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Toronto Blue Jays: New Generation Vs. Their MLB Fathers

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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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Cavan Biggio Vs Craig Biggio

Cavan Biggio’s 2018 minor league season in AA New Hampshire was a success by all standards for the maturing young infielder. He placed #8 on our Jays Journal 2019 prospects and has a good shot at getting in some MLB playing experience at some point during this upcoming season.

His father Craig Biggio was a 7x time All-Star for the Houston Astro’s spanning a career from 1988 through 2007. He has a career war of 65.5 and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 on his third ballot. Craig’s minor league stint was short, to say the least, having only 397 at-bats total before making a permanent stay in the majors. By 1988, Craig had cracked Houston’s middle of the pack roster, and he never looked back.

Below is a comparison of Cavan Biggio’s 2018 New Hampshire stats to that of his fathers two seasons mixed between A and AAA.

Minor League Comparison:

CAVAN 2018 AA(23):  449AB, 80R, 113H, 26HR, 99RBI, .252AVG .388OBP, 20SB

CRAIG 1987/88 A/AAA(22/23):  497AB,119R, 171H,12HR, 90RBI, .348AVG ..440OBP, 50SB

(Two years combined stats)

Cavan Biggio may have a little more power than his dad but otherwise falls short of his father’s stats in their minor league comparison. Craig Biggio had more hits, a higher average, higher on-base percentage, and more steals. Cavan Biggio did put up 20 stolen bases last season, which is decent for a power hitter, but his father Craig was statistically superior in his day.  Cavan has a shot of being an injury replacement, or September call up in 2019 for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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