Trayce Thompson has been an extra-base machine
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Since being called up, White Sox rookie outfielder Trayce Thompson has hit the cover off the ball. But Thompson isn’t just getting on base, he’s getting extra bases at a ridiculous pace.
After a double and a triple during the White Sox second game of a doubleheader on Monday, Thompson now has an extra-base hit in more than half of his hits on the season.
Thompson has a total of 27 hits through Monday’s twin bill. That is made up of eight doubles, four home runs and two triples. For as impressive as a .342 average is for a young hitter, his .646 slugging percentage is eye-popping.
His big bat has forced manager Robin Ventura to move him from a platoon player, mostly against lefties, to a full-time player.
In a season that has gone wrong in so many ways, the performance coming from Thompson each game has been a big bright spot.