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Tyler Thompson

OF

Height
6' 1"
CLASS
Jr.
Hometown
Tequesta, Fla.
Weight
190 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Jupiter
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Major: Anthropology

 

(2012): Earned a medical redshirt after playing in 16 games when he was injured in the SEC opener against Vanderbilt…Had started 14 games in center field and the Gators were 13-1 (.929) in those outings…Batted .319 with 12 runs and two homers and was 4-for-7 on the basepaths…Had an RBI single in the fifth inning versus Vanderbilt and was hurt in the eighth stanza of the 10-2 victory…Drew a pair of walks and scored twice in the win over No. 6 Florida State at McKethan Stadium…Belted a two-run homer and totaled a season-high five RBI in a 2-for-4 effort against Florida Atlantic…Went 3-for-4 with two runs and added an RBI single in the series-opening triumph at No. 8 Miami (Fla.)…Batted .444 (4-for-9) on the weekend in Coral Gables…Delivered a tie-breaking solo shot in the fifth inning to take the first game over William & Mary and finished that contest 2-for-4…Was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in the season opener versus No. 16 Cal State Fullerton.

 

AS A JUNIOR (2011): Chosen in the 46th round of the 2011 Major League Draft with the 1,387th choice by the Washington Nationals…Played in 42 games, with 27 starts (16-LF, 11-CF), and hit .264 with 17 RBI, 15 runs, 11 walks and six doubles...Was 8-for-37 (.216) in 17 SEC games and 10 starts...Batted .324 (12-for-37) in Florida’s 11 NCAA Tournament contests, with nine runs, seven RBI, five walks and three doubles…Matched career high with two walks in the opener of the CWS Championship Finals against South Carolina and scored the Gators’ lone run…Raised hitting streak to a career-high eight games against Texas, when he was 1-for-3 and scored twice…Snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-out RBI triple in the eighth inning of game two during the Gainesville Super Regional...Drove in two runs in the first game with Mississippi State...Voted to the Gainesville Regional All-Tourney Team for the second year in a row after going 7-for-13 (.538) with four runs and four RBI...Had a two-run double in the final against Miami (Fla.)...Went 2-for-4 and an RBI in Saturday’s come-from-behind victory...Started NCAA action by going 4-for-4 with three runs against Manhattan...Had a game-tying, two-run double in the first matchup with Georgia at the SEC Tourney...Started the opening-round game against Mississippi State…Returned to action versus Jacksonville on May 17 after being sidelined since April 24 and was 1-for-2...Hit .333 (3-for-9) in the Alabama series with two doubles, a pair of sacrifices and a run...Doubled in both games two and three...Scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the finale of the 2-1 triumph...Put the Gators on the board with a two-run homer in the eighth inning against UCF and was 1-for-4...Went 2-for-4 at Florida State, his first multiple-hit outing of the season...Delivered an RBI single in the fourth that cut the Gators’ deficit to 4-2 of an eventual 5-4 win over Florida State at McKethan Stadium...Started the second game against Rhode Island and went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored...Made his season debut against Miami (Fla.) on March 4 after missing the first nine games of the season and drew a walk in his only plate appearance.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in 52 games, with 37 starts in left field and two as the designated hitter...Had a .301 average with 28 RBI, 26 runs and six homers but struck out 53 times...Was 6-for-11 on the basepaths...Had a .303 (20-for-66) SEC batting average and five thefts in seven attempts...Led the Gators with a .529 (9-for-17) average in the NCAA Tourney, with seven runs, seven RBI and four dingers...Went 2-for-5 (.400) over the two games at the NCAA College World Series, going 1-for-2 against Florida State and 1-for-3 versus UCLA...Continued his recent power surge with a solo shot and was 1-for-3 with two runs in game one of the Super Regional against Miami (Fla.)...Chosen to the All-Tournament squad of the Gainesville Regional after going 6-for-9 (.667) with six RBI, five extra-base hits, five RBI and three homers with a 2.000 slugging percentage...Became the eighth Gator to homer three times in one game, first in NCAA Tourney action, when he accomplished the feat against Florida Atlantic...Finished 4-for-5 with six RBI and four runs and matched the school’s single-game record of 14 total bases...Had entered the contest with three career round trippers...Began the scoring with an RBI double in the second, hit solo homers in both the third and fifth innings and jacked a three-run blast in the eighth...Went 2-for-4 with a triple and also scored in the triumph over Oregon State...Started the first two games of the SEC Tourney and was 2-for-6 (.333) with a run...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the eighth inning versus LSU after doubling and scoring in the fifth... Put the Gators on the board with a third-inning hom­er in the opener at South Carolina...It was his first dinger since March 30 against FSU...Went 3-for-8 (.375) over the final two games at Alabama...Went 1-for-3 and scored in the finale, raising his hitting streak to a season-best four games...Was 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a stolen base in the second meet­ing with the Tide...Saw the ball well against LSU, hitting .571 (4-for-7)...Started the weekend with a bang by going 3-for-3 with three RBI, highlighted by a two-run triple in the third inning...Added his third sac fly in the fifth...Went 2-for-4 in game two at Tennessee...Con­nected on his first homer of the year, a two-run dinger that gave the Gators a 2-1 lead in the second inning versus Florida State in Jacksonville...Hit .375 (3-for-8) in the series at Ole Miss...Matched then-season high with three hits in the finale, when he was 3-for-5 with a stolen base and scored twice...Was the Gators’ top hitter with a .625 (5-for-8) clip over the three games against Mississippi State to kick off league play...Doubled in the finale...Went 2-for-3 in the second match­up and had a stolen base...Opened the weekend by going 2-for-3 with a two-run single...Was 3-for-6 (.500) over the two games with Illinois State, including a 2-for-4 effort in game one...Delivered a two-out, two-run single in the fifth inning...Gave the Gators a 3-2 lead in the fifth in game two at Miami (Fla.) with a RBI single...Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and was hit twice by Siena...Poked a two-run triple down the right-field line...Started the first two games of the USF series in left field...Hit .300 (3-for-10) with four RBI and two runs...Drew a career-high two walks in the finale against the Bulls and scored the game-winning run on Mike Zunino’s walk-off single...Was 2-for-5 and drove in four runs in the second win over the Bulls...Opened the scoring with an RBI single in the third, then rifled a bases-clearing double as part of a four-run eighth that put the game out of reach...Legged out an infield hit in the season opener, when he was 1-for-4.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2009): One of seven Gators chosen to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…Played in 44 games, with 10 starts (8 as designated hitter, 2 in left field) and was 16-for-68 (.235) with 12 runs and 10 RBI...Appeared in 16 SEC games and turned in a .250 (6-for-24) clip with five RBI and five runs…Also batted .250 (6-for-24) on the campaign as a pinch-hitter...Played in both games of the NCAA Super Regional...Gave the Gators a 6-5 lead in the opener with a sacrifice fly that scored Preston Tucker...Appeared in all three games of the NCAA Gainesville Regional…Started the opener against Bethune-Cookman as the DH and was 0-for-2 with an HBP...Was also plunked while pinch-hitting in the initial meeting with Miami (Fla.) and scored in the eighth inning on Avery Barnes’ infield single...Started the final two games of the SEC Tournament as the Gators’ designated hitter...Was 2-for-5 in the win over Ole Miss...Replaced an injured Daniel Pigott in game three of the Kentucky series and was 4-for-4 with both his first career home run and initial double, three runs, and three RBI...Saw action in all three games at Georgia and drew a start as the designated hitter...Was 1-for-5 (.200) on the weekend and delivered the game-winning RBI single in the 11th inning of the opener that scored Barnes…Had an RBI single and scored in game one against South Carolina, extending a career-long hitting streak to four games...Singled as a pinch-hitter against USF to continue the late innings’ rally in the victory over the Bulls...Singled in both of his at-bats during the 12-3 win over FGCU...Recorded an RBI single and went on to score in his only at-bat in the home meeting with UCF...Lofted a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth inning at UCF…Tripled in his first career start against Duquesne...Stroked a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning of game one off Miami (Fla.) All-American Kyle Bellamy for his first career hit...Had a fielder’s choice in the eighth inning against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 25 for his first collegiate RBI.

 

SUMMER: Played for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League in 2010…Appeared in 13 games and was 4-for-34 (.118) with three walks and a run.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Outfielder from Jupiter High School whose head coach was Doug Ferguson…Selected in the 42nd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants with the 1,257th choice…Was first-team all-state in Class 6A and participated in the Dick Howser Senior Showcase All-Star Game that June…Thompson was tabbed a second-team All-American after hitting .463 and helping the Warriors to the conference crown…Earned first-team all-conference and was his team's Most Valuable Player in his final two seasons…Ranked among the 2008 Top-100 High School Prospects by Baseball America and was No. 156 in the Class of 2008 Final Rankings from Perfect Game…First-team all-area choice by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and a first-team all-conference selection as a junior...Led the Warriors in batting average (.443), slugging percentage (.639) and stolen bases (14).

 

THOMPSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2009

.235

44-10

68

12

16

1

1

1

10

6

29

0-0

2010

.301

52-39

146

26

44

4

3

6

28

9

53

6-11

2011

.264

42-27

110

15

29

6

1

1

17

11

25

3-5

2012

.319

16-14

47

12

15

0

0

2

9

3

9

4-7

CAREER

.280

154-90

371

65

104

11

5

10

64

29

116

13-23

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2009

.250

16-3

24

5

6

1

0

1

5

3

13

0-0

2010

.303

22-18

66

8

20

1

1

1

7

3

25

5-7

2011

.216

17-10

37

4

8

2

0

0

3

4

9

3-3

2012

.250

1-1

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0-0

CAREER

.267

56-32

131

17

35

4

1

2

15

10

48

8-10

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2009

.182

3-2

11

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

5

0-0

2010

.333

2-2

6

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

2

0-0

2011

.143

2-1

7

0

1

1

0

0

2

1

4

0-0

CAREER

.208

7-5

24

3

5

2

0

0

3

1

11

0-0

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2009

.000

5-2

8

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

3

0-0

2010

.529

7-4

17

7

9

1

1

4

7

1

6

0-1

2011

.324

11-9

37

9

12

3

1

0

7

5

5

0-2

CAREER

.339

23-15

62

17

21

4

2

4

15

6

14

0-3

 

THOMPSON’S CAREER HIGHS

At Bats: 5, 8x, last vs. Mississippi State (6/10/11)

Runs Scored: 4 vs. Florida Atlantic (6/6/10)

Hits: 4, 3x, last vs. Manhattan (6/3/11)

RBI: 6 vs. Florida Atlantic (6/6/10)

Doubles: 1, 11x, last vs. Mississippi State (6/10/11)

Triples: 1, 5x, last vs. Mississippi State (6/11/11)

Home Runs: 3 vs. Florida Atlantic (6/6/10)

Walks: 2, 5x, last vs. Florida State (3/13/12)

Stolen Bases: 2 vs. Miami (Fla.) (3/3/12)

Hit Streak: 9 games (5/28-6/27/11)

 

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