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Blue Jays: There’s a ton of MiLB infield talent beyond Vlad and Bo

SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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SURPRISE, AZ – NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Cavan Biggio #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Cavan Biggio– 2B/3B/OF 

.252/.388/.499, 23 doubles, 26 home runs, 23 stolen bases

When I mentioned above that there are some players that might have to move around on the diamond, Biggio is one of the first players that come to mind. He’s a pretty talented infielder in his own right, but given the amount of options the Blue Jays are presented with it might be smart to have Biggio start working out in the outfield more this year, just as he did in the Arizona Fall League.

It’s entirely possible that the Blue Jays may want to develop him into a utility player of sorts, but I could also see him gearing more towards the outfield in 2019, with that being a likely spot for him as long as he’s in the Blue Jays system. He performed well there during AFL play and looks like he can handle the job, and his bat could be potent enough that the Blue Jays would accept average defensive ability out there, or even a slightly worse performance than that. The Jays haven’t transitioned him away from the infield by any means, but it’s good to see them trying to expand his skillset, and find another way to fit him into the long term picture.

https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/1087430016756051968

The former 5th round pick is likely ticketed for a season in Triple-A Buffalo this year, and he’ll need to work on cutting down his strikeout numbers. That said, there’s a lot of potential in that bat of his, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him push for a big league promotion at some point later this year.

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