Player Profile: Ricky Tiedemann

Player Profile: Ricky Tiedemann
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Ricky Tiedemann was born in Long Beach, California, on August 18, 2002. He played high school baseball at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, CA. He was the second-ranked LHP and the 19th overall player in California.

Tiedeman played first base, outfield, and pitched. At the plate, he hit .341 with 56 hits, 11 doubles, five triples, one home run, 29 RBI, and 35 runs scored. He made 33 appearances on the mound, going 10-9 with a 2.53 ERA and 150 strikeouts.

Tiedemann was the fifth-ranked LHP in the country and the 79th-ranked player overall in the country.

Where Did Ricky Tiedemann Go to College?

Tiedemann was committed to playing college baseball at San Diego State University but later de-committed and enrolled at Long Beach City College. Long Beach City College canceled their season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he transferred to Golden West College, where he made seven starts, going 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and 60 strikeouts in 38 innings of work.

When Was Ricky Tiedemann Drafted?

Tiedemann entered the 2021 draft as the 125th-ranked prospect and would be selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the third round.

Player Profile: Ricky Tiedemann
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Ricky Tiedemann Blue Jays Tenure

2022

Tiedemann pitched across three levels for Toronto as he played for Single-A Dunedin, High-A Vancouver, and Double-A New Hampshire. He made 18 starts, going 5-4 with a 2.17 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, and 117 strikeouts in 78.2 innings of work. He also pitched in the Future’s Game, going one inning, and he didn’t issue a hit, a walk, or a strikeout.

2023

In 2023, Tiedemann entered the season as the 31st-ranked prospect by Baseball America and the 32nd prospect by MLB.com. He pitched across four levels for the Blue Jays with their rookie ball team, Single-A Dunedin, Double-A New Hampshire, and Triple-A Buffalo. He made 15 starts, going 0-5 with a 3.68 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and 82 strikeouts in 44 innings. In the fall, he pitched for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, making four starts, going 2-1 with a 2.50 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and 23 strikeouts in 18 innings.

Future

ITD ranks Tiedemann as the 22nd overall prospect in all baseball entering 2024 and the Blue Jays number one prospect. He is expected to debut in 2024, which could happen, but he is expected to start the season in Triple-A as he looks to work on a few things before making his big league debut.

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