• Full name Trystan Blake Vrieling
  • Born 10/02/2000 in Lewiston, ID
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Gonzaga
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (100th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2022 (signed for $611,400).
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    Vrieling led Gonzaga in appearances during the 2021 season, when he started just two games, but posted a 3.88 ERA in 48.2 innings as a late-inning reliever. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound righthander transitioned to a full-time starting role this spring and had plenty of scouting buzz early in the season after posting a 2.66 ERA over his first seven starts. Vrieling struggled in the second half with stuff that trended in the wrong direction, and he finished with a 4.91 ERA over 15 starts and 80.2 innings with 107 strikeouts (29.6 K%) and 46 walks (12.7%). Vrieling throws a fastball in the 90-93 mph range and has been up to 95-96 at peak this spring, and will mix in a slider, curveball and changeup. He throws the slider in the low-to-mid 80s with short and tight break and big spin rates in the 2,500-2,800 rpm range. His upper-70s-to-lower-80s curveball is the better swing-and-miss offering, though he throws it for strikes less frequently, with impressive depth and similar raw spin to the slider. Vrieling will also use a mid-80s changeup and while he didn’t throw it frequently this spring, he did show solid feel to land the pitch for strikes. Vrieling threw strikes well in flashes this spring, but his overall track record of control in college is fringy.

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  • Tampa Tarpons placed RHP Trystan Vrieling on the 60-day injured list.
  • Tampa Tarpons placed RHP Trystan Vrieling on the 60-day injured list.
  • RHP Trystan Vrieling and assigned to New York Yankees.

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