When a prospect of Trayce Thompson’s caliber gets called up, fans want to see him play as much as possible. White Sox manager Robin Ventura, however, isn’t ready to play Thompson full-time just yet.
Ventura spoke to the media Tuesday before the White Sox game against the Angels. Thompson’s name came up, and while Ventura said he plans on using Thompson’s versatility, he will mostly be used only when the matchup calls for it.
Thompson is a top 15 prospect for the White Sox. He was called up last week and has played in three games so far, starting only one of them. In his seven at-bats, Thompson has three hits, including a double, and a run scored.
The 24-year-old outfielder has plenty of fans and scouts excited. Thompson’s athleticism is his biggest strength. With work, he could become a strong bat in the lineup with speed to match.
Thompson isn’t the first pro athlete in his family. His father, Mychal Thompson, played in the NBA, as does his brother Klay, who just won the NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors.