Last week I did a Daily Prospect Profile on Aaron Thompson, after a successful outing in AAA. I've seen Thompson twice this year, both with Altoona, and had this to say about his performance and future:
I saw Thompson twice early in the season with Altoona. His former 90-91 MPH fastball that touched 93 was gone. Instead his top speed was in the 89-90 MPH range. Thompson wasn't as bad as his numbers suggested in the two starts I saw (10 IP, 4 ER, 13 H, 10:3 K/BB ratio). In the first outing he started off with five shutout innings, before falling apart in the sixth. In the second outing he only ran in to trouble in the third inning due to poor defense. But I wouldn't say Thompson was dominant in either outing. His upside looks more like a middle reliever in the Tony Watson mold, alt...
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