Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

April 12, 2017

THE FLATS — The 2017-18 Major League Baseball season is just over a week in and the Georgia Tech #ProJackets have played well with one Yellow Jacket making a smooth transition to a new team and a new league.

New Washington Nationals’ catcher Matt Wieters has shown that he is 100 percent healthy again and is off to a great start for his new team in the nation’s capital. Wieters, who has played in eight games thus far this season, is hitting .435 with a home run, four doubles, five walks, four RBIs and four runs scored. Against Miami on April 5, he went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBIs. Over the last two games against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wieters has gone 4-for-7 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Charlie Blackmon got off to a slow start on opening day, but has hit safely in each of the Rockies’ last four games versus the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Over the first week and a half of play, Blackmon has three multi-hit games, a triple and two home runs.

Derek Dietrich continues to be a utility guy for the Miami Marlins to start the season, as the versatile Dietrich has played in seven games on the season. He had a big game versus the New York Mets on April 7, going 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, three RBIs and a run scored. On April 9 against the Mets in Citi Field, he went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored.

Right-handed pitcher Blake Wood has appeared in four games on the season out of the Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen. He has thrown a total of 4.1 innings, giving up just one earned run while striking out four on the year.

Below is a complete list of the Baseball #ProJackets in the majors this season.

MLB

PLAYER

2017-18 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: 9
Batting Avg: .229
Hits: 8
Home Runs:
2
RBI:
6
Runs: 4
Stolen Bases: 1
OBP: .308
OPS: .765
SLG: .457

DEREK DIETRICH

#32/ 2B

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: 7
Batting Avg: .263
Hits: 5
Home Runs:
0
RBI:
3
Runs: 2
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .417
OPS: .838
SLG: .421

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:
8
Batting Avg: .435
Hits: 10
Home Runs:
1
RBI:
4
Runs: 4
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .552
OPS: 1.291
SLG: .739

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:
4
IP: 4.1
Record:
0-0
Save:
0
ERA:
2.08
SO:
4
Opp. Avg: .294
Whip: 1.15

Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player

Current Team (MLB Team)

Level

MiLB Bio

Years at Tech

2017-18 Season Stats

Luke Bard

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AA

BIO

2010-12

1-0, 2.25 ERA, 3 GP, 1 Save, 4.0 IP, 5 SO

Jed Bradley

Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

AA

BIO

2009-11

0-0, 18.00 ERA, 2 GP, 2.0 IP, 1 SO

Sam Clay

Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-14

0-0, 20.25 ERA, 2 GP, 2.2 IP, 3 SO

Jake Esch

San Antonio Missions (Padres)

AA

BIO

2009-11

0 GP

Zane Evans

NW Arkansas Nautrals (Royals)

AA

BIO

2011-13

5 GP, .150 avg., 3 hits, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 runs

Buck Farmer

Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)

AAA

BIO

2010-13

0-0, 3.60 ERA, 1 GP, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 8 SO

Brandon Gold

Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

A

BIO

2014-16

0-0, 5.40 ERA, 1 GP, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 5 SO

Matt Gonzalez

Danville Braves (Braves)

Rookie

BIO

2013-16

0 GP

Matthew Gorst

Greenville Drive (Red Sox)

A

BIO

2014-16

0-0, 15.00 ERA, 2 GP, 1 Save, 3.0 IP, 4 SO

Matthew Grimes

Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

AA

BIO

2011-14

0-1, 3.00 ERA, 1 GP, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 7 SO

Mott Hyde

Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)

AA

BIO

2011-14

5 GP, .214 avg., 3 hits, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 runs

Dusty Isaacs

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)

AA

BIO

2011-14

0-0, 3.00 ERA, 2 GP, 3.0 IP, 3 SO

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

5 GP, .182 avg., 4 hits, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs

Deck McGuire

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

AA

BIO

2008-10

0-0, 4.50 ERA, 1 GP, 1 GS, 4.0 IP, 4 SO

A.J. Murray

Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

A (Adv)

BIO

2012-15

Disabled 7-Day list

Matt Murton

Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)

AAA

BIO

2001-03

5 GP, .167 avg., 3 hits, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 run

Arden Pabst

West Virginia Power (Pirates)

A

BIO

2014-16

4 GP, .286 avg., 4 hits, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 run

Daniel Palka

Rochester Red Wings (Twins)

AAA

BIO

2011-13

5 GP, .300 avg., 6 hits, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 6 runs

Mark Pope

Texas AirHogs (Independent League)

Independent

BIO

2009-11

Season not started yet

Andrew Robinson

Harrisburg Senators (Nationals)

AA

BIO

2007-10

Disabled 7-Day list

Matt Skole

Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)

AAA

BIO

2009-11

5 GP, .357 avg., 5 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 runs

Daniel Spingola

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

A (Adv)

BIO

2012-15

6 GP, .400 avg., 6 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 runs

Brandon Thomas

York Revolution (Independent League)

Independent

BIO

2010-13

Season not started yet

Kyle Wren

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)

AAA

BIO

2011-13

5 GP, .294 avg., 5 hits, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 runs

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