2 Dodgers who've exceeded expectations through 50 games and 2 who've fallen short
By Drew Koch
Trayce Thompson has fallen short of expectations for the Dodgers
There are those Dodgers fans who wonder why in the world Trayce Thompson is still on the team, and they're right to question just that at this point in the season. After 50 games, Thompson has fallen woefully short of expectations and should probably be released.
Thompson made a believer out of the LA faithful after a terrific showing last season. He was an afterthought, but then put together his best season outside of a 15-game stint with the Chicago Cubs in 2021.
The slugger posted a slash line of .268/.364/.537 with 13 home runs and an OPS+ of 138. Thompson has taken all the goodwill he built up with the Dodgers fanbase last season and flushed it completely down the toilet given the horrific performance he's had through the first 50 games of 2023.
He can't hit for average, he can't hit for power, and he can't even get on base at a 30% clip. It's safe to say that perhaps no one within the entire Dodgers organization has been more disappointing through the first two months of the season than Thompson. And it can't go on much longer.