Keegan Thompson

Keegan Thompson

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Chicago Cubs
2023 Fantasy Outlook
On a shaky Chicago pitching staff, Thompson emerged as something of a bright spot in 2022. The righty made 29 appearances and 17 starts, logging a career-high 115 innings while recording a 3.76 ERA and striking out 108 batters. That came on the heels of a solid MLB debut in 2021, when he recorded a 3.38 ERA and 55 strikeouts across 53.1 innings. Thompson had a 5.15 FIP in 2021 and 4.39 FIP last year, so some regression may be coming to his ERA, though his decent strikeout totals lend some degree of optimism moving forward. Thompson finished 2021 in a relief role after a stint on the injured list due to back tightness, though he figures to compete for a rotation spot in 2023. Marcus Stroman should lead the staff, with Kyle Hendricks behind him when healthy. Outside of those two veterans, the Cubs don't have a ton of proven starters, so Thompson could end up with pretty good job security if he pitches well. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Suffers blown save Tuesday
PChicago Cubs
October 4, 2022
Thompson suffered a blown save after he pitched 2.2 innings, giving up two runs on one hit and two walks while striking out five in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Reds.
ANALYSIS
Thompson entered the game with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning, tasked with protecting a 1-0 lead. After the Cubs scored a run in the following half inning, the right-hander surrendered a two-run homer to Chuckie Robinson in the seventh frame, which tied the game at 2-2. The blown save was his first of the season and the runs allowed were his first given up since he returned from the 15-day injured list Sept. 21. Thompson now owns a 3.76 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 108 strikeouts over 115 innings in 29 appearances including 17 starts this year.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
65
Last 10 Games
67
Last 5 Games
47
How many pitches does Keegan Thompson generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Keegan Thompson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .238 338 75 39 70 12 3 10
Since 2020vs Right .236 390 88 35 81 17 0 15
2022vs Left .237 221 52 23 46 8 3 4
2022vs Right .241 264 56 20 57 12 0 12
2021vs Left .240 117 23 16 24 4 0 6
2021vs Right .226 126 32 15 24 5 0 3
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.70 1.21 100.0 9 3 2 8.3 3.2 0.9
Since 2020Away 5.00 1.52 68.1 4 5 0 9.4 5.1 2.0
2022Home 2.82 1.17 70.1 6 2 1 8.4 2.9 0.8
2022Away 5.24 1.43 44.2 4 3 0 8.5 4.0 2.0
2021Home 2.43 1.31 29.2 3 1 1 7.9 3.6 1.2
2021Away 4.56 1.69 23.2 0 2 0 11.0 7.2 1.9
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Keegan Thompson compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.51
 
K/9
8.5
 
BB/9
3.4
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
93.5 mph
 
ERA
3.76
 
WHIP
1.27
 
BABIP
.287
 
GB/FB
1.16
 
Left On Base
74.4%
 
Exit Velocity
81.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.8%
 
Spin Rate
2419 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.6%
 
Swinging Strike
10.3%
 
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Earns first 2022 save
PChicago Cubs
September 29, 2022
Thompson pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn the save Thursday against the Phillies. He allowed one hit and two walks, while striking out three.
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Returns from IL, earns win
PChicago Cubs
September 21, 2022
Thompson (10-5) pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win Wednesday against the Marlins. He allowed a hit and a walk, while striking out six.
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Comes off IL
PChicago Cubs
September 21, 2022
The Cubs reinstated Thompson (back) from the 15-day injured list Wednesday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.
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Returning soon as reliever
PChicago Cubs
Back
September 19, 2022
Cubs manager David Ross said Monday that Thompson (back) will be activated from the 15-day injured list within the next couple of days and will be used out of the bullpen, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Ready for rehab assignment
PChicago Cubs
Back
September 13, 2022
Thompson (back) will begin a rehab assignment Friday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.
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