Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — As we close in the final month of the regular season in most leagues, right-handed pitcher Deck McGuire has returned to the MLB with the Los Angeles Angels, while Matt Wieters is still hot at the plate, as the veteran catcher is  hitting .327 with two home runs, 16 total hits and eight RBIs over his last 15 games, including hitting .400 with a .650 slugging percentage over the last seven contests.

In the minor leagues, Joey Bart is hitting .308 on the season with 10  home runs, while Trevor Craport has totaled 102 base hits this season, his first full year as a #ProJacket.

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: 119
Batting Avg: .275
Hits: 132
Home Runs:
22
Triples: 6
Doubles: 18
RBIs:
53
Runs: 90
Stolen Bases: 6
OBP: .343
OPS: .818
SLG: .475

 

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:
121
Batting Avg: .271
Hits: 115
Home Runs:
15
Triples: 1
Doubles:
22
RBIs:
39
Runs: 64
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .333
OPS: .766
SLG: .433

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:
53
IP:
56.1
Record: 3-4
Saves: 0
ERA: 4.47
SO: 51
Opp. Avg: .264
WHIP: 1.56

Deck McGuire
#68 / RHP

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

GP: 13
IP:
29.1
Record: 0-2
Saves: 0
ERA: 6.44
SO: 25
Opp. Avg: .274
WHIP: 1.64

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:
91
Batting Avg:
.239
Hits: 73
Home Runs: 18
Triples: 3
Doubles: 12
RBIs: 50
Runs: 39
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .281
OPS: .755
SLG: .474

 

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: 52
Batting Avg: .239
Hits: 39
Home Runs:
5
Doubles: 6
RBIs:
19
Runs: 17
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .326
OPS: .694
SLG: .368

 

 

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: 29 GP, 1-3, 1 save, 5.10 ERA, 42.1 IP, 46 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: 41 GP, .308 avg., 52 hits, 10 HR, 3 3B, 14 2B, 35 RBIs, 30 runs

 

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

2018 stats:  31 GP, 1 GS, 1-6, 1 save, 6.56 ERA, 46.2 IP, 51 SO, 1.82 WHIP

 

Trevor Craport – Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles) – Class A

2018 stats: 112 GP, .255 avg., 102 hits, 11 HR, 4 3B, 23 2B, 66 RBIs, 62 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: 10 GP, 7 GS, 2-3, 1 save, 4.76 ERA, 39.2 IP, 27 SO, 1.29 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: 17 GP, 17 GS, 7-5, 4.84 ERA, 93.0 IP, 68 SO, 1.55 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 25 GP, 25 GS, 9-8, 5.35 ERA, 143.0 IP, 111 SO, 1.52 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 35 GP, 3-4, 9 saves, 1.35 ERA, 60.0 IP, 50 SO, 0.97 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 31 GP, 6 GS, 0-2, 3.76 ERA, 79.0 IP, 59 SO, 1.35 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 40 GP, 4-3, 1 save, 4.70 ERA, 53.2 IP, 58 SO, 1.57 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 110 GP, .228 avg., 87 hits, 6 HR, 2 3B, 16 2B, 42 RBIs, 59 runs, 7 SB

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 13 GP, 11 GS, 5-3, 4.56 ERA, 53.1 IP, 44 SO, 1.35 WHIP

MLB 2018 stats: 13 GP, 4 GS, 0-2, 6.44 ERA, 29.1 IP, 25 SO, 1.64 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 61 GP, .275 avg., 60 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 14 2B, 36 RBIs, 24 runs, 2 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 75 GP, .199 avg., 46 hits, 3 HR, 3 3B, 16 2B, 24 RBIs, 31 runs, 3 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 39 GP, 4-5, 3 saves, 4.10 ERA, 68.0 IP, 73 SO, 1.43 WHIP

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 107 GP, .240 avg., 94 hits, 14 HR, 1 3B, 25 2B, 40 RBIs, 47 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: 74 GP, .276 avg., 62 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 13 2B, 41 RBIs, 29 runs, 8 SB

 


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