Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — As Major League Baseball’s regular season continues to wind down, #ProJackets are finishing strong with Wild Card games on the line, walkoff singles and multi-hit explosions from the plate.

Charlie Blackmon’s Colorado Rockies took a half-game lead of the second Wild Card spot with their 10-3 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night. Blackmon is currently riding a 16-game hit streak, while swinging at a clip of .353 in the month of September to rank fifth in the National League. Also this month, Blackmon became only the third center fielder in league history to have at least three-straight seasons with 25 home runs and 100 runs – joining Willie Mays and Duke Snider.

After going hitless against the Cubs and in game one against the Cleveland Indians, Daniel Palka got back to his old ways when his two-run, walkoff single lifted the Chicago White Sox in game two over Cleveland. Overall last week, Palka hit two home runs for five RBI, moving him up to 27 home runs now for his rookie campaign with Chicago.

Keep it simple: How Daniel Palka has emerged as the clutch king of Chicago

Matt Wieters’ bat exploded on Tuesday night, taking four at-bats from the Marlins and giving them three hits back, including an RBI. In his last seven games, Wieters has really found his rhythm at the plate, hitting .318 to collect seven hits, five RBI and two home runs. His home runs came in the form of a three-run shot against the Mets and a solo homer in the first game against Miami.

Also having a fine week was Buck Farmer, who came in to provide 2.1 innings of relief, allowing no runs and just two hits. He also struck out one in the effort.

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: 150
Batting Avg: .289
Hits: 174
Home Runs:
27
Triples: 6
Doubles: 27
RBIs: 66

Runs: 114
Stolen Bases: 12
OBP: .358
OPS: .850
SLG: .492

 

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:145
Batting Avg: .
263
Hits:
129
Home Runs:
16
Triples:
2
Doubles:
26
RBIs:
45
Runs:
72
Stolen Bases:
2
OBP: .
329
OPS: .
751
SLG: .
422

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:63
IP:
66.1 (2.1)
Record:
3-4
Saves:
0
ERA:
4.34
SO:
57
Opp. Avg:
.258
WHIP:
1.60

Deck McGuire
#68 / RHP

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB Debut: Sept. 12, 2017 (Reds)
MLB Draft: 2010 (Blue Jays), 1st round
Status: Reassigned to minors
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10 
High School:
Deep Run
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Reassigned to minors (8/26/18)


GP: 17
IP:
34.0
Record: 0-2
Saves: 0
ERA: 6.35
SO: 27
Opp. Avg: .264
WHIP: 1.65

 


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: 119
Batting Avg:
.239
Hits: 
96
Home Runs: 
27
Triples:
3
Doubles:
14
RBIs: 
66
Runs: 
54
Stolen Bases:
2
OBP: 
.291
OPS: 
.782
SLG: 
.491

 

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: 75
Batting Avg: .238
Hits: 55
Home Runs:
8
Doubles: 8
RBIs:
30
Runs: 23
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .328
OPS: .705
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

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 32 GP, 3-3, 1 save, 4.66 ERA, 48.1 IP, 52 SO, 1.49 WHIP

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

 

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

2018 stats: 51 GP, .294 avg., 60 hits, 13 HR, 3 3B, 15 2B, 40 RBIs, 38 runs

 

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

2018 stats:  34 GP, 1 GS, 2-6, 1 save, 5.88 ERA, 52.0 IP, 61 SO, 1.73 WHIP

 

Trevor Craport – Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles) – Class A

2018 stats: 122 GP, .256 avg., 112 hits, 11 HR, 4 3B, 26 2B, 72 RBIs, 68 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: 12 GP, 9 GS, 2-5, 1 save, 6.15 ERA, 52.2 IP, 31 SO, 1.46 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: 19 GP, 19 GS, 8-6, 5.14 ERA, 105.0 IP, 76 SO, 1.581 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 27 GP, 27 GS, 9-9, 5.44 ERA, 154.0 IP, 121 SO, 1.53 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 40 GP, 3-4, 9 saves, 1.84 ERA, 68.1 IP, 58 SO, 0.93 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 35 GP, 6 GS, 0-2, 3.77 ERA, 86.0 IP, 65 SO, 1.41 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 44 GP, 4-4, 2 saves, 5.10 ERA, 60.0 IP, 64 SO, 1.53 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 124 GP, .220 avg., 93 hits, 6 HR, 2 3B, 17 2B, 47 RBIs, 60 runs, 7 SB

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 15 GP, 11 GS, 5-3, 4.24 ERA, 57.1 IP, 50 SO, 1.31 WHIP

MLB 2018 stats: 17 GP, 4 GS, 0-2, 6.35 ERA, 34.0 IP, 27 SO, 1.65 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 66 GP, .264 avg., 61 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 14 2B, 36 RBIs, 26 runs, 2 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 80 GP, .191 avg., 47 hits, 3 HR, 3 3B, 16 2B, 24 RBIs, 31 runs, 4 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 42 GP, 4-5, 3 saves, 4.56 ERA, 71.0 IP, 75 SO, 1.51 WHIP

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 121 GP, .237 avg., 102 hits, 14 HR, 1 3B, 28 2B, 44 RBIs, 50 runs, 3 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: 84 GP, .263 avg., 69 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 13 2B, 43 RBIs, 30 runs, 10 SB

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