Last week, Alex Anthopoulos confirmed that the Braves will be looking to add a left-handed bat before the trade deadline. With Rosario already expected to return after the All-Star break, it can be assumed this left-handed bat AA is speaking of will be a utility player capable of playing second base that could potentially platoon with Orland Arcia.
I’m not expecting the Braves to make any blockbuster moves, but there are several players that will be available that fit that description. So, this begins a series where I will highlight left-handed bats that make sense for the Braves, and I will also cover some other players Anthopoulos could potentially target ahead of the trade deadline.
Biggio finished 5th in the AL Rookie of the Year race back in 2019, smashing 16 homers and recording a .793 OPS. He followed it up with another really solid year during the shortened 2020 season, hitting eight homers with an .807 OPS. But since then, he’s fallen out of favor in Toronto and could desperately use a change of scenery. Biggio has only seen the field in 32 games this season and owns an unsightly .190 batting average.
Despite that, he’s still managed to accrue 0.4 WAR thanks to his unique ability to get on base — 15.1% career walk rate. Biggio finds his way on base, has a little bit of pop, and can play just about every position on the diamond. All of that should pique the Braves’ interest, as well as his three seasons of team control after this year. He’s a high quality buy-low option to keep an eye on as the trade deadline approaches.
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