Cole Gillespie

Cole Gillespie

Cole Gillespie
Chicago Cubs
Born: (1984-06-20) June 20, 1984 (age 30)
West Linn, Oregon
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 2010 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through August 31, 2013)
Batting Average .226
Hits 38
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 20

Cole Braden Gillespie (born June 20, 1984) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He is from Portland, Oregon.


Milwaukee Brewers

Gillespie was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 3rd round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of Oregon State University where he helped lead the Beavers to the 2006 Division I National Championship over the North Carolina Tarheels and he was named the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year. After going pro in 2006, Gillespie played for their Rookie league Helena Brewers. He was promoted to the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees in 2007. Gillespie spent the entire 2008 season with the Double-A Huntsville Stars. In 2009, he was promoted to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds.

Arizona Diamondbacks

In late July 2009, he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks with Roque Mercedes for Felipe López and assigned to Triple-A Reno. Following the season, he was added to the 40 man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft, and made his major league debut in a pinch hitting opportunity on April 21, hitting a double and later scoring a run.

San Francisco Giants

On December 21, 2012, Gillespie signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants. On July 5, 2013, the Giants purchased his contract and he joined the big league club.[1] After going hitless in 10 plate appearances, he was designated for assignment on July 9, 2013.

Chicago Cubs

On July 13, 2013, the Chicago Cubs claimed Gillespie off waivers. He was activated on July 14, and got a pinch hit single that night in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was designated for assignment on September 4, 2013.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)