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Andrew Case

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Andrew Paul William Case

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Biographical Information[edit]

Andrew Case peaked at AAA and has been on Team Canada.

He has pitched in the US, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays out of junior college, he was 0-1 with two saves and a 2.45 ERA in a team-high 24 outings for the 2014 Vancouver Canadians. He split '15 between Vancouver (1-2, 10 Sv, 2.93 in 27 G) and the Lansing Lugnuts (2-2, Sv, 3.32 in 12 G). He led the Northwest League in appearances by one and led in saves (one more than Kyle Wilcox). He was 4th in the Jays chain in saves. The start to 2016 was delayed when he was suspended 50 games for not taking a drug test. [1] He continued to do well once he returned, going 0-2 with ten saves and a 2.28 ERA in 22 games for Lansing and also pitching once for the GCL Blue Jays. He tied Aaron Cox and Anthony McIver for 7th in the Midwest League in saves and tied Dustin Antolin and Wil Browning for 5th in the Jays system.

He struggled at 1-2, 7.13 for the Canberra Cavalry in the 2016-2017 Australian Baseball League. He rebounded when the summer came around, making 50 appearances between the Dunedin Blue Jays (3-1, 4 Sv, 4.42 in 14 G), New Hampshire Fisher Cats (4-0, 8 Sv, 1.58 in 32 G) and AAA Buffalo Bisons (5 R in 7 2/3 IP). He led the Jays' minor leaguers in games pitched (three ahead of Danny Young), tied for 6th in wins and tied Ty Tice for third in saves. He looked pretty well on track for someone who had been undrafted. He dazzled in the Arizona Fall League, going 2-0 with one unearned run and no earned runs in ten innings for the Peoria Javelinas. Things fell apart in 2018 as he slipped to 1-3, 5.09 with seven saves for New Hampshire; he allowed one run in three innings for Buffalo. He tied Young for 10th in the Jays chain in appearances and tied for 8th in saves.

Pitching for Canada in the 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier, he relieved Jay Johnson in the 8th with a 6-6 tie against Colombia but allowed three hits and two runs in that inning to lose to Dewin Pérez. He also had a rocky outing against Nicaragua. Replacing Jasvir Rakkar in the 8th with a 10-7 lead, he gave up three runs (though only one was earned thanks to two errors) before Dustin Molleken succeeded him. Canada took another loss but did qualify for the 2019 Pan American Games. [2] After allowing four runs in 6 2/3 IP for New Hampshire in 2019, he retired. [3] As with many baseball players, he missed the action and returned to the diamond. In 2021, he was 2-0 with ten saves and a 2.61 ERA for Les Capitales de Québec and 2-0 with four saves and a 1.80 ERA for the Olmecas de Tabasco. He tied Joey Pulido for 8th in the Frontier League in saves. He only pitched briefly in '22, going 1-0 with one run in 4 1/3 IP for the Piratas de Campeche and 1-0 with two shutout innings for Les Capitales.

Sources[edit]

  1. Blue Bird Banter
  2. 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier Stats Report
  3. Jays Journal