Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Friday, May 18th, 2018.
**BREAKING: Frederick Keys RHP James Teague announced his retirement on Wednesday (5/16/2018)**
The Shorebirds game with Hagerstown was postponed due to inclement weather.
The Keys game with the Pelicans was postponed due to rain; a double-header has been scheduled for Sunday, 5/20.
The Baysox got just one hit (from Cedric Mullins) in a 2-0 loss to the Thunder.
The Tides endured a slightly over one hour rain delay and lost 4-2 to the Bats.
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 due to rain vs Hagerstown SUNS
|11 RBI||13 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 18-22): LOST 2-0 @ Trenton THUNDER
|GAME||1-3||1 BB||1 CS|
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 20-18): LOST 4-2 vs Louisville BATS
|GAME||Scheduled to Pitch 5/22|
|SEASON||8 G (1-2)
|42.2 IP||32 H||18 R (ER)||13 BB
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 16-23): POSTPONED due to rain vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS
|7 2B||1 HR
James Teague (Frederick Keys, 16-23): POSTPONED due to rain vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS
|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): POSTPONED due to rain vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 16-23): POSTPONED due to rain vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS
|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): POSTPONED due to rain vs Myrtle Beach PELICANS
|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.