Ricky Tiedemann

Ricky Tiedemann

21-Year-Old PitcherRP
Toronto Blue Jays
7-Day IL
Injury Forearm
Est. Return 8/3/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
A consensus top-five pitching prospect entering 2023, Tiedemann dazzled in spring training before missing a month with a sore shoulder. He exited his fourth start of the year at Double-A with biceps soreness, which ended up sidelining him for 10 weeks. Tiedemann returned to action in late-July and logged 10 full-season starts, primarily at Double-A, although he averaged less than three innings per outing as the Jays were extremely careful with his workload. The 21-year-old southpaw finished the year with one four-inning start at Triple-A and went to the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost time. He logged a 2.50 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and a 23:8 K:BB in in 18 innings across four AFL starts. Tiedemann's trademark plus changeup and slider were giving AFL hitters fits, and he touched 97 mph with his fastball. He dealt with multiple arm injuries and posted a 12 percent walk rate in 62 innings, so the red flags with Tiedemann are hard to miss. If he can hold up as a starter at Triple-A for a couple months, he could spend the rest of the season in the big-league rotation, but a zero in fantasy is also on the table for 2024. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $644,800 contract with the Blue Jays in July of 2021.
Will receive third opinion
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
Forearm
July 24, 2024
Blue Jays manager John Schneider said Wednesday that Tiedemann (forearm) will receive a third opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Though initial imaging on Tiedemann's left forearm/elbow came back negative, he's since gotten a second opinion from Dr. Keith Meister and will now visit another renowned arm specialist in Dr. ElAttrache. After getting the third opinion, the southpaw and the Blue Jays will likely decide on a treatment plan for his forearm injury. Tiedemann is one of the most talented pitching prospects in baseball but has been plagued by arm issues since entering professional baseball in 2021.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
A southpaw with a prototypical 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame, good athleticism and loud stuff, Tiedemann's ascent from the 91st overall pick in 2021 to one of the best pitching prospects alive was one of the storylines of the minors, especially in the first half of the season. He logged a 2.17 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 117:30 K:BB in 78.2 innings during a three-level climb from Single-A to Double-A, all as a 19-year-old. The walk rate was a tad high at times, but hitters couldn't do much when they made contact (three HR with a .149 batting average against). His mid-90s fastball and low-80s slider project as plus pitches, while his mid-80s changeup is his best pitch and one of the best changeups in the minors. Pitching prospects often prove that development is not linear, but a first-half MLB debut is possible in 2023 if he picks up where he left off last season.
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Heading for second opinion
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
Forearm
July 19, 2024
Tiedemann (forearm) will go for a second opinion after imaging Friday showed no structural damage, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Avoids serious injury
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
Forearm
July 19, 2024
Recent testing showed Tiedemann isn't dealing with any structural damage in his forearm or elbow, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
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Exits Triple-A start early
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
Forearm
July 10, 2024
Tiedemann was removed from his start Wednesday at Triple-A Buffalo due to left forearm tightness, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Dominant in Single-A
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
Elbow
June 27, 2024
Tiedemann (elbow) struck out five over 2.1 scoreless, no-hit innings in a rehab start for Single-A Dunedin on Wednesday.
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Languishes in first rehab start
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
Elbow
June 17, 2024
Tiedemann (elbow) retired one batter via strikeout and gave up three earned runs on two hits and two walks in his rehab start Friday in the rookie-level Florida Complex League.
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Second-half promotion possible
PToronto Blue Jays  AAA
February 9, 2023
Tiedemann could be an option for the Blue Jays' rotation after the All-Star break, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Tiedemann experienced a meteoric rise up prospect lists as a result of a dominant 2022 season which saw him hold a 2.17 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 117:29 K:BB over 78.2 innings across three levels. He won't turn 21 until August and "needs to be tested" at Triple-A first, per McGrath, but the talented left-hander might push to debut during the second half. He'll be in major-league camp this spring as a non-roster invitee.
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