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)
  • Sam Clay, Class AA Pensacola (Twins)
  • Trevor Craport, Class A Frederick (Orioles)
  • Brandon Cumpton, Independent Southern Maryland (Atlantic League)
  • 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)
  • Matt Skole, Class AAA Charlotte (White Sox)
  • Kyle Wren, Class AAA Louisville (Reds) – Released 5/7
  • Darren Bragg (Coach), Class AA Chattanooga (Reds)
  • Jonathan 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

Video: Daniel Palka on MLB Central

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


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


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.

Saturday Alumni Highlights: Blackmon, Dietrich & Palka homer

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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)

Alumni In The Pros: MLB Opening Day Rosters

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Tech Alums on Opening Day Major League Rosters

  • Luke Bard (Los Angeles Angels)
  • Charlie Blackmon (Colorado Rockies)
  • Derek Dietrich (Miami Marlins)
  • Buck Farmer (Detroit Tigers)
  • Matt Wieters (Washington Nationals)
  • Blake Wood (Los Angeles Angels)

Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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March 11, 2018 action

Alumni In Major League Spring Training

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.263) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Marlins’ LF Derek Dietrich (.269) was 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Blue Jays’ RHP Deck McGuire faced four batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
  • White Sox’ PR/RF Daniel Palka (.125) went 0-for-1.
  • White Sox’ PR/1B Matt Skole (.412) did not bat.
  • Brewers’ RF Kyle Wren (.333) went 1-for-2 with an RBI single.

Kyle Wren