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Bo Bichette stated he is planning on being more aggressive on the bases this season.
Bichette tallied 13 stolen bases on 21 attempts in 159 games in 2022. If the 24-year-old shortstop can return to his 2021 career high of 25 stolen bases, he should be able to return even more fantasy value in the 2023 season.
Bo Bichette has agreed to a three-year, $33.6 million contract extension with the Blue Jays. There are no options in the deal.
The two sides recently avoided arbitration, so it wasn't too surprising to see an extension get done here. There are incentives that can bring the contract up to $40.65 million. Even after an uneven year in 2022, Bichette remains one of the top shortstops in the game and will be a key piece to the dynamic Blue Jays lineup for years to come.
The Toronto Blue Jays and shortstop Bo Bichette have avoided arbitration.
Nicholson-Smith notes while the terms of the deal are unclear, it's possible a multi-year contract was agreed upon. The star shortstop is coming off another big season from 2022 in which he hit .290 with 24 home runs, 13 stolen bases, and an .802 OPS across 159 games. In fact, his 129 wRC+ from 2022 was even better than his 122 mark from 2021 when he hit 29 home runs with 25 stolen bases while exceeding 100 runs and RBI. Bichette is among the top-tier of MLB shortstops and stands to be one of the first three shortstops taken off the draft board.
Bo Bichette is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Orioles.
The Blue Jays are sitting many of their starters with their postseason standing locked up. Otto Lopez will fill in at SS.
Bo Bichette went 4-for-4 in a win over the Red Sox Saturday.
Bichette has picked up 12 hits in his last 30 at-bats. The 24-year-old is slashing .291/.335/.474 with 24 home runs, 93 runs batted in, and 12 stolen bases this season. Continue to start the star shortstop with confidence.
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