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From @BabyBirdland: Baltimore Orioles 20th Round Pick, RHP Scott Burke Extremely Impressive in Debut Season

By Contributing Writer: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Aberdeen Ironbirds (Class-A Short) right-hander Scott Burke pitched in multiple roles for the team and pitched well.Photo: Chuck Boemmel Jr.Burke, the Baltimore Orioles 2017 20th round (608th overall) draft pick out of UCLA, finished the year with a 3-1 record in 14 appearances. Over a span of 40.0 innings pitched…

via Baltimore Orioles 20th Round Pick, RHP Scott Burke Extremely Impressive in Debut Season — Baby Birdland

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The @GBSARays Alumni: End of Season Review

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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.

 

 

 

The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 9/9/2017: Playoff Edition, Baysox and Keys Eliminated

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Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

To Recap:  This season, I am highlighting four Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are personal favorites of mine.  In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them.  Those players are RHP Jason Garcia (NR), RHP Jesus Liranzo (#22 per MLB Pipeline), OF Cedric Mullins (#5) and 3B Jomar Reyes (#17).  Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance.

 

Jason Garcia (Bowie Baysox): Game 3 lost 6-1: eliminated from series 0-3 vs Altoona Curve: DNP                                                                                                                                   Season stats: 38 games, 6-4, 0 for 1 in saves, 3 holds, 75.1 IP, 5.26 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 47 R (44 ER), 85 H, 40 BB, 74 K, 5 HBP, .283 BA against

Jesus Liranzo (Bowie Baysox): Game 3 lost 6-1: eliminated from series 0-3 vs Altoona Curve:  DNP                                                                                                                                 Playoff stats: 1 G, 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (ER), 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP,  9.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, .375 BAA     Season stats: 31 games, 3-4, 12 starts, 2 for 4 in saves, 3 holds, 4.85 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 65.0 IP, 54 H, 36 R (35 ER), 3 HBP, 43 BB, 75 K, .224 BA against

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox): Game 3 lost 6-1: eliminated from series 0-3 vs Altoona Curve: 1 for 4                                                                                                                       Playoff slash line: .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) **

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys): Game 3 lost 7-1: eliminated from series 1-2 vs Lynchburg Hillcats: 0 for 3                                                                                                                   Playoff slash line: .250/ .364/ .375 with 3 runs scored, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB                         Season slash line: .324/ .354/ .443 with 11 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 1 SB, 34 runs scored and 9 BB  (Frederick Keys slash line: .302/ .333/ .434)                                                                             ** named Carolina League Player of the Week (8/28-9/4) **

 

Come back every day to keep up with how these four prospects are performing and 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.

The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 9/8/2017: Playoff Edition, Mullins’ Big Night

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Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Friday, September 8th, 2017.

To Recap:  This season, I am highlighting four Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are personal favorites of mine.  In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them.  Those players are RHP Jason Garcia (NR), RHP Jesus Liranzo (#22 per MLB Pipeline), OF Cedric Mullins (#5) and 3B Jomar Reyes (#17).  Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance.

 

Jason Garcia (Bowie Baysox): Game 2 lost 8-4: 0-2 for series vs Altoona Curve: DNP      Season stats: 38 games, 6-4, 0 for 1 in saves, 3 holds, 75.1 IP, 5.26 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 47 R (44 ER), 85 H, 40 BB, 74 K, 5 HBP, .283 BA against

Jesus Liranzo (Bowie Baysox): Game 2 lost 8-4: 0-2 for series vs Altoona Curve:  2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (ER), 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP                                                                                                                 Playoff stats: 1 G, 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (ER), 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP,  9.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, .375 BAA     Season stats: 31 games, 3-4, 12 starts, 2 for 4 in saves, 3 holds, 4.85 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 65.0 IP, 54 H, 36 R (35 ER), 3 HBP, 43 BB, 75 K, .224 BA against

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox): Game 2 lost 8-4: 0-2 for series vs Altoona Curve: 3 for 4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI                                                                                                                       Playoff slash line: .571/ .571/ 1.143 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) **

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys): Game 2 lost 4-0: 1-1 for series vs Lynchburg Hillcats: 0 for 2, 1 BB, 1 E                                                                                                                                         Playoff slash line: .400/ .500/ .600 with 3 runs scored, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB                       Season slash line: .324/ .354/ .443 with 11 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 1 SB, 34 runs scored and 9 BB  (Frederick Keys slash line: .302/ .333/ .434)                                                                             ** named Carolina League Player of the Week (8/28-9/4) **

 

Come back every day to keep up with how these four prospects are performing and 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.

The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 9/8/2017: Playoff Edition

Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Thursday, September 7th, 2017.

To Recap:  This season, I am highlighting four Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are personal favorites of mine.  In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them.  Those players are RHP Jason Garcia (NR), RHP Jesus Liranzo (#22 per MLB Pipeline), OF Cedric Mullins (#5) and 3B Jomar Reyes (#17).  Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance.

 

Jason Garcia (Bowie Baysox): Game 1 lost 2-0: 0-1 for series vs Altoona Curve: DNP       Season stats: 38 games, 6-4, 0 for 1 in saves, 3 holds, 75.1 IP, 5.26 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 47 R (44 ER), 85 H, 40 BB, 74 K, 5 HBP, .283 BA against

Jesus Liranzo (Bowie Baysox): Game 1 lost 2-0: 0-1 for series vs Altoona Curve: DNP       Season stats: 31 games, 3-4, 12 starts, 2 for 4 in saves, 3 holds, 4.85 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 65.0 IP, 54 H, 36 R (35 ER), 3 HBP, 43 BB, 75 K, .224 BA against

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox): Game 1 lost 2-0: 0-1 for series vs Altoona Curve: 1 for 3 Playoff slash line: .333/ .333/ .333                                                                                             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) **

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys): Game 1 won 10-9: 1-0 for series vs Lynchburg Hillcats: 2 for 3, 3 runs scored, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB                                                                                             Playoff slash line: .667/ .600/ 1.000 with 3 runs scored, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB                       Season slash line: .324/ .354/ .443 with 11 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 1 SB, 34 runs scored and 9 BB  (Frederick Keys slash line: .302/ .333/ .434)                                                                             ** named Carolina League Player of the Week (8/28-9/4) **

 

Come back every day to keep up with how these four prospects are performing and 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.

Rain Washes Out Playoff Games: The “Just One Fan’s” Prospect Report for 9/6/2017

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Hello Orioles fans, here is my prospect report for Wednesday, September 6th, 2017.

To Recap:  This season, I am highlighting four Baltimore Orioles minor league prospects; these players are personal favorites of mine.  In an article for Baby Birdland, I explained the reasons why I am watching one of them.  Those players are RHP Jason Garcia (NR), RHP Jesus Liranzo (#22 per MLB Pipeline), OF Cedric Mullins (#5) and 3B Jomar Reyes (#17).  Each day here you will find a summary of their game performance.

 

Jason Garcia (Bowie Baysox): Game 1 POSTPONED vs Altoona Curve                                   Season stats: 38 games, 6-4, 0 for 1 in saves, 3 holds, 75.1 IP, 5.26 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 47 R (44 ER), 85 H, 40 BB, 74 K, 5 HBP, .283 BA against

Jesus Liranzo (Bowie Baysox): Game 1 POSTPONED vs Altoona Curve                               Season stats: 31 games, 3-4, 12 starts, 2 for 4 in saves, 3 holds, 4.85 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 65.0 IP, 54 H, 36 R (35 ER), 3 HBP, 43 BB, 75 K, .224 BA against

Cedric Mullins (Bowie Baysox): Game 1 POSTPONED vs Altoona Curve                               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) **

Jomar Reyes (Frederick Keys): Game 1 POSTPONED vs Lynchburg Hillcats                       Season slash line: .324/ .354/ .443 with 11 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 1 SB, 34 runs scored and 9 BB  (Frederick Keys slash line: .302/ .333/ .434)                                                                             ** named Carolina League Player of the Week (8/28-9/4) **

 

Come back every day to keep up with how these four prospects are performing and 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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