2018 Johnny Bench Award winner
2018 Perfect Game/Rawlings College All-America First Team
2018 NCBWA All-America First Team
2018 Baseball America All-America First Team
2018 Collegiate Baseball All-America First Team
2018 ABCA/Rawlings All-America First Team
2018 D1Baseball All-America Second Team
2018 NCBWA District 4 Player of the Year
2018 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First Team
2018 ACC Player of the Year
2018 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
2018 All-ACC First Team
2018 Dick Howser Trophy Finalist
2018 Johnny Bench Award Finalist
2018 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
2018 Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List member
2018 Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List member
2018 Perfect Game/Rawlings College Preseason All-American
2018 Baseball America Preseason All-America First Team
2018 NCBWA Preseason All-America Second Team
2018 D1Baseball Preseason All-America Second Team
2018 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America Third Team
2017 USA Baseball CNT Training Camp roster
2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second Team
2017 Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist
2017 All-ACC Second Team
2017 Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List member
2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Midseason All-American
2017 D1Baseball Midseason First-Team All-American
Perfect Game/Rawlings Player of the Week (3/7/17)
Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (3/6/17)
ACC Player of the Week (3/6/17)
2016 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
2016 ACC All-Freshman Team
2016 NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team
MLB Draft: Drafted in the first round by the San Francisco Giants (No. 2 overall) in 2018 … Drafted in the 27th round by the Tampa Bay Rays (808th overall) in 2015 but chose to attend Tech.
Career: Highest MLB Draft pick in Georgia Tech history when he was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 MLB First-Year Draft by the San Francisco Giants … First player in Georgia Tech history to win the Johnny Bench Award, given to the top collegiate catcher in NCAA Division I baseball … Played in 144 games, starting 143 of them at either catcher or designated hitter … Hit .321 with 30 home runs, 35 doubles, 112 RBIs and 115 runs scored over three years at Tech … Totaled 181 career base hits … Recorded 306 total bases … Posted a .544 slugging percentage and a .407 on-base percentage for his Tech career … Stole seven bases … Posted a career-high 16-game hitting streak, and totaled 49 multi-hit games and 26 multi-RBI games … Registered four multi-home run games hitting two home runs versus Belmont on March 4, 2017, at Mercer on March 28, 2017, at Mercer again on April 10, 2018 and at Virginia on May 14, 2018 … Posted a .990 career fielding percentage behind the plate and threw out 31 would-be base stealers.
2018 (Junior): Highest MLB Draft pick in Georgia Tech history when he was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 MLB First-Year Draft by the San Francisco Giants …Tied for the highest draft pick in Georgia Tech athletics’ history across all sports … 2018 Johnny Bench Award winner, first in school history … 2018 first-team all-America selection by Baseball America, NCBWA, Perfect Game/Rawlings and Collegiate Baseball … second-team all-America honoree by D1Baseball … 2018 Dick Howser Trophy finalist … A 2018 Golden Spikes Award semifinalist … 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year, ACC Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-ACC selection … ABCA/Rawlings Atlantic all-region first team selection … NCBWA District 4 Player of the Year … Led the conference in hitting with a .359 batting average … Led Georgia Tech and ranked second in the ACC in slugging percentage (.632), third in on-base percentage (.471), third in total bases (139), fourth in hits (79), and fifth with a team-high 16 home runs … Also scored 55 runs scored on the season which ranked in the top 10 in the ACC…Drew a team-high 41 walks on the season and recorded three stolen bases … Had a team-high 16-game hitting streak and totaled 24 multi-hit games as a junior, included a pair of multi-home run games at Mercer on April 10 and at Virginia on May 14 …Drove in two or more RBIs in a game 11 different times … Posted a .992 fielding percentage behind the plate, threw out 12-of-33 would-be base stealers and recorded three pickoffs … Hit .342 with 10 home runs, 24 RBIs and 32 runs scored over 30 ACC games … Posted a slugging percentage of .650 in ACC play … Recorded a season-high four base hits in the series finale versus Radford (May 6) … Drove in a season-high four RBIs in the home win over Virginia Tech (March 17) … Scored a season-high four runs three times – in the Friday night win versus the Hokies (March 16), the road win at Mercer (April 10) and in the home win over Kennesaw State (April 18) … Was a combined 5-for-11 with two home runs, a double, two walks, three RBIs and four runs scored on Opening Weekend versus Minnesota (Feb.16), Bradley (Feb. 17) and UConn (Feb. 18) … Hit a home run and drove in two RBIs in the road win at Georgia Southern (Feb. 20) … Went 4-for-8 with a walk, an RBI and four runs scored in the doubleheader sweep of Dartmouth (Feb. 24) … Hit 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk in the series finale with Illinois-Chicago (March 4) … Went a combined 6-for-12 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored in the three-game series at No. 6 Clemson (March 9-10) … Was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in the road contest at No. 13 Auburn (March 13) … Was 5-for-11 with three home runs, a double, three walks, eight RBIs, seven runs scored and a stolen base in the three-game series versus Virginia Tech (March 16-18) … Went 2-for-5 in the home win over No. 6 Auburn (March 20) … Had an RBI double and a stolen base at home against Mercer (March 21) … Was 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in the road win at No. 6 NC State (March 23) … A combined 5-for-12 with a double, two walks, an RBI and two runs scored in the three-game series sweep of Miami (March 30-April 1) … Went 2-for-4 with a double in the game at No. 17 Georgia (April 3) … Had one hit apiece in all three games versus No. 6 Florida State (April 6-8) including a home run in the series opener … Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two home runs, a double, four walks, two RBIs and four runs scored in the road win at Mercer (April 10) … Also a perfect 2-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored in the series-opening win at Pittsburgh (April 13) … Was 2-for-2 with three walks and four runs scored in the route of Kennesaw State (April 18) … Recorded a home run, a double and an RBI (2-for-5) in the series opener at No. 8 North Carolina (April 20) … Was 2-for-4 with a walk in the home loss to No. 20 Georgia (April 25) … Exploded to go 6-for-10 with two doubles, four walks, three RBIs and two runs scored in the weekend series sweep of Radford (May 4-6) … Was a combined 5-for-10 with three home runs, two walks, four RBIs and six runs scored in the ACC road series at Virginia (May 11-14) … Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the home win over SEMO (May 15) … Closed out the regular season going 3-for-10 with a home run, a double, four walks, two RBIs, four runs scored and a stolen base in the series win over No. 10 Duke (May 17-19) … A consensus preseason all-American.
2017 (Sophomore): Named to the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Atlantic all-region second team … A 2017 Johnny Bench Award semifinalist … Earned a spot on the all-ACC second team … Was named to the 2017 Golden Spikes Award widseason watch list, the Perfect Game/Rawlings midseason all-America team and the D1Baseball midseason all-America first team … Tabbed the Collegiate Baseball Player of the Week and the ACC Player of the Week on Mar. 6 … Also named the Perfect Game/Rawlings Player of the Week on Mar. 7 … Played and started in 44 games on the season, making 40 starts behind the plate … Missed the last 11 games of the season due to a hand injury … Hit .296 with a team-high 13 home runs and 43 RBIs … Totaled 55 hits … Also had 13 doubles and scored 36 runs on the season … Led the team with a .575 slugging percentage on the year … Also had four stolen bases … Recorded 12 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games on the season … Posted a career-long hitting streak of 10 games in late February to mid-March… Turned in a career-high five hits twice on the season – at Mercer (Mar. 28) and at Virginia Tech (April 21) … Also drove in a career-high five RBIs in the road win at Mercer (Mar. 28) … Hit two home runs in the same game twice – versus Belmont (Mar. 4) and at Mercer (Mar. 28) … Blasted a solo home run in the home win over Marshall (Feb. 18) … Was 2-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the road win at Georgia Southern (Feb. 21) … Went a combined 7-for-12 with a home run, a double, a walk, six RBIs and a run scored in the three-game series versus Youngstown State (Feb. 24-26) … Drove in four RBIs with two hits, one of which was a home run, in the home win over Georgia State (Feb. 28) … Was a combined 7-for-13 at the plate with four home runs, a double, two walks, seven RBIs and six runs scored in the three-game home series against Belmont (Mar. 3-5) … Went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBIs and two runs scored in the series-opener at Miami (Mar. 10) … Was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in the extra-innings win over Miami (Mar. 11) … Hit a solo home run in the series-opener versus No. 9 North Carolina (Mar. 17) … Had two doubles, an RBI and scored a run in the final game of the three-game series versus the No. 9 Tar Heels (Mar. 19) … Went a perfect 5-for-5 with two home runs, a walk, five RBIs and three runs scored in the road win at Mercer (Mar. 28) … Picked up an RBI double versus No. 5 Clemson (April 1) … Drove in two RBIs with a double in the third game of the three-game series at Notre Dame (April 9) … Turned in an RBI double and scored a run in the home win over Mercer (April 18) … Blasted a grand slam in the road win at Georgia State (April 19) … Went 5-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, four RBIs and three runs in the game one win over Virginia Tech (April 21) … Was 2-for-7 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored in the first two games versus Pitt (May 6-7) … Participated with the 2017 USA Baseball CNT Training Camp roster in June.
2016 (Freshman): One of two Tech rookies named to the ACC all-freshman team and tabbed a Louisville Slugger freshman all-American … One of four Jackets named to the NCAA Gainesville Regional all-tournament team … Played in 43 games, making 42 starts, including 28 behind the plate … Batted .299 with 10 doubles, one homer and 31 RBIs … Made collegiate debut with a start at catcher on Feb. 20 against Western Michigan, going 2-for-4 … His longest hitting streak of the season was nine games from Feb. 27-March 19 … Drove in two runs in a home win over Georgia State on March 1 … Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the road win at Auburn on March 8 … Had a season-high three hits on March 13 at Florida State, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBIs … Went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored vs. Virginia Tech on March 19 … Drove in a career-high four RBIs against Kennesaw State on March 24, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored … Put together an eight-game hitting streak from April 10-22 … Had three multi-hit games during the streak, with two hits each against NC State (April 17), Mercer (April 19) and Georgia (April 26) … Recorded a double in three straight games against Georgia (April 26), Coastal Carolina (April 30) and Miami (May 8) … Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the final game at the ACC Baseball Championship against NC State on May 27 … Hit first career home run — three-run blast — vs. UConn at the NCAA Gainesville Regional on June 5.
Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner at Buford High School under head coach Tony Wolfe … Batted .437 with 35 RBIs his senior year … Buford’s all-time leader for hits, RBIs and runs scored … Received first-team GHSA AAA all-state honors in 2013, 2014 and 2015 … Named to the Louisville Slugger all-American first team in 2015 … Named to the 2014-15 all-USA Georgia Baseball Team by USA Today High School Sports.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Andrew Bart, but goes by Joey … Born Dec. 15, 1996 in Buford, Ga. … Son of Thomas and Karen Bart … Father played baseball at the University of Miami and Penn State University … Has two older brothers, Danny and Mikey … Brother, Mikey, played defensive end at the University of North Carolina and signed with the Arizona Cardinals out of school … Chose Tech because of familiarity with coaching staff, proximity to home, academics, and the desire to compete in the ACC … Majoring in business administration.