Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Aug. 16, 2017

THE FLATS — From Major Leauge Baseball all the way to Class A Short Season, the Georgia Tech baseball #ProJackets are continuing to play well across the board, highlighted by a number of big bats and bullpen arms over the past week.

Charlie Blackmon continues to swing a hot bat as we head into the final month of the season, as the centerfielder is second in the National League and third in all of Major League Baseball in hitting at .333 on the season. On top of that, Blackmon leads the majors in runs scored (107), triples (14) and total bases (294). He is also ranked second in hits (160) and fourth in slugging percentage (.611) on the year.

In the minor leagues, Trevor Craport has been hitting the cover off the ball as of late, as he has hit .421 with six RBIs and five runs scored over his last 10 games, raising his batting average to .319 over 32 games this summer with the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Class A Short).

At the Triple-A level, Daniel Palka appears to be 100 percent healthy again, as he has hit .341 with a home run and six RBIs over his last 10 games back with the Rochester Red Wings, while Kyle Wren has hit .310 over his last 10 games and has totaled 124 base hits on the year with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

On the mound, Andrew Robinson has posted two saves over his last three appearances out of the bullpen for the Harrisburg Senators (Double-A), while Zac Ryan has recorded two wins and a save over his last three outings for the Burlington Bees (Class A).

Below is a complete list of the Baseball #ProJackets playing professionally this season.

MLB

PLAYER

2016-17 SEASON STATS


Charlie Blackmon
#19 / CF

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.

GP: 117 
Batting Avg: .333 
Hits: 160
Home Runs:
27
Triples: 14
Doubles: 25 
RBI:
74 
Runs: 107 
Stolen Bases: 11 
OBP: .392
OPS: 1.003
SLG: .611

Derek Dietrich
#32 / 3B

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: 102 
Batting Avg: .246 
Hits: 74 
Home Runs:
7
Triples: 4
Doubles:
17
RBI:
37
Runs: 37
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .326 
OPS: .724 
SLG: .399

Buck Farmer
#45 / P

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.

Sent back down to Triple-A (June 18)

GP: 4
GS:
4
IP: 
17.2
Record: 2-1
Save:
ERA: 6.62
SO: 22
Opp. Avg: .286
Whip: 1.61

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: 92 
Batting Avg: .234 
Hits: 78
Home Runs:
8
Doubles: 18 
RBI:
44 
Runs: 30 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .289 
OPS: .656 
SLG: .367

Blake Wood
#36 / P

Cincinnati Reds
MLB Debut:
May 12, 2010 (Royals)
MLB Draft:
2006 (Royals), 3rd round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2004-07
High School:
North Gwinnett
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.


GP:
51 
IP: 55.2 
Record:
1-4 
Save:

ERA:
4.37
SO:
60
Opp. Avg: .268 
Whip: 1.49


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player

Current Team (MLB Team)

Level

MiLB Bio

at Tech

2016-17 Season Stats

Luke Bard

Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AAA

BIO

2010-12

* Promoted to Triple-A (August 6)

Overall in 2017
4-3, 2.77 ERA, 35 GP, 5 Saves, 55.1 IP, 80 SO

Jed Bradley

Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

AA

BIO

2009-11

*Retired (Click Here)

1-2, 9.75 ERA, 8 GP, 12.1 IP, 9 SO

*Made one appearance for the Norfolk Tides (AAA)

Sam Clay

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)
Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

AA

BIO

2013-14

* Promoted to Double-A (August 6)

Overall in 2017
8-0, 1.37 ERA, 37 GP, 9 Saves, 59.1 IP, 59 SO

FSL Southern Division All-Star

Trevor Craport

Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)

A (Short)

BIO

2015-17

32 GP, .319 avg., 36 hits, 2 HR, 2 3B, 7 2B, 17 RBI, 17 runs, 2 SB

Brandon Cumpton

Altoona Curve (Pirates)
Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)

AA


BIO

2008-10

Overall in 2017
3-3, 3.90 ERA, 18 GP, 1 Save, 30.0 IP, 27 SO

Jake Esch

Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres)
San Antonio Missions (Padres)

A (Adv)

BIO

2009-11

* Resigned with the Padres (Lake Elsinore Storm)

Overall in 2017
1-8, 5.32 ERA, 12 GP, 12 GS, 1 CG, 67.2 IP, 52 SO

*Made two starts with the San Antonio Missions (AA)
*Made one start with the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA)

Zane Evans

AZL Royals (Royals)
NW Arkansas Nautrals (Royals)

Rookie

BIO

2011-13

*Retired (Click Here)

*Reassigned to AZL Royals

33 GP, .205 avg., 25 hits, 4 HR, 1 2B, 15 RBI, 11 runs, 2 SB

Buck Farmer

Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)

AAA

BIO

2010-13

* Sent back down to Triple-A (June 18)

6-4, 3.90 ERA, 20 GP, 20 GS, 117.2 IP, 107 SO

Detroit Tigers
2-1, 6.62 ERA, 4 GP, 4 GS, 17.2 IP, 22 SO

Brandon Gold

Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies)
Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (June 30)

Overall in 2017
7-5, 3.89 ERA, 21 GP, 21 GS, 1 CG, 122.2 IP, 100 SO

Matt Gonzalez

Florida Fire Frogs (Braves)
Rome Braves (Braves)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (May 29)

Overall in 2017
51 GP, .257 avg., 49 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 6 2B, 17 RBI, 22 runs, 3 SB

Matthew Gorst

Salem Red Sox (Red Sox)
Greenville Drive (Red Sox)

A (Adv)


BIO

2014-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (Aug. 3)

Overall in 2017
6-4, 3.12 ERA, 30 GP, 4 Saves, 57.2 IP, 48 SO

Matthew Grimes

Frederick Keys (Orioles)
Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

A (Adv)


BIO

2011-14

Overall in 2017
4-8, 5.22 ERA, 18 GP, 16 GS, 88.0 IP, 57 SO

Mott Hyde

Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)

AA

BIO

2011-14

*Retired (Click Here)

26 GP, .207 avg., 17 hits, 2 HR, 1 2B, 6 RBI,
12 runs, 5 SB

Dusty Isaacs

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)

AA


BIO

2011-14

3-3, 4.41 ERA, 34 GP, 3 Saves, 51.0 IP, 62 SO


Eastern League All-Star 

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

101 GP, .204 avg., 73 hits, 5 HR, 3 3B, 18 2B, 28 RBI, 46 runs, 13 SB

Deck McGuire

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

AA

BIO

2008-10

9-8, 2.61 ERA, 24 GP, 23 GS, 144.2 IP, 143 SO


Southern League South Division All-Star

A.J. Murray

Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers)

AA

BIO

2012-15

*Promoted to Double-A (July 9)

3 GP, .125 avg., 1 hit, 0 HR, 1 2B, 0 RBI, 1 run

Matt Murton

Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)

AAA

BIO

2001-03

* Released – Free Agent

7 GP, .154 avg., 4 hits, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 runs

Arden Pabst

West Virginia Power (Pirates)

A

BIO

2014-16

65 GP, .248 avg., 56 hits, 4 HR, 12 2B, 24 RBI, 24 runs

Daniel Palka

Rochester Red Wings (Twins)

GCL Twins (Twins) – Rehab Assignment

AAA

BIO

2011-13

Overall in 2017
70 GP, .278 avg., 75 hits, 12 HR, 2 3B, 9 2B, 36 RBI, 40 runs, 2 SB

Ryan Peurifoy

Bristol Pirates (Pirates)

Rookie


BIO

2014-17

26 GP, .264 avg., 24 hits, 2 HR, 7 2B, 20 RBI, 10 runs, 1 SB

Mark Pope

Texas AirHogs (Independent League)

Independent

BIO

2009-11

* Released (June 10)

0-1, 2.45 ERA, 4 GP, 3.2 IP, 1 SO

Andrew Robinson

Harrisburg Senators (Nationals)

AA


BIO

2007-10

1-2, 3.34 ERA, 29 GP, 8 Saves, 29.2 IP, 35 SO

Zac Ryan

Burlington Bees (Angels)
Orem Owlz (Angels)

A

BIO

2014-17

*Promoted to Class A (July 10)

Overall in 2017
2-1, 2.88 ERA, 17 GP, 3 Saves, 25.0 IP, 29 SO

Matt Skole

Auburn Doubledays (Nationals)
Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)

A (Short)

BIO

2009-11

*Resigned on Aug. 7 (Class A Short Season)

Overall in 2017
55 GP, .223 avg., 39 hits, 8 HR, 14 2B, 22 RBI,
33 runs

Daniel Spingola

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

AA

BIO

2012-15

* Promoted to Double-A (June 22)

Overall in 2017
105 GP, .264 avg., 92 hits, 6 HR, 7 3B, 19 2B, 40 RBI, 48 runs, 5 SB

Carolina League South Division All-Star

Brandon Thomas

River City (Frontier League)
York Revolution (Independent League)

Independent

BIO

2010-13

*traded to River City (Frontier League) on May 4

(River City): 77 GP, .225 avg., 57 hits, 9 HR, 2 3B, 15 2B, 35 RBI, 55 runs, 39 SB

(York): 7 GP, .091, 1 hit, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 SB

Kyle Wren

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)

AAA


BIO

2011-13

110 GP, .298 avg., 124 hits, 4 HR, 10 3B, 17 2B, 54 RBI, 74 runs, 24 SB


For the latest information on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, follow us on
Twitter (@GTBaseball), Facebook (Georgia Tech Baseball), and Instagram (gt_baseball) or visit us at www.ramblinwreck.com.

RELATED HEADLINES

Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report
October 31, 2018 English’s Three Homers Give Team White 5-2 Win

Tristin English finishes 3-for-4, three HRs, 5 RBI, 3 runs in fall finale

Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report
October 30, 2018 Rosters, Coaches Set for White vs. Gold World Series

McCann, Ca. Hall to head up Gold, White teams