Hello Orioles fans, here is my Arizona Fall League prospect report for Saturday, October 21st, 2017.
Background: This past season, I highlighted four Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects that were personal favorites of mine. In an article for @BabyBirdland, I explained the reasons why I was watching and highlighting one of them in particular. The players highlighted were RHP Jason Garcia (NR), RHP Jesus Liranzo (#22 per MLB Pipeline), OF Cedric Mullins (#5) and 3B Jomar Reyes (#17).
Jesus Liranzo was assigned to the Salt River Rafters of the AFL so the reports on his game performance continue.
Jesus Liranzo (Salt River RAFTERS, 5-5): NO GAME AFL Season TOTALS: 3.2 IP, 6 R (6 ER), 7 H, 2 K, 3 BB, WP, 67 Total Pitches, 14.73 ERA, 2.72 WHIP, .412 BAA
The Bowman Hitting Challenge was held at Sloan Park (Mesa). For more on the event, including the finalists, click HERE
Interested in how all seven of the Orioles minor league prospects did last week in the AFL? You can go to Baby Birdland, “your one-stop shop for all Orioles’ minor league news, notes and analysis”, and read the AFL week 1 roundup HERE
Baby Birdland will be providing weekly roundups from the Arizona Fall league for those interested in how the Orioles prospects are performing.
Come back here every day to keep up with how Jesus Liranzo is performing in the AFL, and for more news, notes, and analysis on the entire Baltimore Orioles Minor League system, including coverage of the fall and winter leagues as well as the off-season, go to Baby Birdland and read the work of its’ hard working staff.
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The 2017 Minor League baseball season is winding down and in some cases, the Instructional League is getting ready to start. Recent events in Florida (Hurricane Irma) have caused some teams to delay or cancel their Instructional League efforts. With the conclusion of the season comes the obligatory end of season recaps. Followers and readers of this blog know that both the Bowie Baysox and the Frederick Keys were eliminated from the Eastern League Playoffs and the Carolina League Playoffs respectively so my daily prospect reports came to an end.
I have written several times about a group of players I call “Cedric Mullins @GBSARays Baseball Brothers”. I think now is a good time to let the readers know how each of them performed this season.
Armond Upshaw, Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League): .179/ .347/ .236 with 10 RBI, 26 Runs Scored, 11/16 in stolen bases and 41 BB over 60 games.
Season Highlights: 2 separate 5-game hitting streaks and the month of August where he slashed .242/ .397/ .290 with 4 RBI and 3 extra-base hits
DJ Neal, GCL Blue Jays (Gulf Coast League): .297/ .341/ .426 with 20 RBI, 23 Runs Scored, 8/10 in stolen bases and 8 BB over 42 games
Season Highlights: 2 separate 6 game hitting streaks and the month of July where he slashed .385/ .414/ .778 with 5 RBI and 3 extra-base hits including a homerun
Mason Davis, Jupiter Hammerheads (Florida State League): .255/ .309/ .339 with 7 RBI, 26 Runs Scored, 7/10 in stolen bases and 7 BB over 46 games
Started the season with the Greensboro Grasshoppers (South Atlantic League): .248/ .303/ .376 with 15 RBI, 15 Runs Scored, 5/5 in stolen bases and 8 BB over 31 games
Cumulative stats: .252/ .306/ .354 with 22 RBI, 41 Runs Scored, 12/15 in stolen bases and 15 BB over 77 games
Season Highlights: An 8 game hitting streak combined between Greensboro and Jupiter and the month of July where he slashed .354/ .420/ .443 with 5 RBI and 6 extra-base hits
Jaquez Williams, Arizona League Padres (Arizona League): .203/ .335/ .378 with 24 RBI, 21 Runs Scored, 1/1 in stolen bases and 25 BB over 43 games
Season Highlights: 2 separate 5-game hitting streaks and the month of June where he slashed .316/ .391/ .474 with 3 RBI and 3 extra-base hits
Malik Jones, Vermont Lake Monsters (New York-Penn League): 1-2 with a 3.29 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and .189 BAA in 13.2 IP
Started the season with the Athletics (Arizona League): 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA, 0.40 WHIP and .125 BAA in 5.0 IP
Cumulative stats: 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and .174 BAA in 18.2 IP
2017 NYPL Playoffs vs Hudson Valley Renegades: 0-0 with a0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and .174 BAA in 1.0 IP (1 game)
Season Highlight: the month of July where he pitched 6.0 innings in 3 games (1 start) to a 0-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and .333 WHIP
Akil Baddoo, Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League): .357/ .478/ .579 with 19 RBI, 39 Runs Scored, 5/9 in stolen bases 27 walks over 33 games
Started the season with the Twins (Gulf Coast League): .267/ .360/ .440 with 10 RBI, 18 Runs Scored, 4/4 in stolen bases and 9 BB over 20 games
Cumulative stats: .323/ .436/ .527 with 29 RBI, 57 Runs Scored, 9/13 in stolen bases and 36 walks over 53 games
2017 Appalachian League Playoffs vs Greeneville and Pulaski: .278/ .435/ .722 with 4 RBI, 6 Runs Scored, 1 homerun, 0/0 in stolen bases and 5 BB over 5 games
Season Highlights: a 13-game hitting streak (.460/ .557/ .680 with 6 RBI) and the month of August where he slashed .389/ .504/ .622 with 13 RBI and 14 extra-base hits including 2 homeruns
**named Appalachian Player of the Month for August**
**named to Baseball America’s Rookie League All-Star Team**
**named Minor League Short-Season Hitter of the Year**
Jordan Scott, Pulaski Yankees (Appalachian League): .250/ .294/ .313 with 2 RBI, 1 Run Scored, 0/0 in stolen bases and 0 walks over 5 games
Started season with the Yankees West (Gulf Coast League): .260/ .398/ .519 with 19 RBI, 25 Runs Scored, 7/7 in stolen bases and 24 walks over 32 games
Played for the Tampa Yankees (Florida State League): .250/ .250/ .500 over 1 game
Played for the Charleston RiverDogs (South Atlantic League): .000/ .222/ .000 with 1 BB over 2 games
Cumulative stats:.244/ .373/ .466 with 21 RBI, 26 Runs Scored, 7/7 in stolen bases and 25 walks over 40 games
2017 Appalachian League Playoffs vs Bluefield and Elizabethton: .000/ .000/ .000 over 2 games
Cedric Mullins, Bowie Baysox (Eastern League): Eastern League Playoffs vs Altoona: .455/ .455/ .818 with 2 runs scored, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI Season slash line: .265/ .319/ .460 with 53 runs scored, 19 2B, 1 3B, 13 HR, 37 RBI, 27 BB, 9 SB, 7 CS ** named Eastern League Player of the Week (4/6-4/16) **
Look for updates from the Instructional League and Arizona Fall League on these players as warranted.