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HONORS & AWARDS: Three-Time Monogram (letter) Winner (2014, 2015, 2016) … 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Winner (2B) … All-Region (NCAA Champaign Regional – 2015) … ACC Player of the Week (February 23, 2015) … Cape Cod League All-Star (2015) … Preseason Third Team All-American – D1Baseball.com (2016) … Preseason First Team All-American – Baseball America (2016).
CAREER STATS (2014-16): Played in all 167 games with 166 starts in three years under the Golden Dome … split .272/.406/.425 with 164 hits, 34 doubles, seven triples, 15 homers, 70 RBI, 257 total bases, 125 walks, 18 hit by pitch, nine sac flies, six sac hits, 33 stolen bases and 117 runs scored … ranks eighth in school history in walks … has 42 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games … posted a career best 21-game on-base streak in 2016 and a 12-game hit streak in 2015 … tallied 24 two-out RBI … had 387 putouts, 503 assists and a .975 fielding percentage at second base … turned 138 double plays.
DRAFT INFO: Drafted in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays ... signed and reported to the Vancouver Canadians (June 20, 2016) ... previously drafted in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies ... named Perfect Game’s No. 15 prospect in the ACC for the 2016 MLB Draft prior to the 2016 season … Baseball America and D1Baseball.com had him at No. 16 and No. 18, respectively, in similar rankings … Perfect Game ranked him as the No. 59 junior in the country and D1Baseball.com had him as the No. 3 second baseman nationally … was also ranked by three organizations in their top college prospects list – Perfect Game (No. 63), Baseball America (No. 79) and D1Baseball.com (No. 85) … Perfect Game also ranked him as its No. 106 prospect overall … named the best second baseman in the ACC by Baseball America in the preseason (2016) … organization also judged him to have the best strike-zone judgment in the league prior to the season.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016): Turned in outstanding season at the plate in third campaign with the Irish … batted lead off for 43 games and in the two-hole for 11 contests … started all 54 games at second base and posted a .311/.473/.454 split with 61 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, four homers, 28 RBI, 89 total bases, 54 walks, six hit by pitch, 14 stolen bases (in 14 attempts) and 43 runs scored … led team in hits, total bases, walks, stolen bases and runs scored … tied for team lead in doubles … ranked sixth nationally (2nd ACC) in walks per game (1.00) … ranked top 15 nationally (top-5 ACC) in walks … ranked top 10 in ACC in on-base percentage (.473) … hit .321 (18-56) against LHP, .307 (43-140) versus RHP, .333 (26-78) with runners on base, .297 (35-118) with bases empty, .667 (2-3) with bases loaded, .313 (15-48) with runners in scoring position and .333 (15-45) with two outs … tallied 10 two-out RBI and four RBI with a runner on third base and less than two outs … had a team-high 18 multi-hit games while tying for the team lead with eight multi-RBI contests … posted 10-game hitting streak from March 19 – April 5 … tallied a 21 game on-base streak from April 12 – May 13 … opened year at Santa Clara (Feb. 19) with an inside-the-park home run and two RBI … inside-the-park homer was first by Notre Dame player since 2008 … posted two hits, an RBI, two walks, two stolen bases and three runs scored versus Incarnate Word (Feb. 27) … had three walks against Gonzaga (Feb. 28) … tallied three walks, a stolen base and three runs scored versus Bucknell (March 5) … had two hits – including a double – a walk, hit by pitch, RBI and two runs scored against Niagara (March 6) … posted a hit, RBI, two walks, a hit by pitch and a run scored in home opener against Toledo (March 16) … dominant game at No. 13 NC State (March 19) with three hits – including a double – an RBI, three walks and two runs scored … had a double, triple, four RBI and a run scored against UIC (March 22) … tallied a double, two walks and three runs scored in series opener at Virginia Tech (March 24) … came back with a double, three RBI and two runs scored in game two against the Hokies (March 25) … closed out series (March 26) with four hits – including a homer – a stolen base and two runs scored … two hits, three RBI, walk and two stolen bases versus No. 30 Oregon (March 31) … three hits – including a homer – and walk in series opener versus Wake Forest (April 1) … closed out series with the Demon Deacons (April 3) with no official at-bats, four walks, two runs and a stolen base … had a triple, two RBI, walk and run scored against Valparaiso (April 13) … posted three hits, two RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in series finale versus Boston College (April 17) … had two hits – including a homer – and two RBI versus Indiana (April 26) … tallied two hits – including a double – three RBI and a walk in middle game versus Pittsburgh (May 7) … closed out series against the Panthers (May 8) with two hits – including a double – a walk, two stolen bases and two runs scored … closed out season with two hits - including a double – and two walks against No. 16 Clemson … participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … earned a monogram.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): Had breakout year on the diamond where he earned a Rawlings Gold Glove for his work at second base while showing patience and some pop at the plate … played in and started all 60 games on the year … finished sixth in the ACC (T-14th DI) in walks (50) and walks per game (20th – DI – .83) … on defense ranked third in the ACC in assists (188) and second in turned double plays (62) … led team in home runs (9), walks (50), slugging percentage (.406) and stolen bases (14-16) … also tallied 57 hits, 12 doubles, three triples, 26 RBI, 102 total bases, six hit by pitch and 45 runs scored while posting a slash line of .258/.406/.462 … totaled a .986 fielding percentage with just five errors at second base to earn one of only nine Rawlings Gold Glove awards in Division I (one at each defensive position) … tallied five homers from April 22-May 10 (12 games) … hit safely in the first 12 games of the season … had two lead-off homers on year … posted eight two-out RBI on season … recorded 15 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games … batted .500 (7-for-14) with a runner on third base and less than two outs … had remarkable start to the season by posting a slash line of .525/.630/.950 in the first 11 games to help the Irish out to an 10-1 start … had 21 hits, seven doubles, two triples, two homers, 11 RBI, 38 total bases, 11 walks and 17 runs scored during that stretch … got sophomore year off to a fast start with impressive opening weekend in Norman, Oklahoma where he posted a slash line of .500/.579/.938 … totaled eight hits, three doubles, two triples, three walks, two stolen bases and six runs scored ... came up a home run short of the natural cycle in back-to-back games ... had a hit, two walks, a stolen base and a run scored in season opener versus SIU-Edwardsville (Feb. 13) ... cracked an RBI double in game one against Oklahoma (Feb. 13) ... came back with a single, double and triple to go along with an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in game two against the Sooners (Feb. 14) ... concluded series with a single, double, triple, walk and three runs scored (Feb. 15) ... became first player in program history to earn ACC Player of the Week after monster week at Irish Alamo Invitational ... had slash line of .533/.667/.733 and led the team in hits (8), RBI (6) and walks (5) ... totaled two hits, two walks, a stolen base, an RBI and two runs scored against Incarnate Word (Feb. 19) ... tallied three hits - including a double - two RBI and a run scored versus Villanova (Feb. 20) ... had a double, a walk and a hit by pitch in addition to two RBI against Northwestern (Feb. 21) ... finished off weekend with two hits, - including a double - two walks, and RBI and two runs scored versus Incarnate Word (Feb. 22) ... put together another impressive weekend at the Mercer Baseball Classic ... went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against Belmont (Feb. 27) ... became first Irish player since Trey Mancini in 2012 to hit two homers in one game, as he connected on a pair of solo home runs at Mercer (Feb. 28) ... finished game with three RBI, two walks, a sac fly and three runs scored in addition to two homers ... finished off weekend with a double, walk, hit by pitch, RBI and run scored vs. Akron (Feb. 28) ... recorded eighth double of the year at Georgia Tech (March 6) ... had a walk, hit by pitch and run scored at Savannah State (3/11) ... filled up the stat sheet at Clemson (March 14) with two hits - including a double - an RBI, two walks, two stolen bases and run scored ... had a hit, hit by pitch and run scored in series finale at the Tigers (March 15) ... went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and a stolen base in the home opener against Central Michigan (March 18) ... got on base twice via the walk in series opener against No. 8 Louisville (March 20), stealing a base after one of the walks ... notched a single and a walk in the series finale with the Cardinals (March 22) ... recorded a hit, stolen base and hit by pitch against Eastern Michigan (March 31) ... totaled two walks, a stolen base, a hit and run scored in game one of a doubleheader at Pitt (April 4) ... tallied two hits in the second game ... earned a walk and a hit by pitch while stealing two bases versus Valparaiso (April 8) ... went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored in a win over No. 7 Florida State (April 10) ... notched an RBI double in the series finale against the Seminoles (April 12) ... tallied a hit and two walks against NC State (April 17) ... went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, RBI, three walks and two runs scored versus Chicago State (April 22) ... big game against Wake Forest (April 24) included a homer, two walks, stolen base and two runs scored ... hit another homer against Michigan State (April 28) to go along with two walks and two runs scored ... went 2-for-4 in middle game against Northwestern State (May 2) ... had a homer, two walks and two runs scored in series finale against the Demons (May 3) ... tied career high with three walks to go along with two walks in first game of series against No. 20 North Carolina (May 9) ... closed out series (May 10) by going 2-for-4 with a homer ... had big ACC Tournament game against No. 24 Virginia (May 22), going 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored ... had a double and a walk against No. 6 Miami (May 23) at the ACC Tournament ... posted a slash line of .333/.385/.583 to earn all-region honors at the NCAA Champaign Regional … recorded four hits, a homer, three RBI and two runs scored on the weekend … opened with a monster game against Wright State (May 29) by going 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored … followed it up with a multi-hit day against No. 6 Illinois … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in every game and made 52 starts in first year with the Irish … batted .246 with 10 doubles, two triples, and two home runs … scored a team-high 29 runs and knocked in 16 base runners … tied for the team lead in walks (21) and was hit by six pitches as part of a .329 on-base percentage … was 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts … finished tied for first in the Atlantic Coast Conference in sacrifice flies (8) … also added four sacrifice bunts … recorded a team-best 163 assists while committing just seven errors (.976 FLD%) as the primary second baseman … helped turn a team-high 39 double plays … had first hit and first RBI in the season opener against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) … also drew two walks in the same game … recorded nine multi-hit games with the first coming against Santa Clara (Feb. 20), which included his first home run in an Irish uniform … played the Broncos again three days later (Feb. 23) and totaled two RBI, two sacrifice flies and a run scored … perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts against Appalachian State (March 2) … had a triple and two RBI at Duke (March 14) … was 2-for-3 with two RBI, one stolen base and one sacrifice fly against ACC foe and No. 11 Miami (April 20) … hit second homer of season against No. 22 Clemson (May 11) … batted .346 with a double, a homer, four RBI, five walks, three sacrifice flies and eight runs scored in first eight games of career … after tough middle of the year, batted .281 with six doubles, a triple, a homer, seven RBI, six walks, three sacrifice flies and 10 runs scored during season’s final 18 games … earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Graduated from St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters in baseball and four in football ... drafted in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies ... father, Craig, coached high school baseball team ... won back-to-back Texas TAPPS 5A State Championships as a freshman and sophomore with dad as coach and brother, Conor, as a teammate ... made the USA Baseball 18U National Team before senior season and helped Team USA win the IBAF Junior AAA/18U World Championship in Seoul, South Korea ... ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 1 second baseman and No. 21 overall prospect nationally from the high school class of 2013 ... ranked by the same organization as the No. 2 prospect in Texas ... named first team all-district and all-state, was named an Perfect Game All-American and Rawlings first team All-American as a senior after hitting .410 with seven home runs ... selected first team all-district and all-state and was named a Perfect Game Underclass All-American as a junior after hitting .420 with two homers ... tabbed first team all-district, second team all-state and a Perfect Game honorable mention Underclass All-American after batting .397 with eight homers as a sophomore ... opened career by hitting .380 with five homers as a freshman to earn first team all-district and honorable mention all-state accolades ... played for the Houston Heat club team ... participated in the Sunshine Kids, which is a cancer awareness organization ... full name is Cavan Thomas Biggio ... born in Houston, Texas to Craig and Patricia Biggio ... has an older brother, Conor, who played for the Irish baseball team from 2012-15, and a younger sister, Quinn ... Craig played baseball at Seton Hall and then professionally with the Houston Astros from 1988-2007, finishing with 3,060 hits in a 20-year National Baseball Hall of Fame career.