Ryan John Tellez ... Attended Elk Grove High School (Elk Grove, CA), the same school as former Blue Jays catcher Buck Martinez ... Ranked as the 59th-best player available by Baseball America entering the 2013 draft.
Assigned to Triple-A Buffalo at the end of spring training and spent the entire season there ... Homered twice in his AAA debut on April 8 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ... After that initial game, struggled for much of April, batting .194 in the month...Had his average reach .228 on May 11, only to see it dip to .203 at the start of July and down to .199 at the end of the month ... Batted .331 (32-for-103) for the month of August with eight extra-base hits and 14 RBI while drawing 12 walks (.388 OBP, .776 OPS) ... Finished the season with a line of .222/.295/.333 over 122 games while matching a career high with 29 doubles ... Posted a .989 fielding percentage while playing exclusively at first base.
Hit .335 (86-for-257) in 72 games from June through August of 2016 while with Double-A New Hampshire ... In 75 games batting cleanup in 2016, hit .317 with a .998 OPS with 38 of his 86 hits going for extra bases (20-2B, 18-HR) ... Set several career-highs in 2016, including games (124), hits (130), doubles (29), home runs (23), RBI (81), walks (63), strikeouts (92) and slugging (.530)...Ranked 3rd in the Eastern League with a .917 OPS, T-4th in HR, 6th in RBI, 9th in average (.297) and 10th in doubles ... Received several awards in 2016, including being named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star, a Double-A All-Star by Baseball America, an Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star and an Eastern League Post-Season All-Star.
Recorded his 1st professional multi-home run game on July 3, 2015 vs. the Brevard County Manatees, hitting two in the contest ... Hit a combined .299 (35-for-117) with runners in scoring position during the 2015 campaign ... Was bestowed several honours over the course of the 2015 season, including being named a Midwest League All-Star, three Player of the Week awards (April 27-May 3 and May 11-17 with Class-A Lansing; June 22-28 with Advanced-A Dunedin) and was named to the All-Prospect team and named a Rising Star in the Arizona Fall League ... Was recognized by Baseball America in 2015 as the best hitting prospect in the Midwest League.