Bichette went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.
The young shortstop is still trying to consistently find his rhythm at the plate, but Bichette has hardly been slumping this spring, slashing .261/.346/.609 through 26 plate appearances with half of his hits (two homers and a triple) going for extra bases. He'll hit at or near the top of the order for the Jays this season as he looks to match or even build upon the .929 OPS he put together in his big-league debut last year.
Bichette is expected to begin the season hitting leadoff, followed by Cavan Biggio and Vlad Guerrero Jr., Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
It's a little unusual for a manager to be setting his regular-season batting order this early, but given the nature of the Jays roster it's no surprise that Charlie Montoyo plans to put his trio of talented youngsters right at the top. Hitting leadoff should afford Bichette plenty of stolen-base opportunities, but he'll need to improve on his 4-for-8 performance in the majors last year if he wants to see consistent green lights.
The Blue Jays plan to give Bichette a heavy workload at shortstop in 2020, so much that they don't intend to carry a true shortstop as his backup, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
Brandon Drury will be used as a super-utility player and represents Bichette's most likely backup. In addition to the full-time role he'll handle at shortstop, Bichette is projected to serve as the Blue Jays' leadoff man, as manager Charlie Montoyo tabbed him as the favorite for those duties Sunday, per Hazel Mae of Sportsnet.
Bichette's offseason is going well, and he's no longer experiencing concussion symptoms, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Bichette's strong rookie season ended prematurely in mid-September after he was hit in the head by a pitch. He finished his first big-league campaign with a .311/.358/.571 line in 46 games, homering 11 times and doubling 18 more. He's expected to progress to full workouts soon and should have plenty of time to get up to full speed by the start of spring training.
Bichette (concussion) will not return this season, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
There are still a couple more steps before he can clear the concussion protocol, and with just two games left this season he won't have time to return. He did say Saturday that he is feeling better and will be restriction free this offseason. Richard Urena is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth against the Rays.
Bichette (concussion) fielded grounders prior to Friday's game against the Rays, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
A concussion has kept Bichette sidelined for over a week. He's hoping to clear concussion protocol prior to the end of the season, though the Blue Jays have no reason not to be extra cautious with the promising young shortstop.
Bichette has yet to pass through concussion protocol and may be done for the year, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Bichette was lifted from Thursday's matchup with Baltimore after a pitch skimmed the brim of his helmet, and the rookie has yet to pass through concussion protocol. Manager Charlie Montoyo stated that Bichette is still aiming to return for the final few games of the season, though the skipper also acknowledged that the 21-year-old might be done for the year with only six contests remaining.
Bichette (head) has yet to pass concussion protocol and remains without a clear timeline, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Bichette had to leave Thursday night's game after a pitch hit the brim of his helmet, and he was eventually sent for concussion testing. While the team still hasn't provided a clear timeline for the rookie's return, he's not in Friday's starting lineup and manager Charlie Montoyo stated that he doesn't expect Bichette to return during Toronto's series with the Yankees, per Matheson.
Bichette (head) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.
A pitch caught Bichette on the brim of his helmet Thursday and he was eventually removed from the game for concussion testing. The Blue Jays have not announced whether Bichette was diagnosed with a concussion or not. Richard Urena is manning shortstop Friday with Anthony Alford leading off against lefty J.A. Happ.
Bichette was lifted from Thursday's game against the Orioles to undergo concussion testing.
Bichette was hit by a pitch on the brim of his helmet during the sixth inning, and although he was initially able to stay in the game, the Blue Jays removed him in the seventh to undergo precautionary concussion testing. He'll be considered day-to-day until another update is provided.
Bichette went 3-for-5 with a solo walkoff home run, two runs and a walk during a 6-5 extra-innings victory against the Yankees on Friday.
The rookie came into the night with a hit in seven of the past nine games, including four straight, and yet, he's batting only .195 this month. The multi-hit game Friday, though, should help the average and gave him his third homer in September. Bichette has been pretty spectacular since debuting in late July, hitting .313 with 11 home runs, 18 RBI, 29 runs and four steals in 179 at-bats.
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Thursday's loss to the Rays.
Bichette launched an opposite field home run off Austin Pruitt to leadoff the game, then hit his second long ball of the night against Matt Albers in the sixth, knotting the score at 4-4. It was his second multi-homer effort of the season en route to 10 home runs across 34 games.
Bichette went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Seattle.
The superstar rookie simply can't be stopped right now. With his two hits Sunday, Bichette finished the three-game series against Seattle going 8-for-14 (.571) with two extra-base hits and four runs scored. The 21-year-old might've been in the AL Rookie of the Year discussion had he debuted earlier in the year and kept up this pace.
Bichette went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, three RBI and a pair of runs in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Mariners.
Bichette made an impact with each of his hits, starting with a third-inning solo shot off Mariners starter Felix Hernandez. The shortstop added an RBI single in the seventh inning as part of a four-run rally, later scoring on a groundout. Bichette completed the big night by plating Danny Jansen with a double in the eighth inning. He's gone 11-for-36 with four homers, six RBI and six runs scored in his last eight games.
Bichette went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Mariners.
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.
Bichette went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs Tuesday in the Blue Jays' 16-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Bichette took Clayton Kershaw deep twice in what was an otherwise stellar night for the Dodgers ace, who passed Sandy Koufax on the all-time wins list. Just 21 games into his big-league career, the rookie shortstop is already looking like a future star. He's already compiled 19 extra-base hits (12 doubles, seven home runs) in only 98 plate appearances.
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Bichette homered to left field in the fifth inning off Taylor Guilbeau to draw the Blue Jays to within one run at 3-2. He's been highly productive since he was called up last month, slashing .349/.400/.675 with five home runs, 12 doubles, nine RBI and two stolen bases in 19 games.
Bichette went 4-for-6 with two doubles, three runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Rangers.
The hits, and extra-base hits, just keep on coming for the rookie. Bichette has now played 15 games since his promotion and has collected multiple knocks in nine of them en route to a stunning .394/.444/.742 slash line. It hasn't been entirely smooth sailing for the 21-year-old -- he's just 2-for-5 on steal attempts -- but for the most part, Bichette looks just as much like a future star as teammate Vlad GUerrero Jr.
Bichette went 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
Bichette went 0-for-7 to begin Toronto's weekend series with New York, but he managed to scratch across a pair of base knocks Sunday in a 1-0 loss. The 21-year-old rookie continues to rack up hits in the big leagues, slashing .367/.424/.717 with 13 extra-base hits and seven RBI over 14 games.
Bichette went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.
Making his home debut for the Blue Jays, Bichette became the first rookie since Ted Williams in 1939 to collect an extra-base hit in nine straight games, and in the process he became the first player in MLB history with a two-bagger in nine straight contests. His 13 XBH (nine doubles, four homers) in his first 11 big-league games is also a major-league record, and he's set a host of franchise marks as well, notably by beginning his career with an 11-game hit streak. Bichette's .408/.453/.837 slash line is inevitably going to come down at some point, but the 21-year-old is demonstrating that his status as an elite hitting prospect was more than just hype.
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