Billingsley Has A Good Night: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 4/20/2018

Cole Billingsley

Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Friday, April 20th, 2018.


The Shorebirds drop their second in a row to Lakewood 5-2.

The Keys were shutout 2-0 by Wilmington.

The Baysox win 5-3 over Akron. Ademar Rifaela has a big night (2-3. 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI).

The Tides beat the Buffalo Bisons 5-2 behind Joey Rickard’s 5 for 5 night and Tim Melville’s quality start.


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, 11-4): LOST 5-2 vs Lakewood BLUECLAWS

 GAME 0-3 1 BB  1 K


5 Runs

7 H

3 2B  5 RBI 4 BB

11 K

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 8-6): WoN 5-3 vs Akron RUBBERDUCKS

 GAME Did Not Play


11 Runs

14 H

3 2B

1 3B

3 HR

11 RBI

3 BB

10 K

1 SB

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 7-5): WON 5-2 vs Buffalo BISONS

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 3 G (1-1)

3.77 ERA

1.12 WHIP

14.1 IP 9 H 6 R (ER) 14 K

7 BB


.173 BAA

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 6-10): LOST 2-0 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 0-4 1 K


5 Runs

12 H

 1 2B 7 RBI 4 BB

10 K

James Teague (Frederick Keys, 6-10): LOST 2-0 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME  Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 4 G  (0-0, 1S)

6.00 ERA

1.50 WHIP

6.0 IP 6 H 4 R (ER) 3 BB

7 K

.261 BAA



Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 6-10): LOST 2-0 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 2-4  1 2B 1 BB


8 Runs

16 H

3 2B 3 RBI 7 BB

12 K

1 SB

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 6-10): LOST 2-0 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 5 G (0-1, 1-2S)

0.96 ERA

0.64 WHIP

9.1 IP 4 H 2 R (1 ER) 2 BB

10 K

.133 BAA

Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 6-10): LOST 2-0 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME  0-4 1 K


7 Runs

19 H

8 2B 9 RBI 6 BB

16 K

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.

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


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