Everyone yelled for months that Vlad Jr. needed to get called up and finally happened last week. Now it’s time to yell about somebody else coming up. I think that player is Cavan Biggio.
Biggio enjoyed a breakout season last year with Double-A New Hampshire due largely to an adjusted swing that had him focusing on trying to put the ball in the air. The results were excellent as Biggio slashed a.252/.388/.499 line and hit 26 homers while driving in 99 runs. The breakout season put Biggio, a fifth-round pick back in 2016, on the map as one of the Blue Jays’ top prospects.
There was some skepticism as to whether Biggio was actually legit or not given the fact he had fairly pedestrian numbers in the lower minors in his first two professional seasons. But, small sample sizes be damned, he’s silenced his doubters by kicking the shit out of Triple-A over the first month of play.
Coming into today’s game with Pawtucket, Biggio was slashing a .352/.478/.577 line with four bombs and 12 runs batted in. Perhaps the most impressive part is that he has more walks (18) than he does strikeouts (16).
Those numbers are… very good. And then he went …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation