There’s been plenty of speculation about the Astros first overall pick in tomorrow’s amateur draft. I’d say hundreds of articles have been written on the subject. If you’re like me, you’ve probably read most of them. But what about the second round, or third. The possibility exists that the Astros could select Cavan Biggio. Craig’s son is a senior infielder at St. Thomas High School and is rated by most draft experts as a late first round to middle of the second round pick.
The youngest of Craig’s two baseball playing sons won two State Championships in four seasons while playing for his Dad at St. Thomas. Cavan has committed to join his older brother Conor at Notre Dame but says he will turn pro if the right opportunity presents itself. One would have to think that playing for the Astros would be the right opportunity.
At 6′ 2″ tall and 185 pounds, Cavan’s frame is strikingly different from that of his father. Another difference — Cavan is a left-handed hitter. As far as the similarities to his old man, Cavan’s best tool is his bat. He hits the ball hard and uses the entire field. He has a limited amount of power but could grow into more — much like his father did.
Biggio has played third base and second base and probably projects as a second-baseman. Having grown up around the game, his baseball instincts are solid. Craig also passed down his tireless work ethic and hustle to the youngster.
Cavan has been quoted as saying that it would be a dream come true to play college ball at Notre Dame with his brother. He has also said that being a big-leaguer would be a dream come true. Given his commitment to the Golden Domers, Biggio could be passed over by teams for signability reasons.
Team Biggio has a dollar figure in mind and I’m sure the Astros have been made aware of that number. If Biggio slips all the way to the third round and the Astros have enough money available, we could hear Cavan Biggio’s name called by our old pal Bud Selig at that time.