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Jake Thompson gets first major league career win, ties strikeout record

Jake Thompson gets first major league career win, ties strikeout record

PHILADELPHIA – Former Heath High All-American and now Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Thompson notched his first major league career win Saturday night, 10-6, over the Colorado Rockies, and in doing so tied a major-league record of striking out four batters in one inning. By whiffing four in the first inning, Thompson became the first Phillies’ […]

Former Hawk pitcher Jake Thompson to Phillies in Cole Hamel trade

Former Hawk pitcher Jake Thompson to Phillies in Cole Hamel trade

ARLINGTON – Former Heath Hawk and now professional baseball player Jake Thompson was traded last night from the Texas Rangers organization to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of the Cole Hamel trade. The 2012 Heath High graduate was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect in the Rangers system entering the 2015 season […]

Jake Thompson strikes out 5 in his first start at Frisco last night

Jake Thompson strikes out 5 in his first start at Frisco last night

FRISCO – Former Rockwall-Heath All-American pitcher Jake Thompson struck out five and walked three batters over four innings in the Frisco Roughriders 6-2 victory last night over Midland at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Thompson was traded last week with pitcher Corey Knebel by the Detroit Tigers to the Texas Rangers in return for relief pitcher Joakim […]

Highly-touted former Heath pitcher Jake Thompson traded to Texas Rangers

Highly-touted former Heath pitcher Jake Thompson traded to Texas Rangers

DALLAS – Former Heath High School All-American pitcher and the 2012 second-round draft choice of the Detroit Tigers, Jake Thompson, was traded yesterday from the Motor City to the Texas Rangers, as part of a deal that sent Rangers All-Star relief pitcher Joakim Soria to the Tigers in return for highly-touted prospects Thompson and former […]

Video: Former Heath pitcher Jake Thompson strikes out 3 in Florida pro All-Star Game

Video: Former Heath pitcher Jake Thompson strikes out 3 in Florida pro All-Star Game

LAKELAND FL – Former Heath Hawk First Team All-American pitcher Jake Thompson, drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the in the second round of the 2012 major league baseball draft, struck out three batters in the Florida State League’s annual All-Star Game June 14, helping his North Division All-Stars to win, 6-4. Thompson struck out […]

Former Heath pitcher Jake Thompson moving closer to big leagues

Former Heath pitcher Jake Thompson moving closer to big leagues

LAKELAND FL – Former Heath High All-American and Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Jake Thompson extended his season-opening scoreless streak to 11 2/3 innings Friday night as his Class A Advanced Lakeland blanked visiting Clearwater, 2-0. According to a story on MiLB.com, the official website of minor league baseball, in his second season, The Tigers’ […]

Former Heath baseball star Jake Thompson invited to Detroit Tigers Mini Camp

Former All-American Rockwall-Heath High baseball star Jake Thompson will get an opportunity soon to make an impression on the big leagues in Spring Training as an invitee to 2013 Detroit Tigers Mini-Camp. The 91st overall pick in June’s draft could be the next young Tigers pitcher to move quickly through their system. Thompson, 19, reports […]

Former Heath pitcher Jake Thompson doing well for Detroit Tigers in summer rookie league

(By Aaron Williams) All-American pitcher Jake Thompson missed out on the variety of celebrations that the majority of his teammates enjoyed in the weeks following Rockwall-Heath’s first baseball state championship. There were no July 4 parade rides or recognition nights at the RISD school board and the Heath City Council. The night at the Ballpark […]

Heath pitcher Jake Thompson named Player of Year by Texas sportswriters

BRYAN – Rockwall-Heath’s All-American pitcher/hitter Jake Thompson was selected as the Player of the Year on the 58th Annual Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State Baseball Team for leading the Hawks to win the 2012 Class 4A State Championship. Heath coach Greg Harvey was selected as Coach of the Year. The senior right-hander was […]

Tigers’ top draft pick Jake Thompson will sign contract, pass on college

(Detroit Free Press) HEATH – If he passes Tuesday’s routine physical in Lakeland, Fla., the Tigers are expected to announce that their top draft pick from last week, right-handed pitcher Jake Thompson, is a Tigers farmhand. Thompson, 18, is bypassing his Texas Christian University scholarship to sign with a team that snagged him in the […]

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