It would appear Toronto Blue Jays fans will have to wait a little longer to see prospect Bo Bichette make his MLB debut and for what it’s worth, it is the right call.
Bo Bichette is fresh off the injured reserve following a fractured hand and needs to prove he can consistently dominant Triple-A pitching before the Blue Jays will inevitably make the call. According to the front office, Bichette needs to have his legs under him before they entertain a promotion.
General Manager Ross Atkins recently addressed the impending Bichette promotion.
"“We’d really like to see some time in triple-A and have him get his legs under him and have a good strong foundation before we have that discussion [about a promotion.”"
Bichette is hitting .286 with three homers and five stolen bases over 24 games this season. However, the infielder appears to be hitting his stride of late hitting .395 with 17 hits over his last 10 games with the Bisons. The 21-year old still only has 101 career plate appearances at the Triple-A level.
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Bichette is the last of the big three to be promoted with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio making their respective debuts earlier this season. Both prospects have shown glimpses of greatness but have also struggled during their tenures with the big club thus far.
Both Vladdy (162 PA) and Biggio (174 PA) had more plate appearances and seasoning with the herd than Bichette has to date. The earlier injury to Bichette, unfortunately, stalled his progress this season and the youngster needs consistent at-bats facing Triple-A pitching.
If Bichette can put together a sustained offensive streak over the next month, look for him to force the Blue Jays hand by the end of July or beginning of August. However, realistically it will be at least a month before the prospect trifecta is playing together north of the border.