Blue Jays: The legend of Bo Bichette continues to grow

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Bo Bichette
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Bo Bichette /

Each and every night on a ball diamond in the Florida State League the legend of Bo Bichette continues to grow as Toronto Blue Jays fans everywhere wait with bated breath for the young prodigy to be major league ready.

When all eyes this season were focussed on Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to rise through the minor league ranks, another teenager in Bo Bichette put his name on the baseball map with his off the chart video game numbers on offence.

The 19-year old continues to make short work of any challenge presented to him on the ball field as Bichette has somehow put up even better numbers since being promoted to High-A in Dunedin. In 20 games since his promotion, Bichette is slashing a ridiculous .410/.462/.518 with 34 hits including 6 stolen bases. The former second round pick has 12 multi-hit games and has only gone hitless on 3 occasions with Dunedin.

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Since making his professional debut last summer Bichette is slashing a robust .396/.451/.624 with 178 hits, 15 round trippers, and 21 stolen bases in 112 games  throughout three levels (Bluefield, Lansing, and Dunedin)

Bichette and Vladdy Jr. form a promising bloodlines tandem that could one day do special things for the Blue Jays north of the border. Their estimated arrival appears to be 2020 but the way Bichette is progressing he could be a September call-up at the end of next season.

Bichette is the son of former Colorado Rockies slugger Dante Bichette who hit a career .299 while slugging 274 home runs over 14 seasons in the majors. It would appear “Bo” learned a thing or two from the elder Bichette along the way.

The Blue Jays farm system has improved two-fold since it’s 2015 prospect exodus, however by this time next year the Blue Jays could conceivably have the two best-ranked prospects in baseball with “Bo” owning the top spot. As well look for Bichette to nail down minor league player of the year this season on the farm.

Three things are certain in life: Taxes, Death and Bo Bichette hitting baseballs.

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