Jake Thompson Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: September 22, 1994
Florence, OR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2017 (BOS); 34th round, 2013 (CHC)
How Acquired: Draft
College: Oregon State
High School: Central (OR)

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Scouting Scratch (08.14.17)

Physical Description: Listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds and has a filled-out frame with a thick lower half. Old for a draftee so doesn’t have much physical projection remaining.

Mechanics: Throws exclusively from the stretch, utilizing a three quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber and has a medium leg kick and short arm action. Hides the ball behind his body until late. Quick arm, usually does a good job keeping his line to the plate. Short-arms the ball a bit.

Fastball: 90-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Has shown ability to sit 94-96 mph in shorter outings.

Slider: 83-86 mph. 11-to-5 break. Potential above-average offering.

Splitter: 82-85 mph. Pitch will flash above-average potential with late tumble, but is inconsistent and still a work in progress.

Changeup: 83-86 mph. Inconsistent, will flash average-to-better at times and below-average at others. At its best is thrown with deceptive arm speed and late drop and fade. Shown a willingness to throw to both left and right-handed hitters. May have scrapped the pitch in favor of the splitter.

Curveball: 73-77 mph. Lags behind other secondary pitches. Doesn’t consistently snap off and on the loose side. May have scrapped the pitch.

Career Notes: Missed the majority of his sophomore season with a back injury. Returned to a decent 2016 season before taking a major step forward in 2017.

Summation: Fastball-slider combination could play in a bullpen role. Working on splitter to give him a potential third pitch, but delivery and pitch mix lend themselves to a bullpen projection.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2014 Oregon State NCAA Coll --- 19 3 2 0.600 4.25 14 6 0 36.0 25 17 17 1 21 23 1.28 1.10 5.75
  2015 Oregon State NCAA Coll --- 20 0 1 0.000 9.95 3 3 0 6.1 12 8 7 0 4 4 2.53 1.00 5.68
  2016 Oregon State NCAA Coll --- 21 3 3 0.500 4.28 14 13 0 61.0 59 36 29 2 28 53 1.43 1.89 7.82
  2017 Oregon State NCAA Coll --- 22 14 0 1.000 1.52 17 17 0 118.1 76 21 20 3 36 113 0.95 3.14 8.59
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 0 3 0.000 3.18 7 7 0 11.1 10 7 4 0 6 11 1.41 1.83 8.74
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 5 13 0.278 5.30 26 26 0 125.2 148 91 74 9 47 96 1.55 2.04 6.88
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 7, 2017 by Justin Horowitz (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $350,000
MiLB Debut: August 3, 2017 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2018):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
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