• Full name Casey Harold Gillaspie
  • Born 01/25/1993 in Omaha, NE
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: S / Throws: L
  • School Wichita State
  • Drafted in the 1st round (20th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014 (signed for $2,035,500).
    View Draft Report
    The younger brother of White Sox third baseman Conor followed in the family footsteps both with Wichita State and in the Cape Cod League with Falmouth. His eight homers last summer led the Cape, and Gillaspie is bigger than his older brother, checking in at 6-foot-4, 238 pounds. The switch-hitter is a poor runner limited to first base as a lefthanded thrower, but he's a nimble defender for his size. Like his older brother, Gillaspie's value is in his bat, with power from both sides of the plate, and though he's a bit more comfortable from the left side, the swings work from both sides of the plate. He controls the strike zone and ranked among the nation's walks and on-base percentage leaders. When he gets himself into hitter's counts, he has the above-average bat speed and strength to take advantage, with above-average raw power that he gets to consistently. Gillaspie is more laid-back than his older brother but also profiles better as a power-hitting first baseman. He'll look even better to teams that lean on analytics.

Top Rankings

Organization Prospect Rankings

Draft Prospects

Minor League Top Prospects

Top 100 Rankings

Scouting Reports

Download our app

Read the newest magazine issue right on your phone