Tenure with the Washington Nationals
February 28, 1987 |
Santa Fe, New Mexico
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|August 24, 2011 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through 2011 Season)
|Earned run average||7.04|
|Career highlights and awards|
Thompson is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He grew up in Beaumont, Texas, and then graduated from Second Baptist High School of Houston in 2005. While there, he went 8-3 with two saves and 0.84 earned run average in 14 games as a senior, with 133 strikeouts and 35 walks in 66 innings.
While with the Marlins; Thompson was selected as organizational Pitcher of the Month, Player of the Week, and he represented his club as a member of the South Atlantic League All-Star Team.
On August 24, 2011, Thompson made his major league debut for the Pirates at PNC Park. During the game, he pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings, before being relieved in the 2-0 shutout over the Milwaukee Brewers.
He then signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on December 15, 2011.
Thompson moved to the bullpen in 2013 and pitched for the Rochester Red Wings and Aragua Tigres. He was recently named Setup pitcher of the year in the LVBP.
Aaron is the brother of amateur wiffle ball player Will Thompson.
- MLB.com profile
- Pirates claim RHP Thompson, signs INF Atkins
- Associated Press. "Aaron Thompson, Pirates bullpen combine on shutout of Brewers". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)