Sterlin Thompson

21-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Colorado Rockies A+
2023 Fantasy Outlook
A 6-foot-4 lefty hitting corner outfielder from Florida, Thompson has one of the better hit tools among college outfielders in last year's draft. He hit .354/.443/.563 with 11 home runs, 10 steals, a 15.4 K% and a 12.1 BB% in 66 games in the spring, and Colorado scooped him up with the 31st overall pick and full slot money. Thompson's hands are very quick, and he can hammer mistakes out to the pull side, but he will likely always be hit-over-power. His fringe-average speed and average throwing arm could lead to him being a left fielder at the highest level, which will put pressure on him to reach his ceiling as a hitter. Thompson's exit velocities were in line with expectations, but he chased more than usual en route to a 24.3 K% and 4.5 BB% across 111 plate appearances across the complex league and Single-A. Rockies hitting prospects get the permanent green light on the bases and play in many favorable hitting conditions, so Thompson's minor-league numbers could look pretty impressive if he regains his form from college. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $2.43 million contract with the Rockies in July of 2022.
Back in action for Spokane
3BColorado Rockies  A+
June 5, 2023
Thompson (undisclosed) returned to action for High-A Spokane on June 2 and has hit .438 with four home runs over an eight-game hit streak.
He is still listed as being on the 7-day injured list, but he has played in the last three games for Spokane, so it seems like a possible data error on This hit streak dates back to before the injury, and Thompson, who transitioned from the outfield to third base this year, has a .438/.489/.763 slash line with five home runs, five steals, an 8.7 percent strikeout rate and a .435 BABIP in 21 games.
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Hits 7-day IL
3BColorado Rockies  A+
May 11, 2023
High-A Spokane placed Thompson on the 7-day injured list May 2 with an unspecified injury.
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Performs well at Single-A
3BColorado Rockies  A+
September 22, 2022
Thompson batted .348/.380/.500 with one home run and two steals over 11 games with Single-A Fresno to close out the season.
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Drafted by Rockies
3BColorado Rockies  A+
July 17, 2022
The Rockies have selected Thompson with the 31st overall pick in the 2022 first-year player draft.
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