Originally written on Razzball  |  Last updated 8/22/12
Trayce Thompson | OF, White Sox | Born:  3/15/1991 As usual, roster activity around the minors has increased greatly as the MiLB regular season approaches its final weeks.  A slew of notable prospects are on the move to new clubs at new levels, and I’ve been doing my best to keep y’all informed in my weekly Minor Accomplishments posts.  Well this past Sunday, I neglected to mention that Trayce Thompson, a big swinging outfielder in the White Sox system, was bumped up to Double-A Birmingham in the Southern League.  The reports on Thompson have always been consistent:  extremely toolsy, but extremely raw.  With a huge swing from the right side he generates big time bat speed, translating to plus-plus power.  Thompson hit 24 homers and posted an ISO of .216 last year at Low-A, and the power didn’t cease this year when the Sox moved him to High-A:  55 XBH (22 HR) in 510 PA, .232 ISO. A tall, lean outfielder, Thompson’s power potential only stands to improve as he fills out his athletic ...
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