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    Jennings traded for connor gillaspie's yonger brother conor

    Post by Guest on Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:16 pm

    http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox/2017/07/white-sox-acquire-1b-casey-gillaspie-from-tampa-bay-for-dan-jennings/


    MLB has Giilapie as OUR White Sox 14 best prospect overall, and their best 1B prospect rating ahead of #18 Gavin Sheets who was drafted this summer.


    He is a switch hitter, but appears much better as a lefty.  He's a big fat strong softball player type that supposedly knows the strike zone.  Incredibly slow footed.  they say he is OK at 1B but he reads like a DH.  Assuming Jose Abreau is still here, I would assume Gillaspie will be given first shot at DH.  Gillaspie currently has a broken toe, so we might not see him until next spring.
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    Re: Jennings traded for connor gillaspie's yonger brother conor

    Post by rmapasad on Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:53 pm

    Deplorable Mark wrote:http://www.chicagonow.com/future-sox/2017/07/white-sox-acquire-1b-casey-gillaspie-from-tampa-bay-for-dan-jennings/


    MLB has Giilapie as OUR White Sox 14 best prospect overall, and their best 1B prospect rating ahead of #18 Gavin Sheets who was drafted this summer.


    He is a switch hitter, but appears much better as a lefty.  He's a big fat strong softball player type that supposedly knows the strike zone.  Incredibly slow footed.  they say he is OK at 1B but he reads like a DH.  Assuming Jose Abreau is still here, I would assume Gillaspie will be given first shot at DH.  Gillaspie currently has a broken toe, so we might not see him until next spring.


    This guy has to hit for power or he's as useless as tits on a boar.  Showed decent promise last year (840 in AA, 909 in AAA), but for some reason crashed this year in AAA (653 - 130 ISO).   Which is why Rays so easily pawned him off.    Sox basically bought a lottery ticket here - first round pick in 2014 and appears to have some skills (power, batting eye) that his older brother lacked. 
    If that power re-surfaces, Sox have a useful guy.  If not, he follows in his brother's footsteps.

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