Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Saturday, May 5th, 2018.
The Shorebirds scored 6 runs in the home half of the 7th, but their comeback fell short as they lost to the Green Jackets 8-7.
The Keys beat the Blue Rocks 12-9 on big nights from both Ryan McKenna and Chris Clare.
The Cangrejos Fantasmas last their third game to Akron by a score of 4-2.
The Tides won 8-3 as Andrew Faulkner both blows the save and scores the win.
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, 20-9): LOST 8-7 vs Augusta GREENJACKETS
|GAME||0-1||1 Run||3 BB||1 K|
|4 2B||6 RBI||10 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 13-14): LOST 4-2 vs Akron RUBBERDUCKS
|GAME||2-4||2 Runs||1 HR||1 RBI|
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 15-11): WON 8-3 vs Louisville BATS
|GAME||5.1 IP||4 H||2 R (ER)||2 BB||9 K|
|SEASON||6 G (1-2)
|29.0 IP||26 H||16 R (ER)||12 BB
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 11-18): WON 12-9 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|3 2B||1 HR
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 11-18): WON 12-9 @ 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, 11-18): WON 12-9 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|GAME||0-4||2 Runs||2 BB||2 SB|
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 11-18): WON 12-9 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|SEASON||9 G (0-1, 1-3S)
|15.1 IP||5 H||2 R (1 ER)||8 BB
Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 11-18): WON 12-9 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|GAME||2-3||1 Run||3 BB||1 K|
|9 2B||11 RBI||19 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.