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Tiedemann comes up aces in Triple-A debut

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect strikes out six in four strong innings
September 22, 2023

Nearing the end of a season that has featured a frustrating recurrence of injuries, Ricky Tiedemann made his long-awaited Triple-A debut on Friday night, and it didn’t disappoint. The Blue Jays’ No. 1 prospect and MLB’s No. 31 overall prospect pitched four innings, affording just one unearned run while striking

The Road to The Show™: Blue Jays’ Martinez

No. 88 prospect quietly ranks among Minors’ premier power bats
September 19, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at Blue Jays’ second-ranked prospect Orelvis Martinez. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The Blue Jays’ tremendous eye for talent on

Canadians stake claim to fifth NWL crown

High-A Blue Jays prospects log timely hits, strong pitching in Finals
September 17, 2023

After coming tantalizingly close to winning a title last season, the Vancouver Canadians were able to reclaim the Northwest League crown on Saturday night in manager Brent Lavallee's second season at the helm. The Blue Jays' High-A affiliate won in convincing fashion, mounting an early lead on the Everett AquaSox

Tiedemann rebounds with career-high 11 K's

Top Blue Jays prospect records all of his outs via the strikeout
August 30, 2023

Ricky Tiedemann put up video game numbers at Double-A Tuesday night. Every out the top Blue Jays prospect recorded came via the strikeout. Over 3 2/3 innings, Tiedemann compiled a career-high 11 strikeouts en route to New Hampshire's 6-3 win over Reading at FirstEnergy Stadium. It marked the second time

Tiedemann dominates in rehab return to Dunedin

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect sharp with six K's at Single-A
July 29, 2023

When he’s healthy, there aren’t many more dominant pitching prospects than Ricky Tiedemann, who made four starts at Double-A New Hampshire earlier this season before missing two months with a biceps issue. The good news for the Blue Jays and their No. 1 prospect per MLB Pipeline? If Tiedemann’s rehab

Ryu leads Bisons to 4-2 win over Syracuse on Friday

Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out five in six innings for the Herd
July 21, 2023

SYRACUSE, NY- Hyun-Jin Ryu dazzled over six innings of work, while Spencer Horwitz continued his strong week at the plate, as the Buffalo Bisons defeated the Syracuse Mets 4-2 Friday night at NBT Bank Stadium. The Herd got things rolling early in the top of the first inning, as Otto

It was 'Bring Your Dad to Work Day' in Vancouver

Canadians broadcaster Zickel makes booth room for Father's Day
June 18, 2023

You’ve heard of "Bring Your Child to Work Day," but how about the reverse? In honor of Father's Day on Sunday, High-A Vancouver’s broadcaster Tyler Zickel did just that. In the High-A Blue Jays affiliate's matchup against the Hillsboro Hops, Zickel’s father, Mark, joined the broadcast -- a tradition the

Here's the best of the Blue Jays' Minor League ballparks 

Prospects fly North, go international en route to Toronto
May 22, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Barriera comes up aces in professional debut

No. 2 Blue Jays prospect strikes out six over four hitless innings
May 4, 2023

As college freshman across the country begin cramming for final exams, Brandon Barriera was busy acing a test of a different sort on Wednesday night. Toronto's No. 2 prospect twirled four hitless frames and struck out six in his professional debut for Single-A Dunedin, which held on to defeat Fort

Hillsboro, Vancouver woman coaches make history

Gajownik, Stephenson take field opposite each other for 1st time
May 3, 2023

On paper, it was the start of a typical six-game series between the Hillsboro Hops and the Vancouver Canadians. On the field, it was anything but typical -- at least for now. For the first time at the High-A level, two women coaches faced off against each other when Ronnie

Fisher Cats' Tiedemann dominates in 2023 debut

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect records nine outs on nine K's
April 13, 2023

It's only a rumor that Ricky Tiedemann told his Double-A New Hampshire teammates gloves were optional. No matter, they didn't need them. MLB's No. 29 prospect recorded all nine outs via the strikeout in his season debut on Thursday night against Portland at Delta Dental. He looked every bit as

Prospect Primer: American League East

Stars align for Rodriguez-Mead; future tense for Yanks/Sox rivalry
March 28, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

McGriff’s perseverance illustrated in Minors

Slugger fought to fit in before starting Hall of Fame career
March 9, 2023

Fred McGriff was a model of consistency through 19 seasons in the Majors, but his Minor League tenure could not be described the same way. McGriff spent six seasons in the Yankees and Blue Jays’ farm systems, enduring injuries, platoon competitions, struggles at the plate and a trade before reaching

Toronto's Nunez breaks out in Minors, DWL

Jays infield prospect earns FSL batting title, LIDOM ROY honors
January 5, 2023

You won't find Rainer Nunez on any top prospect lists. But if 2022 is an indication of things to come, that will change -- quickly.

Tiedemann, Barger soaring toward Toronto

Balance and depth highlights crop of Blue Jays All-Stars list
December 22, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Road to The Show™: Blue Jays’ Tiedemann

No. 33 overall prospect dominates three levels in first pro action
November 22, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Blue Jays prospect Ricky Tiedemann. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There are few players in the Minors who

Moreno's double for Bisons sticks the landing

Top Blue Jays prospect punctures the outfield wall with liner
August 18, 2022

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect Gabriel Moreno has climbed the Minor League ladder -- and earned a Major League callup earlier this year -- on the strength of, well, just that -- his power. But the feat he pulled off on Wednesday for Triple-A Buffalo likely can't be contained by the

Dunedin quartet team up for no-hitter

Churchill slams the door on the game, first week in pro ball
August 14, 2022

Ian Churchill concluded his first week in professional baseball with an achievement most players never get to claim. Churchill, Toronto's 10th-round pick in last month’s Draft, tossed a perfect ninth inning on Sunday to secure a combined no-hitter for Single-A Dunedin, who beat the Tampa, 5-0.

On July 4th, Bisons honor 100-year-old veteran

After missing tryout 80 years ago, Kinyon becomes part of team
July 4, 2022

For 100-year-old Roy Kinyon, it was a night 80 years in the making. In 1942, the high school baseball star was set to try out for the Buffalo Bisons, but he turned them down to join the U.S. Navy and fight in World War II. On Monday, the Blue Jays’

Prospect Q&A: Blue Jays lefty Tiedemann

No. 98 prospect on shaping his slider, earning promotion to High-A
June 9, 2022

Throughout the first two months of the season, Ricky Tiedemann has been on a stretch that seems impossible to maintain. The fourth-ranked Blue Jays prospect sports a 1.44 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 44 2/3 frames over nine starts this season, with his two most recent outings coming after a

Breakout candidate: Blue Jays’ Kloffenstein

Toronto’s No. 7 prospect has arsenal to improve on rocky ‘21 season
January 18, 2022's Breakout Candidate series spotlights players who could garner some serious attention in 2022. Here's a look at Blue Jays No. 7 prospect Adam Kloffenstein. The 2021 season was one that Adam Kloffenstein would surely like to put behind him. Kloffenstein sputtered to a 7-7 record, 6.22 ERA and .243

Toronto talents took off during flights north

Martinez, Taylor among Blue Jays' top MiLB performers in '21
January 5, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Prospect season in review: Blue Jays’ Groshans

No. 55 prospect tested at hot corner, flourished when healthy
October 26, 2021's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at third-ranked Blue Jays prospect Jordan Groshans. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Jordan Groshans is too talented to let his time on the injured list

Blue Jays' Palmer deals no-hitter -- again

Righty follows up Aug. 19 feat with another one for Dunedin
September 15, 2021

Trent Palmer had the kind of night pitchers dream of on Aug. 19 for Low-A Dunedin. Less than a month later, he had another one. The right-handed Toronto prospect tossed his second seven-inning no-hitter in four weeks, striking out nine while walking just two as Dunedin silenced visiting Clearwater, 3-0.

Bisons blast Red Wings, 20-3, to move one step away from division title

Kevin Smith has five hits, Cavan Biggio drives in five runs and scores four times
September 15, 2021

With the 2021 season nearing a close, the Bisons still had time to post their most dominate performance of the year. Nearing their first division title since 2005, the Herd took an emphatic step towards a Northeast Division championship with a 20-3 thumping of the Rochester Red Wings on Wednesday