Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Friday, May 4th, 2018.
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.
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
|4 2B||6 RBI||7 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 13-13): LOST 15-0 vs Akron RUBBERDUCKS
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 14-11): WON 5-4 vs Louisville BATS
|GAME||Scheduled To Pitch 5/5|
|SEASON||5 G (1-2)
|23.2 IP||22 H||14 R (ER)||24 K
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|GAME||1-4||1 Run||1 HR||2 RBI|
|3 2B||1 HR
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|SEASON||8 G (0-1, 2-3S)
|11.0 IP||12 H||10 R (ER)||6 BB
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|GAME||1-5||1 Run||1 K|
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)
|15.1 IP||5 H||2 R (1 ER)||8 BB
Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 10-18): LOST 8-5 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|GAME||0-4||1 RBI||1 K|
|9 2B||11 RBI||16 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.