Jake Thompson opens year in extended spring
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2013) Tigers starting pitcher prospect Jake Thompson has begun the season in extended spring training, according to MLB.com. He's expected to join short-season (Class A) Connecticut later this summer when its season begins in June.
Thompson, who was selected in the second round of the 2012 draft, made seven starts for the Gulf Coast League (rookie) Tigers last season. He was 1-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in seven starts. He also struck out 31 in 28 1/3 innings. Thompson is considered the Tigers' ninth-best prospect by MLB.com.