Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — With three weeks left in the MLB regular season, Charlie Blackmon continues to lead the Colorado Rockies in their bid for a playoff spot, while the other Georgia Tech baseball major league #ProJackets are looking to help close their season’s out on a high note.

Blackmon, whose Rockies team has maintained a 1.5-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers and a 2.5-game lead over Arizona, has hit .379 with three homers in the last week as they begin a nine-game road trip against NL West rivals Friday with a series at San Francisco.

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Fellow #ProJacket Derek Dietrich, now an everyday starter for the Miami Marlins, has established career highs in base hits (125), runs scored (70), total bases (201), doubles (24), home runs (16) and games played (135). Rookie Daniel Palka became just the fourth #ProJacket to hit 20 home runs in the first full MLB season (22), joining Mark Teixeira, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek, and has demonstrated a flair for the dramatic, belting six ninth-inning home runs to lead the major leagues. Palka ranks among the American League rookie leaders in home runs (3rd, 22), RBI (3rd, 57), extra-base hits (T3rd, 39), total bases (5th, 172) and runs scored (5th, 48).

Palka ranking with 2018 AL rookies

On the mound, Buck Farmer has enjoyed his full season in the big leagues with 55 strikeouts over 62 innings of work out of the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers.

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: 137
Batting Avg: .286
Hits: 159
Home Runs:
26
Triples: 6
Doubles: 26
RBIs: 62

Runs: 107
Stolen Bases: 12
OBP: .352
OPS: .845
SLG: .493

 

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:
135
Batting Avg: .268
Hits: 125
Home Runs:
16
Triples: 2
Doubles:
24
RBIs:
45
Runs: 70
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .333
OPS: .764
SLG: .430

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:
60
IP:
62.0
Record: 3-4
Saves: 0
ERA: 4.65
SO: 55
Opp. Avg: .261
WHIP: 1.63

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: 16
IP:
32.0
Record: 0-2
Saves: 0
ERA: 6.47
SO: 27
Opp. Avg: .264
WHIP: 1.63

 


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:
108
Batting Avg:
.239
Hits: 87
Home Runs: 22
Triples: 3
Doubles: 14
RBIs: 57
Runs: 48
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .288
OPS: .763
SLG: .475

 

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: 63
Batting Avg: .234
Hits: 47
Home Runs:
6
Doubles: 7
RBIs:
24
Runs: 20
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .313
OPS: .671
SLG: .358

 

 

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: 12 GP, 12 GS, 5-4, 4.33 ERA, 72.2 IP, 44 SO, 1.44 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: 13 GP, 11 GS, 5-3, 4.56 ERA, 53.1 IP, 44 SO, 1.35 WHIP

MLB 2018 stats: 16 GP, 4 GS, 0-2, 6.47 ERA, 32.0 IP, 27 SO, 1.63 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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