Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

Sept. 13, 2017

THE FLATS — On Tuesday, Sept. 12, another Georgia Tech baseball #ProJacket made his Major League Baseball debut, as Deck McGuire threw 1.2 scoreless innings for the Cincinnati Reds. With his MLB appearance, Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall has now had a total of 25 former student-athletes and #ProJackets play in the major leagues.

#Reds also call up big Deck McGuire from @BlueWahoosBBall for @MLB debut. Good year for #BlueJays‘ 2010 1st-rounder: https://t.co/2zcv5CwEva pic.twitter.com/XRDsvNx2xz

— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) September 12, 2017

On top of McGuire’s debut, Charlie Blackmon continues to sit atop of the National League statistics in a number of categories, while Matt Wiethers and the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East Division title with three weeks left in the regular season.

Blackmon leads the NL in hitting (.336), hits (196), triples (14), total bases (358) and runs scored (129). He also ranks third in the NL in home runs (34), slugging percentage (.613) and on-base plus slugging percentage (1.034) on the season. 

Click here to read about Charlie Blackmon’s stellar season (courtesty of BSNDenver.com).

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: 143 
Batting Avg: .336 
Hits: 196
Home Runs:
34
Triples: 14
Doubles: 32
RBI:
89 
Runs: 129 
Stolen Bases: 13 
OBP: .402
OPS: 1.015
SLG: .613

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: 123 
Batting Avg: .242 
Hits: 90 
Home Runs:
11
Triples: 5
Doubles:
19
RBI:
45
Runs: 47
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .326 
OPS: .735 
SLG: .409

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: 7
GS:
7
IP: 
31.1
Record: 4-2 
Save:
ERA: 6.32
SO: 31
Opp. Avg: .266 
Whip: 1.37

Deck McGuire
#68 / P

Cincinnati Reds 
MLB Debut: 
September 12, 2017 (Reds) 
MLB Draft: 
2010 (Blue Jays), 1st round 
Status: Active 
Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-10 
High School: 
Deep Run 
Hometown: Richmond, Va.

* Called up to MLB (September 12)

GP:
IP: 
1.2
Record:

Save: 
 
ERA:

SO:

Opp. Avg:
 
Whip: 
0.60

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: 111 
Batting Avg: .232 
Hits: 89
Home Runs:
9
Doubles: 19 
RBI:
50 
Runs: 40 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .290 
OPS: .641 
SLG: .352

Blake Wood
#36 / P

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 
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: 63 
IP: 67.1 
Record:
2-4 
Save:

ERA:
5.88
SO:
74
Opp. Avg: .283 
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, 2.76 ERA, 41 GP, 5 Saves, 65.1 IP, 99 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, 1.87 ERA, 43 GP, 9 Saves, 67.1 IP, 67 SO

FSL Southern Division All-Star

Trevor Craport

Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)

A (Short)

BIO

2015-17

52 GP, .302 avg., 54 hits, 3 HR, 3 3B, 15 2B, 30 RBI, 31 runs, 4 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, 3.86 ERA, 24 GP, 1 Save, 37.1 IP, 33 SO

Jake Esch

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

AA

BIO

2009-11

* Promoted to Double-A (August 15)

Overall in 2017
1-9, 4.62 ERA, 15 GP, 13 GS, 2 CG, 85.2 IP, 60 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
4-2, 6.32 ERA, 7 GP, 7 GS, 31.1 IP, 31 SO

Brandon Gold

Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies)
Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (June 30)

Overall in 2017
8-8, 4.37 ERA, 25 GP, 25 GS, 1 CG, 146.1 IP, 112 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
59 GP, .257 avg., 55 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 8 2B, 20 RBI, 25 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, 2.75 ERA, 36 GP, 4 Saves, 68.2 IP, 60 SO

Matthew Grimes

Frederick Keys (Orioles)
Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

A (Adv)


BIO

2011-14

* Assigned to Class A Advanced (August 12)

Overall in 2017
5-10, 5.07 ERA, 22 GP, 20 GS, 104.2 IP, 76 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, 3.79 ERA, 41 GP, 4 Saves, 61.2 IP, 76 SO


Eastern League All-Star 

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

116 GP, .202 avg., 83 hits, 5 HR, 3 3B, 19 2B, 34 RBI, 52 runs, 15 SB

Deck McGuire

Cincinnati Reds
Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

MLB

BIO

2008-10

* Called up to MLB (September 12)

9-9, 2.79 ERA, 28 GP, 27 GS, 168.0 IP, 170 SO


Southern League South Division All-Star

Cincinnati Reds
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 GP, 1.2 IP, 1 SO

A.J. Murray

Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers)

AA

BIO

2012-15

* Released (September 1)
* 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 (April 17)

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
90 GP, .274 avg., 96 hits, 12 HR, 3 3B, 13 2B, 44 RBI, 51 runs, 2 SB

Ryan Peurifoy

Bristol Pirates (Pirates)

Rookie


BIO

2014-17

36 GP, .305 avg., 40 hits, 2 HR, 10 2B, 23 RBI, 16 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, 3.69 ERA, 38 GP, 13 Saves, 39.0 IP, 47 SO

Zac Ryan

Burlington Bees (Angels)
Orem Owlz (Angels)

A

BIO

2014-17

* Promoted to Class A (July 10)

Overall in 2017
2-2, 1.95 ERA, 21 GP, 1 GS, 3 Saves, 37.0 IP, 44 SO

Matt Skole

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

AAA

BIO

2009-11

* Activated to Triple-A (August 17)

Overall in 2017
73 GP, .218 avg., 52 hits, 12 HR, 18 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): 92 GP, .216 avg., 67 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 17 2B, 41 RBI, 67 runs, 49 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

128 GP, .286 avg., 136 hits, 5 HR, 10 3B, 20 2B, 62 RBI, 80 runs, 26 SB


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