Cavan Biggio’s success at the plate really shouldn’t come as a surprise. Last year, he led Double-A in home runs, walks and was second in RBIs. He then put together a very strong spring training with the Blue Jays, which carried over to the first month of this season with the Bisons. Biggio currently ranks in the Top 10 the league in average (.351) and home runs (6).
“I think the biggest thing is trying to take every day for what it’s worth,” he said. “I think just working on things to make myself as consistent as possible. The more consistent I can be the more reliable I can be every day.”
But, the one stat that did catch manager Bobby Meacham by surprise? Biggio currently leads the International League in walks.
“That’s pretty impressive. It’s the same approach. Once you find something that works, and you know it works, you stick with it,” Meacham said. “Typically, you’ll have success with it until adjustments need to be made. He’s stuck with his approach and it’s worked out well for him.”
Biggio’s success at the plate has also worked out well for the Bisons who have won four of last five games — one of their best stretches of the season behind one of their best hitters.
“The big thing for me, when we need a hit or use a nice homer would be great. That’s the most impressive thing to me. He’s supplied what we’ve needed,” Meacham added. “He’s been supplying the power when we need it, he’s been supplying the hit when we need it. From a manager’s perspective, I just want to win. I’m impressed by the way he’s helping us win.”
“It’s been exciting. I’d be lying to you if it wasn’t,” he said. “We’re a step away from the big leagues. All we can do is control the things we can control and attack every day with an open mind and try to get better every day and get to the Big Leagues soon.”