Bo Bichette Toronto Blue Jays

Age: 21 (March 5, 1998) | 6' 0" | 200lbs. | Bats: Right Minors: 2b-9 ss-116 dh-7
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TOR A 2017 70 284 60 109 28 55 32 3 10 51 12 3 .384 .448 .623 9 17 .452 n/a
TOR A+ 2017 40 164 28 53 14 26 9 1 4 23 10 4 .323 .379 .463 8 14 .360 n/a
TOR AA 2018 131 539 95 154 48 101 43 7 11 74 32 11 .286 .343 .453 8 17 .331 n/a
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Yes, I ended up freezing Bo as my first reserve pick. A costly decision.

Now the question is, do I pay the cost of keeping him all year? All of our contracts expire after two years. Reserve lists are limited to seven. Is Bo Bichette going to do more than, say, Ehire Adrianza this year? 

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 30

Gets a Downgrade from Jesse Siegel, searching the hustings for "Risers and Fallers" at Rotowire.

Bo Bichette, SS, TOR – Bichette
became the latest in a string of highly touted prospects to suffer a
broken hand (see below).  This will obviously delay his eventual reunion
with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. However, Bichette did not need surgery, and should be back at Triple-A sometime in June.  Bichette was off to an average start at Triple-A
prior to the injury, hitting .250/.310/.404 with one home run, eight
RBIs and three steals in 14 contests.  Bichette just turned 21 in March,
possesses outstanding speed, emerging power and should hit for average
as well.  In sum, the Blue Jays are still hoping by the end of 2019 to
have Bichette manning shortstop at the big-league level.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 30

I frowned when I read Eugene's post under Vladdy Jr about Bo needing to work on his fielding, because I thought he looked great in the field in several spring training games that I watched on MLB. And of course I wanted him to look great, because I need him to be great this year. I'll settle for just good.

Anyway, this today from Baseball America.

Bo Bichette

Blue JaysSS
Notes:

ETA: 2019 
Hit: 70: | Power: 55 | Speed: 50 | Defense: 50 | Arm: 55

One of the top hitters in the minors, Bichette's defensive improvements make him Toronto's shortstop of the future

Maybe they have him on their team.
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 4

So he's still with the big club. What's up?

Tomorrow I have to hand in my freeze list in the ADL. Do I keep Bo?

It's only for this season and he takes up my first-round reserve pick (if he's down). A week ago, when it looked like Eloy Jimenez was going to start the season in Triple-A, it was a no-brainer to keep Bo. Eloy would take the first pick and Bo would easily be gone before my second pick.

Now, taking up the fourth pick in the first round, it's a whole nuther story. Will he still be there after three other teams have picked?

Unlikely, because all contracts are for two years. Bo will be in the majors next year. What about this year? By 6 PM tomorrow, I have to decide whether to freeze him.

Oh. If he makes the team he costs me $10. I'm good with that.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 26

BA today:

Bo Bichette, SS, Blue Jays. Bichette had a single and scored twice against the Brewers. The Jays' No. 2 prospect is now batting .421/.476/.816.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 26

Re the post under Yuli Gurriel, someone thinks Bo will play this year. $3 in Tout.

I wonder if that's two teams or three thinking he'll play?

Probably two.

Much to chew on in the LABR auction today. Here's the link.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-tsa7EwMZkCji6U7R8pw3a4cPzA4Tv2gDBMLerdG7g8/edit#gid=2127630464

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 16

Spring training stats on the Ides of March:

.370/.433/.778 in 27 AB

3 BB, 7 SO

1 SB, 1 CS

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

Totally agreed, Eugene. The odds of him making the team are somewhere between none and less. I'd actually prefer to own Bichette as compared to Vlad Jr. Bichette sports a 70-Grade hit tool and those wheels.....The other Jay that should be getting a bit more love imho is Kevin Smith. In deeper Dynasty type formats I'd be targeting him right now. The kid can really hit and with Vlad Jr and Bichette dominating the chatter, the hype-train hasn't quite caught up to him yet. A middle-infield of Bichette and Smith, with Vlad Jr. at first, should have Jays fans feeling very good about the future.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Mar 11

No way he makes the team.  The only two guys who the Jays care about for service time purposes are Vlad, who they got a freebie with and Bo.  Everyone else is old enough or not valuable enough as a long-term commodity.  Biggio could make the team, bc he's older even if he's not ready.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 11