Conor Gillaspie

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Conor Gillaspie
Conor Gillaspie on September 8, 2013.jpg
Chicago White Sox – No. 12
Third baseman
Born: (1987-07-18) July 18, 1987 (age 26)
Omaha, Nebraska
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 2008 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
(through June 24, 2014)
Batting average .271
Home runs 14
Runs batted in 71
Teams

Conor Michael Gillaspie (born July 18, 1987) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Chicago White Sox.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco Giants (2008, 2011-2012)[edit]

Gillaspie played in the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, leading the entire league in hitting with a .345 batting average. He led the Falmouth Commodores to the championship series against the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, but could not play in the series as he had to return to school. He was named the MVP of the Cape League.

Gillaspie was drafted by the San Francisco Giants 37th overall in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Wichita State University. He played only 24 games in the minors before being called up to the majors on September 6, 2008. He got his first major league hit off Dan Haren on September 16, 2008.

On June 5, 2011, Gillaspie was recalled to the major leagues when Brandon Belt was placed on the 15-day disabled list.[1]

On Tuesday September 27, 2011, Gillaspie hit an inside the park home run against Rockies pitcher Esmil Rogers.

Gillaspie began 2012 with Triple-A Fresno, hitting .362 with 3 HR and 13 RBI in 23 games before being recalled to San Francisco when Pablo Sandoval was placed on the 15-day DL. He got his first hit (a single) of the 2012 season on June 10 against the Texas Rangers.

Chicago White Sox (2013-present)[edit]

On February 22, 2013, the San Francisco Giants traded Gillaspie to the Chicago White Sox for minor-league pitcher Jeff Soptic. [2]

Personal[edit]

His brother, Casey Gillaspie, was drafted in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.

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