Sept. 13, 2011
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech baseball juniors Brandon Thomas and Buck Farmer have been rated as Top-20 prospects in the prestigious Cape Cod League, while sophomore Dusty Isaacs was named the top overall prospect in the Great Lakes League, as announced by Baseball America.
Tech joins Georgia Southern and Rice as the only teams to have two players rated in the Top-20 of the Cape Cod League. Thomas (No. 13) and Farmer (No. 20) are ranked for the second straight year, as Thomas was rated No. 1 in the Florida Collegiate Summer League and Farmer No. 2 in the Coastal Plains League in 2010.
Thomas, an outfielder from Atlanta, batted .273 with nine doubles, three triples and 12 stolen bases in 27 games to help lead the Wareham Gatemen to the Cape Cod playoffs over the summer. Thomas hit a .307 clip with a team-leading 19 stolen bases last season as a sophomore on the Flats.
Farmer, pitching on limited innings this summer, posted a 2-1 record and a 5.57 ERA with 17 strikeouts in four starts (21.0 IP) on the mound for the Chatham Anglers. The Conyers, Ga. native will look to build off an outstanding sophomore season at Tech in which he was named to the All-ACC Second Team after going 11-3 with a 2.82 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 108.1 innings.
Isaacs, who spurned a chance to play in the Cape this summer to return to his hometown of Lebanon, Ohio, was named the Top Prospect in the Great Lakes Summer League after going 5-1 with a 2.44 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 44.1 innings (7 starts) while playing for the Hamilton Joes. The sophomore hurler recorded 16 strikeouts in one game alone, and earned the win on the mound in the league’s All-Star game in July.