Joel Thompson

HS Grad 2017
Age 18 and 1 mos
Age on 2017 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) C  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 209 lb
B/T R/R
School  Lewis Central
Hometown  Council Bluffs, IA USA
Summer Team  HS team
Fall Team  Iowa Select Black
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2016 Underclass High Honorable Mention 
National Rank - Class of 2017 
Ranking Last Updated: Feb 02, 2017
Overall

Premium level
Position - C

Premium level
IA State Rank - Class of 2017 
Ranking Last Updated: Feb 02, 2017
Overall

Premium level
Position - C

Premium level
GPA
2.78
SAT
--
ACT
20

4 yr Commitment
Iowa 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9
8/21/2015
Latest Showcase Report
2016 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase   Aug 26, 2016
PG Grade: 9
Joel Thompson is a 2017 C/ with a 6-2 203 lb. frame from Council Bluffs, IA who attends Lewis Central. Large frame with a strong, athletic build. Projects for additional size with strength. Primary catcher with a slightly stance while setting up to receive. Gains ground while working to the bag with explosive footwork. Clean glove to hand exchanges with a slightly lower arm circle while working through transition. Releases from a compact, three-quarters arm slot that generates very good on line carry with accuracy to the bag. Topped at 84 mph with a best workout pop time of 1.84. Right handed hitter with an upright, open stance. Lower half has linear actions to contact producing some shift. Hands launch on a compact, direct path to contact creating a line drive plane through extension. Turns the barrel to contact well when working to pull side generating loud contact. Created best extension through contact with strength when getting arm out at contact point. Stayed balanced throughout swing path with the ability to consistently repeat plane. Named to the 2016 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase, Top Prospect List. Committed to the University of Iowa.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 82 mph
3/13/2016
47.98% Rank
best 97  avg 81
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 97  avg 79
 (2017 class)
60 7.11 sec
4/23/2016
56.65% Rank
best 6.15  avg 7.21
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 6.15  avg 7.33
 (2017 class)
10 SPL 1.66 sec
4/23/2016
62.20% Rank
best 1.37  avg 1.70
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 1.37  avg 1.73
 (2017 class)
C 84 mph
8/26/2016
97.83% Rank
best 86  avg 75
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 88  avg 73
 (2017 class)
Pop 1.84 sec
8/26/2016
93.82% Rank
best 1.80  avg 2.01
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 1.72  avg 2.05
 (2017 class)
 Hitting Metrics
Bat Speed at Impact 89.927 mph
4/23/2016
90.59% Rank
best 108.429  avg 79.048
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 108.429  avg 78.501
 (2017 class)
Hand Speed Max 32.284 mph
4/23/2016
79.46% Rank
best 42.687  avg 29.368
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 43.000  avg 30.136
 (2017 class)
Time to Impact 0.108 sec
8/26/2016
67.01% Rank
best 0.100  avg 0.121
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 0.094  avg 0.128
 (2017 class)
Exit Velo 97 mph
4/23/2016
98.69% Rank
best 104  avg 82
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 104.00  avg 81.00
 (2017 class)
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