Originally Posted by Blue
3.18 ERA, 133 IP, 122 H, 121 K, 33 BB overall last season between Dayton and Sarasota.
2.55 ERA, 49.1 IP, 44 H, 45 K, 14 BB in his last 10 starts at Sarasota.
He outpitched Sean Watson at the same levels, and pitched twice as much at High-A. Low-maybe mid-90s FB, solid curve, decent changeup.
He'll be at AA this year. He might even start the season there.
As much as I formerly liked Thompson the more I look at the #'s the more I wonder if he can make it at all. Sure the #'s look fine until you start to project that out to stiffer competition down the road a bit. He already has more IP's than K's and his hits are right up there with his IP's. I'm starting to see him as a AAAA/fringy starter kind of guy who will get held back at some point to be dangled as trade bait, ala Medlock and Guevara. I also feel the same about Lecure. Someone tell me why I'm wrong here and I may consider changing my view on it.
Pelland and Rosales are solid choices here as well but I feel the same way OBM does about Viola he has just kicked tail wherever he has gone to this point, so until he hiccups he has my vote. Of course he's had my vote for a long time.