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)**
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
|11 RBI||13 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 18-21): LOST 11-5 @ Trenton THUNDER
|GAME||2-5||2 Runs||1 2B||1 K|
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 20-17): LOST 6-0 vs Indianapolis INDIANS
|GAME||Not Scheduled to Pitch|
|SEASON||8 G (1-2)
|42.2 IP||32 H||18 R (ER)||13 BB
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|
|7 2B||1 HR
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)
|14.0 IP||15 H||11 R (ER)||9 BB
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 16-23): Gm 1 WON 3-1, Gm 2 POSTPONED due to rain @ Lynchburg HILLCATS
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)
|20.2 IP||10 H||3 R (2 ER)||8 BB
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|
|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.