Tiedemann impresses in his High A debut + a look at pitching prospects performances from this week.

While the bats have not picked up, the pitching has been something special.

This is a statement that works for the big league club, but it also applies to the rest of the organization at all levels.
There were some great performances from starting pitching prospects since the start of the minor league week. Let’s look at them.
Nick Fraze:
On the day that Orelvis Martinez went deep for his 11th home run of the season, the 24-year-old righty Nick Fraze had quite an impressive game. Below is his line from Tuesday’s game.
4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
Yes, three earned runs in only four and a third doesn’t seem that impressive, but look at his strikeouts compared to walks. Fraze is rocking a 4.09 ERA and 4.27 FIP, which is already solid. However, in his 33 innings pitched, he has only allowed four total walks. In fact, he has hit more batters with pitches (7).
I wrote an article about him last season, but after putting up mediocre numbers in his short stint in New Hampshire, he has flown under the radar. In 2022, Fraze seems to have adjusted to Double A. It’s possible that the 22nd rounder pitches in Triple A in 2022. 
Sem Robberse:
From one pitcher that has figured out his level to the next, Sem Robberse is showing why he is easily the second best pitching prospect in the organization. Here is his line from Tuesday evening.
6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
I’ve written about his background ad nause …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

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