PORTLAND, Maine -- The Eastern League of Professional Baseball is pleased to announce Cavan Biggio of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Eastern League Most Valuable Player Award and the 2018 Eastern League Rookie of the Year Award.
In his Double-A debut Biggio is hitting .256 (112-for-438) with 23 doubles, five triples, 26 home runs, 98 RBIs, 80 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 129 games for the Fisher Cats this season while helping lead the team to their first playoff berth since the 2011 season.
The 6'1", 203 lb. slugger has appeared in 66 games at second base, 34 games at third base, 21 games at first base, and two games in right field this year. The 23-year old currently leads the Eastern League in home runs (26), walks (99), slugging percentage (.509), on-base percentage (.393), and OPS (.902). He is also ranked among the leaders in RBIs (98-2nd), runs scored (80-2nd), extra-base hits (54-2nd), total bases (223-3rd), triples (5-tied 8th), and stolen bases (20-tied 8th).
Cavan, who is the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth round of the 2016 draft out after hitting .311 with 43 runs scored and 28 RBIs during his junior season at Notre Dame.
Altoona first baseman Will Craig finished as the runner up in the voting for the MVP award and New Hampshire third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished in third place.
In the Rookie of the Year voting, New Hampshire shortstop Bo Bichette finished in second place and New Hampshire third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished in third place.
Both awards were voted on by Eastern League team managers and media members.