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Saturday, April 21, 2018

NYTimes: Now Batting in Class AA: Biggio, Bichette and Guerrero

Each player has a striking difference or two from his father. Dante Bichette was a muscular outfielder; Bo is a wiry shortstop. Craig Biggio hit right-handed and came up as a catcher; Cavan hits left-handed and has played five positions as a pro, but never catcher. Guerrero is 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, shorter and stockier than his father at the same age. He played the outfield when he signed, like his father, but switched to third base for the Blue Jays.

I didn’t realize the Jays’ AA affiliate also has Biggio’s son.  The team also has Lourdes Gurriel, brother of the Astros’ Yuli, and a coach, Andy Fermin, son of Felix Fermin.

puck Posted: April 21, 2018 at 06:57 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bloodlines, blue jays, prospects

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   1. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 21, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5657774)
Dante Bichette was a muscular outfielder;

Dante Bichette was a Colorado Rockie--his home field advantage is the only reason anyone talks about him--absent that, he's Horace Clarke
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: April 21, 2018 at 10:14 PM (#5657811)

Dante Bichette was a Colorado Rockie--his home field advantage is the only reason anyone talks about him--absent that, he's Horace Clarke



.... Horace Clarke was plus level defensive second baseman who hit decently enough to keep a job... Bichette was a crappy defensive rightfielder who's offensive contribution was hidden by his park, but still was a better hitter in his worst years than Clarke. ....


I'm not getting this comparison at all.. Heck Clarke with a 15 career war beats the crap out of Dante's 5 career war. (poor guy pulled the Mattingly curse before Mattingly, playing for the Yankees in a decade that they didn't make the post season)
   3. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: April 21, 2018 at 10:25 PM (#5657820)
Gurriel laid waste to the Yankees yesterday. He's in the bigs for at least a couple of weeks, maybe more.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 21, 2018 at 10:30 PM (#5657823)
. . . Horace Clarke . . .

Noooo! I lived through the years CBS owned the Yankees, sometimes referred to as the Horace Clarke era. Please, no more, I beg of you!
   5. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 21, 2018 at 11:06 PM (#5657842)
Lil' Impaler's swing looks JUST like his dads. He could be really, really good.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 22, 2018 at 12:11 AM (#5657877)
During last season, the Jays had 6 sons of MLB players in their system at some point:

- Dwight Smith Jr.
- Bo Bichette
- Vlad Guerrero Jr.
- Cavan Biggio
- Kacy Clemens
- Jason Grilli
   7. Greg K Posted: April 22, 2018 at 08:28 AM (#5657913)
Craig Biggio hit right-handed and came up as a catcher; Cavan hits left-handed and has played five positions as a pro, but never catcher.

I get what they're going for, but it's a bit of a reach as Cavan has played the majority of his minor league games at 2B.
   8. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: April 23, 2018 at 10:55 AM (#5658411)
Man, Vlad Jr looks like he is going to be special... Just turned 19, already handling himself well in AA.
   9. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: April 23, 2018 at 11:42 AM (#5658458)
During last season, the Jays had 6 sons of MLB players in their system at some point:

- Dwight Smith Jr.
- Bo Bichette
- Vlad Guerrero Jr.
- Cavan Biggio
- Kacy Clemens
- Jason Grilli


And those are just the ones who are immediately recognizable by their names!

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