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Birth Date3-5-1998
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age21 years, 6 months, 11 days
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MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2019 TOR 21 43 197 58 18 0 11 12 46 0 4 4 .315 .355 .592 112 4.0 -0.9 5.1 1.6
Career4319758180111246044.315.355.5921124.0-0.95.11.6

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2016 BLJ Rk GCL 22 91 .239 .317 .333 .484 95 17 2.7 0.8 264 0 2.0 -0.4 9.5 1.5
2017 LNS A MID 70 317 .242 .319 .366 .452 108 34.8 8.9 2.5 210 0 0.6 3.0 37.0 5.5
2017 DUN A+ FSL 40 182 .251 .319 .360 .360 105 6.5 5.0 1.6 154 0 -0.3 -0.2 8.3 1.5
2018 NHP AA EAS 131 595 .255 .326 .395 .331 105 14.2 17.0 6.2 127 0 -3.4 3.2 17.6 4.2
2019 TOR MLB AL 43 197 .254 .318 .440 .367 97 12.1 6.0 2 112 9 5.1 -0.9 4.0 1.6
2019 DUN A+ FSL 4 16 .239 .313 .337 .750 94 4.2 0.4 0.1 217 0 0.9 0.4 1.7 0.4
2019 BUF AAA INT 56 244 .266 .337 .446 .317 97 1.3 8.4 3 103 0 -1.4 -2.0 1.2 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2016 BLJ Rk GCL 91 82 21 35 9 2 4 60 36 6 17 3 0 .427 .451 .732 .305 3 0
2017 DUN A+ FSL 182 164 28 53 9 1 4 76 23 14 26 10 4 .323 .379 .463 .140 2 0
2017 LNS A MID 317 284 60 109 32 3 10 177 51 28 55 12 3 .384 .448 .623 .239 0 0
2018 NHP AA EAS 595 539 95 154 43 7 11 244 74 48 101 32 11 .286 .343 .453 .167 5 1
2019 BUF AAA INT 244 222 34 61 16 2 8 105 32 19 48 15 5 .275 .333 .473 .198 1 1
2019 DUN A+ FSL 16 11 4 6 2 0 0 8 1 5 3 1 0 .545 .688 .727 .182 0 0
2019 TOR MLB AL 197 184 30 58 18 0 11 109 19 12 46 4 4 .315 .355 .592 .277 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 822 0.4513 0.5316 0.7620 0.7035 0.3902 0.8046 0.6989 0.2380 0.0000
Career8220.45130.53160.76200.70350.39020.80460.69890.23800.0000

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 97 13 26 7 1 3 9 5 22 3 1 .286 .320 .484 105 4.9 SS 0 0.5
80o 79 11 20 5 1 2 7 4 18 2 1 .267 .304 .440 98 3.1 SS 0 0.3
70o 67 9 16 4 0 2 6 3 16 2 1 .254 .288 .413 93 2.1 SS 0 0.2
60o 56 7 13 3 0 2 5 3 13 2 1 .245 .286 .415 88 1.3 SS 0 0.1
50o 46 6 10 3 0 1 4 2 11 1 0 .227 .261 .364 84 0.8 SS 0 0.1
40o 36 4 8 2 0 1 3 2 9 1 0 .235 .278 .382 81 0.4 SS 0 0.0
30o 25 3 5 1 0 1 2 1 6 1 0 .208 .240 .375 76 0.1 SS 0 0.0
20o 13 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .250 .308 .333 71 0.0 SS 0 0.0
Weighted Mean47611301421111.244.277.378850.9SS 00.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Bo Bichette have any immediate fantasy impact? On another note, John Gant has not pitched as well as in the first half, and is not currently getting saves. Do you foresee him moving back into the closer role?
(ironcityguys from urban area)
The real answer is I don't know, because it's hard to gauge which prospects will pop immediately and which will take a bit to acclimate. That said, I'm picking Bichette up wherever I can, and I *think* he's a guy that could be good, or at least good-ish, right away.

As for Gant, I would not anticipate he'll get many more saves this season, at least on purpose. (Mark Barry)
2019-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank their bats only: Bo Bichette, Carter Kieboom, Nick Senzel, Brendan Rodgers.
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Kieboom..Senzel...Bichette.....Rodgers (Mark Barry)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)What odds do you give for these prospects to debut THIS season: Jo Adell, Luis Robert, Casey Mize, Dustin May, Bo Bichette, Gavin Lux.
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Best bets are probably Bichette as a September call up and May as a utility arm for the stretch run/playoffs. I imagine the Tigers are going to be very cautious with Mize after the shoulder issue. Robert and Lux could hypothetically be an injury away at some point though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bo Bichette is now healthy and playing well at (AAA) Buffalo. When will he follow Guerrero and Biggio to Toronto, and will he play 2B or SS when he arrives? Is Bichette a long-term answer at shortstop?
(ironcityguys from urban area)
He can make most of the plays at short even if it isn't pretty. I think with good positioning he can hang there long-term but it will really depend on if they have a good glove behind him. He'll be used wherever fits the club best overall. I'd say given the injury he might deserve a September call up but given how Atkins/Shapiro run that club, service time manipulation probably means mid-April next year. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)I missed the boat on this latest run of propsect call-ups, but I'm still in a good position for playoffs in my points league. Who is your current late-season stash that I can add and hold?
(Mike G from Seattle)
Weird, I know a "Mike G" in Seattle! Take a look at Monte Harrison, Daz Cameron, Yusniel Diaz, Jorge Mateo, and Christian Pache, for starters. Keep tabs on Bo Bichette's health. Possibly get back on on Carter Kieboom if someone dropped him. I wouldn't necessarily add any of these now, but they should be on your radar. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-04-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)Royce Lewis or Bo Bichette long term?
(Prospect Decision from MiLB)
Tough one, given how closely ranked they usually are on prospect lists. Bichette a bit safer but less flash. I'd go Lewis if you don't need someone imminently, given speed is harder to come by. But if you're looking to compete as soon as possible, Bichette makes more sense for 2020. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)What is Bo Bichette’s ceiling? Are we looking at a .350 OBP, 25 hr and 15 sb?
(Brent from Orlando)
As an absolute ceiling? Sure. If anything I have a bit of trouble getting him to that OBP -- I think he'd need to hit .300 or better in order to reach it. Not out of the question he does though. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)In a win now mode, would you trade Francisco Mejia, Bo Bichette, Jeurys Familia, and Elvis Andrus all for a still productive, yet declining Blackmon?
(Kobe from LA)
That still feels like too much to me. I'd try to swap one of the prospects for a lesser piece at least. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the top 5 shortstops to you in a dynasty format?
(Joe from AL)
Lindor, Baez, Bregman (if he retains eligibility), Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, Trea Turner

On the prospect side, I love Carter Kieboom. I like Bo Bichette's bat a ton, but I think he'll end up at 2B. Wander Franco is interestig but very young and a ways away. (Scooter Hotz)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey its papa john here. Just wanted to say that Bo Bichette is my kind of player woooo boy. If anyone thinks of Bo Bichette they should think of me, John Schnatter. What are the chances we see him in 2019?
(Papa John from Cardboard Box Labelled Papa John's)
Much better chance we see Bo Bichette than Papa John. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-10-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Bo Bichette's bat wrap behind his head in his load phase concern you when it comes to facing more advanced pitchers?
(Jason from Tampa)
Not really, but it could stand to be simplified a bit. His hands are so quick that it mitigates whatever drawback that the bat wrap brings, and he still makes hard contact almost all the time. It's not a problem unless it becomes one, imo. (Brett Cowett)
2017-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Bo Bichette a legit top 15 prospect going forward?
(SJ from Oxford)
I don't sit in on the list meetings but given where he was on the midseason update, he's in that neighborhood, yeah. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-09-07 20:00:00 (link to chat)Within the context of a deep dynasty, if you were going to load up on prospects with an ETA of late 2018/2019/early 2020 for a single position (CI, MI included), which position would you choose and why? Who would some of the standout names be for you?
(Punchoutpappy from First In Flight)
I'd load up on shortstops because a lot of non-shortstops in the majors started out as shortstops. Plus, the current crop is deep: Gleyber Torres, Kevin Maitan, Delvin Perez, Brandan Rodgers, Willy Adames, Bo Bichette, Jorge Mateo, Nick Gordon, Isan Diaz... (Scooter Hotz)
2017-08-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Greetings, Ben. If you had to hang your hat on one guy becoming a superduperstar, who would it be out of Fernando Tatis, Jr, Forest Whitley, Juan Soto, or Bo Bichette?
(Gleyber from Rehab)
Hey Gleyber, hope your elbow's feeling better.

To answer your question, gimme the Dominican Bryce Harper in Juan Soto. That nickname *might* be a bit of an exaggeration, but Little Miggy is doing okay now, I guess. I love Whitley, but pitchers gonna pitcher, and I'm not quite sold on Bichette's real upside just yet. Tatis is right under Soto, but I can't stop thinking about the impact Soto's bat could have in the big leagues. (Ben Diamond)
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 7 keeper league with a twist. We have MiLB draft (2/yr) and prospects are "free" keepers for 3 yr. following their promotion. I traded a contender Chris Sale for Xander, Mejia (MiLB controlled) and Bo Bichette (MiLB). I know I gave the best asset, but felt the younger SS keeper and the additional assets will help me in the next 3 yrs. What say you?
(Loria from Milwaukee)
That's not a bad haul, tho for this and many other things in life to make sense, Xander's gonna have to start hitting like Xander again, preferably sooner than later. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)If I have Victor Robles, Ronald Acuna, Rhys Hoskins, Eloy Jimenez, Kyle Tucker, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr on my minor league dynasty roster, who do I drop, if anyone, to add Bo Bichette?
(Steve from AZ)
Uh...I think I speak for all of us when I say $#%& YOU! I dunno man, trade one of those dudes (Soto? Tatis? Hoskins?) for an awesome player, immediately pick up Bichette, cackle, remember you're supposed to act like you've been there before, take a breath, compose yourself, lose control, cackle again. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Fernando Tatis Jr - top SS prospect in 2 years?
(Eric from TX)
He's definitely in the discussion. I think it depends on the status of Amed Rosario, Brendan Rodgers and Bo Bichette.
-Nathan (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy wise - Bo Bichette or Fernando Tatis Jr?
(Elias from NJ)
Bo. I think he'll provide more production with the bat. -Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)So far in life, Bo Bichette has been about the best hitter (at least statistically) in every league he's played in since, and including high school. Now that he's in high-A and is doing more of the same, what kind of cap do you put on him offensively? Seems to me that he could easily be a plus hit plus power 2B if he can continue to improve even just a little bit
(lipsgardner from The shower)
Yeah, you pretty much nailed it. I think it will be plus hit, plus power. You should read Steve's piece on him, he thinks so too.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=32313

-Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Funniest/most interesting thing you heard a scout say while watching Vladito and Bo Bichette?
(CB from Michigan)
Scout are usually pretty stoic when watching players, but one sitting next to me let out a grunt of surprise/approval after Vladito smoked a ball once. He's actually the only player this season that I've seen draw audible responses like that from scouts. He's good man.
-Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)In a 30 team dynasty league, would you trade Eloy Jimenez, Bo Bichette, and Juan Soto for Yoan Moncada?
(Bobba Fett from Death Star)
No, I would want multiple shots at the All-star level outcome given the volatility of prospects. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a pun that an editor made you remove that you wish you could have back in the article? Recent chat question makes me realize Bo Bichette isn't far from Boba Fett in terms of sound, but I'm only 80% of the way to a joke with it.
(Steve from CRAIGSMELLSYLVANIA)
Craig knows better than to try and edit me. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-07-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Do guys like Ryan Mountcastle and Bo Bichette figure to move to 2B before having to venture to the OF? Not being able to handle SS is one thing, but surely they can handle the keystone... am I wrong?
(Matt from KY)
You aren't, but some of this comes down to organization need, some of it to how their bodies develop and where the toolset fits best. There is of course a big gap in the offensive bar between second base and left field, so you ideally want to put the "not sticking as shortstop guys" as far left on the defensive spectrum as you can. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-06-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)If eligible would Bo Bichette have been picked 1st?
(Sam from NYC)
Probably not, he would've been picked higher last season if he had less risk. He still isn't a slam dunk at SS, and while his numbers at Low-A are impressive, we still need to see him against consistently better pitching. (Steve Givarz live during the MLB Draft)
2017-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bo Bichette - the next big prospect?
(Dan from DC)
Okay, here's a little inside BP chats for those of you who aren't familiar--chat questions can be submitted in advance. This one, from Dan, is one. And I wrote out my answer when I got it. As you'll see, I changed my mind some as the days progressed and the Bo Bichette questions kept on coming. Anyway, my initial thought was: I am not someone you should necessarily trust about prospects-let me restate that, you can probably safely ignore anything I say about prospects-but I am not super high on Bichette, because I don't entirely trust his bloodlines. (Sorry, I live in a horse racing town.) I'll say this-if he can sustain this level of offense when he's promoted to AA New Hampshire, I'm totally wrong. But until then, I'd take Vlad Jr. first. (Rob Mains)
2017-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rob, Will Bo Bichette be a major league shortstop and how will he hit regardless of position?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Answered most of this earlier, but yes, I think his bat'll play, if not to the level we're seeing now. With Tulo under contract through 2020 it seems as if he appears in Toronto initially as a second baseman, but yeah, he should get into games at short. (Rob Mains)
2017-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Bo Bichette be? Top 20 prospect by the end of the season?
(Dave from Columbus)
OK, I'm higher on him than I was at the start of the chat! His bat. Man, that's a bat. Lansing (where he's playing now) is a hitter's park, but a 1.102 OPS compared to a league average of .705 is, as they say, good. As for being Top 20, that's always dependent on who gets called up and loses their rookie status, but yes, I could see it. I don't know how much the glove is going to help him, though. (Rob Mains)
2017-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Bo Bichette or Fernando Tatis Jr -- purely fantasy wise
(Dave from San Fran)
Gimme Bo. (Mark Barry)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Purely Fantasy - Carter Kieboom or Bo Bichette. Or is there a better up and coming SS?
(Bradley from Chicago\)
Bichette, but neither is a particularly good bet to stay at short. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some of the guys in A-ball who are having or could have breakout years like the ones we've seen in the past (Acuna, Soto, Robles, etc)... Looking to stash a few of them on my roster.
(Willy from Yonkers)
Nobody quite as out of nowhere as those guys, but Bo Bichette and Sixto Sanchez have both jumped from off the 101 to top-tier guys (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Top 3 SS prospects in 2019 will be?
(John from Columbus)
Brendan Rodgers, Bo Bichette, and Fernando Tatis (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Bo Bichette - the next big prospect?
(Dan from DC)
He's a candidate. He's been really impressive so far this year. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the better prospect for fantasy, Bo Bichette or Carter Kieboom?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Bichette has more of a ceiling but I still like Kieboom better, even in fantasy. (Mike Gianella)
2017-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bo Bichette - a future top 10 prospect?
(Craig from CT)
I don't know if he gets to top 10, but he's definitely been awesome so far. If he can turn a few of those doubles into homers, it's not out of the question. (Mark Barry)
2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bo Bichette going to be a top 25 prospect by the end of the season?
(Charles from Toronto)
I will defer slightly to Wilson Karaman, who has written about Bichette a couple of times. As a hitter, he seems to be a force. Check out this post on how he generates bat speed http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=31601. It used to be PAY ONLY but for you, the chatters, I have made it free (for a while). The question with Bichette seems to be, will he play short in the bigs? The answer at the moment seems to be "maybe." Scouts are mixed on the answer. He played second in high school, which seems odd to me, because he's a shortstop now, but HE says he's more of a SS kind of guy on D. To answer the question finally, I'd say there's a good chance of him being top 25. (David Brown)
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bo Bichette or Carter Kieboom - Purely Fantasy?
(Ed from Toronto)
Bichette (George Bissell)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat) For purely fantasy - Carter Kieboom or Bo Bichette?
(Seth from NYC)
I'll take Bichette because I'm a sucker for violent swings with violent results. I like Kieboom a lot too though, wrote optimistic things about him pre-season. He just sustained what sounds like a fairly significant hamstring injury, unfortunately, which'll likely knock him out for a while. Bummer given the early groove. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dustin Pedroia a good playing style comparison for Bo Bichette at peak development?
(JJ83 from Toronto)
Laser Show ain't a good playing style comp for literally *anyone*, ever. Guy's a lunatic, in the best possible way. I can see where you're coming from, though. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bo Bichette the next big SS prospect? If not him, who?
(Danny from Toronto)
If you think he is a shortstop long term, definitely. If you don't--and I'm skeptical--he's still a very good prospect. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)For purely fantasy - Carter Kieboom or Bo Bichette?
(Seth from NYC)
Man, this is well within the fudge factor for me, both potential plus offensive forces, both probably not shortstops long term, it might come down to ultimate positional home, but I think I'd take Kieboom's bat at this point. Might change my mind in a week though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some names that might make the midseason top 50 who weren't in the top 100? Let's exclude fringe top 100 guys like Vlad Jr, Bo Bichette. More curious about out-of-nowhere guys, if any.
(RizzMiggz from Las Vegas, NV)
It's unusual to get big jumpers like that I think. I tend to be pretty conservative even after two months of baseball, although it does give us actual time to see more guys and gather more info. You do get the occasional now-healthy pitcher or Ronald Acuna. I would guess Brito and Mitch White get discussed. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Bo Bichette and his start? Hit well last year and seems to have carried it over to A-ball.
(Rich from Toledo, OH)
He's an exciting talent, and I'm interested in learning more. The good start at full-season ball is encouraging and the bat speed is real as hell. He's definitely one to keep an eye on. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yo George. It seems a smart move is to draft low minor SS. Heading into this season some early targets on my list are Miguelangel Sierra and Fernando Tatis Jr. I am not sure how to interpret their performances from last year and what to expect. Care to hit us with some knowledge on these players to make a informed decision?
(David from Not Sure)
Hey there. Um. I have irrational love for Bo Bichette. It's always difficult to assess hitters in the low minors that are nearly half a decade away from the majors. I think you have to start off by gauging the defense. Can this hitter stick at shortstop? If yes, then it becomes about future projection, not necessarily scouting the stat-line. Park factors and environments matter too. (George Bissell)


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