The 2023 season hasn’t been all that kind to Cavan Biggio, as he struggled big time coming out of the gate at the beginning of the year. Already engaged in a tough battle for playing time with Espinal and Whit Merrifield, Biggio failed to rise to the occasion as in his first 40 games, he batted just .172 with a .575 OPS, 13 runs scored, four home runs, eight RBI, two stolen bases, eight walks and 36 strikeouts in 40 games played.
It pretty much had gotten to a point where whenever he stepped up to the plate, many were expecting an automatic out was about to happen. However, since then, Biggio has provided a little more consistent production, as he has hit .265 with an .809 OPS with 18 runs scored, four home runs, 14 RBI, nine walks and 22 strikeouts in 34 game appearances entering Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs.
With the emergence of Merrifield in regaining his former All-Star form and becoming one of the more prolific hitters in the Jays lineup, along with his ability to play both at second base and the outfield positions, playing time for Biggio has become quite limited as a result. Therefore, Biggio will need to make the most of his opportunities down the stretch whenever given the chance. Otherwise, he may be deemed expendable beyond this season.