Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Wednesday, April 18th, 2018.
The Shorebirds plate 4 runs in the top of the 9th to complete the sweep of Hagerstown.
The Keys manage just three hits in a 4-1 loss to Lynchburg.
The Baysox lose to Richmond 1-0 despite Jordan Kipper’s complete game.
The Tides defeat the IronPigs 7-4 to take 2 of 3 in the series.
BACKGROUND: Last season I began the Prospect Report in an effort to highlight the daily performances of several Baltimore Orioles’ minor league players. They were all players that I thought highly of and was interested in, so I thought I would use this platform to help other Orioles fans get to know and follow them as well. I am continuing that work this season and I have added a few new names to the list. In addition, I asked the readers to suggest who they would be interested in following daily. Based on those suggestions, I have added a reader’s section below. I hope you enjoy the effort and provide feedback on it. Let’s engage in a dialogue about the players; they are the future of the Orioles.
This season, I am highlighting five Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are personal favorites of mine. In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them; another was my first face-to-face interview. The players are C Ben Breazeale (NR per MLB Pipeline), OF Cedric Mullins (#7), RHP Yefry Ramirez (#19), 3B Jomar Reyes (#21) and RHP James Teague (NR). Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance.
Thanks for reading!
Ben Breazeale (Delmarva Shorebirds, 11-2): WON 8-4 @ Hagerstown SUNS
|GAME||2-5||2 RBI||1 2B||1 K|
|3 2B||5 RBI||3 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 6-6): LOST 1-0 @ Richmond FLYING SQUIRRELS
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 6-5): WON 7-4 @ Lehigh Valley IRONPIGS
**Called up to the Baltimore Orioles on 4/10/2018**
**Optioned back to the Norfolk Tides on 4/11/2018**
|GAME||5.2 IP||4 H||4 R (ER)||3 BB||7 K||WIN|
|SEASON||3 G (1-1)
|14.1 IP||9 H||6 R (ER)||14 K
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 6-8): LOST 4-1 @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|1 2B||6 RBI||3 BB
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 6-8): LOST 4-1 @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|SEASON||4 G (0-0, 1S)
|6.0 IP||6 H||4 R (ER)||3 BB
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 6-8): LOST 4-1 @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|2 2B||3 RBI||6 BB
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 6-8): LOST 4-1 @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|SEASON||4 G (0-1, 1-2S)
|8.1 IP||3 H||2 R (1 ER)||9 K
Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 6-8): LOST 4-1 @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||1-3||1 Run||1 K|
|8 2B||8 RBI||5 BB
Adam Hall (#20), INF (Extended Spring Training)
Come back every day to keep up with how my five prospects and the reader’s four 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.