Originally written on The GM's Perspective  |  Last updated 3/3/13

Within one year of leaving the University of Dayton, C.J. Gillman has realized the dream that so many strive for; signing a professional contract with an MLB organization.  In his two years at Dayton he batted a combined .342 including .378 in his junior year. On top of that he was successful swiping 41 bags in 51 attempts. According to the Dayton website Gillman;  “is ranked first all-time for single season hit totals, second for single season batting average, and third for single season at-bats. Along with those marks, the Colorado native has the third-highest RBI total in Dayton history for a single season with 63 in 2012.  In 59 games for the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League, Gillman batted a pedestrian .246 with one home run and drove in 25.  While the numbers don’t seem that impressive Gillman has the innate quality of being able to play where he’s needed and that has drawn the attention of many including the Colorado Rockies.  In the Frontier League press release they describe Gillman as the most versatile player on the team batting in every spot of the line up and played five different positions including 33 appearances at third.  That’s what great about this game! For all those who play that never get the opportunity, there’s always a select few who get that chance. I read an article by Neil H. Devlin of the Denver Post who said all that Gillman ever wanted was an opportunity, to which Gillman replied;  "I'm going to reach out and grab it," he said. "I'm sitting on a cloud." Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at devon@thegmsperspective.com. You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here.

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