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Cole Gillespie LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
12 482 .251 .305 .367 79 -0.2
Birth Date6-20-1984
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age35 years, 3 months, 3 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2010 ARI 26 45 113 24 8 0 2 7 29 1 1 1 .231 .283 .365 67 -4.2 0.4 -2.6 -0.4
2011 ARI 27 5 7 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .833 98 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2013 CHN 29 25 59 12 2 0 0 6 13 1 0 0 .240 .328 .280 85 -0.9 0.0 1.1 0.2
2013 SFN 29 3 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 85 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2014 SEA 30 34 78 18 2 0 1 6 13 0 2 2 .254 .312 .324 78 -1.8 0.6 -0.6 -0.1
2014 TOR 30 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 79 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2015 MIA 31 67 157 42 10 2 2 10 27 0 4 1 .290 .333 .428 84 -2.3 2.4 -2.9 0.1
2016 MIA 32 41 55 12 3 2 0 3 14 0 0 0 .235 .273 .373 82 -1.1 0.3 -0.1 0.1
Career22148211025463497274.251.305.36779-10.53.8-5.8-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 HEL Rk PIO 51 233 .268 .355 .395 .389 104 19.8 6.1 -1.1 180 0 -4.0 4.2 26.7 3.2
2007 BRV A+ FSL 129 522 .268 .336 .392 .316 95 17.8 16.8 -4.2 124 0 3.6 3.7 15.6 3.4
2008 HUN AA SOU 131 550 .266 .344 .401 .332 109 14.3 16.2 -4.3 124 0 -0.9 2.3 9.5 2.3
2009 BRV A+ FSL 12 51 .266 .333 .367 .452 96 5.9 1.5 -0.8 153 0 0.0 2.3 2.5 0.6
2009 NAS AAA PCL 75 277 .269 .336 .410 .284 85 11.8 8.0 -1.9 111 0 8.8 2.2 7.2 2.4
2009 RNO AAA PCL 42 170 .269 .343 .415 .363 112 7 4.9 -1.2 115 0 -3.2 3.0 9.0 1.2
2010 ARI MLB NL 45 113 .252 .320 .390 .297 97 -2.3 3.1 -0.6 67 13 -2.6 0.4 -4.2 -0.4
2010 RNO AAA PCL 69 312 .282 .354 .438 .329 110 6 9.5 -1.4 112 0 -5.6 1.9 5.6 0.9
2011 ARI MLB NL 5 7 .283 .345 .443 .250 101 1.1 0.2 0 98 13 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 RNO AAA PCL 137 582 .289 .359 .459 .343 121 12.7 18.1 -5.9 109 0 7.7 6.0 8.9 3.3
2011 CUL Wnt LMP 19 89 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 RNO AAA PCL 126 510 .279 .344 .432 .347 111 17 15.2 -4.9 124 0 -1.3 4.3 16.1 2.9
2013 CHN MLB NL 25 59 .241 .301 .368 .316 104 -1.6 1.6 -0.4 85 12 1.1 0.0 -0.9 0.2
2013 SFN MLB NL 3 10 .252 .303 .371 .000 97 -2.1 0.3 -0.1 85 12 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2013 FRE AAA PCL 74 269 .277 .341 .425 .318 101 7.3 7.7 -1.8 119 0 -0.4 -0.6 3.1 0.8
2014 SEA MLB AL 34 78 .261 .323 .406 .298 86 -2.2 2.0 -0.6 78 9 -0.6 0.6 -1.8 -0.1
2014 TOR MLB AL 1 3 .225 .273 .359 .000 88 -0.8 0.1 0 79 9 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2014 DUN A+ FSL 2 9 .247 .300 .339 .500 116 0.5 0.3 -0.1 129 0 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2014 BUF AAA INT 26 104 .251 .320 .388 .370 101 9 3.1 -1.1 159 0 1.4 -1.0 5.2 0.8
2014 TAC AAA PCL 16 68 .311 .384 .521 .364 86 13.5 2.0 -0.6 210 0 -0.9 1.2 6.8 0.8
2014 BLJ Rk GCL 2 7 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 114 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2015 MIA MLB NL 67 157 .255 .312 .402 .342 91 1.9 4.2 -0.4 84 12 -2.9 2.4 -2.3 0.1
2015 NWO AAA PCL 67 281 .268 .334 .408 .324 90 6.7 7.8 -2.6 108 0 -3.4 1.4 -2.3 0.1
2016 MIA MLB NL 41 55 .260 .324 .419 .316 87 -0.3 1.6 -0.2 82 12 -0.1 0.3 -1.1 0.1
2016 NWO AAA PCL 37 136 .259 .328 .399 .227 90 -7.9 3.8 -1.6 59 0 3.1 0.4 -7.7 -0.2
2017 MVA AAA MEX 10 39 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 PUE AAA MEX 41 186 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 HEL Rk PIO 233 186 49 64 12 1 8 102 31 40 34 18 4 .344 .470 .548 .204 0 0
2007 BRV A+ FSL 522 438 75 117 25 3 12 184 62 72 95 16 8 .267 .380 .420 .153 1 1
2008 HUN AA SOU 550 462 73 130 38 4 14 218 79 75 102 17 1 .281 .386 .472 .190 3 3
2009 RNO AAA PCL 170 138 33 42 6 4 5 71 27 27 31 8 0 .304 .425 .514 .210 0 0
2009 BRV A+ FSL 51 43 10 15 2 3 1 26 9 7 11 4 0 .349 .440 .605 .256 0 0
2009 NAS AAA PCL 277 236 29 57 12 5 7 100 27 31 56 6 5 .242 .333 .424 .182 3 3
2010 RNO AAA PCL 312 264 54 76 14 6 8 126 49 44 49 8 5 .288 .395 .477 .189 0 0
2010 ARI MLB NL 113 104 11 24 8 0 2 38 12 7 29 1 1 .231 .283 .365 .135 1 0
2011 ARI MLB NL 7 6 2 2 0 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 .333 .429 .833 .500 0 0
2011 RNO AAA PCL 582 484 100 145 19 16 12 232 79 81 91 24 5 .300 .405 .479 .180 7 0
2011 CUL Wnt LMP 89 77 15 20 2 1 1 27 8 8 17 0 0 .260 .348 .351 .091 1 0
2012 RNO AAA PCL 510 441 85 136 35 4 13 218 66 59 80 11 8 .308 .390 .494 .186 6 0
2013 FRE AAA PCL 269 235 35 65 11 2 9 107 31 32 52 7 0 .277 .361 .455 .179 2 0
2013 CHN MLB NL 59 50 6 12 2 0 0 14 4 6 13 0 0 .240 .328 .280 .040 1 1
2013 SFN MLB NL 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .000 0 0
2014 BLJ Rk GCL 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 .333 .429 .333 .000 0
2014 SEA MLB AL 78 71 9 18 2 0 1 23 5 6 13 2 2 .254 .312 .324 .070 0
2014 TOR MLB AL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
2014 DUN A+ FSL 9 8 1 3 1 0 0 4 3 1 2 0 0 .375 .444 .500 .125 0
2014 BUF AAA INT 104 82 15 29 4 1 2 41 16 14 14 3 0 .354 .423 .500 .146 7
2014 TAC AAA PCL 68 58 14 21 5 1 5 43 14 9 9 2 0 .362 .456 .741 .379 0
2015 MIA MLB NL 157 145 17 42 10 2 2 62 16 10 27 4 1 .290 .333 .428 .138 1 1
2015 NWO AAA PCL 281 247 30 72 15 1 0 89 23 27 31 7 2 .292 .356 .360 .069 6 0
2016 NWO AAA PCL 136 121 7 23 5 0 1 31 11 14 23 1 0 .190 .279 .256 .066 0 0
2016 MIA MLB NL 55 51 7 12 3 2 0 19 5 3 14 0 0 .235 .273 .373 .137 1 0
2017 MVA AAA MEX 39 36 6 8 3 0 0 11 3 3 7 1 0 .222 .282 .306 .083 0 0
2017 PUE AAA MEX 186 162 32 48 11 0 2 65 26 19 34 4 2 .296 .368 .401 .105 3 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 455 0.5385 0.4264 0.7938 0.5755 0.2524 0.8582 0.6226 0.2062 0.0068
2011 28 0.5000 0.3929 0.7273 0.5714 0.2143 1.0000 0.0000 0.2727 -0.0017
2013 269 0.5242 0.4201 0.7522 0.6028 0.2188 0.8588 0.4286 0.2478 -0.0011
2014 338 0.5089 0.4260 0.7986 0.6163 0.2289 0.8302 0.7105 0.2014 0.0072
2015 593 0.5228 0.4334 0.8249 0.6226 0.2261 0.9016 0.5938 0.1751 -0.0004
2016 238 0.5126 0.4202 0.7200 0.5984 0.2328 0.8493 0.3704 0.2800 0.0000
Career19210.52270.42640.78830.60380.23250.86770.56170.21170.0026

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-07 2014-08-03 15-DL 27 22 - Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2012-09-03 2012-09-08 Minors 5 0 Left Hip Impingement - -
2009-03-09 2009-04-07 Camp 29 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-09-02 2008-10-06 DTD 34 25 Right Foot Surgery Sesmoid Bone 2008-09-05

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 SDN $
2016 MIA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 33 dCAA Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/1/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 2017. Mexican League.
  • 1 year/$0.6035M (2016). Re-signed by Miami 3/16. DFA by Miami 4/3/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/16. Contract selected by Miami 4/29/16. DFA by Miami 7/29/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/31/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Miami 6/27/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/5/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Seattle 4/24/14. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 7/5/14 after being DFA by Seattle 7/4/14. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 8/3/14. Refused assignment by Toronto 10/4/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/12/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by San Francisco 7/5/13. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 7/13/13 after being DFA by San Francisco 7/9/13. DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/4/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/6/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12. DFA by Arizona 9/19/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Arizona 11/20/09. Re-signed by Arizona 3/11/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Milwaukee 7/19/09 (Felipe Lopez deal).
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2006 (3-92) (Oregon State). $0.4175M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-06-23 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Cole Gillespie? Seems to me that if he can sustain his ability to get on base at the major league level, he'll be pretty similar to Conor Jackson. I suppose he'll have to put up good OBPs to get playing time given his reputedly poor defense and lack of power.
(Dennis from LA)
PECOTA sees him as a below average hitter, especially for a corner outfielder. That said, it's probably not hurting the Diamondbacks any to try him out. (Colin Wyers)


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