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    Cory Thompson

    SS/RHP, high school, committed to South Carolina.

    Another 2 way player looks intriguing. Scouts are split as to where he'll play. Very athletic guy.

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    Re: Cory Thompson

    http://www.thestate.com/2013/06/05/2...ould-hear.html

    Thompson has been a dominant starting pitcher for Mauldin. Featuring a fastball that consistently clocks 89-92 mph, he had a 1.70 ERA this season. He struck out 67 batters in 53 innings.

    But Thompson is also a standout hitter who led off and played shortstop. He hit .416 with 42 runs, six home runs and 23 RBIs. He stole 16 bases in 17 attempts and struck out six times.

    While pro scouts have been split on the position Thompson would play, he believes whatever team drafts him will allow him to hit first.

    “Some scouts say if hitting doesn’t work out, I could switch back to pitching, but I couldn’t switch back to hitting after not hitting for a few years,” Thompson said.

    Thompson, who has committed to South Carolina, said he will sit down with his family after the draft and determine if he will sign with a pro team or head to Columbia. He said the decision will be based primarily on how highly he’s drafted.

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    Re: Cory Thompson

    Hopefully Reds got a feel that he would sign.

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    Re: Cory Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    He said the decision will be based primarily on how highly hes drafted.
    Well, I'd say he was drafted pretty highly, so hopefully that works in favor of signing.

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    Re: Cory Thompson

    Really like this pick. Maybe my favorite of the draft so far, when adjusting for where they were drafted.

    I also loved the Hamilton pick immediately after it was made. I love the athletic shortstops from the southeast.
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    Re: Cory Thompson

    Bumping this up because of this bit from the Billings Gazette. Thompson has moved over to second base with the signing of Alex Blandino. He indicates they'll play him at various positions.

    http://billingsgazette.com/sports/ba...86c247b87.html
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    Re: Cory Thompson

    I really hope the Reds truly believe Blandino can stick at SS. Otherwise this doesn't make any sense whatsoever- Thompson is a true shortstop and a decent prospect. Blandino may be a better prospect overall, but there seems to be a unanimous feeling that he isn't a shortstop.

    If that's truly the case, why not play Blandino at his true future position (likely 2B) and let Thompson try to turn into the Reds second SS prospect in the entire system?
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    Re: Cory Thompson

    I'm for moving MI's (and some 3B's) around the infield in the lower minors and getting them accustomed to playing all around the IF (although i would play them predominantly at their projected position).

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    Re: Cory Thompson

    I see a Todd Frazier like upbringing for Thompson - shifting round, never having a position to call his own for very long. Now if he can just learn to hit like Frazier (well the production - I would not teach Todd's swing to anyone but it works for him)
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    Re: Cory Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    I really hope the Reds truly believe Blandino can stick at SS. Otherwise this doesn't make any sense whatsoever- Thompson is a true shortstop and a decent prospect. Blandino may be a better prospect overall, but there seems to be a unanimous feeling that he isn't a shortstop.

    If that's truly the case, why not play Blandino at his true future position (likely 2B) and let Thompson try to turn into the Reds second SS prospect in the entire system?
    It makes some sense. Blandino and Thompson are on very different timelines. Blandino is very likely to move fast. Thompson is going to move a bit slower. Does it set things back for 2014? Sure, but I don't think it does anything moving forward for Thompson.

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    Re: Cory Thompson

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    Last edited by redsmetz; 06-27-2014 at 03:29 PM.
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    Re: Cory Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    BTW, I know this is an old thread, but could a mod correct the spelling to "Corey"?
    Why? His name is Cory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Why? His name is Cory.
    My bad. The Gazette has it misspelled, but I see you're right. I've deleted my comment.
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    Re: Cory Thompson

    He does not wear his sunglasses at night.

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    Re: Cory Thompson

    What does Thompson shifting over to 2nd mean for Ty Washington?
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


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