Cavan Thomas Biggio...Son of seven-time All-Star, five-time Silver Slugger, four-time Gold Glove Award winner and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, who played his entire 20-year career with the Houston Astros...Attended St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas, and was selected by the Phillies in the 29th round of the 2013 draft but did not sign...Went on to play for the University of Notre Dame...Batted .246 in his freshman year, .258 as a sophomore, and .311 in his junior year...Ranked by Baseball America as Toronto’s 9th-best prospect heading into the 2019 season (10th by MLB)...Participated in the 2020 Blue Jays Winter Tour in Calgary, AB.
Followed up a Marcus Semien blast with his 1st home run of the season April 5 at TEX, forming Toronto’s 1st pair of back-to-back homers of 2021...Had his 20-for-20 career streak of stolen bases snapped May 7 at HOU...Were the most successful attempts to begin a career in club history (Shannon Stewart - 10), and tied for 6th most in MLB history...Hit his 3rd homer of the year May 8 at HOU...Was the first of his career at Minute Maid Park where his father, Craig Biggio, hit 79 home runs (T-3rd all-time)...Landed on the injured list with a cervical spine ligament sprain from May 22-June 10...Drilled his fourth bomb of the year June 12 at BOS, his first since May 8 at HOU...Launched his fifth longball June 13 at BOS, homering in back-to-back games for the second time in his career (also: Aug. 30-31, 2019)...Crushed his sixth home run of the year June 16 vs. NYY, the third in his last five games...Placed on IL for the second time in 2021 with mid-back tightness from Aug. 3-Sept. 27...Went 3-for-4 with an RBI on Oct. 1 vs. BAL, his 1st game since Aug. 3... Played 22 total rehab games with Triple-A Buffalo, batting .182 (14-for-77) with two doubles, three homers and 11 RBI.
Tied for 3rd in the Majors with 265 plate appearances and finished T-4th in runs scored (41) as he played in all but one of Toronto’s 60 games...Drew 41 walks, tied for 2nd most in the AL...His walk rate of 6.46 PA/BB ranked 4th...His .390 OBP when batting 1st was the 2nd highest in the AL (DJ LeMahieu - .423)...His .375 OBP for the season ranked 9th among AL batters...Registered a 15.6 chase percentage, the lowest among all qualified hitters (2nd: Mike Trout - 16.4%)...His 63.8% pitches taken marked the 4th highest rate in MLB...Led the team with 16 doubles, tied for 3rd most in the AL and tied for 6th most in the Majors...Played 2B (37G), 3B (10G), LF (1G), CF (3G) and RF (11G)...Went 6-for-6 swiping bases and is now 20-for-20 in stolen base attempts for his career, the most successful consecutive attempts to begin a career in club history (Shannon Stewart - 10), and tied for 6th most in MLB history...Hit a three-run homer on Opening Night, July 24 at TB...Was Toronto’s first Opening Day home run since Kevin Pillar on March 28, 2018 vs. NYY...Put together a 32-game on-base streak from Aug. 23, 2019-July 26, 2020...Recorded seven doubles, two triples, eight homers, 23 RBI and 26BB/43K for a .444 OBP and a 1.036 OPS over the stretch...Was the longest active streak in the Majors, the 10th longest in team history, and the longest by a Blue Jay since Jose Bautista’s 33-game streak in 2016...Connected for his 2nd home run to end a 0-for-15 drought on July 30 at WAS...Hit his 1st career leadoff home run on Aug. 7 at BOS...Notched his 4th home run of the season and the 20th of his career on Aug. 9 at BOS...Clubbed his 5th home run on Aug. 14 vs. TB, his 3rd in six games...On Aug. 17 at BAL, went 3-for-5 with three RBI and his 6th homer in a 7-2 Blue Jays win...He and Randal Grichuk became the 7th duo since 1920 (when RBI became a stat) to bat in the top two spots of the order and drive in all 7+ runs for a team...Drove in a run in the 10th inning on Aug. 21 at TB with a leadoff double for his 1st career extra-inning hit and RBI...Finished 3-for-3 with a walk to reach base four times...Recorded a 22-game on-base streak from Aug. 7-30, the longest active streak in MLB at the time and tied for 2nd longest in the AL in 2020 (Alex Bregman - 25; José Abreu - 22)...Went 26-for-81 (.321) with seven doubles, four homers, 14 RBI and 18 walks for a .461 OBP and 1.016 OPS during that span...On Sept. 12 vs. NYM, reached the 100-walk milestone in what was his 145th career game, the fastest in team history (Fred McGriff - 182G)...Became the 9th player in MLB history to reach 100 career walks in 145 or fewer games...Scored his 100th career run on Sept. 21 vs. NYY...Reached 100 runs the fastest in team history (154 games), ahead of Eric Hinske (159 games)...Became the 5th AL player all-time to reach 100 runs and 100 walks in his first 154 games... Became the 2nd player ever with 100 runs, 100 walks and 20 stolen bases in such a span, joining Jim Gilliam (150 games with Brooklyn in 1953)...Hit his 7th home run on Sept. 22 vs. NYY, ending a career-long 34-game homerless drought...Homered in the 6th inning on Sept. 26 vs. BAL, giving him an extra-base hit in four straight games for the 1st time in his career...Made his postseason debut in Game 1 of the ALWC on Sept. 29 at TB...Doubled in the 8th inning for his 1st career playoff hit...Became the 9th Blue Jay all-time to pick up an extra-base hit in his 1st postseason game.
Finished 5th in AL Rookie of the Year voting...Ended the season on a 29-game on-base streak, the longest by a Blue Jay in 2019 and the longest ever by a Toronto rookie (Russ Adams - 27G in 2005)...Had seven doubles, two triples, six home runs, 17 RBI and 25BB/34K for a .446 OBP over that stretch...Marks the longest on-base streak by a Blue Jay since Jose Bautista's 33-game stretch in 2016...His walk rate of 6.06 PA/BB was 4th highest in MLB (min. 400PA)...Posted a .364 on-base percentage, the highest among AL rookies and the 3rd highest ever by a Toronto rookie (Eric Hinske - .365 in 2002; John Olerud - .364 in 1990)...Recorded 71 walks through his first 100 career games, the most ever by a Blue Jay...Is 14-for-14 in stolen base attempts, the most successful attempts to begin a career in club history (Shannon Stewart - 10)...Became the 5th player in MLB history with at least 16 home runs, 71 walks and 14 stolen bases in a rookie campaign (last: Scott Rolen in 1997)... Did not ground into any double plays in 68 opportunities, the 2nd most without doing so among all MLB hitters...Had his contract selected from Triple-A Buffalo on May 24 and made his MLB debut that night vs. SD (0-for-3, 2K)…Along with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., became the 1st sons of Hall of Famers to play on the same team...Collected his 1st MLB hit on May 26 vs. SD as he singled in the 2nd inning...Then hit his 1st career home run in the 4th, a solo blast into the 4th deck off of Matt Wisler…Added a single in the 5th inning, becoming the 10th player in Blue Jays history to record a three-hit game within his first three MLB contests (last: Rowdy Tellez - Sept. 6, 2018 vs. CLE)...On June 13 at BAL, became the 5th player in Blue Jays history to have a multi-HR game within his first 15 career contests, joining Doug Ault, Carlos Delgado, J.P Arencibia (2x) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr...Recorded his 2nd multi-HR game on June 17 vs. LAA, joining J.P. Arencibia (Aug. 7, 2010 vs. TB and April 1, 2011 vs. MIN) as the only batters in team history with two multi-HR games within their first 19 career games...Notched his 1st career grand slam on June 29 vs. KC...Was the 3rd go-ahead grand slam by a Blue Jays rookie all-time (Glenallen Hill - Sept. 1, 1989 vs. MIN; Brett Lawrie - Aug. 10, 2011 vs. OAK)...Set a career high with his four-RBI day...Went 3-for-4 with four RBI on July 1 vs. KC, joining Junior Felix (1989) as the only players in team history to record two 4+ RBI efforts within their first 32 career games...Became the 4th player since 1920 with 6+ HR, 5+ SB and 25+ BB in his first 35 MLB games (Barry Bonds - 1986; Chris Dickerson - 2009; Kris Bryant - 2015)...Reached 50 hits and 50 walks in 74 games, the fastest in team history (Fred McGriff - 92G in 1986-1987)...On Aug. 4 at BAL, followed Bo Bichette's home run with his 9th blast of the season...Marked the 1st time in franchise history that two rookies hit consecutive homers...Hit the 10th home run of his career and his 1st off of a left-handed pitcher (Ryan Yarbrough) on Aug. 6 at TB...Homered in back-to-back games for the 1st time on Aug. 30-31 vs. HOU...Collected his 13th home run of the season and his 8th at home on Sept. 10 vs. BOS...On Sept. 17 at BAL, joined Kelly Gruber (April 16, 1989 vs. KC) and Jeff Frye (Aug. 17, 2001 vs. TEX) as the only Blue Jays to hit for the cycle...Was his 1st career four-hit game and his 1st three-XBH game...He and his dad, Craig (2002), became the 2nd father/son duo to ever record cycles, joining Gary and Daryle Ward...Also stole two bases in a game for the 1st time...Donated his batting gloves from the game to the National Baseball Hall of Fame...Became the 9th Toronto rookie to ever reach the 15-HR mark when he accomplished the feat on Sept. 19 at BAL...Was his 5th homer against the Orioles, his most vs. any team...Hit his 16th home run of the season and his 3rd vs. a left-handed pitcher on Sept. 23 vs. BAL...Became the 1st player in team history to bunt for a double when he beat the shift on Sept. 27 vs. TB...Played in each of the Bisons' 43 games before his callup, batting .312 (43-for-138) with 15 extra-base hits, 27 RBI and a 34BB/28K ratio.
Played the full year with Double-A New Hampshire ... Led the Eastern League in home runs (26), walks (100), slugging percentage (.499) and OPS (.887) ... Ranked 2nd in the league in RBI (99), 3rd in OBP (.388), 4th in total bases (244), T-8th in triples (5) and T-10th in stolen bases (20) ... Was named a Mid-Season All-Star for the third straight year ... In the playoffs, went 6-for-20 (.300) with a double, a home run, six walks (.462 OBP) and nine RBI across six games to help the Fisher Cats to an Eastern League Championship ... At season's end, claimed Eastern League Most Valuable Player and Eastern League Rookie of the Year... Was also named an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star and a Post-Season All-Star ... Played for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League and was named one of the Rising Stars as he slashed .262/.400/.415 with four doubles, two homers and 10 RBI over 19 games.
Played his entire 2017 season for Advanced-A Dunedin ... Led the Florida State League with 75 runs and 74 walks while ranking T-8th in RBI (60) ... Hit his first professional home run on April 28 at Fort Myers, his first of 11 on the year ... Was named a Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star.
Kicked off his pro career in 2016 with the Class-A (short) Vancouver Canadians... Hit .282 with 14 extra-base hits and 21 RBI there... Was named a Mid-Season All-Star ... Was promoted to Class-A Lansing for nine games to round out his 2016 campaign... Batted .222 with a double and four RBI for the Lugnuts.