Bijan is a non-roster invitee to major league Spring Training for the first time ... in six minor league seasons, he has batted .285 (534-for-1,873) with 108 doubles, 37 homers and 251 RBI ... has appeared with Triple-A Iowa each of the last two seasons, including all of 2017... Has batted at least .280 for the season in four of his last five campaigns... Was named a mid-season All-Star in 2013 with Kane County (Midwest League) and 2014 with Daytona (Florida State League)... Attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. ... was a first-team All-State and All-Orange Empire Conference honoree in 2012 ... was drafted by the Cubs in the 13th round of the 2012 draft ... graduated from Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif.
Bijan spent the entire season at Triple-A Iowa, batting .294 (85-for-289) with 16 doubles, two triples, seven homers and 46 RBI in 107 games... Was placed on the seven-day disabled list, July 24, with a right knee contusion ... activated, July 31... Had a strong end to the campaign, batting .340 (33-for-97) in 36 games after the All-Star Break ... batted .271 (52-for-192) in 71 games prior to the Break ... batted .368 (25-for-68) with three homers and 10 RBI in 24 August contests.
Batted a combined .307 (100-for-326) with 22 doubles and 10 homers in 108 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa... Began the season with Double-A Tennessee ... appeared in 86 contests, batting a team-best .313 (80-for-256) with 17 doubles, nine homers and 36 RBI ... was named Southern League Player of the Week, April 7-17, batting .440 with a double, two homers and seven RBI in 10 games... Earned his first promotion to the Triple-A level, August 3 ... batted .286 (20-for-70) with five doubles and a homer in 22 games.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Tennessee, appearing in a career-high 113 games ... batted .261 (93-for-357) with 19 doubles, four triples and four homers ... drew a team-high 67 walks, contributing to a .379 OBP ... had a season-high eight-game hitting streak (.417/10-for-24), July 13-21.
Was named a mid-season All-Star for the second-straight season as he batted .281 (108-for-384) with 22 doubles, six triples and 10 homers in 111 games with Single-A Daytona in the Florida State League ... his .281 average led the team and ranked eighth in the Cubs organization... Named a MILB.com Organization All-Star following the season.
In his first full pro season, he split the campaign between Single-A Kane County and Single-A Daytona, batting a combined .291 (96-for-330) with 15 doubles, three triples and four homers in 97 games... Began the season with Kane County and earned Midwest League mid-season All-Star honors ... batted .303 (56-for-185) with eight doubles and two homers in 55 games ... collected six-consecutive multi-hit games May 3-10, batting .637 (14-for-22) during the span... Was promoted to Single-A Daytona, June 28 ... closed the season by batting .276 (40-for-145) in 42 games with the D-Cubs.
Appeared with three clubs in his first taste of pro baseball ... batted a combined .278 (52-for-187) in 52 games between rookie league Mesa (three games), Single-A Boise (14 games) and Single-A Peoria (35 games).