Bo Bichette
21-Year-Old ShortstopSS
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Laces trio of singles
SSToronto Blue Jays
August 23, 2019
Bichette went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.
ANALYSIS
All three hits were singles. Bichette scored the opening run of the game, coming home on Justin Smoak's infield single in the first inning. Bichette is slashing .333/.375/.648 with seven homers, 16 runs scored and 11 RBI in his first 24 major-league games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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7
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left 1.186 39 7 3 3 0 .389 .436 .750
Since 2017vs Right .937 73 9 4 8 2 .304 .342 .594
2019vs Left 1.186 39 7 3 3 0 .389 .436 .750
2019vs Right .937 73 9 4 8 2 .304 .342 .594
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+49%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+49%
OPS on Road
2018
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2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .793 46 7 2 5 1 .256 .304 .488
Since 2017Away 1.182 66 9 5 6 1 .387 .424 .758
2019Home .793 46 7 2 5 1 .256 .304 .488
2019Away 1.182 66 9 5 6 1 .387 .424 .758
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 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 this season's data (min 200 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
0.26
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
24.1%
 
BABIP
.394
 
ISO
.314
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.375
 
SLG
.648
 
OPS
1.023
 
wOBA
.438
 
Exit Velocity
92.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
38.8%
 
Barrels/PA
7.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Hits two homers off Kershaw
SSToronto Blue Jays
August 21, 2019
Bichette went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs Tuesday in the Blue Jays' 16-3 loss to the Dodgers.
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Smashes solo homer
SSToronto Blue Jays
August 17, 2019
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
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Four more hits in rout
SSToronto Blue Jays
August 13, 2019
Bichette went 4-for-6 with two doubles, three runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Rangers.
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Delivers multi-hit performance
SSToronto Blue Jays
August 11, 2019
Bichette went 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
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Keeps setting records
SSToronto Blue Jays
August 9, 2019
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.
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