Isaiah Thompson
Isaiah Thompson
Isaiah Thompson
Isaiah Thompson
Isaiah Thompson

CLASS OF 2021

OF
LHP

Isaiah
Thompson

Indiana State
Sacred Heart-Griffin (HS) • IL
6-0 • 175LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Top Tier American
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7/26/20

Indiana State commit, ranked No. 17 in Illinois. Highly-athletic, 6-foot, 175-pound, left/left outfielder. Has a fluid rhythm in everything he does on the field. Tracks balls in the outfield with ease and plays light on his feet. Center field profile with the ability to play all three spots. Offensively, advanced hand/eye, knack for the barrel and quick bat that plays level through the zone. Also, highly-interesting on the mound thanks to a quick/athletic arm and swing-and-miss breaking ball.

2/09/20

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot, 175-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, load and small leg-kick work in rhythm. Short path, direct to the ball, controls the barrel, works mostly to the pull-side.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. OF - 87 mph. Clean arm stroke, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Natural outfield actions, athletic and fluid movements, active feet, gets behind the baseball, maintains body control. Soft hands, fields in rhythm with a quick, clean release.
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60. 

12/13/19

Verbally committed to Indiana State.

7/31/19

2019 Future Games: 6-foot, 175-pound, athletically-built, well-proportioned, left/left, two-way prospect. Was the lone two-way prospect on Team Illinois. Performed at a high-level as an outfielder throughout the week. Finished the week 5-for-9 (.555 BA) with a double, two RBIs, a stolen base and a run scored. Open setup, minimal pre-pitch rhythm. Athletic hands, quick bat, works on top of the ball and stays short to it. Knack for the barrel, consistent, hard, line-drive contact, in game. 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Recorded multiple 4.57’s and 4.58’s down-the-line on a turn. Ran a 6.93 laser-timed 60 during workout day. Speed translates to the outfield where he profiles as an above-average center fielder. Instinctual, quick first step and impressive closing abilities. Athletic outfield actions, fluid footwork, plays through the baseball and clean transfer. Arm works clean from a ¾ slot and throws topped at 90 mph. Threw one inning on the mound, faced the minimum and did not allow a hit. Controlled, repeatable delivery, works on-line, front-toe closed landing and with regular effort. Arm works compact and clean, out of a ¾ slot, quick out front; projects for more velocity. Fastball works down in the zone, slight arm-side-run, sat 81-83 mph, topped at 84. Mixed in a late, hard-biting 72-74 mph curveball, thrown aggressively, with feel. Curveball has a chance to be a legitimate out pitch in the future. High-follow two-way prospect in the 2021 class.

7/18/19

Currently ranked No. 26 in Illinois’ 2021 class. 6-foot, 170-pound athletically built two way prospect. Started in center field and batted sixth for Top Tier Americans against Silver Sluggers. Features an open stance, leg kick trigger, long and uphill swing path that creates lift. Made hard contact in all four of his at bats, including a triple hit to the right field wall in his final plate appearance. Finished 3-for-4 with a pair of singles, a triple, and an RBI. On the mound worked up tempo out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball play 80-81, mph touched 82 mph. Curveball is advanced for age, tight 1/7 action, swing and miss bite, thrown aggressively at 72-73 mph, swing and miss offering.

5/07/19

Currently ranked No. 26 in the Illinois’ 2021 class. 6-foot, 170-pound, athletically-built, left/left, two-way prospect. Started on the mound and led off for Sacred Heart. Offensively, open setup, slight pre-pitch rhythm and stride works back to square. Stays short to the ball, quick hands, flat through the zone. Present bat-to-ball skills, consistently finds the barrel and flashed sneaky juice. Finished 0-for-3 with a walk. Lined out sharply to first base and flew out deep to center field. On the mound, works from the stretch-only. Simple, repeatable delivery, works on-line, lands front-toe closed, hides  and minimal use out of lower half. Arm works quick and athletic out of a ¾ to high ¾ slot. Fastball, plays straight, slight cut when going to his glove side; sat 82-83 mph throughout, touched 84. Mixed in two different breaking balls throughout. Went to his slider early, 2/8 shape, thrown aggressively, feel, 74-76 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, more vertical depth, tight spin, 72-73 mph. High-follow 2021 prospect.

2/17/19

6-foot, 170-pound, athletically-built, left/left, outfielder. 6.97 runner in the 60, laser-timed. At the plate, narrow, open setup, leg-lift timing trigger. Loose hands, uphill path, looks to lift the baseball and pull approach; 87 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, easy, fluid actions, plays with a bounce in his step, maintains body control and works through the baseball. Loose arm action and throws topped at 85 mph.

2.18.18 - 6-foot, 160-pound left/left outfielder, lean projectable frame, live body with smooth actions. Hits from an open stance, leg lift trigger, occasionally dives, athletic balance. Hands work well, loose and athletic, creates bat speed. Gap to gap approach, mostly opposite field contact in BP, 77 mph exit velocity from the tee. Smooth outfield actions, feet move easy and fluid playing through the baseball in stride. 7.10 runner in the 60. Arm played with occasional carry, loose high ¾ slot, 82 mph.

2017 Junior Future Games -  Athletic fast-twitched, two-way player, with lean projectable frame. Defensively, covered ground from gap to gap, instinctive bat reads, arm strength with carry, 83 mph throwing velocity. Offensively, slightly open athletic set-up, short to contact with level bat path, present bat speed. Left-handed pitcher, possessed an athletic delivery, some effort, smooth arm swing with over-top angle. Fastball, sat 77-80 mph, did not throw off speed in game.

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