Conor Gillaspie, Infield, San Francisco Giants, #21
Date of Birth: 7/18/1987
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
College: Wichita State University
Current Salary: $1,400,000
Conor Gillaspie, infielder for the San Francisco Giants, was first drafted by the Giants in 2008. He stayed with the Giants from 2008 through 2012 but he played in only 29 games with them over that period of time. He spent the rest of the time in the Giants' minor league system where he had a batting average of .287.
In February, 2013, Gillaspie was traded to the Chicago White Sox. In 2013, he batted .245 with 100 hits, 14 doubles, and 13 home runs in 134 games. Defensively at third base he made 200 assists, 64 putouts, 16 double plays, and 16 errors with a .943 fielding percentage in 113 games. He finished the 2014 season with 131 hits, 31 doubles, 57 RBIs, and a .282 batting average in 130 games.
Gillaspie was designated for assignment by the White Sox on July 19, 2015. Five days later he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels. He finished the 2015 season with a .228 batting average, 54 hits, and 15 doubles in 58 games with the White Sox and 17 games with the Angels. As a third baseman in 69 games, he made 98 assists, 34 putouts, and 14 errors for a .904 fielding percentage.
Gillaspie was designated for assignment by the Angels on August 18, 2015. He signed with the Giants on February 3, 2016. He played in 101 games in 2016, finishing the season with 50 hits and a .262 batting average. Defensively, he played 7 games at first base and 45 games at third base. In the postseason, he batted .421 with 8 hits, including a triple and a home run, and 6 RBIs in 19 at-bats in 5 games.
Career batting statistics for Gillaspie through 2016 include:
- 469 games played
- 344 hits
- 69 doubles
- 150 RBIs
- 235 strikeouts to 102 walks
- .256 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Gillaspie at third base through 2016 include:
- 365 games played
- 586 assists
- 194 putouts
- 46 errors
- .944 fielding percentage