Predicting Trayce Thompson’s Home Runs

Dash outfielder Trayce Thompson is tied for the Carolina League lead in home runs with 13, and two of them have been predicted.

We begin with his ninth home run of the season. Winston-Salem and Potomac played three innings before rain suspended play June 12. During the rain delay, this tweet made its way into the universe:

This twitter account is fake, which means that Thompson is not responsible for its tweets. However, someone is using it, and this person predicted a home run for the Dash outfielder.

Sure enough, when play resumed the next day, Thompson crushed a solo shot in the fourth inning, his next at bat. This fake account’s mastermind nailed it.

Let’s fast forward to yesterday’s 16-6 beatdown of the P-Nats. Thompson was at the plate in the seventh inning, and I called the shot on the air:

The Dash did score in all but one inning yesterday, so predicting offense wasn’t exactly like picking the Cubs to win the World Series. Still, pretty cool stuff.

Do you think Trayce will homer tonight? If so, you could add to the accurate predictions.

- Brian

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