Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Aug. 18, 2016

THE FLATS – As the baseball regular season begins to wind down and teams are trying to make a late push for the playoffs, a number of former Yellow Jackets are playing well down the stretch highlighted by Charlie Blackmon who was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday, Aug. 14.

Earning his second NL Player of the Week honor this year and fourth overall for his career, Blackmon has been on fire as of late for the Rockies. Over his last seven games he is hitting .452 going 14-for-31 overall. He has seven home runs, eight RBIs and 14 runs scored during that span.

Below is a complete list of the Baseball #ProJackets currently playing in Major League Baseball or with a minor league team affiliate.

 

MLB

PLAYER

2016 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: 108
Batting Avg: .322
Hits: 141
Home Runs: 21
RBI: 60
Runs: 84
Stolen Bases: 15
OBP: .383
OPS: .924
SLG: .541

 MARLON BYRD
 #6 / RF

 Cleveland Indians
 MLB Debut: Sept. 8, 2002 (Phillies)
 MLB Draft:
1999 (Phillies), 10th round
 Status: MLB Restricted List
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1996
 High School: Sprayberry
 Hometown: Marietta, Ga.

 GP: 34
 Batting Avg: .270
 Hits: 31
 Home Runs: 5
 RBI: 19
 Runs: 11
 Stolen Bases: 0
 OBP: .326
 OPS: .778
 SLG: .452

 DEREK DIETRICH
 #32/ 2B

 Florida 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: 105
 Batting Avg: .277 
 Hits: 85
 Home Runs: 4
 RBI: 32
 Runs: 29
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .370
 OPS: .774
 SLG: .404

 BUCK FARMER
 #45/ P

 Toledo Mudhens (Triple A)
 MLB Debut: August 13, 2014 (Tigers)
 MLB Draft:
2013 (Tigers), 5th round
 Status: MLB 40-Man Roster
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-13
 High School: Rockdale
 Hometown: Conyers, Ga.

 MLB (Detroit Tigers)
 GP: 10
 IP: 16.0
 Record: 0-0
 ERA: 3.94
 SO: 15
 Opp. Avg: 224
 Whip: 1.38

 Minors (Triple A)
 GP: 18
 GS: 18
 IP: 88.0
 Record: 4-5
 ERA: 4.19
 SO: 82
 Opp. Avg: .271
 Whip: 1.35

 

  MARK TEIXEIRA
 #25/ 1B

 New York Yankees
 MLB Debut: April 1, 2003 (Rangers)
 MLB Draft:
2001 (Rangers), 1st round
 Status: Active
 Years at Georgia Tech: 1999-01
 High School: Mount Saint Joseph
 Hometown: Severna Park, Md.

 GP: 86
 Batting Avg: .196 
 Hits: 59
 Home Runs: 10
 RBI: 28
 Runs: 33
 Stolen Bases: 2
 OBP: .285
 OPS: .614
 SLG: .329

 MATT WIETERS
 #32/ C

 Baltimore Orioles 
 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.

 2016 AL All-Star
 GP: 89
 Batting Avg: .243 
 Hits: 74
 Home Runs: 10
 RBI: 45
 Runs: 31
 Stolen Bases: 1
 OBP: .298
 OPS: .686
 SLG: .388

  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:
53
 IP: 57.0
 Record: 5-1
 Save: 1
 ERA: 3.47
 SO: 60
 Opp. Avg: 247
 Whip: 1.49

 

 BRANDON CUMPTON
 #58/ P

 Indianapolis Indians (Triple A)
 MLB Debut: June 15, 2013 (Pirates)
 MLB Draft:
2010 (Pirates), 9th round
 Status: 7-day disabled list (Triple A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
 High School: Greenbrier
 Hometown: Evans, Ga.

 Has not pitched due to

Tommy John Surgery

in March 2015

 BRUCE CHEN
 Cultural Development Coordinator

 Cleveland Indians
 MLB Debut: Sept. 7, 1998 (Braves)
 MLB Draft:
Not drafted out of Tech
 Status: Development Office
 Years at Georgia Tech:
 Attended Tech, but did not play baseball
 Hometown: Panama City, Panama

 

Was added to the Cleveland

 Indians’ Development Staff

in January 2016

 

 

MINOR LEAUGES

PLAYER

2016 SEASON STATS

 

 MATT MURTON
 #25 / OF
 
 Iowa Cubs (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2003 (Red Sox), Comp. 1
 Status: 7-day Disabled List (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2001-03
 High School: Eagles Landing
 Hometown: McDonough, Ga.               

 GP: 65
 Batting Avg: .322
 Hits: 68
 Home Runs: 2
 Doubles: 11
 RBI: 31
 Runs: 28
 OBP: .354
 OPS: .766
 SLG: .412

 

 

 DANIEL PALKA
 #37/ OF

 Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2013 (Diamondbacks), 3rd rd
 Status: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13
 High School: Greer
 Hometown: Lyman, Ga.  

                        

 Chattanooga Lookouts  Rochester Red Wings

 GP: 115
 Batting Avg: .269 
 Hits: 117
 Home Runs: 31
 Doubles: 24
 RBI: 84
 Runs: 67
 OBP: .345
 OPS: .901
 SLG: .556

 

 

 MATT SKOLE
 #16 / 3B

 Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2011 (Nationals), 5th round
 Status: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Blessed Trinity Catholic
 Hometown: Woodstock, Ga.    

            

 GP: 121
 Batting Avg: .249 
 Hits: 107
 Home Runs: 20
 Doubles: 19
 RBI: 68
 Runs: 58
 OBP: .341
 OPS: .774
 SLG: .434

 

 

 KYLE WREN
 #8 / CF

 Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2013 (Braves), 8th round
 Status: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13
 High School: Landmark Christian
 Hometown: Peachtree City, Ga. 

              

 Colorado Springs Sky  Sox
 Biloxi Shuckers

 GP: 114
 Batting Avg: .322 
 Hits: 114
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 38
 Runs: 66
 Stolen Bases: 25 
 OBP: .412
 OPS: .827
 SLG: .415

 

 

  JED BRADLEY
 #51 / P

 Mississippi Braves (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2011 (Brewers), 1st round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Huntsville
 Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.

          

 Biloxi Shuckers
 Mississippi Braves

 GP: 32
 GS: 10
 IP: 89.2
 Record: 7-5
 ERA: 3.41
 SO: 89
 Opp. Avg: .264
 Whip: 1.35

 

 

 

  JAKE ESCH
 #38 / P

 Jacksonville Suns (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2011 (Marlins), 11th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-11
 High School: Cretin-Derham Hall
 Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.    

 
 GP:
24
 GS: 24
 IP: 130.0
 Record: 11-9
 ERA: 4.22
 SO: 86
 Opp. Avg: .269
 Whip: 1.34

 

 

 

 ZANE EVANS
 #8 / C

 NW Arkansas Naturals (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2013 (Royals), 4th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13
 High School: Roswell
 Hometown: Roswell, Ga.    

                      

 Northwest Arkansas      Naturals
 Omaha Storm Chasers  Burlington Royals

 GP: 64
 Batting Avg: .227 
 Hits: 53
 Home Runs: 4
 RBI: 25
 Runs: 19
 OBP: .268
 OPS: .581
 SLG: .313

 

 

  MATTHEW GRIMES
 #38 / P

 Bowie Baysox (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2014 (Orioles), 18th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Mill Creek
 Hometown: Hoschton, Ga.   

                    

 Frederick Keys
 Bowie Baysox

 GP: 21
 GS: 20
 IP: 117.1
 Record: 9-7
 ERA: 2.45
 SO: 76
 Opp. Avg: .248
 Whip: 1.21

 

 

 

 MOTT HYDE
 #10/ 2B

 Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2014 (Astros), 26th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Calhoun
 Hometown: Calhoun, Ga. 

         

 GP: 71
 Batting Avg: .232 
 Hits: 54
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 23
 Runs: 22
 OBP: .292
 OPS: .614
 SLG: .322

 

 

 DECK MCGUIRE
 #22 / P

 Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A)
 MLB Draft:
2010 (Blue Jays), 1st round
 Status: Active (Triple-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10
 High School: Deep Run
 Hometown: Richmond, Va.

 Memphis Redbirds
 Springfield Cardinals

 GP: 23
 GS: 23
 IP: 117.2
 Record: 6-10
 ERA: 5.51
 SO: 91
 Opp. Avg: .271
 Whip: 1.45

 

 

 

 ANDREW ROBINSON
 #25 / P

 Harrisburg Senators (Double-A)
 MLB Draft:
2010 (Houston), 12th round
 Status: Active (Double-A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2007-10
 High School: Starr’s Mill
 Hometown: Senoia, Ga.   

                        

 Potomac Nationals  Harrisburg Senators

 GP: 33
 GS: 1
 IP: 58.0
 Record: 4-0
 Saves: 5
 ERA: 2.02
 SO: 66
 Opp. Avg: .209
 Whip: 1.07

 

 

 

 LUKE BARD
 #24 / P

 Fort Myers Miracle (Class A – Adv.)
 MLB Draft:
2012 (Twins), Compensation A
 Status: Active (Class A – Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-12
 High School: Charlotte Christian
 Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.       

 Chattanooga Lookouts  Fort Myers Miracle

 GP: 37
 IP: 58.1
 Record: 3-1
 Saves: 2
 ERA: 4.17
 SO: 50
 Opp. Avg: .262
 Whip: 1.42

 

 

 

 SAM CLAY
 #11 / P

 Fort Myers Miracle (Class A – Advanced)
 MLB Draft:
2014 (Twins), 4th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-14
 High School: Buford
 Hometown: Buford, Ga.           

                

 Cedar Rapids Kernels  Fort Myers Miracle

 GP: 21
 GS: 21
 IP: 105.1
 Record: 6-5
 CG: 1
 ERA: 3.93
 SO: 105
 Opp. Avg: .267
 Whip: 1.52

 

 

 

 DUSTY ISAACS
 #44 / P

 Dunedin Blue Jays (Class A – Adv.)
 MLB Draft:
2014 (Blue Jays), 18th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-14
 High School: Lebanon
 Hometown: Lebanon, Ohio       

      

 Lansing Lugnuts
 Dunedin Blue Jays

 GP: 43
 IP: 47.2
 Record: 3-4
 Saves: 16
 ERA: 2.08
 SO: 57
 Opp. Avg: .222
 Whip: 1.09

 

 

 

  A.J. MURRAY
 #37/ C

 Fort Myers Miracle (Class A – Adv.)
 MLB Draft:
2015 (Twins), 14th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-15
 High School: Westfield
 Hometown: Westfield, N.J.

 Cedar Rapids Kernels  Fort Myers Miracle

 GP: 102
 Batting Avg: .237 
 Hits: 88
 Home Runs: 8
 RBI: 44
 Runs: 48
 OBP: .326
 OPS: .703
 SLG: .377

 

 

  DANIEL SPINGOLA
 #17/ OF

 Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Class A-Adv.)
 MLB Draft:
2015 (Cubs), 31st round
 Status: Active (Class A – Advanced)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-15
 High School: Marist
 Hometown: Roswell, Ga.       

                    

 South Bend Cubs
 Myrtle Beach Pelicans

 GP: 77
 Batting Avg: .263 
 Hits: 69
 Home Runs: 1
 RBI: 23
 Runs: 36
 Stolen Bases: 8
 OBP: .339
 OPS: .675
 SLG: .339

 

 CONNOR JUSTUS
 #9/ SS

 Burlington Bees (Class A)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Angels), 5th round
 Status: Active (Class A)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-16
 High School: Cartersville
 Hometown: Cartersville, Ga.

 

 Orem Owls (Rookie)
 Burlington Bees

 GP: 51
 Batting Avg: .271 
 Hits: 49
 Home Runs: 1
 RBI: 28
 Runs: 31
 OBP: .392
 OPS: .745
 SLG: .354

 

 BRANDON GOLD
 #7/ P

 Boise Hawks (Class A – Short)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Rockies), 12th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Short)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-16
 High School: Johns Creek
 Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.     

 GP: 11
 IP: 14.2
 Record: 1-2
 ERA: 5.52
 SO: 18
 Opp. Avg: .288
 Whip: 1.43

 

 

 MATTHEW GORST
 #36/ P

 Lowell Spinners (Class A – Short)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Red Sox), 12th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Short)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-16
 High School: Johns Creek
 Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.     
    

 GP: 9
 IP: 14.2
 Record: 1-0
 ERA: 2.45
 SO: 11
 Opp. Avg: .245
 Whip: 1.23

 

 

 ARDEN PABST
 #52/ C

 WVa. Black Bears (Class A – Short)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Pirates), 12th round
 Status: Active (Class A – Short)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2014-16
 High School: Harvard Westlake
 Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.   

        

 GP: 27
 Batting Avg: .245 
 Hits: 23
 Home Runs: 0
 RBI: 6
 Runs: 12
 OBP: .327
 OPS: .636
 SLG: .309

 

 

 MATT GONZALEZ
 #1/ 2B

 Danville Braves (Rookie)
 MLB Draft:
2016 (Braves), 6th round
 Status: Active (Rookie)
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2013-16
 High School: Harrison
 Hometown: Acworth, Ga.        

 GP: 49
 Batting Avg: .311 
 Hits: 60
 Home Runs: 2
 RBI: 19
 Runs: 23
 OBP: .337
 OPS: .746
 SLG: .409

 

 

 

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