Jake ThompsonPhiladelphia Phillies
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|Rangers | TEX acquires Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman|
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:04:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Texas Rangers have acquired SP Cole Hamels, RP Jake Diekman and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for SP Matt Harrison, C Jorge Alfaro, SP Jerad Eickhoff, OF Nick Williams, P Jake Thompson and P Alec Asher.
Fantasy Tip: For the first time since 2011, Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) finds himself pitching for a playoff contender and the change of scenery should give him a boost, especially considering the lack of run support he received towards the end of his tenure with the Phillies. He is expected to make his first start against the San Francisco Giants Friday, July 31, or Saturday, Aug. 1. Harrison ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts since returning from spinal fusion surgery and should not be a FantasyScore option at this point. Owners in NL-only leagues or dynasty leagues may want to keep tabs on Alfaro, who is considered to be one of the better catching prospects in baseball.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan|
|Tigers | Joakim Soria acquired|
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:02:55 -0700
The Texas Rangers traded RP Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, July 23, according to a source. The Rangers will get RP Corey Knebel, and minor-league P Jake Thompson. The deal is pending physicals.
Fantasy Tip: The bullpen in Detroit has been a dumpster fire this season, and the team would likely be well ahead in the Central Division race if not for its shortcomings. It's uncertain yet whether Soria will step into closer duties in Motown, but fantasy owners of Joe Nathan have to dislike this deal tremendously. Nathan has struggled with plenty of blown saves, and it wouldn't be shocking to see Soria step right into ninth-inning duties.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: ESPNDallas.com - Calvin Watkins|
|Tigers | Jake Thompson promoted|
Tue, 28 May 2013 20:55:54 -0700
Detroit Tigers P Jake Thompson has been promoted to Class A West Michigan to begin his 2013 season after pitching the last couple of months in extended spring training. Thompson is the team's top pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: MLB.com - Jason Beck|
|Tigers | Jake Thompson signs|
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:50:57 -0700
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Baseball America - Jim Callis|