Despite Loss, Billingsley Solid: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 4/21/2018


Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Saturday, April 21st, 2018.


The Shorebirds won 5-4 in 10 innings over the BlueClaws on Branden Becker’s pinch-hit, walk off single.

The Keys blew an early 5-run lead and lost a slugfest to the Wilmington Blue Rocks 12-10.

The Baysox defeated the RubberDucks 4-3 in 12 innings on Martin Cervenka’s walk off single.

The Tides lost 8-6 in 11 innings to Buffalo.  Game scoreless through 7 innings, saw 14 total runs scored in last four innings.


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, 12-4): WON 5-4 in 10 innings vs Lakewood BLUECLAWS

 GAME Did Not Play


5 Runs

7 H

3 2B  5 RBI 4 BB

11 K

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 9-6): WON 4-3 in 12 innings vs Akron RUBBERDUCKS

 GAME 1-6 1 2B 1 K


11 Runs

15 H

4 2B

1 3B

3 HR

11 RBI

3 BB

11 K

1 SB

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 7-6): LOST 8-6 in 11 innings vs Buffalo BISONS

 GAME Scheduled to Pitch Tues. 4/24
 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, 6-11): LOST 12-10 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 3-5 1 Run


6 Runs

15 H

 1 2B 7 RBI 4 BB

10 K

James Teague (Frederick Keys, 6-11): LOST 12-10 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 1.0 IP 4 H 5 R (ER) 2 BB 1 K  LOSS
 SEASON 5 G  (0-1, 1-2S)

11.57 ERA

2.14 WHIP

7.0 IP 10 H 9 R (ER) 5 BB

8 K

.345 BAA



Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 6-11): LOST 12-10 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 2-3 1 Run 1 2B 1 RBI 2 BB 2 SB


9 Runs

18 H

4 2B 4 RBI 9 BB

12 K

3 SB

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 6-11): LOST 12-10 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, 6-11): LOST 12-10 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 1-5 1 RBI


7 Runs

20 H

8 2B 10 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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