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Daily Prospect Profile: Aaron Thompson

Daily Prospect Profile: Aaron Thompson

Thompson has fallen from being a former first round pick.

During the 2010-2011 off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed left hander Aaron Thompson off of waivers from the Washington Nationals.  Thompson was a former first round pick for the Florida Marlins during the 2006 draft, and was eventually traded to Washington in exchange for first baseman Nick Johnson.  During the 2009 season, the 6' 2", 190 pound left hander had a 3.93 ERA in 146.2 innings at the AA level between the two organizations.  However, things fell apart for Thompson in 2010.

He remained at the AA level with Washington, putting up a 5.80 ERA in 136.2 innings.  He did move up to AAA for one start, where he allowed one run on five hits and three walks in five innings.  Washington eventually designated him for assignment, only for the Pirates to claim him, and return him to AA to start the 2011 season.

Thompson got off to a strong start this year, allowing one run on three hits in 12 innings, with a 7:2 K/BB ...

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