A fast, strong contact hitter with an unusual baseball issue - he's deaf and must wear hearing aids - Gilles was among the most attentive and coachable youngsters in camp.
Then he went to High Class A and batted .341, scored 104 runs, racked up 242 total bases and stole 44 more. So what's he going to do now? Head for instructional league to work on base stealing.
Mark Hunter has a short interview and story with Gilles if you want a bit more information.
Gilles is likely a few years away from the big leagues, but you never know. An outfielder with speed and range - who committed only two errors all season - is a handy thing on any team.