The New Hampshire Fisher Cats continue to showcase the Toronto Blue Jays prospects coming through the pipeline including Cavan Biggio.
The Toronto Blue Jays have made it a point to restock the prospect cabinet and in just a couple of years, there have been signs of progress being made especially in double-A.
Everybody is aware of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette who are among the top 10 prospects in baseball with Vlad Jr. at the top of almost every list. The no. 19 prospect on MLB pipeline’s top 30 prospect list is Cavan Biggio and like Vlad Jr. and Bichette he has strong bloodlines in the game and is starting to make a name for himself.
The 23-year-old is benefitting from being a part of a stacked lineup with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats leading all hitters in the Double-A Eastern League with 19 home runs. He is also second on the Fisher Cats in OBP (.402) and OPS (.957) behind Vlad Jr. which is no small accomplishment.
It has been a quiet rise through the system for the Texas native who was originally selected by the Philadelphia Phillies but decided to go to Notre Dame. That allowed the Blue Jays to scoop him up in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB draft where they got Bichette in the second round.
So how has the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio turned into an intriguing prospect? Back in June, John Lott of the Athletic wrote a feature on the left-handed hitter who started to make adjustments to his swing in the offseason which has complemented his raw power.
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It is impressive to see Biggio stand out in a lineup that features many capable hitters but like many power hitters, there’s the tendency to strike out more but the young hitter also takes his walks when he can.
His performance on Saturday with a three-hit night (a double short of the cycle) earned him a spotlight in William Boor’s top prospect performers for MLB.com.
What will be interesting to see how he deals with the additional attention paid to him but if he continues along this tradectory, he’ll join a strong list of Blue Jays knocking at the door for an opportunity sooner rather than later.