The Shorebirds Win 4th In A Row: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 5/4/2018

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Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Friday, May 4th, 2018.

TEAM SUMMARY:  

The Shorebirds remained undefeated in the month of May (4-0) by beating Augusta 3-1.

The Keys lost to the Blue Rocks by a score of 8-5.

The Baysox were blown out for the second straight night by the RubberDucks 18-2.

The Tides beat the Bats 5-4 on Drew Dosch’s double and two subsequent sacrifices that led to him scoring the winning run.

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.

#TheRoadToBirdland

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, 20-8): WON 3-1 vs Augusta GREENJACKETS

 GAME 1-3 2 K
 SEASON 18 GP

.197/.300/.262

6 Runs

12 H

4 2B  6 RBI 7 BB

16 K

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 13-13): LOST 15-0 vs Akron RUBBERDUCKS

 GAME 2-3
 SEASON 25 GP

.257/.312/.485

16 Runs

26 H

7 2B

2 3B

4 HR

15 RBI

7 BB

17 K

1 SB

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 14-11): WON 5-4 vs Louisville BATS

 GAME Scheduled To Pitch 5/5
 SEASON 5 G (1-2)

5.32 ERA

1.35 WHIP

23.2 IP 22 H 14 R (ER) 24 K

10 BB

1 HBP

1 WP

.237 BAA

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 1-4 1 Run 1 HR  2 RBI
 SEASON 26 GP

.229/.255/.286

7 Runs

24 H

 3 2B 1 HR

15 RBI

4 BB

18 K

James Teague (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 8 G  (0-1, 2-3S)

8.18 ERA

1.64 WHIP

11.0 IP 12 H 10 R (ER) 6 BB

13 K

.286 BAA

                                                                                                                                          

READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS

Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 1-5  1 Run  1 K
 SEASON 27 GP

.236/.317/.327

11 Runs

26 H

5 2B

1 3B

1 HR

11 RBI

12 BB

23 K

6 SB

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 0.1 IP 3 BB 1 K BLOWN SAVE
 SEASON 9 G (0-1, 1-3S)

0.59 ERA

0.85 WHIP

15.1 IP 5 H 2 R (1 ER) 8 BB

18 K

.104 BAA

Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 0-4 1 RBI 1 K
 SEASON 27 GP

.274/.381/.368

13 Runs

26 H

9 2B 11 RBI 16 BB

29 K

Adam Hall (#20), INF (Extended Spring Training)

 GAME
 SEASON

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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