CAR AA 16 16 81.7 111 40 53 9 .248 107 12.2 4.4 1.0 5.8 53% .358 .301 1.85 4.92 5.62
2008 MRL Rk 2 2 9.0 8 1 9 0 .266 102 8.0 1.0 0.0 9.0 76% .320 .185 1.00 1.88 2.00
2008 MSS Wnt 11 0 15.0 17 6 14 3 .000 10.2 3.6 1.8 8.4 0% .318 .000 1.53 6.45 6.00
2009 HAR AA 6 6 32.7 32 11 27 3 .261 97 8.8 3.0 0.8 7.4 45% .299 .268 1.31 3.69 3.30
2009 JAX AA 20 20 114.0 121 43 75 7 .266 91 9.6 3.4 0.6 5.9 51% .303 .281 1.44 3.77 4.11
2010 HAR AA 26 26 136.7 164 53 95 16 .257 102 10.8 3.5 1.1 6.3 48% .333 .298 1.59 4.77 5.79
2010 SYR AAA 1 1 5.0 5 3 4 0 .236 106 9.0 5.4 0.0 7.2 38% .312 .240 1.60 3.49 1.80
2011 PIT MLB 4 1 7.7 13 6 1 2 .257 94 15.3 7.0 2.3 1.2 38% .344 .389 2.48 8.47 7.04
2011 ALT AA 28 12 83.7 100 20 51 6 .267 84 10.8 2.2 0.6 5.5 43% .332 .290 1.43 3.91 5.16
2011 IND AAA 5 4 19.0 23 9 10 0 .259 95 10.9 4.3 0.0 4.7 42% .333 .258 1.68 3.61 2.84
2011 TDE Wnt 4 2 10.3 15 4 3 3 .000 13.1 3.5 2.6 2.6 0% .316 .000 1.84 7.39 6.10
2012 NBR AA 22 13 86.0 115 22 45 9 .255 102 12.0 2.3 0.9 4.7 44% .353 .312 1.59 4.56 5.23
2013 NBR AA 11 0 14.7 11 3 11 0 .262 102 6.8 1.8 0.0 6.8 56% .256 .163 0.95 2.44 0.61
2013 ROC AAA 31 1 44.0 49 13 42 3 .251 104 10.0 2.7 0.6 8.6 48% .351 .255 1.41 3.14 3.48
2014 MIN MLB 7 0 7.3 8 2 6 0 .250 108 9.8 2.5 0.0 7.4 30% .348 .246 1.36 0.00 2.45
2014 ROC AAA 46 0 52.0 49 26 51 5 .251 105 8.5 4.5 0.9 8.8 43% .306 .254 1.44 0.00 3.98
2015 MIN MLB 41 0 32.3 32 11 17 2 .259 106 8.9 3.1 0.6 4.7 39% .280 .240 1.33 3.88 5.01
2015 ROC AAA 17 0 12.3 14 4 9 0 .246 97 10.2 2.9 0.0 6.6 48% .333 .238 1.46 2.68 4.38

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
2011 154 0.4286 0.3831 0.8983 0.5455 0.2614 0.9444 0.8261 0.1017
2014 98 0.5816 0.4694 0.7609 0.5439 0.3659 0.8710 0.5333 0.2391
2015 492 0.4492 0.4715 0.7629 0.6199 0.3506 0.8759 0.6000 0.2371
Career7440.46240.45290.79070.59450.33420.88940.6380.2093

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-03 2013-04-17 Minors 14 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-05-13 2008-07-20 Minors 68 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-06-06 2007-07-14 Minors 38 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-08-24 2006-09-05 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 MIN $520,000
2014 MIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$520,000
1 yrTotal$520,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 53 dOctagon1 year/$0.52M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2015). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Minnesota 8/31/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/11/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11. DFA by Pittsburgh 6/24/11, sent outright to AAA 6/30/11. Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 8/24/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 10/31/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Washington 11/19/09. Re-signed by Washington 2/10. Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Washington 12/23/10.
  • Acquired by Washington in trade from Florida (Nick Johnson deal) 7/31/09.
  • Drafted by Florida 2005 (1-22) (Second Baptist HS, Houston). Signed 6/05, $1.225M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .308 .308 .445 .241
11 vs R (Multi) .286 .380 .402 .292
18 Split (Multi) .023 -.072 .043 -.052
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.024 -.027 -.064 -.028
30 vs L (2014) .294 .294 .412 .221
31 vs R (2014) .273 .357 .364 .277
38 Split (2014) .021 -.063 .048 -.056
39 LgAvg (2014) -.020 -.022 -.062 -.025

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Aaron Thompson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Your Meats and the Royals' Pitching Go Up in FlamesDaniel Rathman2015-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: As Predicted!Daniel Rathman2015-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Silence!Daniel Rathman2015-04-30
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East UpdateChristina Kahrl2011-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Lefty-less and ZedlinessChristina Kahrl2010-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: August 24Kevin Goldstein2009-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL East TweakeryChristina Kahrl2009-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Giants Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
Future Shock: Marlins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2008-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Fishing for Mediocrity?Bryan Smith2007-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Hostile EnvironmentsBryan Smith2007-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: High-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Aaron Thompson has thrown 756 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2015, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Slider (82mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (75mph) and Sinker (91mph).