Tag: Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson’s Brother, Trayce, Gets Silent Treatment in Dugout After 1st HR

Trayce Thompson is a 24-year-old outfielder who just got his big break with the Chicago White Sox, but we know him best as the younger brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson.

Klay‘s little brother made everyone—well, at least in the baseball world—forget about the NBA champion Tuesday night, when he rocketed his first professional home run.

Big bro approved:

Thompson’s teammates in the dugout opted for the silent treatment.

He handled it well, though, with a few faux high-fives and some playful shoves. Then they all pounced on him like he just scored 37 points in a quarter.

[Twitter, MLB]

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Trayce Thompson, Brother of Klay Thompson, Recalled by Chicago White Sox

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson isn’t the only one in his family playing a sport professionally at the top level.

His younger brother, Trayce Thompson, was recalled by the Chicago White Sox on Monday, per the team’s official Twitter account. It’s the young outfielder’s first stint in the major leagues, according to Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM.

Thompson, 24, was hitting .260 with 13 home runs, 39 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 53 runs in 104 games with Triple-A Charlotte this season, per Baseball-Reference.com. The 2009 second-round pick boasts excellent size (6’3″, 210 lbs), elite athleticism and has the potential to be a true five-tool player at the next level.

Per MLB.com’s Prospect Watch, he’s the No. 15 prospect in Chicago’s system.

And if he lives up to that potential, he could erase the “Klay’s younger brother” tag that always accompanies his name.

He’ll be given the chance to prove himself over the duration of the season and, given his upside, could end up sticking with the White Sox. For the son of a basketball player—his father, Mychal Thompson, played in the league—and the younger brother of two Thompsons who played in the NBA (Klay, 25, and Mychel, 27), that’s the expectation.  


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