Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — While our last Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report was highlighted by the return of Brandon Cumpton to the Major Leagues, his first appearance in “The Show” since 2014, this week, National League All-Star Charlie Blackmon picked up his 1,000th MLB career hit.

Fellow #ProJacket outfielder Derek Dietrich is once again swinging a hot bat, as he is hitting .360 over his last seven games and has posted a career-high 109 base hits thus far this season.

In the minor leagues, Joey Bart is hitting .331 with nine home runs, 12 doubles and 28 RBIs in just 31 games in his young professional career, while fellow #ProJacket Brandon Gold is 9-6 with 96 strikeouts in 23 starts for the Lancaster JetHawks in the California League.

Fellow right-handed pitcher Dusty Isaacs is 4-2 with 55 strikeouts over 48.2 innings pitched on the season with both the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Buffalo Bisons in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, while Matthew Gorst is 3-3 with a 0.84 ERA over 32 appearances on the year and has moved up to the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A).

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: 107
Batting Avg: .279
Hits: 121
Home Runs:
21
Triples: 4
Doubles: 17
RBIs:
49
Runs: 83
Stolen Bases: 5
OBP: .349
OPS: .832
SLG: .483

 

Derek Dietrich
#32 / OFMiami 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:
110
Batting Avg: .285
Hits: 109
Home Runs:
14
Triples: 1
Doubles:
21
RBIs:
38
Runs: 60
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .349
OPS: .803
SLG: .454

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:
50
IP:
50.0
Record: 3-4
Saves: 0
ERA: 4.68
SO: 46
Opp. Avg: .282
WHIP: 1.70

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:
80
Batting Avg:
.234
Hits: 61
Home Runs: 17
Triples: 3
Doubles: 11
RBIs: 44
Runs: 37
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .278
OPS: .772
SLG: .494

 

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: 40
Batting Avg: .198
Hits: 25
Home Runs:
4
Doubles: 3
RBIs:
12
Runs: 12
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .292
OPS: .609
SLG: .317

 

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: 25 GP, 1-3, 1 save, 4.58 ERA, 35.1 IP, 37 SO, 1.30 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 31 GP, .331 avg., 42 hits, 9 HR, 3 3B, 12 2B, 28 RBIs, 25 runs

 

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

2018 stats:  27 GP, 1 GS, 1-5, 1 save, 6.25 ERA, 40.1 IP, 47 SO, 1.76 WHIP

 

Trevor Craport – Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles) – Class A

2018 stats: 103 GP, .248 avg., 90 hits, 11 HR, 3 3B, 21 2B, 63 RBIs, 57 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: 7 GP, 4 GS, 2-1, 1 save, 4.98 ERA, 21.2 IP, 17 SO, 1.20 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: 14 GP, 14 GS, 6-5, 5.55 ERA, 73.0 IP, 53 SO, 1.64 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 23 GP, 23 GS, 9-6, 5.36 ERA, 131.0 IP, 96 SO, 1.51 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 32 GP, 3-3, 9 saves, 0.84 ERA, 53.2 IP, 48 SO, 0.93 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 28 GP, 5 GS, 0-2, 3.58 ERA, 73.0 IP, 51 SO, 1.33 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 35 GP, 4-2, 1 save, 4.81 ERA, 48.2 IP, 55 SO, 1.54 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 98 GP, .229 avg., 79 hits, 6 HR, 2 3B, 15 2B, 40 RBIs, 50 runs, 5 SB

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 11 GP, 10 GS, 4-3, 4.74 ERA, 49.1 IP, 42 SO, 1.44 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: 54 GP, .269 avg., 53 hits, 9 HR, 2 3B, 12 2B, 31 RBIs, 21 runs, 2 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 69 GP, .210 avg., 45 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 16 2B, 23 RBIs, 31 runs, 3 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 35 GP, 4-3, 3 saves, 4.43 ERA, 61.0 IP, 67 SO, 1.51 WHIP

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 94 GP, .238 avg., 81 hits, 10 HR, 1 3B, 22 2B, 34 RBIs, 38 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: 68 GP, .266 avg., 55 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 12 2B, 38 RBIs, 29 runs, 8 SB

 


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