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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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OSC:

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
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Santaromita:

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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MiLB.com:

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.

Boxscore

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

April 28, 2010

FutureSox Minor-League podcast

Mazzuca:

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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Eisenberg:

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
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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
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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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Goldstein:

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.

Boxscore

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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Ellis:

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

FutureSox:

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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Kilma:

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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