What can't be said about Daryl Thompson at this point? A now three-time ALPB Pitcher of the Year has also helped two of his relievers capture reliever of the year awards as a pitching coach (Mat Latos '19 and Endrys Briceno '21).
Thompson graduated from La Plata High School in 2003 and was drafted in the 8th round by the Montreal Expos. He was still in the minor leagues with the organization as the Expos packed up shop and moved to Washington D.C., to become the Nationals.
Daryl Thompson made his professional debut with the Cincinnati Reds in June of the 2008 season at Yankee Stadium. Thompson lasted 5.0 innings and surrendered no runs in a 6-0 win; he would make a few more appearances in the majors after that. He went on to also pitch in the minor leagues with the Minnesota Twins and the New York Mets.
Thompson has won awards for three-straight ALPB Pitcher of the Year, becoming the first player to accomplish this feat. Thompson had a record of 46-15 in 79 starts during those three seasons. In those games, Thompson pitched in 548 innings, allowing just 198 earned runs, striking out 368 hitters, walking 71, and he has kept his ERA at a low 3.25.
Thompson has also rewritten all the pitching records in the Atlantic League. He holds the record for most wins (91) and strikeouts (968) while also inching closer to becoming the first player to win 100 games and strikeout 1000 hitters in a career.