Dodgers News: Thompson Has Himself Quite the Week Against Brewers and Marlins
The big debate of the season has been over playing time for Trayce Thompson.
The 31-year-old continues to show out each time he steps into the game. The guy is everywhere. Whether it’s robbing a player from getting a base hit by making a leaping catch against the wall or securing a base hit for himself while having one of the highest OPS in the game this year.
Thompson is doing everything right. Only time will tell before the outfielder gets some more starts under his belt. But for now, let’s break down just how great of a week the Los Angeles native has had.
Within the past four games (two against Milwaukee and two versus Miami), Thompson has hit 6-for-10 at the plate, including 2 homers and reached home 7 times.
In the 6’3 outfielder’s most recent appearance, he had a solo home run to help LA secure an 8-1 victory over the Marlins. It was his seventh since he began sporting a Dodgers uniform and 33rd career homer.
The Tigers traded Trayce Thompson for cash on June 20. Since then, he is slashing .304/387/.576 as a Dodger. Overall, he has the 14th-best OPS in baseball this year (min 150 PA). pic.twitter.com/VB7Ra17u1B
— Rowan Kavner (@RowanKavner) August 28, 2022
Whoa, Trayce Thompson just launched a missile. 112 mph exit velo on his solo homer. Dodgers up 3-0.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) August 28, 2022
Across his 48 games so far with the Dodgers, he’s having the best season of his career from the plate slashing .297/ .384/ .563.
He is solid on defense and gets the job done at the plates. It’s still a mystery as to why San Diego benched him most of the 2022 season before being DFA’d to Detroit but we’re lucky to have him now.
After lots of moving around teams in the past 7 years of his major league career, I think it’s still safe to say Los Angeles is the best fit for the brother of NBA star, Klay Thompson. Things are just better on the West Coast apparently.
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Doc definitely has to play him much more than CT3 who strikes out way too much. Put him at left alternating with Gallo, JT at 3d, Lux at 2d, and Max as DH, also lternating Max and JT.
“The big debate” Why is giving playing time to the best hitters over struggling legacy hitters a big debate? The big debate is why the Dodgers extended a manager who doesn’t field the strongest lineup.
I’ll take Thompson over Bellinger as an everyday outfielder.