Biggio got the start in center field during Saturday's Grapefruit League game, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
While the 24-year-old is still locked in as the Jays' starting second baseman, Biggio could find himself seeing occasional action in center or at first base depending on who else is resting or slotted in at DH during any particular game. While this might eventually result in extra position eligibility down the road in fantasy leagues with lower qualification thresholds, the most important takeaway is that manager Charlie Montoya sees Biggio as a player he needs to keep in the lineup as much as possible.
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Sunday that he envisions Biggio serving as the team's No. 2 hitter this season, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
The lefty-hitting Biggio could eventually move down in the order against southpaws, but he'll likely be given a full-time look out of the two hole -- in between Bo Bichette and Vlad Guerrero Jr. -- at least to begin the season after he slashed a credible .237/.368/.373 (104 wRC+) in 145 plate appearances versus same-handed pitching in 2019. Biggio supplied 16 home runs and 14 steals in just 100 games with Toronto as a rookie and could push for a 20-20 season if he gets 600 plate appearances in 2020.
Biggio went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, three walks and an additional run Monday in the Blue Jays' 11-10 win over the Orioles in 15 innings.
The rookie extended his hitting streak to a career-best seven games, lifting his season average from .221 to .237 during that stretch. Biggio's 28.4 percent strikeout rate will make it difficult for him to uphold a useful batting average, but his blend of power and speed and willingness to work pitch counts and take walks make him an ideal fit near the top of the Toronto lineup.
Biggio went 4-for-5, hitting for the cycle with four RBI, three runs and two steals in an 8-5 victory against the Orioles on Tuesday.
What an incredible game from Biggio. It was his fourth multi-hit performance in his last five games, but he also went deep and swiped two bases. This was also his first game with multiple RBI since Aug. 31. Biggio is now batting .230 with 14 home runs, 42 RBI, 58 runs and 13 steals in 313 at-bats this season.
Biggio is not in Saturday's lineup against the Yankees, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
He is hitting .290/.450/.516 with one home run and two steals in nine games this month. Brandon Drury gets the start at second base and will hit seventh.
Biggio is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
Biggio will hit the bench for the second time in the series as he is 1-for-16 with nine strikeouts in his last five games. Richard Urena receives the start at the keystone and will bat ninth in his stead.
Biggio is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Tampa Bay.
Biggio will take a seat after starting the last 13 games and posting a .209/.382/.419 slash line in that stretch. Brandon Drury will start at the keystone in his place Friday.
Biggio went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, three RBI, two runs and a walk in a 6-4 victory over the Astros on Saturday.
The 24-year-old homered in his last two games of the month, but overall, he came into the night with an August OPS well below .700, and he finished the month with a .220 average. Overall, Biggio is batting .215 with 12 home runs, 35 RBI, 47 runs and nine steals in 274 at-bats this season.
Biggio is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays.
Biggio will cede second base duties to Freddy Galvis after starting each of the past three games, during which he contributed a pair of home runs and a stolen base. Even though he's logged just 247 plate appearances with Toronto thus far, Biggio has provided plenty of categorical juice, as he's rapidly closing in on reaching double figures in both home runs (10) and steals (nine). His discerning eye at the plate (16.7 percent walk rate) should continue to afford Biggio plenty of running opportunities and help keep his fantasy value afloat amid dry spells in the power department.
Biggio went 1-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.
Bo Bichette's blistering start to his big-league career is attracting all the attention right now, but his fellow second-generation rookie was productive in his own right Tuesday. Biggio is now slashing .215/.344/.395 through his first 59 MLB games with 10 homers and a perfect 9-for-9 performance on the basepaths.
Biggio is not in Saturday's lineup against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
He has heated up a little at the plate, hitting .267/.389/.500 with two home runs and two steals over his last 30 at-bats. Freddy Galvis will start at second base and hit second.
Biggio went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Royals.
While all eyes were on Bo Bichette in his big-league debut, fellow second-generation prospect Biggio was the offensive star for the Jays from the leadoff spot. With Eric Sogard now in Tampa Bay, Biggio figures to get a long look at the top of the order. The 24-year-old rookie has struggled to make contact in the majors, but his .216/.347/.386 slash line with eight homers and seven steals through 52 games suggests he has the skills to handle setting the table.
Biggio went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in Saturday's 10-9 win over the Rays.
Biggio cut the Tampa Bay lead to 6-2 in the second inning with a 429-foot shot to right-center off Andrew Kittredge. This was the 24-year-old's first homer since June 29, and he had been just 10-for-63 in July. He now has a .205/.345/.367 slash line with seven home runs over 166 at-bats.
Biggio is not in the lineup Wednesday against Cleveland, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Biggio has gone 5-for-50 with zero extra-base hits over his last 15 games, posting a .374 OPS over that stretch. Eric Sogard starts at second base in his absence.
Biggio is not in Sunday's lineup against the Tigers.
The rookie second baseman is hitting .116 with an 18:11 K:BB over his last 13 games. Eric Sogard starts at the keystone and will lead off.
Biggio isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
Biggio has collected a base knock in three of his last four contests, though he's batting just .220 in the month of July (11 games). He'll get the day off, allowing for Eric Sogard to draw a start at the keystone and lead off.
Biggio went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and four RBI in Monday's 11-4 win over the Royals.
Biggio was one of five Blue Jays to finish with three or more hits in the Canada Day blowout. The rookie has been an on-base machine for the Jays since arriving to the big leagues in late May, but he's started to become an asset in the batting-average category lately, too. He's gone 12-for-36 (.333 average) over his last nine contests, though an unsustainable .458 BABIP over that stretch has certainly helped his cause.
Biggio went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and a walk in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Royals.
Biggio delivered out of the cleanup spot for the Blue Jays in the fifth inning with his first career grand slam. The 24-year-old is showing well in his first taste of the majors with a .240/.373/.469 slash line and six home runs through 30 games.
Biggio will start at second base and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Yankees.
Normal table setter Eric Sogard is receiving a breather for the day game after the night game, so Biggio will settle in atop the order for the first time since June 14. Biggio owns a robust .352 on-base percentage through his first 27 games in the big leagues, but his elevated strikeout rate (28.6 percent) has played a major part in limiting his average to a pedestrian .221. The rookie has at least made some progress on that front lately, as he'll carry a four-game hitting streak into the series finale.
Biggio is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Boston.
Biggio will head to the bench Friday with lefty Chris Sale taking the mound for the Red Sox. Eric Sogard will start at the keystone in his stead.
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