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Position
Infield
Height
6'1
Weight
185
Class
Junior
Hometown
Chula Vista, Calif.
High School
Helix HS
B/T
R-R

MLB Draft: 2023 15th Round (No. 460 Overall) – Los Angeles Dodgers

2023 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2021 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2021 Freshman All-SEC
SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (April 12, 2021)
SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (March 15, 2021)

Superb player who has enjoyed a spectacular career at LSU … a very polished defender on the infield with good hands, and he possesses a very strong, accurate arm across the diamond … at the plate, he has a very contact-oriented approach and uses the middle of the field, but also has home run power to the pull side … has played for three seasons (2021-23) as LSU’s starting shortstop, appearing in 195 games (194 starts) … has a career batting average of .260 (179-for-688) at LSU with 30 doubles, two triples, 25 homers, 115 RBI and 136 runs scored.

2023 Season
• Started all 71 games at shortstop and batted .246 (63-for-256) with 12 doubles, one triple, 11 homers, 53 RBI, seven steals and 50 runs
• Drove in three runs with a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly in Game 3 of the College World Series Finals vs. Florida (June 26), helping lead the Tigers to the National Championship victory
• 3-for-8 in NCAA Super Regional vs. Kentucky with three RBI and two runs scored
• Voted to the 2023 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team after batting .500 (5-for-10) with one RBI and two runs
• 2-for-4 with two homers, two RBI and three runs scored in win at Georgia (May 18); the effort marked the first tw0-homer game of his career
• Blasted a three-run homer in May 9 win over Northwestern State
• 4-for-11 in Alabama series (April 28-30) with one double, one homer, two RBI and four runs scored
• Produced four homers, 12 RBI and eight runs scored in a seven-game stretch from April 6-18; Thompson launched his first career grand slam in April 13 win over Kentucky
• Homered once in four consecutive games (April 6, 7, 11, 13), collecting 10 RBI in that span
• Lined a bases-loaded, three-run double in bottom of eighth inning on March 30 vs. Tennessee, breaking a 2-2 tie and lifting LSU to a 5-2 win
• 6-for-10 in a three-game stretch from March 25-28 with one double, one triple, one RBI and five runs scored
• Blasted a three-run homer in the fifth inning on March 21 vs. Central Arkansas, breaking a 4-4 tie and propelling LSU to a 10-4 win

2022 Season
Started all 62 games for LSU (55 starts at shortstop, seven starts at second base), batting .286 (63-for-220) with 14 doubles, six homers, 36 RBI and 54 runs scored … batted .349 (22-for-63) on the year with runners in scoring position … batted .294 (5-for-17) in the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional with two doubles, five RBI and one run scored … Thompson’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning of LSU’s June 4 NCAA Regional game at Southern Miss tied the contest at 6-6, and the Tigers went on to win, 7-6, in 10 innings … Thompson hit .467 (7-for-15) in the Vanderbilt series (May 19-21) with one homer, four RBI and five runs scored … 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in LSU win at Alabama (May 8) … unloaded a two-run homer to highlight a five-run fourth inning in victory over UL Lafayette (April 19); the dinger erased a 2-1 deficit and sparked the Tigers to an 8-4 win … launched sixth-inning solo homer at Mississippi State (April 9), breaking a 3-3 tie and lifting LSU to 4-3 win … 5-for-13 in Auburn series (March 31-April 2) with one double, three RBI and two runs scored … batted .417 (5-for-12) in the Florida series (March 25-27) with two doubles, four runs and one RBI … launched a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning on March 4 vs. Oklahoma, lifting LSU to the win at the Shriners College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston; the dinger was Thompson’s second walk-off homer of his career, he also hit a 13th inning walk-off homer in 2021 to defeat UTSA, 10-9.

2021 Season
Played in 62 games (61 starts), batting .250 (53-for-212) with four doubles, one triple, eight homers, 26 RBI, 32 runs and five steals … started 51 games at shortstop and 10 at third base … voted 2021 Freshman All-SEC and named to the NCAA Eugene Regional All-Tournament Team … batted .333 (6-for-18) in the regional with two doubles and two RBI … his RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning of the regional championship game vs. Oregon (June 7) provided a vital insurance run as the Tigers posted a 9-8 victory … Thompson’s crucial two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning on May 7 at Auburn extended LSU’s lead from 7-6 to 9-6 and accounted for the final margin of victory … named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for the second time on April 12 after he batted .600 (9-for-15) with one triple, three RBI and six runs scored in four games during the week of April 6-11 … in the Tigers’ series win at Kentucky (April 9-11), Thompson hit .667 (8-for-12) with one triple, two RBI and three runs scored … Thompson’s two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth inning April 10 at Kentucky gave LSU a vital insurance run in the Tigers’ 8-6 win … named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for the first time on March 15, as he batted .381 (8-for-21) in five games and played a huge role in LSU’s extra-innings wins over UT San Antonio on March 13 and 14 … Thompson launched a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 13th inning on March 13 to lift the Tigers to a 10-9 victory … the next day, with LSU trailing 12-9 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Thompson unloaded a one-out, two-run blast to narrow the deficit to 12-11; LSU went on to tie the game in the 10th and win it in the 11th by a 13-12 score.

Prior to LSU
The No. 53 ranked player in the country by Perfect Game … a 2019 Perfect Game All-American and the 2019 Grossmont League Player of the Year … also named 2019 First-Team All-California Interscholastic Federation.

Personal
Parents are Troy and Joanna Thompson … has one older brother, Mason … born January 9, 2002, in San Diego, Calif.

Thompson’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 four times; most recently vs. Florida (6/26/23 – Game 3 CWS Finals)
Hits: 4 vs. Bethune-Cookman (3/13/22); vs. UT San Antonio (3/14/21)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (5/10/22)
Doubles: 2 three times; most recently vs. Tennessee (3/30/23)
Triples: 1 vs. Arkansas (3/25/23); 1 at Kentucky (4/11/21)
Home Runs: 2 at Georgia (5/18/23)
RBI: 4 vs. Kentucky (4/13/23)

 

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