Phillies pitching prospect Jake Thompson to make MLB debut on Saturday

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With Aaron Nola on the disabled list, the Phillies will call up pitching prospect Jake Thompson to make his major league debut on Saturday against the Padres, CSN Philly reports.

Thompson, 22, was acquired from the Rangers along with five other players in the Cole Hamels trade last summer. MLB Pipeline ranked him as the Phillies’ fifth-best prospect. According to the scout reports, Thompson possesses four pitches that figure to be average or better in the big leagues: a fastball that can hit the mid-90’s, as well as a slider, a curve, and a change-up.

In 129 2/3 innings with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Thompson has put up a 2.50 ERA with an 87/37 K/BB ratio in 129 2/3 innings. He has been particularly dominant since the beginning of June, posting a 1.21 ERA and a 42/18 K/BB ratio in 74 1/3 innings across his last 11 starts.