Mets Third Base Prospect: David Thompson (2019)

David Thompson was born August 28th, 1993 in Miami Florida. The six foot two, third baseman broke a Florida high school HR record originally set by Alex Rodriguez, when he bashed 55 HRs. Thompson was also a star football, quarterback at Westminster Christian High School, as well as a playing on the basketball team. 

He was drafted in the 38th round of the 2012 MLB draft but did not sign, instead opting to go to college.

He then attended the University of Miami, where he was to play both football & baseball, but eventually committed to the baseball career. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, the 119th pick overall. 

After playing in the College World Series he reported to A ball Brooklyn Cyclones, but did not hit too well, blaming it due to being exhausted from the College World Series & recovering from a bout with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome the previous year .

The next year he hit better, 11 HRs 34 doubles & 95 RBIs while batting .280, at St. Lucie & Columbia combined. He was promoted to AA Binghamton where he led the second place Rumble Ponies with 16 HRs 29 doubles & 68 RBIs. He did strike out 92 times, third most on the club & he is not known for the best discipline at the plate. 

The Mets invited him to Spring Training 2018 where he impressed hitting .348. A promising year at AAA Las Vegas was set back when he suffered a hairline fracture in his left hand after getting hit by a pitch. He played in just 22 games in 2018 for Las Vegas with 1 HR.

He was back in Mets Spring Training in 2019 donning the uniform #87. In the second Spring Game of the year he surprised everyone bashing a three run HR to tie the game up against the Houston Astros. 

Centerfieldmaz was at the game & the joke with us Mets fans in the first two rows behind home plate was "the #87 era has begun"!

In seven Spring games he had two hits up to that point, both were HRs, both against the Houston Astros. The third baseman has power but all the Mets depth at third base all of a sudden will probably keep him at AAA in 2019, unless he becomes a force to be reckoned with.


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