University of Washington signee Shaq Thompson has aspirations to play baseball. Not massive ones, mind you, but he was drafted by the Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He even signed with the Red Sox -- and no, that doesn't mean he won't be on the field with the Huskies.
But let's just say baseball hasn't been kind to Thompson this summer.
Go ahead and look at his batting line. Don't worry, we'll wait.
Thompson is 0-for-26 with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox. And of those 26 at bats, 25 have been strikeouts. And that one ball he did put in play? It was a weak groundout to first.
Granted, this is an incredibly small sample size and he's probably adjusting to the pitching in minors ... but, dang. Striking out 25 times in nine games is no joke. Luckily, there's nowhere to go but up from here.