Cavan Biggio, the son of Astros’ Hall of Famer and hometown favorite, has been called up to the Majors by the Toronto Blue Jays.
It’s not necessarily Astros news, but it’s a great feel-good story for their fans. Hall of Famer Craig Biggio has been a mainstay and the face of the Houston Astros and it’s nice to see his son, Cavan Biggio get the call up to the Major Leagues.
The 24-year-old will be on the 25-man roster for the Toronto Blue Jays tonight as they face the San Diego Padres. He’s not the only son of a famous former Major League player on the team. He’ll be joining Vladimir Guerrero Jr., son of the well-known outfielder Vladimir Guerrero.
Biggio played in 42 games this year for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, Toronto’s Minor League affiliate. He had a slash line of .307/.445/.504 with an OPS of .949. He’s hit six home runs and collected 23 runs and 26 RBIs while stealing five bases. Last year with the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats he hit .255, knocked in 99 runs and had 26 homers, also swiping 20 bases.
He played for St. Thomas High School here in Houston, where his father played and coached. Biggio was drafted by Toronto in the 5th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft. He’s a versatile player with experience at first, second, and third.
Craig Biggio and his family were on their way to New Jersey to see him play and got a call from his son telling him to change their travel plans and head to Toronto instead. Understandably, He’s a very proud father.
"“I can’t just tell you how it exciting it is for our family & for him. He put the time and effort and the work into it and now to be able to be a big-leaguer, it’s incredible. We’re excited.” Craig Biggio said. via Brian McTaggart of MLB.com"
I’m sure many Astros fans wish Cavan Biggio well in his Major League endeavors, except maybe in mid-June when Toronto comes to town. But I’ll guarantee he’ll get a nice welcome from the crowd.