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June 4, 2010

Doug Laumann on Trayce Thompson coming to the big leagues

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 4, 2010 1:52 pm
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Doug Laumann on what he was looking for when picking eighth in 2008:

“We love Thompson, but we can’t think about him getting [to the big leagues] for four or five years,” Laumann said.


June 1, 2010

Trayce Thompson goes to the DL

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 1, 2010 1:34 pm
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The Winston-Salem Dash today announced that outfielder Jordan Cheatham has been re-assigned to low-A Kannapolis. He will replace Intimidators outfielder Trayce Thompson, who was placed on the disabled list Monday.

UPDATE: FutureSox:

Trayce Thompson to have surgery on his right thumb, out for a number of weeks.

May 26, 2010

FutureSox takes a look on Trayce Thompson’s development

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 26, 2010 1:30 pm


The White Sox selected outfielder Trayce Thompson 61st overall a year ago out of high school. He signed for $625,000 and got roughed up in rookie ball. This wasn’t a shock, he was ‘raw’ when drafted. A year later he is 19 and a member of the Low-A Kannapolis lineup. How is his development coming along? …

May 12, 2010

Trayce Thompson hits 2 HRs

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 12, 2010 10:44 pm
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Trayce Thompson drilled a pair of homers and knocked in a career-high five runs as Class A Kannapolis defeated Delmarva, 8-3, on Wednesday night.


Thompson is hitting .244/.301/.535/.836 with 7 BB / 22 K in 86 ABs

April 28, 2010

FutureSox Minor-League podcast


This month, Anthony Mazzuca talks to Alex Vispoli, Winston-Salem Dash Director of Media Relations and Broadcaster, and Josh Ellis, who holds the same positions with the Kannapolis Intimidators. Dan Santaromita also gives a run down of the recent happenings with the Knights and Barons, as the FutureSox.com Podcast has the White Sox minor league system covered.

April 27, 2010

Baseball-Intellect’s Top-100 Prospects list of 2010

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 27, 2010 5:48 pm
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29. Tyler Flowers | Chicago White Sox (1) | C | Grade – B+

87. Dan Hudson | Chicago White Sox (2) | RHP | Grade – B

And Trayce Thompson is on the “Some names you might see on next year’s list.”

April 26, 2010

Kevin Goldstein on Trayce Thompson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 26, 2010 2:07 pm

Goldstein (via FS):

Talking to scout about WhiteSox outfielder Trayce Thompson. “Is this for real?” I ask. Scout: “Oh yeah, absolutely. He’s tremendous.”

Thompson’s stats

April 23, 2010

Trayce Thompson at Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 23, 2010 12:50 pm
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at number 6:

Team: low Class A Kannapolis (South Atlantic)

Age: 19

Why He’s Here: .385/.500/.846 (10-for-26), 3 HR, 3 2B, 7 RBIs, 6 R, 3 BB, 8 SO, 0-for-1 SB

The Scoop: Thompson struck out 41 times in 106 at-bats last summer in Rookie ball. But even with a strikeout rate hovering near 40 percent, Appalachian League managers were not deterred, praising the second-round pick for his power and physicality. This year, Thompson is making his doubters look foolish, connecting for six extra-base hits in his first week of South Atlantic League play. It’s too soon to make lofty comparisons, but Thompson’s career beginnings are reminiscent of another second-round prep pick from Southern California: Mike Stanton. The Marlins’ slugger hit all of .161/.226/.268 with 21 whiffs in 56 at-bats during his 2007 pro debut.

And Nathan Jones is at the ‘Helium Watch’ section (end).

UPDATE: And from the hot sheet chat:

Mike (Utica, NY): Does Thompson have more upside than anyone in the Whitesox system?

Matthew Eddy: You could make that case. But Jared Mitchell might have something to say about that when all’s said and done.

April 22, 2010

Trayce Thompson: en fuego!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 22, 2010 9:22 pm

Thompson hit HR. #3 tonight!

#2 was 2 days ago.

#1 (as a pro) was 4 days ago.

Thompson is batting now .385/.448/.846/1.294 with 3 BB / 8 K in 26 ABs.

Kevin Goldstein on Trayce Thompson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 22, 2010 1:11 pm
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Q: Trayce Thompson hit his second home run tonight. What’s his ceiling?

A: As big as it is risky.

Stats: .333/.417/.714/.1131 with 3 BB / 7 K in 21 ABs. .417 BABIP though. FirstInning, MILB, MinorLeagueSplits

April 20, 2010

Trayce Thompson hits another HR

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 20, 2010 11:16 pm
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That was No. 2, He hit his first professional HR 2 nights ago

April 18, 2010

Trayce Thompson hits his first professional HR

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 18, 2010 8:00 pm
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Thompson’s first professional HR:

Trayce Thompson hit his first professional home run in the seventh inning and scored the winning run in the ninth to put the Intimidators (4-7) past the Crawdads. … Down 3-0 in the seventh, Thompson, in his second game with the Intimidators hit his first professional home run, a solo shot, making it 3-1.


Scouting reports and videos of Trayce here and updated here.

April 16, 2010

Minor-League moves

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 16, 2010 6:40 pm
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RHP Kyle Bellamy and INF Jeff Tezak have been promoted to Hi-A Winston-Salem, we wish them the best of luck.

The Intimidators have received 2009 second round pick and #6 ranked prospect Trayce Thompson as well as RHP Phil Negus. I’d assume they will not play today, we’ll see.

April 13, 2010

FutureSox’ Top 25 White Sox prospects


Rank Player Points Previous Change
1 Dan Hudson 208 2 1
2 Tyler Flowers 203 1 -1
3 Jordan Danks 194 4 1
4 Dayan Viciedo 186 3 -1
5 Jared Mitchell 184 6 1
6 Brent Morel 178 7 1

April 2, 2010

Scouting report update with video for Trayce Thompson

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 2, 2010 2:41 pm
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Offensively, he’s showing signs that he’s staying back better, shortening his swing, going straight away – all signs that he’s more direct to the ball. Yes, readers, I can tell who worked hard in the winter and who lived on the draft. Thompson worked.

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