Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — With the start of the month of August comes the final two months of the regular season, as playoff spots loom across all of professional baseball.

In the Major Leagues, Charlie Blackmon has stayed hot since returning to Colorado after the all-star break, as he is hitting .355 with four home runs, eight RBIs and 14 runs scored over his last 15 games, while Derek Dietrich picked up his 100th hit of the season earlier this week.

Rookie Daniel Palka used the all-star break to his advantage, as he is hitting .333 with three home runs, five RBIs and five runs scored over his last seven games for the Chicago White Sox, while right-handed hurler Brandon Cumpton was called up to the MLB by the Toronto Blue Jays. (Read Here)

In the minor leagues, Joey Bart continues to impress as he was named to the MLB Pipeline Team of the Week and has totaled nine home runs, 10 doubles and 25 RBIs in just 27 professional games, while Matthew Gorst was promoted to the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple A) in the Boston Red Sox organization.

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.

National League All-Star

GP: 101
Batting Avg: .289
Hits: 118
Home Runs:
21
Triples: 4
Doubles: 17
RBIs:
49
Runs: 80
Stolen Bases: 5
OBP: .358
OPS: .863
SLG: .502

 

Brandon Cumpton

Brandon Cumpton
#47 / RHP

Toronto Blue Jays
MLB Debut:
June 15, 2013 (Pirates)
MLB Draft:
2010 (Pirates), 9th round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
High School:
Greenbrier
Hometown: Evans, Ga.

 

GP: 1
IP:
1.2
Record: 0-0
Saves: 0
ERA: 5.40 ERA
SO: 2
Opp. Avg: .375
WHIP: 3.00

 

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:
104
Batting Avg: .277
Hits: 100
Home Runs:
13
Triples: 1
Doubles:
19
RBIs:
36
Runs: 57
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .346
OPS: .789
SLG: .443

 


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:
48
IP:
46.1
Record: 3-3
Saves: 0
ERA: 4.86
SO: 43
Opp. Avg: .282
WHIP: 1.71
Deck McGuire
Deck McGuire
#68 / RHP

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB Debut: 
September 12, 2017 (Reds)
MLB Draft: 
2010 (Blue Jays), 1st round
Status: Reassinged to minors
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
High School: 
Deep Run
Hometown: Glen Allen, Va.

 

*reassigned to minors


MLB Overall 2018 stats:

GP: 11
IP:
25.0
Record: 0-1
Saves: 0
ERA: 6.12
SO: 21
Opp. Avg: .260
WHIP: 1.60

 


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:
73
Batting Avg:
.242
Hits: 58
Home Runs: 15
Triples: 3
Doubles: 11
RBIs: 38
Runs: 35
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .286
OPS: .786
SLG: .500

 

Matt Wieters
#32 / C

Washington Nationals
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.

 

GP: 36
Batting Avg: .198
Hits: 22
Home Runs:
3
Doubles: 3
RBIs:
10
Runs: 11
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .305
OPS: .611
SLG: .306

 

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

Luke Bard – Rochester Red Wings (Twins) – Triple-A

2018 stats: 23 GP, 1-3, 1 save, 4.94 ERA, 31.0 IP, 34 SO, 1.35 WHIP

 

Joey Bart – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants) – Short A

2018 stats: 27 GP, .318 avg., 35 hits, 9 HR, 1 3B, 10 2B, 25 RBIs, 20 runs

 

Sam Clay – Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins) – Double-A

2018 stats: 26 GP, 1 GS, 1-5, 1 save, 6.52 ERA, 38.2 IP, 46 SO, 1.84 WHIP

 

Trevor Craport – Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles) – Class A

2018 stats: 97 GP, .250 avg., 86 hits, 10 HR, 3 3B, 19 2B, 61 RBIs, 52 runs, 4 SB

 

Brandon Cumpton – Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays) – Triple-A

MLB 2018 stats: 1 GP, 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 1.2 IP, 2 SO, 3.00 WHIP

Triple-A 2018 stats: 6 GP, 3 GS, 2-1, 1 save, 16.0 IP, 13 SO, 1.38 WHIP

Independent 2018 stats: 11 GP, 11 GS, 4-3, 4.11 ERA, 65.2 IP, 44 SO, 1.31 WHIP

 

Jake Esch – Sioux Falls Canaries (Independent)

2018 stats: 13 GP, 13 GS, 5-5, 5.69 ERA, 68.0 IP, 51 SO, 1.60 WHIP

 

Brandon Gold – Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies) – Class A Advanced

2018 stats: 21 GP, 21 GS, 8-6, 5.69 ERA, 117.0 IP, 85 SO, 1.56 WHIP

 

Matthew Gorst – Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox) – Triple-A

2018 stats: 30 GP, 3-2, 9 saves, 0.89 ERA, 50.2 IP, 48 SO, 0.91 WHIP

 

Matthew Grimes – Bowie Baysox (Orioles) – Double-A

2018 stats: 26 GP, 5 GS, 0-2, 3.18 ERA, 70.2 IP, 50 SO, 1.25 WHIP

 

Dusty Isaacs – New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) – Double-A

2018 stats: 33 GP, 4-2, 1 save, 3.64 ERA, 47.0 IP, 52 SO, 1.43 WHIP

 

Connor Justus – Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) – Class A Advanced

2018 stats: 92 GP, .234 avg., 75 hits, 6 HR, 2 3B, 15 2B, 40 RBIs, 49 runs, 5 SB

 

Deck McGuire – Salt Lake Bees (Angels) – Triple-A

Triple-A 2018 stats: 10 GP, 9 GS, 4-3, 4.84 ERA, 48.1 IP, 41 SO, 1.43 WHIP

MLB 2018 stats: 11 GP, 3 GS, 0-1, 6.12 ERA, 25.0 IP, 21 SO, 1.60 WHIP

 

Arden Pabst – Altoona Curve (Pirates) – Double-A

2018 stats: 53 GP, .268 avg., 52 hits, 8 HR, 2 3B, 12 2B, 29 RBIs, 20 runs, 2 SB

 

Ryan Peurifoy – West Virginia Power (Pirates) – Class A

2018 stats: 65 GP, .216 avg., 44 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 16 2B, 22 RBIs, 31 runs, 3 SB

 

Zac Ryan – Mobile BayBears (Angels) – Double-A

2018 stats: 33 GP, 4-2, 3 saves, 4.42 ERA, 57.0 IP, 61 SO, 1.53 WHIP

 

Matt Skole – Charlotte Knights (White Sox) – Triple-A

Triple-A 2018 stats: 90 GP, .242 avg., 79 hits, 9 HR, 1 3B, 22 2B, 33 RBIs, 37 runs, 1 SB

MLB 2018 stats: 4 GP, .273 avg., 3 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 runs

 

Daniel Spingola – Evansville Otters (Independent)

Independent 2018 stats: 15 GP, .280 avg., 14 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 2 2B, 5 RBIs, 8 runs

Minor League 2018 stats: 46 GP, .216 avg., 32 hits, 2 HR, 9 2B, 11 RBIs, 20 runs, 2 SB

 

Kyle Wren – Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox) – Triple-A

2018 stats: 64 GP, .268 avg., 52 hits, 3 HR, 1 3B, 11 2B, 35 RBIs, 25 runs, 7 SB

 


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