Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

April 4, 2018

THE FLATS — With the 2018-19 Major League Baseball season kicking off last week, the Yellow Jackets had a total of six #ProJackets on an MLB Opening Day roster in Luke Bard, Charlie Blackmon, Derek Dietrich, Buck Farmer, Matt Wieters and Blake Wood.

Bard made his MLB debut on March 31 versus the Oakland A’s striking out two over one inning of action.

Bard’s First Career MLB Strikeout

Not to be outdone, Farmer struck out the side in his first outing out of the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers on April 1, his lone outing thus far this season, while Wood has yet to allow a run over 3.2 innings of work in four games out of the bullpen for the Angels.

Buck Farmer Strikes Out the Side

Blackmon has picked up where he left off last season, as the defending National League Batting Champion is hitting .316 (6-for-19) with four home runs, two doubles and six RBIs over his first five games this season.

Dietrich has moved to the outfield for the Marlins this season and is hitting .286 on the season with one home run, a triple and three RBIs.  Wieters is on the disabled list after playing in the first two games of the season for the Washington Nationals.

Below is a complete list of the Baseball #ProJackets playing professionally this season. The minor league baseball seasons start this week, Thursday, April 5, where a number of #ProJackets will began their 2018-19 baseball seasons.

MLB

PLAYER

2018-19 SEASON STATS


Luke Bard

#65 / RHP

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB Debut:
March 31, 2018 (Angels)
MLB Draft:
2012 (Twins), 1st round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-12
High School:
Charlotte Christian School
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

GP: 2
IP:
2.1
Record:
0-0
Save:
0
ERA:
3.86
SO:
3
Opp. Avg:
.222
Whip:
1.71

Charlie Blackmon
#19 / OF

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: 5
Batting Avg: .316
Hits: 6
Home Runs:
4
Triples: 0
Doubles: 2
RBI:
6
Runs: 6
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .409
OPS: 1.462
SLG: 1.053

Derek Dietrich
#32 / OF

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: 6
Batting Avg: .286
Hits: 8
Home Runs:
1
Triples: 1
Doubles:
0
RBI:
3
Runs: 3
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .375
OPS: .839
SLG: .464


Buck Farmer
#45 / RHP

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.


GP:
1
IP:
2.0
Record: 0-1
Save:
ERA: 22.50
SO: 4
Opp. Avg: .444
Whip: 2.50

Matt Wieters
#32 / C

Washington Nationals
MLB Debut:
May 29, 2009 (Orioles)
MLB Draft:
2007 (Orioles), 1st round
Status: Active / Disabled List – 10 day
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-07
High School:
Stratford
Hometown: Goose Creek, S.C.

GP: 2
Batting Avg: .143
Hits: 1
Home Runs:
0
Doubles:
RBI:
0
Runs: 1
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .333
OPS: .476
SLG: .143

Blake Wood
#46 / P

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 
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:
4
IP: 3.2
Record:
0-0
Save:

ERA:
0.00
SO:
3
Opp. Avg: .091
Whip: 0.55

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