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Casey Gillaspie

Born: 01/25/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Switch Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 240
Primary Position: 1B
Body likely maxed; similar frame to his brother Connor; thicker frame; likely needs to stay in shape; thicker legs and power lower half.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 09/01/2014
Dates Seen 6/27/2014 - 6/29/2014, 8/31/2014 - 9/1/2014
Affiliate Hudson Valley Renegades (Short Season, Rays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 Moderate 50 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 LHH: Slight loft; better power side; more swing-and-miss; hands and feet move slightly more from this side; more pull than spray; load is bigger from this side; less contact but more impact.

RHH: Linear swing; bat is quick through zone; minimal movement in hands; very soft load that lacks drive; more contact oriented; sprays the ball all over field from this side.

Plus bat speed; does not use hips enough; lacks true torque; great approach; ability to lay off close pitches and work counts into his favor; terrific batting eye; moderate ability to recognize spin.
Power 50 Most power derives from left side; lofted swing with bigger load; plus raw power; plays down in-game and especially from right side; power could display more down the road once he begins to establish himself within pro ball.
Baserunning/Speed 40 4.47 home to first; below-average speed; lacks a good first or second gear; slow-paced speed; not a weapon; looks like a 1B.
Glove 50 First-base profile; soft hands; able to get good extension off the base; good pick; works well around the base; lacks large range; not highly athletic but can handle 1B with ease.
Arm 50 Average arm; did not display it much playing 1B; looks to have enough strength for the arm to work in corner OF spots.

Gillaspie is the younger brother of Connor Gillaspie.

He lacks true impact at first base, but can handle the bat efficiently enough to play as a second division mold. The bat is consistent from the right side, showing a linear swing that is able to produce more efficiently. However, the left side is where all his power impact will likely come.

The overall package is not impact, but Gillaspie should be a fast moving prospect that displays a great approach and excellent maturity. This is a floor prospect rather than ceiling.

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