Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.
Let’s start by wishing Cole Billingsley a Happy Birthday!
The Shorebirds were postponed in Kannapolis due to rain. The make-up is scheduled for Thursday, May 31st.
The Keys won 2-1 as Collin Woody’s homerun was all the scoring the team needed to beat the Blue Rocks.
The Baysox scored 3 runs in their half of the 8th inning to beat the Flying Squirrels 7-5.
The Tides lost 5-1 to Pawtucket; they gave up 5 runs in the first two innings and couldn’t overcome the deficit.
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): POSTPONED @ Kannapolis INTIMIDATORS
|11 RBI||15 BB
Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 24-26): LOST 3-2 @ Richmond FLYING SQUIRRELS
**Named Eastern League PLAYER OF THE WEEK (5/21-27)**
|GAME||2-5||1 Run||1 3B|
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 28-21): LOST 5-1 vs Pawtucket RED SOX
|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, 21-29): WON 2-1 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|8 2B||3 HR
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS:
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 21-29): WON 2-1 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 21-29): WON 2-1 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|GAME||1.2 IP||1 H||2 K||HOLD|
|SEASON||17 G (0-2, 2-4S)
|25.2 IP||13 H||4 Runs
Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 21-29): WON 2-1 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS
|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.