Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Aug. 23, 2017

THE FLATS -- The promotion of not one, but two #ProJacket arms and the continued record-setting season by Charlie Blackmon highlight this week's Nissan #ProJacket Baseball Report.

With the Colorado Rockies in the hunt for a National League Wildcard spot, Blackmon continues to lead them offensively, as he is hitting .333 with 168 total hits on the year. He has 29 home runs, matching his career high, with 14 triples, 297 doubles, 78 RBIs and a career-high 115 runs scored on the year.

Blackmon returns to Atlanta this weekend with a hot bat, as he has hit .342 with two home runs, a triple, two doubles, six RBIs and 13 runs scored over his last 10 games.

Read: Charlie's chase: Blackmon sets 149-run pace

Derek Dietrich and the Miami Marlins are still not out of the wildcard race yet and will look to have a strong few weeks to get back into the hunt down the stretch. Dietrich has hit .281 (9-for-32) over the last 10 games, hitting safely in eight of those 10 contests. He has bumped his average up two points in the last week and continues to improve his numbers with more playing time for the Marlins.

The Marlins are trying to catch Matt Wieters and the Washington Nationals who have a double-digit lead over the rest of the NL East heading into the final five weeks of play. Wieters, who hit a two-run home run on Tuesday night versus the Houston Astros, will look to get back on track to help the Nationals clinch the division early and begin to set their sights for the playoffs.

Blake Wood's return to Atlanta last week did not go as planned, as he has struggled over his last two outings for the Cincinnati Reds. However, two other #ProJacket arms were promoted over the last week in their respective organizations.

Fellow righty Brandon Cumpton's return from Tommy John surgery continues this year, as he has moved up once again as the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted him to the Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A) on August 21. After starting in Bradenton (Class A - Advanced),  he pitched well with the Altoona Curve (Double-A) over the last two months to be called up to Indianapolis with just over a month left in the season.

Jake Esch was also moved up, as he returned to the San Antonio Missions (Double-A) rotation on August 15, which is where he started the season for the San Diego Padres organization.

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: 123 
Batting Avg: .333 
Hits: 168
Home Runs:
29
Triples: 14
Doubles: 27 
RBI:
78 
Runs: 115 
Stolen Bases: 12 
OBP: .396
OPS: 1.011
SLG: .615

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: 108 
Batting Avg: .248 
Hits: 80 
Home Runs:
7
Triples: 5
Doubles:
18
RBI:
37
Runs: 41
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .330 
OPS: .729 
SLG: .399



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: 97 
Batting Avg: .232 
Hits: 79
Home Runs:
9
Doubles: 18 
RBI:
46 
Runs: 33 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .290 
OPS: .654 
SLG: .365

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:
55 
IP: 57.1 
Record:
1-4 
Save:

ERA:
5.65
SO:
62
Opp. Avg: .284 
Whip: 1.62


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, 2.73 ERA, 38 GP, 5 Saves, 59.1 IP, 87 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)
Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-14


* Promoted to Double-A (August 6)
* Reassigned to Class A (August 22)

Overall in 2017
9-0, 1.79 ERA, 39 GP, 9 Saves, 60.1 IP, 61 SO

FSL Southern Division All-Star


Trevor Craport

Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)

A (Short)

BIO

2015-17

39 GP, .300 avg., 42 hits, 2 HR, 2 3B, 10 2B, 21 RBI, 23 runs, 2 SB


Brandon Cumpton



Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
Altoona Curve (Pirates)
Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)



AAA


BIO


2008-10

* Promoted to Triple-A (August 21)

Overall in 2017
4-3, 3.58 ERA, 20 GP, 1 Save, 32.2 IP, 30 SO

Jake Esch


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

AA

BIO

2009-11

* Promoted to Double-A (August 15)

Overall in 2017
1-8, 4.92 ERA, 13 GP, 12 GS, 1 CG, 75.0 IP, 56 SO

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, 3.93 ERA, 21 GP, 21 GS, 123.2 IP, 114 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
8-6, 4.11 ERA, 23 GP, 23 GS, 1 CG, 135.2 IP, 107 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
52 GP, .253 avg., 49 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 6 2B, 17 RBI, 22 runs, 3 SB


Matthew Gorst


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


A (Adv)


BIO


2014-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (August 3)

Overall in 2017
6-4, 2.95 ERA, 32 GP, 4 Saves, 61.0 IP, 53 SO


Matthew Grimes


Frederick Keys (Orioles)
Bowie Baysox (Orioles)


A (Adv)


BIO


2011-14

* Assigned to Class A Advanced (August 12)

Overall in 2017
4-9, 5.34 ERA, 20 GP, 18 GS, 96.0 IP, 67 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


4-3, 4.36 ERA, 36 GP, 3 Saves, 53.2 IP, 67 SO


Eastern League All-Star 

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16


106 GP, .206 avg., 78 hits, 5 HR, 3 3B, 18 2B, 30 RBI, 47 runs, 14 SB


Deck McGuire

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

AA

BIO

2008-10


9-8, 2.63 ERA, 26 GP, 25 GS, 157.1 IP, 155 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


67 GP, .242 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
76 GP, .279 avg., 83 hits, 12 HR, 2 3B, 10 2B, 39 RBI, 43 runs, 2 SB


Ryan Peurifoy


Bristol Pirates (Pirates)


Rookie


BIO


2014-17


30 GP, .290 avg., 31 hits, 2 HR, 9 2B, 20 RBI, 12 runs, 3 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


1-2, 3.21 ERA, 33 GP, 11 Saves, 33.2 IP, 40 SO


Zac Ryan


Burlington Bees (Angels)
Orem Owlz (Angels)

A

BIO

2014-17

* Promoted to Class A (July 10)

Overall in 2017
2-1, 2.48 ERA, 18 GP, 1 GS, 3 Saves, 29.0 IP, 32 SO

Matt Skole

Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)
Auburn Doubledays (Nationals) - Rehab.

AAA

BIO

2009-11


* Activated to Triple-A (August 17)

Overall in 2017
62 GP, .231 avg., 46 hits, 10 HR, 17 2B, 26 RBI,
40 runs

Daniel Spingola

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

AA

BIO

2012-15

* Promoted to Double-A (June 22)

Overall in 2017
107 GP, .267 avg., 95 hits, 6 HR, 7 3B, 21 2B, 40 RBI, 50 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): 81 GP, .223 avg., 59 hits, 9 HR, 2 3B, 15 2B, 36 RBI, 57 runs, 43 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


118 GP, .292 avg., 128 hits, 4 HR, 10 3B, 18 2B, 56 RBI, 78 runs, 24 SB


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