Jake Thompson: August 1st
Jake Thompson will fill-in Jeremy Hellickson’s spot in the starting rotation, and never look back. The Phillies top pitching prospect was acquired in the Cole Hamels trade, and has been lights out over his past 10 starts for Lehigh Valley.
In his last 10 starts, he has a 6-1 record with a 1.36 ERA. He will join Vince Velasquez and Aaron Nola as the sure-fire starters of the future, and create a legitimate top three rotation.
With his scheduled lined up with Hellickson, the arrival date is all but set. The second Hellickson is shipped off within the next two weeks, Jake Thompson will be a major league pitcher.
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