Rounding out our check-in on the Chicago Cubs top prospects this season

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Keegan Thompson, SP – Tennessee Smokies

Last week I did a piece on Keegan Thompson, outlining who he is to the Cubs’ future. Touching on Thompson once again, Chicago has a special player in him. Thompson has made just one start this season so far, landing on the shelf and has yet to return. It is not believed to be, and hopefully, Thompson can come back soon.

In that single start back in April, Thompson fired five scoreless innings, walking one, and striking out eight. Last year, Thompson made 13 starts for the Smokies finishing with a 4.06 ERA. The most impressive part of his game was his final FIP, which was an impressive 3.41. He is not a big home run pitcher which will play well in the Show.

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Thompson is one of the more exciting pitching prospects in the teams’ pipeline, and it would not be a surprise to see him at the significant league level at some point in 2020.