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15:11  11 september  2019
15:11  11 september  2019 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette trying to "be smart" with head injury

  Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette trying to NEW YORK — Blue Jays rookie shortstop Bo Bichette says he's feeling better but trying to "be smart" about his recovery from a head injury. Bichette was removed from Thursday's game against the Orioles in Baltimore in the bottom of the seventh inning after getting hit in the helmet by a pitch in the sixth. The 21-year-old Bichette spoke to media Saturday in New York before Toronto's game against the Yankees. "More tired than usual, a little bit nauseous at times but everyday I've been better so that's all I can hope for," Bichette said when asked about his symptoms."I never had any head injuries and it sucks.

There were plenty of skeptics when the Blue Jays selected Bo Bichette in the second round of the The bat speaks for itself and Bichette believes that people will soon realize that his glove does too. The same Tulowitzki who worked with the younger Bichette while his father served as the hitting

2018 MLB.com Top Prospects: Bo Bichette combines plus bat speed with a violent-but-controlled swing to produce tons of hard contact. Los Angeles Angels ; Minnesota Twins; New York Yankees; Oakland Athletics; Seattle Mariners; Tampa Bay Rays; Texas Rangers; and Toronto Blue Jays .

Blue Jays’ Bichette on Tulowitzki’s influence, Gold Glove aspirations© Fred Thornhill/CP Bo-Bichette

Dante Bichette had a stellar 14-year MLB career and with that his son, Toronto Blue Jays star rookie Bo Bichette, was afforded many invaluable experiences growing up around the game.

Bichette’s dad also served as hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies during the 2013 season and it turns out that year was vital to Bo’s young development.

“I spent a lot of time with [Troy Tulowitzki] and the rest of the Rockies and honestly it was Tulo and Nolan Arenado who really I feel like changed my mindset on how I wanted to approach baseball,” the standout shortstop told Good Show on Sportsnet 590 on Tuesday. “The way that they work, the way that Tulo, since we’re talking about him, he’s an unbelievable worker. I’ve never seen somebody work so hard, I’ve never seen somebody be so focussed when they work.

Donaldson believes Bichette is a special player: 'He has the gift'

Donaldson believes Bichette is a special player: 'He has the gift' Donaldson believes Bichette is a special player: 'He has the gift'

Get the latest updated stats for Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette on ESPN.com. Bo Bichette . #11 SS. Bats: R, Throws: R. Toronto Blue Jays . Birth DateMarch 5, 1998 (Age: 21).

This winter, Bichette joined Tulowitzki and other Blue Jays such as Kevin Pillar and Ryan Goins for batting practice. When Bichette was taken in the second round of the Draft on Thursday night, Tulowitzki was quick to reach out. "He texted me and said, 'Hopefully we can be turning double plays

“I mean, it’s pretty incredible how tough [Tulowitzki] was on himself and I really looked at that and I said, ‘Well, if I want to be the best player I can be, I need to be like that.’”

Tulowitzki, who retired from baseball earlier this year, won two Gold Glove awards during his career while Arenado already has six to his name.

Bichette said he hopes to earn some defensive hardware of his own one day and he’s pleased with how he’s fared at the MLB level thus far.

“I think I’ve played really well since I’ve been up here,” he added. “I think there were a couple games, like the first week I was here that I wasn’t really comfortable yet, still a little bit of nerves and stuff, but since then I’ve been playing really well and I feel comfortable. Honestly, I feel like I’m playing the best defence of my career.

“Just like my hitting and baserunning and everything, every part of my game, there’s so much more to accomplish out in the field. I want to be the best I can be and I want to win a Gold Glove at some point.”

The 21-year-old has lit it up offensively, but in 34 starts at shortstop for the Blue Jays this season, Bichette has recorded 50 putouts, 91 assists and five errors for a fielding percentage of .966.

Blue Jays Takeaways: Bo Bichette shines with remarkable at-bat.
Bo Bichette does not step into the batter’s box looking to grind down the man on the mound. Instead he heads to the plate intent on swinging as aggressively as possible. The post Packers defence, Aaron Rodgers beat Bears in season opener appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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