Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — With the Major League Baseball #ProJackets making a late first half push over the next few weeks before the MLB All-Star break, highlighted by Daniel Palka‘s two home run game for the Chicago White Sox at Cincinnati on July 3, a number of #ProJackets in the minor leagues have been making waves heading into their second half of the 2018 season.

In his first game in Class-A with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in the San Francisco Giants organization, Joey Bart hit not one, but two home runs and has increased his average to .321 over seven minor league games this summer.

Pitcher Brandon Cumpton, who was 4-3 with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in the ALPB independent league, had his contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 4 and will be sent to the Triple-A Buffalo Bison team. (Story)

Zac Ryan continues to have a strong 2018 season, as the righty, who was recently bumped up to Double-A in the Los Angeles Angels farm system, is 3-1 with three saves and a 3.35 ERA over 45.2 innings of work on the year.

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

MLBPLAYER2018 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: 82
Batting Avg: .275
Hits: 90
Home Runs: 15
Triples: 4
Doubles: 9
RBIs: 38
Runs: 63
Stolen Bases: 5
OBP: .350
OPS: .815
SLG: .465
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: 83
Batting Avg: .287
Hits: 85
Home Runs: 11
Triples: 1
Doubles: 16
RBIs: 30
Runs: 42
Stolen Bases: 1
OBP: .346
OPS: .805
SLG: .459
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: 40
IP: 38.0
Record: 3-3
Save: 0
ERA: 4.74
SO: 39
Opp. Avg: .284
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: 56
Batting Avg: .235
Hits: 44
Home Runs: 10
Triples: 3
Doubles: 8
RBIs: 28
Runs: 23
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .285
OPS: .756
SLG: .471
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: 23
Batting Avg: .231
Hits: 15
Home Runs: 3
Doubles: 1
RBIs: 7
Runs: 6
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .342
OPS: .727
SLG: .385
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
PLAYERCurrent Team (MLB Team)LevelMiLB Bioat Tech2018 Season Stats
Luke BardRochester Red Wings (Twins)AAABIO2010-1216 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 BartSalem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants)
AZL Giants Orange (Giants)
A (Short)BIO2016-18* Overall in 2018:
7 GP, .321 avg., 9 hits, 2 HR, 1 2B, 1 3B, 5 RBIs, 5 runs
Sam ClayChattanooga Lookouts (Twins)AABIO2013-1417 GP, 1-4, 1 save, 6.35 ERA, 28.1 IP, 37 SO, 1.62 WHIP
Trevor CraportDelmarva Shoebirds (Orioles)ABIO2015-1775 GP, .263 avg., 70 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 13 2B, 52 RBIs, 46 runs, 4 SB

South Atlantic League All-Star
Brandon CumptonBuffalo Bison (Blue Jays)
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
AAABIO2008-10* Contract purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 4

* with the Blue Crabs:
11 GP, 11 GS, 4-3, 4.11 ERA, 65.2 IP, 44 SO, 1.31 WHIP
Jake EschSt. Paul Saints IndependentBIO2009-11* Released/Free Agent

7 GP, 7 GS, 3-2, 6.95 ERA, 32.1 IP, 32 SO, 1.89 WHIP
Brandon GoldLancaster JetHawks (Rockies)A (Adv)BIO2014-1616 GP, 16 GS, 5-5, 5.98 ERA, 87.1 IP, 62 SO, 1.63 WHIP
Matthew GorstPortland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
Salem Red Sox (Red Sox)
AABIO2014-16* Overall in 2018:
24 GP, 1-2, 9 saves, 1.27 ERA, 35.1 IP, 38 SO, 0.91 WHIP

Carolina League All-Star
Matthew GrimesBowie Baysox (Orioles)AABIO2011-1420 GP, 4 GS, 0-2, 3.81 ERA, 51.1 IP, 42 SO, 1.34 WHIP
Dusty IsaacsNew Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
AABIO2011-14* Overall in 2018:
26 GP, 3-2, 1 save, 4.50 ERA, 38.0 IP, 40 SO, 1.66 WHIP
Connor JustusInland Empire 66ers (Angels)
Mobile BayBears (Angels)
A (Adv)BIO2014-16* Overall in 2018:
69 GP, .201 avg., 47 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 10 2B, 17 RBIs, 31 runs, 2 SB
Deck McGuireSalt Lake Bees (Angels)
Los Angles Angels of Anaheim
Texas Round Rok (Rangers)
Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
Toronto Blue Jays
AAABIO2008-10*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):
7 GP, 1 GS, 0-1, 7.56 ERA, 16.2 IP, 12 K, 1.56 whip
Arden PabstBradenton Marauders (Pirates)
Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
A (Adv)BIO2014-16* Overall in 2018:
43 GP, .278 avg., 44 hits, 8 HR, 1 3B, 12 2B, 27 RBIs, 19 runs, 2 SB

Florida State League All-Star
Ryan PeurifoyWest Virginia Power (Pirates)ABIO2014-1748 GP, .208 avg., 31 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 10 2B, 15 RBIs, 25 runs
Zac RyanMobile BayBears (Angels)
Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)
AABIO2014-17* Overall in 2018:
26 GP, 3-1, 3 Saves, 3.35 ERA, 45.2 IP, 53 SO, 1.36 WHIP

California League All-Star (Inland)
Matt SkoleCharlotte Knights (White Sox)
Chicago White Sox
AAABIO2009-1069 GP, .253 avg. 63 hits, 9 HR, 1 3B, 18 2B, 25 RBIs, 34 runs, 1 SB

* Chicago White Sox (MLB)
4 GP, .253 avg., 3 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 runs
Daniel SpingolaTennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)
AABIO2012-15*Released - Free Agent

* Overall in 2018:
46 GP, .216 avg., 32 hits, 2 HR, 9 2B, 11 RBIs, 20 runs, 2 SB
Kyle WrenPawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)
AAABIO2011-13* Signed by the Boxton Red Sox (July 4)

* Overall in 2018:
48 GP, .288 avg., 40 hits, 2 HR, 1 3B, 7 2B, 28 RBIs, 23 runs, 6 SB

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