TJ Sikkema

Tyler James Sikkema (born July 25, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the New York Yankees organization. He played college baseball for the Missouri Tigers.

TJ Sikkema
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Born: (1998-07-25) July 25, 1998 (age 21)
Clinton, Iowa
Bats: Left Throws: Left

CareerEdit

Sikkema attended Central DeWitt High School in DeWitt, Iowa. In 2016, his senior season, he went 8-1 with a 1.03 ERA, earning All-State honors.[1] Undrafted in the 2016 MLB draft, he enrolled at the University of Missouri where he played college baseball.

In 2017, Sikkema's freshman year at Missouri, he appeared in 22 games (three starts), pitching to an 8-2 record with a 2.72 ERA and four saves,[2][3] earning a spot on the All-SEC Freshman Team.[4] As a sophomore in 2018, Sikkema pitched in 16 games (making ten starts), going 3-5 with a 3.34 ERA.[5] After the season, he played for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League where he went 1-3 with a 1.72 ERA in 31.1 innings.[6] In 2019, his junior season, he compiled a 7-4 record with a 1.32 ERA in 17 games (13 starts), striking out 101 batters in 88.2 innings.[7] He was named to the All-SEC Second Team.[8]

Sikkema was selected by the New York Yankees in the Competitive Balance Round A, with the 38th overall selection, of the 2019 MLB draft.[9][10] He signed with the Yankees for the slot value of $1,952,300 on June 7,[11] and made his professional debut with the Staten Island Yankees.[12] Over ​10 23 innings, he gave up one run.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coss, Matt. "Q-C pitchers lead INA all-state selections". The Quad-City Times.
  2. ^ Batterson, Steve. "Tigers' Sikkema embraces the battle". The Quad-City Times.
  3. ^ "Missouri's Sikkema named second-team preseason All-American". Columbia Daily Tribune.
  4. ^ Kurelac, Josh (22 May 2017). "Mizzou's T.J. Sikkema makes All-SEC Freshman Team". KRCG.
  5. ^ Raley, Clare. "On the mound: A look at Missouri baseball's pitching staff". Columbia Missourian.
  6. ^ Timessports@capecodonline.com, Cape Cod. "Get ready to watch these Cape League stars soon at your favorite MLB ballpark". capecodtimes.com.
  7. ^ Post-Dispatch, Dave Matter St Louis. "Athletes of the year and more: Mizzou sports superlatives for 2018-19". Union Bulletin.
  8. ^ Martin, Derek. "Mizzou's Sikkema named All-SEC Second-Team". KMAland.com.
  9. ^ Malloy, Quinn. "Missouri baseball's Misner, Sikkema selected 35th, 38th in MLB Draft". Fairfield Sun Times.
  10. ^ Kuty, Brendan (4 June 2019). "MLB Draft 2019: Yankees pick T.J. Sikkema with No. 38 overall pick, thanks to Sonny Gray trade - Scouting report". nj.com.
  11. ^ Rosenstein, Mike (June 7, 2019). "MLB Draft 2019: Yankees sign 7 picks, including Missouri's TJ Sikkema - Who will be the fastest riser". NJ.com. NJ Advance Publications. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  12. ^ https://qctimes.com/sports/baseball/professional/minor/as-pro-career-begins-sikkema-returns-to-his-roots/article_01335459-a6f4-5ba4-8b9e-303dc6266db0.html

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