Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018.
The Shorebirds beat Hickory 7-0. Zach Jarrett belted his 9th homerun of year.
The Keys beat Salem 16-5 as Wilson Garcia went 4 for 6 with 2 homeruns and 7 RBI.
The Baysox defeated Altoona 9-3 as Cedric Mullins went 3 for 4,
The Tides beat Charlotte 6-3 behind Tim Melville’s quality start.
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) and 3B Jomar Reyes (#19).
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, 27-17): WON 7-0 @ Hickory CRAWDADS
|GAME||1-2||1 Run||2 BB|
|11 RBI||15 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 21-23): WON 9-3 vs Altoona CURVE
|GAME||3-4||2 Runs||2 RBI||1 BB|
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 24-19): WON 6-3 @ Charlotte KNIGHTS
|GAME||Scheduled To Pitch 5/26|
|SEASON||9 G (1-3)
|44.1 IP||39 H||26 R (ER)||14 BB
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 19-26): WON 16-5 vs Salem RED SOX
|GAME||1-6||1 Run||3 K|
|8 2B||1 HR
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 19-26): WON 16-5 vs Salem RED SOX
|GAME||2-4||3 Runs||1 RBI||1 2B||2 BB||2 K|
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 19-26): WON 16-5 vs Salem RED SOX
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|SEASON||15 G (0-2, 2-4S)
|22.0 IP||11 H||4 Runs
Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 19-26): WON 16-5 vs Salem RED SOX
|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.