Alumni In The Pros: 2021 Assignments

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Major League Baseball

  • Luke Bard, Los Angeles Angels (Injured List)
  • Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies
  • Sam Clay, Washington Nationals
  • Buck Farmer, Detroit Tigers

Chinese Professional Baseball League

  • Deck McGuire, Rakuten Monkeys

Liga Mexicana de Beisbol

  • Brandon Cumpton, Diablos Rojos

Minor League Baseball

  • Joey Bart, Class AAA Sacramento (Giants)
  • Xzavion Curry, Class A Lynchburg (Indians)
  • Derek Dietrich, Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
  • Tristin English, Diamondbacks
  • Brandon Gold, Class AAA Albuquerque (Rockies)
  • Michael Guldberg, Athletics
  • Connor Justus, Class AA Pensacola (Marlins)
  • Kyle McCann, Class A Lansing (Athletics)
  • Chase Murray, Pirates
  • Arden Pabst, Class AA Altoona (Pirates)
  • Daniel Palka, Class AA Harrisburg (Nationals)
  • Baron Radcliff, Phillies
  • Zac Ryan, Class AAA Salt Lake (Angels)
  • Connor Thomas, Class AA Springfield (Cardinals)
  • Amos Willingham, Nationals

Staff

  • Darren Bragg (Coach), Class A Dayton (Reds)
  • Luke Murton (Scout), San Diego Padres
  • David Newhan (Coach), Class AA Altoona (Pirates)

Tech’s Boys of Summer 2020

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Assignments for the Summer of 2020

Coastal Plain League (begins July 1)

Evan Boyle, Macon Bacon
Jackson Finley, Savannah Bananas
Josiah Siegel, Savannah Bananas
Dalton Smith, Macon Bacon
Brody Westbrooks, Macon Bacon



Sunbelt League (season cancelled)

Charlie Benson, Gainesville Braves
Tres Gonzalez, Alpharetta Aviators




Texas Collegiate League

Zach Maxwell, Tulsa Drillers


East Cobb Astros 17U Navy

Keegan Allen (2021)
Kristian Campbell (2021)
Harry Ford (2021)
Tervell Johnson (2020)
Logan McGuire (2021)
Christian Okerholm (2021)



East Cobb Yankees 18U

Tyler Watson (2020)



Note: This list is subject to additions and changes.

Tech’s Boys of Summer 2019

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Assignments for the Summer of 2019

USA National Collegiate Team
  • Luke Waddell

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • Luke Bartnicki, Chatham Anglers
  • Colin Hall, Chatham Anglers
  • Jonathan Hughes, Hyannis Harbor Hawks
  • Brant Hurter, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox (unable to pitch)
  • Baron Radcliff, Falmouth Commodores

Coastal Plain League

  • Walker Barlow, Macon Bacon
  • Charlie Benson, Holly Springs Salamanders
  • Cort Roedig, Macon Bacon
  • Will Shirah, Holly Springs Salamanders
  • Jackson Webb, Fayetteville SwampDogs

New England Collegiate Baseball League

  • Jamie Taylor, Mystic Schooners

Sunbelt Baseball League

  • Jake Brace, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Drew Compton, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Will Coquillard, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Jadyn Jackson, Norcross Astros
  • Andrew Jenkins, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Billy Zinnershine, Norcross Astros

Valley Baseball League

  • Sam Crawford, Charlottesville TomSox
  • Jack Friedman, Charlottesville TomSox
  • Cameron Turley, Charlottesville TomSox

East Cobb Yankees 18U

  • Drew Byers (2020)
  • Ben King (2019)
  • Aaron Osada (2020)
  • Michael Sorrow (2019)
  • Austin Tienda (2020)
  • Tyler Watson (2020)
  • Brody Westbrooks (2019)

Note: This list is subject to additions and changes.

Baseball America on Tech’s Georgia Draft Prospects

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9. Kyle McCann, C, Georgia Tech (BA RANK:135)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 217 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

After producing the No. 2 pick (Joey Bart) in the 2018 draft a season ago, Georgia Tech again has a talented junior catcher in the form of McCann. McCann played mostly first base and was used as a DH during his sophomore season while Bart handled the catching duties, but he hit an impressive .300/.423/.600 with 15 home runs. This spring, McCann has taken over as the starting catcher for the Yellow Jackets and continued to post big power numbers, hitting 22 home runs through his first 54 games of the season—ranking fifth in the country among Division I hitters. He also has a walk rate hovering 21 percent, which ranks among the top 10 in the country. McCann has easy plus raw power from the left side, with a strong 6-foot-2, 217-pound frame, a low handset in his load and a swing that’s geared toward fly balls. McCann has a chance to be a fringe-average hitter, and his production in the ACC is impressive, but scouts wonder how well his approach will translate with a wood bat due to his high strikeout numbers and overall middling summer last year in the Cape Cod League. There, McCann hit .219/.309/.344 and struck out 36 times (32.7 percent) compared to 13 walks (11.8 percent) in 34 games. Defensively, McCann has above-average arm strength, but he needs to improve across the board to stick behind the plate at the next level. He’s slow behind the dish and doesn’t move well from side to side, while his release comes with plenty of length and his footwork needs refinement as well. McCann could go early on Day 2 if a team believes he has a chance to catch and his power is legitimate, but if he is forced to move off the position and slide over to first base his overall profile will take a significant hit.

10. Zachary Maxwell, RHP, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga. (BA RANK: 138)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 245 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia Tech

A physical righthander with a big, 6-foot-6, 245-pound frame, Maxwell showed arm strength over the summer and got into the low 90s with questionable control. This spring, that velocity has ticked up in a big way, and he’s been as high as 98 mph out of a low, three-quarter arm slot. Something of a split-camp prospect, some teams are in heavily on Maxwell and like him as high as the second or third round thanks to his arm strength and improved secondaries that include a curveball, slider and changeup. Others are more worried about his below-average athleticism and high-maintenance body, as well as the scattered and inconsistent strike-throwing ability he has shown this spring. He has 30-grade control at this point and will need to improve the consistency of his release point moving forward to take advantage of his natural arm strength. If a team believes they can make a few mechanical tweaks and refine his control, they are looking at a righthander who could easily touch triple digits in the future, while those more skeptical will be content to let him get to Georgia Tech and prove it in college.

16. Tres Gonzalez, OF, Mount Vernon Presbyterian HS, Atlanta (BA RANK: 245)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 165 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia Tech

A 6-foot, 165-pound outfielder committed to Georgia Tech, Gonzalez is a plus runner who’s other tools are closer to average. He’s a sound player with good makeup, a line drive swing and good route-running in center field. With solid athleticism and impressive makeup, many area scouts are fond of Gonzalez, though some wonder if he has enough tools to buy out of high school with his current physicality and lack of impact. He does have good contact ability and you could dream on his power potential in the future with increased muscle gains, but he’s a player who could make it to campus, play well and improve his stock in three years.

22. Chase Murray, OF, Georgia Tech (BA RANK: 308)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 188 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

A talented hitter dating back to his days in high school, Murray had a strong sophomore season that featured a .343/.410/.510 slash line before he impressed last summer in the Cape Cod League. There, Murray played center field and hit .317/.363/.446 with a pair of home runs. At that point, Murray was starting to look like an early day two pick, thanks to his hitting ability and plus speed. This spring has been tougher for Murray, who’s hit just .238/.297/.357 through 26 games. He missed time in the middle of the season with an injury. With well below-average power in a 6-foot, 188-pound frame, scouts wonder if Murray has the impact ability to be an everyday player. His spring season will cast even more doubt onto that, but he has history of good performance against solid competition.

23. Tristin English, RHP/OF, Georgia Tech (BA RANK: 330)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 208 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Indians ’15 (39)

English is a 6-foot-3, 208-pound two-way player that shows impact on both sides of the ball. While he hasn’t collected many strikeouts this spring, English has good stuff on the mound. He shows good control with his fastball that sits in the low-90s and tops out at 96 mph out of the bullpen. He also has a slider with a short break and curveball that has good downward tilt. He isn’t deceptive, but generates soft contact. English shows the ability to play an average outfield in addition to pitching. He shows plus power but has some swing and miss tendencies as well, though he significantly cut his strikeout rate from the 2018 season and had a career-best year with the bat, hitting .324/.414/.688 with 15 home runs. English pitched and hit in the Cape Cod League last summer and did well on both sides of the ball. He’s done enough with the bat that scouts think he can be an average hitter with plus raw power. English clearly makes the most of his athleticism, yet scouts are divided as to whether he’s a hitter or a pitcher at the next level. Scouts have seen enough progress with English in the outfield to think he has a chance to play a corner spot or first, defensively.

25. Connor Thomas, RHP, Georgia Tech (BA RANK: 360)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 5-11 • Wt: 173 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

A 2018 member of the All-ACC first team after a 2018 season in which he struck out 106 batters while walking just 10, Thomas has exceptional command of a solid repertoire of pitches. While his fastball is a below-average offering that sits in the 86-89 mph range, Thomas has a plus slider and an above-average changeup that he uses to get plenty of swings and misses. There’s reason to wonder what his stuff will play like against better competition, and he did allow almost ten hits per nine innings this spring, but his 60-grade command could make him an exciting pick late on day two or on day three. There’s not much to project on with Thomas, who is listed at 5-foot-11, 173-pounds.

32. Xzavion Curry, RHP, Georgia Tech
Source: 4YR • Ht: 5-10 • Wt: 185 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Curry has worked as a starter for Georgia Tech his entire college career, tossing 57 innings with a 10.36 strikeouts per nine. His fastball sits in the lower 90s and tops out at 94 mph while also throwing two breaking pitches. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound righthander has a strong body and profiles more as a bullpen arm in pro ball.

37. Andrew Jenkins, 3B/C, Pace Academy, Atlanta
Source: HS • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 205 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia Tech

Alumni In The Pros: 2019

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Major League Assignments

  • Luke Bard, Los Angeles Angels
  • Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies
  • Derek Dietrich, Cincinnati Reds
  • Buck Farmer, Detroit Tigers
  • Daniel Palka, Chicago White Sox (optioned to AAA 4/18)
  • Matt Wieters, St. Louis Cardinals

Korea Baseball Organization

  • Deck McGuire, Samsung Lions

Minor League Assignments

  • Joey Bart, Class A San Jose (Giants)
  • Jed Bradley, Independent New Britain (Atlantic League)
  • Sam Clay, Class AA Pensacola (Twins); promoted to Class AAA Rochester
  • Trevor Craport, Class A Frederick (Orioles)
  • Brandon Cumpton, Independent Southern Maryland (Atlantic League)
    Joined Pericos de Puebla (Mexican League) 7/28
  • Jacob Esch, Independent Sioux Falls (American Association)
  • Brandon Gold, Class AA Hartford (Rockies)
  • Matthew Gorst, Class AA Portland (Red Sox)
  • Matthew Grimes, Independent York Revolution (Atlantic League)
  • Dusty Isaacs, Class AAA Buffalo (Blue Jays)
  • Connor Justus, Class AA Mobile (Angels)
  • Brad Markey, Class AA Tennessee (Cubs)
  • Arden Pabst, Class AA Altoona (Pirates)
  • Daniel Palka, Class AAA Charlotte (White Sox)
  • Ryan Peurifoy, Class AA Altoona (Pirates)
  • Zac Ryan, Class AA Mobile (Angels); promoted to Class AAA Salt Lake 5/20
  • Matt Skole, Class AAA Charlotte (White Sox)
  • Brandt Stallings, Extended Spring Training (Reds)
  • Kyle Wren, Class AAA Louisville (Reds) – Released 5/7; signed with Independent Sioux City (American Association) 5/26.
  • Darren Bragg (Coach), Class AA Chattanooga (Reds)
  • Johnathan Langley (Bullpen Catcher) Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Luke Murton (Scout), San Diego Padres
  • David Newhan (Manager), Class AA Mobile (Angels)

2019 Schedule Notes

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Tentative dates – all information subject to change

Feb. 15 UIC at Georgia Tech
Feb. 16 Richmond at Georgia Tech
Feb. 17 West Virginia at Georgia Tech

Feb. 19 Georgia Tech at Georgia Southern

Feb. 22-24  UCLA at Georgia Tech

Feb. 26 Georgia State at Georgia Tech
Feb. 27 Georgia Tech at Georgia State

March 1-3 Northwestern at Georgia Tech

March 5  Georgia Tech at Kennesaw State
March 6  Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech

March 8-10  Georgia Tech at Miami

March 12  Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech

March 15-17  Virginia at Georgia Tech

March 19  Georgia Tech at Mercer

March 22-24  Georgia Tech at Louisville

March 26  Georgia at Georgia Tech

March 29-31  Notre Dame at Georgia Tech

April 2  Georgia Tech at Auburn

April 5-7  North Carolina at Georgia Tech

April 9  Georgia Tech at Georgia

April 12-14  Georgia Tech at Boston College

April 16  Auburn at Georgia Tech

April 18-20  Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech

April 23  Georgia Tech vs. Georgia (SunTrust Park)

April 26-28  Clemson at Georgia Tech

May 3-5  Western Carolina at Georgia Tech

May 10-12  Georgia Tech at Duke

May 14  Mercer at Georgia Tech

May 16-18  Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech

Alumni In The Pros: Matt Skole crushes his first MLB home run

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Baseball America Top 500 Draft Prospects

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The BA 500

8) Joey Bart

“Listed at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Bart has all the tools necessary to become an above-average defensive catcher at the pro level. He has a strong arm that’s at least above-average and likely plus, as well as strong and quiet hands, footwork that’s online to his target during throws and exceptional game-calling abilities for an amateur. Prior to this spring, scouts questioned Bart’s effort behind the dish, but the recent feedback has been exceptional. When he’s locked in and focused, he looks the part. ”

“Bart does have a history of striking out a bit too much, and most evaluators put the hit tool at fringe-average at best, but the combination of his defensive tools and his ability to get to his power in-game at a position that is incredibly scarce should have him flying off the board early.”

 

113) Luke Bartnicki

“Bartnicki has an interesting background as an athlete who developed a reputation as an impressive swimmer before he began to progress on the baseball field. A 6-foot-3, 210-pound lefthander, Bartnicki brings physicality to the mound and a broad frame unusual for a swimmer of his caliber, but one that is perfect for a durable arm on the mound.”

“The southpaw has a lot of exciting ingredients, such as his size, strength and athleticism. He could take huge steps forward as he gains consistency with his secondaries and refines his delivery.”

 

228) Kendall Logan Simmons

332) Reese Olson

418) Tristan English

 

Tech’s Boys of Summer 2018

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Assignments for the Summer of 2018

Cape Cod Baseball League

  • Andy Archer, Bourne Braves (signed 7/7)
  • Xzavion Curry, Harwich Mariners (released 7/1)
  • Tristin English, Chatham Anglers
  • Colin Hall, Hyannis Harbor Hawks (released 7/18)
  • Brant Hurter, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
  • Kyle McCann, Chatham Anglers
  • Chase Murray, Bourne Braves (released 7/24)
  • Oscar Serratos, Bourne Braves (released 7/24)
  • Luke Waddell, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
  • Austin Wilhite, Chatham Anglers (released 7/2)

Coastal Plain League

  • Sam Crawford, Holly Springs Salamanders
  • Jonathan Hughes, Florence RedWolves
  • Jamie Taylor, Lexington County Blowfish
  • Amos Willingham, Florence RedWolves (did not play)

Florida Collegiate Summer League

  • Paxton Rigby, Seminole County Scorpions
  • Cameron Turley, Seminole County Scorpions

New England Collegiate Baseball League

  • Austin Wilhite, Upper Valley Nighthawks (debuted 7/4)

Northwoods League

  • Hugh Chapman, Green Bay Bullfrogs
  • Baron Radcliff, Kalamazoo Growlers (released 7/24)
  • Will Shirah, Green Bay Bullfrogs

Sunbelt Baseball League

  • Andy Archer, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Dylan Biumi, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Keyton Gibson, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Garrett Gooden, Alpharetta Aviators (did not play)
  • Kel Johnson, Norcross Astros
  • Cole Neuber, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Brenton Sanders, Brookhaven Bucks
  • Nick Wilhite, Norcross Astros

Valley Baseball League

  • Jake Brace, Harrisonburg Turks
  • Joseph Mannelly, Harrisonburg Turks

 


 

East Cobb Yankees 18U

  • Drew Byers (2020)
  • Jack Friedman (2018)
  • Ben King (2019)
  • Kendall Simmons (2018)
  • Brody Westbrooks (2019)
  • Billy Zinnershine (2018)

Note: This list is subject to additions and changes.

Alumni In The Pros: Minor League Assignments

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Alumni In The Pros: 2018 Minor League Assignments

  • Luke Bard, Class AAA Rochester (Twins)
  • Sam Clay, Class AA Chattanooga (Twins)
  • Trevor Craport, Class A Delmarva (Orioles)
  • Brandon Cumpton, Independent Southern Maryland (Atlantic League)
  • Jacob Esch, Independent St. Paul Saints (American Association)
  • Brandon Gold, Class A Lancaster (Rockies)
  • Matthew Gorst, Class A Salem (Red Sox)
  • Matthew Grimes, Class AA Bowie (Orioles)
  • Dusty Isaacs, Class AA New Hampshire (Blue Jays); Promoted to Class AAA Buffalo
  • Connor Justus, Class AA Mobile (Angels)
  • Brad Markey, Class AAA Iowa (Cubs)
  • Deck McGuire, Class AAA Buffalo (Promoted to Blue Jays)
    Claimed by Rangers 6/15, assigned to Class AAA Round Rock
  • Arden Pabst, Class A Bradenton (Pirates)
  • Daniel Palka, Class AAA Charlotte (Promoted to White Sox)
  • Ryan Peurifoy, Class A West Virginia (Pirates)
  • Zac Ryan, Class A Inland Empire (Angels)
  • Matt Skole, Class AAA Charlotte (White Sox)
  • Daniel Spingola, Class A Myrtle Beach (Cubs)
    Promoted to Class AA Tennessee
  • Kyle Wren, Class AAA Colorado Springs (Brewers)

 

  • David Newhan Minor League Infield Coordinator (Angels)