Latest Update Connor Gillaspie smacks fourth homer Thursday Fri Jul, 11, 05:34 AM
Has a good approach at the plate, the potential to hit for a great batting average and a keen batting eye. Makes contact consistently well.
Flaws: : Needs to make more strides with the glove in order to maximize his major-league potential. Doesn't have huge power potential.
After going homerless through his first 59 games of the season, Gillapsie has found his power stroke, having gone yard four times over his last eight games, including in each of his last three contests. Like most visitors to Fenway Park, Gillaspie had himself a great stretch of games, going 6-for-9 with three home runs, two doubles and five RBI in three games. However, it is unlikely his recent power surge will be long-lasting, although his ..323 batting average is a nice constellation prize. Analyst: Matthew Beck
With lefty Jon Lester on the mound for Boston, the White Sox are stacking as many right-handed bats as they can. Switch-hitting Leury Garcia will start at third in place of Gillaspie on Thursday.Analyst: Howard Bender
After going 59 games without a home run, Gillaspie has now gone yard twice in the month of July to go along with a .318 average and four RBI and six runs scored since the turn of the calendar. Although his recent power is not going to last much longer based on his early season production, his batting average is for real and could be an asset to a team hurting in that area at the very least. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Gillaspie was hit in the knee by a pitch on Sunday and suffered a bruise, but appears to be fine. Taking Monday off is just a precautionary measure and he should be fine going forward.Analyst: David Kerr