It takes a lot of guts to keep chasing your dream even when it seems bleak. That’s why we gravitate towards a guy like Trayce Thompson.
There have been many instances in Thompson’s life where he could’ve called it quits from becoming a professional baseball player. Instead, he chose to keep fighting despite being shipped to three different teams in a matter of 16 days. Some injuries and more battles with adversity later, Thompson eventually found his way back onto the Dodgers roster and with one Mookie Betts injury, the rest becomes history.
Thompson is now heading into the postseason with an NL West title to his name. The journey isn’t over for Thompson and in fact, it’s just getting started.
“One of the main things I deserve is to go out and have fun. Because I’ve been to some dark places in this game. I’ve been in some places that people don’t even know about. It was never necessarily about quitting, because quitting is not in my nature. It was more so like I don’t know if this is going to happen, but I’m going to give it everything I have.”
Thompson not only cemented himself a spot on the roster, but he is also a driving force for success on this team and is someone everyone seems to get along with. Trayce has the second-highest on-base percentage (.358) and slugging percentage (.555) in the second half of the season on the team.
“I’ve been through a lot in my life and my career to get back to this level. I knew, deep down one day, I could do this.’’
Surely, with those numbers, he will be on the postseason roster and Dodger fans can’t help but hope for his success to continue.
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