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Blue Jays: Cavan Biggio walks his way into record books

TORONTO, ON - JULY 04: Cavan Biggio #8 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks in the ninth inning during a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 04, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 04: Cavan Biggio #8 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks in the ninth inning during a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 04, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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Cavan Biggio walked his way into the Toronto Blue Jays record books drawing the 100th free pass of his young career.

Over parts of the last two seasons, Cavan Biggio has appeared in 145 games for the Blue Jays making his MLB debut last May. The 25-year old worked his 100th career walk versus the New York Mets last night making him the fastest player in franchise history to accumulate 100 walks.

The previous record was held by Fred McGriff who drew 100 walks in 182 games to begin his career north of the border. The Crime Dog would end up with 1305 walks over his 19-year MLB career.

To add to the accomplishment, there are only eight players in MLB history who have drawn 100 walks at a quicker clip than Biggio. The sophomore has a proven keen eye at the plate and a willingness to work the count and take a free pass for the betterment of the team.

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The walks aside, Biggio also has a nice little under the radar streak intact, he is currently 19 for 19 in stolen bases and has yet to be thrown out as a big leaguer. He is not regarded as a burner but definitely utilizes his baseball smarts and picks his spots effectively on the base paths. Throughout his minor-league career, Biggio swiped 47 bags in 66 attempts.

Biggio was somewhat of an afterthought coming up in the shadows of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette, however, people around baseball are definitely taking notice of what he has to offer on the diamond.

He has also managed to put up these numbers while being shifted around the field defensively almost daily. Biggio has spent time at first base, second base, and all three outfield positions thus far in his first 145 games. He is a special player in the making who is destined for great things.

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Oh and this just in, Biggio is making his first career start at third base this afternoon while hitting leadoff. Is there anything this kid can’t do?

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