Gassaway Goes 2 for 3 In Keys’ Win: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 4/29/2018

Randolph Gassaway

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


5 Runs

9 H

3 2B  5 RBI 7 BB

13 K

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 11-10): LOST 7-1 @ Akron RUBBERDUCKS

 GAME 0-3 1 HBP


13 Runs

21 H

6 2B

2 3B

4 HR

14 RBI

5 BB

15 K

1 SB

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 11-9): LOST 6-5 @ Charlotte KNIGHTS

 GAME Scheduled To Pitch Monday 4/30
 SEASON 4 G (1-1)

5.60 ERA

1.42 WHIP

17.2 IP 17 H 11 R (ER) 17 K

8 BB


1 WP

.243 BAA

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS

 GAME 1-5 1 2B 2 RBI 1 K


6 Runs

18 H

 2 2B 10 RBI 4 BB

16 K

James Teague (Frederick Keys, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 6 G  (0-1, 1-2S)

10.00 ERA

2.00 WHIP

9.0 IP 12 H 10 R (ER) 6 BB

10 K

.333 BAA



Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS

 GAME 0-5 3 K


10 Runs

22 H

5 2B

1 3B

1 HR

10 RBI

11 BB

21 K

4 SB

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 7 G (0-1, 1-2S)

0.66 ERA

0.73 WHIP

13.2 IP 5 H 2 R (1 ER) 5 BB

14 K

.116 BAA

Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 8-16): WON 9-4 @ Buies Creek ASTROS

 GAME 2-3 1 Run 2 BB 1 K


12 Runs

25 H

8 2B 10 RBI 13 BB

24 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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