Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Saturday, April 28th, 2018.
The Shorebirds plated two in the eighth inning on bases loaded walks to beat Hickory 4-2.
The Keys lost to Buies Creek 9-4.
The Baysox gave up 9 total runs in the home half of the seventh and eighth innings combined to fall to the RubberDucks 11-3.
The Tides hung on to beat the RubberDucks 7-6.
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, 16-7): WON 4-2 @ Hickory CRAWDADS
|GAME||1-3||1 BB||1 K|
|3 2B||5 RBI||7 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 11-9): LOST 11-3 @ Akron RUBBERDUCKS
|GAME||0-4||1 Run||1 BB||1 K|
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 11-8): WON 7-6 @ Charlotte KNIGHTS
|GAME||Scheduled To Pitch Monday 4/30|
|SEASON||4 G (1-1)
|17.2 IP||17 H||11 R (ER)||17 K
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 7-16): LOST 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|1 2B||8 RBI||4 BB
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 7-16): LOST 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|GAME||2.0 IP||2 H||1 R (ER)||1 BB||2 K|
|SEASON||6 G (0-1, 1-2S)
|9.0 IP||12 H||10 R (ER)||6 BB
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 7-16): LOST 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|GAME||1-4||1 2B||2 RBI||1 BB|
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 7-16): LOST 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|GAME||2.2 IP||1 H||1 BB||3 K|
|SEASON||7 G (0-1, 1-2S)
|13.2 IP||5 H||2 R (1 ER)||5 BB
Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 7-16): LOST 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|GAME||1-3||2 R||2 BB||2 K|
|8 2B||10 RBI||11 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.