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Trayce Thompson | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox prospect OF Trayce Thompson went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and five RBI on Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte.
Thompson hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning and followed it with a three-run bomb in the eighth, giving him nine on the season. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old’s big day wasn’t quite as impressive as his brother Klay Thompson’s NBA championship the night before. Trayce is having a nice rebound campaign after a disappointing showing last year in Double-A, as Wednesday’s performance pushed his season batting line to .278/.320/.481 through 65 games. He also has 27 extra-base hits and seven steals to go along with the lowest strikeout rate (21.2%) of his career, although the latter has come with a drastically reduced walk rate (5.4%). Jun 18 - 1:24 PM

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White Sox prospect OF Trayce Thompson went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs on Monday for Triple-A Charlotte.

The two-homer performance pushed Thompson’s season total to six through 57 games, and he’s also batting .270/.313/.447 with 22 extra-base hits and 23 RBI. It’s worth noting that the 24-year-old outfielder, now in his seventh professional season, has trimmed his strikeout rate to 20% this season in the International League, which is well below his career rate of 26.6%. However, it’s worth noting that his improvement in that department has come with a sharp decline in his walk rate (5.6% from 11% in 2014). Thompson is on the South Siders' 40-man roster and will likely make his debut later this season, but his ongoing inconsistencies at the plate make it difficult to project him as an everyday player.
Jun 9 - 1:14 PM

White Sox prospect Trayce Thompson has collected a hit every game this season, hitting .429 in his first six contests for Triple-A Charlotte.

That average is good for second-best in the International League. Thompson only hit .237 at Double-A Birmingham in 2014, so he could cool off at any moment. At age 24, Thompson isn't considered one of Chicago's top prospects. He does have speed though with 45 steals in his last two minor league seasons.
Apr 15 - 4:33 PM

White Sox outfield prospect Trayce Thompson went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a stolen base for Double-A Birmingham on Saturday.

Thompson is hitting .224/.320/.372 in his second full season in the Southern League. He has above-average power, but struggles with pitch recognition and has 76 strikeouts in 59 games this season. Thompson was the White Sox's 2nd round pick in 2009, but has yet to see his prospect status take a jump due to his poor performance.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 09:20:00 AM

White Sox prospect OF Trayce Thompson extended his hitting streak to nine games on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI for Double-A Birmingham.

The 23-year-old has opened the season on a tear and is now batting .359/.419/.513 with three doubles, a home run, seven RBI and 8/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 10 games. After going 0-for-5 in Birmingham's season opener, Thompson is batting .412 during his current nine-game hitting streak. With Avisail Garcia out of the year, Thompson, who's already on the White Sox' 40-man roster, could conceivably get a look in the major leagues late in the season.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 05:14:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of OF Trayce Thompson from Double-A Birmingham.

Thompson batted just .229/.321/.383 this past season in Double-A, but the White Sox aren't ready to give up on his tools. The 22-year-old was second-round pick in 2009.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:34:00 PM

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