It seems like a new MLB generation is coming together in Toronto.
After the Blue Jays announced they traded pitcher Marcus Stroman to the Mets for top prospects and infielder Eric Sogard to the Rays for PTBNL, they called up infielder Bo Bichette from Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.
Bo Bichette is indeed coming up to join #BlueJays, per source.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 28, 2019
Bichette, 21, is the son of former big leaguer Dante Bichette, who was an outfielder most notably as part of the Rockies’ “Blake Street Bombers” but also the Angels, Brewers, Reds and Red Sox. Interestingly, the younger Bichette joins a Blue Jays roster that also has Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio, who are the sons of former MLB players Vladimir Guerrero and Craig Biggio.
In 55 games for Triple-A Buffalo, Bichette hit .277/.336/.477 with 16 doubles, two triples, eight homers, 32 RBIs, 34 runs and 15 steals on the 2019 campaign. While he has played mostly shortstop in the minors, he has played second base, as well providing versatility for this Blue Jays team that is just full of middle infield talent.
Bichette missed six weeks earlier in the summer after his hand was broken when he was hit by a pitch, but he has been back in the Bisons lineup for a few weeks now. This is definitely a step in the right direction for Blue Jays front office and their fans. Bichette is scheduled to make his MLB debut at shortstop tonight for the Blue Jays.