Paxton Thompson
Paxton Thompson
Paxton Thompson

CLASS OF 2018

RHP

Paxton
Thompson

Parkland College
St. Michael-Albertville (HS) • MN
6-1 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: MN Millers
2018 National

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9/23/20

Parkland Scout Day: Impressive strike-thrower with three pitch mix. Did not throw to hitters, but threw pen with aggressiveness and confidence. Likely a big-time competitor. Athletic, sound delivery. Compact path. H3/4 release point. Above average extension out front. Good snap on his high spin fastball, up to 92 mph. Sharp slider with depth at 82-84 mph. Great feel for above average sinking changeup at 83 mph. Thrown with good arm speed and confidence.

6/20/17- 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.32 runner. Preset hands, slight body load, line drive swing with extension through contact, mid/pull approach with consistent hard contact, 87 mph exit velocity. Sure hands in field, plays back at times relying on arm, projects physically with arm strength for left side of infield, accurate to bag with carry, 84 mph arm across infield. On mound; athletic actions on mound, long draw on backside, explodes down mound with good arm speed, slight head jerk and effort in delivery. Consistent strike thrower producing 84-86 mph fastball, touching 88 mph, with command to both sides of plate. Breaking ball was 68-69 mph for strikes and changeup is thrown with good arm speed, firm, at 78-79 mph.

3/20/17- 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #29 ranked player in MN 2018 class. Tall athletic frame. 7.18 runner. Square stance with leg kick trigger, choppy rhythm and load with hands, longer path to contact, shows pop in bat when extended through contact, gap to gap approach, 84 mph exit velocity. Active feet with good hands in field, works though ball, creates direction on throws, long release with carry and accuracy to bag, 85 mph arm strength across field. On mound; controlled delivery with tempo, slight pie arm action, and works downhill to plate. Fastball is sneaky quick at 84-85 mph; thrown with good command and late run and sink. Tends to wrap breaking ball and loses arm speed and velocity. Developing changeup, slows arm, but shows good action at plate and should become a solid 2nd/3rd
7/6/16- 6-foot-1, 155-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.28 runner. Simple set-up, shifts weight well through swing, solid extension through contact, consistent hard mid/pull contact, 82 mph exit velocity. Good footwork, creates angles, soft glove, athletic actions, long release. Throws show solid carry and accuracy to bag. 78 mph arm strength. Controlled delivery, commands zone well, long extended arm action, some effort on release with heavy head whack. Late run and cut on fastball to both sides of plate at 81-83 mph. 11/5 breaking shows potential with tight spin and is thrown for strikes. Works changeup well in bottom of zone. Strong Follow in MN 2018 class.

5/3/16- 6-foot-1, 155-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.4 runner. Lean projectable build. Strong set-up in box, generates good bat speed, stays inside baseball at contact, shows good hit tools, 81 mph exit velocity. Loose, easy, athletic actions in field. Glove is soft; tends to field deep and funnel occasionally. Long release on throws. Arm projects well with long loose action. 81 mph arm strength across. Strong follow in 2018 class. Controlled delivery on mound. Swings front leg open; maintains good balance and direction to plate. Moderate effort with extension to plate. Late heavy sink on fastball, commands zone well, at 79-81 mph touching 82 mph. 11/5 shape on elevated breaking ball. Good arm action and feel for changeup kept in bottom of zone for strikes.

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