Southern Illinois Miners

7 Aaron Gates
7 Aaron Gates
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Hometown: Villa Park, CA
Previous College: Concordia University- Irvine
Position: OF

Born: 04/12/1990

Bats/Throws: L/L

2016 Status: Experienced

- Entering third season with Southern Illinois in 2016

- Named a midseason Frontier League all-star in 2015, hitting .316 with 17 doubles, seven triples, seven homers, 41 RBIs, 73 runs scored, 115 hits in 95 games while also stealing 11 bases in 15 attempts and drawing 54 walks against only 53 strikeouts .... led the league in triples while placing third in runs scored and also in the top-10 in hits and walks

- Hit .284 with 10 home runs, 59 RBIs and 15 doubles for the Miners in 2014 while playing in 90 games

- Hit .379 in 27 games for the Rio Grande Valley White Wings of the United League with 10 doubles, four home runs and 21 RBI before signing with the Yankees mid-season in 2013 .... hit .317 in 17 game for Single-A Charleston after signing with New York

- Played final collegiate season at Concordia University-Irvine, hitting .348 with 11 home runs and 45 RBIs in 45 games in 2012

- Played three seasons at Pepperdine as a pitcher and a hitter .... Owned a 9-15 record and a 4.62 ERA as a pitcher and hit .280 in 46 games played in the field, 33 of which were in his freshman year in 2009 (.309 average with 21 runs scored)