Cavan Biggio

Position: 2B
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
League: Eastern League
Born: 04/11/1995 (Age: 29)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 203
B/T: Left / Right
Acquired: 5th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR)

Prospect Spotlight

Toronto’s fifth-rounder in 2016, Biggio broke out in a big way last season with Double-A New Hampshire. He smashed 26 home runs with a .388 OBP and 20 stolen bases. I saw the 23-year-old during a series against Trenton in mid-August.

Biggio has a V-shaped torso, firm lower-half and an athletic build that’s physically developed. He has morphed into a power hitter, able to bring the pop he shows in BP into game action. The combination of quick hands and an uppercut path generate leverage to put the ball in the air with authority, especially to the pullside. Biggio’s mature approach at the plate draws walks (18-percent walk rate in 2018) and allows him to work into hitter’s counts. That said, Biggio gets to his impressive power at the expense of his hit tool: the loopy path and pull-heavy approach make him vulnerable to pitches up and away, leading to a healthy amount of swing-and-miss. He’s an average runner who shows the instincts to get the most out of his speed. The bat will have to lead the profile, as Biggio is a tweener defensively. His range is fringy for 2B, with arm-strength that makes him a less-than-ideal fit at the hot corner.

Biggio likely won’t ever be a batting average producer, but the power potential and zone awareness give the upside of a FV 50 player able to carve out a regular role. He will need to work on his defense to find a home, but the instincts are here to get to get in the lineup by learning a handful of positions (2B, 3B, possibly LF or 1B in a pinch) if need be.