Bo Bichette

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Bo Joseph Bichette

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bo Bichette has played in the minors. He is the son of Dante Bichette and the brother of Dante Bichette Jr..

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. He was again named to the United States team for the 2018 Futures Game.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Jorge L. Ortiz: "Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette show off their child's play at Futures Game", July 9, 2017. [1]

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