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Bo Joseph Bichette
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.
- High School Lakewood High School
Bichette was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2016 amateur draft, their #3 pick after T.J. Zeuch and J.B. Woodman and the 66th pick of the draft. He impressed for the GCL Blue Jays, hitting .427/.451/.732 with 21 runs and 36 RBI in 22 games, fielding .983 in 16 games at SS and 1.000 in 6 at 2B. Baseball America named him as the 4th-best prospect in the Gulf Coast League, behind Mickey Moniak, Matt Manning and Juan Soto and as Toronto's #8 prospect, between Zeuch and Jon Harris.
He played alongside his brother for the Brazilian national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers (their mother is a Brazilian native). Starting at short the first two games, he was 1 for 8 with 3 strikeouts and 2 runs (both against Pakistan. He was benched the third game in favor of Leonardo Reginatto, who moved over from third base. After Reginatto made a crucial two-run error, though, Bichette pinch-hit for Irait Chirino and stayed in at SS (Reginatto moving to 3B and Dante Jr. from 3B to LF to replace Chirino). He was 1 for 3 with two more Ks and five runners left on base as Brazil lost, 4-3, to Great Britain to be eliminated.
He was named to the United States team for the 2017 Futures Game. He started that season with the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class A Midwest League where he hit .384 in 70 games, with 10 homers and 51 RBIs. He and teammate Vladimir Guerrero Jr., another second-generation player, where the two Blue Jays representatives at the Futures Game and both were promoted to the Advanced Class A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League to coincide with their appearance at the prospect showcase.
- Jorge L. Ortiz: "Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette show off their child's play at Futures Game", July 9, 2017.