Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio
Cavan Biggio April 2016.jpg
Biggio with Notre Dame in 2016
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 8
Second baseman
Born: (1995-04-11) April 11, 1995 (age 24)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 24, 2019, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
(through August 12, 2019)
Batting average.208
Home runs10
Runs batted in31
Teams

Cavan Thomas Biggio (born April 11, 1995) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

High school and college[edit]

Biggio attended St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas.[1] He lettered four times in both baseball and football. The Philadelphia Phillies selected Biggio in the 29th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. He did not sign and chose to attend the University of Notre Dame.[2] In three seasons of college baseball with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Biggio batted .272 with 15 home runs, 70 runs batted in (RBIs), and 33 stolen bases.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Considered a top prospect heading into the 2016 Major League Baseball draft, Biggio was selected in the fifth round by the Toronto Blue Jays.[4][5] Biggio signed with the Blue Jays for the full draft slot bonus of $300,000 on June 17,[6][7][8] and was assigned to the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League. On July 26, Biggio was named an All-Star for Vancouver.[9] He finished the 2016 season with the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class A Midwest League. In 62 games, Biggio batted .273 with 26 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. He also exhibited above-average plate discipline, walking 33 times while striking out 35 times.[10] He played the entire 2017 season with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League. Playing alongside top Blue Jays prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, Biggio batted .233 with 11 home runs, 60 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases.[10][11]

The Blue Jays assigned Biggio to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Double-A Eastern League to begin the 2018 season.[12] On September 1, Biggio was named the Eastern League's Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player.[13] Biggio began the 2019 season with the Buffalo Bisons of the Triple-A International League.[14] Through his first 42 games with the Bisons, he hit .307 with six home runs.[15]

On May 24, 2019, Biggio was called up to the Toronto Blue Jays.[16] He made his major league debut that night versus the San Diego Padres. Two days later, on May 26, he got his first major league hit. In his next at bat that game, he hit his first home run.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Biggio is the son of Patricia and Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman Craig Biggio;[18] upon reaching the Major Leagues, he and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who had been called up a month earlier, became the first teammates in MLB history whose fathers were both Hall of Famers. [19] He has a brother, Conor, and a sister, Quinn.[2] Conor also played baseball for St. Thomas and Notre Dame,[20] and was a 34th round draft selection by the Houston Astros in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Conor later went to work for the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/astros/article/In-the-on-deck-circle-of-life-Craig-Biggio-s-son-11002392.php
  2. ^ a b "Cavan Biggio Bio". und.com. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Cavan Biggio Baseball Statistics". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Reiss, Aaron (June 10, 2016). "Cavan Biggio drafted in fifth round by Blue Jays". chron.com. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Blue Jays draft Cavan Biggio, son of Craig". MLB.com. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays 2016 Draft Results". MLB.com. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  7. ^ McTaggart, Brian (June 11, 2016). "Biggio goes to Blue Jays, with a surprise twist". MLB.com. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "Jim Callis on Twitter". Twitter. June 11, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  9. ^ Fai, Rob (July 26, 2016). "Three C's headed to All-Star Game in Utah". MiLB.com. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Cavan Biggio Register Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  11. ^ Griffin, Richard (September 7, 2017). "Blue Jays' sons of big leaguers on fast track to stardom: Griffin". thestar.com. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Amidst generational talents, Cavan Biggio perhaps biggest surprise". Minor League Ball. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "Biggio Voted MVP, Schneider Manager of the Year". MiLB.com. September 1, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Wolf, Jason (April 4, 2019). "Bisons' Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette bring more than talent, famous surnames". buffalonews.com. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  15. ^ Randhawa, Manny (May 23, 2019). "Blue Jays to call up Cavan Biggio (sources)". MLB.com. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  16. ^ Strong, Gregory (May 24, 2019). "Jays' Cavan Biggio, Canadian Padre Josh Naylor, make MLB debuts in Toronto". cbc.ca. The Canadian Press. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  17. ^ Brudnicki, Alexis (May 26, 2019). "Biggio collects first big league hit -- then homers". MLB.com. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  18. ^ "Biggio's son among familiar names called on Day 2 of MLB draft". mlb.nbcsports.com. June 11, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016.
  19. ^ https://www.12up.com/posts/vlad-guerrero-jr-and-cavan-biggio-set-to-make-mlb-history-friday-01dbkvrpgknc
  20. ^ Kepner, Tyler (April 20, 2018). "Now Batting in Class AA: Biggio, Bichette and Guerrero". nytimes.com. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  21. ^ Townsend, Mark (June 10, 2016). "Craig Biggio's sons shared an unexpected draft moment". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved June 11, 2016.

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