Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Monday, May 28th, 2018.
The Shorebirds lost to the Blue Claws in extra-innings 9-8.
The Keys game with the Wood Ducks was postponed due to inclement weather; it will be made up in Frederick at a TBD date from June 14-17.
The Baysox lost to the Rumble Ponies 3-2. A bases-loaded walk in the 8th proved to be the difference.
The Tides lost a pitcher’s duel to the Mud Hens 1-0.
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, 29-21): LOST 9-8 in 10 innings vs Lakewood BLUECLAWS
|GAME||Did Not Play|
|11 RBI||15 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 23-26): LOST 3-2 @ Binghamton RUMBLE PONIES
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 28-20): LOST 1-0 @ Toledo MUD HENS
|GAME||Scheduled to Pitch on 6/1|
|SEASON||10 G (2-3)
|49.1 IP||43 H||27 R (ER)||18 BB
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 20-29): POSTPONED @ Down East WOOD DUCKS
|8 2B||3 HR
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS:
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 20-29): POSTPONED @ Down East WOOD DUCKS
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 20-29): POSTPONED @ Down East WOOD DUCKS
|SEASON||16 G (0-2, 2-4S)
|24.0 IP||12 H||4 Runs
Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 20-29): POSTPONED @ Down East WOOD DUCKS
|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.