Cavan Biggio

Position: 2B
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
League: Arizona Fall League
Born: 04/11/1995 (Age: 23)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 203
B/T: Left / Right
Acquired: 5th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR)

Prospect Spotlight

Drafted in the 5th round in 2015, Biggio broke out in a big way last year by slashing .252/.388/.499 with 26 homers and 20 steals for Double-A New Hampshire. His skills remained on display in the AFL, walking as much as a whiffed, while also showing areas where there is still work to be done.

Biggio’s primary asset is his excellent batter’s eye and feel for pitches he can drive. He’s a deep-count hitter who puts pressure on pitchers to hit their spots. Biggio gets to his 55 raw power in games with a pull-heavy, uphill stroke that crushes mistakes but doesn’t adjust the barrel well. He stays in at-bats well, but when he falls behind, he swings through decent spin or a well-located fastball. As a major leaguer, he’ll be a power-over-hit, three-true-outcomes type bat.  Defensively, Biggio moves around the diamond but is not average at any position, profiling best in LF where his instincts and average speed get the job done and his below-average arm is least exposed. Those instincts show up on the bases, adding value to the profile.

Biggio’s ceiling is a regular who hits with enough power to play every day in LF. He will never be a high-average hitter, but he should get on-base enough for the hit tool to work. There is ample swing/miss to his game that quality arms may expose, adding risk that he ends up slotting into a platoon or bat-first bench role on a contender.