What can we say about Bo Bichette, the man practically has done it all for the Blue Jays in 2023. When it comes reliability and being able to deliver in the biggest moments, Bichette has always been the one that can be counted upon to do so. Not only has he continued his offensive dominance this year with the boys in blue, he has actually improved his defence quite drastically, along with taking a more leadership role with the team by leading by example with his everyday work ethic and play.
For 2023, Bichette has hit .318 with an .842 OPS, along with 50 runs scored, 17 home runs, 59 RBI and three stolen bases. More importantly, he has made only eight errors for a .974 fielding percentage almost two-thirds into the season, after averaging close to 24 per year in the previous two seasons. On top of that, he even has 1 DRS, which is a huge improvement from his -16 from last year. As one of the clubhouse leaders, he even pulled Guerrero aside for a pep talk to get his teammate back in focus and confident in himself to get him back on track.
As the Jays fight for their playoff lives, they will definitely look to Bichette as one of the key contributors for the ballclub down the stretch. Perhaps with his rise to superstardom, some may think the Jays should trade him now while they can because it will be hard to extend him down the road, but rest assured, Bichette is a franchise player and those don’t come around very often. So the Jays will definitely do all they can to keep him as long as they can for now and the future.