Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Monday, April 23rd, 2018.
The Shorebirds were shutout 3-0 by Kannapolis.
The Keys had a scheduled day off.
The Baysox beat Richmond 4-2 behind Luis Ysla’s 3.2 innings of 1-run relief.
The Tides beat the Iron Pigs 6-3 as Joey Rickard goes 3-5 with a double and 2 runs scored.
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 have caught my eye and that I am interested in; I thought I would use this platform to help other Orioles fans get to know them as well as follow their progress. I am continuing that work this season and have added a few new names to the list; two players from last year’s report are now with other organizations. 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.
This season, I am highlighting five Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are personal favorites of mine. 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).
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.
Thanks for reading!
Ben Breazeale (Delmarva Shorebirds, 12-6): LOST 3-0 vs Kannapolis INTIMIDATORS
|3 2B||5 RBI||5 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 10-7): WON 4-2 vs Richmond FLYING SQUIRRELS
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 9-6): WON 6-3 vs Lehigh Valley IRONPIGS
|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, 7-11): OFF
|1 2B||7 RBI||4 BB
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 7-11): OFF
|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, 7-11): OFF
|4 2B||1 HR
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 7-11): OFF
|SEASON||6 G (0-1, 1-2S)
|11.0 IP||4 H||2 R (1 ER)||4 BB
Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 7-11): OFF
|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.