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2013 MLB Draft Profile: Cavan Biggio, 3B, HS

This particular prospect has a special place in the hearts most of Astros fans, because his last name reminds them of the Hall of Fame career his dad had in Houston. At 6'2", Craig's son is a few inches taller than his dad, and from the left side of the plate, his stance is much louder than his father's – he sort of has a Bonds/Sheffield wiggle at the top of his swing. But, once he settles in and takes his line drive swing, it's a pretty thing to watch:

There isn't a whole lot of question when it comes to Biggio's bat. Most scouting reports cite his advanced plate approach for a high schooler, the way he squares up balls and uses the entire field, as well as the modest power potential he possesses.

The others tools are where scouts have questions. Biggio doesn't have a great arm or speed, nor does he doesn't have a set defensive position, at this point. Some think he'll be able to stick at third. Some think his arm will force a move to second. And some profile him as a corner outfielder.

His commitment to Virginia might make him a tough sign, causing teams to stray away from him on draft night. But, if there's one team he's almost a lock to sign with, you gotta think it's the Astros.

UPDATE: Apparently he re-committed to Notre Dame, to play with his brother. Point remains the same.

Biggio's another 2.1 candidate for the Astros, and potentially 3.1, if signability becomes a huge concern. If you draft Biggio, you're betting on the high schooler's advanced bat to carry him through the minors. Even then, he still needs to develop at least average power, and stick at third – possibly second – to warrant his draft spot/signing bonus.

Baseball America has him ranked 37th overall. Keith Law has him outside his Top 30. Jonathan Mayo ranks him 26th overall. Minor League Ball has him ranked 50th overall.

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