|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||149.00||5.00||.242||15.00||17.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Minnesota||36||14||0|| .421|| .500|| .389|
|vs Darnell (Career)||3||2||0||1.000||.667||.667|
|vs LHP||76||16||0|| .247|| .276|| .211|
|08/01/2014||Conor Gillaspie, 3B CHW||Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS|
|08/01/2014||Leonys Martin, CF TEX|
Micah Johnson, 2B CHW
Conor Gillaspie, 3B CHW
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Will Venable, RF SD
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Maikel Franco, 3B PHI|
Yoenis Cespedes, LF BOS
Austin Jackson, CF SEA
Jordy Mercer, SS PIT
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
Javier Baez, SS CHC
|08/01/2014||Pablo Sandoval, 3B SF||Teoscar Hernandez, LF HOU|
Conor Gillaspie, 3B CHW
Tanner Roark, SP WAS
|Last 10 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.
|Conor Gillaspie misses out on a cycle Tuesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/9/14) White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie missed out on a cycle Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Gillaspie was locked in to begin the game. He singled in his first at-bat, and then followed that up with a double his second time up. In his third at-bat, Gillaspie unleashed a two run homer to right field. Gillaspie had one chance at a triple, but wound up striking out his last time up.
He's hitting .317/.367/.449 over 243 at-bats.
|Conor Gillaspie returns from one-game absence |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie was able to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox, after one day off due to a bruised right knee. Gillaspie missed the series opener Monday, after he was hit on the knee Sunday by a pitch.
|Bruised right knee sidelines Conor Gillaspie |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/7/14) White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie, hit by a pitch on his knee Sunday, was not in Monday's lineup against the Red Sox. He's day-to-day with a bruised right knee.
Gillaspie is hitting .310 with a homer and 30 RBI in 239 at-bats.
|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) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/2/14||MIN||7:10 pm||Yohan Pino|
|8/3/14||MIN||2:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|8/4/14||TEX||8:10 pm||Yu Darvish|
|8/5/14||TEX||8:10 pm||Colby Lewis|
|8/6/14||TEX||2:10 pm||Nick Tepesch|
|8/7/14||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Roenis Elias|
|8/8/14||@ SEA||10:10 pm||James Paxton|