One player who is flying under the radar for the Chicago White Sox this season is third baseman Conor Gillaspie.
His stats this season speak for themselves.
Though he missed some games at the beginning of the season, he has played in 80 games where in 295 at-bats he’s built a team-best batting average of .322, with an on-base percentage of .375 and slugging percentage of .464.
Breaking down so of Gillaspie’s stats, of his 95 hits, 24 are doubles, along with three triples and four home runs. Those stats have helped him collect 37 RBIs.
Gillaspie has also tallied 25 walks along the way.
As the White Sox prepare for a series in Detroit, Gillaspie has been solid with a .297 average in his past 10 games (July 18-27). In those games he doesn’t have a home run, but he’s struck out just five times and has 11 hits.
In his most recent game on Sunday, Gillaspie went 3-for-4 with two runs against the Minnesota Twins.
For the season Gillaspie has scored 40 runs.
This is by far the best season Gillaspie has had in the Majors, so maybe this is what we have to look forward to for future seasons. Maybe he’s finally hit his stride so to speak.
Last season, in his first full season at the MLB level, Gillaspie batted .245 in 134 games, so this season has been a “good surprise.”
In other White Sox news:
• Here are some MLB Power Rankings by CSN Chicago.
• Whitesox.com says GM Rick Hahn and the White Sox are looking for the longterm at the trade deadline.
• Here is a series preview for the White Sox at Tigers by the Chicago Tribune.