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Blue Jays mid-term report card: Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio is yet another Blue Jay whose season neatly divides into two parts: The early crappy part where he couldn’t buy a hit and the later good part where he hit as he should.

When Cavan went on the IL with the neck injury, he hit .205/.315/.315 with 3 home runs, 20 walks, and 47 strikeouts in 39 games. Coming into the season, he talked about being more aggressive at the plate, but it seemed to be hard to find a balance.

Since returning from injury, he’s hit .269/.366/.474 with 3 home runs, 13 walks, and 20 strikeouts in 24 games.

It is almost like baseball is hard.

As a whole, Cavan is hitting .229/.335/.376 with 6 home runs, 33 walks, and 67 strikeouts, with 3 stolen bases.

FanGraphs has him at a 0.2 WAR and Baseball-Reference 0.3.

Defensively, at third, he hasn’t been great. His URZ/150 is -10.2. He’s made 9 errors, 6 fielding, 3 throwing. So I don’t know what the plan should be for him on defense. Personally, I’d love to call up Kevin Smith and see if his good bat at Triple-A will come along with him to the majors. But they wouldn’t be happy unless they played him every day for a month or so, and I think it is more likely they would platoon him or play him until he goes hitless for a game or two and then sit him until they decide to send him back down. It seems that they do that with every prospect I really look forward to seeing.

But I’m not sure what the Jays might be thinking. Maybe there is a trade coming. Maybe nothing will happen.

Anyway the poll:


For the first half, I’d give Cavann Biggio an

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