Cavan Biggio
Cavan Biggio
25-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Toronto Blue Jays
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Biggio showed that he's not to be overlooked in Toronto. He led the Buffalo Blue Jays in OBP and remained perfect on steal attempts, going 6-for-6 to make him 20-for-20 so far in his big-league career. Just entering his age-26 season, Biggio is already one of the most patient hitters in baseball as evidenced by the lowest O-Swing% among qualifiers in 2020. His overall Swing% was third lowest and his 15.5 BB% ranked 12th in MLB. A case can be made that he was a little too patient in 2020 as his Meatball Swing% was nearly three percentage points below league average. He would be wise to hunt some pitches earlier in counts if he wants to sustain the rate power from last season -- it seems unsustainable right now with his underwhelming batted-ball metrics. Helping his case is three-position eligibility (2B, 3B, OF) in leagues with a 10-game minimum for 2021, as well as his projected spot atop the Toronto order. Read Past Outlooks
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#63
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$Signed a one-year, $576,600 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Could be affected by new ball
2BToronto Blue Jays
February 26, 2021
Biggio could be among the players most affected by the new ball being used in MLB this season if it does reduce flyball distance as expected, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
ANALYSIS
The 25-year-old had the eighth-lowest average distance on his home runs last season, and over the last two years Biggio has hit nearly four more homers than predicted based on his batted-ball profile. It wouldn't take much of a change for a significant number of his flies to die on the warning track instead of just clearing the wall, but any lack of distance from the new ball could be countered by the fact that the Jays will begin the season playing in Dunedin, a stadium with a very friendly profile for left-handed power, rather than in Buffalo or across the border in Toronto.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
32
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
14
4
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
Even Split
2020
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+11%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .801 228 34 4 19 3 .261 .399 .402
Since 2018vs Right .799 460 73 20 57 17 .233 .352 .447
2020vs Left .907 84 15 1 9 2 .303 .452 .455
2020vs Right .768 175 26 7 19 4 .232 .337 .430
2019vs Left .741 144 19 3 10 1 .237 .368 .373
2019vs Right .819 285 47 13 38 13 .233 .361 .458
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .811 340 51 12 38 9 .234 .376 .434
Since 2018Away .790 348 56 12 38 11 .249 .359 .431
2020Home .830 113 20 3 10 3 .258 .389 .441
2020Away .798 146 21 5 18 3 .250 .363 .435
2019Home .801 227 31 9 28 6 .221 .370 .431
2019Away .784 202 35 7 20 8 .249 .356 .428
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Cavan Biggio compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.67
 
BB Rate
15.5%
 
K Rate
23.1%
 
BABIP
.311
 
ISO
.182
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.375
 
SLG
.432
 
OPS
.807
 
wOBA
.349
 
Exit Velocity
82.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.2%
 
Barrels/PA
3.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
One of the Blue Jays' top prospects, Biggio received the callup to the big leagues in late May and was eased into the starting role at second base, starting 84 games at the position. He also started eight games in the outfield, four at DH and two at first base. Overall it was a solid rookie campaign as he posted a .234/.364/.429 slash line with 16 home runs and 14 stolen bases. He continued the trend of a high-strikeout rate from the minors (28.6%), but he also had a 16.5 BB%, which would have been top five in MLB among qualified hitters had Biggo logged enough plate appearances to qualify. Biggio's sophomore campaign should see him in an everyday role in Toronto, and his quality rookie campaign and 20-20-plus potential make him an appealing fantasy asset, even more so if he can reduce the strikeouts.
Biggio is a legitimate major-league prospect, though he's kind of the third wheel in the trio of well-known, second-generation prospects within the Blue Jays' farm system (behind Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette). The son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, Cavan hit 26 homers and stole 20 bases at Double-A New Hampshire last season. The latter total led the Eastern League and he also led the league (by a mile) with 100 walks. However, Biggio struck out 148 times (26.3 K%) as a 23-year-old, which raises questions about his ability to hit major-league pitching. Complicating matters is the fact that the the Blue Jays had Biggio work primarily in the outfield corners during the Arizona Fall League, and if they prefer him out there, it will put more pressure on his bat in the years ahead. It's possible Biggio ultimately breaks into the majors in a utility role.
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Named primary third baseman
2BToronto Blue Jays
February 24, 2021
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday that Biggio will be the team's primary third baseman in 2021, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
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Could work primarily at third base
2BToronto Blue Jays
January 26, 2021
Biggio may see the bulk of his time at third base in 2021 following the signing of Marcus Semien on Tuesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Swats eighth homer
2BToronto Blue Jays
September 27, 2020
Biggio went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.
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Resting Friday
2BToronto Blue Jays
September 25, 2020
Biggio will sit Friday against the Orioles.
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Scores three times in rout
2BToronto Blue Jays
September 24, 2020
Biggio went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, three runs and two RBI in Wednesday's 14-1 win over the Blue Jays.
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