The next time the Giants meet the Blue Jays the year will be 2022, and Toronto will be fully weaponized. The 2019 Blue Jays are a team destined for fourth place, but their star is rising. The Giants only had to face a Blue Jays team with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. twice, but we saw what a difference that made. Their offense looks a lot more potent with a guy who can tear the sky asunder with a swing of the bat.
He’s not the only supremely talented played they have coming up the tubes either. Bo Bichette, son of Dante, will be in the majors before long. Nate Pearson, first of his name, has struck out 17 batters in the 13 innings since his promotion to Double A. Finally, Cavan Biggio, son of Craig, made his major league debut this weekend.
Cavan might be the least touted of their sons of former baseball players. He’s the Blue Jays’ ninth overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, and FanGraphs has him at a 40 FV which would make him more Austin Slater than Joey Bart. But Biggio tore it up in Triple A this year. He walked more than he struck out and slashed .307/.445/.504. The performance was good enough to get him a call-up ahead of the Jays’ series with the Padres.
In his first two games, Biggio went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and looked overmatched. But like Mike Yastrzemski, Biggio collected his first, second, and third major league on Sunday. Unlike Yastrzemski, Biggio didn’t get TOOTBLAN’d at any point.
Biggio gave himself a batting average by punching a grounder through the right side.
The journey begins!— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 26, 2019
Congrats to @doinitBIGgio23 on his first career @MLB hit! pic.twitter.com/5RHDJFw91t
His second hit was far more convincing as he hit a massive tater into the third deck.
Caven’t you heard? @doinitBIGgio23 just hit his first BOMB! pic.twitter.com/NGBnlsPxae— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 26, 2019
Goodness. I don’t remember his dad ever hitting a shot like that though to be honest, most of what I remember of his dad is him slapping doubles against the Giants and leaning into pitches.
Young Biggio rounded out his day with a line drive the other way. As he’s gone through the minors, he has increasingly become a pull-heavy hitter, but he can still hit it to the opposite field now and again.
From his performance on Sunday, it looks like Biggio will be pestering teams for years to come. It’s a good thing he plays in the American League because I for one have had enough of a Biggio dismantling the Giants for one lifetime.