The Keys Are The Only Winners: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 5/30/2018


Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Wednesday, May 30th, 2018.



The Shorebirds lost 9-8 to the Intimidators on a sac bunt and a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning.

The Keys won 5-3 as Zach Britton got the win in his first rehab appearance.

The Baysox were postponed in Richmond due to rain and wet field conditions.  The makeup is scheduled for June 23rd as part of a double-header.

The Tides generated 2 runs on 7 hits in falling to the Paw Sox 4-2.


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, 29-22): LOST 9-8 in 10 innings @ Kannapolis INTIMIDATORS

 GAME Did Not Play


13 Runs

22 H

6 2B

2 HR

 11 RBI 15 BB

23 K

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox, 24-26): POSTPONED @ Richmond FLYING SQUIRRELS

**Named Eastern League PLAYER OF THE WEEK (5/21-27)**



36 Runs

62 H

12 2B

5 3B

6 HR

28 RBI

14 BB

27 K

8 SB

1 CS

Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 28-22): LOST 4-2 vs Pawtucket RED SOX

 GAME Scheduled to Pitch on 6/1
 SEASON 10 G (2-3)

4.93 ERA

1.24 WHIP

49.1 IP 43 H 27 R (ER) 18 BB

52 K


1 WP

.229 BAA

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 22-29): WON 5-3 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 1-4 1 Run 1 2B 1 RBI


16 Runs

45 H

 9 2B 3 HR

27 RBI

8 BB

38 K



Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 22-29): WON 5-3 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME 0-4 1 CS


26 Runs

37 H

7 2B

1 3B

3 HR

21 RBI

27 BB

34 K

11 SB

1 CS

Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 22-29): WON 5-3 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME Did Not Pitch
 SEASON 17 G (0-2, 2-4S)

0.70 ERA

0.82 WHIP

25.2 IP 13 H 4 Runs

(2 ER)

8 BB

34 K

.149 BAA

2 HB

Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 22-29): WON 5-3 @ Wilmington BLUE ROCKS

 GAME  On The 7-Day DL


18 Runs

34 H

10 2B 1 HR

14 RBI

24 BB

37 K

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.

Don’t forget to follow both @BabyBirdland and @CoachNick_14 on Twitter.


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