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Player profile

(Updated November 2016)


  • Five-time ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012, 2014, 2015 All-ACC Academic Team
  • Spring 2013, Spring 2014 FSU President’s List
  • Six-time FSU Dean’s List
  • 2015 Third Team Capital One Academic All-American
  • 2014, 2015 First Team Capital One Academic All-District IV
  • 2013 Preseason All-American Third Team (Collegiate Baseball & NCBWA)
  • 2012 All-ACC Second Team
  • 2012 Freshman All-American First Team (Collegiate Baseball & NCBWA)
  • 2012 Freshman All-American Second Team (Baseball America & Perfect Game)


Finished his final season with a 5-3 record and a 4.92 ERA in 15 appearances, including 12 starts…was the Opening Day starter for the Seminoles, throwing five innings of one-run ball in FSU’s 19-1 win over Rhode Island…was a starter for the first 12 appearances of the season…threw a season-high seven innings in an 8-2 win over Georgia Tech on March 11, allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out a season-high six (also had six strikeouts against College of Charleston on Feb. 26)…allowed no earned runs in starts against Boston College (April 1) and Bowling Green State (May 6)…final appearance as a Seminole came against Alabama State in the Tallahassee Regional…ACC Academic Honor Roll member for a fifth consecutive season.


Served as team captain with DJ Stewart…garnered Capital One Academic All-District honors for the second year in a row and was named a third team Academic All-American for the first time…started 13 games for the Seminoles during his redshirt junior season posting a 4-4 record with a 3.55 ERA…recorded 70 strikeouts in 71.0 innings of work, while issuing just 12 walks…finished with a 5.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio – fifth best single-season mark in school history by a pitcher with at least 30 innings of work…posted a 1.52 walks per 9 innings – good for eighth on the all-time single-season record books at FSU…hurled his second career complete game shutout, this time against Boston College (March 6)…allowed just two hits – both coming in the third inning – while striking out seven…retired 13 straight batters and 18 of the last 19 to close out the game against the Eagles…threw at least 6.0 innings in five starts…struck out a career-high 11 over 7.0 innings of work in a win over Coastal Carolina (May 2)…went five starts without issuing a walk…made his first career start on Opening Day when the Noles opened the 2015 campaign against Oakland (Feb. 13)…threw 6.0 strong innings against the Grizzlies allowing two unearned runs on three hits as he struck out six and did not walk a batter…the start was Compton’s third on opening weekend since arriving in Tallahassee in 2012…missed three weekend starts during the middle part of the season due to an abdominal strain…picked up a big win for Florida State in the ACC Tournament allowing just two runs on five hits in 5.2 innings as he struck out six and did not walk a batter against North Carolina…hit an RBI ground-rule double in his first career plate appearance against USF (March 3).


Returned from Tommy John surgery and went 7-3 with a 3.23 ERA in 15 starts…recorded 50 strikeouts and only 19 walks in 83.2 innings of work…finished tied for 13th in the ACC with seven wins and 18th in innings pitched…concluded the season ranked second on the team in starts, wins and innings pitched…paired with Luke Weaver as the pitching stalwarts for the ‘Noles, appearing every weekend except for the series against Georgia, which was rained out on the final day…went 6.1 innings against No. 1 and national runner-up Virginia (April 26) for his fourth win of the year, a 7-0 FSU victory – marked the first time in 156 games that the Cavaliers had been shut out…career-day against eventual Super Regional participant Maryland (March 9), throwing a complete game, two-hit shutout while striking out 10 and allowing no walks…set career-highs for innings pitched (9.0) and strikeouts (10) against the Terrapins…the shutout against Maryland was the first for a Seminole pitcher since Rhett James in 2004…allowed two runs over eight innings at North Carolina (May 10), the second longest outing of his career…a week earlier, against Minnesota (May 3), went 7.2 strong innings, allowing only two earned runs on seven hits…surrendered 10 hits against Notre Dame (April 6), all singles, but only gave up one run against the Fighting Irish in the Seminole victory…in his first game since his 2013 injury, threw five innings of one hit ball in the season-opening series against Niagara (Feb. 16)…allowed two earned runs or fewer in 10 of his 15 starts…team went 12-3 in games started by Compton…went 5-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 10 games against ACC opponents.


Received a medical redshirt after missing the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery to his right elbow.


FRESHMAN (2012):

Pitched in the weekend rotation the entire 2012 season combining with fellow freshman teammate Brandon Leibrandt for 20 of Florida State’s 50 wins…posted a 12-2 record with a 2.87 ERA in 18 starts in his first season…tied the Florida State school record for wins by a freshman with his victory against Stony Brook in the CWS – fourth freshman pitcher all-time at FSU to reach 12 wins joining Sean Gilmartin (2009), Ray Revak (1984) and Doug Little (1983)…finished the season tied for the second most wins nationally while leading all freshmen in that category…was the first 10-game winner in the ACC in 2012 and closed out the year as the only player in the league to reach double-digit victories…ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in wins (1st), games started (2nd) and innings pitched (10th)…also finished 13th in the league in ERA en route to earning Second Team All-Conference honors…concluded his freshman campaign with 64 strikeouts in 91.0 innings of work while holding opponents to a .260 batting average…allowed two earned runs or less in 16 of his 18 starts, while yielding no runs three times…first collegiate start and win came against Hofstra (Feb. 19) working 5.0 innings allowing two runs on four hits as he struck out three…posted career-highs in innings pitched (7.2) and strikeouts (8) in a 2-1 victory over Virginia Tech (March 31)…did not allow a run in wins over Florida International (Feb. 25), at Duke (March 10) and Rhode Island (April 28)…allowed three hits or less in five starts and just two hits in at least six innings of work twice – Florida International (2/25) and Rhode Island (April 28)…made three starts in the NCAA Tournament and picked up wins against Samford (June 3) and Stony Brook (June 17)…worked 6.0 innings in both outings and allowed just two runs…was the pitcher of record in FSU’s 5-2 victory over Samford to clinch the Tallahassee Regional…helped Florida State stave off elimination in Omaha as he led the Seminoles to a 12-2 victory over Stony Brook in the College World Series.


Over his four years at Branson High School, posted a record of 21-7 with two saves and a 1.40 ERA in 195 innings of work…registered a school-record 243 strikeouts, while issuing just 28 walks in four seasons…named Central Ozark Conference Player of the Year as a junior; garnered COC 1st team pitcher honors in back-to-back seasons as a junior and senior…earned first team pitcher All-State accolades as a junior, followed with All-State Honorable Mention honors after his senior…an Honor Roll student at Branson HS graduating with a 4.2 GPA; member of the National Honor Society.


Son of Mike and Jannine Compton…earned a bachelor’s degree in applied economics in the fall 2014…currently pursuing a master’s degree in business marketing…born on November 5, 1992.