American first baseman Ryan John “Rowdy” plays for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He had previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays in the MLB.
Tellez was named to both the Baseball America and Rawlings High School All-American First Teams in 2013. In the 30th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, the Blue Jays selected him.
Tellez was an All-Star in the Midwest League, an All-Prospect Team member in the Arizona Fall League (AFL), and an AFL Rising Star in 2015.
He received honors for being an Eastern League, MiLB.com Toronto Blue Jays Organization, and Baseball America Double-A All-Star the following year.
Being the only player since 1913 to hit seven doubles in his first seven big-league games, he made his major league debut in 2018.
Elk Grove High School was attended by Tellez. There, he was named to the 2013 Rawlings First Team All-American, 2013 Baseball America High School All-American, and 2013 Rawlings/Perfect Game All-Region First Team – California teams.
In the 30th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, the Blue Jays selected him.
Baseball America had placed Tellez as the 59th-best player available going into the draft, but due to his acceptance of a scholarship to attend the University of Southern California, he was overlooked for a number of rounds.
He signed with the Blue Jays for an $850,000 signing bonus, which at the time was the highest signing bonus ever given to a player selected after the 10th round in the two years following the implementation of the new draft system.
Where Did Rowdy Tellez Get His Nickname?
Before he was born, his father stated about him: “We didn’t know the sex and we didn’t want to know. We avoided calling him ‘Baby’ or ‘It.'” But because he was constantly active and moving around while still inside the womb, we decided to call him “Baby Rowdy,” and the name stuck.