Originally signed for the 2020 season, Saint John, New Brunswick native Andrew Case has officially committed for the 2021 season with the Capitales. With six seasons of experience in the affiliate ranks, the Canadian reliever will start next season as the mainstay of the bullpen. From 2014 to 2019, Case was part of the Toronto Blue Jays organization, reaching AA and AAA levels.
In his career, Case was 131 times the pitcher finishing the game for his team. Of these, 43 are saves, 15 of which are at the AA level. He should therefore get the favor of Patrick Scalabrini in order to close the books in hotly contested matches.
“He has experience of these situations. Andrew posted strong numbers as a closer in the Double-A Eastern League,” said Scalabrini. “We’re very excited to be able to count on him in our bullpen.
At the same time, the manager of the Capitales is making a great signing. Indeed, despite an impressive track record, Andrew Case will not be considered one of Quebec’s three Veteran classification players in 2021. In addition to his 200-game experience in the minor leagues, Case has also pitched a few times with the Canadian National Team. Several former teammates on the National Team pitched him for the attractions of Quebec City and the organization.
Case will not be in his first professional season on Canadian soil. In 2014 and 2015, he played primarily in Vancouver for the A- subsidiary of the Toronto Blue Jays. More recently, he pitched an inning when the Toronto Blue Jays came to Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in 2018 (in a Jays victory thanks to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s famous home run).