Georgia Tech's Baseball #ProJackets' season has come to an end
Oct. 6, 2016
THE FLATS - While the 2015-16 season has come to an end for the #ProJacket baseball players in the Major Leagues, a number of Yellow Jackets set the tone for what could be long professional careers, others made their MLB debuts, while one particular Jacket ended his 14-year career in a big way with a walk-off grand slam against the rival Boston Red Sox.
Mark Teixeira ended his 14-year MLB career on Oct. 2 in the New York Yankess regular season finale. Over his final 10 games, Teixeira hit .286 with three home runs, two doubles, seven RBIs and eight runs scored.
Teixeira was honored by the Yankees prior to his final game on Oct. 2.
Teixeira's Retirement Ceremony at Yankee Stadium
A 2016 American League All-Star, Matt Wieters helped clinch an AL Wild Card spot for the Baltimore Orioles going 3-for-8 with two home runs and four RBIs in the final two games of the regular season against the New York Yankees. Baltimore would ultimately fall to the Blue Jays 5-2 in the AL Wild Card Game.
Charlie Blackmon set career numbers across the board offensively in average (.324), hits (187), home runs (29), doubles (35), RBIs (82), runs scored (111), on-base percentage (.381) and slugging percentage (.993). He finished the regular season fourth in the National League in batting average at .324 and was fifth in the National League in both on-base plus slugging at .933 and slugging percentage at .552. Blackmon was twice named the NL Player of the Week and was received the MLBPAA Rockies Heart and Hustle Award.
In his first season with the Cincinnati Reds, Blake Wood made a career-high 70 appearances on the year out of the bullpen, striking out 81 batters over 76.2 innings pitched. He went 6-5 on the season and posted an ERA of 3.99.
Both Jed Bradley and Jake Esch got late call-ups to the big leagues for their respective squads, while Derek Dietrich bounced back from the disabled list in the second half of the season to show he can be an everyday player for the Miami Marlins.
After returning to the Detroit Tigers locker room in September, right-handed hurler Buck Farmer struck out 12 batters in only 13.1 innings of work out of the bullpen.
Below is a complete list of the Baseball #ProJackets in the majors this season.
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.
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