Rain Alters Some Schedules: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 5/17/2018


Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Thursday, May 17th, 2018.

**BREAKING: Frederick Keys RHP James Teague announced his retirement on Wednesday (5/16/2018)**

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The Shorebirds were postponed due to inclement weather.

The Keys beat the Hillcats 3-1 behind Alex Wells’ 5.0 innings of 1 run work.  The second game was postponed.

The Baysox lost big in Trenton 11-5 despite collecting 12 hits.

The Tides were limited to 3 hits in a 6-0 loss to Indianapolis.


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): POSTPONED vs Hagerstown SUNS



12 Runs

18 H

6 2B

2 HR

 11 RBI 13 BB

19 K

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 18-21): LOST 11-5 @ Trenton THUNDER

 GAME 2-5 2 Runs  1 2B  1 K


24 Runs

40 H

10 2B

3 3B

5 HR

19 RBI

10 BB

23 K

4 SB

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 20-17): LOST 6-0 vs Indianapolis INDIANS

 GAME Not Scheduled to Pitch
 SEASON 8 G (1-2)

3.80 ERA

1.05 WHIP

42.2 IP 32 H 18 R (ER) 13 BB

48 K


1 WP

.203 BAA

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 16-23): Gm 1 WON 3-1, Gm 2 POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS

 GAME 1-3 1 RBI 1 2B 2 BB 1 K


10 Runs

35 H

 7 2B 1 HR

23 RBI

5 BB

26 K

James Teague (Frederick Keys, 16-23): Gm 1 WON 3-1, Gm 2 POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS

 SEASON 10 G  (1-2, 2-3S)

7.07 ERA

1.71 WHIP

14.0 IP 15 H 11 R (ER) 9 BB

15 K

.283 BAA



Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 16-23): Gm 1 WON 3-1, Gm 2 POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS

 GAME 0-2 1 BB


20 Runs

33 H

6 2B

1 3B

2 HR

16 RBI

23 BB

26 K

11 SB

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 16-23): Gm 1 WON 3-1, Gm 2 POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS

 GAME  Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 13 G (0-1, 2-4S)

0.87 ERA

0.87 WHIP

20.2 IP 10 H 3 R (2 ER) 8 BB

28 K

.145 BAA

Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 16-23): Gm 1 WON 3-1, Gm 2 POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS

 GAME  On The 7-Day DL


18 Runs

34 H

10 2B 1 HR

14 RBI

24 BB

37 K

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.

Don’t forget to follow both @BabyBirdland and @CoachNick_14 on Twitter.


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