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9 Joe Gillette

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  • Hometown
    Scotts Valley, Calif.
  • Previous School
    Oregon State


Previous Experience:

Attended Scotts Valley High School where he was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Rick Erlin. Batted .442 with 12 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 25 RBI and 27 stolen bases as a senior, and was named all-league.Named Defensive Player of the Year after his senior season and was also selected Hitter of the Year. Named league most valuable player and hitter of the year as a junior after batting .400 with 12 doubles, six triples, three home runs, 25 RBI and 15 stolen bases as a junior. As a sophomore, Gillette hit .400 with 10 doubles, six triples, one home run, 24 RBI and 10 stolen bases and was named all-league and hitter of the year. Selected in the 23rd round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft by St. Louis but did not sign. Attended Oregon State for the past two seasons.  In 2015, Gillette played in 34 games, starting 23, and batted .283 with two doubles, three triples, two home runs and 11 RBI.  In 2016, Gillette played in 17 games, making 10 starts. Batted .087 with one double and three RBI.

Thoughts from Coach McKinley:

"Joe will be able to step right in and make huge contributions to our program. He will have a chance to hit a ton and is one of those guys that can play pretty much any position on the field. His versatility and potential with the bat is exciting to say the least. More than anything, I'm very excited to add him as a person. He's a true professional in how he conducts himself both on and off the field."


2018 Baseball Roster
# Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown Previous School
  Xian Covington-Hunt SO 1B 6-4 220 Benecia, Calif. Benecia HS
  Niko Dugay SO INF 5-8 165 Elk Grove, Calif. Laguna Creek HS
2 Jordan Tagawa JR RHP 5-6 160 Hilo, Hawaii Hilo High School
4 Ian Rice JR INF 6-0 210 Kamula, Hawaii Hawaii Prep Academy
8 Andrew Cox JR C 6-0 200 San Jose, Calif. Santa Teresa HS
9 Joe Gillette SR INF 6-3 200 Scotts Valley, Calif. Oregon State
15 Dalton Maxwell JR INF 5-10 185 Penn Valley, Calif. Nevada Union HS
16 Andrew Merken SR RHP 6-3 190 Lafayette, Calif. Washington State
17 Peter Saldana JR 1B/OF 6-1 205 Hesperia, Calif. Oak Hills HS
18 Emilio Guerra SO OF 5-11 165 San Jose, Calif. Evergreen HS
24 Taner Harrel SO LHP 6-2 205 Eugene, Ore. Sheldon HS
33 Justin Bruce SR RHP 6-0 180 San Jose, Calif. Santa Barbara City College
37 Alexander Thompson SO C/OF 6-1 210 Edmonds, Wash. Meadowwood HS
42 Daniel Betts SR RHP 6-2 190 San Bruno, Calif. Capuchino HS

Coaching Staff

John Carrion Photo
Head Coach
1st season
Nick White Photo
Assistant Coach
1st season
Victor Brankovich Photo
Head Performance Coach
1st season
Karl Reyes Photo
Asst. Performance Coach
1st season