Ricky Tiedemann is reportedly getting called up to Double-A

The meteoric rise of Rickey Tiedemann continues.

According to Scott Mitchell, the Blue Jays’ third-round pick from the 2021 MLB Draft will make the jump to Double-A and will join the New Hampshire Fisher Cats…

After his Futures Game appearance Saturday, Ricky Tiedemann is done with High-A.His next start will be at Double-A New Hampshire, per source.From 91st overall a year ago to AA as a 19-year-old. Quite the story.#BlueJays
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) July 18, 2022

Tiedemann started off the season with Low-A Dunedin and absolutely dominated. He made six starts and allowed just six earned runs over 30 innings while striking out 14.7 batters per nine innings. That showing got him a quick call-up to High-A Vancouver, where he’s continued to put up results.
Through eight starts with the Canadians, Tiedemann has a 2.39 ERA and is striking out 12.9 batters per nine while walking 2.9 batters per nine. His last two outings have been a bit of a struggle, as he allowed seven earned runs over his last nine-and-two-thirds innings pitched in Vancouver.
Tiedemann’s last outing came on Saturday in the MLB Futures Game, in which he tossed a three up, three down inning on nine pitches.
Tiedemann turns 20 years old in August and is rocketing up the system fast enough that it really isn’t out of the question that he could join the Blue Jays as a bullpen weapon come September.
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Prospect Profile: Alejandro Melean

With Ricky Tiedemann, Sem Robberse and Chad Dallas on the Vancouver Canadians, you may have never heard of Alejandro Melean.

It’s understandable, really. Prior to this season, the 21-year-old righty never put up spectacular results, but he’s been absolutely killing it with the Canadians this season. Let’s start with the previous years.
Background:
The Blue Jays signed Alejandro Melean out of Venezuela during the 2017-2018 International Free Agent period for $775,000, according to MLB’s official site. 
This period saw the Jays sign former top 5 Jays prospect, Eric Pardinho for $1.4 million. The team also signed current number six prospect Leonardo Jimenez ($825,000) and their twelfth ranked prospect, Miguel Hiraldo ($750,000).
While this wasn’t quite as good as the previous season (Alejandro Kirk Gabriel Moreno, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Otto Lopez), the Jays had a solid period in terms of adding a lot of solid prospects.
It wasn’t a great start:
In his first professional season with the state-side rookie league team, Melean posted a 4.68 ERA and 5.86 FIP in 32.2 innings pitched. There were worrisome signs, as his BB/9 sat at 6.06 while his K/9 was a solid 8.54.
Melean pitched with the Rookie Advanced Bluefield Blue Jays and once again struggled. In 21 innings pitched, he had a 5.57 ERA and a 5.06 FIP. While his K/9 increased to 10.71, his BB/9 had a slight increase to 6.43, meaning he was struggling to keep runners off the bases.
Melean pitched at two different levels in 2021 and showed improvements. He started the season with Low A Dunedin, posting a …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation