Toronto Blue Jays: Cavan Biggio’s approach at the plate
At the start of the season, I predicted that Cavan Biggio would vie for the team’s all-time record in walks. We’re not off to a good start.
In trying to be more aggressive, Biggio has sacrificed the on-base percentage that made him the ideal leadoff hitter last season. Whereas Biggio posted a healthy .375 OBP in 2020, that number has dipped to .300 in 2021.
Biggio started the season hitting in the two and three holes, but as Semien too struggles at the dish, Montoyo has reinstated Biggio as the leadoff hitter. While Biggio’s aggressive approach might have made sense a little lower in the order, it definitely does not at the top.
With the way that Bichette, Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk are hitting, Biggio needs to cut down on his swing and miss and at least take pitches at the start of the game to give his teammates that preview of the opposing starter. While how good of a third baseman he can be is still in question, we know Biggio has a Joey Votto-esque eye at the plate. Now he just has to put it to use.