Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

July 11, 2018


THE FLATS -- The 2018 baseball season is halfway through, yet a number of #ProJackets are continuing to heat up as the month of July continues.

Charlie Blackmon, who became a three-time all-star earlier this week, is back to his all-star form as he is hitting .355 with three home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored over his last seven games.


Derek Dietrich has totaled 91 hits already in 2018, which is only 10 shy of his career high of 101 which he set last season, while catcher Matt Wieters returned to the lineup after a stint on the DL to go 1-for-4 on Monday night versus Pittsburgh.

On the mound, Buck Farmer continues to pitch well out of the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers, as the right-handed pitcher is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA and nine strikeouts over his last 15 appearances.

#ProJacket Deck McGuire's year of going up and down from the majors to Triple-A continued last week, as he allowed just one hit and struck out six over 3.0 scoreless for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on July 7 before being reassigned to the minors.

Joey Bart is off to a great start to his #ProJackets career for the San Francisco Giants organization, as he is hitting .283 with four home runs, a triple, two doubles and 12 RBIs in just 11 games.


Since having his contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 4, pitcher Brandon Cumpton is 0-0 with one save over two games for the Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A), while Matthew Gorst has not missed a beat since moving up to the Double-A team for the Boston Red Sox, as he is 0-0 with one save over 9.0 innings of work for the Portland Sea Dogs.

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



MLB

PLAYER

2018 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: 86 
Batting Avg: .277 
Hits: 96
Home Runs:
17
Triples: 4
Doubles: 10
RBIs:
38
Runs: 66 
Stolen Bases: 5
OBP: .348
OPS: .825
SLG: .477

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:
89 
Batting Avg: .290 
Hits: 91
Home Runs:
11
Triples: 1
Doubles:
16
RBIs:
32
Runs: 48
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .340 
OPS: .809 
SLG: .455


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:
43
IP:
40.1
Record: 3-3 
Saves:
ERA: 4.46
SO: 39
Opp. Avg: .285 
Whip: 1.71


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:
61
Batting Avg:
.222
Hits: 45
Home Runs: 11
Triples: 3
Doubles: 8
RBIs: 29
Runs: 25
Stolen Bases: 2 
OBP: .272 
OPS: .725 
SLG: .453

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: 24 
Batting Avg: .232 
Hits: 16
Home Runs:
3
Doubles: 1 
RBIs:

Runs: 6 
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .338 
OPS: .714 
SLG: .377

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

* Disabled list (7-day) 

17 GP, 1-1, 3.16 ERA, 1 save, 25.2 IP, 25 SO, 1.17 WHIP

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


Joey Bart


Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants)
AZL Giants Orange (Giants)

A (Short)

BIO

2016-18


*Overall in 2018:
11 GP, .283 avg., 13 hits, 4 HR, 1 3B, 2 2B, 12 RBIs, 9 runs

Sam Clay

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AA

BIO

2013-14


19 GP, 1-5, 1 save, 6.23 ERA, 30.1 IP, 39 SO, 1.75 WHIP


Trevor Craport

Delmarva Shoebirds (Orioles)

A

BIO

2015-17

 
80 GP, .262 avg., 74 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 15 2B, 54 RBIs, 48 runs, 4 SB

South Atlantic League All-Star


Brandon Cumpton



Buffalo Bison (Blue Jays)
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs


AAA

BIO


2008-10


* Contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 4

* Buffalo Bisons:
2 GP, 0-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA, 2.0 IP, 1 K, 1.00 WHIP

* Blue Crabs:
11 GP, 11 GS, 4-3, 4.11 ERA, 65.2 IP, 44 K, 1.31 WHIP

Jake Esch

Sioux Falls Canaries
St. Paul Saints 

Independent

BIO

2009-11


* Overall in 2018:
9 GP, 9 GS, 4-3, 6.02 ERA, 43.1 IP, 42 K, 1.36 WHIP


Brandon Gold


Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

 
18 GP, 18 GS, 6-6, 5.86 ERA, 98.1 IP, 71 SO, 1.62 WHIP


Matthew Gorst


Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
Salem Red Sox (Red Sox)


AA


BIO


2014-16

 
* Overall in 2018:
25 GP, 1-2, 9 saves, 1.21 ERA, 37.1 IP, 41 SO, 0.88 WHIP

Carolina League All-Star (Salem)


Matthew Grimes


Bowie Baysox (Orioles)


AA


BIO


2011-14

 
 
22 GP, 4 GS, 0-2, 3.67 ERA, 56.1 IP, 43 SO, 1.35 WHIP


Dusty Isaacs



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


AA


BIO


2011-14

 
* Overall in 2018:
27 GP, 3-2, 1 save, 4.28 ERA, 40.0 IP, 41 SO, 1.63 WHIP



Connor Justus


Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)
Mobile BayBears (Angels)


A (Adv.)

BIO

2014-16

*Overall in 2018:
75 GP, .208 avg., 53 hits, 4 HR, 1 3B, 13 2B, 26 RBIs, 37 runs, 2 SB


Deck McGuire

Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
Los Angles Angels of Anaheim
Texas Round Rok (Rangers)
Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
Toronto Blue Jays

AAA

BIO

2008-10


*Overall in 2018 (Triple-A):
9 GP, 8 GS, 4-2, 4.08 ERA, 46.1 IP, 40 K, 1.32 WHIP

*Overall in 2018 (MLB):
8 GP, 2 GS, 0-1, 6.41 ERA, 19.2 IP, 18 K, 1.47 WHIP

Arden Pabst


Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)
Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

 
* Overall in 2018:
46 GP, .282 avg., 48 hits, 8 HR, 1 3B, 12 2B, 28 RBIs, 20 runs, 2 SB

Florida State League All-Star (Bradenton)


Ryan Peurifoy


West Virginia Power (Pirates)


A


BIO


2014-17


51 GP, .205 avg., 33 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 10 2B, 16 RBIs, 26 runs


Zac Ryan


Mobile BayBears (Angels)
Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)


AA


BIO


2014-17


* Overall in 2018:
28 GP, 3-2, 3 Saves, 3.54 ERA, 48.1 IP, 55 SO, 1.43 WHIP

California League All-Star (Inland)

Matt Skole

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

AAA

BIO

2009-10

 
73 GP, .243 avg., 64 hits, 9 HR, 1 3B, 19 2B, 25 RBIs, 34 runs, 1 SB

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

Daniel Spingola



Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

AA

BIO

2012-15


*Released - Free Agent

* Overall 2018:
46 GP, .216 avg., 32 hits, 2 HR, 9 2B, 11 RBIs, 20 runs, 2 SB


Kyle Wren



Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)


AAA


BIO


2011-13


* Signed by the Boxton Red Sox (July 4)

* Overall in 2018:
50 GP, .272 avg., 40 hits, 2 HR, 1 3B, 7 2B, 28 RBIs, 23 runs, 6 SB


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