Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

July 12, 2017

Blackmon All-Star Gallery


THE FLATS --
Georgia Tech #ProJacket Charlie Blackmon and former #ProJacket Mark Teixeira took center stage at the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities on Monday night, as Blackmon competed in the Home Run Derby while Teixeira called the action from the Baseball Tonight Desk for ESPN.

Blackmon, who hit 14 home runs in the first round of the Home Run Derby on Monday night, finished 0-for-2 with a first-inning lineout and a third-inning strikeout in his second all-star game appearance on Tuesday.


At the midway point of the 2017 season, Blackmon leads MLB in hits (117), triples (10) and total bases (214). He also ranks second in the National League in runs scored (72) and fifth in the NL in hitting (.319) and slugging percentage (.583).

Derek Dietrich will look to carry over his strong finish to the first part of the season into the second half of the year, as he hit .348 (8-for-23) with a home run and two doubles over his last 10 games before the all-star break.

Catcher Matt Wieters will look to help keep the NL East leading Washington Nationals atop of the division standings, while relief pitcher Blake Wood will attempt to help the Cincinnati Reds make a late season push in the NL Central Division over the second half of the season.

Fellow #ProJacket Dusty Isaacs will suit up in front of his home crowd on July 12 as a member of the Eastern All-Stars in the Eastern League (Double A), while Zane Evans decided to call it a career last week after five-plus years in the Kansas City Royals organization (Click Here).

Two #ProJackets in A.J. Murray (Biloxi - Double A) and Zac Ryan (Burlington - Class A) both moved up this week.

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


MLB

PLAYER

2017-18 SEASON STATS


Charlie Blackmon
#19 / CF

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: 89 
Batting Avg: .319 
Hits: 117
Home Runs:
20
Triples: 10
Doubles: 17
RBI:
61 
Runs: 72 
Stolen Bases: 8 
OBP: .372
OPS: .955
SLG: .583

Derek Dietrich
#32/ 2B

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: 72 
Batting Avg: .248 
Hits: 50 
Home Runs:
4
Triples: 2
Doubles:
12
RBI:
22
Runs: 26
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .330 
OPS: .717 
SLG: .386



Buck Farmer
#45/ P

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.


Sent back down to Triple-A (June 18)

GP:
4
GS:
4
IP: 
17.2
Record: 2-1
Save:
ERA: 6.62
SO: 22
Opp. Avg: .286
Whip: 1.61

Matt Wieters
#32/ C

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

GP: 70 
Batting Avg: .244 
Hits: 62
Home Runs:
7
Doubles: 13 
RBI:
36 
Runs: 27 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .295 
OPS: .672 
SLG: .378

Blake Wood
#36/ P

Cincinnati Reds
MLB Debut:
May 12, 2010 (Royals)
MLB Draft:
2006 (Royals), 3rd round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2004-07
High School:
North Gwinnett
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.



GP:
37 
IP: 40.2 
Record:
0-4 
Save:

ERA:
4.43
SO:
42
Opp. Avg: .268 
Whip: 1.52


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player

Current Team (MLB Team)

Level

MiLB Bio

Years at Tech

2017-18 Season Stats

Luke Bard

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AA

BIO

2010-12

4-1, 2.70 ERA, 24 GP, 3 Saves, 40.0 IP, 64 SO

Jed Bradley

Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

AA

BIO

2009-11

*Retired (Click Here)

1-2, 9.75 ERA, 8 GP, 12.1 IP, 9 SO

*Made one appearance for the Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Sam Clay

Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-14

6-0, 1.58 ERA, 27 GP, 5 Saves, 45.2 IP, 44 SO

FSL Southern Division All-Star


Trevor Craport

Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)

Rookie

BIO

2015-17

7 GP, .217 avg., 5 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 4 runs, 1 SB


Brandon Cumpton

Altoona Curve (Pirates)

AA

BIO

2008-10

1-0, 2.40 ERA, 9 GP, 15.0 IP, 12 SO

Jake Esch


Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres)
San Antonio Missions (Padres)

A (Adv)

BIO

2009-11

* Resigned with the Padres (Lake Elsinore Storm)

Overall in 2017
1-4, 4.55 ERA, 6 GP, 6 GS, 29.2 IP, 26 SO

*Made two starts with the San Antonio Missions (AA)
*Made one start with the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)

Zane Evans

AZL Royals (Royals)
NW Arkansas Nautrals (Royals)

Rookie

BIO

2011-13

*Retired (Click Here)

*Reassigned to AZL Royals

33 GP, .205 avg., 25 hits, 4 HR, 1 2B, 15 RBI, 11 runs, 2 SB

Buck Farmer

Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)

AAA

BIO

2010-13

3-3, 4.24 ERA, 14 GP, 14 GS, 80.2 IP, 75 SO


* Sent back down to Triple-A (June 18)

Detroit Tigers
2-1, 6.62 ERA, 4 GP, 4 GS, 17.2 IP, 22 SO


Brandon Gold


Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies)
Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (June 30)

5-5, 4.68 ERA, 15 GP, 15 GS, 1 CG, 82.2 IP, 70 SO

Matt Gonzalez


Florida Fire Frogs (Braves)
Rome Braves (Braves)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-16

33 GP, .276 avg., 35 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 2 2B, 14 RBI, 15 runs, 2 SB


Matthew Gorst


Greenville Drive (Red Sox)


A


BIO


2014-16


4-3, 3.43 ERA, 22 GP, 2 Save, 44.2 IP, 39 SO


Matthew Grimes


Bowie Baysox (Orioles)


AA


BIO


2011-14


3-8, 5.53 ERA, 16 GP, 15 GS, 83.0 IP, 53 SO

Mott Hyde

Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)

AA

BIO

2011-14

*Retired (Click Here)

26 GP, .207 avg., 17 hits, 2 HR, 1 2B, 6 RBI,
12 runs, 5 SB


Dusty Isaacs


New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)


AA


BIO


2011-14


2-2, 4.50 ERA, 24 GP, 1 Save, 36.0 IP, 44 SO

Eastern League All-Star 

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

73 GP, .195 avg., 50 hits, 5 HR, 2 3B, 14 2B, 19 RBI, 34 runs, 8 SB

Deck McGuire

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

AA

BIO

2008-10

8-6, 2.78 ERA, 18 GP, 17 GS, 106.2 IP, 105 SO

Southern League South Division All-Star

A.J. Murray


Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers)

AA

BIO

2012-15

*Disabled 7-day list

*Promoted to Double-A (July 9)

3 GP, .125 avg., 1 hit, 0 HR, 1 2B, 0 RBI, 1 run

Matt Murton

Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)

AAA

BIO

2001-03

* Released - Free Agent

7 GP, .154 avg., 4 hits, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 runs

Arden Pabst

West Virginia Power (Pirates)

A

BIO

2014-16


48 GP, .255 avg., 42 hits, 2 HR, 9 2B, 15 RBI, 19 runs

Daniel Palka

Rochester Red Wings (Twins)

AAA

BIO

2011-13


* Disabled 7-Day list

41 GP, .261 avg., 41 hits, 8 HR, 6 2B, 22 RBI,
24 runs, 1 SB


Ryan Peurifoy


Bristol Pirates (Pirates)


Rookie


BIO


2014-17


7 GP, .208 avg., 5 hits, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 3 runs, 1 SB

Mark Pope

Texas AirHogs (Independent League)

Independent

BIO

2009-11

* Released (June 10)

0-1, 2.45 ERA, 4 GP, 3.2 IP, 1 SO


Andrew Robinson


Harrisburg Senators (Nationals)


AA


BIO


2007-10


1-1, 4.08 ERA, 17 GP, 2 Saves, 17.2 IP, 21 SO


Zac Ryan


Burlington Bees (Angels)
Orem Owlz (Angels)

A

BIO

2014-17

*Promoted to Class A (July 10)

0-1, 6.78 ERA, 7 GP, 2 Save, 8.1 IP, 11 SO

Matt Skole

Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)

AAA

BIO

2009-11


*Disabled 7-day list

49 GP, .233 avg., 37 hits, 7 HR, 14 2B, 20 RBI,
31 runs

Daniel Spingola

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

AA

BIO

2012-15

* Promoted to Double-A (June 22)

77 GP, .270 avg., 71 hits, 3 HR, 6 3B, 16 2B, 30 RBI, 31 runs, 5 SB

Carolina League South Division All-Star

Brandon Thomas

York Revolution (Independent League)
River City (Frontier League)

Independent

BIO

2010-13

*traded to River City (Frontier League) on May 4

(River City): 48 GP, .216 avg., 35 hits, 5 HR, 1 3B, 11 2B, 20 RBI, 30 runs, 23 SB

(York): 7 GP, .091, 1 hit, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 SB

Kyle Wren

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)

AAA

BIO

2011-13

81 GP, .299 avg., 88 hits, 3 HR, 7 3B, 11 2B, 36 RBI, 50 runs, 18 SB


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