Timothy Ryan Sturdy
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.
- High School La Cueva High School
Tim Sturdy pitched as high as AAA.
Sturdy was taken by the Minnesota Twins in the 23rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. He was 1-1 with a 0.75 ERA and .75 WHIP in 24 innings for the 1997 GCL Twins. His win was a 7-inning no-hitter against the GCL Rangers. With the '98 Elizabethton Twins, he posted a 5-1, 4.00 record. He tied for 10th in the Appalachian League in wins and tied for 5th with six hit batsmen. He split 1999 between Elizabethton (6-1, 3.31 in 12 G) and the Quad Cities River Bandits (2-7, 6.27). He tied for 7th in the Twins chain in wins, tied Shane Bowers for 10th in strikeouts (103), tied for 7th in hits allowed (156) and tied for 5th with 11 hit batsmen.
In 2000, Tim was sharper for Quad Cities (9-7, 2.96) and pitched one game for the New Britain Rock Cats (0-1, 5.14). He threw his second 7-inning no-hitter, this one against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He was 4th in the Twins chain in wins, 6th in wild pitches (11), 6th in hit batsmen (9) and second to Brad Thomas in ERA among pitchers with 120+ IP. He was 9th in the Midwest League in ERA, between Jake Peavy and Gary Majewski. He split 2001 between the Fort Myers Miracle (8-10, 3.82) and Edmonton Trappers (0-1, 15 H, 14 R in 7 IP). His strikeout rate had fallen; he had more walks (59) than whiffs (57). He tied for 6th in the Florida State League in defeats. Among Minnesota minor leaguers, he tied Matt Kinney for third in losses, behind Brent Schoening and Jason Simontacchi. He tied Kinney for 4th in wild pitches (11) and tied for second with 11 hit batsmen, 3 behind Marcus Moseley. Sturdy was 1-0 with a 6.37 ERA and 1.71 ERA in 35 relief outings for New Britain in 2002 to end his career.
In six seasons as a pro, Sturdy had a 32-29, 4.13 record in 135 games (82 starts), including two no-hitters. He allowed 561 hits and 194 walks in 558 1/3 IP while striking out 319.