Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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May 30, 2012 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Red Sox’ CF Marlon Byrd (.210) went 2-for-4.
  • LHP Bruce Chen got the win as Kansas City beat Cleveland 6-3.  His line: (W,4-5) 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.
  • Cardinals’ 2B/RF Tyler Greene (.227) went 1-for-4 including a two-run single.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.257) was 0-for-4.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.226) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Alumni In Japan
  • RF Matt Murton (.239) went 1-for-5.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Brandon Boggs (.222) went 0-for-2 with two walks.
  • LHP Jed Bradley was not involved in the decision as Daytona rallied to edge Brevard County 6-5.  His line: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.262) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • DH Michael Fisher (.150) was 0-for-3.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.252) went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • LF Eric Patterson (.246) was 1-for-3 with a stolen base (10).
  • RF Tony Plagman (.204) went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and a strikeout.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson faced two batters in relief.  His line: 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.306) was 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.


Alumni In The Pros: Tuesday Action

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May 29, 2012 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Cardinals’ 2B Tyler Greene (.226) went 0-for-4 with an RBI ground out and two strikeouts.
  • Mets’ C Mike Nickeas (.148) was 0-for-4.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.263) extended his hitting streak to five games by going 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.231) went 0-for-1 before being ejected from the game by home plate umpire Doug Eddings.

Matt Wieters

 

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Brandon Boggs (.225) went 1-for-3 including a strikeout.
  • RHP Brandon Cumpton got the win as Altoona beat Richmond 6-1.  His line: (W,6-4) 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1 WP. (96 pitches/58 strikes). Cumpton (.111) also went 0-for-2 with a strikeout at the plate.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.270) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.162) was 0-for-3.
  • C Cole Leonida (.129) struck out three times.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.260) went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a strikeout.
  • DH Eric Patterson (.244) was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer (2) to left-centerfield, a walk, and two strikeouts.
  • RF Tony Plagman (.203) went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout.
  • DH Matt Skole (.308) was 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Baseball America on Tech’s top 2012 draft prospects

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Excerpts from Baseball America’s 2012 Draft Rankings
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89. Brandon Thomas, of

Has some obvious positives, starting with his big league 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame … an above-average runner with surprising base-running savvy … has a center-field profile … team that drafts him will have to project on his ability to play center, or on his power … should go off the board in the first two rounds.

93. Luke Bard, rhp

Has excellent arm strength and an iffy breaking ball … has plenty of power in his fastball, at times sitting 93-95 mph. He also flashed a power breaking ball with depth and late bite … left a start against Duke on March 31 after 4 1/3 innings, however, and has not pitched since then. Doctors since diagnosed a torn lat muscle, and Bard isn’t expected to return this season … his injury probably will not be a long-term concern (to scouts).

117. Buck Farmer, rhp

Has raised his draft stock with his consistency for an injury-plagued Yellow Jackets pitching staff. An unsigned 46th-rounder of the Braves in 2009, Farmer will go at least 40 rounds earlier thanks to his durable 6-foot-3, 228-pound frame and above-average fastball. Farmer doesn’t overpower hitters but throws a lot of quality strikes with his 88-92 mph fastball, at times touching 95 … His changeup has surpassed his slider in consistency as his best secondary offering, though he has feel for the breaking ball and locates it … scouts see him more as a reliever than as a starter … figures to go out in the first five rounds and perhaps as high as the third.

308. Matt Gonzalez, SS

If Gonzalez makes it to Georgia Tech, he’ll likely get a shot at bolstering the Yellow Jackets’ infield, and the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder is capable at all three spots at the college level …  has generated late draft interest when he worked out for teams as a catcher.

366. Sam Clay, LHP

A lanky, projectable 6-foot-5 lefthander with modest present velocity in the mid-to-upper 80s. He has the hand speed to spin a good curve and for scouts to anticipate some 90s on their radar guns in the future … Clay may not have the present stuff to be bought away from Georgia Tech though.

399. Sam Dove, 3B

Decent athlete at 6-foot-2, 188 pounds and has good hand-eye coordination, leading to his share of line drives. He’s an average runner who appeared to be wearing down in his first season as an everyday player …  He may fit better as a senior sign, as he’s academically oriented.

473. Kyle Wren, OF

Having an iffy sophomore season … scouts said he’s lost some speed from his high school days, though he’s still a 65/70 runner on the 20-80 scale … average defender with decent arm strength but little pop to speak of … needs to be a more efficient basestealer.

 


Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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May 28, 2012 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Marlon Byrd came into the game to play center field in the top of the eighth inning for the Red Sox.
  • Cardinals’ 2B Tyler Greene (.235) went 1-for-5 with a triple.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.263) was 2-for-2 with a solo home run (9) and two walks.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.233) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.240) was 1-for-4 including a double.

Alumni In The Minors

Luke Murton

  • RF Brandon Boggs (.223) went 0-for-4 including a strikeout.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson was charged with the loss as Jackson blanked Pensacola 5-0.  His line: (L,2-2) 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, 2 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR.
  • LHP Lee Hyde retired the only batter he faced in relief.
  • RHP Deck McGuire set down the first 15 batters of the game but eventually took the loss as Binghamton scored five runs in the sixth on the way to defeating New Hampshire 6-2.  His line: (L,2-6) 5.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP (74 pitches/46 strikes).  See story/video.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.257) was 2-for-5 with a solo home run (5) and a strikeout.
  • LF/RF Tony Plagman (.199) went 0-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.307) was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer (11) and a strikeout.

Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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May 27, 2012 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Marlon Byrd played center field in the top of the ninth inning for the Red Sox.
  • Cardinals’ PH/2B Tyler Greene (.237) struck out in his only at-bat.
  • Mets’ C Mike Nickeas (.158) went 0-for-3
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.254) was 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.232) went 1-for-3 with an HBP and a strikeout.

Mark Teixeira

Alumni In Japan

  • RF Matt Murton (.240) was 2-for-4 including a triple.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Brandon Boggs (.229) went 0-for-2 including a sacrifice fly.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.270) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • 3B Michael Fisher (.176) went 2-for-3.
  • LHP Lee Hyde faced three batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HBP.
  • Cole Leonida came into the game to catch the bottom of the ninth inning.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.252) was 1-for-2 with two walks.
  • CF Eric Patterson (.244) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.309) walked three times and struck out twice in five trips to the plate.

Alumni In The Pros: Saturday Action

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May 26, 2012 action

Alumni In The Majors

Mike Nickeas

  • Red Sox’ CF/RF Marlon Byrd (.201) went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Cardinals’ SS Tyler Greene (.240) was 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Mets’ C Mike Nickeas (.167) went 1-for-4 including his first Major League grand slam home run and a strikeout.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.248) was 4-for-5 with two homers and five RBI.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.230) went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly, a walk, and two strikeouts.
Alumni In Japan
  • RF Matt Murton (.234) was 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout.

Alumni In The Minors

  • RF Brandon Boggs (.232) went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple and an HBP.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.276) was 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Cole Leonida (.134) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • RF Eric Patterson (.250) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout.
  • RF/LF Tony Plagman (.206) was 1-for-4 with a double.
  • RHP Mark Pope was touched up for four solo home runs as Rancho Cucamonga beat Lake Elsinore 7-1.  His line: (L,4-5) 4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.
  • 3B/DH Matt Skole (.313) extended his hitting streak to six games by going 5-for-6 with a solo home run (10), an RBI double, and two walks during a doubleheader.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Friday Action

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May 25, 2012 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Red Sox’ CF Marlon Byrd (.206) went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • LHP Bruce Chen took the loss as Baltimore beat Kansas City 8-2.  His line: (L,3-5) 4+ IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.
  • Cardinals’ 2B Tyler Greene (.239) was 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.231) was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer (6), a double, and two strikeouts.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.233) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.  Wieters popped out and flied out while facing Bruce Chen.
Alumni In Japan
  • RF Matt Murton (.221) went 3-for-4 including a solo home run (1) and an RBI single.

Matt Murton

Alumni In The Minors

Andrew Robinson

  • RF Brandon Boggs (.223) singled in his only at-bat.
  • LHP Jed Bradley took the loss in his first start back from the disabled list as Dunedin beat Brevard County 7-4.  His line: (L,4-4)  4.2 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.277) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run (5).
  • 1B Luke Murton (.248) was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • RF Eric Patterson (.250) went 1-for-4.
  • Tony Plagman entered the game in the top of the eighth inning to play left field.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson worked to 14 batters in relief. His line: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.292) was 1-for-4 with a walk.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Thursday Action

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May 24, 2012 action

Matt Skole

Matt Skole

Alumni In The Majors

  • Cardinals’ 2B Tyler Greene (.239) was 0-for-3 including a strikeout.

Alumni In The Minors

  • PR/RF Brandon Boggs (.217) went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • 2B Derek Dietrich (.268) was 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
  • LHP Lee Hyde faced three batters in relief.  His line: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
  • Cole Leonida (.141) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.254) was 1-for-4 including a game-ending RBI single.
  • CF Eric Patterson (.250) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • RF Tony Plagman (.204) was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and an HBP.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.293) was 3-for-7 with a double and three RBI.

Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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May 23, 2012 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Cardinals’ 2B Tyler Greene (.247) went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a stolen base (6).
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.226) was 0-for-2 with three walks and an RBI.
  • Matt Wieters (.238) grounded out as a pinch-hitter for the Orioles.
Alumni In Japan
  • RF Matt Murton (.208) was 3-for-5 including a pair of RBI singles.

Matt Murton

Alumni In The Minors

  • RHP Brandon Cumpton took the loss as Harrisburg edged Altoona 3-2 in the second game of an Eastern League doubleheader.  His line: (L,5-4) 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 WP, 1 BK (93 pitches/57 strikes).
  • 2B Derek Dietrich (.272) was 1-for-4.
  • RHP Tim Gustafson took the loss as Mississippi beat Pensacola 5-2.  His line: (L,2-1) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR (72 pitches/44 strikes). Gustafson (.250) also struck out in his only at-bat.
  • RHP Deck McGuire was not involved in the decision as Portland outlasted New Hampshire 7-6 in the opening game of an Eastern League doubleheader.  His line: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP (86 pitches/47 strikes)
  • 1B Luke Murton (.254) was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • RF/LF Tony Plagman (.200) went 0-for-3.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.287) was 1-for-4 with a solo home run (9), a walk, and two strikeouts.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Tuesday Action

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May 22, 2012 action

Alumni In The Majors

  • Red Sox’ CF Marlon Byrd (.203) went 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
  • Cardinals’ 2B Tyler Greene (.241) was 0-for-4 including an RBI groundout, a strikeout, and a  stolen base (5).
  • Mets’ C Mike Nickeas (.160) went 1-for-4 including an RBI single that snapped his 0-for-17 slump.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.229) was 1-for-3.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.240) went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
Alumni In Japan
  • RF Matt Murton (.195) was 0-for-3.

Alumni In The Minors

Tony Plagman

Tony Plagman

  • Brandon Boggs came in to play right field in the bottom of the ninth inning.
  • SS Derek Dietrich (.272) was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • LHP Lee Hyde faced six batters in relief.  His line: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 WP.
  • C Cole Leonida (.148) went 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • 1B Luke Murton (.254) was 1-for-4 with an RBI double and two strikeouts.
  • DH Eric Patterson (.257) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • LF Tony Plagman (.205) delivered a walk-off single to complete the cycle as Erie beat Reading 8-7.   Overall, Plagman went 4-for-5 with a grand slam home run (7) in the second inning to start his big night before adding a triple, a double and finally the single.  See story.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.288) was 2-for-7 with a double and two strikeouts.