Braves should take a flier on recently DFA’d Cavan Biggio

MLB: SEP 20 Blue Jays at Yankees

Earlier today, Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays.

It wasn’t too long ago that Cavan Biggio was apart of the Blue Jays talented group of prospects that was expected to turn Toronto into a perennial contender.

Biggio finished fifth in the AL Rookie of the Year Race back in 2019 and followed it up with another impressive campaign during the COVID shortened season in which he recorded an OPS north of .800 over 59 games. However, like the entire Blue Jays team, it’s been nothing but disappointment since then. Biggio hasn’t recorded an OPS above .710 since 2020, and those struggles culminated this season with a .200 batting average and .614 OPS over 44 games.

I’ve talked about Cavan Biggio as a buy-low piece for the Braves in the past. Now, they can essentially get him for free, and there’s no better time to do so. He can play all over the diamond, including the outfield, and a change of scenery may be just what he needs to kickstart his career. He wouldn’t be the first player to come to Atlanta and all of a sudden look like a capable piece of a championship team.

With Ronald Acuña Jr. out for the season, the Braves have a depth issue, particularly in the outfield. It’s nearly impossible for teams to make trades this early in the year. Typically, the Braves would just be stuck with they have, but now they have an opportunity to take a flier on a player with some upside ahead of the trade deadline. It’s a low risk move, and if it doesn’t work, they can let him go when they find a capable replacement closer to August.

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