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Rich Thompson # - OF

  • Age: 35
  • DOB: 1979/04/23
  • POB: Reading, PA
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 190lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 2
  • Drafted by Toronto in 2000 (6th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHas very good base-stealing ability and can be a sound contact hitter from the left side of the plate.
FlawsDoesn't have a lot of power to speak of. Will struggle to hit left-handed pitching with consistency.
Career potentialSpeedy depth outfielder.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/11/05Opted for minor league free agency.
2013/03/23Assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.
2012/11/28Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract.
2012/10/26Refused minor league assignment from the Tampa Bay Rays and opted for free agency.
2012/10/20Outrighted to Durham (AAA).
2012/09/01Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2012/06/22Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2012/06/19Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2012/06/05Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2012/05/16Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2012/05/16Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2011/12/09Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a minor league contract.
2010/04/05Assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA).
2009/11/20Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a minor league contract.
2008/12/17Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a minor league contract.
2008/01/23Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2007/11/03Opted for minor league free agency.
2007/03/18Assigned by the Arizona Diamondbacks to their minor league camp.
2006/11/01Opted for minor league free agency.
2005/03/14Assigned by the Pittsburgh Pirates to their minor league camp.
2004/04/29Claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.
2004/04/29Assigned to Nashville (AAA).
2004/04/24Designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals.
2003/12/15Acquired from the San Diego Padres.

Trades

2012/05/16Philadelphia Phillies traded Rich Thompson to the Tampa Bay Rays for Kyle Hudson.
2008/04/22Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2008/01/23Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2006/10/30Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2004/04/29Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Rich Tompson off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.
2003/12/15Selected by the San Diego Padres from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Rule 5 draft. Then San Diego traded Rich Thompson to the Kansas City Royals for Jason Szuminski.
2003/07/08Pittsburgh Pirates traded John Wasdin to the Toronto Blue Jays for Rich Thompson.
2000/06/05Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 6th round in 2000.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013DurhamAAA5018933476302016382231.249.325.312.637
2012Tampa BayAL232252000105620.091.167.091.258
2012DurhamAAA6325141781352192035225-.311.369.426.795
2012Lehigh ValleyAAA30886274201191872-.307.396.398.794
2011Lehigh ValleyAAA124424811172585303784484-.276.354.408.762
2010Lehigh ValleyAAA9934847971444312455284-.279.332.376.708
2010ReadingAA33128233843114920130-.297.359.398.757
2009Lehigh ValleyAAA1194456911822733638732642.265.334.366.700
2008Lehigh ValleyAAA97352419318544239722523.264.342.378.720
2008ReadingAA31013010102000.300.273.500.773
2007TucsonAAA111325609618634128491520.295.360.415.775
2006IndianapolisAAA8023243651262223139168-.280.391.409.800
2006AltoonaAA14501117300581113-.340.441.400.841
2005IndianapolisAAA299191912139121321.209.308.297.605
2005AltoonaAA94346588911533030604562.257.330.344.674
2004Kansas CityAL6110000000100.000.000.000.000
2004NashvilleAAA11241173118713536266240157.287.348.404.752
2003NashvilleAAA351091728320119212230.257.333.321.654
2003SyracuseAAA28112133321079101111.295.373.330.703
2003New HavenAA491823957510910241533.313.373.352.725
2002TennesseeAA135554109155134244508645132.280.361.329.690
2001SyracuseAAA17535130103412510.245.293.283.576
2001DunedinA11245490141146160447239113.311.380.374.754
2000QueensA682524266951274557288-.262.386.349.735
TotalAL292362000105720.087.160.087.247
TotalAAA994343053894914565293122995803005615.277.349.382.731
TotalAA328127024135936146103107203119257.283.357.347.704
TotalA18070613220723112878912967193.293.382.365.747

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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