Thompson's Brilliance Amid Bullpen Struggles 

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Ryan Thompson, drafted in the 23rd round by the Astros, has become a standout reliever for the Diamondbacks.

 Thompson's Ascendancy

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Despite a challenging path, including six years in the minors, Thompson made his MLB debut with the Rays in 2020 before being traded to Arizona.

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 Challenging Journey

 Since joining the Diamondbacks, Thompson has excelled, posting impressive stats with a 0.92 ERA over 29.1 innings pitched.

 Stellar Performance

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 He has played a key role in the team's success, contributing to six one-run wins this season.

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Key Contribution

 However, the bullpen as a whole has struggled, ranking among the MLB's top 10 for the highest ERA.

 Bullpen Struggle

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While Thompson's performance has been stellar, recent losses highlight the team's need for a stronger bullpen, especially with key players like Kyle Nelson and Miguel Castro sidelined.

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Injury Setback