Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/4/12
Philadelphia Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies showed up in Clearwater, Florida with something to prove. So far he has succeeded. Gillies was one of the three prospects received in the unpopular Cliff Lee trade. After a run in with the law and underachieving, Gillies is in camp in 2012 looking to make the team. After the first few weeks of camp of the first few games, Gillies has looked good. Besides his constant hustle, his hitting looks to have improved. He had a great at bat in yesterday’s Grapefruit League opener where he worked the pitcher then drove a double to the gap. In today’s game he again was working counts, fouling off pitches, and then waited for his pitch to drive a hit. Even more impressive, both of these at bats came against left handed pitchers. It still remains to be seen if Tyson Gillies can hit major league pitching on a regular basis. But if he can continue to approach at bats the way he has early on this year, Gillies will make the Phillies decision to send him...
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