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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS – Buck Farmer remains perfect as his Detroit Tigers clinched the series against the Yankees, while Charlie Blackmon has six hits early on for the Colorado Rockies in this week’s Georgia Tech baseball #ProJackets Report.

Farmer’s Tigers are second in the AL Central through the early goings, above .500 at 4-3 behind only Minnesota. Through two relief appearances, Farmer has worked 2.0 shutout innings with two strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.500.

After being held hitless on Opening Day, Blackmon went on to have six hits over the next three games against the Marlins, highlighted by a 3-for-5, two RBI outing on March 29 in the 6-1 win. The Rockies have struggled some out of the game, having dropped four-straight now.

Twelve #ProJackets will begin their season soon in the minor leagues with full-length leagues’ Opening Day on Thursday, April 4. Last year’s No. 2 overall pick Joey Bart looks to kick off his season on April 4 with the San Jose Giants (Class A Advanced) at Visalia. Bart is expected to catch most days and bat in the middle of the Giants lineup.

Below is a complete list of Tech #ProJackets playing professionally this season.

 

MLB

PLAYER

2019 SEASON STATS

Luke Bard
#39 / RHP

Los Angeles Angels
MLB Debut: March 31, 2018 (Angels)
MLB Draft: 2012 (Twins), 1st round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-12
High School:
Charlotte Christian
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
GP: 1
IP:
1.0
Record: 0-0
Saves: 0
ERA: 0.00
SO: 1
Opp. Avg: .250
WHIP: 1.000

Charlie Blackmon
#19 / OF

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: 6
Batting Avg: .240
Hits: 6
Home Runs:
0
Triples: 0
Doubles: 2
RBIs:
3
Runs: 2
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .269
OPS: .589
SLG: .320

Derek Dietrich
#22 / OF
Cincinnati Reds
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: 4
Batting Avg: .167
Hits: 1
Home Runs:
1
Triples: 0
Doubles: 0

RBIs: 3

Runs: 2
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .286
OPS: .952
SLG: .667

Buck Farmer
#45 / RHP
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.

GP: 2
IP:
2.0
Record: 0-0
Saves: 0
ERA: 0.00
SO: 2
Opp. Avg: .000
WHIP: 0.500

Daniel Palka
#18 / OF

Chicago White Sox
MLB Debut: April 25, 2018 (White Sox)
MLB Draft: 2013 (Diamondbacks), 3rd round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2011-13
High School:
Greer
Hometown: Lyman, S.C.

GP: 4
Batting Avg:
.000
Hits: 0
Home Runs: 0
Triples: 0
Doubles: 0
RBIs: 1
Runs: 0
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .067
OPS: .067
SLG: .000

Matt Wieters
#32 / C

St. Louis Cardinals
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: 1
Batting Avg:
Hits:
Home Runs:

Doubles:
RBIs:

Runs:
Stolen Bases:
OBP: 1.000
OPS:
SLG:


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

 

Joey Bart – San Jose Giants (Giants) – Class A Advanced
2018 stats: 51 GP, .294 avg., 60 hits, 13 HR, 3 3B, 15 2B, 40 RBIs, 38 runs
2019 stats:

Sam Clay – Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Twins) – Double-A
2018 stats:  34 GP, 1 GS, 2-6, 1 save, 5.88 ERA, 52.0 IP, 61 SO, 1.73 WHIP
2019 stats:

Trevor Craport – Frederick Keys (Orioles) – Class A Advanced
2018 stats: 122 GP, .256 avg., 112 hits, 11 HR, 4 3B, 26 2B, 72 RBIs, 68 runs, 4 SB
2019 stats:

Brandon Gold – Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies) – Double-A
2018 stats: 27 GP, 27 GS, 9-9, 5.44 ERA, 154.0 IP, 121 SO, 1.53 WHIP
2019 stats:

Matthew Gorst – Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) – Double-A
2018 stats: 40 GP, 3-4, 9 saves, 1.84 ERA, 68.1 IP, 58 SO, 0.93 WHIP
2019 stats:

Dusty Isaacs – Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays) – Triple-A
2018 stats: 44 GP, 4-4, 2 saves, 5.10 ERA, 60.0 IP, 64 SO, 1.53 WHIP
2019 stats:

Connor Justus – Mobile BayBears (Angels) – Double-A
2018 stats: 124 GP, .220 avg., 93 hits, 6 HR, 2 3B, 17 2B, 47 RBIs, 60 runs, 7 SB
2019 stats:

Arden Pabst – Altoona Curve (Pirates) – Double-A
2018 stats: 66 GP, .264 avg., 61 hits, 10 HR, 2 3B, 14 2B, 36 RBIs, 26 runs, 2 SB
2019 stats:

Ryan Peurifoy – Bradenton Marauders (Pirates) – Class A Advanced
2018 stats: 80 GP, .191 avg., 47 hits, 3 HR, 3 3B, 16 2B, 24 RBIs, 31 runs, 4 SB
2019 stats:

Zac Ryan – Mobile BayBears (Angels) – Double-A
2018 stats: 42 GP, 4-5, 3 saves, 4.56 ERA, 71.0 IP, 75 SO, 1.51 WHIP
2019 stats:

Matt Skole – Charlotte Knights (White Sox) – Triple-A
Triple-A 2018 stats: 121 GP, .237 avg., 102 hits, 14 HR, 1 3B, 28 2B, 44 RBIs, 50 runs, 3 SB
MLB 2018 stats: 4 GP, .273 avg., 3 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 runs
2019 stats:

Kyle Wren – Louisville Bats (Reds) – Triple-A
2018 stats: 84 GP, .263 avg., 69 hits, 3 HR, 2 3B, 13 2B, 43 RBIs, 30 runs, 10 SB
2019 stats:

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