Thompson was originally a fifth round pick by the Reds in 2013 out of high school. However, the middle infielder has been somewhat disappointing much of his career thus far. The 2016 was a repeat of Low-A for Thompson, who has not made it above the level in his fourth pro season. Additionally, he has not passed the Mendoza line at the plate at the level in those two seasons. In the rookie league levels, he hit just .258 as well.