One call away: Troup alum Ryan Bliss promoted to AAA Reno

Published 5:28 pm Thursday, July 13, 2023

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Ryan Bliss is making moves. After making the All-Star Futures Game for the top minor league talent in the country at the MLB All-Star festivities last weekend, Bliss is getting promoted to the Arizona Diamondback AAA affiliate in Reno, Nevada. 

It is a much deserved reward for Bliss who has twice been named Texas League player of the month twice and is hitting .358 with a .414 on base percentage to go along with 12 home runs 47 RBIs and 30 stolen bases for the Amarillo Sod Poodles. He has made plays in every facet of the game.  Bliss leads the Texas League in runs (67) hits (105), average (.358) and slugging (.594). 

“I started off hot and what I’m most proud of is that I’ve been able to keep it up for two months now,” Bliss told the LDN last month. “After the second month that I got Player of the Month, nobody could call it a fluke. That is when I realized I deserve to be here.”

The plan is for Bliss to debut for the Reno Aces on Friday. Bliss is now just one call away from the Major Leagues.