Bo Bichette
Bo Bichette
22-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Toronto Blue Jays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#60
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $570,000 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Not in lineup
SSToronto Blue Jays
September 26, 2020
Bichette will sit Saturday against Baltimore.
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The Blue Jays have clinched a spot in the playoffs, so they can afford to give their stars a rest in the season's final few games. Bichette will sit for the first time since returning from a sprained knee two weeks ago, with Joe Panik taking over at shortstop.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
18
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left 1.003 88 15 5 11 2 .358 .398 .605
Since 2018vs Right .876 230 33 11 29 6 .294 .330 .546
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
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
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+29%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+37%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .842 149 26 6 20 5 .297 .342 .500
Since 2018Away .936 191 24 10 24 3 .315 .351 .586
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
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 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
3.9%
 
K Rate
21.1%
 
BABIP
.352
 
ISO
.211
 
AVG
.301
 
OBP
.328
 
SLG
.512
 
OPS
.840
 
wOBA
.370
 
Exit Velocity
83.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
31.3%
 
Barrels/PA
9.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
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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Stuffs box score
SSToronto Blue Jays
September 23, 2020
Bichette 2-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and two walks during Toronto's 14-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
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Triples, scores twice
SSToronto Blue Jays
September 20, 2020
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Phillies.
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In Saturday's lineup
SSToronto Blue Jays
September 12, 2020
Bichette (knee) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday and will start at shortstop against the Mets, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Expected to return Saturday
SSToronto Blue Jays
Knee
September 12, 2020
Bichette (knee) is expected to be activated from the injured list Saturday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Could return this weekend
SSToronto Blue Jays
Knee
September 10, 2020
Bichette (knee) could return from the 10-day injured list this weekend for the Blue Jays' home series against the Mets, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
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