By Amanda Fewer
Canadian Baseball Network
DUNEDIN, Fla. _ To give you an idea of what is going on in Blue Jays camp.
From my Day 1 of spring training 2018 at the Bobby Mattick facility:
RHP Marcus Stroman, 26, worked over 200 innings in back-to-back seasons going 13-9 in 33 starts. He walked 62 and struck out 164 in 201 innings.
Jason Leblebijian, left, and Curtis Granderson are off to another work day. Last year INF Leblebijian, 26, was at triple-A Buffalo for 120 games. He had 22 doubles, four triples, 11 homers, 60 RBIs and a .729 OPS. Granderson, 36, split time between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had 24 doubles, three triples, 26 homers while hitting .212 with a .776 OPS.
LHP Aaron Loup, 30, worked in 70 games for the games last season. He was 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA. He walked 29 and fanned 64 in 57 2/3 innings for manager John Gibboons.
C Danny Jansen, 22, also moved up the ladder from Dunedin to New Hampshhire to Buffalo. A catching prospect with a future, Jansen batted .323 with 25 doubles, two triples, 10 homers, 48 RBIs and an .884 OPS.
At the first Tournament 12, Andrew Case (Saint John, NB) came east to the Rogers Centre from the Prairie Baseball Institute to pitch for the Prairies. He did not allow a hit on the Rogers Centre mound. Now, Case, 25, is a step away from the majors. He spent time at class-A Dunedin, double-A New Hampshire and Buffalo. Combined Case was 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 29 games. He walked 29 and struck out 64 in 57 2/3 innings.