OMG: San Francisco Giants
The Giants’ Top 10 prospects went live today and with it, here’s OMG (One More Guy) from their system:
Conor Gillaspie, 3B: It hasn’t been the most traditional career path for the 2008 supplemental first-round pick. As part of his deal when he signed, he was put on the 40-man roster and given a September callup that first summer of his professional career. He spent his first full season in San Jose, winning a California League championship in 2009. He put up rather pedestrian numbers that year (.286/.364/.386), but it was enough to move up to Double-A.
It was more or less the same deal as he moved up to Richmond in 2010, finishing with a .287/.335/.420 line. He picked it up some in the Arizona Fall League (.306/.350/.597), tying for the league lead with five homers. He’s never going to be a big power guy, but that was a sign that maybe there’s a little more. He doesn’t really profile at third (or any position) and might be a utility guy when all is said and done. But he’s got a decent approach at the plate and should be a big leaguer when all is said and done.