Casey Gillaspie

30-Year-Old First Baseman1B
 Free Agent  
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Casey Gillaspie in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in November of 2017.
Outrighted from 40-man roster
1BChicago White Sox  
April 26, 2018
Gillaspie was sent off the 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday.
Gillaspie is hitting .214/.263/.229 with one extra-base hit and five RBI in 18 games for Charlotte this season. This move further illustrates that Gillaspie is still far away from earning a call up to the major-league level.
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It's hard to have a worse year as a first base prospect than Gillaspie had in 2017. In his age-24 season he hit .223/.297/.373 with 15 home runs and 100 strikeouts in 125 games at Triple-A. The Rays gave up on Gillaspie completely, shipping him to the White Sox for reliever Dan Jennings in a late-July deal. A rebuilding team like Chicago is exactly the type of team that should take a shot on post-hype prospect with pedigree (first-round pick in 2014) like Gillaspie, but even they probably expect to designate him for assignment in a year or two. It could be argued that Gillaspie's .249 BABIP should warrant a mulligan. However, first-base-only prospects entering their age-25 season don't get mulligans. They need to hit. They always need to hit. And when they don't, we can all but close the book on them ever providing fantasy value. Gillaspie will probably get his shot in the majors at some point in 2017, likely hovering around the Mendoza Line while hitting a handful of home runs.
After slashing .270/.387/.454 over 85 games with Double-A Montgomery, Gillaspie was promoted to Triple-A Durham, where he followed up with an even better line over 203 plate appearances. He combined for 18 homers, 64 RBI and 54 extra-base hits between the two stops while improving his strikeout rate, contact rate and ISO metrics against the higher quality of competition. Although his walk rate took a bit of a hit at the Triple-A level, Gillaspie has displayed decent plate discipline overall throughout his minor league career. The extent of his power remains somewhat in question, with Gillaspie having topped out at 16 homers over 268 plate appearances at Low-A Bowling Green, but a full season at Triple-A Durham should provide clarity on the matter.
Anyone who can hit 25-30 home runs in their prime seasons is worth keeping an eye on in dynasty leagues, and while Gillaspie fits the bill, he has a long way to go. He will be 23 this season but has just 45 plate appearances above Low-A, so it is hard to properly evaluate his performances thus far, as he has been older than most of the pitchers he has faced. Gillaspie cracked an .888 OPS in 64 games at Low-A Bowling Green, earning a promotion to High-A Charlotte and then quickly suffering a wrist injury that kept him out for most of the second half. His upside is probably that of a useful corner infield option in mixed leagues, but that will hinge on his hitting at least .250 or .260, which is not a lock. He will begin his age-23 season back at High-A, but could be pushed aggressively if he handles that assignment.
Gillaspie was taken in the first round of the 2014 draft as a college first baseman, suggesting he has the potential to advance quickly through the minor leagues. While he did not fully showcase his power after getting drafted, his .262/.364/.411 slash line in 308 plate appearances in short season ball suggests his approach is advanced enough to handle more of a challenge in 2015. He has big league bloodlines, as his older brother, Conor, who was a supplemental pick in 2008, has developed into a serviceable major league third baseman. The Rays are unlikely to have anyone blocking Gillaspie at first base in the foreseeable future, so his play will dictate how fast he is pushed through the system. As a big leaguer, his floor is that of a second division starter, with the ceiling to hit .275 with 25 home runs from the left side in his prime.
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Returns to Triple-A
1BChicago White Sox  
March 16, 2018
The White Sox optioned Gillaspie to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.
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Added to 40-man roster
1BChicago White Sox  
November 20, 2017
Gillaspie was added to the White Sox's 40-man roster on Monday to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
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Activated from disabled list
1BChicago White Sox  
August 4, 2017
Gillaspie (toe) was activated from the 7-day DL at Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
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To miss 1-2 weeks
1BChicago White Sox  
July 27, 2017
Gillaspie broke a toe during his Tuesday game with Triple-A Durham and will miss 1-to-2 weeks, so he'll start his White Sox career with Triple-A Charlotte, Chuck Garfien of CSN Chicago reports.
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Headed to White Sox
1BChicago White Sox  
July 27, 2017
The White Sox acquired Gillaspie from the Rays for relief pitcher Dan Jennings, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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