Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — With just one month left in the MLB regular season, only one #ProJacket in Charlie Blackmon has his team fighting 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 Colorado Rockies team is tied for first-place in the National League West with the Arizona Diamondbacks, has returned to his all-star form over his last seven games as he is hitting .357 with 10 hits, a home run, three RBIs, seven runs scored and two stolen bases.

Fellow #ProJacket Derek Dietrich has posted a career-high 119 base hits this season as an everyday starter for the Miami Marlins, while rookie Daniel Palka is sitting on 19 home runs and is looking to become just the fourth #ProJacket to blast 20 home runs in the first full MLB season joining Mark Teixeira, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek.

On the mound, Buck Farmer has enjoyed his full season in the big leagues with 54 strikeouts over 58.1 innings of work out of the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers, while Deck McGuire‘s up-and-down season continues with a trip back to Triple-A within the Los Angeles Angels organization.

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: 125
Batting Avg: .278
Hits: 140
Home Runs:
23
Triples: 6
Doubles: 21
RBIs:
56
Runs: 96
Stolen Bases: 8
OBP: .347
OPS: .827
SLG: .480

 

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:
126
Batting Avg: .267
Hits: 119
Home Runs:
15
Triples: 1
Doubles:
23
RBIs:
41
Runs: 64
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .331
OPS: .755
SLG: .425

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:
56
IP:
58.1
Record: 3-4
Saves: 0
ERA: 4.63
SO: 54
Opp. Avg: .265
WHIP: 1.59

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:
97
Batting Avg:
.237
Hits: 78
Home Runs: 19
Triples: 3
Doubles: 14
RBIs: 53
Runs: 43
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .283
OPS: .754
SLG: .471

 

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: 58
Batting Avg: .235
Hits: 43
Home Runs:
6
Doubles: 6
RBIs:
22
Runs: 18
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .314
OPS: .680
SLG: .366

 

 

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: 30 GP, 2-3, 1 save, 4.96 ERA, 45.1 IP, 46 SO, 1.52 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: 46 GP, .299 avg., 56 hits, 10 HR, 3 3B, 15 2B, 36 RBIs, 33 runs

 

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

2018 stats:  33 GP, 1 GS, 2-6, 1 save, 6.12 ERA, 50.0 IP, 59 SO, 1.74 WHIP

 

Trevor Craport – Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles) – Class A

2018 stats: 117 GP, .256 avg., 107 hits, 11 HR, 4 3B, 25 2B, 67 RBIs, 65 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: 11 GP, 8 GS, 2-3, 1 save, 5.59 ERA, 46.2 IP, 29 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: 18 GP, 18 GS, 8-5, 4.91 ERA, 99.0 IP, 73 SO, 1.56 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 26 GP, 26 GS, 9-8, 5.53 ERA, 148.0 IP, 117 SO, 1.53 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 37 GP, 3-4, 9 saves, 1.39 ERA, 64.2 IP, 54 SO, 0.93 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 33 GP, 6 GS, 0-2, 3.76 ERA, 83.2 IP, 62 SO, 1.35 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 43 GP, 4-4, 2 saves, 5.28 ERA, 58.0 IP, 63 SO, 1.57 WHIP

 

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

2018 stats: 119 GP, .220 avg., 90 hits, 6 HR, 2 3B, 16 2B, 45 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: 63 GP, .271 avg., 61 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 14 2B, 36 RBIs, 24 runs, 2 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 76 GP, .199 avg., 47 hits, 3 HR, 3 3B, 16 2B, 24 RBIs, 31 runs, 4 SB

 

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

2018 stats: 40 GP, 4-5, 3 saves, 4.30 ERA, 69.0 IP, 75 SO, 1.46 WHIP

 

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

Triple-A 2018 stats: 115 GP, .241 avg., 99 hits, 14 HR, 1 3B, 28 2B, 43 RBIs, 49 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: 79 GP, .278 avg., 68 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 13 2B, 42 RBIs, 30 runs, 10 SB

 


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