Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

May 1, 2018

THE FLATS — Just a month until the 2018-19 baseball season, a number of ProJackets are off to a great start, while another Yellow Jacket made his Major Leauge debut this season.

Called up in late April, Daniel Palka made his debut on April 25th for the Chicago White Sox and has played well, hitting .400 with one home run, one triple, two doubles and six RBIs over four games.

Veteran Charlie Blackmon has picked up where he left off last season, as 2017-18 National League Batting Champion is again at the top of the league again this season with nine home runs, 27 hits, 22 runs and 17 RBIs.

Catcher Matt Wieters has regained his all-star form after missing some time early in the season due to an injury, while pitcher Blake Wood is on the 10-day disabled list after a 1-0 start to the season.

After making his Major League debut on the 25-man opening day roster with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, pitcher Luke Bard was designated for assignment on April 27 and returned to the Minnesota Twins organization.

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

MLB

PLAYER

2018-19 SEASON STATS


Luke Bard

#41 / RHP

Minnesota Twins
MLB Debut:
March 31, 2018 (Angels)
MLB Draft:
2012 (Twins), 1st round
Status: Active
Years at Georgia Tech: 2010-12
High School:
Charlotte Christian School
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

GP: 8
IP:
11.2
Record:
0-0
Save:
0
ERA:
5.40
SO: 
13
Opp. Avg:
.222
Whip:
1.29

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: 25 
Batting Avg: .281 
Hits: 27
Home Runs:
9
Triples: 0
Doubles: 3
RBI:
17 
Runs: 22 
Stolen Bases: 1 
OBP: .367
OPS: .961
SLG: .594

Derek Dietrich
#32 / OF

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: 28 
Batting Avg: .241 
Hits: 28
Home Runs:
3
Triples: 1
Doubles:
3
RBI:
9
Runs: 3
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .285 
OPS: .647 
SLG: .362


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:
13
IP:
13.0
Record: 0-1
Save:
ERA: 5.54
SO: 17
Opp. Avg: .346 
Whip: 2.15


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: 
 
Hits: 6
Triples: 1
Doubles:  
Runs: 
Stolen Bases: 0 
OBP: .400 
OPS: 1.267 
SLG: .867

Matt Wieters
#32 / C

Washington Nationals
MLB Debut:
May 29, 2009 (Orioles)
MLB Draft:
2007 (Orioles), 1st round
Status: Active / Disabled List – 10 day
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-07
High School:
Stratford
Hometown: Goose Creek, S.C.

GP: 15 
Batting Avg: .220 
Hits: 9
Home Runs:
3
Doubles:
RBI:

Runs: 6 
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .360 
OPS: .799 
SLG: .439

Blake Wood
#46 / P

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 
MLB Debut:
May 12, 2010 (Royals)
MLB Draft:
2006 (Royals), 3rd round
Status: Disabled 10-Day list 
Years at Georgia Tech: 2004-07
High School:
North Gwinnett
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.


GP:
13 
IP: 11.2-0
Save:

ERA:
2.31
SO:
10
Opp. Avg: .211
Whip: 1.29


Yellow Jackets in the Minors/Independent Leagues

Player

Current Team (MLB Team)

Level

MiLB Bio

at Tech

2018-19 Season Stats

Sam Clay

Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins)

AA

BIO

2013-14

 3 GP, 0-2, 13.50 ERA, 4.2 IP, 4 SO, 2.36 WHIP

Trevor Craport

Delmarva Shoebirds (Orioles)

A

BIO

2015-17

 21 GP, .274 avg., 20 hits, 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 15 RBIs, 17 runs, 1 SB

Brandon Cumpton

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Independent


BIO

2008-10

 1 GP, 1 GS, 0-1, 13.50 ERA, 4.2 IP, 3 K, 2.36 WHIP

Brandon Gold

Lancaster JetHawks (Rockies)

A (Adv)

BIO

2014-16

 5 GP, 5 GS, 3-1, 5.34 ERA, 28.2 IP, 14 SO, 1.78 WHIP

Matt Gonzalez

Florida Fire Frogs (Braves)

A (Adv)

BIO

2013-16

 Has not played this season

Matthew Gorst

Salem Red Sox (Red Sox)

A (Adv)


BIO

2014-16

 7 GP, 0-1, 3 saves, 1.32 ERA, 13.2 IP, 19 SO, 0.80 WHIP

Matthew Grimes

Bowie Baysox (Orioles)

AA


BIO

2011-14

 7 GP, 1 GS, 0-0, 2.95 ERA, 18.1 IP, 13 SO, 1.42 WHIP

Dusty Isaacs

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)

AA


BIO

2011-14

 8 GP, 2-0, 3.46 ERA, 13.0 IP, 15 SO, 1.54 WHIP

Connor Justus

Mobile BayBears (Angels)

AA

BIO

2014-16

 21 GP, .188 avg., 12 hits, 4 2B, 4 RBIs, 6 runs

Deck McGuire

Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)

AAA

BIO

2008-10

 3 GP, 3 GS, 2-1, 4.50 ERA, 14.0 IP, 16 SO, 1.36 WHIP

Arden Pabst

Bradenton Marauders (Pirates)

A (Adv.)

BIO

2014-16

 12 GP, .357 avg., 15 hits, 2 2B, 6 RBIs, 5 runs, 1 SB

Ryan Peurifoy

West Virginia Power (Pirates)

A


BIO

2014-17

 13 GP, .196 avg., 9 hits, 1 HR, 4 2B, 6 RBIs, 6 runs

Zac Ryan

Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)

A (Adv.)

BIO

2014-17

 8 GP, 1-0, 4.38 ERA, 12.1 IP, 15 SO, 1.70 WHIP

Matt Skole

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

AAA

BIO

2009-11

 18 GP, .224 avg., 13 hits, 5 2B, 5 RBIs, 7 runs, 1 SB

Daniel Spingola

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)

A (Adv.)

BIO

2012-15

 11 GP, .194 avg., 7 hits, 2 HR, 2 2B, 5 RBIs, 6 runs

Kyle Wren

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)

AAA


BIO

2011-13

 10 GP, .343 avg., 12 hits, 3 2B, 10 RBIs, 7 runs, 3 SB


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