01/16/2015 - Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Gillespy continues to impress on the diamond. With the bat, this righty shows a balanced approach with patience. Fluid rhythm allow him to work back into a strong loaded position. Quick hands whip the barrel through a level path as he connects and drives the ball to all parts of the field. In the MIF, Tyler actively works around the GB from right to left. He fields the ball with soft hands, funnels to a quick transfer/exchange as he plays through toward his target. An exciting prospect - Tyler has a ton of upside with a bright future in the game.
11/06/2014 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Tyler showed very well offensively and defensively during his time at Pirate City. At the plate, Tyler has a balanced setup, direct hands to the ball, and a good barrel through the zone. He flashes good bat speed, squares the ball up well on the barrel, and he gets good extension through the ball. At SS, Tyler has quick feet, sure hands, and very good body control to the ball. He fields the ball smoothly, gains momentum towards his target, and can throw from multiple arm slots with accuracy. On the mound, Tyler has a balanced delivery, he works in good rhythm, and he rotates well towards his target.
10/01/2014 - Arizona Freshman/Sophomore Fall Classic
Tyler is a very consistent freshman two-way player - 2B/RHP. Defensively, he made plays with good actions and feel. He worked to break-down his fielding position, promote his hands in front, and to use more of his lower half to gain ground and throw. Offensively, he was direct with the barrel to hit and was consistently on-time to launch with activated hands. He was aggressive on the base paths and got good jumps with his plus instincts. On the mound, he throws a FB and CB with 11/5 shape. He has a deceptive delivery and keeps hitters off-balance and uncomfortable. He showed command of his CB and worked his FB for strikes with arm side run at 73-75. All in all - Tyler is a promising player that we look forward to tracking throughout high school.