#ProJackets: Play Ball! Seven on Opening Day Rosters

April 7, 2016

Seven Georgia Tech baseball alums were on 2016 Opening Day Major League Baseball rosters – Charlie Blackmon (Colorado), Marlon Byrd (Cleveland), Derek Dietrich (Miami), Buck Farmer (Detroit), Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees), Matt Wieters (Baltimore), and Blake Wood (Cincinnati).

Wieters made the most of Opening Day as he delivered a walk-off RBI single to give Baltimore a 3-2 win over Minnesota. After the game, teammate Adam Jones delivered a cake to the face of Wieters.

In addition to the seven big leagues, Georgia Tech has four more #ProJackets in Class AAA, six in Class AA and seven in Class A.

Charlie Blackmon, CF
Colorado Rockies
3 games
1 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI
Marlon Byrd, LF
Cleveland Indians
2 games
0 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI
Derek Dietrich, 3B
Miami Marlins
2 games
1 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI
Buck Farmer, P
Detroit Tigers
Mark Teixeira, 1B
New York Yankees
2 games
1 HR, 4 RBI
Matt Wieters, C
Baltimore Orioles
2 games
1 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI
Blake Wood, P
Cincinnati Reds
1 game
1-0, 0.00 ERA
1.0 IP, 1 K
 Brandon Cumpton  Indianapolis Indians  International (AAA)
 Deck McGuire  Memphis Redbirds  PCL (AAA)
 Matt Murton  Iowa Cubs  PCL (AAA)
 Matt Skole  Syracuse Chiefs  International (AAA)
 Jed Bailey  Biloxi Shuckers  Southern (AA)
 Jake Esch  Jacksonville Suns  Southern (AA)
 Zane Evans  Northwest Arkansas Naturals  Texas League (AA)
 Mott Hyde  Corpus Christi Hooks  Texas League (AA)
 Daniel Palka  Chattanooga Lookouts  Southern (AA)
 Kyle Wren  Biloxi Shuckers  Southern (AA)
 Luke Bard  Fort Myers Miracle  Florida State (Advanced A)
 Sam Clay  Cedar Rapids Kernels  Midwest League (A)
 Matthew Grimes  Frederick Keys  Carolina (Advanced A)
 Dusty Isaacs  Lansing Lugnuts  Midwest (A)
 A.J. Murray  Cedar Rapids Kernals  Midwest (A)
 Andrew Robinson   Potomac Nationals  South Atlantic (A)
 Daniel Spingola  South Bend Cubs  Midwest (A)

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