Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 Chachi #18 Jake Thompson

Jacob Keith Thompson
Relief Pitcher

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'4"  Weight:  225
Opening Day Age:  24
Born:  January 31, 1994, Dallas, TX
Drafted:  Selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 2nd round of the June 2012 draft
Teams:  Phillies 2016-
Acquired:  Acquired with Matt Harrison, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jerad Eickhoff and Alec Asher from the Texas Rangers for Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman and cash considerations, July 31, 2015

2015 Topps Heritage
Minor League #129
2015 Reading Fightin Phils
Holiday Set #27
2016 Bowman
Prospects #BP107
2016 Chachi #54
2017 Topps #344
41 Thompson Baseball Cards in My Collection per The Phillies Room Checklist
First Card:  2015 Topps Heritage Minor League #129
First Phillies Minor League Card:  2015 Reading Fightin Phils Holiday Set #27
First Phillies Card:  2016 Bowman Prospects #BP107
First Topps Flagship Base Card:  2017 Topps #344
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  2017 Phillies Team Issue Update #44
Newest Card:  2018 Phillies Team Issue 2 #44

2017 Phillies Team Issue Update #44
First Mention on The Phillies Room:  July 31, 2015 - Cole Hamels (and Jake Diekman) are now officially members of the Texas Rangers and the Phillies have six new players in their organization that I've honestly never heard of before.  No offense meant here, but if Matt Harrison, who was an A.L. All-Star in 2012, bumped into me on the streets of Philadelphia I'd have no idea he was the newest Phillies starting pitcher.

The best way for me to get acclimated with these new guys is to summarize their baseball card careers to date.  I won't attempt to provide scouting reports on these players as I'm just purely interested in getting to know them through their baseball cards for now.  If you want something a little more in-depth, I thought this article was a good read . . .

Jake Thompson (RHP - AA) - Thompson was ranked the second best prospect in the Rangers system in Baseball America's pre-season rankings.  In 17 starts with the Frisco RoughRiders this season, he's 6-6 with a 4.72 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 87 2/3 innings.  Thompson has been featured in multiple Topps Heritage Minors and Topps Pro Debut sets since 2010, and his most recent mainstream card was in the 2015 Bowman Inception set.

Complete Chachi Checklist
2016 Chachi #54
2016 Chachi #56 HL - Strikes out 4 in one inning
2016 Chachi Fan Appreciation Day #4
2017 Chachi #41
2018 Chachi #18

Card statistics through 5/25/18.

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