Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Sept. 1, 2016

THE FLATS - A duo of arms headlined the Nissan #ProJackets Baseball report this week, as both Jacob Esch and Jed Bradley were called up to "The Show" for the first time in their professional careers this past week.

Called up to the Miami Marlins on Aug. 31, Esch made his MLB debut that very night versus the New York Mets. Esch went 4.1 innings in his debut, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out two Mets' batters.

Bradley, who made the move up from Double-A to Triple-A just on Aug. 20, was called up to the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 1. Since being traded to the Braves for cash back on June 2, Bradley has posted a 2.17 ERA with 88 strikeouts, 34 walks and a WHIP of 1.29 over 83.0 innings of work.

Also this week, Daniel Palka was named to the Southern League Postseason All-Start Team. This season, Palka has hit .262 with 34 home runs, 24 doubles, 90 RBIs, 72 runs scored in 128 games. He has recorded nine stolen bases and 261 total bases on the year.

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: 118
Batting Avg: .317
Hits: 152
Home Runs: 23
RBI: 65
Runs: 90
Stolen Bases: 15
OBP: .375
OPS: .907
SLG: .532

 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

 Miami Marlins
 MLB Debut: May 8, 2013 (Marlins)
 MLB Draft:
2010 (Rays), 2nd round
 Status: Disabled 15-Day
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
 High School: St. Ignatius

 Hometown: Parma, Ohio

 
 On rehab assignement
 GP: 106
 Batting Avg: .276 
 Hits: 85
 Home Runs: 4
 RBI: 32
 Runs: 29
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .369
 OPS: .772
 SLG: .403

 JAKE ESCH
 #67 / P

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

 MLB (Miami Marlins)
 GP:
1
 GS: 1
 IP: 4.1
 Record:
0-0
 ERA: 4.15
 SO: 2
 Opp. Avg:
.389
 WHIP: 2.31

 Jacksonville Suns
 New Orleans Zephyrs
 GP:
26
 GS:
26
 IP:
142.0
 Record:
12-10
 ERA:
4.31
 SO:
96
 Opp. Avg: .269

 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: 20
 GS: 20
 IP: 100.0
 Record: 5-6
 ERA: 3.96
 SO: 93
 Opp. Avg: .271
 Whip: 1.34

 

  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: 95
 Batting Avg: .203 
 Hits: 68
 Home Runs: 11
 RBI: 33
 Runs: 36
 Stolen Bases: 2
 OBP: .285
 OPS: .626
 SLG: .340

 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: 100
 Batting Avg: .241 
 Hits: 83
 Home Runs: 12
 RBI: 53
 Runs: 35
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .294
 OPS: .687
 SLG: .392

  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:
58
 IP: 62.2
 Record: 5-3
 Save: 1
 ERA: 3.73
 SO: 63
 Opp. Avg: .256
 Whip: 1.50

 

 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: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-03
 High School: Eagles Landing
 
Hometown: McDonough, Ga.               



 GP: 73
 Batting Avg: .316 
 Hits: 72
 Home Runs: 2
 Doubles: 11
 RBI: 35
 Runs: 28
 OBP: .348
 OPS: .747
 SLG: .399

 

 

 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: 128
 Batting Avg: .262 
 Hits: 127
 Home Runs: 34
 Doubles: 24
 RBI: 90
 Runs: 72
 OBP: .336
 OPS: .875
 SLG: .538

 

 

 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: 135
 Batting Avg: .246 
 Hits: 118
 Home Runs: 23
 Doubles: 21
 RBI: 77
 Runs: 64
 OBP: .338
 OPS: .775
 SLG: .438

 

 

 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: 124
 Batting Avg: .326 
 Hits: 127
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 39
 Runs: 75
 Stolen Bases: 27 
 OBP: .415
 OPS: .833
 SLG: .418

 

 

  Jed Bradley
 #51 / P

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



 * called up to the Atlanta Braves
  roster on Sept. 1
          

 Biloxi Shuckers
 Mississippi Braves
 Gwinnett Braves

 GP:
35
 GS: 13
 IP: 107.2
 Record: 9-5
 ERA: 3.09
 SO: 108
 Opp. Avg: .257
 Whip: 1.36

 

 

 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: 26
 GS: 26
 IP: 136.0
 Record: 6-11
 ERA: 5.03
 SO: 115
 Opp. Avg: .260
 Whip: 1.38

 

 

 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: 71
 Batting Avg: .236 
 Hits: 61
 Home Runs: 6
 RBI: 29
 Runs: 22
 OBP: .273
 OPS: .622
 SLG: .349

 

 

 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: 24
 GS: 23
 IP: 134.1
 Record: 11-8
 ERA: 2.48
 SO: 86
 Opp. Avg: .246
 Whip: 1.19

 

 

 

 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: 82
 Batting Avg: .230 
 Hits: 61
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 26
 Runs: 26
 OBP: .298
 OPS: .615
 SLG: .317

 

 

 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: 38
 GS: 1
 IP: 63.2
 Record: 4-1
 Saves: 9
 ERA: 2.26
 SO: 72
 Opp. Avg: .215
 Whip: 1.08

 

 

 

 LUKE BARD
 #24 / P

 Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2012 (Twins), Comp. A
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-12
 High School: Charlotte Christian
 
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.       





 Chattanooga Lookouts  Fort Myers Miracle

 GP: 43
 IP: 63.0
 Record: 3-1
 Saves: 2
 ERA: 3.86
 SO: 55
 Opp. Avg: .260
 Whip: 1.40

 

 

 

 Sam Clay
 #11 / P

 Fort Myers Miracle (Class A - Adv.)
 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: 23
 GS: 23
 IP: 115.0
 Record: 6-6
 CG: 1
 ERA: 4.15
 SO: 115
 Opp. Avg: .265
 Whip: 1.54

 

 

 

 Dusty Isaacs
 #44 / P

 Dunedin Blue Jays (Class A - Adv.)
 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: 48
 IP: 53.1
 Record: 4-4
 Saves: 17
 ERA: 2.03
 SO: 64
 Opp. Avg: .224
 Whip: 1.11

 

 

 

  A.J. Murray
 #37/ C

 Fort Myers Miracle (Class A - Adv.)
 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: 112
 Batting Avg: .234 
 Hits: 96
 Home Runs: 8
 RBI: 46
 Runs: 48
 OBP: .315
 OPS: .679
 SLG: .315

 

 

  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: 83
 Batting Avg: .265 
 Hits: 74
 Home Runs: 1
 RBI: 24
 Runs: 39
 Stolen Bases: 8
 OBP: .347
 OPS: .684
 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: 63
 Batting Avg: .273 
 Hits: 59
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 30
 Runs: 37
 OBP: .396
 OPS: .757
 SLG: .361


 

 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: 14
 IP: 22.2
 Record: 1-2
 ERA: 4.37
 SO: 20
 Opp. Avg: .283
 Whip: 1.32

 

 

 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: 12
 IP: 24.2
 Record: 1-0
 ERA: 2.19
 SO: 24
 Opp. Avg: .202
 Whip: 0.93

 

 

 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: 32
 Batting Avg:
 .223
 Hits: 25
 Home Runs:
0
 RBI: 
7
 Runs: 
14
 OBP:
.302
 OPS:
.578
 SLG: .277


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: 51
 Batting Avg:
 .302
 Hits: 60
 Home Runs:
2
 OBP:
.327
 OPS:
 .724
 SLG: .397