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Derek Dietrich
Derek Dietrich

Hometown:
Parma, Ohio

High School:
St. Ignatius

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 196

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
07/18/1989

B-T:
L-R



07/07/2013

#STINGDAILY: Catching Up with Derek Dietrich

Former Yellow Jackets shortstop now manning second base for the Miami Marlins

06/10/2013

#STINGDAILY: High-Fives

Daniel Palka, Zane Evans and Buck Farmer were each selected in the first five rounds of the 2013 June Draft

06/07/2013

Georgia Tech Has Four Drafted In First Five Rounds

The Jackets have produced eight top-five round picks in the last three years

06/05/2013

Brandon Thomas Earns Second Straight Academic All-America Honor

Thomas is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award

06/05/2013

Louisville Slugger Names Gonzalez Freshman All-America

Gonzalez is the 19th player under Coach Hall to earn Freshman All-America honors

Derek Dietrich Photo Gallery

2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America
2009 Academic All-ACC
2009 NCBWA Preseason All-America (Third Team)
2008 National Freshman of the Year (Rivals.com)
2008 National Freshman Hitter of the Year (NCBWA)
2008 First Team Freshman All-America (NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball, Rivals.com)
2008 Second Team Freshman All-America (Baseball America)
2008, 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Second Team)
2008 ABCA All-Atlantic Region (Second Team)
2008 USA Baseball National Team
2008, 2009 ACC Honor Roll
2007 MLB Draft Pick (3rd Round)

Highly-touted infielder with a great approach at the plate ... Has power potential to all fields in addition to a strong throwing arm ... Is a very patient hitter and a good defensive infielder ... Started every game at shortstop in his first two seasons at Georgia Tech. Selected in the third round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft as the first overall pick of the Houston Astros, but elected to enroll at Georgia Tech instead. Earned 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America honors ... 2009 All-ACC second team ... Named the 2008 National Freshman Player of the Year by Rivals.com and National Freshman Hitter of the Year by the NCBWA ... Also a first-team Freshman All-America by the NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball and Rivals. com ... A Second Team Freshman All-America by Baseball America ... Second team ABCA All-Atlantic Region shortstop ... Also tabbed to the All-ACC second team in 2008 ... A 2008 USA National Team member ... Named to the 2008 and 2009 ACC Honor Roll.

2009
Started all 58 games at shortstop ... hit .311 with 10 home runs and 61 RBI at the plate ... Finished third on the team and 10th in the conference with 61 runs scored ... tied for the team lead and was fourth in the conference in triples (4) ... Hit safely in 43 games in 2009, and reached base safely in all but three contests ... Rode a 13-game hitting streak from Apr. 13-May3 ... Had 22 multi-hit and 12 multi-RBI games in 2009 ... Went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Tech's season-opening win over Lipscomb (2/20) ... Had two hits, including a triple, in the series opener against Maryland (3/6) ... Reached base eight times in the series against the Terps (3/6-8) after earning four walks in the series finale ... Had a two-run home run in Tech's 17-3 win over Mercer (3/10) ... Went 2-for-3 with two HBP's, three RBI and four runs scored in the series finale against Virginia Tech (3/22) ... Went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the series opener against No. 2 Miami (3/27) ... Homered in the second game of the series against the Hurricanes (3/28) and went 3-for-4 in the series finale (3/29) to finish .500 on the weekend ... Had three hits, including a game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, in Tech's 10-6, 11-inning win over UNC ... Tripled home a run to spark a five-run fifth inning in Tech's 8-4 win over Georgia Southern (4/7) ... Singled and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth in Tech's 7-6 win over Virginia (4/10) ... Hit his fifth home run of the season against Wake Forest (4/18) ... Collected three hits in Tech's series-opening win at Clemson (4/24) ... Hit .583 with three doubles and three home runs in the series against Presbyterian (5/1-5/3) ... Went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in the series finale against the Blue Hose (5/3) ... Led Tech with a .368 batting average on seven hits with five RBI at the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the regional final against Southern Miss (6/1).

2008
Started every game at shortstop and led the Yellow Jackets in RBI (66) and total bases (141) while finishing in the top three on the team in batting average (.332), hits (79), doubles (16), triples (2), home runs (14), on base percentage (.410) and slugging percentage (.592) ... Hit safely in 50 of Tech's 62 games, finishing the season on a six-game hitting streak ... Had 22 multi-hit and tied for the team lead with 16 multi-RBI games on the year ... Drove in five or more runs on three occasions during the season ... Had at least one hit in each of his first 12 games of the season ... Hit his first home run in the second inning of Tech's 4-1 win over Western Carolina (3/4) ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run against Kennesaw State (3/5) the following day ... Homered in his third-straight game with a third-inning grand slam in the series opener against Virginia Tech (3/7) ... Added a two-run home run in the opener against the Hokies, going 2-for-3 with a walk, HBP, three runs, two home runs and a career-high six RBI in his first ACC contest ... Went 3-for-6 with a double and a home run while driving in three runs against Georgia State (3/12) ... Had two hits - a double and a home run - in Tech's 10-0 win at Kennesaw State (3/18) ... Hit .444 with two home runs and five RBI in the three-game series against Duke (3/21-3/23) ... Went 3-for-3 with two home runs, three runs and three RBI against Alabama State (3/26) ... Went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles at Boston College (3/29) ... Had three hits, including a double, and scored two runs against Georgia (4/9) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, three runs and five RBI at Georgia Southern (4/16) ... Went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI against Wake Forest (4/26) ... Hit .500 with a double, triple and home run in the three-game series against Coastal Carolina (5/2-5/4) ... Went 3-for-5 while driving in runs in the first, fifth, sixth and eighth innings with a home run, two singles and a sacrifice fly in the series finale against the Chanticleers (5/4) ... Hit .417 (5-for-12) with a double and a triple in the three-game series at Virginia (5/15-5/17) ... Had five hits and drove in four runs in Tech's final two ACC Championship games (5/22 vs. Miami, 5/24 vs. Clemson) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Georgia in the championship game of the 2008 NCAA Athens Regional.

High School
Four-year letterwinner at St. Ignatius (Jesuit Prepatory) High School ... Three-time first-team all-Ohio standout that played three years, serving two as captain, under coach Brad Ganor after beginning his prep career under Brian Morgan ... Named the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, No. 1 draft prospect for Ohio, and the Perfect Game Ohio Player of the Year in 2007 ... Also tabbed a 2007 High School All-American by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger ... A 2006 Aflac All-American that was voted the captain of the East team and received the Aflac/Perfect Game Sportsmanship Award ... Two-time Conference Player of the Year and St. Ignatius MVP ... Earned rookie of the year honors while helping the team to a State Final Four appearance as a 14-year-old freshman in 2004 ... Holds the St. Ignatius career records in hits (136), runs (108), home runs (18), doubles (42), RBI (125), walks (75) and singles (73) ... Tied the school record with 13 saves in his career ... Held a .425 average in his four years at St. Ignatius ... Hit .421 with 8 HR, 39 RBI, 24 BB, 10 SB, .581 OBP and .855 SLG his senior year ... Graduated with highest honors, holding a 4.2 GPA in high school ... Earned the President's Award for Academic Excellence.

Personal
Full name is Derek Richard Dietrich ... Born July 18, 1989 ... Son of Richard and Cathi Dietrich ... Grandfather is former major league infielder and coach Steve Demeter, whose playing, managing and scouting career spanned more than 52 years in professional baseball ... Sister Dawn is a former professional ice skater that starred in ice shows for Busch Gardens and Sea World in the 1990's ... Spent two years as a member of the St. Ignatius Circus Company, where he juggled for community service events and charities around the Cleveland area ... Also juggled for the Rady's Children's Cancer Hospital during his stay in San Diego for the 2006 Aflac All-America Game ... Management major at Georgia Tech.

Career Statistics
Year	Avg	GP-GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	SLG%	BB	HBP	SO	GDP	OB%	SF	SH	SB-ATT	PO	A	E	FLD%
2008	.332	62-62	238	53	79	16	2	14	66	141	.592	26	6	50	0	.410	1	0	3-4	91	162	17	.937
2009	.311	58-58	225	61	70	7	4	10	54	115	.511	30	16	48	5	.426	1	1	5-5	76	141	14	.939
2010	.350	62-62	240	68	84	15	3	17	61	156	.650	28	21	37	2	.457	2	1	8-12	88	171	15	.945
TOTAL	.331	182-182	703	182	233	38	9	41	181	412	.586	84	43	135	7	.432	4	2	16-21	255	474	46	.941

Year ERA W-L App/GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK 2008 36.00 0-0 1/0 0 0/0 0 1.0 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 7 .500 1 1 0 0 0 TOTAL 36.00 0-0 1/0 0 0/0 0 1.0 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 7 .500 1 1 0 0 0

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