Nissan #ProJackets Baseball Report

July 19, 2017

THE FLATS — As the second half of the season has begun, a number of #ProJackets have not slowed down while others look to close out the year on a high note as the last two months of the season quickly approaches.

The MLB All-Star break did nothing to slow down Charlie Blackmon, as he has hit .409 (9-for-22) with two home runs, two triples, two doubles, four RBIs and seven runs scored over his last five games since taking part in the midsummer classic in Miami on July 11. 

Blackmon was also nominated by the Colorado Rockies for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) 2017 Heart & Hustle Award. This award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on by former players. Voting is conducted prior to the All-Star Break.

Preparation. Performance. Playing Hard.

Congratulations to @Chuck_Nazty, the Rockies nominee for the @MLBPAA‘s #HeartandHustle Award! 💪 pic.twitter.com/RVCc5NhPT3

— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 18, 2017

Matt Wieters and the Washington Nationals will look to close out the second half of the season on a high note and secure themselves a playoff spot before the last few weeks of the season. Since the all-star break, Wieters has hit .400 (6-for-15) over four games.

Derek Dietrich will look to make the most of an injury to fellow Marlin Martin Prado who went to the disabled list on July 18, while Blake Wood will look to finish the second half of the season out strong for the Cincinnati Reds having struck out four over his last four innings of relief work.

In the minor leagues, Sam Clay continues to shine out of the bullpen for the Fort Myers Miracle (Class A-Advanced) as he is 7-0 on the season with a 1.48 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 30 games.

Fellow hurler Jake Esch posted a complete game in his last outing on July 15, as he gave up just three earned runs over nine complete for the Lake Elsinore Storm (Class A-Advanced).

Daniel Palka
is on a rehab assignment with the GCL Twins (Rookie) to get back to the Rochester Red Wings (Triple A) in the next few days, while Kyle Wren continues to rake for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple A) this season, as he is hitting .303 on the year with a total of 94 base knocks.

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: 94 
Batting Avg: .324 
Hits: 126
Home Runs:
22
Triples: 12
Doubles: 19 
RBI:
65 
Runs: 79 
Stolen Bases: 8 
OBP: .377
OPS: .981
SLG: .604

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: 77 
Batting Avg: .242 
Hits: 52 
Home Runs:
4
Triples: 3
Doubles:
12
RBI:
22
Runs: 26
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .321 
OPS: .702 
SLG: .381

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: 74 
Batting Avg: .249 
Hits: 67
Home Runs:
7
Doubles: 14 
RBI:
37 
Runs: 27 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .298 
OPS: .677 
SLG: .379

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:
40 
IP: 44.1 
Record:
0-4 
Save:

ERA:
4.26
SO:
46
Opp. Avg: .268 
Whip: 1.51


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player

Current Team (MLB Team)

Level

MiLB Bio

Years at Tech

2016-17 Season Stats

Luke Bard

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AA

BIO

2010-12

4-2, 2.45 ERA, 27 GP, 4 Saves, 44.0 IP, 67 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)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-14

7-0, 1.48 ERA, 30 GP, 6 Saves, 48.2 IP, 46 SO

FSL Southern Division All-Star

Trevor Craport

Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles)

Rookie

BIO

2015-17

12 GP, .225 avg., 9 hits, 2 HR, 1 3B, 1 2B, 9 RBI, 7 runs, 2 SB

Brandon Cumpton

Altoona Curve (Pirates)
Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)

AA


BIO

2008-10

Overall in 2017
1-2, 5.09 ERA, 11 GP, 17.2 IP, 14 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
1-5, 4.19 ERA, 7 GP, 7 GS, 1 CG, 38.2 IP, 29 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)

3-3, 4.57 ERA, 15 GP, 15 GS, 84.2 IP, 81 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)

6-5, 4.32 ERA, 16 GP, 16 GS, 1 CG, 89.2 IP, 78 SO

Matt Gonzalez

Florida Fire Frogs (Braves)
Rome Braves (Braves)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-16

* Promoted to Class A Advanced (May 29)

37 GP, .268 avg., 38 hits, 1 HR, 1 3B, 2 2B, 15 RBI, 15 runs, 2 SB

Matthew Gorst

Greenville Drive (Red Sox)

A


BIO

2014-16

5-3, 3.45 ERA, 23 GP, 2 Saves, 47.0 IP, 42 SO

Matthew Grimes

Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

AA


BIO

2011-14

4-8, 5.40 ERA, 17 GP, 15 GS, 85.0 IP, 53 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

2-2, 4.38 ERA, 26 GP, 2 Saves, 39.0 IP, 47 SO

Eastern League All-Star 

Connor Justus

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

79 GP, .209 avg., 59 hits, 5 HR, 3 3B, 15 2B, 24 RBI, 36 runs, 8 SB

Deck McGuire

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds)

AA

BIO

2008-10

8-7, 2.61 ERA, 19 GP, 18 GS, 113.2 IP, 112 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

53 GP, .249 avg., 45 hits, 2 HR, 9 2B, 18 RBI, 19 runs

Daniel Palka

GCL Twins (Twins) – Rehab Assignment
Rochester Red Wings (Twins)

AAA

BIO

2011-13

* Rehab Assignment in GCL 

Overall in 2017
43 GP, .250 avg., 41 hits, 8 HR, 6 2B, 22 RBI,
26 runs, 2 SB

Ryan Peurifoy

Bristol Pirates (Pirates)

Rookie


BIO

2014-17

11 GP, .293 avg., 12 hits, 1 HR, 4 2B, 9 RBI, 7 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

1-1, 3.66 ERA, 19 GP, 3 Saves, 19.2 IP, 24 SO

Zac Ryan

Burlington Bees (Angels)
Orem Owlz (Angels)

A

BIO

2014-17

*Promoted to Class A (July 10)

Overall in 2017
0-1, 4.76 ERA, 9 GP, 2 Saves, 11.1 IP, 15 SO

Matt Skole

Syracuse Chiefs (Nationals)

AAA

BIO

2009-11

*Disabled 7-day list

49 GP, .233 avg., 37 hits, 7 HR, 14 2B, 20 RBI,
31 runs

Daniel Spingola

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

AA

BIO

2012-15

* Promoted to Double-A (June 22)

Overall in 2017
83 GP, .277 avg., 79 hits, 3 HR, 6 3B, 17 2B, 32 RBI, 37 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): 52 GP, .220 avg., 38 hits, 5 HR, 1 3B, 11 2B, 21 RBI, 35 runs, 27 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

85 GP, .303 avg., 94 hits, 3 HR, 7 3B, 11 2B, 40 RBI, 53 runs, 19 SB


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