Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Aug. 11, 2016

THE FLATS – In what was a bitter sweet announcement last week by Yellow Jacket Hall of Famer Mark Teixeira in which he proclaimed that this will be his last season, the Georgia Tech legend has shown no signs of slowing down over the past week as he looks to close his 14-year MLB career out on a high note.

Over the last seven games, Teixeira is hitting .261 overall with six hits, one of which was a home run, five walks, four RBI and five runs scored. He went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the Yankees 13-7 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 5, the same day that he announced his retirement from the game at the season’s end.

Below is a complete list of the Baseball #ProJackets currently playing in Major League Baseball or with a minor league team affiliate.

 

MLB

PLAYER

2016 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: 101
Batting Avg: .312
Hits: 127
Home Runs: 14
RBI: 52
Runs: 70
Stolen Bases: 14
OBP: .377
OPS: .859
SLG: .486

 MARLON BYRD
 #6 / RF

 Cleveland Indians
 MLB Debut: Sept. 8, 2002 (Phillies)
 MLB Draft:
1999 (Phillies), 10th round
 Status: MLB Restricted List
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1996
 High School: Sprayberry

 Hometown: Marietta, Ga.

 GP: 34
 Batting Avg: .270
 Hits: 31
 Home Runs: 5
 RBI: 19
 Runs: 11
 Stolen Bases: 0
 OBP: .326
 OPS: .778
 SLG: .452

 DEREK DIETRICH
 #32/ 2B

 Florida 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: 100
 Batting Avg: .279
 Hits: 83
 Home Runs: 4
 RBI: 32
 Runs: 29
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .367
 OPS: .770
 SLG: .403

 BUCK FARMER
 #45/ P

 Toledo Mudhens (Triple A)
 MLB Debut: August 13, 2014 (Tigers)
 MLB Draft:
2013 (Tigers), 5th round
 Status: MLB 40-Man Roster
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-13
 High School: Rockdale
 
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.

 MLB (Detroit Tigers)
 GP: 10
 IP: 16.0
 Record: 0-0
 ERA: 3.94
 SO: 15
 Opp. Avg: 224
 Whip: 1.38

 Minors (Triple A)
 GP: 16
 GS: 16
 IP: 77.1
 Record: 3-5
 ERA: 4.54
 SO: 69
 Opp. Avg: .281
 Whip: 1.36

 

  MARK TEIXEIRA
 #25/ 1B

 New York Yankees
 MLB Debut: April 1, 2003 (Rangers)
 MLB Draft:
2001 (Rangers), 1st round
 Status: Active
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-01
 High School: Mount Saint Joseph
 
Hometown: Severna Park, Md.

 GP: 82
 Batting Avg: .198
 Hits: 57
 Home Runs: 10
 RBI: 28
 Runs: 31
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .288
 OPS: .625
 SLG: .337

 MATT WIETERS
 #32/ C

 Baltimore Orioles 
 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.


 2016 AL All-Star
 GP: 83
 Batting Avg: .231
 Hits: 66
 Home Runs: 10
 RBI: 42
 Runs: 27
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .285
 OPS: .656
 SLG: .371

  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:
50
 IP: 54.1
 Record: 5-1
 Save: 1
 ERA: 3.31
 SO: 57
 Opp. Avg: 245
 Whip: 1.47

 

 BRANDON CUMPTON
 #58/ P

 Indianapolis Indians (Triple A)
 MLB Debut: June 15, 2013 (Pirates)
 MLB Draft:
2010 (Pirates), 9th round
 Status: 7-day disabled list (Triple A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
 High School: Greenbrier
 
Hometown: Evans, Ga.

 Has not pitched due to

Tommy John Surgery

in March 2015

 BRUCE CHEN
 Cultural Development Coordinator

 Cleveland Indians
 MLB Debut: Sept. 7, 1998 (Braves)
 MLB Draft:
Not drafted out of Tech
 Status: Development Office
 Years at Georgia Tech:
 Attended Tech, but did not play baseball
 Hometown: Panama City, Panama

 

Was added to the Cleveland

 Indians’ Development Staff

in January 2016

 

 


MINOR LEAUGES

PLAYER

2016 SEASON STATS

 

 MATT MURTON
 #25 / OF
 
 Iowa Cubs (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2003 (Red Sox), Comp. 1
 Status: 7-day Disabled List (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-03
 High School: Eagles Landing
 
Hometown: McDonough, Ga.               



 GP: 65
 Batting Avg: .322
 Hits: 68
 Home Runs: 2
 Doubles: 11
 RBI: 31
 Runs: 28
 OBP: .354
 OPS: .766
 SLG: .412

 

 

 DANIEL PALKA
 #37/ OF

 Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2013 (Diamondbacks), 3rd rd
 Status: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13
 High School: Greer
 
Hometown: Lyman, Ga.  




                        

 Chattanooga Lookouts  Rochester Red Wings

 GP: 108
 Batting Avg: .264
 Hits: 108
 Home Runs: 27
 Doubles: 20
 RBI: 78
 Runs: 61
 OBP: .344
 OPS: .875
 SLG: .531

 

 

 MATT SKOLE
 #16 / 3B

 Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2011 (Nationals), 5th round
 Status: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Blessed Trinity Catholic
 
Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.    


            

 GP: 114
 Batting Avg: .246
 Hits: 99
 Home Runs: 17
 Doubles: 17
 RBI: 62
 Runs: 52
 OBP: .341
 OPS: .756
 SLG: .415

 

 

 KYLE WREN
 #8 / CF

 Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2013 (Braves), 8th round
 Status: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13
 High School: Landmark Christian
 
Hometown: Peachtree City, Ga. 





              

 Colorado Springs Sky  Sox
 Biloxi Shuckers

 GP: 108
 Batting Avg: .323
 Hits: 107
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 35
 Runs: 65
 Stolen Bases: 24 
 OBP: .416
 OPS: .833
 SLG: .417

 

 

  JED BRADLEY
 #51 / P

 Mississippi Braves (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2011 (Brewers), 1st round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Huntsville
 
Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.




          

 Biloxi Shuckers
 Mississippi Braves

 GP: 31
 GS: 9
 IP: 82.2
 Record: 6-5
 ERA: 3.70
 SO: 81
 Opp. Avg: .273
 Whip: 1.43

 

 

 

  JAKE ESCH
 #38 / P

 Jacksonville Suns (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2011 (Marlins), 11th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Cretin-Derham Hall
 
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.    



 GP: 23
 GS: 23
 IP: 125.1
 Record: 11-9
 ERA: 3.81
 SO: 84
 Opp. Avg: .261
 Whip: 1.28

 

 

 

 ZANE EVANS
 #8 / C

 NW Arkansas Naturals (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2013 (Royals), 4th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13
 High School: Roswell
 
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.    





                      

 Northwest Arkansas      Naturals
 Omaha Storm Chasers  Burlington Royals

 GP: 59
 Batting Avg: .210
 Hits: 48
 Home Runs: 3
 RBI: 23
 Runs: 17
 OBP: .270
 OPS: .579
 SLG: .310

 

 

  MATTHEW GRIMES
 #38 / P

 Bowie Baysox (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2014 (Orioles), 18th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Mill Creek
 
Hometown: Hoschton, Ga.   




                    

 Frederick Keys
 Bowie Baysox

 GP: 20
 GS: 19
 IP: 112.1
 Record: 9-7
 ERA: 2.32
 SO: 74
 Opp. Avg: .246
 Whip: 1.18

 

 

 

 MOTT HYDE
 #10/ 2B

 Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2014 (Astros), 26th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Calhoun
 
Hometown: Calhoun, Ga. 

         

 GP: 66
 Batting Avg: .236
 Hits: 52
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 23
 Runs: 20
 OBP: .291
 OPS: .623
 SLG: .332

 

 

 DECK MCGUIRE
 #22 / P

 Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2010 (Blue Jays), 1st round
 Status: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
 High School: Deep Run
 
Hometown: Richmond, Va.





 Memphis Redbirds
 Springfield Cardinals

 GP: 22
 GS: 22
 IP: 114.0
 Record: 6-9
 ERA: 5.21
 SO: 87
 Opp. Avg: .269
 Whip: 1.45

 

 

 

 ANDREW ROBINSON
 #25 / P

 Harrisburg Senators (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2010 (Houston), 12th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-10
 High School: Starr’s Mill
 
Hometown: Senoia, Ga.   





                        

 Potomac Nationals  Harrisburg Senators

 GP: 32
 GS: 1
 IP: 57.0
 Record: 4-0
 Saves: 5
 ERA: 2.05
 SO: 65
 Opp. Avg: .212
 Whip: 1.09

 

 

 

 LUKE BARD
 #24 / P

 Fort Myers Miracle (Class A - Advanced)
 MLB Draft:
2012 (Twins), Compensation A
 Status: Active (Class A - Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-12
 High School: Charlotte Christian
 
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.       





 Chattanooga Lookouts  Fort Myers Miracle

 GP: 37
 IP: 55.1
 Record: 3-1
 Saves: 2
 ERA: 4.07
 SO: 50
 Opp. Avg: .272
 Whip: 1.46

 

 

 

 SAM CLAY
 #11 / P

 Fort Myers Miracle (Class A - Advanced)
 MLB Draft:
2014 (Twins), 4th round
 Status: Active (Class A - Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-14
 High School: Buford
 
Hometown: Buford, Ga.           





                

 Cedar Rapids Kernels  Fort Myers Miracle

 GP: 19
 GS: 19
 IP: 100.1
 Record: 6-5
 CG: 1
 ERA: 3.59
 SO: 102
 Opp. Avg: .261
 Whip: 1.48

 

 

 

 DUSTY ISAACS
 #44 / P

 Dunedin Blue Jays (Class A - Advanced)
 MLB Draft:
2014 (Blue Jays), 18th round
 Status: Active (Class A - Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Lebanon
 
Hometown: Lebanon, Ohio       




      

 Lansing Lugnuts
 Dunedin Blue Jays

 GP: 40
 IP: 45.2
 Record: 3-4
 Saves: 14
 ERA: 2.17
 SO: 52
 Opp. Avg: .225
 Whip: 1.09

 

 

 

  A.J. MURRAY
 #37/ C

 Fort Myers Miracle (Class A - Advanced)
 MLB Draft:
2015 (Twins), 14th round
 Status: Active (Class A - Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-15
 High School: Westfield
 
Hometown: Westfield, N.J.




 Cedar Rapids Kernels  Fort Myers Miracle

 GP: 94
 Batting Avg: .244
 Hits: 85
 Home Runs: 8
 RBI: 43
 Runs: 45
 OBP: .332
 OPS: .721
 SLG: .390

 

 

  DANIEL SPINGOLA
 #17/ OF

 Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Class A-Adv)
 MLB Draft:
2015 (Cubs), 31st round
 Status: Active (Class A - Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-15
 High School: Marist
 
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.       




                    

 South Bend Cubs
 Myrtle Beach Pelicans

 GP: 72
 Batting Avg: .264
 Hits: 65
 Home Runs: 1
 RBI: 22
 Runs: 35
 Stolen Bases: 7
 OBP: .337
 OPS: .674
 SLG: .337

 

 CONNOR JUSTUS
 #9/ SS

 Burlington Bees (Class A)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Angels), 5th round
 Status: Active (Class A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-16
 High School: Cartersville
 
Hometown: Cartersville, Ga.


 

 Orem Owls (Rookie)
 Burlington Bees

 GP: 44
 Batting Avg: .293
 Hits: 46
 Home Runs: 1
 RBI: 27
 Runs: 28
 OBP: .416
 OPS: .804
 SLG: .389


 

 BRANDON GOLD
 #7/ P

 Boise Hawks (Class A – Short)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Rockies), 12th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Short)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-16
 High School: Johns Creek
 
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.     

 GP: 9
 IP: 9.0
 Record: 1-1
 ERA: 7.00
 SO: 10
 Opp. Avg: .275
 Whip: 1.44

 

 

 MATTHEW GORST
 #36/ P

 Lowell Spinners (Class A – Short)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Red Sox), 12th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Short)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-16
 High School: Johns Creek
 
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.     
    

 GP: 8
 IP: 13.2
 Record: 1-0
 ERA: 2.63
 SO: 8
 Opp. Avg: .245
 Whip: 1.24

 

 

 ARDEN PABST
 #52/ C

 WVa. Black Bears (Class A – Short)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Pirates), 12th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Short)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-16
 High School: Harvard Westlake
 
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.   


        

 GP: 24
 Batting Avg: .238
 Hits: 20
 Home Runs: 0
 RBI: 5
 Runs: 10
 OBP: .316
 OPS: .590
 SLG: .274

 

 

 MATT GONZALEZ
 #1/ 2B

 Danville Braves (Rookie)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Braves), 6th round
 Status: Active (Rookie)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-16
 High School: Harrison
 
Hometown: Acworth, Ga.        



 GP: 43
 Batting Avg: .300
 Hits: 51
 Home Runs: 1
 RBI: 15
 Runs: 17
 OBP: .326
 OPS: .702
 SLG: .376

 

 

 

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