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Cavan Biggio (2B/SS, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Toronto Blue Jays rookie infielder Cavan Biggio has one of the more intriguing minor league profiles of any recent call-up. He had a massive power breakout in 2018, hitting 26 home runs in 132 games at Double-A after hitting just 11 home runs in 127 games at High-A in 2017. He’s shown a great ability to draw walks, which heavily contributed to his .388 on-base percentage at Double-A last year, yet he’s also shown some high strikeout tendencies with a 26.3% strikeout rate during that same 132-game stint.

This year at Triple-A, Biggio greatly reduced his strikeouts with a 16.2% strikeout rate and it enabled him to maintain a batting average of .307, a major improvement on his .252 batting average at Double-A in 2018.

Biggio hasn’t done a ton in his first eight big league games, hitting .217 with one home run and one stolen base. His minor league profile suggests that he could contribute in a number of different ways to fantasy owners this year and in future seasons, but it’s hard to know exactly when and where he’ll help the most. He likely won’t deliver elite production in any one category, but also probably won’t specifically hurt you in any particular category. He’s been mostly hitting in the middle of the Blue Jays lineup so far, which is good, but the ideal scenario would see him at the top or close to the top with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. either in front or behind of him.

Biggio doesn’t have the tantalizing upside of a call-up like Guerrero or Austin Riley or Brendan Rodgers, but he has a rather open path to playing time and is worth a speculative add in 12-team or deeper leagues as well as AL-only leagues. For 10-team or fewer leagues, keep an eye on him and be ready to add if he gets hot and moves to the top of the batting order.

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