Blue Jays prospect Bichette wins MiLBY award as top offensive player

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette. (Cliff Welch/Getty)

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette has been named Minor League Baseball’s top offensive player for 2017.

He earns the honour after an outstanding 2017 that saw him hit .362/.423/.565 with 14 home runs and 74 RBI over 448 plate appearances split between class-A Lansing and advanced-A Dunedin.

The 19-year-old was also named Midwest League MVP for his 70 games played with Lansing. While a member of the Lugnuts this season, Bichette hit .384/.448/.623 with 10 homers and 51 RBIs.

When he graduated to Dunedin, Bichette saw his production drop a little as he hit .323/.379/.463 with the Blue Jays in 40 games played.

Bichette is a shortstop prospect who was taken in the second round, 66th overall, by Toronto in the 2016 draft. He’s currently listed as Toronto’s No. 2 ranked prospect, just behind fellow teen sensation Vladimir Guerrero Jr.