Will Thompson
Will Thompson
Will Thompson

CLASS OF 2020

SS
RHP

Will
Thompson

Benedictine College (KS)
St Thomas Aquinas (HS) • KS
6-0 • 180LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Midwest Blacksox
2020 National

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2/23/19

Thompson is a 5-foot-11 180-pound left-handed hitting shortstop and right-handed pitcher in Kansas' 2020 class.  He ran a 4.22 home to first and has an 81 mph exit velocity.  At the plate, open stance, loads weight against back side, quick bat speed with slight lift to path, middle to pull contact, power to pull side.  On the infield, high three quarters arm slot, gains ground after the catch with two shuffles, fields ball in athletic position, clean transfer, arm works, mostly accurate throws, 82 mph positional velocity. On the mound, His delivery is repeatable with smooth actions, controlled leg lift, works downhill with good direction, loose arm action, three-quarter release, athletic finish to delivery. Fastball sits 77-79 mph with run, will turn over his two seam for more run and sink, thrown for strikes, changeup is 73-75 mph, near fastball arm speed, curveball is 67-68 mph (at the event), 11-to-5 shape, near fastball arm speed, late downward action.

8/12/18 - Thompson is an athletically built 5-foot-11 165-pound left-handed hitting shortstop in Kansas’ 2020 class.  He ran a 7.60 60 and a 4.59 home to first.  He has an 86 mph exit velocity. At the plate, tall and thin set up, smooth load, short in line stride, works inside the ball, level path, quick bat speed, level path, mostly middle of the field line drives.  On the infield, 74 mph positional velocity, high three quarters arm slot, quick catch and throw, arm works, made all plays cleanly, fluid transfer on time with footwork, mostly accurate throws.

2/24/18 - Thompson is a 5-foot-10 155-pound left-handed hitting second baseman and right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2020 class.  He ran a 4.58 home to first and has an 81 mph exit velocity. At the plate, starts in a athletic and balanced set up, calm leg lift with mostly quiet hands, in line stride, natural lift at the end of swing path, loose and quick bat speed, mostly pull to middle of the field contact.  On the infield, 79 mph positional velocity, high three quarters arms lot, smooth and clean glove to hand transfer, quick shuffle with feet and throw with some momentum, stays under control, mostly accurate throws, some with carry. On the mound, Thompson hides ball on back side as he raises leg, some rotation to balance point, high three quarters arm slot, hands raise and lower with leg lift, lands slightly open keeping shoulders level, athletic finish, fastball at 75-78 mph, breaking ball at 60-64 mph, gradual 11-to-5 action, change up at 65-72 mph, near fastball arm speed, some with sinking action.

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