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Trayce Thompson | Outfielder | #21

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Trace Thompson hit his third home run of the spring in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.
Thompson notched a solo shot off Ross Detwiler with one out in the eighth inning to pull the Dodgers to within 4-2, but alas, no Cactus League comeback was forthcoming. While Joc Pederson is firmly cemented as the Dodgers' center fielder for the 2016 campaign, we could see Thompson peel off some at-bats against left-handed pitchers. He showed promise during his 2015 rookie season, hitting .295/.263/.533 across 44 contests. Keep the 25-year-old in mind as a stash option in deeper NL-only leagues. Mar 30 - 7:10 PM

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Trayce Thompson smacked a three-run homer in Monday's win over the Brewers.

It came in the first inning off of Wily Peralta. Thompson also drew a walk, reaching base in two of his three trips to the dish. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has committed to Joc Pederson as his center fielder, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see Thompson getting time in center versus lefties.
Mar 14 - 7:31 PM

Trayce Thompson launched a two-run homer against the Athletics on Thursday.

It capped a five-run first inning for the Dodgers. Acquired from the White Sox in the three-team Todd Frazier deal, Thompson batted .295/.363/.533 over 44 games as a rookie last season. He has some interesting pop and speed, but it would likely take an injury for him to garner significant playing time this season.
Mar 10 - 6:30 PM

Dodgers acquired OF Trayce Thompson from the White Sox in the Todd Frazier deal.

The brother of NBA star Klay Thompson, Trayce was a nice surprise for the White Sox this past season, batting .295/.363/.533 over 44 games. He never produced quite like that in the minors, but he's an excellent athlete with pop and can play all over the outfield. He turns 25 in March.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 01:27:00 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he will play some Trayce Thompson in center field and Adam Eaton in a corner outfield spot during spring training.

Ventura notes that it would improve the club's defense. It seems likely that the White Sox would have to unload Adam LaRoche's contract in order to give Thompson a full-time job, as that would allow them to move Avisail Garcia to the designated hitter spot. Thompson made a nice impression in 2015 with a .295/.363/.533 batting line over 44 games, but his minor league track record (.241/.319/.429) suggests that he wouldn't be able to keep that up over a full season.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Trayce Thompson homered and walked with the bases loaded to drive in both White Sox runs Thursday against the Yankees.

Thompson had a .744 OPS in Triple-A this year and a career mark of .747 in 734 minor league games, but he's been hovering right around 1.000 through 35 games as a major leaguer. It still seems like a big ol' fluke to us, but it could get him inserted into the White Sox's plans for 2016.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Trayce Thompson will bat third Tuesday against the Tigers.

Thompson earned himself a promotion in the order after batting .342 with 14 extra-base hits (including four home runs) and a 1.041 OPS over his first 32 games in the majors. He's an interesting DFS play right now.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Trayce Thompson (elbow) went 1-for-4 with a double in his return to the White Sox starting lineup on Friday.

Thompson had been on the shelf since Monday night when he suffered a hyperextended left elbow. He has been hammering the baseball in his limited time with the big league club, slashing a robust .369/.414/.677 with four homers and 13 RBI in 65 at-bats. The 24-year-old is positioning himself well to compete for a starting spot in the White Sox 2016 outfield.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 08:16:00 AM

Trayce Thompson (elbow) is out of the White Sox starting lineup again on Thursday afternoon.

Thompson hasn't played since suffering a hyperextended left elbow on Monday night. He remains day-to-day. J.B. Shuck is starting in center field for the White Sox as they wrap up a four-game series with the Athletics.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Trayce Thompson (elbow) is out of the White Sox starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Thompson suffered a left elbow strain on Monday and hasn't played since. It's not clear when he might be ready. J.B. Shuck is getting a start against the A's.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Trayce Thompson exited Monday's game against the Athletics with a left elbow strain.

Thompson hurt himself while diving after a ball. X-rays came back negative and he's being considered day-to-day.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Trayce Thompson continued tearing the cover off the ball Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with three RBI as the White Sox edged the Red Sox 5-4.

Thompson finished a home run shy of the cycle, tripling in the second, delivering an RBI single in the fourth and knocking a game-winning, two-run double in the seventh. It was par for the course for the 24-year-old, who has 12 hits in 23 at-bats (.522) since being promoted in early August. While we don't think that average will stick -- that would be a record -- it's fun to see Thompson tear it up while it lasts.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 01:21:00 AM

Trayce Thompson went 2-for-3 and hit his second homer Saturday against the Mariners.

Thompson was a lifetime .241 hitter in the minors, but he's started off his major league career at .373 in 19 at-bats. Whether the early success will get him an expanded role against righties remains to be seen. He was called up primarily to play against lefties, and that's probably the only role he's suited for. Still, he's impressed so far.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 01:05:00 AM

Trayce Thompson hit his first major league home run against the Angels on Tuesday.

Batting ninth, Thompson hit a solo homer off Angels starter Hector Santiago in the fifth inning. He finished 1-for-2 with the homer and a walk. Thompson has four hits in nine at-bats since being promoted on August 3.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Trayce Thompson went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Royals.

These hits were the first two of Thompson's major league career. The White Sox called him up on August 3. Down in Triple-A, he hit 13 homers and stole 11 bases across 104 games. There's no fantasy value here.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 12:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee