Ricky Tiedemann Is Moving Up to Double-A

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Ricky Tiedemann will be sent up to Double-A New Hampshire, according to Scott Mitchell of TSN. He’s the Toronto Blue Jays No. 3 prospect, as he’s been impressive. The 19-year-old is 5-3 with a 2.13 ERA and 103 strikeouts in over 67 2/3 innings between the Dunedin Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians. In six low-a starts with Dunedin, Tiedemann allowed six runs on 11 hits and 13 walks in 30 innings with 49 strikeouts. At high-A Vancouver, the teenager gave up one earned run over his first five starts, posting an 0.38 ERA. Across eight starts, he got 12 walks and 54 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings.

However, his last start was his worst one yet. Tiedemann allowed four runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and four walks. Over the weekend, the southpaw was one of only four prospects on the AL Futures team who wasn’t at Double-A or higher. He threw nine pitches in one inning of work.

After Tiedemann went undrafted in 2020, he switched schools to Golden West Summer. In 2021, the Blue Jays scooped him up in the third round, signing him to a bonus of $644,800. Tiedemann took off once the Blue Jays got him into their new development complex. He added more muscle as his velocity increased from the 93-94 range to 95-96 mph, and it could reach higher. Tiedemann has a circle change with plus potential and a slider that’s working well. His slider, in particular, will be beneficial to get hitters off that.

Much like Alek Manoah, Tiedemann has accelerated his development timeline. As soon as Ricky Tiedemann arrives in New Hampshire, expect more eyes to watch his game, especially if he keeps this up.

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Ricky Tiedemann, Alek Manoah