The prospect of being promoted for the Toronto Blue Jays continues to impress, as he rocketed up the rankings to the rankings, earning his second promotion of the season to AA New Hampshire.
On his debut with the Fisher-Cats on Friday night, 19-year-old left-footed Ricky Tidman made three goal-free runs from one ball, scoring five times and only walking once in a 6-1 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels. He threw 30 of his 46 hits total, facing only two hits over the bottom line.
As the game summary noted, “The 19-year-old left-hander joined New Hampshire in style, Hit the first blow he faced in three pitches. Two of his innings were perfect, and he only allowed one hit with one walk.”
Third overall in the Jays system after catcher Gabriel Moreno and 3B/SS Orlves Martinez, Tidman is now the Eastern League’s youngest active player and the second youngest active player at the Double-A level. Tiedemann doesn’t turn twenty until August 18.
Also note that Baseball America ranked him as the second best prospect for Jays after Moreno and #33 overall (Moreno is #1) in the top 100 odds rankings in the middle of the final season.
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Tiedemann ranked 61 on the MLB Top 100 odds list an impressive rise for a kid who was drafted just last year into the third round (91 overall) of Golden West Junior College by the Blue Jays. He signed a contract with Jays on July 21, 2021 for $644.800.
Overall in 2022, he’s now running 70.2 runs, with a 2.04 ERA and 0.86 WHIP, and an impressive 13.75 hits per nine runs for 3.31 walks. After 6 starts with Low-A Dunedin, the Long Beach, California native was promoted to High-A Vancouver on May 14, where he was 2-2 with 2.39 ERA in 8 starts, with 54 Ks for 12 walks in 37.2 innings. He also introduced himself to the national audience as the one to watch last month with a perfect run of the All-Star Futures Game at Dodger Stadium.
The scout report says the 6’4″ left-handed four-seat speedball is in a 95-96 mph (with the upside) and a nice horizontal interval, and it also mixes in a circular change with a solid slider. His MLB Scout scores are as follows:
Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Change: 55 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55
Blue Jays won’t need to be added to the 40-player roster to protect them from the Rule-5 draft until 2025, but they will certainly get a solid look at spring training next February, and will be in line for a potential call-up in 2023 if their development continues on this. grammar. It looks like the Blue Jays found a diamond in the third round last year.