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Conor Gillaspie

3B | GiantsSF
Conor Gillaspie
Name: Conor Michael Gillaspie
Born: Jul 18, 1987 in Omaha, Neb. USA
College: Wichita State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (37th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2008 (signed for $970,000)
Though he turned in productive freshman and sophomore seasons at Wichita State, Gillaspie didn't really break out as a prospect until he won the MVP award in the Cape Cod League last summer. He added the batting (.345) and slugging titles (.673) as well. He has posted similar numbers for the Shockers as a junior, consistently squaring up balls on the barrel of his bat and controlling the strike zone. As a pro, he projects to hit for a high average, with much of his power coming in the form of doubles rather than home runs. He gets high marks for his intensity and his work ethic, as he constantly strives to improve his game. He's an underrated athlete and baserunner who used his aggressiveness and instincts to tie for the NCAA Division I lead with eight triples going into the final week of the regular season. Gillaspie has no more than decent range and has been erratic at third base this spring, but he should be able to stick at the hot corner in pro ball. His hands are soft and arm strength is average, and he makes the routine plays. Clubs have varying opinions on Gillaspie, with some viewing him as a late first-round talent and others as more of a second-rounder.
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