Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — The 2018 baseball season is halfway through, yet a number of #ProJackets are continuing to heat up as the month of July continues.

Charlie Blackmon, who became a three-time all-star earlier this week, is back to his all-star form as he is hitting .355 with three home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored over his last seven games.

Derek Dietrich has totaled 91 hits already in 2018, which is only 10 shy of his career high of 101 which he set last season, while catcher Matt Wieters returned to the lineup after a stint on the DL to go 1-for-4 on Monday night versus Pittsburgh.

On the mound, Buck Farmer continues to pitch well out of the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers, as the right-handed pitcher is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA and nine strikeouts over his last 15 appearances.

#ProJacket Deck McGuire‘s year of going up and down from the majors to Triple-A continued last week, as he allowed just one hit and struck out six over 3.0 scoreless for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on July 7 before being reassigned to the minors.

Joey Bart is off to a great start to his #ProJackets career for the San Francisco Giants organization, as he is hitting .283 with four home runs, a triple, two doubles and 12 RBIs in just 11 games.

Since having his contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 4, pitcher Brandon Cumpton is 0-0 with one save over two games for the Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A), while Matthew Gorst has not missed a beat since moving up to the Double-A team for the Boston Red Sox, as he is 0-0 with one save over 9.0 innings of work for the Portland Sea Dogs.

Below is a complete list of Tech #ProJackets playing professionally this season.

MLB

PLAYER

2018 SEASON STATS

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: 86
Batting Avg: .277
Hits: 96
Home Runs:
17
Triples: 4
Doubles: 10
RBIs:
38
Runs: 66
Stolen Bases: 5
OBP: .348
OPS: .825
SLG: .477

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:
89
Batting Avg: .290
Hits: 91
Home Runs:
11
Triples: 1
Doubles:
16
RBIs:
32
Runs: 48
Stolen Bases: 1
OBP: .340
OPS: .809
SLG: .455

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:
43
IP:
40.1
Record: 3-3
Saves: 0
ERA: 4.46
SO: 39
Opp. Avg: .285
Whip: 1.71

Daniel Palka
#18 / OF

Chicago White Sox
MLB Debut:
April 25, 2018 (White Sox) 
MLB Draft:
2013 (Diamondbacks), 3rd round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13 
High School:
Greer
Hometown: Lyman, S.C.


GP:
61
Batting Avg:
.222
Hits: 45
Home Runs: 11
Triples: 3
Doubles: 8
RBIs: 29
Runs: 25
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .272
OPS: .725
SLG: .453

Matt Wieters
#32 / C

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

GP: 24
Batting Avg: .232
Hits: 16
Home Runs:
3
Doubles: 1 
RBIs:
7
Runs: 6
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .338
OPS: .714
SLG: .377

Blake Wood
#46 / P

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB Debut:
May 12, 2010 (Royals)
MLB Draft:
2006 (Royals), 3rd round
Status: Disabled List – 60 day
Years at Georgia Tech: 2004-07
High School:
North Gwinnett
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.


* Out for season due to Tommy John surgery


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player Current Team (MLB Team) Level MiLB Bio at Tech 2018-19 Season Stats
Luke Bard Rochester Red Wings (Twins) AAA BIO 2010-12 * Disabled list (7-day)

17 GP, 1-1, 3.16 ERA, 1 save, 25.2 IP, 25 SO, 1.17 WHIP

* with the Angels (MLB)
8 GP, 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 11.2 IP, 13 SO, 1.29 WHIP

Joey Bart Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants)
AZL Giants Orange (Giants)
A (Short) BIO 2016-18 *Overall in 2018:
11 GP, .283 avg., 13 hits, 4 HR, 1 3B, 2 2B, 12 RBIs, 9 runs
Sam Clay Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins) AA BIO 2013-14 19 GP, 1-5, 1 save, 6.23 ERA, 30.1 IP, 39 SO, 1.75 WHIP
Trevor Craport Delmarva Shoebirds (Orioles) A BIO 2015-17 80 GP, .262 avg., 74 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 15 2B, 54 RBIs, 48 runs, 4 SB

South Atlantic League All-Star

Brandon Cumpton Buffalo Bison (Blue Jays)
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
AAA BIO 2008-10 * Contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 4

* Buffalo Bisons:
2 GP, 0-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA, 2.0 IP, 1 K, 1.00 WHIP

* Blue Crabs:
11 GP, 11 GS, 4-3, 4.11 ERA, 65.2 IP, 44 K, 1.31 WHIP

Jake Esch Sioux Falls Canaries
St. Paul Saints
Independent BIO 2009-11 * Overall in 2018:
9 GP, 9 GS, 4-3, 6.02 ERA, 43.1 IP, 42 K, 1.36 WHIP
Brandon Gold Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) A (Adv) BIO 2014-16 18 GP, 18 GS, 6-6, 5.86 ERA, 98.1 IP, 71 SO, 1.62 WHIP
Matthew Gorst Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
Salem Red Sox (Red Sox)
AA
BIO
2014-16 * Overall in 2018:
25 GP, 1-2, 9 saves, 1.21 ERA, 37.1 IP, 41 SO, 0.88 WHIP

Carolina League All-Star (Salem)

Matthew Grimes Bowie Baysox (Orioles) AA
BIO
2011-14

22 GP, 4 GS, 0-2, 3.67 ERA, 56.1 IP, 43 SO, 1.35 WHIP

Dusty Isaacs New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
AA
BIO
2011-14 * Overall in 2018:
27 GP, 3-2, 1 save, 4.28 ERA, 40.0 IP, 41 SO, 1.63 WHIP

 

Connor Justus Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)
Mobile BayBears (Angels)
A (Adv.) BIO 2014-16 *Overall in 2018:
75 GP, .208 avg., 53 hits, 4 HR, 1 3B, 13 2B, 26 RBIs, 37 runs, 2 SB
Deck McGuire Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
Los Angles Angels of Anaheim
Texas Round Rok (Rangers)
Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
Toronto Blue Jays
AAA BIO 2008-10 *Overall in 2018 (Triple-A):
9 GP, 8 GS, 4-2, 4.08 ERA, 46.1 IP, 40 K, 1.32 WHIP

*Overall in 2018 (MLB):
8 GP, 2 GS, 0-1, 6.41 ERA, 19.2 IP, 18 K, 1.47 WHIP

Arden Pabst Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)
Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
A (Adv) BIO 2014-16 * Overall in 2018:
46 GP, .282 avg., 48 hits, 8 HR, 1 3B, 12 2B, 28 RBIs, 20 runs, 2 SB

Florida State League All-Star (Bradenton)

Ryan Peurifoy West Virginia Power (Pirates) A
BIO
2014-17 51 GP, .205 avg., 33 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 10 2B, 16 RBIs, 26 runs
Zac Ryan Mobile BayBears (Angels)
Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)
AA
BIO
2014-17 * Overall in 2018:
28 GP, 3-2, 3 Saves, 3.54 ERA, 48.1 IP, 55 SO, 1.43 WHIP

California League All-Star (Inland)

Matt Skole Charlotte Knights (White Sox) AAA BIO 2009-10 73 GP, .243 avg., 64 hits, 9 HR, 1 3B, 19 2B, 25 RBIs, 34 runs, 1 SB

* Chicago White Sox (MLB)
4 GP, .253 avg., 3 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 runs

Daniel Spingola Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)
AA BIO 2012-15 *Released – Free Agent

* Overall 2018:
46 GP, .216 avg., 32 hits, 2 HR, 9 2B, 11 RBIs, 20 runs, 2 SB

Kyle Wren Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)
AAA
BIO
2011-13 * Signed by the Boxton Red Sox (July 4)

* Overall in 2018:
50 GP, .272 avg., 40 hits, 2 HR, 1 3B, 7 2B, 28 RBIs, 23 runs, 6 SB


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