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Bo Bichette hit his second home run of the spring in the Blue Jays' 9-0 defeat of the Phillies on Sunday in Grapefruit League play.
Bichette is expected to start at shortstop and bat lead-off for the Blue Jays this season. The 22-year-old hit .311 with 11 home runs and 22 RBI over 46 games last year and should improve on those numbers going into 2020.
Bo Bichette went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's game against the Pirates
Bichette's sophomore year has many excited to see what he can produce over a full season. He slashed .311/.358/.571 with 11 HR and 21 RBI in only 46 games last season.
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says he is leaning towards batting Bo Bichette leadoff again this year.
Bichette hit leadoff in 45 of his 46 big league games last year. For the season he hit .311 with a .929 OPS so it would make sense for Montoyo to want to stick with him in that spot. He also added that he'll likely hit Cavan Biggio second again as well. That gives Toronto two good OBP bats atop their lineup.
Bo Bichette is no longer dealing with any concussion symptoms and is able to go through full off-season workouts.
The 21-year-old budding start dealt with a concussion down the stretch this year but it should have no impact on his off-season. Bichette played in 46 games for the Blue Jays in 2019, batting .311 with 11 homers, four steals, and a .929 OPS. He'll be an enticing fantasy selection come draft season.
Bo Bichette (concussion) will not return this season, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Bichette still a couple more steps to clear in his concussion protocol but he’s feeling better and will be restriction-free this off-season. Bichette finishes his rookie year with a .311 batting average, 18 doubles, 11 HR and four stolen bases.