Here is a look back at what has happened involving past and present Vancouver Canadians since the end of Game 3 of the Northwest League finals on September 16.
September 16 – 2021 Vancouver Canadians pitcher Hagen Danner and infielder Tanner Morris along with 2021-22 C’s infielder Addison Barger, 2022 catcher/outfielder Zach Britton and 2022 pitcher Hunter Gregory are assigned to the Arizona Fall League by the Toronto Blue Jays. 2017 C’s second baseman Samad Taylor is also sent to the AFL by the Kansas City Royals.
September 18 – 2022 C’s righthander Yosver Zulueta is promoted from Double-A New Hampshire to Triple-A Buffalo after making stops at Low-A Dunedin and High-A Vancouver.
September 20 – 2021-22 C’s infielder Addison Barger is promoted from Double-A New Hampshire to Triple-A Buffalo after beginning the year in Vancouver.
September 21 – Baseball America names 2022 C’s lefthander Ricky Tiedemann its 2022 Blue Jays Minor League Player of the Year.
September 23 – 2018 C’s infielder Otto Lopez is named the Jimmy Griffin Hometown Hero award as the top player for the Buffalo Bisons and 2017 C’s outfielder Chavez Young wins the Frank J. “Fremo” Vallone Community Service award for his good works in Buffalo.
September 26 – 2019 C’s righthander Alek Manoah receives sportsmanship award from Dove Men+Care for defending catcher Alejandro Kirk after Montreal radio host Matthew Ross criticized Kirk’s weight on Twitter.
September 27 – 2012 C’s second baseman Christian Lopes joins Brazil and 2015 C’s outfielder Rodrigo Orozco plays for Panama at the World Baseball Classic qualifiers in Panama.
September 29 -Skippered by 2011, 2014 and 2015 Canadians manager John Schneider and assisted by bench coach and 2019 C’s skipper Casey Candaele, the Toronto Blue Jays clinch a 2022 wild card berth after Baltimore loses to Boston. Seven players with a Vancouver Canadians connection appeared for the Jays.
October 1– 2021-22 C’s infielder Addison Barger is named to Baseball America’s High-A Classification All-Star Team as the designated hitter.
October 1 – 2018 C’s infielder Otto Lopez singles against 2018 C’s righthander Josh WInckowski for his first major league hit on his 24th birthday as the Toronto Blue Jays blank the Boston Red Sox 9-0.
October 2– 2021-2022 C’s righthander Troy Watson is assigned to the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League.
October 3 – 2019 C’s hurler Alek Manoah receives the American League Pitcher of the Month award for September.
October 4 – 2011 C’s second baseman Jon Berti steals his major league-best 41st base against the Atlanta Braves, besting Baltimore’s Jorge Mateo by six. Berti was caught only five times in 102 games, the fewest amount of games ever by a Major League stolen-base champion.
October 6 – 2014 Canadians outfielder Jonathan Davis elects free agency after spending 2022 with the Milwaukee Brewers after hitting .224 and stealing seven bases in 37 games.
October 17 – Brennan Delaney of BlueJaysNation.com reports a number of former C’s will play in the Dominican Winter League. Among them are 2017 C’s pitcher Nate Pearson and 2022 catcher Jommer Hernandez joining Licey, 2021 infielder Rafael Lantigua going to Gigantes, 2019 and 2021 infielders Luis De Los Santos and 2021-2022 righty Jol Concepcion heading to Escogido, 2022 infielder Rainer Nuñez and Spencer Horwitz reporting to Estrellas and 2022 lefty and 2017-2019 and 2022 righty Juan Nuñez hooking up with Aguilas.
October 19 – 2011-2012 Canadians infielder Balbino Fuenmayor joins Caribes de Anzoátegui of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League after hitting .307 with 11 home runs and 45 RBI with Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos of the Mexican League.
October 21 – 2011, 2014 and 2015 C’s manager John Schneider receives a three-year contract with a team option to continue managing the Toronto Blue Jays.
October 25 – The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame names Vancouver Canadians co-owners Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney as the winners of the W.A.C. Bennett Award for “saving and elevating professional baseball in Vancouver.”
October 25 – 2022 C’s catcher/outfielder Zach Britton is named the Arizona Fall League’s Hitter of the Week for Week 3 after slashing .692/.733/1.154 with two doubles, a triple and six runs batted in.
October 31 – The Vancouver Canadians release its 2023 schedule with the season and home opener set for Friday, April 7 against Spokane.
November 1 – Baseball America ranks six players with Canadians ties among its top 10 prospects in the Blue Jays minor league system.
- 2. Ricky Tiedemann, LHP (2022)
- 3. Yosver Zulueta, RHP (2022)
- 5. Addison Barger, INF (2021-22)
- 6. Orelvis Martinez, INF (2021)
- 9. Hayden Juenger, RHP (2021)
- 10. Nate Pearson, RHP (2017)
November 1 – Baseball America rates 2022 C’s outfielder Gabby Martinez as the best hitter for average and 2021 C’s infielder Orelvis Martinez as the top power hitter in the Blue Jays minor league system. Other Best Tool recipients included 10 more players with Canadians ties.
- Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Spencer Horwitz (2019, 2021)
- Fastest Baserunner: Steward Berroa (2022)
- Best Athlete: Dasan Brown (2022)
- Best Fastball: Ricky Tiedemann (2022)
- Best Curveball: Lazaro Estrada (2021)
- Best Slider: Dahian Santos (2022)
- Best Changeup: Adrian Hernandez (2021)
- Best Control: Sem Robberse (2021-22)
- Best Infield Arm: Addison Barger (2021-22)
- Best Defensive Outfielder: Steward Berroa (2022)
- Best Outfield Arm: Sebastian Espino (2021)
November 3 – 2017 Canadians lefthander Jake Fishman elects free agency after making his major league debut with the Miami Marlins, recording a 4.09 ERA over 11 innings.
November 3 – 2011 C’s righthander Noah Syndergaard gets the start for Philadelphia in Game 5 of the World Series against Houston.
November 4 – 2022 Canadians catcher/outfielder Zach Britton is named to the Arizona Fall League Fall-Stars squad.
November 6 – 2012 C’s lefty Daniel Norris elects free agency after splitting the season with the Chicago Cubs and Detroit, winning both decisions and posting a 3.45 ERA with the Tigers.
November 7 – 2019 C’s hurler Alek Manoah is named a finalist for the American League Cy Young Award.
November 9 – 2015 Canadians lefthander Tayler Saucedo is claimed on waivers by the New York Mets after pitching just 2-2/3 innings for Toronto in 2022.
November 9 – 2014-2015 C’s southpaw Ryan Borucki elects free agency.after going 2-0 with a 4.26 ERA with Seattle after being acquired from Toronto for infielder Tyler Keenan, who reported to Vancouver.
November 10 – 2017 Canadians second baseman Samad Taylor is named to the 40-man roster of the Kansas City Royals.
November 10 – 2016 C’s infielder Nash Knight elects free agency after spending 2022 in the Texas minor league system.
November 10 – 2017 C’s infielder Kevin Vicuña elects free agency after playing Double-A ball in the Philadelphia organization.
November 10 – 2021 Canadians catcher Ryan Gold elects free agency after spending six seasons in the Toronto system, including 2022 in Double-A New Hampshire.
November 10 – 2011 C’s infielder Andy Burns elects free agency after playing in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.
November 10 – 2016 and 2021 Canadians righty Justin Maese elects free agency after pitching Double-A ball in the Atlanta system.
November 10 – 2011 Canadians righthander Aaron Sanchez elects free agency after pitching for Washington and Minnesota, compiling a 4.71 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 28-2/3 innings for the Twins.
November 10 – 2011 C’s outfielder Kevin Pillar elects free agency after playing four games with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
November 10 – 2016 C’s righthander Patrick Murphy elects free agency after pitching 5-2/3 innings with Washington.
November 14 – Brennan Delaney of BlueJaysNation.com reports that 2022 C’s outfielder Steward Berroa returns to action with Escogido of the Dominican Winter League after a broken wrist ended his season in Vancouver.
November 15 – Scott Mitchell of TSN reports 2022 C’s righty Trent Palmer and 2018 hurler Joey Murray underwent Tommy John surgery in August.
November 16 – 2019 Canadians righty Alek Manoah finishes third in balloting for the AL Cy Young Award.
November 22 – 2014 C’s righthander Sean Reid-Foley elects free agency after tossing 10 innings for the New York Mets.
November 22 – 2018 C’s infielder Vinny Capra elects free agency after making his major league debut with Toronto, slashing .200/.429/.200 in eight games.
November 27 – Brennan Delaney of BlueJaysNation.com reports 2022 utility man Glenn Santiago has joined Mayaguez of the Puerto Rican Winter League.
December 1 – The Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers Association names 2019 C’s hurler Alek Manoah the Blue Jays Pitcher of the Year.
December 2 – The Arizona Diamondbacks sign 2014 C’s righthander Miguel Castro to a one-year, $3.5 million contract after going 5-0 with a 4.03 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 29 innings with the New York Yankees.
December 3 – 2022 C’s southpaw Naswell Paulino joins the RA12 squad in the Puerto Rican Winter League according to Brennan Delaney of BlueJaysNation.com.
December 4 – Brennan Delaney of BlueJaysNation.com also reports 2022 Canadians utilityman Glenn Santiago joins Mayaguez of the Puerto Rican Winter League
December 5 – 2014 Canadians shortstop Franklin Barreto signs a minor league free-agent deal with Washington after playing in the Houston system.
December 5 – 2019 Canadians righthander Alek Manoah is named to the 2022 All-MLB First Team.
December 5 – 2014 C’s righty Sean Reid-Foley signs a minor league free agent deal with the New York Mets.
December 6 – Minor League Baseball names the Canadians Jesse Mendoza as the Northwest League’s Home Clubhouse Manager of the Year.
December 7 – The Pittsburgh Pirates claim 2016 C’s outfielder Josh Palacios and the Seattle Mariners select 2017 C’s shortstop Logan Warmoth in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
December 9 – 2016 C’s righthander T.J. Zeuch signs a minor league free-agent deal with the Colorado Rockies after pitching for the Cincinnati Reds in 2022.
December 10 – 2016 Canadians righthander Patrick Murphy signs a minor-league free agent deal with the Minnesota Twins after pitching for Washington in 2022.
December 14 – Baseball Prospectus rates 2022 C’s pitchers Ricky Tiedemann and Yosver Zulueta as the top two prospects in the Blue Jays minor league system.
- 4. Dahian Santos, RHP (2022)
- 5. Orelvis Martinez, INF (2021)
- 7. Addison Barger, INF (2021-22)
- 9. Sem Robberse, RHP (2021-22)
- 11. Otto Lopez, UTIL (2018)
- 13. Gabby Martinez, OF (2022)
- 14. Hayden Juenger, RHP (2021)
- 15. Alejandro Melean, RHP (2021-22)
- 16. Leo Jiménez, SS (2022)
- 17. Chad Dallas, RHP (2022)
- 18. Davis Schneider, UTIL (2019, 2021-22)
- 19. Adrian Hernandez, RHP (2021)
- 20. Miguel Hiraldo, 2B (2022)
December 14 – 2011 C’s righthander Noah Syndergaard signs a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $13.5 million.
December 17 – 2018 Canadians second baseman Nick Podkul signs a minor league free agent deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.
December 20 – 2017 Canadians lefty Jake Fishman signs a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics with an invite to spring training.
December 22 – MiLB.com names 2022 C’s lefthander Ricky Tiedemann, infielders Addison Barger (SS), Rainer Nuñez (1B), Davis Schneider (2B), Damiano Palmegiani (3B) and outfielder Dasan Brown to its Blue Jays Organization All-Star team.
December 22 – 2017 Canadians lefthander Zach Logue is designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.
December 23 – Logue is claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers.
December 26 – 2022 C’s first baseman Rainer Nuñez is named the Dominican Winter League Rookie of the Year.
December 31 – 2017 C’s lefty Zach Logue designated for assignment by the Detroit Tigers.