Bo Bichette has baseball bloodlines as his dad Dante Bichette hit .299/.336/.499 in his 14 year career and his brother Dante Bichette Jr. was the 51st overall pick by the New York Yankees in 2011. Bo comes from Lakewood High School in Florida and is committed to Arizona State. The 18 year old second baseman stands at 6’0” and 200 pounds.
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Bichette is an offensive second baseman, as his glove and speed profile for second, if not third base. He has an average arm, which is why second base is more likely his future than third base. He has raw power, as MLB Pipeline points out that he won the Under Armour All-American Home Run Derby. His power is what will likely intrigue teams.
His stance is rather different and features lots of motion. Bichette stands tall an slightly open, hands held high above his head, and as he begins to stride forward, he drops his hands down and then brings them forward. All the motion in his swing could create a potential timing problem and it may be a swing that needs to be changed. But for now, his swing provides him with some power, and power from a high schooler is something teams can be intrigued with.
Bichette isn’t a guy I would spend a first or second round pick on, and when the Pirates pick at 105 in the third round, Bo could be off the boards. He’s a player that I see who has max potential of a Brett Lawrie type. A second baseman with some pop in his bat and below average defensive abilities at second base. His swing path and setup worry me greatly, and therefore I do not view of him highly, but hopefully he proves me wrong.
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