Toronto Blue Jays: Bo Bichette showcasing superstar potential

Bo Bichette #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
Bo Bichette #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /

Bo Bichette had another dynamic performance for the Toronto Blue Jays as he continues his hitting streak and garnering some well-deserved attention.

For all the struggles the Toronto Blue Jays were having driving in runs, it appears the magic of Sahlen Field has provided a much-needed spark with Bo Bichette leading the way.

Much like he did with the Buffalo Bisons, Bichette is displaying his superstar potential as he continues to make his presence felt. For the fourth straight game, the 22-year-old hit one out of the park and became only the third player in MLB history with 38 extra-base hits in his first 59 games, joining Joe DiMaggio and Cody Bellinger.

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It’s certainly an impressive feat for Bichette who started the season without a home run in his first six games. He has gotten the attention of a lot of people with his superb play at the plate including manager Charlie Montoyo.

"“I think we’re watching a star in the making,” said Montoyo after the game to which Teoscar Hernandez added. “Everybody expects him to hit a line drive or homer because he’s really on fire right now and that’s the feeling that we have from seeing him in front of us hitting line drives everywhere. That makes us go out there and try to do the same thing to help the team.”"

Of course, the Blue Jays winning magnifies Bichette’s hot streak considering he played a big part in trying to get them back from being down 8-0 to the Miami Marlins with a 5-for-5 night. Now his OPS is 1.034 and slugging percentage is .648 which has him among the elite hitters in the league.

It also helps that Teoscar Hernandez is contributing in a way that many were expecting Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to but it hasn’t happened consistently enough yet. At the same time when the offence is getting double-digit runs in a game (twice in a week), it’s hard to complain about an individual’s performance.

If this is the potential of this Blue Jays’ lineup, Toronto can only hope the pitching staff can provide some stability and give the team a chance to compete for a wild card spot. Getting a win over the Tampa Bay Rays is certainly the right start to turning things around.

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