Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.
**BREAKING: Frederick Keys RHP James Teague announced his retirement on Wednesday**
The Shorebirds were off.
The Keys were postponed due to rain. Doubleheader scheduled for Thursday 5/17.
The Baysox won Tuesday’s suspended game 5-4 on a Corban Joseph walk-off homerun. They also lost the regular game 5-2 after the Senators scored 3 in the 5th inning.
The Tides won 4-3 over the Indians on Renato Nuñez’s walk-off RBI single. Yefry Ramirez’s 7 scoreless, 1 hit innings were wasted.
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 (#6), RHP Yefry Ramirez (#17), 3B Jomar Reyes (#19) 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, 25-13): OFF
|11 RBI||13 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 18-20): WON suspended game of 5/15 5-4, LOST scheduled game 5-2 vs Harrisburg SENATORS
|GAME||Gm 1: 2-4
Gm 2: 1-3
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 20-16): WON 4-3 vs Indianapolis INDIANS
|GAME||7.0 IP||1 H||0 R||1 BB||7 K|
|SEASON||8 G (1-2)
|42.2 IP||32 H||18 R (ER)||13 BB
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 15-23): POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|6 2B||1 HR
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 15-23): POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|SEASON||10 G (1-2, 2-3S)
|14.0 IP||15 H||11 R (ER)||9 BB
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 15-23): POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 15-23): POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|SEASON||13 G (0-1, 2-4S)
|20.2 IP||10 H||3 R (2 ER)||8 BB
Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 15-23): POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||On The 7-Day DL|
|10 2B||1 HR
Adam Hall (#18), 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.