(PHOTO provided by Shelli Erwin)
Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Monday, May 7th, 2018.
The Shorebirds held on for a 4-3 win over Augusta.
The Keys beat the HillCats by a score of 6-1.
The Baysox shutout the Curve in Altoona 2-0 behind Jayson Aquino’s 7 scoreless innings; he allowed just one hit.
The Tides fall to the Bulls 4-1 in Durham. Alex Presley homered for the Tides’ lone 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, 21-10): WON 4-3 vs Augusta GREENJACKETS
|GAME||1-3||1 Run||1 BB|
|4 2B||6 RBI||11 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 14-15): WON 2-0 @ Altoona CURVE
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 16-12): LOST 4-1 @ Durham BULLS
|GAME||Scheduled To Pitch On 5/10|
|SEASON||6 G (1-2)
|29.0 IP||26 H||16 R (ER)||12 BB
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 13-18): WON 6-1 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||2-4||1 Run||1 2B||2 RBI|
|4 2B||1 HR
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 13-18): WON 6-1 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|SEASON||9 G (1-1, 2-3S)
|13.0 IP||13 H||10 R (ER)||8 BB
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 13-18): WON 6-1 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||2-3||1 Run||1 BB|
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 13-18): WON 6-1 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||3.0 IP||2 H||0 Runs||6 K||SAVE|
|SEASON||10 G (0-1, 2-4S)
|18.1 IP||7 H||2 R (1 ER)||8 BB
Randolph Gassaway (#30), OF (Frederick Keys, 13-18): WON 6-1 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||1-3||1 Run||1 BB||1 K|
|9 2B||12 RBI||21 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.