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, TX, 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.
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.