Taylor Thompson

HS Grad 2006
Age 30 and 11 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 11 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 210 lb
School  St. James
Hometown  Montgomery, AL USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
White Sox Jul 20, 2014
MLB Draft 
Round 25 by White Sox in 2008
National Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - RHP
AL State Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - RHP

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2005 National Showcase   Jun 17, 2005
PG Grade: 10
Taylor Thompson is a 2006 RHP from St. James HS in Montgomery, AL, with a wide shouldered 6'4", 210 lb. frame. He has very good lower body strength. Thompson throws from a full wind up with a high leg raise, long stride to the plate, full arm action, very good extension out front and some overall effort. It looks very difficult for hitters to pick up the ball and right handers especially are in for an uncomfortable at bat between Thompson's delivery and his velocity. Thompson topped out at 93 mph on his fastball with hard running action into right handers. He did a good job throwing strikes and trying to hit locations with his fastball. Thompson's breaking ball and change up are still developing. His curveball was bewteen 75 and 78 mph and was occasionally sharp when everything came together. He can spin the ball well, it's just a matter of consistency in his mechanics and release. His change up showed some promise, too. Thompson is a very good student who has committed to Auburn. He should get plenty of pro attention this spring with his body and present velocity.
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Best PG Grade: 10.00
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
98.65% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 97  avg 82
 (2006 class)
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