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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Baseball Report

THE FLATS — With three #ProJackets in Trevor Craport (South Atlantic League), Matthew Gorst(Carolina League) and Arden Pabst (Florida State League) having already been named all-stars, a number of other #ProJackets are making their case for an all-star vote in their respective league this season.

At the MLB level, Derek Dietrich continues to swing a hot bat hitting .429 with two home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored over his last seven games for the Miami Marlins, while despite a recent slump, Charlie Blackmon continues to rank in the top-10 in the National League in a number of offensive categories.

In the Atlantic League, an independent league, right-handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton is on the all-star ballot, as the #ProJacket is 3-2 with 27 strikeouts over eight starts and 46.1 innings pitched on the mound for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Vote here to get Cumpton to the all-star game.

Jake Esch is 3-1 with the St. Paul Saints in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball league, while Luke Bard has struck out 19 batters over 17.0 innings and posted a 2.65 ERA for the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A) in the International League.

Along with Dusty Isaacs, who has been promoted to the Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A) twice this season, Daniel Spingola was recently promoted to the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A).

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

MLBPLAYER2018-19 SEASON STATS
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: 61
Batting Avg: .286
Hits: 70
Home Runs: 13
Triples: 4
Doubles: 8
RBIs: 31
Runs: 50
Stolen Bases: 4
OBP: .366
OPS: .876
SLG: .510
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: 62
Batting Avg: .285
Hits: 63
Home Runs: 8
Triples: 1
Doubles: 12
RBIs: 25
Runs: 30
Stolen Bases: 1
OBP: .335
OPS: .792
SLG: .457
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: 32
IP: 30.1
Record: 1-3
Save: 0
ERA: 5.93
SO: 31
Opp. Avg: .306
Whip: 1.81
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: 38
Batting Avg: .252
Hits: 33
Home Runs: 6
Triples: 3
Doubles: 8
RBIs: 22
Runs: 16
Stolen Bases: 2
OBP: .295
OPS: .791
SLG: .496
Matt Wieters
#32 / C

Washington Nationals
MLB Debut: May 29, 2009 (Orioles)
MLB Draft: 2007 (Orioles), 1st round
Status: Disabled List - 10 day
Years at Georgia Tech: 2005-07
High School: Stratford
Hometown: Goose Creek, S.C.
GP: 23
Batting Avg: .231
Hits: 15
Home Runs: 3
Doubles: 1
RBIs: 7
Runs: 6
Stolen Bases: 0
OBP: .342
OPS: .727
SLG: .385
Blake Wood
#46 / P

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB Debut: May 12, 2010 (Royals)
MLB Draft: 2006 (Royals), 3rd round
Status: Disabled List - 60 day
Years at Georgia Tech: 2004-07
High School: North Gwinnett
Hometown: Suwanee, Ga.
* Out for season due to Tommy John surgery
PLAYERCurrent Team (MLB Team)LevelMiLB Bioat Tech2018-19 Season Stats
Luke BardRochester Red Wings (Twins)AAABIO2010-1211 GP, 0-0, 2.65 ERA, 1 save, 17.0 IP, 19 SO, 1.06 WHIP

* with the Angels (MLB)
8 GP, 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 11.2 IP, 13 SO, 1.29 WHIP
Sam ClayChattanooga Lookouts (Twins)AABIO2013-1413 GP, 1-3, 1 save, 7.25 ERA, 22.1 IP, 25 SO, 1.88 WHIP
Trevor CraportDelmarva Shoebirds (Orioles)ABIO2015-1757 GP, .261 avg., 52 hits, 7 HR, 1 3B, 9 2B, 33 RBIs, 36 runs, 3 SB

South Atlantic League All-Star
Brandon CumptonSouthern Maryland Blue CrabsIndependentBIO2008-108 GP, 8 GS, 3-2, 5.63 ERA, 46.1 IP, 27 K, 1.51 WHIP
Jake EschSt. Paul Saints IndependentBIO2009-115 GP, 5 GS, 3-1, 5.26 ERA, 25.2 IP, 27 K, 1.64 WHIP
Brandon GoldLancaster JetHawks (Rockies)A (Adv)BIO2014-1613 GP, 13 GS, 5-3, 5.79 ERA, 73.0 IP, 50 SO, 1.56 WHIP
Matthew GorstSalem Red Sox (Red Sox)A (Adv)BIO2014-1619 GP, 1-2, 8 saves, 1.65 ERA, 27.1 IP, 30 SO, 0.99 WHIP

Carolina League All-Star
Matthew GrimesBowie Baysox (Orioles)AABIO2011-1415 GP, 1 GS, 0-0, 3.60 ERA, 35.0 IP, 24 SO, 1.31 WHIP
Dusty IsaacsBuffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays)
AAABIO2011-14Overall in 2018:
19 GP, 3-1, 4.30 ERA, 29.1 IP, 27 SO, 1.67 WHIP

* with Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A)
6 GP, 1-0, 6.30 ERA, 10.0 IP, 8 SO, 2.00 WHIP
Connor JustusMobile BayBears (Angels)AABIO2014-1654 GP, .193 avg., 34 hits, 1 3B, 8 2B, 13 RBIs, 25 runs
Deck McGuireBuffalo Bisons (Blue Jays)AAABIO2008-10* Designated for Assignment

Minors in 2018:
8 GP, 8 GS, 4-2, 3.22 ERA, 44.2 IP, 40 SO, 1.16 WHIP

* with the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
4 GP, 0-0, 6.48 ERA, 8.1 IP, 7 SO, 1.68 WHIP
Arden PabstBradenton Marauders (Pirates)A (Adv)BIO2014-1632 GP, .265 avg., 31 hits, 5 HR, 9 2B, 20 RBIs, 12 runs, 2 SB

Florida State League All-Star
Ryan PeurifoyWest Virginia Power (Pirates)ABIO2014-1738 GP, .183 avg., 21 hits, 3 HR, 8 2B, 11 RBIs, 16 runs
Zac RyanInland Empire 66ers (Angels)A (Adv)BIO2014-1720 GP, 3-1, 3.86 ERA, 37.1 IP, 40 SO, 1.37 WHIP
Matt SkoleCharlotte Knights (White Sox)AAABIO2009-1048 GP, .249 avg. 43 hits, 6 HR, 1 3B, 13 2B, 16 RBIs, 23 runs, 1 SB

* Chicago White Sox (MLB)
4 GP, .253 avg., 3 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 runs
Daniel SpingolaTennessee Smokies
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)
AABIO2012-1541 GP, .211 avg., 28 hits, 2 HR, 8 2B, 10 RBIs, 16 runs, 1 SB
Kyle WrenColorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers)AAABIO2011-1337 GP, .310 avg., 36 hits, 2 HR, 1 3B, 5 2B, 26 RBIs, 19 runs, 6 SB

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