The latest C’s Chat is with 2011 Vancouver Canadians second baseman and now Miami Marlin Jon Berti, called up from Triple-A New Orleans Saturday.
Two members of the 2018 Vancouver Canadians have earned a spot among the Toronto Blue Jays Top 30 Prospects for 2019 according to Baseball America. In its latest edition of the Prospects Handbook, BA rated C’s outfielder Griffin Conine 15th overall and placed righthander Sean Wymer 27th.
The Vancouver Canadians recently held its 9th Annual Hot Stove Luncheon in support of the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation. The special guests were former Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston, current general manager Ross Atkins and president emeritus Paul Beeston.
The Vancouver Canadians will have a former Montreal Expo leading the way in 2019. The parent club Toronto Blue Jays announced Thursday that Casey Candaele will be the manager for Monty’s Mounties in 2019.
Climbing the hill in this edition of C’s Chat is Vancouver Canadians pitcher Donnie Sellers. Born Rodney Donnell Sellers in High Point, North Carolina, the 6-foot-1 right-hander was an 11th round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2017 MLB draft out of Wake Forest.
Canada’s professional baseball teams will be together for four more years. C’s co-owner Jake Kerr announced at the team’s annual luncheon Friday that the Blue Jays will remain affiliated with Vancouver until the end of the 2022 season.