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

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 3, 2015

USA Today

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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