Blue Jays MiLB Pitcher of the Year: Ricky Tiedemann

Sportsnet (credit: Mark Steffens) To the surprise of absolutely no one, Ricky Tiedemann gets this corner of the internet’s nod as the Blue Jays Minor League Pitcher of the Year. There were a few candidates who deserve honourable mention (more below), but no Blue Jays pitcher dominated hitters at three levels like the 2021 3rd … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Pitcher of the Year: Ricky Tiedemann

Another Airlift of Promotions….

Today saw a flurry of moves made official in the middle to bottom tiers of the organization: RHP Sem Robberse - Vancouver to New Hampshire To be honest, I felt like this one was overdue, but given how Sem has pitched in June and July (4.76 ERA), I wasn’t so sure. Robberse spent time at … Continue reading Another Airlift of Promotions….

Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

The week (May 21-28) that was in the Blue Jays minor league system. WHO’s HOT LINES OF THE WEEK Saturday, May 21st Buffalo nearly let 6 no-hit innings by Thomas Hatch go to waste. Hatch commanded his FB to all four quadrants of the strike zone, and while he gave up some flyball outs, there … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook

Notes and Thoughts…..

MiLB.com photo Welcome to the Ricky Tiedemann update, a weekly look around the Blue Jays system. Buffalo: 14-10, 1st IL East New Hampshire 10-11, 3rd EL Northeast Vancouver 10-9, 2nd NWL Dunedin. 7-14, 6th FSL West WHO’s HOT. …..over the past seven days End of April Leaders Pitching stats among qualifiers. PLAYERS OF THE MONTH … Continue reading Notes and Thoughts…..

D-Jays Announce 2022 Roster

Hot on the heels of Vancouver releasing their season roster, Dunedin announced theirs yesterday morning. No less than five top 30 prospects will suit up for Dunedin. Leading the way is LHP Rickey Tiedemann (6th), and RHP Dahian Santos (28). Tiedemann’s stock rose tremendously in his 2021 draft year, and he’ll make his pro debut … Continue reading D-Jays Announce 2022 Roster

Projecting the Rotations: Vancouver

Baseball fans in the Lower Mainland are gearing up for the return of baseball to Nat Bailey Stadium for the first time since 2019. They should have a decent starting pitching staff to cheer for. Dunedin may have posted the second-worst team ERA in the Low A Southeast last season, but the core of their … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Vancouver

Projecting the Rotations: Dunedin

Dunedin pitching coach Drew Hayes needed a spreadsheet to keep track of all of his pitchers last year. With the former High A Florida State League reincarnated as the Low A Southeast, there was a fairly continuous shuttle of arms from the minor league complex to TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Dunedin Blue Jays. … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Dunedin