Thursday, July 22, 2010

PhoulBallz.com Interviews Tyson Gillies

Tyson Gillies is best known for being one of the players that the Philadelphia Phillies acquired when they traded Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners last off-season. Gillies, an outfielder, is currently a member of the Double A level Reading Phillies in the Eastern league.

The 21-year-old lefty batter has been sidelined much of this season with a hamstring issue. Through 26 games, Gillies was batting .238 with 2 homers, 6 RBI and 2 steals.

Gillies was born with a hearing impairment (30% hearing in one ear and 60% in another), but he hasn't let that slow down his progress as a baseball player. Tyson, who uses hearing aids, has worked hard and developed himself into a prospect worth watching.

I caught up with Tyson last weekend, and inquired about his time frame for a return to Reading's lineup, growing up as a baseball fan in Canada and more. Check out the media player below to listen.

Loads more recent PhoulBallz interviews, with the likes of this weekend's Hall of Fame inductee Andre Dawson, Carlos Ruiz, Jonathan Singleton, Matt Rizzotti, Trevor May, Mark Parent and Sebastian Valle, can be found by clicking HERE.



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2 comments:

OBC said...

This interview was so def...!
;)

Jay Ballz said...

whew...

Thanks.