Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Thomas Biggio

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Cavan Biggio is the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio. Like his father, he ended up at second base after playing other positions, in his case third base and shortstop. He was first drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 29th round in 2013 but went on to attend the University of Notre Dame. In 2016, he was taken in the 5th round by the Toronto Blue Jays and signed a contract.

Biggio began his professional career with the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League in 2016, then was promoted for a few games to the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League at the end of the year. Between the two stops, he hit .273/.371/.349 in 62 games, with 27 runs and 26 RBIs. In 2017, he moved up to the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League, where he hit .233/.342/.363 in 127 games. He showed some hints of power, with 17 doubles, 5 triples and 11 homers in what is not normally a very hitter-friendly environment. Other positive points including scoring 75 runs, drawing 74 walks and driving in 60 runs.

On March 17, 2018, he was one of six second-generation players in the starting line-up for the Blue Jays against the Canadian junior national team; all four infielders where in fact sons of big leaguers, and genuine prospects as well. He had an excellent season for the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats that year, helping to lead them to the Eastern League title by hitting .252/.388/.499 in 132 games between 2B, 3B and 1B. He slammed 23 doubles, 5 triples and 26 homers, scored 80 runs and drove in 99. He led the circuit in homers and was second in RBIs, 3 behind Will Craig and second in runs scored behind teammate Bo Bichette. He was named the circuit's Player of the Year. He started the 2019 season in AAA with the Buffalo Bisons. He was hitting .307 with 6 homers and 26 RBIs in 42 games when he was called up to Toronto on May 24th, with the Blue Jays struggling to put runs on the scoreboard. He made his debut that same day playing second base against the San Diego Padres and batting 8th, going 0 for 3 in a 6-3 loss. He got his first hit two days later, off Robbie Erlin of the Padres. He then added his first big league homer off Matt Wisler a couple of innings later in the same game. He had his first two-homer game on June 13th, against the Baltimore Orioles. On September 17th, he hit for the cycle in an 8-5 win over the Orioles, the first cycle by a Blue Jays player since Jeff Frye on August 17, 2001. His father had also hit for the cycle, making them only the second father/son duo to achieve the feat, after Gary and Daryle Ward. He also stole a pair of bases during the game, an even rarer occurrence, as only Charlie Moore, in 1980, had ever managed to hit for the cycle and steal multiple bases in the same game.

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