|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||149.00||5.00||.242||15.00||17.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||57||14||0|| .302|| .368|| .246|
|vs Ventura (Career)||7||2||0|| .571||.375||.286|
|vs RHP||360||108||6|| .360|| .444|| .300|
|Last 10 Games|
Conor Gillaspie grabbing some pine Friday in Cleveland
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/5/14) Scuffling White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie has been benched for the Friday night series opener in Cleveland. Marcus Semien is set to man the position instead.
Gillaspie is 1 for 20 in his last eight games, including seven starts. His .295 average is at its lowest point of the season.
Conor Gillaspie slugs sixth home run Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(8/24/14) White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-4 loss to the Yankees Sunday.
Gillaspie put his team up 3-0 with his blast in the top of the sixth inning, but the Yankees answered with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. He owns a .303/.357/.451 line with six home runs and 48 RBI in 379 at-bats.
Conor Gillaspie connects for first career grand slam
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/18/14) White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie hit his first career grand slam during a 7-5 win Sunday against the Blue Jays. He finished 1 for 3 with one walk and two runs.
Gillaspie gave Chicago a 4-1 lead when he homered off Drew Hutchison in the bottom of the first inning. It was his fifth home run and first homer in 31 games. He is batting .286 with 11 RBI in his last 31 games.
Conor Gillaspie making up for lost homers
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(7/17/14) If you're one of the many who need help at third base and typically go for hot hand on the waiver wire, you've probably gravitated toward Conor Gillaspie over the last couple weeks. He's been the highest-scoring third baseman in July, piling up 55 Head-to-Head points.
Of course, he's already hit four home runs this month, which you could say is out of character for him. They're the only four he's hit all season.
So while on the one hand, his performance this month is too good to be true (which could probably go without saying), on the other hand, he's still behind pace after hitting 13 home runs as a rookie last year. That's not to say anyone was counting on him to hit 25 homers or anything, but between the majors and minors, he has demonstrated he can hit 12-15 when given the at-bats.
More than anything, this power surge has highlighted how good he's been otherwise, hitting .326 for the season. And while his .370 BABIP is reason for skepticism, his low strikeout rate, which would rank 42nd among hitters if he had the at-bats to quality, and high line drive rate, which would rank 12th, suggest he should continue to help in batting average.
Part of the reason he doesn't qualify, though, is because the White Sox don't care to play him every day, which certainly hurts his Head-to-Head value, but he is sort of a poor man's Lonnie Chisenhall if you play in the sort of league where dropping Chisenhall would be something akin to lunacy.
|Prior to the 2013 season, Gillaspie was never called upon for more than a cup of coffee during his tenure in the Giants' system, but an offseason trade to the White Sox opened up an opportunity for him to make an impact in the majors. Gillaspie began the season on the bench, but an injury to Gordon Beckham that required Jeff Keppinger to shift from third base to second base gave Gillaspie a chance to be the White Sox's starting third baseman. Aside from a late-season trial for prospect Marcus Semien, Gillaspie held the job all year and showed his ability to hit home runs at a decent clip. In 408 at-bats, Gillaspie hit 13 homers, but he only notched 14 doubles and hit a mere .245. He could be in the mix again for starts in 2014, but even if he is the White Sox's primary third baseman, Gillaspie's modest overall numbers will limit him to relevance exclusively in AL-only leagues.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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