01/30/2011 - College PREP - Jackson, MS Akiko is an OF with a solid, tall, and athletic body that is well suited for his position. Foot speed is slightly below average. He will benefit by getting on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness for the next level. Feet are active and aggressive in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls as he works behind and plays through with momentum to his target. Actions are quick, loose, and athletic as he shows a solid feel for his position with hands and feet working well together. Throws are accurate, flashing carry through a short arm action as he must get on a long toss program to aid in building more arm strength. Offensively, Thompson shows a balanced approach with hands working through a level swing path. He shows a solid feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off his bat when centered. Hands are quick, generating bat speed but needs to work on keeping hands through the ball at contact to create extension. Akiko has a lot of potential and the makings to be a solid player as he continues to improve.