Cubs Prospect Highlight: 2018 11th Rounder, RHP Riley Thompson Off To All-Star Start For South Bend

Cubs #27 prospect and 11th round selection from last year, RHP Riley Thompson has been dominant for the South Bend Cubs this season.

Thompson is 3-3 with a 2.39 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 10 starts. He has struck out 47 in 49.0 innings. With the excellent numbers this season, Thompson was named a Midwest League All-Star last week.

Thompson can throw heat, originally a reliever at Louisville in 2017. He was converted to a starter in his Sophomore season and the results have been tremendous.

His fastball ranges from 93-98 mph that can potentially top out 100 mph at times per Thompson’s MLB Pipeline profile.

Here is a quick video we produced from one of Riley Thompson’s South Bend Cubs starts below:

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