With the 91st overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, the Toronto Blue Jays have selected LHP Ricky Tiedemann, who we all saw very recently at the Pre-Draft College Combine.
“Ricky’s got a starter profile,” said Jeremy Booth, CEO and president of the Future Stars Series. “He’s only 18 years old, but it’s going to be a 55 fastball when it’s all said and done, and a 55-60 slider and certainly a six (60) changeup. He’ll be a strikethrower, he’ll get guys to chase out of the zone. The command will probably never be more than average in my opinion, maybe 55, and I don’t want to say never. It’s average-55, but he’s going to get chases, so his control is going to be up. Right now, for me, his ceiling is as a 3 starter, which means he’s probably going to be better than that. Worst case scenario, you’ve got yourself a 4 starter who can transition and eat some innings. The sky is the limit for him development-wise.”