|| Cavan Biggio
AT NOTRE DAME: High-profile recruit from Houston, Texas ... very advanced offensively both in approach and ability ... needs to continue to work on defense, but made good progress in the fall ... probable starter at second base ... likely upper half of the lineup hitter.
HONORS & AWARDS: Named No. 8 freshman prospect in country by Baseball America entering 2014 season.
PREP & 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 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 also plays on the Notre Dame baseball team, 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 20-year career ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.