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|
|3 2B||5 RBI||4 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 9-6): WON 4-3 in 12 innings vs Akron RUBBERDUCKS
|GAME||1-6||1 2B||1 K|
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)
|14.1 IP||9 H||6 R (ER)||14 K
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 6-11): LOST 12-10 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|1 2B||7 RBI||4 BB
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)
|7.0 IP||10 H||9 R (ER)||5 BB
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS
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|
|4 2B||4 RBI||9 BB
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)
|9.1 IP||4 H||2 R (1 ER)||2 BB
Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 6-11): LOST 12-10 vs Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|8 2B||10 RBI||6 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.