Jake Thompson, SP, Lehigh Valley
All four of these prospects could be in Philadelphia soon. Thompson is the most likely to join the Phillies first, as he has spent all of this season in Triple-A. His numbers have been solid with a 1.14 WHIP and 2.58 ERA.
Considering the struggles Phillies starting pitchers have had, Thompson could end up in the rotation sooner than we think.
Here is what Baseball Prospectus had to say about Jake Thompson
"Why He’ll Succeed: A plus slider leads a solid four-pitch mix with the two-seamer generating plenty of ground-balls. He’ll flash days when the fastball command, slider, and curveball work in concert and appear to be something more than the mid-rotation arm he really is. Why He Might Fail: He’s a four-pitch guy who could lack a consistent swing-and-miss offering, making him more of a back-end starter than something more."
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