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No. 31 – KYLE THOMPSON

PITCHER / OUTFIELDER

B/T:R/R

6-5, 230, Age 18, Sophomore

Valley Center High School

DRAFT STATUS: Selected by the Houston Astros in the 43rd round of the June 2001 draft

and by the Astros in the 48th round of the June 2002 draft.

2002 SEASON: Missed several weeks due to an early injury. ... In his first start since the early season, threw 4 1/3 innings in a victory over San Diego Mesa on March 14, giving up one earned run. ... Threw 10 innings for the week ending April 20, also giving up only one earned run. ... Pitched three innings vs. Mesa in relief on April 16 and started and threw seven strong innings vs. Grossmont on April 20. ... Gave up two runs in that game, but both were unearned. ... Came back on April 27 to strike out 12 batters in five innings vs. San Diego City College. ... Topped off the regular season by pitching 3 1/3 innings of no-hit, shutout relief ball in a 5-3 victory on the road against Southwestern on May 2. ... Finished the regular season with a 4.14 earned run average, but had a 2.84 regular-season ERA in April and May. ... Struck out 40 batters in 44 2/3 innings. ... In his most impressive performance prior to the injury, he threw five innings of three-hit ball, giving up only one earned run, against College of the Siskiyous on Feb. 14. ... Also was utilized in center field and at designated hitter.

2002 POSTSEASON: Started the Comets' Southern California Regional opener against Glendale on May 10 at Casey Stengel Field in Glendale, but came out in the fourth inning and was tagged with the loss. ... Pitched two shutout innings against the Vaqueros, the first and the third.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for former Palomar and San Diego State star and ex-Angels minor leaguer Billy Dunckel at Valley Center. Attended Orange Glen as a freshman and Valley Center for three years. ... Was first-team All-Valley League, first-team All-North County and second-team All-CIF. Also was named to the All-State medium schools team by Cal High Sports. ... Batted .420 as a senior with four home runs and 35 RBIs. ... Also went 8-3 as a pitcher with a 1.63 ERA and 66 strikeouts. ... Helped lead the Jaguarsto back-to-back Valley League titles and played in the 2001 Jack Taylor Memorial All-Star Game.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 11, 1983 in Poway. ... Son of Linda and Brock Thompson. ... Has two brothers, Brad (26) and Bruce (24). ... Lives in Escondido.

(Note: Updated 11/1/02. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)

 

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