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Thompson showing rapid improvement

Thompson should pitch in Spokane

SURPRISE, AZ - Matt Thompson took his lumps in the AZL last summer, but the talented right-hander has steadily been improving, and he is expected to pitch with the Spokane Indians this summer. Lone Star Dugout caught up with the 19-year-old for a Q&A feature.

Judging a prospect by statistics generally isn't the best way to evaluate a player -- particularly in their first season. That is certainly true with right-hander Matt Thompson, the Rangers' seventh round pick in last year's draft. Thompson has an excellent arm, and he could eventually be one of the club's top pitching prospects. But the Burleson native gave up a whopping 23 runs in just 8....

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