Jake Thompson
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 2, #91, Detroit Tigers | Rockwall-Heath HS (TX)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 1 0 4.96 9 0 2 16.1 14 1.53
3 Seasons 7 8 4.87 30 18 2 116.1 81 1.53
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 9 1-0 4.96 16.1 14 1.53
3 Seasons 30 7-8 4.87 116.1 81 1.53

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 22 919 173 12 6.9 5.1 89.6 110.4 13.7 31.2 .276 .457 .363 .360 .367 37.0 13.5 11.8 5.70 5.67
2017 23 803 148 12 8.1 5.7 87.3 115.7 13.0 29.7 .274 .469 .366 .367 .393 34.5 16.7 10.5 3.88 6.04
2018 24 286 51 4 7.8 5.4 86.5 110.9 9.7 25.5 .235 .406 .308 .328 .356 27.5 18.9 12.2 4.96 4.60
Player 2008 372 28 7.5 5.4 88.2 115.7 12.9 29.8 .270 .455 .356 .358 .376 34.7 15.5 11.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thompson relies on 4 pitches.
Changeup
(28.5%) ,
Slider
(25.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(24.3%) ,
Sinker
(21.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 48.6 19.7 23.7 8.1 37.6 34.7 27.7 1.7 37.0 23.1 22.5 5.8 6.9 5.1
2017 46.6 27.0 18.2 8.1 41.2 36.5 22.3 4.7 32.4 25.0 25.7 4.1 8.1 5.7
2018 49.0 19.6 19.6 11.8 37.3 37.3 25.5 3.9 35.3 25.5 17.6 2.0 7.8 5.4
Player 47.8 22.6 21.0 8.6 39.0 35.8 25.3 3.2 34.9 24.2 23.1 4.6 7.5 5.4
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2018 4-Seamer PHI R 69 90.6 19.7 -2.6 -15 3.9 -2.9 -43
2018 Sinker PHI R 61 90.8 27.2 4.0 17 14.9 0.6 4
2018 Slider PHI R 73 83.6 40.2 1.5 4 14.7 9.4 180
2018 Changeup PHI R 81 85.9 35.1 4.5 15 10.7 -2.8 -20
2017 Slider PHI R 180 82.9 40.6 2.7 7 14.3 9.2 178
2017 4-Seamer PHI R 268 91.0 17.5 -2.2 -14 1.7 -5.6 -77
2017 Changeup PHI R 138 85.8 29.6 1.5 5 9.7 -3.6 -27
2017 Sinker PHI R 217 91.3 22.5 1.7 8 10.5 -3.7 -26
2016 4-Seamer PHI R 353 91.8 18.5 -4.1 -29 2.6 -3.9 -60
2016 Curveball PHI R 18 78.0 54.2 -0.1 0 13.2 3.9 41
2016 Changeup PHI R 148 84.1 32.4 3.6 13 12.1 -0.2 -2
2016 Slider PHI R 197 83.5 42.4 6.7 19 14.2 8.4 145
2016 Sinker PHI R 198 91.3 22.0 2.3 11 13.1 -0.4 -3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 Changeup -3.6 -3 81 28.3 20 .176 .176 .226 29.5 30.0 17.1 .154 .173 .181 15.4
2018 Slider -1.1 -1 73 25.5 20 .176 .471 .311 16.0 25.0 15.6 .213 .422 .317 23.1
2018 4-Seamer 3.5 2 69 24.1 21 .294 .529 .400 9.4 9.5 15.4 .281 .495 .388 31.3
2018 Sinker 0.3 0 61 21.3 12 .333 .333 .436 19.2 0.0 0.0 .382 .726 .529 44.4
2017 4-Seamer 1.0 3 268 33.4 77 .375 .625 .474 8.1 5.2 10.8 .337 .638 .457 36.7
2017 Sinker 0.4 1 217 27.0 49 .244 .488 .376 13.1 4.1 6.9 .267 .428 .348 30.0
2017 Slider 1.8 3 180 22.4 40 .270 .541 .369 34.7 40.0 23.2 .252 .469 .330 47.6
2017 Changeup -1.6 -2 138 17.2 44 .154 .231 .251 27.8 29.5 21.3 .200 .236 .263 25.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 919 45.6 62.8 89.3 23.3 65.5 39.9 48.9 41.1 17.5 7.7 81.4
2017 803 49.3 64.9 89.1 20.9 54.1 41.5 55.2 42.6 19.3 6.0 70.8
2018 286 43.7 68.8 84.9 26.7 65.1 37.4 60.8 45.1 20.9 6.3 77.8
Player 2,008 46.8 64.5 88.6 22.9 61.5 40.2 53.2 42.3 18.7 6.8 77.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2016 6 11 17 22 2 61 28 21 26 7 5 9 4 33 20 79
2017 5 16 15 19 4 57 11 47 37 16 13 15 1 27 21 67
2018 22 18 63
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.3 10 9.3 1 5 6 4 40.0
2017 21.7 9 8.6 0 3 7 4 44.4
2018 21.5 1 1.7 -1 1 1 1 100.0
Player 22.5 20 19.7 0 9 14 9 45.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 10 8 10 9 9 9 8 9 10 9 12 11 7 9 10 10 10 10 7 10 12 6 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 8 12
2017 9 8 11 9 7 9 9 8 9 10 8 8 6 5 8 12 7 9 6 10 13 7 7 10 9 8 9 8 8 9 12
2018 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 2
Player 20 19 23 20 18 20 18 19 20 21 21 20 14 15 19 24 18 22 14 22 27 15 17 21 20 19 21 19 19 19 26
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.6 91.1 -0.5 -0.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.1 85.8 1.7 0.1
Breaking Velocity 83.1 82.9 -0.2 0.7
Exit Velocity 89.6 87.3 -2.3 -0.8
Launch Angle 13.7 13 -0.7 -3.3
Barrel % 6.9 8.1 1.2 -0.3
Hard Hit % 37 34.5 -2.5 -7
Sweet Spot % 31.2 29.7 -1.5 -4.2
xBA .276 .274 -0.002 -0.039
BA .265 .276 0.011 -0.046
xwOBA .36 .367 0.007 -0.039
wOBA .363 .366 0.003 -0.058
xSLG .457 .469 0.012 -0.063
SLG .49 .492 0.002 -0.115
K% 13.5 16.7 3.2 2.2
BB% 11.8 10.5 -1.3 1.7
Swing % 41.1 42.6 1.5 2.5
Whiff% 17.5 19.3 1.8 1.6
In Zone % 45.6 49.3 3.7 -5.6
Out of Zone % 54.4 50.7 -3.7 5.6
Out of Zone Swing % 23.3 20.9 -2.4 5.8
First Pitch Swing % 20.7 19 -1.7 13.4
First Pitch Strike % 48.9 55.2 6.3 5.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 234 .363 114 6 5.3 120 10 8.3
2017 210 .366 133 7 5.3 77 16 20.8
2018 74 .308 38 1 2.6 36 8 22.2

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 280 16.9 31.1% 3.2% 172 26.6 0.6% 24.4%
2017 230 16.6 26.1% 2.6% 160 23.1 1.3% 14.4%
2018 78 18.5 15.4% 2.6% 57 24.5 3.5% 7.0%
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Pitch Distribution