Zachary Ryan Thompson (born October 23, 1993) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB).
The Chicago White Sox selected him in the fifth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. In 2021, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Miami Marlins. He throws and bats right-handed, measuring 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) and 230 pounds (100 kg).
On November 23, 2020, Thompson signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins organization that included an invitation to spring training. He was assigned to the Triple-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp to begin the season.
On June 5, 2021, Thompson was selected to the 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time. He made his MLB debut on June 7 as the starting pitcher against the Boston Red Sox, taking the loss after allowing two runs on four hits in three innings; he recorded his first major league strikeout against Kiké Hernández.
On November 29, 2021, the Marlins traded Thompson, Connor Scott, and Kyle Nicolas to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jacob Stallings.
Professional Baseball pitcher, Thompson and his wife, Ashlyn, tied the knot in December 2017 and have one daughter together.