Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meet A Prospect : Dante Bichette Jr

Meet a prospect is back and this time we're meeting Mr. Dante Bichette, Jr. Dante, the son of major leaguer Dante Bichette and Hot Yankee Mom Mariana Bichette, was born September 26th, 1992 in Orlando ,Fl. Dante, born Alphonse Dante Bichette Jr., was drafted 51st overall by the New York Yankees in the 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft as a third basemen. Dante is part of that very talented Charleston River Dogs team so now is a good a time as ever to meet Mr. Bichette.


Dante, nicknamed "D" by his mother, was part of the very talented Staten Island team that won the championship in 2011 in the Gulf Coast League. Dante actually hit the game and series deciding home run in that series on the way to the title. Here is a list of his accomplishments in that same 2011 season for the Staten Island Yankees, seen here

12/22/2011MiLB.com Organization All-Star
11/30/2011Topps Short-Season/Rookie All-Star
09/16/2011Baseball America Rookie All-Star
09/13/2011GCL Most Valuable Player
09/13/2011GCL Post-Season All-Star
07/31/2011GCL Player of the Month


Bichette's mother actually got Dante to start doing yoga while in high school, maintaining that it would keep him quick, flexible, and healthy. At first, naturally, Dante hated it but not admits that he loves doing it because of the fact that it does in fact keep him healthy.  Dante also has a brother, Bo Bichette, and he claims that his brother is "twice the player" that Dante is.... which so far is a scary thought. 


The Yankees caught a lot of flack from the fans and from the baseball minds around the league for taking Bichette as they thought his minor league success would be short lived. They also said that his defense was less then stellar and he was destined to be a left fielder and a Shelly Duncan type hitter. All of these thoughts, and more, are quickly being reversed as he has done nothing but be successful and quite the haters. Bichette just may be the steal of the 2010 draft.


3 comments:

  1. Bichette was a great pick at that point in the draft. He's struggled a bit so far this season, but he's got a lot of time to turn it around and he's hitting .300+ in his last 30 or so at bats. Hopefully he has figured something out and is back on track.

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  2. Bichette was a great pick at that point in the draft. He's struggled a bit so far this season, but he's got a lot of time to turn it around and he's hitting .300+ in his last 30 or so at bats. Hopefully he has figured something out and is back on track.

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    1. I totally agree with you on all points!

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