Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

July 26, 2017

THE FLATS -- The playoff push has begun across professional baseball, as the season is coming down to the final two months of play.

Charlie Blackmon's career year continues as he heads into the month of August hitting .324 with 24 home runs, 13 triples, 20 doubles and a total of 134 base hits. He has driven in 69 RBIs and scored a total of 87 runs thus far this season. Over his last 10 games, he has hit .381 (16-for-42) with four home runs, three triples, two doubles, eight RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Derek Dietrich has got the start for the Miami Marlins in each of the last 10 games, while Matt Wieters has hit .286 with six RBIs over his last 10 outings. Blake Wood has pitched out of the bullpen in five games since the MLB All-Star break, and has not allowed a run over his last five innings of relief work for the Cincinnati Reds.

In the minor leagues, Sam Clay continues to shine out of the bullpen for the Fort Myers Miracle (Class A-Advanced) as he is 8-0 on the season with seven saves and a 1.36 ERA, while fellow reliever Luke Bard is 4-2 on the year with a 2.35 ERA, five saves and 69 strikeouts over 46.0 innings of work.

Since being called up to Class A Advanced on June 30, Brandon Gold has gone 3-0 with a 3.91 ERA over four starts for the LanCaster JetHawks, while righty Dusty Isaacs has struck out 52 hitters in only 42.1 innings out of the bullpen this season.

Andrew Robinson has come on strong of late, as he has struck out 28 batters in only 22.2 innings of work for the Harrisburg Senators (Double-A), while starter Deck McGuire has won eight games and totaled 119 strikeouts over 118.2 innings on the mound for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Double-A).

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



 

 

MLB

PLAYER

2016-17 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: 100 
Batting Avg: .324 
Hits: 134
Home Runs:
24
Triples: 13
Doubles: 20 
RBI:
69 
Runs: 87 
Stolen Bases: 8 
OBP: .377
OPS: .988
SLG: .610

Derek Dietrich
#32 / 3B

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: 83 
Batting Avg: .28 
Hits: 54 
Home Runs:
4
Triples: 3
Doubles:
12
RBI:
22
Runs: 26
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .305 
OPS: .659 
SLG: .305



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: 78 
Batting Avg: .246 
Hits: 70
Home Runs:
7
Doubles: 17 
RBI:
37 
Runs: 28 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .293 
OPS: .673 
SLG: .380

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:
42 
IP: 46.1 
Record:
0-4 
Save:

ERA:
4.08
SO:
48
Opp. Avg: .267 
Whip: 1.51


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player

Current Team (MLB Team)

Level

MiLB Bio

Years at Tech

2016-17 Season Stats

Luke Bard

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AA

BIO

2010-12

4-2, 2.35 ERA, 29 GP, 5 Saves, 46.0 IP, 69 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

8-0, 1.36 ERA, 33 GP, 7 Saves, 53.0 IP, 52 SO

FSL Southern Division All-Star


Trevor Craport

Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)

Rookie

BIO

2015-17

16 GP, .222 avg., 12 hits, 2 HR, 1 3B, 1 2B, 9 RBI, 8 runs, 2 SB


Brandon Cumpton



Altoona Curve (Pirates)
Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)



AA


BIO


2008-10

Overall in 2017
1-2, 5.03 ERA, 12 GP, 19.2 IP, 16 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
1-6, 5.48 ERA, 8 GP, 8 GS, 1 CG, 42.2 IP, 31 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


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

3-4, 4.53 ERA, 16 GP, 16 GS, 91.1 IP, 85 SO


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)

Overall in 2017
7-5, 4.22 ERA, 17 GP, 17 GS, 1 CG, 96.0 IP, 82 SO

Matt Gonzalez


Florida Fire Frogs (Braves)
Rome Braves (Braves)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (May 29)

Overall in 2017
41 GP, .280 avg., 44 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 4 2B, 16 RBI, 17 runs, 2 SB


Matthew Gorst


Greenville Drive (Red Sox)


A


BIO


2014-16


5-3, 3.26 ERA, 25 GP, 4 Saves, 49.2 IP, 43 SO


Matthew Grimes


Bowie Baysox (Orioles)


AA


BIO


2011-14

*Disabled 7-day list

4-8, 5.40 ERA, 17 GP, 15 GS, 85.0 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, 4.04 ERA, 28 GP, 2 Saves, 42.1 IP, 52 SO

Eastern League All-Star 

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

84 GP, .215 avg., 64 hits, 5 HR, 3 3B, 17 2B, 24 RBI, 43 runs, 9 SB


Deck McGuire

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

AA

BIO

2008-10

8-7, 2.65 ERA, 20 GP, 19 GS, 118.2 IP, 119 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


57 GP, .246 avg., 49 hits, 3 HR, 9 2B, 20 RBI, 21 runs

Daniel Palka

Rochester Red Wings (Twins)

GCL Twins (Twins) - Rehab Assignment

AAA

BIO

2011-13


* Activated by Rochester Red Wings (July 23) 

Overall in 2017
50 GP, .259 avg., 48 hits, 9 HR, 6 2B, 24 RBI,
29 runs, 2 SB


Ryan Peurifoy


Bristol Pirates (Pirates)


Rookie


BIO


2014-17


15 GP, .250 avg., 14 hits, 1 HR, 5 2B, 9 RBI, 8 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, 3.18 ERA, 22 GP, 3 Saves, 22.2 IP, 28 SO


Zac Ryan


Burlington Bees (Angels)
Orem Owlz (Angels)

A

BIO

2014-17

*Promoted to Class A (July 10)

Overall in 2017
0-1, 4.30 ERA, 11 GP, 2 Saves, 14.2 IP, 16 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)

Overall in 2017
88 GP, .276 avg., 83 hits, 5 HR, 7 3B, 17 2B, 35 RBI, 41 runs, 5 SB

Carolina League South Division All-Star

Brandon Thomas


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

Independent

BIO

2010-13

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

(River City): 58 GP, .233 avg., 45 hits, 6 HR, 1 3B, 12 2B, 28 RBI, 40 runs, 31 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


92 GP, .294 avg., 101 hits, 3 HR, 7 3B, 12 2B, 43 RBI, 60 runs, 21 SB


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