There are few words to describe the season that Toronto Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette is scripting on the farm thus far in 2017. The phenom in the making has continued to impress even after his recent promotion High-A ball in Dunedin.
The son of former big leaguer Dante Bichette is becoming a house hold name around Blue Jay land faster than anyone could have imagined. The 2nd round pick in the 2016 amateur draft has made professional baseball look like child’s play as he continues to rake at all levels.
After slashing .384/.448/.623 with 10 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 70 games in the Midwest League with the Lansing Lugnuts, Bo Bichette received the promotion to Dunedin after appearing in the Futures Game in Miami during the All-Star festivities.
Bichette has shown no signs of slowing down in his first five contests with the Baby Jays of Dunedin batting .429. The 19-year old has 9 hits including a home run in his first 21 at bats and appears poised to continue putting up video game numbers in Dunedin like everywhere he has landed.
The shortstop has made stops in Bluefield, Lansing and now Dunedin since beginning his professional career in the summer of 2016. Bichette has 97 career games under his belt and owns a .395/.449/.643 line, that’s not a typo.
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What Bichette has been able to accomplish has been nothing short of amazing as the sky appears to be the limit for this uber talented prospect. The youngster is climbing the prospect rankings as well as Baseball America just recently anointed Bichette the 44th prospect in baseball up leaps and bounds from his earlier ranking of 93rd.
Bichette appears to be following the same path to stardom as his teammate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who was also promoted with Bichette to Dunedin. Guerrero is batting .294 with 5 hits and his first five contests with Dunedin. Baseball America just recently tabbed Vladdy Jr. the #2 prospect in baseball even though he is still only 18 years of age.
It will be interesting to see just how far up the ladder Bichette can climb before the season concludes. You have to figure New Hampshire is not out of the question if he keeps raking like he has all season long.