Billingsley Has Big Day, Homers, Seven Total Bases: My View Of The Bird’s Nest for 7/15/2018

Cole Billingsley

Greetings Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Sunday, July 15th, 2018.

 

TEAM SUMMARY: 

  • The GCL Orioles were off Sunday.
  • The Aberdeen Star Spangled Banners fell to Auburn 3-2 as Jimmy Murphy’s quality start was wasted.
  • The Delmarva Shorebirds pulled the plug on the Power by a score of 6-3.  Zach Jarrett powered two homeruns in going 2 for 5 with 4 RBI.
  • The Frederick Keys held off a late Potomac rally to win 5-4.  Cole Billingsley went 3 for 4 with a double and a homerun, his 4th of the season.
  • The Bowie Baysox beat Reading 7-1 as Keegan Akin pitched 5.0 innings of 1-run ball for his 9th win of the season.
  • The Norfolk Tides lost to Gwinnett as Tides’ pitching gave up 20 hits to the Stripers.

 

#TheRoadToBirdland

This season, I am highlighting seven Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are or have become personal favorites of mine.  The players are C Ben Breazeale (NR per MLB Pipeline), LHP Tyler Erwin (NR), OF Cedric Mullins (#5), RHP Yefry Ramirez (#15), 3B Jomar Reyes (#17), LHP Jayvien Sandridge (NR) and RHP James Teague (NR).

In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them (Reyes); one (Breazeale) was my first face-to-face interview for Baby Birdland.  I also had the opportunity to conduct a face-to-face interview with another (Mullins) early this season.   Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance as well as up-to-date season stats.

In addition, I asked readers to suggest who they would be interested in following daily and based on those suggestions, I added a reader’s section below.

I hope you enjoy this effort and that you will provide feedback on it; I am open to any suggestions on how to make it better as well as any criticism of it.  Let’s engage in a dialogue about the players; they are the future of the Orioles.

Thanks for reading!

 

Ben Breazeale (Delmarva Shorebirds, 50-41): WON 6-3 @ West Virginia POWER

 GAME Did Not Play
 SEASON 50 GP

.253/.361/.343

19 Runs

42 H

9 2B

2 HR

 19 RBI 26 BB

46 K

 

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 42-52): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

**Named to the Carolina League North All-Star team**

 GAME 0.1 IP 1 H 1 Run (ER) HOLD (5)
 SEASON 32 G (2-3, 9-12S)

1.84 ERA

1.11 WHIP

44.0 IP 35 H 16 Runs

(9 ER)

14 BB

48 K

.218 BAA

5 HB

 

Cedric Mullins (Norfolk Tides, 47-44): LOST 9-2 vs Gwinnett STRIPERS

**Named Eastern League PLAYER OF THE WEEK (5/21-27)**

**PROMOTED to AAA Norfolk Tides on 6/1/2018**

 GAME 1-5 2 K
TIDES

SEASON

39 GP

.286/.348/.472

29 Runs

46 H

14 2B

2 3B

4 HR

16 RBI

14 BB

25 K

6 SB

0 CS

BOWIE

SEASON

49 GP

.313/.362/.512

36 Runs

63 H

12 2B

5 3B

6 HR

28 RBI

15 BB

28 K

9 SB

1 CS

 

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 47-44): LOST 9-2 vs Gwinnett STRIPERS

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 4/10 – 4/12/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 6/13 – 6/15/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 6/28 – 6/29/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 7/3 – 7/10/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles on 7/11/2018**

 GAME
 SEASON 14 G (3-5)

3.88 ERA

1.17 WHIP

72.0 IP 62 H 31 R (ER) 22 BB

72 K

4 HBP

2 WP

.227 BAA

 

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 42-52): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME Did Not Play
 SEASON 78 GP

.228/.263/.309

27 Runs

69 H

 16 2B 3 HR

32 RBI

13 BB

62 K

1 CS

 

Jayvien Sandridge (GCL Orioles, 7-15): OFF

 GAME
 SEASON 6 G (1-0, 0-0S)

2.25 ERA

1.63 WHIP

8.0 IP 5 H 5 Runs

(2 ER)

8 BB

7 K

.185 BAA

2 HB

 

James Teague (Frederick Keys, 42-52): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

**Placed on the 7-day DL with a right forearm injury on 6/25/2018**

 GAME
 SEASON 13 G  (1-3, 2-3S)

9.37 ERA

2.14 WHIP

16.1 IP 22 H 17 R (ER) 13 BB

15 K

.338 BAA

 

READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS:

 

Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 42-52): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME 3-4 1 Run 2 RBI 1 2B 1 HR
 SEASON 85 GP

.211/.311/.323

36 Runs

64 H

18 2B

2 3B

4 HR

30 RBI

43 BB

61 K

13 SB

2 CS

 

Randolph Gassaway (#25), OF (Frederick Keys, 42-52): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME 0-4 3 K
 SEASON 61 GP

.294/.386/.416

27 Runs

65 H

18 2B 3 HR

25 RBI

32 BB

52 K

 

Adam Hall (#16), SS (Aberdeen Star Spangled Banners 13-16): LOST 3-2 vs Auburn DOUBLEDAYS

 GAME 0-4
 SEASON 25 GP

.219/ .283/ .250

11 Runs

21 H

3 2B 8 RBI 5 BB

31 K

3 SB

2 CS

 

Come back every day to keep up with how my seven prospects and the reader’s three prospects are performing; for more news, notes, and analysis on the entire Baltimore Orioles Minor League system, including a daily roundup of all the affiliates’ games, go to BabyBirdland and read the work of its’ hard working staff.

Don’t forget to follow both @BabyBirdland and @CoachNick_14 on Twitter.

Advertisements

On This Day In Baltimore Orioles’ History: 7/15/1983 #35thAnniversary

127958

The Baltimore Orioles won a sixth game in a row by beating the California Angels 10-4 on this day in 1983.

Mike Boddicker started and hurled a complete game for his sixth win of the season.  He held the Angels to six hits and struck out three while walking two: the four Angels’ runs were earned runs.

Eddie Murray paced the offense with a 4 for 4 day with 3 runs scored, a triple, a homerun and 4 RBI.  Surprisingly, Rick Dempsey tripled as well.

Gary Roenicke went 3 for 5 with 1 RBI as well.  All told, the Orioles belted out 14 hits in the game.

Season Record: 48-36 

BOX SCORE

Mullins Doubles To Extend Streak To 14: My View Of The Bird’s Nest for 7/14/2018

Mullins Tides

Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Saturday, July 14th, 2018.

 

TEAM SUMMARY: 

  • The GCL Orioles lost to the Rays 4-3.  Matt Beaird went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and had the Orioles’ only hit in the game.
  • The Aberdeen Ironbirds beat the Doubledays 8-3 as Robbie Thorburn went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base.
  • The Delmarva Shorebirds were overpowered by West Virginia 4-3.  Ryan Ripken went 3 for 4 with a homerun.
  • The Frederick Keys lost to Potomac 9-5.
  • The Bowie Baysox lost in Reading 8-3.  Aderlin Rodriguez went 2 for 5 with a double and 1 RBI.
  • The Norfolk Tides fell to Gwinnett 4-3 despite Cedric Mullins extending his hitting streak to 14 games.

 

#TheRoadToBirdland

This season, I am highlighting seven Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are or have become personal favorites of mine.  The players are C Ben Breazeale (NR per MLB Pipeline), LHP Tyler Erwin (NR), OF Cedric Mullins (#5), RHP Yefry Ramirez (#15), 3B Jomar Reyes (#17), LHP Jayvien Sandridge (NR) and RHP James Teague (NR).

In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them (Reyes); one (Breazeale) was my first face-to-face interview for Baby Birdland.  I also had the opportunity to conduct a face-to-face interview with another (Mullins) early this season.   Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance as well as up-to-date season stats.

In addition, I asked readers to suggest who they would be interested in following daily and based on those suggestions, I added a reader’s section below.

I hope you enjoy this effort and that you will provide feedback on it; I am open to any suggestions on how to make it better as well as any criticism of it.  Let’s engage in a dialogue about the players; they are the future of the Orioles.

Thanks for reading!

 

Ben Breazeale (Delmarva Shorebirds, 49-41): LOST 4-3 @ West Virginia POWER

 GAME Did Not Play
 SEASON 50 GP

.253/.361/.343

19 Runs

42 H

9 2B

2 HR

 19 RBI 26 BB

46 K

 

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 41-52): LOST 9-5 @ Potomac NATIONALS

**Named to the Carolina League North All-Star team**

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 31 G (2-3, 9-12S)

1.65 ERA

1.10 WHIP

43.2 IP 34 H 15 Runs

(8 ER)

14 BB

48 K

.211 BAA

5 HB

 

Cedric Mullins (Norfolk Tides, 47-43): LOST 4-3 vs Gwinnett STRIPERS

**Named Eastern League PLAYER OF THE WEEK (5/21-27)**

**PROMOTED to AAA Norfolk Tides on 6/1/2018**

 GAME 2-5 1 2B
TIDES

SEASON

38 GP

.288/.353/.481

29 Runs

45 H

14 2B

2 3B

4 HR

16 RBI

14 BB

23 K

6 SB

0 CS

BOWIE

SEASON

49 GP

.313/.362/.512

36 Runs

63 H

12 2B

5 3B

6 HR

28 RBI

15 BB

28 K

9 SB

1 CS

 

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 47-43): LOST 4-3 vs Gwinnett STRIPERS

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 4/10 – 4/12/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 6/13 – 6/15/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 6/28 – 6/29/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 7/3 – 7/10/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles on 7/11/2018**

 GAME
 SEASON 14 G (3-5)

3.88 ERA

1.17 WHIP

72.0 IP 62 H 31 R (ER) 22 BB

72 K

4 HBP

2 WP

.227 BAA

 

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 41-52): LOST 9-5 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME 1-5 1 2B 1 RBI 1 K
 SEASON 78 GP

.228/.263/.309

27 Runs

69 H

 16 2B 3 HR

32 RBI

13 BB

62 K

1 CS

 

Jayvien Sandridge (GCL Orioles, 7-15): LOST 4-3 @ GCL RAYS

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 6 G (1-0, 0-0S)

2.25 ERA

1.63 WHIP

8.0 IP 5 H 5 Runs

(2 ER)

8 BB

7 K

.185 BAA

2 HB

 

James Teague (Frederick Keys, 41-52): LOST 9-5 @ Potomac NATIONALS

**Placed on the 7-day DL with a right forearm injury on 6/25/2018**

 GAME
 SEASON 13 G  (1-3, 2-3S)

9.37 ERA

2.14 WHIP

16.1 IP 22 H 17 R (ER) 13 BB

15 K

.338 BAA

 

READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS:

 

Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 41-52): LOST 9-5 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME Did Not Play
 SEASON 84 GP

.204/.306/.304

35 Runs

61 H

17 2B

2 3B

3 HR

28 RBI

43 BB

61 K

13 SB

2 CS

 

Randolph Gassaway (#25), OF (Frederick Keys, 41-52): LOST 9-5 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME 2-5 1 Run 1 K
 SEASON 60 GP

.300/.392/.424

27 Runs

65 H

18 2B 3 HR

25 RBI

32 BB

49 K

 

Adam Hall (#16), SS (Aberdeen Ironbirds 13-15): WON 8-2 vs Auburn DOUBLEDAYS

 GAME Did Not Play
 SEASON 24 GP

.228/ .294/ .261

11 Runs

21 H

3 2B 8 RBI 5 BB

31 K

3 SB

2 CS

 

Come back every day to keep up with how my seven prospects and the reader’s three prospects are performing; for more news, notes, and analysis on the entire Baltimore Orioles Minor League system, including a daily roundup of all the affiliates’ games, go to BabyBirdland and read the work of its’ hard working staff.

Don’t forget to follow both @BabyBirdland and @CoachNick_14 on Twitter.

On This Day In Baltimore Orioles’ History: 7/14/1983 #35thAnniversary

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the California Angels 5-1 on this day in 1983; it was the team’s fifth win in a row.

Scott McGregor hurled a complete game and surrendered the one run on 7 hits; he struck out three while walking none.  The win was McGregor’s tenth of the season against four losses.

Fred Lynn paced the Angels’ offense with a 3 for 4 day.

Rich Dauer led the Orioles with his 3 for 3 day; he had a double and scored a run as well.  Al Bumbry went 2 for 4 with a triple, 2 runs scored and one RBI.  Jim Dwyer hit a 3-run homerun in the eighth inning to finish up the Orioles’ scoring.

Season Record: 47-36

BOX SCORE

LHP John Means is Knocking on the Door for a Big League Promotion (from @BabyBirdland)

John Means

Baltimore Orioles’ LHP prospect John Means has traveled about 11,100 miles in 2018 and is the closest to Oriole Park at Camden Yards that he has ever been.

Means began the year in Sarasota, Florida for Spring Training like everyone else in the organization. He traveled to his assignment in Bowie and is currently in Norfolk, VA following his promotion to the Tides on May 18th.

The promotion came after 8 appearances (7 starts) for the Baysox in which Means pitched to a 1-4 record with a 4.30 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Means allowed Eastern League hitters to hit .246 off of him while he struck out 41 and walked 13 over 46.0 innings of work.

Despite the win-loss record, Means was promoted to Norfolk along with Baysox pitchers Paul Fry and Ryan Meisinger.

The move to the International League has not hindered Means, in fact the opposite has occurred: he is flourishing at Triple-A.

As of IL All-Star break, Means owns a 4-1 record in 10 starts for the Tides. In 55.2 innings of work he has a 1.20 WHIP to go with a 3.23 ERA. Means has fanned 57 IL batters while walking 7. IL batters are hitting him at a .269 clip, however.

Means has given the Tides 5 quality starts and those quality starts have come in his last 6 starts. During that stretch, Means produced a 3-0 record over 36.2 innings of work. He struck out 38 and walked 3 while producing a 2.21 ERA. IL batters were held to a .229/ .245/ .264 slash line over those six games as well.

The key to Means’ success appears to be an ability to throw strikes at the Triple-A level; he has cut his walk rate in half while seeing a slight up-tick in strikeouts. Means is averaging a little more than a strikeout per inning for the Tides whereas he was averaging 8 strikeouts per 9 innings in Bowie.

Means is also stranding runners at a 76% rate in Norfolk (an improvement over his 61% rate for the Baysox).

Means seems to be one of those pitchers who get better with increased talent levels. He is listed as the probable starter on Saturday the 14th against Gwinnett (Atlanta) in Norfolk and if his post All-Star break numbers are anything like his early Norfolk numbers he will join Fry and Meisinger as a member of the Orioles’ roster.

Means has the potential to join the roster and remain there for the rest of the season. Based on what happens the rest of the month of July opportunities may present themselves; the key for Means will be to be in a position to take advantage of those opportunities. He has earned the right, in my mind, to pitch in Baltimore and will make that trip north, adding to his 2018 mileage total.

The question to be answered is when will the youth movement start and will John Means be a part of it. My money says he will as long as he continues to present himself well in Norfolk.

A quality left-hander is an asset to any organization and Means is proving to be such an asset.

** To read more from Josh Michael (founder/editor Baby Birdland), Nick Stevens and myself about all levels of the Baltimore Orioles minor leagues please visit Baby Birdland **

Mullins’ Streak Hits 13: My View Of The Bird’s Nest for 7/13/2018

Mullins

Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Friday, July 13th, 2018.

 

TEAM SUMMARY: 

  • The GCL Orioles lost to the Rays 4-2.  Ian Evans went 3 for 5 for the Orioles and raised his average to .309 on the year.
  • The Aberdeen Ironbirds gave up 2 runs in the 9th to Brooklyn and fall by a score of 3-2.  Matt Hammonds pitched 6 innings of 2 hit, 1 run ball for a no decision.
  • The Delmarva Shorebirds held on to beat Charleston 7-6.  Cameron Bishop pitched 5 innings in recording his 8th win of the season.
  • The Frederick Keys scored 2 in the 9th and held on to win 5-4 over Potomac.  Wilson Garcia hit his 18th homerun of the season.
  • The Bowie Baysox fell to the Reading Fightin’ Phils 5-4.  Christian Binford hurls the complete game loss.
  • The Norfolk Tides defeated Gwinnett 5-4 in 10 innings.  D.J. Stewart had the walk-off RBI single.

 

#TheRoadToBirdland

This season, I am highlighting seven Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are or have become personal favorites of mine.  The players are C Ben Breazeale (NR per MLB Pipeline), LHP Tyler Erwin (NR), OF Cedric Mullins (#5), RHP Yefry Ramirez (#15), 3B Jomar Reyes (#17), LHP Jayvien Sandridge (NR) and RHP James Teague (NR).

In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them (Reyes); one (Breazeale) was my first face-to-face interview for Baby Birdland.  I also had the opportunity to conduct a face-to-face interview with another (Mullins) early this season.   Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance as well as up-to-date season stats.

In addition, I asked readers to suggest who they would be interested in following daily and based on those suggestions, I added a reader’s section below.

I hope you enjoy this effort and that you will provide feedback on it; I am open to any suggestions on how to make it better as well as any criticism of it.  Let’s engage in a dialogue about the players; they are the future of the Orioles.

Thanks for reading!

 

Ben Breazeale (Delmarva Shorebirds, 49-40): WON 7-6 @ Charleston RIVERDOGS

 GAME 0-4 1 K
 SEASON 50 GP

.253/.361/.343

19 Runs

42 H

9 2B

2 HR

 19 RBI 26 BB

46 K

 

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 41-51): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

**Named to the Carolina League North All-Star team**

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 31 G (2-3, 9-12S)

1.65 ERA

1.10 WHIP

43.2 IP 34 H 15 Runs

(8 ER)

14 BB

48 K

.211 BAA

5 HB

 

Cedric Mullins (Norfolk Tides, 47-42): WON 5-4 in 10 innings vs Gwinnett STRIPERS

**Named Eastern League PLAYER OF THE WEEK (5/21-27)**

**PROMOTED to AAA Norfolk Tides on 6/1/2018**

 GAME 2-4 1 RBI 1 K
TIDES

SEASON

37 GP

.285/.351/.477

29 Runs

43 H

13 2B

2 3B

4 HR

16 RBI

14 BB

23 K

6 SB

0 CS

BOWIE

SEASON

49 GP

.313/.362/.512

36 Runs

63 H

12 2B

5 3B

6 HR

28 RBI

15 BB

28 K

9 SB

1 CS

 

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 47-42): WON 5-4 in 10 innings vs Gwinnett STRIPERS

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 4/10 – 4/12/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 6/13 – 6/15/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 6/28 – 6/29/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles from 7/3 – 7/10/2018**

**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles on 7/11/2018**

 GAME
 SEASON 14 G (3-5)

3.88 ERA

1.17 WHIP

72.0 IP 62 H 31 R (ER) 22 BB

72 K

4 HBP

2 WP

.227 BAA

 

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 41-51): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME 0-3 1 BB
 SEASON 77 GP

.228/.263/.309

27 Runs

68 H

 15 2B 3 HR

31 RBI

13 BB

61 K

1 CS

 

Jayvien Sandridge (GCL Orioles, 7-14): LOST 4-2 vs GCL RAYS

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 6 G (1-0, 0-0S)

2.25 ERA

1.63 WHIP

8.0 IP 5 H 5 Runs

(2 ER)

8 BB

7 K

.185 BAA

2 HB

 

James Teague (Frederick Keys, 41-51): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

**Placed on the 7-day DL with a right forearm injury on 6/25/2018**

 GAME
 SEASON 13 G  (1-3, 2-3S)

9.37 ERA

2.14 WHIP

16.1 IP 22 H 17 R (ER) 13 BB

15 K

.338 BAA

 

READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS:

 

Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 41-51): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME 1-4 1 2B
 SEASON 84 GP

.204/.306/.304

35 Runs

61 H

17 2B

2 3B

3 HR

28 RBI

43 BB

61 K

13 SB

2 CS

 

Randolph Gassaway (#25), OF (Frederick Keys, 41-51): WON 5-4 @ Potomac NATIONALS

 GAME 2-4 1 Run 1 RBI 1 K
 SEASON 59 GP

.297/.392/.425

26 Runs

63 H

18 2B 3 HR

25 RBI

32 BB

48 K

 

Adam Hall (#16), SS (Aberdeen Ironbirds 12-15): LOST 3-2 vs Brooklyn CYCLONES

 GAME Did Not Play
 SEASON 24 GP

.228/ .294/ .261

11 Runs

21 H

3 2B 8 RBI 5 BB

31 K

3 SB

2 CS

 

Come back every day to keep up with how my seven prospects and the reader’s three prospects are performing; for more news, notes, and analysis on the entire Baltimore Orioles Minor League system, including a daily roundup of all the affiliates’ games, go to BabyBirdland and read the work of its’ hard working staff.

Don’t forget to follow both @BabyBirdland and @CoachNick_14 on Twitter.

%d bloggers like this: