Football Rob talks with the Tampa Bay Rays first round pick Casey Gillaspie of Wichita State University. Before even seeing his first pitch in the majors, Gillaspie already displays the type of determination and dedication that will endear him to the Rays fan base. After experiencing several dropped calls during the interview while driving through the heartland of Kansas, Gillaspie continued to call back and show his enthusiasm for his new organization. Despite the technical difficulties, Gillaspie’s passion to become part of the Rays community is undeniable.
Gillaspie is a switch-hitting first baseman who has drawn comparisons to Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira.