A native of Cuba, could become the seventh Cubanborn
played in Astros history...the last Cuban-born
player to appear in a game for Houston was RHP
Oscar Zamora in 1978 ... Signed to a minor league contract, Thompson was
invited to Major League Spring Training on Jan. 24,
2011.2010First-year pro joins the Astros after not playing in
the 2010 season... he was signed out of the Astros
Dominican Academy prior to the 2010 season on the
recommendation of Astros Special Assistant to the
General Manager Felix Francisco.
Played his only season of organized baseball in the
United States in 2009 for Western Oklahoma Junior
College... hit .440 in 59 games that season with 10 home
runs, 62 RBI and 10 stolen bases with a .484 on-base
percentage and a .729 slugging percentage.