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Trayce Thompson has the bat to make a name for himself.
2016 Opening Day Age: 25
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Trayce Thompson, the younger brother of NBA star Klay Thompson, was one popular dude during the winter meetings.
The little bro's name was so widespread in trade speculation that Klay couldn't help but check in on the rumor mill.
"I actually heard that my little brother might be in a trade, so I was on Google all day refreshing, searching [for] Trayce Thompson," the older Thompson said on the Dan Patrick Show, via Larry Brown Sports. "Lucky enough the [Chicago] White Sox hung onto him.”
Ultimately, the South Siders flipped the center fielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-way swap that also included the Cincinnati Reds.
With Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke also on the roster in LA, Thompson will need an injury or trade of a vet to facilitate his ascension up the depth chart.
But there's a reason that the Dodgers brought in the right-handed hitter.
Simply put, Thompson has a bat that will demand the attention of rookie skipper Dave Roberts. Last season for the Sox, Thompson posted an .896 OPS in a late-summer cameo, slaying southpaws to the tune of a .998 OPS.
Note: All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and MLB.com. All salary information courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts on BaseballProspectus.com.
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