Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Aug. 9, 2017

THE FLATS -- The Georgia Tech baseball #ProJackets continue to shine in 2016-17, as three more Jackets in Matthew Gorst, Luke Bard and Sam Clay were all promoted in the last week, while Charlie Blackmon and Matt Wieters each blasted important home runs for their teams over the last seven days.

Blackmon reached a career milestone on Tuesday, Aug. 8, as he blasted his 100th career home run at the MLB level. On the season, Blackmon is hitting a career-best .330 with 151 total hits. He has 26 home runs, 13 triples, 24 doubles, 73 RBIs and 101 runs scored. He is on pace to top all of his previous career best marks, which he set last season.


On Aug. 6, Wieters provided a memorable home run for the Washington Nationals, as he broke up a 4-4 tie in the top of the eighth with a grand slam versus the Chicago Cubs. After a brief slump at the plate, Wieters has gone 4-for-8 with a home run and six RBIs over his last three games.


 

 


Fellow big leaguer Derek Dietrich has played well as of late, as the Miami Marlins' third baseman has hit .306 with two home runs, a triple, four doubles and six RBIs over his last 10 games. He has hit safely in each of his last seven outings, which includes going 4-for-11 with a double and a walk in the three-game series at Atlanta on Aug. 4-6.

On the mound, Blake Wood continues to lower his ERA and picked up his first win on the season with a scoreless 0.1 inning versus San Diego on Aug. 7. Wood has allowed just two runs over his last 12.0 innings and has struck out 15 batters during that span.

In the MiLB, Gorst was promoted by the Boston Red Sox to the Salem Red Sox (Class A Advanced) on Aug. 3, while Bard was transferred to the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A) by the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 6. Staying with the Twins organization, Clay was promoted to the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A) as well on Aug. 6.

New #ProJacket Zac Ryan recorded his first career win as a professional for the Burlington Bees on Aug. 6, while veteran Kyle Wren was just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle for the Colorado Sky Sox on Aug. 5.

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: 111 
Batting Avg: .330 
Hits: 151
Home Runs:
26
Triples: 13
Doubles: 24 
RBI:
73 
Runs: 101 
Stolen Bases: 9 
OBP: .387
OPS: .997
SLG: .611

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: 95 
Batting Avg: .249 
Hits: 69 
Home Runs:
7
Triples: 4
Doubles:
17
RBI:
36
Runs: 33
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .320 
OPS: .729 
SLG: .409



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: 87 
Batting Avg: .246 
Hits: 76
Home Runs:
8
Doubles: 18 
RBI:
44 
Runs: 30 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .295 
OPS: .677 
SLG: .382

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:
47 
IP: 52.2 
Record:
1-4 
Save:

ERA:
3.76
SO:
57
Opp. Avg: .261 
Whip: 1.44


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player

Current Team (MLB Team)

Level

MiLB Bio

at Tech

2016-17 Season Stats

Luke Bard

Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AAA

BIO

2010-12

* Promoted to Triple-A (August 6)

Overall in 2017
4-3, 2.48 ERA, 34 GP, 5 Saves, 54.1 IP, 79 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

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)
Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

AA

BIO

2013-14


* Promoted to Double-A (August 6)

Overall in 2017
8-0, 1.24 ERA, 36 GP, 9 Saves, 58.0 IP, 57 SO

FSL Southern Division All-Star


Trevor Craport

Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)

Rookie

BIO

2015-17

28 GP, .295 avg., 28 hits, 2 HR, 2 3B, 6 2B, 14 RBI, 14 runs, 2 SB


Brandon Cumpton



Altoona Curve (Pirates)
Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)



AA


BIO


2008-10

Overall in 2017
2-3, 4.15 ERA, 16 GP, 1 Save, 26.0 IP, 24 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
1-7, 5.13 ERA, 10 GP, 10 GS, 1 CG, 54.1 IP, 44 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)

6-4, 3.95 ERA, 19 GP, 19 GS, 111.2 IP, 101 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, 3.78 ERA, 20 GP, 20 GS, 1 CG, 116.2 IP, 97 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
48 GP, .258 avg., 47 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 6 2B, 17 RBI, 21 runs, 2 SB


Matthew Gorst


Salem Red Sox (Red Sox)
Greenville Drive (Red Sox)


A (Adv)


BIO


2014-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (Aug. 3)

Overall in 2017
6-3, 3.13 ERA, 28 GP, 4 Saves, 54.2 IP, 47 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


3-3, 3.99 ERA, 32 GP, 3 Saves, 47.1 IP, 59 SO


Eastern League All-Star 

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16


95 GP, .207 avg., 70 hits, 5 HR, 3 3B, 18 2B, 27 RBI, 46 runs, 12 SB


Deck McGuire

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

AA

BIO

2008-10


9-8, 2.75 ERA, 23 GP, 22 GS, 137.2 IP, 136 SO


Southern League South Division All-Star

A.J. Murray


Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers)

AA

BIO

2012-15


*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


64 GP, .251 avg., 56 hits, 4 HR, 12 2B, 24 RBI, 24 runs

Daniel Palka

Rochester Red Wings (Twins)

GCL Twins (Twins) - Rehab Assignment

AAA

BIO

2011-13


Overall in 2017
64 GP, .267 avg., 65 hits, 11 HR, 2 3B, 8 2B, 32 RBI, 36 runs, 2 SB


Ryan Peurifoy


Bristol Pirates (Pirates)


Rookie


BIO


2014-17


24 GP, .265 avg., 22 hits, 1 HR, 7 2B, 14 RBI, 9 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, 3.04 ERA, 26 GP, 6 Saves, 26.2 IP, 31 SO


Zac Ryan


Burlington Bees (Angels)
Orem Owlz (Angels)

A

BIO

2014-17

*Promoted to Class A (July 10)

Overall in 2017
1-1, 3.60 ERA, 15 GP, 2 Saves, 20.0 IP, 22 SO

Matt Skole

Auburn Doubledays (Nationals)
Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)

A (Short)

BIO

2009-11


*Resigned on Aug. 7 (Class A Short Season)

Overall in 2017
50 GP, .236 avg., 38 hits, 8 HR, 14 2B, 21 RBI,
32 runs

Daniel Spingola

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

AA

BIO

2012-15

* Promoted to Double-A (June 22)

Overall in 2017
101 GP, .268 avg., 90 hits, 6 HR, 7 3B, 19 2B, 40 RBI, 47 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): 71 GP, .235 avg., 54 hits, 8 HR, 1 3B, 15 2B, 34 RBI, 50 runs, 37 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


104 GP, .297 avg., 116 hits, 3 HR, 10 3B, 15 2B, 50 RBI, 70 runs, 23 SB


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