A clearer picture of who will not be in a Vancouver Canadians uniform in 2019 has emerged. The Lansing Lugnuts—the team just above the C’s in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league food chain—revealed its roster for the upcoming season.
2017 Vancouver Canadians and 2018 Lansing Lugnuts pitcher Matt Shannon is the man of the moment in this episode of C’s Chat.
A couple of 2014 Vancouver Canadians were back together again briefly. 2013-2014 C’s left-hander Jairo Labourt and shortstop Franklin Barreto were reunited when the Oakland Athletics claimed Labourt earlier this spring but Labourt returned to the Detroit Tigers on a minor league deal.
Three members of the 2017 Vancouver Canadians and 15 others with C’s ties have made MLB.com’s Top 30 Toronto Blue Jays prospect list.
Four members of the Lansing Lugnuts are going to the Midwest League All-Star Game, two of them from the 2016 Vancouver Canadians.
The Lansing Lugnuts hitting has outpaced their pitching so far in 2017 but a couple of 2016 Vancouver Canadians gave their starting rotation a nice boost over the weekend.