Andrew Case

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Andrew Case
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 68
Pitcher
Born: (1993-01-06) January 6, 1993 (age 25)
Saint John, New Brunswick
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Andrew Paul William Case (born January 6, 1993) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

College[edit]

Case attended Lethbridge College in Lethbridge, Alberta.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Case signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as an undrafted free agent in October 2013, he drew the attention of the Blue Jays after throwing a no-hitter during "Tournament 12", an annual tournament for the top college players in Canada.[2][3] He was assigned to the Short Season-A Vancouver Canadians for the entire 2014 season, and was a mid-season All-Star for the Canadians,[4] he pitched to a 0–1 win–loss record, 2.45 earned run average (ERA), and 37 strikeouts in 44 innings that year.[1] He split time in 2015 between Vancouver and the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts. Case made 39 total relief appearances in the 2015 season, and posted a 3–4 record, 3.10 ERA, and 44 strikeouts in 52​13 total innings, and was again named a mid-season All-Star for Vancouver.[1] Before the start of the 2016 season, Case was suspended for 50-games for failing to take a drug test,[5][6] he made one appearance for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and was then promoted to Lansing, where he finished the season. In 25​23 total innings, Case posted a 0–2 record, 2.10 ERA, and 22 strikeouts in the 2016 campaign.[1] During the offseason, Case made nine relief appearances for the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League (ABL).[1] Case opened 2017 with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays, and later earned promotions to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, posting a combined 7–1 record with a 2.84 ERA in a career-high 66 innings pitched.[1]

On January 24, 2018, the Blue Jays invited Case to spring training.[7]

International baseball[edit]

Case played for Team Canada at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Andrew Case Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ Brudnicki, Alexis (October 3, 2013). "Blue Jays sign Andrew Case after dominant Tournament 12". baseballamerica.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Vancouver Canadians pitcher Andrew Case made right choice with baseball". metronews.ca. July 9, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Andrew Case Stats, Highlights, Bio". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ Wild, Danny (February 29, 2016). "Adams, Case, Dunatov, Urbina suspended". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Blue Jays minor-leaguer Case suspended 50 games". Sportsnet. February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Blue Jays announce non-roster invitees to major league camp". Sportsnet. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Team Canada roster - 2017 World Baseball Classic". worldbaseballclassic.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 

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