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The Dodgers called up outfielder Trayce Thompson on Wednesday and placed Franklin Gutierrez on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Thompson will likely fill the role Gutierrez was playing and start in left field against left-handed starters, making him an unreliable option in standard fantasy leagues. In deeper leagues and those with daily lineup changes, Thompson has some intriguing power-speed upside and could conceivably carve out a larger role if he outplays Andrew Toles, who currently occupies the strong side of the platoon. Thompson batted .225/.302/.436 with 13 home runs and 5 steals in 262 plate appearances last season.
Trayce Thompson underwent an X-ray that revealed two fractures in his back. Despite the diagnosis, he is aiming to return in September.
This could be a stretch considering the injury, and more won't be known on his status and time frame until he's able to resume baseball activities. The best case is that he's back with the Dodgers for the playoff stretch, but this will likely not do much good for fantasy owners.
Trayce Thompson struggled on Monday against the Nationals, batting 0-for-4 and striking out three times.
The performance raised Thompson's strikeout rate to 23.1% as he is now batting .253/.333/.494 overall. The Dodgers' breakout outfielder brings an intriguing power-speed combo for fantasy owners and should continue to be a decent all-around contributor.
Trayce Thompson batted 1-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's victory over the Brewers while striking out twice.
Thompson is batting an outstanding .259/.342/.512 in 187 plate appearances as his breakout season continues.
Trayce Thompson hit his 10th home run of the season in walk-off style for the Dodgers against the Rockies on Tuesday, part of a 1-for-3 performance with a walk. Thompson now has three home runs in 20 at-bats in June, adding two doubles as well, and has a .300 batting average this month. He has a .922 OPS this season.
A .295 ISO power cannot be wrong: Thompson is a legit slugger and his 11.6% walk rate also shows that he has the patience to hang around. Roster wise, the Dodgers gave up on Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier is injured, and Howie Kendrick has a ..566 OPS, so Thompson will continue to play. Thompson is 0-for-1 with a strikeout against Chris Rusin in his career and has a .904 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season.