Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette leads Midwest League in hitting

Aug 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; American team Jordon Adell (45) steals second base as National second baseman Bo Bichette (left) applies a tag during the sixth inning in the Under Armour All America Baseball game at Wrigley field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; American team Jordon Adell (45) steals second base as National second baseman Bo Bichette (left) applies a tag during the sixth inning in the Under Armour All America Baseball game at Wrigley field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop prospect Bo Bichette is about to become a household name in short order, the 19-year old has been a hitting machine since beginning his professional career last season and currently leads the Midwest League.

The son of former Colorado Rockies slugger Dante Bichette appears to be a chip off the old block as Bo Bichette continues to make the game look easier. Bichette currently leads the entire Midwest League with a .417 batting average after 7 contests with the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts.

The 2017 stat line is a small sample size however combined with his video game numbers he put in his rookie campaign prove this kid is the real deal and will be a special player for the Blue Jays for years to come.

In 7 games Bichette has 10 hits including 3 doubles, a home run, 8 runs scored, 4 walks and a stolen base in 24 at bats. His slash line thus far is a robust .417/.517/.667 pacing the Lugnuts offence.

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The Blue Jays selected Bichette in the 2nd round, 66th overall of the 2016 amateur draft out of Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida. In his taste of professional ball last season Bichette hit .427 with 35 hits in 91 plate appearances with the Jays rookie affiliate.

Thus far Bichette has appeared in 29 games between 2016 and 17 hitting .425 in 120 plate appearances. Did I mention Bichette just turned 19 in March?

Bichette’s teammate Bradley Jones is currently ranked 4th in the Midwest League batting race sporting a .375 average to complement Bo. The Lugnuts team also has Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and J.B. Woodman as their middle of the order thumpers in an offense savvy lineup.

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Keep an eye on the progress of Bichette as the summer progresses in Lansing because it looks apparent that “Bo Knows Hitting”.

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