With almost a quarter of the season underway, Dodger fans have had their ups and downs with the pitching and offensive production on the field. The two major bright spots for Dodger fans to cling onto right now (besides Kershaw’s dominance) is the play of young players Corey Seager and Trayce Thompson, especially their production at the plate.
While most fans know Seager and the pre-season hype surrounding him from all the major baseball publications. Thompson was seen as a relative throw-in as part of the three-team Todd Frazier deal in the off-season that brought the Thompson, Micah Johnson and Frankie Montas.
Fast forward to this season and we take a look at the numbers between the star prospect vs. the surprise prospect:
Projected Numbers with Same Number of At Bats
As you can see, the numbers are relatively close, especially this year where Thompson is beating Seager in slugging percentage and walks. Now, we know that it’s still early, but Thompson has about 200 at bats in his career and that is usually a good indication that who we’re seeing right now is no anomaly.
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So, with that being said, we put together some projects for Trayce Thompson based on current production and Corey Seager’s career at bat numbers:
It looks like Dave Roberts is taking notice of Trayce Thompson’s role as Roberts came out and said that fans should expect to be seeing Thompson more.
Dave Roberts says Trayce Thompson starts tomorrow in LF and is playing his way into the "everyday outfielder" conversation. #Dodgers
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) May 17, 2016
What are your thoughts?