Went 3-6 with a 6.28 ERA in 21 appearances ... Made six starts on the season ... Was 2-3 in his six starts (28.1 IP) ... Moved to the bullpen on March 6 where he made 15 appearances and had a 6.21 ERA ...Drafted in the 25th-Round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox but chose to remain at Auburn ... Allowed just one hit to the first batter he faced when coming out of the pen (1-for-15, .067) ... Threw his first career complete game at Ole Miss on May 10, taking a no-hitter into the seventh (6.1 IP) and a shutout into the ninth (8.2 IP) ... Allowed just one run on four hits and four walks, striking out six ... ... Took loss against Mississippi State after allowing four runs on five hits in 6.0 innings of relief, striking out a season-high seven ... Entered in the third inning for an injured Cory Luckie in the April 26 game at Alabama and threw 4.0 scoreless innings, scattering two hits and a walk but did not factor in to the decision ... Took the loss on April 16 vs. South Alabama, allowing three runs on four hits after entering in the fifth and retiring the first five hitters he faced, striking out the side in the fifth ... Threw 3.0 perfect innings in relief against Mississippi Valley State, retiring all nine hitters he faced, four by strikeout ... Entered the Sunday game at Arkansas (April 6) in the third and went 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out two, keeping the Tigers within striking distance for 12-10, comeback victory ... Made seven relief appearances in March (12.1 IP), striking out nine while issuing just three walks ... Finished the month 1-1 with a 5.84 ERA and a .269 opponent batting average ... Went a career-long 5.0 innings in relief vs. Mercer on March 25 to earn the win ... Made his first career relief appearance on March 6 vs. VMI, going 2.0 IP and striking out three, allowing a run ... Had made 16 career starts prior to the relief outing ... Earned his first win of the season with 5.0 IP against East Tennessee State ... Allowed three first-inning runs before settling in for the next 4.0 innings, surrendering three hits.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Went 5-2 with a 5.89 ERA, tying for the team lead in strikeouts with 54 ... Made 14 starts and threw 62.2 innings ... Began the year as the midweek starter before moving into the weekend rotation against Ole Miss ... Was the Sunday starter against the Rebels but moved into the Saturday starter role for the rest of the season ... Had a career-high eight strikeouts in 4.0 innings of work in a win over Davidson (March 6) ... Won his first four decisions before suffering a loss at South Carolina (Apr. 14) ... Had a run support of 6.3 r/g and the team went 9-5 in his starts, which was the most wins in support of any of the starters ... Had two quality starts on the season ... Pitched the first 6.0 innings of a 7-0 win at LSU ... The shutout was the first by an Auburn team on the road in conference play since March 22, 2002 when AU won 3-0 at Tennessee ... Earned first career win against Troy, going 4.0 innings in an 11-3 win, allowing two runs on four hits with four strikeouts ... Fell one out shy of recording win in start against Ole Miss, going 4.2 innings and allowing just one run in 3-2 victory (Apr. 1) ... In back-to-back starts against Davidson (Mar. 6) and VMI (Mar. 13), struckout a combined 15 while allowing just 10 hits in a total of 9.1 innings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Keith Lucky at St. James High School ... 2006 4A Player of the Year after going 11-2 with a 1.10 ERA and 142 SO ... 2006 Birmingham News Super 10 selection ... 2006 First Team All-State, North-South All-Star ... 2006 East-West All-Star ... 2006 Team MVP ... 2005 Alabama Sports Writers Association 4A All-State First-Team selection ... 2005 Montgomery Advertiser's All-Metro First-Team ... Went 6-3 with 79 strikeouts and a 1.10 ERA in 51 innings as a junior ... Also hit .389 with seven home runs and 26 RBI as a junior ... Named to the Montgomery Advertiser's 2004 All-Metro team and the Capital City Conference First-Team as a wide receiver in football ... Rated in Baseball America's Top 300 Class of 2006 ... Participated in the 2005 Perfect Game National Showcase at Turner Field and the East Coast Professional Showcase in Wilmington.
PERSONAL: Taylor Thompson ... Son of Tim and Cindy Thompson ... Major: Sociology.