Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Sept. 29, 2016

THE FLATS - With just one weekend left in the 2015-16 MLB regular season, a number of #ProJackets are looking to close out career-best seasons, while one Tech Hall of Famer will be honored in the final game of his 14-year career.

While this is Mark Teixeira's final season he isn't going out quietly, as the 14-year veteran and three-time MLB All-Star recorded a career first on Wendesday night, Sept. 28, as he blasted a walk-off grand slam to give the Yankees the 5-3 win over the rival Boston Red Sox.

Teixeira's walk-off grand slam


Over his last seven games, Teixeira has hit .318 with three home runs, including the walk-off grand slam, six RBIs, three runs scored and four walks.

The Yankees have announced that they will honor the retiring first baseman with a ceremony prior to the team's regular season finale on Sunday, Oct. 2, versus the Baltimore Orioles.

Teixeira has played 14 seasons in the majors for the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels and Yankees. He signed with the Yankees before the 2009 season and recorded his best season while leading them to a World Series title. He finished second in the AL MVP voting with a .292 batting average and a AL best 39 home runs and 122 RBIs.

Below is a complete list of the Baseball #ProJackets in the majors.


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: 139
Batting Avg: .320
Hits: 179
Home Runs: 28
RBI: 79
Runs: 109
Stolen Bases: 17
OBP: .377
OPS: .922
SLG: .545

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: 
6
 IP:
7.0
 Record:
1-1
 ERA:
5.14
 SO: 4
 Opp. Avg:
.269
 Whip: 1.86


 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: 125
 Batting Avg: .284 
 Hits: 97
 Home Runs: 7
 RBI: 42
 Runs: 37
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .381
 OPS: .815
 SLG: .434

 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: 14
 IP: 29.1
 Record: 0-1
 ERA: 4.60
 SO: 27
 Opp. Avg: .231
 Whip: 1.53

 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: 113
 Batting Avg: .205 
 Hits: 78
 Home Runs: 15
 RBI: 43
 Runs: 43
 Stolen Bases: 2
 OBP: .295
 OPS: .659
 SLG: .365

 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: 120
 Batting Avg: .243 
 Hits: 99
 Home Runs: 15
 RBI: 61
 Runs: 46
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .303
 OPS: .703
 SLG: .400

 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:
 67
 IP: 73.0
 Record: 6-4
 Save: 1
 ERA: 3.95
 SO: 76
 Opp. Avg: .252
 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

 

 

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