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
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
csplusbaseball.com photo His defence really didn’t help him, but Yosver Zulueta struggled in his Eastern League debut last night. The right hander, who is pitching at his third level this season (and may find himself in a big league bullpen later this summer), faced a challenge against the Red Sox’ Portland affiliate. A packed house … Continue reading Zulueta Scuffles in AA Debut
The Blue Jays announced a pair of player moves today. RHP Yosver Zulueta, who has racked up 54 strikeouts over 35 innings at two levels this year, moves up to New Hampshire, while Nick Frasso, who has fanned 42 in IP for Dunedin, moves up to Vancouver to presumably take Zulueta’s spot in the rotation. … Continue reading Zulueta to AA, Frasso to High A
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
Niall O’Donohoe/csplusbaseball.com photo WHO’s HOT LINES OF THE WEEK May 17th - the organization stretched Sem Robberse out, and the rangy righty rewarded them with six innings of shutout ball. Robberse induced 13 ground ball outs along the way. Casey Lawrence, who’s been a pro since 2010, tied a career high with 9Ks for Buffalo: … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notebook – May 21st
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…..
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
February has given way to March, and while the possibility of the MLB brand of baseball still seems remote, the MiLB version is alive and well, and taking place at various locations across Florida and Arizona. The Blue Jays have limited access to their minor league complex this spring (which is somewhat understandable), so we … Continue reading Who’s the Next Breakout Blue Jays Prospect?
With all of us somewhat starved for baseball content, we caught up with Blue Jays Assistant Director of Player Development Joe Sclafani about a number of things in the Toronto farm system. Since MLB does not allow team staff to talk about any player currently on a 40-man roster, that did cut the length of … Continue reading Farm System Update with Joe Sclafani