Bo Bichette
Bo Bichette
23-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Toronto Blue Jays
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Bichette owns a .307/.347/.549 career slash line over 340 PA at the big-league level, which is quite impressive given that he has not yet celebrated his 23rd birthday. That said, for all the accolades, does it not feel like we are left wanting more from him? The steals he flashed in the minors have not yet surfaced at the major-league level. He is aggressive on the basepaths, but has not been a particularly good thief of bases in the majors with just eight successful swipes in 13 attempts. He remains supremely confident in his hitting abilities, which makes him rather unaccepting of his walks and very reliant upon his batted-ball fortunes. Breaking balls have been his kryptonite in the majors, which is why he aggressively hunts fastballs early. There is still more room for growth here; if you want to go along for the ride in 2021, you will need to operate as if he's done it many times before. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#25
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $570,000 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Clubs two homers, walks off Yanks
SSToronto Blue Jays
April 14, 2021
Bichette went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs and a stolen base during Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Yankees.
ANALYSIS
The 23-year-old went 0-for-2 with RISP in the series finale, but he launched his second homer of the afternoon to lead off the ninth inning and deliver a walk-off win for Toronto. Bichette extended his hit streak to 11 games Wednesday and is 16-for-45 with four home runs, four doubles, 11 runs, 10 RBI and two stolen bases during that stretch.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+165%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .943 97 16 5 12 2 .337 .381 .562
Since 2019vs Right .884 286 44 15 38 8 .293 .329 .556
2021vs Left .347 9 1 0 1 0 .125 .222 .125
2021vs Right .918 56 11 4 9 2 .288 .321 .596
2020vs Left .818 25 3 1 5 2 .333 .360 .458
2020vs Right .891 81 13 4 14 2 .304 .321 .570
2019vs Left 1.079 63 12 4 6 0 .368 .413 .667
2019vs Right .868 149 20 7 15 4 .288 .336 .532
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+102%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+29%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+37%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .896 177 35 8 28 7 .313 .356 .540
Since 2019Away .880 228 27 12 26 3 .292 .329 .551
2021Home 1.189 28 9 2 8 2 .400 .429 .760
2021Away .588 37 3 2 2 0 .171 .216 .371
2020Home .968 53 11 3 13 2 .347 .396 .571
2020Away .753 75 7 2 10 2 .270 .280 .473
2019Home .773 96 15 3 7 3 .270 .313 .461
2019Away 1.060 116 17 8 14 1 .346 .397 .664
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Stat Review
How does Bo Bichette 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
0.19
 
BB Rate
4.6%
 
K Rate
24.6%
 
BABIP
.293
 
ISO
.267
 
AVG
.267
 
OBP
.308
 
SLG
.533
 
OPS
.841
 
wOBA
.360
 
Exit Velocity
83.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
35.6%
 
Barrels/PA
10.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After Vladimir Guerrero Jr. arrived three months earlier, Bichette's late-July callup officially secured the left side of the Toronto infield for years to come. Bichette made the bigger splash of the two uber-prospects, wasting no time etching his name into history. On Aug. 8, Bichette set MLB records by doubling in his ninth straight game and notching 13 extra-base hits in the first 11 games of a career. Bichette cooled off thereafter, but he still slashed .279/.327/.483 (112 wRC+) the rest of the way while racking up runs atop the order. If there's a nit to pick, Bichette's poor success rate on the bases was disappointing given his minor-league numbers, but an 83rd-percentile Statcast sprint speed suggests there's upside to be had in that area. Bichette's spectacular 46-game sample and scope to improve as a 22-year-old makes him a worthy top-15 fantasy shortstop in a group that's as deep as ever in 2020.
Bichette still has one of the best hit tools in the minors, striking out just 17% of the time at Double-A while spraying lasers to all fields (37.1 Pull%, 40.5 Oppo%). He is one of those hitters who will never sell out for power, but will still hit 20-plus home runs in his peak seasons. Despite finishing second in the Eastern League with 32 steals (on 43 attempts), Bichette doesn’t have the raw speed typically associated with prodigious base stealers. He grades out as an average runner now, and while he is not unathletic, at 6-foot, 200 pounds, he figures to slow down in the coming years. He isn’t a phenom on the level of org. mate Vlad Jr., but notching a 120 wRC+ as a 20-year-old at Double-A is still pretty advanced stuff. He was initially assigned to the Arizona Fall League, but those plans were nixed due to minor elbow and knee soreness. Bichette will be ready for the start of spring training and could earn a promotion to the majors as early as this summer.
For Bichette, it all starts with strike zone awareness, elite bat speed and a remarkable all-fields approach. He looks to do damage early in the count and then plays for contact if he gets behind. That bat speed, which might be the best in the minors, leads to plus power that he doesn’t have to sell out for. His 22 steals last year were largely the result of an athletic 19-year-old getting on base at a .423 clip. He will be an average runner, chipping in 8-to-12 steals annually early in his big-league career. Bichette hit more balls the other way than to the pull side last year, which is incredibly rare for a teenager with innate bat speed, and suggests he could compete for batting titles in his prime years. He falls in the bucket of young shortstops whose defensive ability gets questioned, but there were promising reports this year about his ability to stick there, at least early in his career. Bichette is on pace to reach the majors in 2019.
Bichette's swing gets compared to Josh Donaldson's, so naturally the Blue Jays were interested and signed him to an over-slot deal when he fell to them at pick 66 in the 2016 draft. The younger son of Dante Bichette, Bo is a sturdy 5-foot-11, 201 pounds, and his aggressive, power-oriented approach led to a 238 wRC+ and 1.182 OPS in 22 games in the Gulf Coast League. He would have led the league in every hitting category as an 18-year-old if he had enough plate appearances to qualify, but an appendix issue sidelined him for over a month. Obviously his .484 BABIP was a major contributor to his absurd numbers, but evaluators believe in the bat, projecting him as an average or better hitter with plus pop. He will be kept at shortstop for now, but it seems inevitable that he moves to second or third down the road. Bichette will start 2017 at Low-A, and he will shoot up prospect lists if he legitimizes his 2016 numbers without whiffing too much.
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Knocks in five
SSToronto Blue Jays
April 10, 2021
Bichette went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a walk, five RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's blowout win over the Angels.
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Goes deep twice Tuesday
SSToronto Blue Jays
April 6, 2021
Bichette went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's loss to Texas.
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Shows oppo power Wednesday
SSToronto Blue Jays
March 25, 2021
Bichette went 3-for-3 with his first two home runs of the spring in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.
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Looking for timing at plate
SSToronto Blue Jays
March 18, 2021
Bichette has gone 4-for-23 (.174) without an extra-base hit through 10 Grapefruit League games.
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Not in lineup
SSToronto Blue Jays
September 26, 2020
Bichette will sit Saturday against Baltimore.
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