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Trayce Thompson
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Chicago White Sox – No. 75

Position

Outfielder

Born

  • March 15, 1991 (age 24)
  • Ladera Ranch, California

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Trayce Nikolas Thompson (born March 15, 1991 in Los Angeles, California) is a minor league baseball outfielder in the Chicago White Sox organization. He is 6'3" and weighs 195 lbs. 

Early Life Edit

He is the son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson and Julie Thompson, former volleyball player. Thompson also has two olders brothers that have played in the NBA. Mychel played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and currently plays in the NBA Development League for the Santa Cruz Warriors. His other brother, Klay, currently plays in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors.

Baseball Career Edit

Thompson was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 2009 MLB Draft, after attending Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Thompson started his baseball career in 2009 at the Rookie level with the Bristol White Sox and Great Falls Voyagers. In 2009 combined, Thompson hit .198 in 106 at-bats with 3 2Bs, 1 3B, 0 HRs, 10 Runs, 10 RBI, 3 SBs, 7 BBs and 41 Ks. In 2010, Thompson played the whole season at Class A Kannapolis Intimidators. In 2010, Thompson hit .229 in 210 at-bats with 13 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 8 HRs, 28 Runs, 31 RBI, 6 SBs, 21 BBs and 69 Ks. In 2011, Thompson again played the whole season with Kannapolis hitting .241 in 519 at-bats with 24 HRs, 36 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 95 Runs, 87 RBI, 8 SBs, 60 BBs and 172 Ks. In 2012, Thompson moved up to through the White Sox farm system starting at Class A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash then moved up to Double-A Birmingham Barons and finally Triple-A Charlotte Knights. In 2012, Thompson hit a combined .253 in 517 at-bats with 31 2Bs, 6 3Bs, 25 HRs, 88 Runs, 96 RBI, 21 SBs 55 BBs and 166 Ks. Before the 2013 season, Thompson was ranked the White Sox #2 prospect.[4] Thompson spent the entire 2013 season at Double-A Birmingham where he hit .229 in 507 at bats with 23 2Bs, 5 3Bs, 15 HRs, 78 Runs, 73 RBI, 25 SBs, 60 BBs and 139 Ks.

Thompson was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[38]

Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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