Gillaspie was promoted to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Gillaspie will make his first appearance at Triple-A as he begins a stint with the Durham Bulls. The 23-year-old slashed .270/.387/.454 with 51 runs and 41 RBI over 85 games for Double-A Montgomery this season.
Gillaspie, 23, is slashing .269/.387/.455 with 11 home runs, 40 RBI and four steals through 83 games at Double-A Montgomery. Gillaspie's best asset is his plate discipline, as he has drawn 57 walks thus far in 2016. However, he is also tied for fourth in the Southern League in home runs. The Rays are notoriously cautious with their top prospects, so it is unlikely Gillaspie sees the big leagues before 2017.
Gillaspie, 23, is slashing .276/.408/.534 with three home runs and eight RBI through 17 games for Double-A Montgomery. Gillaspie has tallied almost as many walks (13) as strikeouts (15). He also hit 17 home runs in 79 games in an injury-shortened 2015 campaign, so he has some pop.
Rays first base prospect Casey Gillaspie, the brother of White Sox third baseman Conor, is starting heat up at the plate for Class A Bowling Green. Gillaspie, who is considered the No. 5 prospect in the organization, went 2 for 4 with two homers and four RBI on Tuesday. He is hitting .294 (5 for 17) with two homers and five RBI over his last four games. "It's kind of hit or miss," Gillaspie told MiLB.com after the game. "I feel like some games I've felt good and there's been some where I haven't felt so good. I'm battling right now, but I'm staying with my approach, trying to simplify things as much as possible over the last week. "I've been able to not do too much on mistake pitches and just tried to hit those mistakes. You've got to talk yourself up and not get down on yourself."
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