Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Friday, June 1st, 2018.
**Cedric Mullins made his AAA debut with the Tides**
The Shorebirds lost a tight game to Charleston 3-2.
The Keys managed just 4 hits in a 4-0 shutout loss to Lynchburg.
The Baysox lost to Trenton 7-2 as Hunter Harvey lasted just 2.0 innings.
The Tides lost to Rochester 3-1 despite Yefry Ramirez’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, 29-23): LOST 3-2 @ Charleston RIVERDOGS
|11 RBI||15 BB
Cedric Mullins (Norfolk Tides, 28-24): LOST 3-1 vs Rochester RED WINGS
**Named Eastern League PLAYER OF THE WEEK (5/21-27)**
**PROMOTED to AAA Norfolk Tides on 6/1/2018**
| 1 GP
Yefry Ramirez (Norfolk Tides, 28-24): LOST 3-1 vs Rochester RED WINGS
|GAME||6.0 IP||7 H||2 R (ER)||1 BB||6 K||1 HBP
|SEASON||11 G (2-4)
|55.1 IP||50 H||29 R (ER)||19 BB
Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys, 23-30): LOST 4-0 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|9 2B||3 HR
READER’S REQUESTED PLAYERS:
Cole Billingsley, OF (Frederick Keys, 23-30): LOST 4-0 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||Did Not Play|
Tyler Erwin, LHP (Frederick Keys, 23-30): LOST 4-0 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|GAME||Did Not Pitch|
|SEASON||18 G (0-2, 3-5S)
|27.0 IP||15 H||5 Runs
Randolph Gassaway (#27), OF (Frederick Keys, 23-30): LOST 4-0 vs Lynchburg HILLCATS
|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.