A Blog of Toronto Blue Jays Prospects Interviews, Evaluations and News

Polls

Which full-season affiliate are you going to be following the most this season?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

RHP Ty Tice Moving Up Quickly

Tice has been reliable at every level he's pitched at in his career

RHP Ty Tice Moving Up Quickly

May 29, 2019

DkFd2iNUUAE-w5t

 

Right-handed pitcher Ty Tice is continuing to put up impressive numbers on the mound for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Tice, who is supporting a WHIP of 0.97, an opponent batting average of .152, and a K/9 ratio of 8.7; has been a great start to his double-A service time.

Prior to 2019, Tice appeared in games for Bluefield, Lansing, and Dunedin where he excelled out of the bullpen. In fact, Tice currently has a career WHIP of 1.11, with opposing hitters only batting .194 against him in 105 1/3 innings pitched.

And with time at four levels in his career, Tice has noticed a new challenge facing double-A batters.

“The hitters are better and more disciplined at the plate,” said Tice. “Obviously, that presents a new challenge, but I like it.”

Of course he likes the challenge, as Tice just enjoys playing the game.

“I just like to play the game and compete, so anytime I get to be out there is fun for me,” stated Tice. “No matter the situation it’s me against the hitter. I just want to win that battle every time.”

And winning that battle is possible, thanks to his four pitch mix – especially his ability to locate his fastball early, so he can work in his off-speed pitches, too.

“I like to locate my fastball early in the count,” explained Tice. “After that I can work in my off-speed pitches to whatever location that might be.”

His approach to pitching should take him far – hopefully to the big leagues one day. And with a big league focus, Tice got to join the major leaguers during spring training, where he was able to take away valuable information.

“I just tried to listen and take in how everybody went about their business,” said Tice. “I did my best to focus on what it’s like as a big leaguer.”

Be sure to follow Ty Tice’s progress this season, as he continues to work towards the major league bullpen.