Conor Gillaspie, Infield
Date of Birth: 7/18/1987
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
College: Wichita State University
Conor Gillaspie, infielder, was first drafted by the San Francisco 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.
The Giants designated Gillaspie for assignment on August 3, 2017. He played in just 44 games with the Giants in 2017.
Gillaspie elected free agency on October 2, 2017.
Career batting statistics for Gillaspie through 2017 include:
- 513 games played
- 357 hits
- 73 doubles
- 158 RBIs
- 245 strikeouts to 107 walks
- .251 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Gillaspie at third base through 2017 include:
- 385 games played
- 606 assists
- 205 putouts
- 46 errors
- .946 fielding percentage