It seems like the Chicago White Sox have finally found a legitimate top prospect. That would be Trayce Thompson.
Thompson is currently in the Arizona Fall League playing for the Salt River Rafters. Although he is only batting .200, he has only played nine games. He has already driven in six runs and has an on base percentage of .386.
He has also looked good in the outfield and has showed his versatility playing for the Rafters. He can play all three outfield positions.
Thompson is already being compared to another young player who is the same size as he is. That would be Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins. Stanton is only a year older then Thompson. Stanton has been playing with the Marlins since 2010 and already has 93 home runs.
Thompson needs to put on a little bit more weight to be considered an effective power hitter. It is still nice to be compared to a young player like Stanton.
Playing for the Rafters gives Thompson the chance to cut down on his strikeouts. He struck out 166 times with all three minor league classes. So this is something that Thompson really needs to work on.
Thompson is still 21, and still looks like a raw talent. The White Sox have confidence in his abilities since he was promoted from Class A to Triple-A in one season. Yet, White Sox fans shouldn’t expect him to be on the starting roster in 2013.
The outfield right now is currently set for the White Sox and Jordan Danks is also waiting in the wings. Danks would more than likely be the first young outfield up if the White Sox want to go young.
Even though their farm system is still not one of the tops in the MLB having a player like Thompson can make White Sox fans smile.
If Thompson can play like Stanton he will be a fixture with the White Sox for a long time.
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