Bo Joseph Bichette...Son of four-time All-Star Dante Bichette who played for California, Milwaukee, Colorado, Cincinnati and Boston over 14 Major League seasons (1988-2001)...Played on a Florida Travel Baseball team with teammate Forrest Wall and former teammate Sean Reid-Foley in 2013...Attended Lakewood HS in St. Petersburg, FL...Drafted 66th overall in 2016, two spots behind the Mets’ selection of Pete Alonso...Heading into 2018, was ranked as the 8th-overall MLB prospect by Baseball America, 14th by MLB, and 19th by Baseball Prospectus...Ranked as Toronto’s 2nd-best prospect and the 8th overall prospect by Baseball America heading into 2019...Ranked 11th overall by MLB and 12th overall by Baseball Prospectus.
Has recorded 98 career hits, the most all-time by a Blue Jay in his first 75 career games (2nd: Junior Felix - 88)...His 27 doubles are tied for 6th most in MLB history in a player’s first 75 games, his 44 extra-base hits are tied for 7th most, and his 32 multi-hit games are tied for 14th...Doubled twice on July 30 at WAS, becoming the 6th player in MLB history with 20+ doubles in his first 50 career games...Was also the 9th player with 31+ extra-base hits in his first 50 games...Hit his 1st home run of 2020 on Aug. 6 at ATL...Was his 12th career homer, reaching the dozen homer mark the fastest in team history (53 games)...Connected for his 2nd home run on Aug. 9 at BOS, giving him an extra-base hit in four straight games...Hit Toronto’s 1st home run at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY, on Aug. 11 vs. MIA...Homered in back-to-back games for the 1st time in 2020...Set a career-high with five hits as he homered and singled four times on Aug. 12 vs. MIA...At 22 years old, became the youngest player in team history with a five-hit game, ahead of Roy Howell (23 in 1977), and the youngest to homer in three straight games...Also swiped two bases, becoming the only shortstop in the modern era with five hits, a home run and two stolen bases in the same game...The last MLB player to accomplish such a feat was Andrew McCutchen on May 14, 2010 at CHC (5H, 1HR, 2SB)...Became the 3rd player ever to record 80+ hits and 37+ XBH in his first 58 career games, joining Joe DiMaggio and Roy Weatherly, who both did so in 1936...Belted a three-run homer on Aug. 14 vs. TB, becoming the youngest player in team history to homer in four consecutive games...Became just the 3rd player ever to record 38+ XBH in his first 59 games (Joe DiMaggio - 46; Cody Bellinger - 38)...Went seven consecutive games with an extra-base hit and an RBI from Aug. 6-14, the longest streak by a shortstop since 1920 - when RBI became an official stat...Placed on the injured list with a right knee sprain from Aug. 16-Sept. 11...Among AL hitters at the time of his injury, ranked 2nd in AVG (.361), 4th in OPS (1.063) and 5th in SLG (.672)...Strung together a 10-game hitting streak around his IL stint from Aug. 5-Sept. 12 (17-for-40, 2-2B, 5 HR, 11 RBI), one shy of his career-best (11G from July 29-Aug. 8, 2019)...Recorded his 1st career triple on Sept. 20 at PHI...Also doubled giving him 42 career extra-base hits, tied for 5th most in MLB history by a player in his first 69 MLB games, behind Joe DiMaggio (50), Ted Williams (44), José Abreu (43) and Bob Meusel (43)...Made his postseason debut in Game 1 of the ALWC on Sept. 29 at TB...Drove in Toronto’s lone run with a sac fly in the 8th inning... Became the 2nd youngest player in franchise history to pick up a playoff RBI (Junior Felix - 22 in Game 3 and Game 4 of the 1989 ALCS vs. OAK).
Set a team record with 61 hits in his first 46 career games (Aaron Hill - 58 in 2005)...His 11 home runs were also the most (J.P. Arencibia - 10 from 2010-2011)...Became the 1st player in team history to start his career with a hitting streak of 11 games, ahead of Jesse Barfield (8G in 1981) and Ryan Goins (8G in 2013)...Was also the 3rd longest by a player 21 years old or younger to begin a career, behind Rocco Baldelli (13G in 2013) and Eddie Murphy (12G in 1912)...Hit .408 (20-for-29) with nine doubles and four homers over that stretch...Went 16-for-42 (.381) when leading off the 1st inning (5-2B, 2HR, 3BB)...His .381 AVG in such at-bats led the Majors (min. 40 PA) and was the 7th highest by a rookie dating back to 1974 (when leadoff stats were first recorded)...His 1.065 OPS in those plate appearances was 3rd highest this season and 3rd highest by a rookie all-time (courtesy STATS)...Was the 8th MLB player since 1913 with 26+ hits in his first 15 games...The 17-game on-base streak to start his career was the longest in team history (Aaron Hill - 9G in 2005) and tied for the 2nd longest all-time to begin a career by a player 21 or younger (Rocco Baldelli - 24G in 2003; Bill Russell - 17G in 1969)...Had his contract selected from Triple-A Buffalo on July 29 and made his MLB debut that night at KC...Singled in his 1st at-bat, becoming the 33rd player in team history to pick up a hit in his 1st career AB...His 29 extra-base in his first 43 games tied Ryan Braun (2007) for the 2nd most ever in a player's first 43 career games, trailing only Joe DiMaggio (31 in 1936)...Hit his 1st home run off of Jakob Junis on July 31 at KC, doing so at 21 years and 148 days old to become the youngest player in team history to homer from the leadoff spot...Also doubled and singled for his 1st three-hit game...Tied a team record with six hits in his first three career games (5th time)...Connected for his 2nd home run on Aug. 4 at BAL, ahead of Cavan Biggio, forming the 1st set of rookie back-to-back home runs in team history...On Aug. 5 at TB, homered again, doing so in back-to-back games for the 1st time in his career...Became the 2nd Blue Jay all-time to hit three home runs in his first eight career games, joining Carlos Delgado (1993)...Singled and doubled on Aug. 6 at TB, becoming the 1st player in MLB history to record 10 extra-base hits in his first nine games (7-2B, 3-HR), surpassing Alvin Davis (9 in 1984), Trevor Story (9 in 2016) and Pete Alonso (9 in 2019)...Recorded his 4th home run on Aug. 8 vs. NYY...Became the 8th Blue Jay to homer in his Rogers Centre debut...Had a double in nine straight games from July 31-Aug. 8, surpassing Derek Lee (8G in 2000) and Yadier Molina (8G in 2016) for the longest in Major League history...His nine-game extra-base hit streak from July 31-Aug. 8 (9-2B, 4-HR) was the longest by a rookie since Ted Williams in 1939 (4th rookie all-time to do so)...Singled twice and doubled twice on Aug. 12 vs. TEX for his 1st career four-hit game…Gave him 15 extra-base hits, the most in a player's first 15 career games in MLB history...At 21 years and 168 days old, became the youngest Blue Jay all-time to hit a leadoff home run when he did so on Aug. 20 at LAD...In the 6th inning, hit a 2nd homer off of Clayton Kershaw (6th player to ever do so) for his 1st career multi-HR game...Finished a triple shy of the cycle on Aug. 24 at SEA and joined Carlos Delgado as the only Blue Jays to record eight home runs in their first 25 career games...Registered 39 hits in August, the most by a Toronto rookie in any calendar month (Alex Rios, Reed Johnson, Steve Staggs - 34), and the most by any Blue Jays batter since Melky Cabrera had 40 in April of 2014...Recorded his 2nd multi-HR game on Sept. 5 at TB...Became the 4th Blue Jays rookie to hit two leadoff home runs in a season, joining Rick Bosetti (1978), Reed Johnson (2003) and Devon Travis (2015)...Hit 10 homers in his first 34 MLB games, the most by any Blue Jay (Carlos Delgado - 8; Brett Lawrie - 8)...His leadoff home run came on the 13th pitch, the first leadoff homer in a plate appearance of at least 13 pitches since Dave Martinez hit the 15th pitch out on June 23, 1989 at CHC...Marked the first Toronto homer on the 13th pitch or more since Dave Berg (13) on July 8, 2004 vs. SEA....Hit his 1st career walk-off home run in the 12th inning off Tyler Lyons on Sept. 13 vs. NYY, which was also his 1st career extra-inning home run...At 21 years, 192 days old, became the youngest Blue Jay ever to hit a walk-off homer, ahead of Wille Canate (21.219 on July 18, 1993 vs. KC), and the youngest to hit an extra-inning blast, ahead of Brett Lawrie (21.230 on Sept. 5, 2001 vs. NYY)...Tied for the 15th youngest player all-time to hit a walk-off homer, and became the 4th youngest to do so in the 12th inning or later...Also singled, doubled and drew a walk as part of a 3-for-5 night...Gave him 28 extra-base hits, the 3rd most all-time by a batter in his first 41 career games, trailing only Joe DiMaggio (30 in 1936) and Ryan Braun (29 in 2007)...Was hit by a pitch on Sept. 19 vs. BAL and missed the remainder of the season due to concussion symptoms...Batted .275 with 16 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 32 RBI and 15 stolen bases over 56 games with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons...Landed on Buffalo's IL from April 24-June 7 with a broken left hand after being hit by a pitch...Was named the Bisons' Judge Michael Dillon Comeback Player of the Year...Hit .284 with 13 doubles, seven home runs, 24 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 41 contests after returning from his injury.