Ryan Thompson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 210LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 23, #676, Houston Astros | Campbell
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 2 2.38 36 0 0 34 37 1.03
2022 3 3 3.80 47 0 3 42.2 39 1.17
2023 1 2 3.82 31 0 1 30.2 21 0.91
4 Seasons 8 9 3.57 139 1 5 133.2 120 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 36 3-2 2.38 34 37 1.03
2022 47 3-3 3.80 42.2 39 1.17
2023 31 1-2 3.82 30.2 21 0.91
4 Seasons 139 8-9 3.57 133.2 120 1.12
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2020 28 419 83 4 4.8 3.5 87.1 112.4 0.3 28.9 .230 .342 .324 .279 .315 41.0 20.2 7.0 4.44 3.25
2021 29 483 86 9 10.5 6.7 86.1 112.7 7.2 33.7 .226 .411 .274 .299 .386 36.0 27.6 6.7 2.38 3.76
2022 30 679 129 6 4.7 3.3 87.8 110.7 6.8 27.1 .230 .338 .282 .273 .320 37.2 21.5 6.1 3.80 3.05
2023 31 444 88 5 5.7 4.1 86.9 113.5 5.0 17.0 .198 .347 .264 .278 .285 34.1 17.4 6.6 3.81 3.21
Player 2025 386 24 6.2 4.4 87.1 113.5 5.1 26.7 .222 .358 .285 .281 .326 37.0 21.8 6.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Thompson relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(60.1%) ,
Slider
(34.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(5.4%) ,
Changeup
(0.2%) ,


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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
2020 59.0 15.7 19.3 6.0 33.7 38.6 27.7 6.0 48.2 14.5 22.9 3.6 4.8 3.5
2021 48.8 20.9 24.4 5.8 44.2 33.7 22.1 5.8 39.5 19.8 17.4 7.0 10.5 6.7
2022 51.2 20.9 20.9 7.0 44.2 37.2 18.6 7.0 36.4 22.5 24.0 5.4 4.7 3.3
2023 62.5 20.5 10.2 6.8 43.2 34.1 22.7 8.0 50.0 21.6 11.4 3.4 5.7 4.1
Player 54.9 19.7 18.9 6.5 41.7 36.0 22.3 6.7 42.7 19.9 19.4 4.9 6.2 4.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Changeup AZ R 1 82.6 34.3 -3.5 -9 4.9 -11.3 -70
2023 4-Seamer AZ R 24 91.3 28.0 -4.1 -17 9.4 -3.4 -26
2023 Slider AZ R 152 78.2 38.2 -0.2 -1 17.2 4.4 34
2023 Sinker AZ R 267 90.4 40.6 5.7 16 14.3 -2.2 -13
2022 Sinker TB R 324 90.0 41.7 6.3 18 15.8 -0.7 -4
2022 Changeup TB R 10 81.1 43.8 3.1 8 5.1 -10.4 -67
2022 Cutter TB R 9 87.8 29.0 0.0 0 2.7 1.0 -27
2022 4-Seamer TB R 69 91.6 26.7 -4.6 -21 13.8 2.9 27
2022 Slider TB R 267 79.5 34.4 -3.8 -10 13.7 2.5 22
2021 4-Seamer TB R 74 92.7 24.6 -4.0 -19 15.5 2.4 18
2021 Slider TB R 184 78.2 34.6 -4.0 -10 13.8 0.7 5
2021 Changeup TB R 6 81.5 44.7 3.7 9 8.1 -7.5 -48
2021 Sinker TB R 196 90.3 40.2 4.8 13 17.0 -0.7 -4
2021 Cutter TB R 23 81.0 35.7 0.1 0 2.8 -0.1 -4
2020 4-Seamer TB R 38 92.8 26.3 -3.1 -13 15.5 4.8 45
2020 Changeup TB R 2 79.6 45.3 0.4 1 13.1 -5.3 -29
2020 Sinker TB R 217 91.1 39.8 3.7 10 16.2 -0.7 -4
2020 Slider TB R 161 76.5 38.5 -2.1 -5 17.2 3.2 23
! 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 %
2023 Sinker 1.9 5 267 60.1 73 .239 .358 .288 10.4 9.6 17.9 .223 .367 .282 36.1
2023 Slider 0.8 1 152 34.2 38 .097 .290 .258 38.2 31.6 24.0 .146 .345 .294 31.6
2023 4-Seamer -0.9 0 24 5.4 8 .125 .250 .269 6.3 12.5 5.0 .150 .177 .140 14.3
2023 Changeup 14.3 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .666 .770 .636 100.0
2022 Sinker -0.4 -1 324 47.7 82 .273 .442 .359 17.4 11.0 23.1 .266 .380 .301 44.9
2022 Slider -0.7 -2 267 39.3 70 .219 .281 .273 33.9 32.9 20.7 .190 .272 .243 24.4
2022 4-Seamer 2.4 2 69 10.2 23 .091 .227 .157 20.5 30.4 12.3 .147 .310 .213 26.7
2022 Changeup 4.1 0 10 1.5 1 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .603 .682 .562 100.0
2022 Cutter -17.4 -2 9 1.3 3 .667 1.000 .717 14.3 0.0 0.0 .625 .750 .601 66.7
2021 Sinker -0.3 -1 196 40.6 42 .308 .436 .371 14.6 2.4 16.7 .307 .493 .368 36.8
2021 Slider 0.1 0 184 38.1 56 .212 .462 .310 34.3 28.6 21.3 .216 .442 .306 27.8
2021 4-Seamer 4.9 4 74 15.3 27 .077 .115 .106 31.9 63.0 28.3 .163 .307 .217 66.7
2021 Cutter 5.8 1 23 4.8 5 .000 .000 .140 20.0 40.0 40.0 .034 .036 .164 0.0
2021 Changeup -8.4 -1 6 1.2 2 .500 .500 .450 50.0 50.0 25.0 .105 .111 .105 100.0
2020 Sinker -0.7 -1 217 51.8 53 .375 .458 .416 11.4 3.8 14.3 .305 .405 .346 50.0
2020 Slider 0.5 1 161 38.4 49 .196 .457 .315 34.2 28.6 23.0 .190 .341 .254 28.1
2020 4-Seamer 2.5 1 38 9.1 12 .167 .167 .150 21.7 58.3 25.0 .086 .092 .080 40.0
2020 Changeup -2.9 0 3 0.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 24 91.3 69 10.8 2:45 2:30 15
2023 Sinker 242 90.4 78 17.4 3:00 4:00 -60
2023 Slider 152 78.2 84 19.0 8:45 9:30 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 69 91.6 79 15.3 2:45 2:30 15
2022 Sinker 301 90.0 85 19.3 3:15 4:00 -45
2022 Slider 261 79.5 68 16.6 9:00 10:00 -60
2021 Cutter 22 81.1 24 6.2 9:45 11:00 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 73 92.7 86 17.5 2:45 2:15 30
2021 Sinker 185 90.4 90 19.8 3:00 3:45 -45
2021 Slider 172 78.1 70 17.2 9:00 10:00 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 38 92.8 87 17.0 2:45 2:30 15
2020 Sinker 203 91.0 90 19.0 3:00 4:00 -60
2020 Slider 147 76.4 82 19.6 9:00 9:45 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 152 557 0 8 -3 -3 2
2021 132 483 -1 8 -2 -2 4
2022 179 679 -1 3 -3 -2 -3
2023 165 589 13 1 -3 -3 8
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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 %
2020 419 54.4 59.6 84.6 28.3 59.3 40.3 66.7 45.3 22.1 7.2 80.0
2021 483 52.8 65.9 78.0 32.9 61.3 42.0 60.6 50.3 26.7 10.8 71.2
2022 679 49.0 62.5 81.7 31.8 63.6 44.8 59.8 46.8 23.9 8.2 69.6
2023 444 53.8 61.5 89.1 24.4 60.0 38.5 59.5 44.4 17.8 10.1 66.7
Player 2,025 52.1 62.5 83.0 29.8 61.6 41.8 61.4 46.8 23.0 9.0 71.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 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
2020 78 59 77 83 79 65 78 71 25 30 70 19 55 21 2 91
2021 16 13 92
2022 8 10 76
2023 8 9 68
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.2 5 4.4 1 1 2 3 60.0
2021 24.2 3 4.2 -1 2 6 0 0.0
2022 23.4 4 2.5 2 2 4 0 0.0
2023 23.4 3 3.6 -1 2 2 2 66.7
Player 23.8 15 14.8 0 7 14 5 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 5 6 6 4 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 6 4 5 6 5 6 4 3 5 4 6 4 3
2021 3 5 4 1 4 4 5 4 1 3 3 3 5 3 3 6 4 4 5 4 6 7 6 7 3 4 4 3 6 4 5
2022 4 3 2 2 4 2 3 3 0 2 1 2 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 1 3 1 4 3 3 0 2 4 4 2 2
2023 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 3 3 2 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4
Player 15 18 15 10 16 15 17 14 6 11 10 11 17 15 14 17 16 15 17 13 18 18 20 20 14 11 14 14 20 14 14
! 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 2020 2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.3 90.2 -1.1 90.3 0.1 90.5 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 79.5 81.5 2.0 81.1 -0.4 82.6 1.5
Breaking Velocity 76.5 78.2 1.7 79.5 1.3 78.2 -1.3
Exit Velocity 87.1 86.1 -1.0 87.8 1.7 86.9 -0.9
Launch Angle 0.3 7.2 6.9 6.8 -0.4 5.0 -1.8
Barrel % 4.8 10.5 5.7 4.7 -5.8 5.7 1.0
Hard Hit % 41.0 36.0 -5.0 37.2 1.2 34.1 -3.1
Sweet Spot % 28.9 33.7 4.8 27.1 -6.6 17.0 -10.1
xBA .230 .226 -0.004 .230 0.004 .198 -0.032
BA .274 .211 -0.063 .234 0.023 .185 -0.049
xwOBA .279 .299 0.020 .273 -0.026 .278 0.005
wOBA .324 .274 -0.050 .282 0.008 .264 -0.018
xSLG .342 .411 0.069 .338 -0.073 .347 0.009
SLG .425 .366 -0.059 .359 -0.007 .324 -0.035
K% 20.2 27.6 7.4 21.5 -6.1 17.4 -4.1
BB% 7.0 6.7 -0.3 6.1 -0.6 6.6 0.5
Swing % 45.3 50.3 5.0 46.8 -3.5 44.4 -2.4
Whiff% 22.1 26.7 4.6 23.9 -2.8 17.8 -6.1
In Zone % 54.4 52.8 -1.6 49.0 -3.8 53.8 4.8
Out of Zone % 45.6 47.2 1.6 51.0 3.8 46.2 -4.8
Out of Zone Swing % 28.3 32.9 4.6 31.8 -1.1 24.4 -7.4
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 23.5 -2.8 24.0 0.5 22.3 -1.7
First Pitch Strike % 66.7 60.6 -6.1 59.8 -0.8 59.5 -0.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2020 Shifts 114 .324 78 4 5.1 36 5 13.9
2021 Shifts 129 .258 107 13 12.1 22 5 22.7
2022 Shifts 179 .282 125 27 21.6 54 20 37.0
2023 Shades 120 .266 73 10 13.7 47 17 36.2
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2020 140 20.3 1.4% 2.1% 74 24.7 0.0% 13.5%
2021 100 23.0 0.0% 3.0% 115 27.4 0.0% 28.7%
2022 167 22.1 0.0% 7.2% 159 26.1 0.0% 18.9%
2023 121 16.1 26.4% 0.0% 89 18.6 3.4% 1.1%
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Pitch Distribution