Jul 28th, 2009
FutureSox Prospect Rankings
- #9 – 2009 Postseason
You could argue Thompson has the highest upside of anyone in the White Sox 2009 Draft class. He has everything scouts love: spectacular athleticism, a projectable frame and the talent to be a 5-tool player. He has a good approach at the plate for his age and has good power potential. The only thing keeping him from being an elite prospect currently is his tendency to strike out more than most due to a longer swing. He does have very good bat speed though. Defensively he can play centerfield and will likely start there, but his bat should allow for him to move to the corners if need be. He has good arm strength and speed which makes him project nicely as an above-average everyday corner outfielder. He comes from an athletic family; his dad, Mychal, played in the NBA and two of his brothers are playing Division 1 basketball.
Major League Outlook: Good everyday corner outfielder