Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Sunday, April 29th, 2018.
The Shorebirds gave up 3 runs in the 9th inning and fell to the Crawdads 7-6.
The Keys snapped a 5-game losing streak by beating Buies Creek 9-4.
The Baysox lost 7-1 to Akron. Erick Salcedo knocks in D’Arby Myers for the lone Baysox run.
The Tides lost to the Knights 6-5 after surrendering 2 eighth inning runs.
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, 16-8): LOST 7-6 @ Hickory CRAWDADS
|GAME||Did Not Play|
|3 2B||5 RBI||7 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 11-10): LOST 7-1 @ Akron RUBBERDUCKS
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 11-9): LOST 6-5 @ 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, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|GAME||1-5||1 2B||2 RBI||1 K|
|2 2B||10 RBI||4 BB
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|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, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|SEASON||7 G (0-1, 1-2S)
|13.2 IP||5 H||2 R (1 ER)||5 BB
Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS
|GAME||2-3||1 Run||2 BB||1 K|
|8 2B||10 RBI||13 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.