Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Aug. 30, 2017

THE FLATS — A number of MLB #ProJackets are getting hot at the right time for their respective teams, while two MLB #ProJacket arms are pitching for new times as the season moves into the month of September this week.

Charlie Blackmon continues to sit atop of a number of offensive categories in Major League Baseball, as he is hitting .339 with a total of 181 hits on the season, including 31 home runs, 14 triples and 28 doubles. Blackmon has not slowed down over the month of August, as he has hit .357 with 15 hits, two houm runs, six RBIs and six runs scored over his last 10 games, which included going 4-for-12 with a home run versus the Braves in Atlanta on Aug. 25-27.

Like Blackmon, Matt Wieters, who has been one of the few constants in the lineup for the Washington Nationals over the last few weeks, has swung a hot bat as of late. Over his last 10 games, Wieters has hit .323 with 10 hits, a home run, five RBIs and seven runs scored.

Called back up the big leauges by the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 26, Buck Farmer earned his third MLB win of the season allowing just three runs over 5.2 innings of work in a start versus the Chicago White Sox.

#Tigers LIVE Postgame 8.26.17: Buck Farmer pic.twitter.com/XFb2NmzvIa

— FOX Sports Detroit (@FOXSportsDet) August 27, 2017

Reliever Blake Wood found a new home on Aug. 25, as the righty was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Since joining the Angels, Wood is 1-0 and has not allowed a baserunner in two appearances.

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: 130 
Batting Avg: .339 
Hits: 181
Home Runs:
31
Triples: 14
Doubles: 28 
RBI:
83 
Runs: 119 
Stolen Bases: 13 
OBP: .401
OPS: 1.019
SLG: .618

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: 114 
Batting Avg: .246 
Hits: 84 
Home Runs:
8
Triples: 5
Doubles:
19
RBI:
39
Runs: 44
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .332 
OPS: .733 
SLG: .401

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.

* Called back up to MLB (August 26)

GP: 5
GS:
5
IP: 
23.1
Record: 3-1
Save:
ERA: 6.17
SO: 25
Opp. Avg: .272 
Whip: 1.29

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: 105 
Batting Avg: .240 
Hits: 79
Home Runs:
9
Doubles: 18 
RBI:
49 
Runs: 38 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .297 
OPS: .660 
SLG: .363

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.

* Claimed off waivers by the Angels (August 25)

GP: 57 
IP: 59.1 
Record:
2-4 
Save:

ERA:
5.46
SO:
64
Opp. Avg: .277 
Whip: 1.57


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, 2.83 ERA, 40 GP, 5 Saves, 63.2 IP, 95 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

Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)
Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-14

* Promoted to Double-A (August 6)
* Reassigned to Class A (August 22)

Overall in 2017
9-0, 1.93 ERA, 42 GP, 9 Saves, 65.1 IP, 64 SO

FSL Southern Division All-Star

Trevor Craport

Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)

A (Short)

BIO

2015-17

43 GP, .294 avg., 45 hits, 2 HR, 2 3B, 11 2B, 23 RBI, 25 runs, 3 SB

Brandon Cumpton

Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
Altoona Curve (Pirates)
Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)

AAA


BIO

2008-10

* Promoted to Triple-A (August 21)

Overall in 2017
5-4, 3.47 ERA, 22 GP, 1 Save, 36.1 IP, 32 SO

Jake Esch

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

AA

BIO

2009-11

* Promoted to Double-A (August 15)

Overall in 2017
1-8, 4.71 ERA, 14 GP, 12 GS, 1 CG, 78.1 IP, 57 SO

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

Detroit Tigers (MLB)
Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)

MLB

BIO

2010-13

* Called back up to MLB (August 26))

6-4, 3.93 ERA, 21 GP, 21 GS, 123.2 IP, 114 SO

Detroit Tigers
3-1, 6.17 ERA, 5 GP, 5 GS, 23.1 IP, 25 SO

Brandon Gold

Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies)
Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (June 30)

Overall in 2017
8-7, 4.32 ERA, 24 GP, 24 GS, 1 CG, 141.2 IP, 110 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
56 GP, .255 avg., 52 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 6 2B, 18 RBI, 23 runs, 3 SB

Matthew Gorst

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

A (Adv)


BIO

2014-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (August 3)

Overall in 2017
7-5, 2.86 ERA, 34 GP, 4 Saves, 66.0 IP, 58 SO

Matthew Grimes

Frederick Keys (Orioles)
Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

A (Adv)


BIO

2011-14

* Assigned to Class A Advanced (August 12)

Overall in 2017
4-10, 5.33 ERA, 21 GP, 19 GS, 99.2 IP, 72 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

4-3, 3.99 ERA, 39 GP, 3 Saves, 58.2 IP, 70 SO


Eastern League All-Star 

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

111 GP, .202 avg., 80 hits, 5 HR, 3 3B, 18 2B, 32 RBI, 52 runs, 15 SB

Deck McGuire

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

AA

BIO

2008-10

9-9, 2.78 ERA, 27 GP, 26 GS, 162.0 IP, 159 SO


Southern League South Division All-Star

A.J. Murray

Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers)

AA

BIO

2012-15

* Disabled 7-day list
* 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

* Disabled 7-day list

67 GP, .242 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
84 GP, .272 avg., 89 hits, 12 HR, 2 3B, 11 2B, 41 RBI, 47 runs, 2 SB

Ryan Peurifoy

Bristol Pirates (Pirates)

Rookie


BIO

2014-17

35 GP, .299 avg., 38 hits, 2 HR, 10 2B, 23 RBI, 15 runs, 3 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, 3.60 ERA, 35 GP, 12 Saves, 35.0 IP, 42 SO

Zac Ryan

Burlington Bees (Angels)
Orem Owlz (Angels)

A

BIO

2014-17

* Promoted to Class A (July 10)

Overall in 2017
2-2, 2.06 ERA, 20 GP, 1 GS, 3 Saves, 35.0 IP, 39 SO

Matt Skole

Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)
Auburn Doubledays (Nationals) – Rehab.

AAA

BIO

2009-11

* Activated to Triple-A (August 17)

Overall in 2017
69 GP, .227 avg., 51 hits, 12 HR, 17 2B, 31 RBI,
43 runs

Daniel Spingola

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

AA

BIO

2012-15

* Disabled 7-day list
* Promoted to Double-A (June 22)

Overall in 2017
107 GP, .267 avg., 95 hits, 6 HR, 7 3B, 21 2B, 40 RBI, 50 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): 88 GP, .216 avg., 63 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 15 2B, 40 RBI, 63 runs, 47 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

122 GP, .290 avg., 131 hits, 4 HR, 10 3B, 19 2B, 61 RBI, 79 runs, 24 SB


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