Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Sept. 15, 2016

THE FLATS - With the 2015-16 baseball season winding down, a number of #ProJackets are heating up as they look to close out the year on a high note.

The Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon is hitting .345 with four home runs, six RBIs and eight runs scored over his last seven games, and according to ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsinfo) he holds the MLB lead with nine leadoff home runs this season.

Also playing well in September is Derek Dietrich. Dietrich, who made a stop by Russ Chandler Stadium this week while the Miami Marlins were playing the Atlanta Braves, is hitting .313 with two RBIs and three runs scored over his last seven games.

In the minor league ranks, Daniel Spingola's Myrtle Beach Pelicans won their second straight Carolina League Title this week.

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


 

 

Look who swung by the Flats today while he is in town with the @marlins.

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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: 127
Batting Avg: .319
Hits: 163
Home Runs: 27
RBI: 73
Runs: 93
Stolen Bases: 16
OBP: .379
OPS: .931
SLG: .552

JED BRADLEY
 #72 / P

 Atlanta Braves
 MLB Debut: 
September 3, 2016 (Braves)
 MLB Draft:
2011 (Brewers), 1st round
 Status: Active
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Huntsville
 
Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.

 Atlanta Braves
 
 GP: 
4
 IP:
6.0
 Record:
1-1
 ERA:
6.00
 SO: 4
 Opp. Avg:
.273
 Whip: 2.00


 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

 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: Active
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
 High School: St. Ignatius

 Hometown: Parma, Ohio

 
 GP: 114
 Batting Avg: .277 
 Hits: 90
 Home Runs: 4
 RBI: 35
 Runs: 32
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .367
 OPS: .766
 SLG: .399

 JAKE ESCH
 #67 / P

 Miami Marlins
 MLB Debut: 
August 31, 2016 (Marlins)
 MLB Draft:
2011 (Marlins), 11th round
 Status: Active
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Cretin-Derham Hall
 
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.    

 Miami Marlins

 GP:
 3
 GS: 3
 IP: 13.0
 Record:
0-1
 ERA: 5.54
 SO: 10
 Opp. Avg:
.327
 WHIP: 1.77

 Jacksonville Suns
 New Orleans Zephyrs

 GP:
26
 GS:
26
 IP:
142.0
 Record:
12-10
 ERA:
4.31
 SO:
96
 Opp. Avg: .269
 WHIP: 1.33

 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.

 Detroit Tigers

 GP: 13
 IP: 24.1
 Record: 0-0
 ERA: 4.07
 SO: 25
 Opp. Avg: .231
 Whip: 1.52

 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: 103
 Batting Avg: .198 
 Hits: 70
 Home Runs: 12
 RBI: 37
 Runs: 38
 Stolen Bases: 2
 OBP: .286
 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: 109
 Batting Avg: .241 
 Hits: 90
 Home Runs: 14
 RBI: 58
 Runs: 41
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .297
 OPS: .695
 SLG: .398

 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:
 62
 IP: 68.0
 Record: 6-3
 Save: 1
 ERA: 3.57
 SO: 69
 Opp. Avg: .244
 Whip: 1.44

 

 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 LEAGUES

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: 76
 Batting Avg: .314 
 Hits: 74
 Home Runs: 2
 Doubles: 12
 RBI: 37
 Runs: 29
 OBP: .341
 OPS: .747
 SLG: .398

 

 

 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: 133
 Batting Avg: .254 
 Hits: 128
 Home Runs: 34
 Doubles: 24
 RBI: 90
 Runs: 73
 OBP: .327
 OPS: .858
 SLG: .521

 

 

 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: 140
 Batting Avg: .244 
 Hits: 122
 Home Runs: 24
 Doubles: 22
 RBI: 78
 Runs: 67
 OBP: .337
 OPS: .774
 SLG: .437

 

 

 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: 127
 Batting Avg: .322 
 Hits: 128
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 39
 Runs: 75
 Stolen Bases: 29 
 OBP: .412
 OPS: .824
 SLG: .412

 

 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: 27
 GS: 27
 IP: 141.0
 Record: 7-11
 ERA: 4.85
 SO: 119
 Opp. Avg: .256
 Whip: 1.34

 

 

ZANE EVANS
 #8 / C

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





                      

 Northwest Arkansas      Naturals
 Omaha Storm Chasers  Burlington Royals

 GP: 73
 Batting Avg: .237 
 Hits: 63
 Home Runs: 6
 RBI: 29
 Runs: 22
 OBP: .272
 OPS: .618
 SLG: .346

 

 

 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: 25
 GS: 24
 IP: 134.1
 Record: 11-9
 ERA: 2.80
 SO: 91
 Opp. Avg: .248
 Whip: 1.21

 

 

 

 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: 86
 Batting Avg: .218 
 Hits: 61
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 26
 Runs: 27
 OBP: .286
 OPS: .586
 SLG: .300

 

 

 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: 39
 GS: 1
 IP: 65.2
 Record: 4-1
 Saves: 9
 ERA: 2.19
 SO: 76
 Opp. Avg: .209
 Whip: 1.05

 

 

 

 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: 44
 IP: 65.0
 Record: 3-1
 Saves: 2
 ERA: 3.74
 SO: 57
 Opp. Avg: .254
 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: 24
 GS: 24
 IP: 115.1
 Record: 6-7
 CG: 1
 ERA: 4.60
 SO: 115
 Opp. Avg: .268
 Whip: 1.59

 

 

 

 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: 49
 IP: 55.0
 Record: 4-4
 Saves: 17
 ERA: 2.13
 SO: 65
 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: 114
 Batting Avg: .238 
 Hits: 99
 Home Runs: 10
 RBI: 49
 Runs: 51
 OBP: .319
 OPS: .699
 SLG: .380

 

 

 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: 87
 Batting Avg: .267 
 Hits: 78
 Home Runs: 1
 RBI: 27
 Runs: 40
 Stolen Bases: 8
 OBP: .347
 OPS: .693
 SLG: .346

 

 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: 68
 Batting Avg: .276 
 Hits: 64
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 32
 Runs: 38
 OBP: .394
 OPS: .752
 SLG: .358


 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: 15
 IP: 24.2
 Record: 1-2
 ERA: 4.01
 SO: 23
 Opp. Avg: .280
 Whip: 1.30

 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: 13
 IP: 27.0
 Record: 1-0
 ERA: 2.67
 SO: 27
 Opp. Avg: .212
 Whip: 1.00

 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: 34
 Batting Avg: .225 
 Hits: 27
 Home Runs: 0
 RBI: 7
 Runs: 14
 OBP: .299
 OPS: .574
 SLG: .275

 

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
 RBI: 19
 Runs: 23
 OBP: .327
 OPS: .724
 SLG: .397