Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — As we near the final month and a half of the 2018 regular season, a number of #ProJackets are looking to get hot and finish out the month of August on a high note.

Finally healthy, veteran #ProJacket Matt Wieters is hitting .360 with nine hits, two RBIs and two runs scored over his last seven games, while Daniel Palka continues to hit home runs for the Chicago White Sox.

Right-handed #ProJacket hurler Brandon Gold has totaled 104 strikeouts over 137.0 innings of work this season for the Lancaster JetHawks in Class A-Advanced, while out of the bullpen Matthew Gorst has totaled 10 saves with a 0.81 ERA on the year and has climbed up to Triple-A in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Shortstop Connor Justus was called back up to Double-A where he rejoined fellow #ProJacket Zac Ryan with the Mobile BayBears for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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: 113
Batting Avg: .275
Hits: 126
Home Runs:
22
Triples: 4
Doubles: 17
RBIs:
51
Runs: 86
Stolen Bases: 6
OBP: .344
OPS: .818
SLG: .474

 

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:
117
Batting Avg: .270
Hits: 110
Home Runs:
14
Triples: 1
Doubles:
22
RBIs:
38
Runs: 63
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .335
OPS: .766
SLG: .431

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:
52
IP:
54.0
Record: 3-4
Saves: 0
ERA: 4.33
SO: 49
Opp. Avg: .266
WHIP: 1.57

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:
86
Batting Avg:
.239
Hits: 68
Home Runs: 18
Triples: 3
Doubles: 11
RBIs: 49
Runs: 38
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .281
OPS: .769
SLG: .488

 

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: 46
Batting Avg: .224
Hits: 33
Home Runs:
4
Doubles: 5
RBIs:
14
Runs: 14
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .315
OPS: .656
SLG: .340

 

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 26 GP, 1-3, 1 save, 5.11 ERA, 37.0 IP, 40 SO, 1.43 WHIP

MLB 2018 stats: 8 GP, 0-0, 5.40 ERA,11.2, 13 SO, 1.29 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 36 GP, .309 avg., 46 hits, 9 HR, 3 3B, 13 2B, 29 RBIs, 27 runs

 

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

2018 stats:  29 GP, 1 GS, 1-5, 1 save, 6.14 ERA, 44.0 IP, 49 SO, 1.77 WHIP

 

Trevor Craport – Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles) – Class A

2018 stats: 108 GP, .256 avg., 98 hits, 11 HR, 4 3B, 22 2B, 66 RBIs, 59 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: 8 GP, 5 GS, 2-2, 1 save, 5.40 ERA, 26.2 IP, 22 SO, 1.39 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: 16 GP, 16 GS, 7-5, 4.86 ERA, 87.0 IP, 66 SO, 1.53 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 24 GP, 24 GS, 9-7, 5.26 ERA, 137.0 IP, 104 SO, 1.50 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 33 GP, 3-3, 10 saves, 0.81 ERA, 55.2 IP, 49 SO, 0.93 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 30 GP, 6 GS, 0-2, 3.86 ERA, 77.0 IP, 58 SO, 1.38 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 37 GP, 4-2, 1 save, 4.62 ERA, 50.2 IP, 55 SO, 1.54 WHIP

 

Connor Justus – Mobile BayBears (Angels) – Double-A

2018 stats: 106 GP, .232 avg., 86 hits, 6 HR, 2 3B, 16 2B, 42 RBIs, 57 runs, 6 SB

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 12 GP, 10 GS, 5-3, 4.64 ERA, 52.1 IP, 43 SO, 1.38 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: 57 GP, .263 avg., 54 hits, 9 HR, 2 3B, 13 2B, 31 RBIs, 22 runs, 2 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 73 GP, .204 avg., 46 hits, 3 HR, 3 3B, 16 2B, 24 RBIs, 31 runs, 3 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 37 GP, 4-4, 3 saves, 4.29 ERA, 65.0 IP, 71 SO, 1.45 WHIP

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 101 GP, .243 avg., 89 hits, 12 HR, 1 3B, 24 2B, 37 RBIs, 43 runs, 2 SB

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

 

Daniel Spingola – Evansville Otters (Independent) * Released

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: 73 GP, .272 avg., 61 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 13 2B, 41 RBIs, 29 runs, 8 SB

 


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