Cardinals Prospect Interview: Nick Thompson

The State College Spikes outfielder has plans for his budding baseball career and for life afterward.

Nick Thompson has been one of the most consistent run producers for the 2014 State College Spikes. Batting in the number three spot for manager Oliver Marmol, the right-handed hitter drove in a team-high 42 runs during the regular season while batting a solid .282. Thompson even led the New York-Penn League club with four triples.

Still just 21 years of age, Thompson completed his undergraduate work at East Carolina and made the unusual move to attend graduate school while still holding baseball eligibility. The outfielder excelled for William and Mary and was selected by St. Louis in the eighth round this June.

Thompson is serious about his baseball and about life in general. A giving person, he was named the Spikes' Leadership and Community Service Award winner for 2014. Once his playing days are over, the Virginia native plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. He discusses all of this and more in the following interview.



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