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
MiLB.com RHP Sem Robberse had a reasonably good debut for New Hampshire tonight at Hartford’s wonderful Dunkin’ Donuts Park. If you take away a 3-run 2nd inning for the Yard Goats, highlighted by a bomb on a curveball Sem hung out over the plate, Robberse was pretty much in command for much of his 5 … Continue reading Robberse Has Decent AA Debut
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….
CBS Sports photo There’s something about watching minor league games that I often find more interesting than the big league variety. Maybe it takes me back to my youth, watching my Midland, ON town team, led by a frizzy side burned 40-something former minor league pitcher named Gord Dyment while munching on crispy fresh fries … Continue reading Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects: Mid-Season Edition
Eric Pardiño The much-hyped 2017 IFA made his return to competition with a pair of relief outings in the Complex League over the past week. Pardiño left a start on August 7th, 2019, in which he clearly was struggling, and up until last Saturday, had pitched all of 3 innings since then. Pardiño underwent Tommy … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook
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…..
The Vancouver Canadians are holding a media day today as they officially announce the roster for the return of baseball to the Lower Mainland for the first time since 2019. The biggest surprise is the return of Adam Kloffenstein, who will spend a third season in Vancouver (the first of which was with the short-season … Continue reading C’s Announce Opening Day Roster
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
https://twitter.com/flasmitty/status/1421491857591345162?s=21 Maybe ranking right handed Sem Robberse, who may well turn out to be a gem of a late signing from the 2018-19 IFA class, as high as 7th is a bit of a reach, but when you read the reports about Robberse, there certainly is a lot to like: Brendan Gawlowski of Fangraphs: Anthony … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top Ten Prospects: #7 Sem Robberse
Joe Territo/milb.com With Nate Pearson and Alek Manoah graduating to the majors this season, competition among starting pitches in the Blue Jays organization was wide open. The quality perhaps drops off after those two fireballers, but Toronto is building some impressive depth at this position just the same. LHP Zach Logue The knock against Logue … Continue reading Blue Jays Organizational All Stars: Starting Pitchers