Thompson, joins No. 119 overall, joins Andrew Suarez (San Francisco Giants, No. 61 overall) as Miami draftees in the 2015 MLB Draft.
A junior from Miami, Fla., Thompson earned first-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and first-team All-ACC accolades by the league’s coaches after a dominant season in the middle of Miami’s offense.
The nation’s RBI leader (87) and tied for the national home run lead (19), Thompson was a critical member of a Miami offense that finished the regular season ranked first nationally in runs scored and runs per game. He led the Hurricanes in nearly every offensive category, including home runs, RBIs, doubles (18), total bases (159) and slugging percentage (.677).
Thompson’s 87 RBI already rank as the fourth-most in a single season in program history.
Thompson was one of just three players to start all 64 games in 2015, helping power the Hurricanes to a 49-15 overall record, their second straight ACC Coastal Division crown, the NCAA Coral Gables Regional title and the 24th College World Series berth in program history.
The 2015 MLB Draft continues Tuesday with rounds No. 5-10. Rounds No. 11-40 are set for Wednesday, June 10 at 12 p.m.