Andrew Case, who began the baseball season as the only Atlantic Canadian in professional baseball retired a couple of weeks ago. He played three games this season with the Blue Jays’ AA team, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Case signed with the Blue Jays days after staring in the first Tournament 12 (Canadian amateur baseball tournament played at the Roger’s Centre). He spent his six professional seasons with the following teams:
- 2014: Vancouver Canadians, Northwest League
- 2015: Vancouver & Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League
- 2016: Lansing; Blue Jays, Gulf Coast League & Canberra Cavalry, Australian League
- 2017: Buffalo Bisons, International League; New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Eastern League; Duendin Blue Jays, Florida State League & Peoria Javelinas, Arizona Fall League
- 2018: Buffalo & New Hampshire
- 2019: New Hampshire
By advancing as far as AAA Buffalo, Case became the first player from Atlantic Canada to make it that far in professional baseball since 2004. The last Atlantic Canada to make it to AAA was Dave Detienne who played for the Norfolk Tides (Mets) that season. He also appeared in some Major League games during Spring Training, but never played a regular season game with the Blue Jays. Case, has also played with Team Canada in various international competitions including last winter in a Pam Am Games qualifier that was played in Brazil. It is unknown if he plans on playing in this years Pan Ams in Peru.
I miss Andrew the best of luck in his future endeavors.