Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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May 30, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

Charlie Blackmon

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.299) extended his latest hitting streak to eight games while going 1-for-5 with a lead-off home run (4) and a strikeout.
  • Indians’ RF/LF Marlon Byrd (.270) went 4-for-4 with a double and a solo home run (5).
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.320) went 0-for-2 off the bench.
  • Tigers’ RHP Buck Farmer worked to five batters in relief.  His line: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 IBB, 0 SO (23 pitches/11 strikes).
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.195) went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Reds’ RHP Blake Wood pitched to six batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO (25 pitches/15 strikes).

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • Zane Evans (.333) went 1-for-3 in his Pacific Coast League debut for Class AAA Omaha.
  • RHP Dusty Isaacs picked up his ninth save. His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO (15 pitches/9 strikes).
  • A.J. Murray (.275) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • LF Matt Murton (.328) was 2-for-5 with two doubles and two strikeouts.  Murton is now 9-for-18 over his last four games.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson retired six of the seven batters he faced in relief. His line: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HBP.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.258) was 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • RF Daniel Spingola (.326) was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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May 29, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.303) extended his latest hitting streak to seven games while going 1-for-5.
  • Indians’ RF/LF Marlon Byrd (.243) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • 2B Derek Dietrich (.325) was 3-for-3 with a two-run double, a two-run homer (3), and a walk before being injured by line drive into the Marlins’ dugout. Dietrich remained in Atlanta overnight for observation while the team returned to Miami.  See story.
  • Mark Teixeira (.193) returned to action and lined to center in his only at bat off the bench.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.289) was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.


Alumni In Minor League Baseball

Matthew Grimes

Matthew Grimes

  • RHP Luke Bard faced 11 batters in relief.  His line: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO (34 pitches/22 strikes).
  • RHP Matthew Grimes worked a career-high eight inning to earn his fourth straight win as Frederick blanked Carolina 2-0. His line: (W,7-2) 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1 WP (99 pitches/72 strikes).
  • LF Matt Murton (.321) was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
  • 1B Daniel Palka (.263) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.  Palka grounded out twice and struck out once while facing Brad Markey.
  • RHP Mark Pope worked a 1-2-3 inning in relief.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.264) was 2-for-4 with a double.
  • CF Daniel Spingola (.328) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • PH/RF Kyle Wren (.293) was 1-for-2 with a pinch-hit single and a strikeout.

Alumni In The Pros: Saturday Action

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May 28, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.307) was 1-for-3 with a double, a sacrifice fly, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.309) was 2-for-3 with an HBP.
  • Tigers’ RHP Buck Farmer faced five batters in relief. His line: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.291) was 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a strikeout.
  • Reds’ RHP Blake Wood got the win in relief as Cincinnati edged Milwaukee 7-6. His line: (W,4-1) 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO (32 pitches/18 strikes).

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • DH Zane Evans (.235) went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • A.J. Murray (.276) went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • LF Matt Murton (.286) was 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.269) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.259) was 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • RF Daniel Spingola (.331) went 3-for-5 with a walk, a double, and two RBI.
  • Kyle Wren (.289) delivered a pinch-hit single.

Alumni In The Pros: Friday Action

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May 27, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.306) went 2-for-5 with an RBI double.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.300) was 1-for-4.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • Zane Evans (.227) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • A.J. Murray (.285) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • LF Matt Murton (.295) was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.274) went 1-for-5 with a grand slam home run (7) and a strikeout.
  • 3B/1B Matt Skole (.255) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • LF Kyle Wren (.283) was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.

Alumni In The Pros: Thursday Action

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May 26, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.302) was 2-for-5.
  • Marlins’ LF Derek Dietrich (.302) was 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a double, and a strikeout.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

Deck McGuire

Deck McGuire

  • RHP Luke Bard faced nine batters in relief.  His line: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR (48 pitches/28 strikes).
  • RHP Jacob Esch picked up his second straight win as Jacksonville defeated Mississippi 5-3. His line: (W,6-4) 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO (82 pitches/55 strikes).  Esch (.556) also went 0-for-1 with a sacrifice at the plate.
  • DH Zane Evans (.237) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • RHP Dusty Isaacs took the loss in relief as Fort Wayne rallied to beat Lansing 5-3. His line: (L,1-1) 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR (26 pitches/16 strikes).
  • RHP Deck McGuire took a shutout bid into the eighth inning as Memphis topped Salt Lake 8-4. His line: (W,2-6) 7+ IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO (85 pitches/68 strikes).
  • A.J. Murray (.293) went 2-for-5 with a sacrifice fly and a strikeout.
  • Matt Murton (.250) grounded out as a pinch-hitter.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.276) went 3-for-5 including an RBI single.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.253) was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk.
  • LF Kyle Wren (.284) was 3-for-6 with a walk and a stolen base (9).

Updated @BaseballAmerica Top 500 Draft Rankings

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Updated draft rankings from Baseball America

13. Taylor Trammell
Trammell made a name for himself on the showcase circuit with his blazing speed. He is a plus-plus runner in game action, with the ability to reach first base in less than 4.1 seconds after the ball comes off his bat. Trammell also shows upside with the bat; he has above-average bat speed and a sound understanding of the strike zone. Trammell made steady progress throughout the summer and fall, and has shown intriguing power this spring, with some rating it as an average tool. One of the biggest weaknesses in his game was his arm strength, and he worked hard in the offseason to improve it. What was once graded as a well below-average tool now earns 45 grades from some scouts, giving him enough arm strength for center field. Trammell is an exceptional athlete and the needle is pointing up on him. He is committed to Georgia Tech, but his strong spring performance could make him a day one pick.

122. Connor Justus
Known more for his smooth actions at shortstop, Justus produced excellent offensive results for Georgia Tech this season. His swing starts with a high hand set, then he drops his hands down and back to load up. He shows the ability to pull the inside pitch over the fence, or stay back and hammer the outside pitch to the gap in right-center field. Justus has shown more selectivity at the plate this season, and as a result he’s accumulated more walks than strikeouts. His carrying tool will be his defense at shortstop, where he shows above-average body control and the ability to range to either his left or his right. He has an average arm.

123. Kel Johnson
Johnson has long been known among the amateur scouting community for his right-handed power bat, but there were major concerns on his bat coming out of high school. He struggled on the showcase circuit and played meager competition in the spring, playing in a league for home school students. Johnson was the No. 268 prospect in the 2014 BA 500, and now he’s back in the rankings as a draft-eligible sophomore. He hit the ground running at Georgia Tech, batting near .300 and swatting 10 home runs as a freshman. His production improved this spring too, leading to less concern over the utility of his power. Johnson still has a swing built for both power and swing-and-miss, but some scouts believe there’s enough thunder in his bat to produce 25-30 home runs, even if his ability to hit for average plays as a below-average tool. Johnson has played the outfield and been a DH for the Yellow Jackets, and will have to prove himself as an outfielder at every step up the ladder. He lacks ideal foot speed and range for the position and does not have plus arm strength.

341. Brandon Gold

359. Matt Gonzalez

462. Matthew Gorst

Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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May 25, 2016 action

Blake Wood

Blake Wood

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.298) was 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Indians’ LF Marlon Byrd (.243) went 0-for-4.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.295) was 2-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.294) was 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Reds’ RHP Blake Wood struck out two batters during a 1-2-3 inning in relief.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • LHP Jed Bradley faced 14 batters in relief.  His line: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR (42 pitches/29 strikes).
  • LHP Sam Clay took the loss after allowing a career-high seven runs in his start at Burlington, Iowa. His line: (L,3-2) 2.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP (79 pitches/38 strikes).
  • DH Zane Evans (.236) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • A.J. Murray (.289) went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts while handing Sam Clay’s start.
  • LF Matt Murton (.235) was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • RHP Micah Owings got the win in relief as York rallied to beat Southern Maryland 9-7.  His line: (W,2-1) 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO (46 pitches/29 strikes).  See story.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.266) went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple and a strikeout.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.252) was 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a double.
  • LF Daniel Spingola (.319) went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a strikeout.
  • LF Kyle Wren (.273) was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Tech’s Boys of Summer 2016

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Assignments for the Summer of 2016

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • Joey Bart, Wareham Gatemen
  • Kel Johnson, Brewster Whitecaps

Coastal Plain League

  • Jared Datoc, Morehead City Marlins
  • Keyton Gibson, Lexington County Blowfish
  • Robert Winborne, Morehead City Marlins

New England Collegiate Baseball League

  • Brandt Stallings, Keene Swamp Bats

Northwoods League

  • Burton Dulaney, St. Cloud Rox
  • Bobby Gauvreau, St. Cloud Rox

Sunbelt Baseball League

  • Bailey Combs, Marietta Patriots
  • Will Galloway, Marietta Patriots
  • Geoffrey Greenfader, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Ryan Peurifoy, Atlanta Crackers
  • Matt Phillips, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Coleman Poje, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Tanner Shelton, Carrollton Clippers
  • Jackson Webb, Norcross Astros

Valley League

  • Trevor Craport, Harrisonburg Turks
  • Jake Lee, Harrisonburg Turks
  • Patrick Wiseman, Harrisonburg Turks

 


 

East Cobb Yankees 18U

  • Andy Archer (2016)
  • Xzavion Curry (2016)
  • Garrett Gooden (2016)
  • Michael Guldberg (2017)
  • Colin Hall (2017)
  • Griffin Jolliff (2016)
  • Joseph Mannelly (2017)
  • Kyle McCann (2016)
  • Austin Wilhite (2016)
  • Nick Wilhite (2016)

 

Note: This list is subject to additions and changes.

Alumni In The Pros: Tuesday Action

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May 24, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.300) was 1-for-4 with a solo home run (3) off of David Price along with a strikeout.
  • Indians’ LF Marlon Byrd (.253) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.290) was 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.195) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.282) was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Matt Murton

Matt Murton

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • C Zane Evans (.235) went 0-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.
  • RHP Matthew Grimes got the win as Frederick beat Winston-Salem 7-1.  His line: (W,6-2) 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.
  • Matt Murton (.257) delivered an RBI single as a pinch-hitter.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson faced nine batters in relief.  His line: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP (31 pitches/21 strikes).
  • 1B Matt Skole (.245) went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.

Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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May 23, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • CF Charlie Blackmon (.302) went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a strikeout.
  • Indians’ LF Marlon Byrd (.253) was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer (4), a walk, and a strikeout.

Kyle Wren

Kyle Wren

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • RHP Luke Bard made his Class AA debut in relief for the Chattanooga Lookouts.  His line: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO (44 pitches/28 strikes).
  • LHP Jed Bradley faced seven batters in relief.  His line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HBP (27 pitches/16 strikes).
  • DH Zane Evans (.247) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • RHP Dusty Isaacs earned his eighth save after striking out one batter during a 1-2-3 inning of relief. Isaacs has not allowed an earned run in 21 innings of work this season.
  • A.J. Murray (.285) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • DH Matt Murton (.235) was 1-for-4.
  • DH Daniel Palka (.266) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • DH Daniel Spingola (.315) was 0-for-4 with a walk.
  • LF Kyle Wren (.283) was 3-for-6 including a solo home run (1) off of one-time Yellow Jacket RHP Brad Markey.