(from AP/Eric Francis via Kitsap Sun)
University of Florida Bio
One sentence analysis:
The junior had mediocre numbers in 2011, possibly due to injuries, so he will likely go back to school unless he has a killer season wherever he plays summer ball.
More analysis and notes:
Thompson is the son of former San Francisco Giant Robby Thompson, now the bench coach for the Seattle Mariners. As of 6/27/11, Thompson is hitting .274/.330/.377 with 14 runs, 17 RBI and 8 extra base hits in 106 at-bats. His Florida Gators are playing for the College World Series against 30th round LHP Bryan Harper's South Carolina Gamecocks.
From Jason Lieser, Palm Beach Post, 6/9/11: "Given the list of injuries Florida Gators outfielder Tyler Thompson sustained, this could have been a lost season. He tore his hamstring early in the year. He had an infection under a fingernail on his throwing hand. He injured his groin. Most recently, he was hampered by back spasms."
Thompson has not signed with the Nationals.