Conor Gillaspie has become the first 2008 draft pick to make it to the Major Leagues as he was called up after the Giants September 6th game. He had an outstanding career with the Wichita State Shockers where he was selected by the Giants with the 37th overall pick. He ended up spending only 91 days in the minors. I talked with The Giants Baseball Blog back in June and said the following about Connor:
Giants Blog: Talk a little bit about Connor Gillaspie. A lot of scouts had him going higher than he did. Was it only the lack of power that made him drop so far?
Brian Foley: Gillaspie led the Cape Cod League in hitting last summer and picked up the MVP award down there so I don’t know why people let his stock drop off so much. He just wasn’t that dominate this past season for the Shockers.
Giants Blog: The Giants are obviously hoping to fast-rack their top two picks. How soon do you expect to see Gillaspie and Posey playing at AT&T Park?
Brian Foley: I expect Posey to be on the Giants roster at the beginning of the 2012 season as he is still learning the catching position and has never called his own game. Gillaspie should be called up in the summer of 2011 and be an instant contributor.
The full interview is available here.
The AP release of Gillaspie’s callup is available here.