Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

June 13, 2018


THE FLATS -- With three #ProJackets in Trevor Craport (South Atlantic League), Matthew Gorst (Carolina League) and Arden Pabst (Florida State League) having already been named all-stars, a number of other #ProJackets are making their case for an all-star vote in their respective league this season.

At the MLB level, Derek Dietrich continues to swing a hot bat hitting .429 with two home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored over his last seven games for the Miami Marlins, while despite a recent slump, Charlie Blackmon continues to rank in the top-10 in the National League in a number of offensive categories.

In the Atlantic League, an independent league, right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton is on the all-star ballot, as the #ProJacket is 3-2 with 27 strikeouts over eight starts and 46.1 innings pitched on the mound for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Vote here to get Cumpton to the all-star game.

Jake Esch is 3-1 with the St. Paul Saints in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball league, while Luke Bard has struck out 19 batters over 17.0 innings and posted a 2.65 ERA for the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A) in the International League.

Along with Dusty Isaacs, who has been promoted to the Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A) twice this season, Daniel Spingola was recently promoted to the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A).

Below is a complete list of Tech #ProJackets playing professionally this season.



MLB

PLAYER

2018-19 SEASON STATS

Charlie Blackmon
#19 / OF

Colorado Rockies
MLB Debut:
June 7, 2011 (Rockies)
MLB Draft:
2008 (Rockies), 2nd round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008
High School:
North Gwinnett
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.

GP: 61 
Batting Avg: .286 
Hits: 70
Home Runs:
13
Triples: 4
Doubles: 8
RBIs:
31 
Runs: 50 
Stolen Bases: 4
OBP: .366
OPS: .876
SLG: .510

Derek Dietrich
#32 / OF

Miami Marlins
MLB Debut:
May 8, 2013 (Marlins)
MLB Draft:
2010 (Rays), 2nd round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
High School:
St. Ignatius
Hometown: Parma, Ohio

GP: 62 
Batting Avg: .285 
Hits: 63
Home Runs:
8
Triples: 1
Doubles:
12
RBIs:
25
Runs: 30
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .335 
OPS: .792 
SLG: .457


Buck Farmer
#45 / RHP

Detroit Tigers 
MLB Debut:
August 13, 2014 (Tigers) 
MLB Draft:
2013 (Tigers), 5th round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-13 
High School:
Rockdale 
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.


GP:
32
IP:
30.1
Record: 1-3 
Save:
ERA: 5.93
SO: 31
Opp. Avg: .306 
Whip: 1.81


Daniel Palka
#18 / OF

Chicago White Sox 
MLB Debut:
April 25, 2018 (White Sox) 
MLB Draft:
2013 (Diamondbacks), 3rd round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13 
High School:
Greer 
Hometown: Lyman, S.C.


GP:
38
Batting Avg:
.252 
Hits: 33
Home Runs: 6
Triples: 3
Doubles: 8
RBIs: 22
Runs: 16
Stolen Bases: 2 
OBP: .295 
OPS: .791 
SLG: .496

Matt Wieters
#32 / C

Washington Nationals
MLB Debut:
May 29, 2009 (Orioles)
MLB Draft:
2007 (Orioles), 1st round
Status: Disabled List - 10 day
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-07
High School:
Stratford
Hometown: Goose Creek, S.C.

GP: 23 
Batting Avg: .231 
Hits: 15
Home Runs:
3
Doubles: 1 
RBIs:

Runs: 6 
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .342 
OPS: .727 
SLG: .385

Blake Wood
#46 / P

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 
MLB Debut:
May 12, 2010 (Royals)
MLB Draft:
2006 (Royals), 3rd round
Status: Disabled List - 60 day
Years at Georgia Tech: 2004-07
High School:
North Gwinnett
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.


* Out for season due to Tommy John surgery


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player

Current Team (MLB Team)

Level

MiLB Bio

at Tech

2018-19 Season Stats

Luke Bard

Rochester Red Wings (Twins)

AAA

BIO

2010-12

 11 GP, 0-0, 2.65 ERA, 1 save, 17.0 IP, 19 SO, 1.06 WHIP

* with the Angels (MLB)
 8 GP, 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 11.2 IP, 13 SO, 1.29 WHIP

Sam Clay

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AA

BIO

2013-14

 13 GP, 1-3, 1 save, 7.25 ERA, 22.1 IP, 25 SO, 1.88 WHIP


Trevor Craport

Delmarva Shoebirds (Orioles)

A

BIO

2015-17

 57 GP, .261 avg., 52 hits, 7 HR, 1 3B, 9 2B, 33 RBIs, 36 runs, 3 SB

 South Atlantic League All-Star


Brandon Cumpton


Southern Maryland Blue Crabs


Independent


BIO


2008-10


 8 GP, 8 GS, 3-2, 5.63 ERA, 46.1 IP, 27 K, 1.51 WHIP

Jake Esch

St. Paul Saints 

Independent

BIO

2009-11


 5 GP, 5 GS, 3-1, 5.26 ERA, 25.2 IP, 27 K, 1.64 WHIP


Brandon Gold


Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

 13 GP, 13 GS, 5-3, 5.79 ERA, 73.0 IP, 50 SO, 1.56 WHIP


Matthew Gorst


Salem Red Sox (Red Sox)


A (Adv)


BIO


2014-16

 19 GP, 1-2, 8 saves, 1.65 ERA, 27.1 IP, 30 SO, 0.99 WHIP

 Carolina League All-Star


Matthew Grimes


Bowie Baysox (Orioles)


AA


BIO


2011-14

 15 GP, 1 GS, 0-0, 3.60 ERA, 35.0 IP, 24 SO, 1.31 WHIP


Dusty Isaacs


Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)


AAA


BIO


2011-14

 
 Overall in 2018:
 19 GP, 3-1, 4.30 ERA, 29.1 IP, 27 SO, 1.67 WHIP

* with Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A)
 6 GP, 1-0, 6.30 ERA, 10.0 IP, 8 SO, 2.00 WHIP


Connor Justus

Mobile BayBears (Angels)

AA

BIO

2014-16

 54 GP, .193 avg., 34 hits, 1 3B, 8 2B, 13 RBIs, 25 runs


Deck McGuire

Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)

AAA

BIO

2008-10

 * Designated for Assignment

 Minors in 2018:
 8 GP, 8 GS, 4-2, 3.22 ERA, 44.2 IP, 40 SO, 1.16 WHIP

* with the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
 4 GP, 0-0, 6.48 ERA, 8.1 IP, 7 SO, 1.68 WHIP

Arden Pabst

Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

 32 GP, .265 avg., 31 hits, 5 HR, 9 2B, 20 RBIs, 12 runs, 2 SB

 Florida State League All-Star


Ryan Peurifoy


West Virginia Power (Pirates)


A


BIO


2014-17


 38 GP, .183 avg., 21 hits, 3 HR, 8 2B, 11 RBIs, 16 runs


Zac Ryan


Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-17

 20 GP, 3-1, 3.86 ERA, 37.1 IP, 40 SO, 1.37 WHIP

Matt Skole

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

AAA

BIO

2009-10

 48 GP, .249 avg. 43 hits, 6 HR, 1 3B, 13 2B, 16 RBIs, 23 runs, 1 SB

* Chicago White Sox (MLB)
 4 GP, .253 avg., 3 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 runs

Daniel Spingola



Tennessee Smokies
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

AA

BIO

2012-15

 41 GP, .211 avg., 28 hits, 2 HR, 8 2B, 10 RBIs, 16 runs, 1 SB


Kyle Wren


Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)


AAA


BIO


2011-13


 37 GP, .310 avg., 36 hits, 2 HR, 1 3B, 5 2B, 26 RBIs, 19 runs, 6 SB


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