Lansing Lugnuts shortstop Bo Bichette entered the Midwest League All-Star break with a .396 batting average after going 0-for-2 in Sunday’s game.
Bichette has the second-highest batting average in Minor League Baseball, behind only Lancaster JetHawks shortstop Brendan Rodgers’ .400 mark. Both players started Sunday with a .400 batting average, but Rodgers did not play in Lancaster’s game.
Bichette has a huge lead in the Midwest League batting race, 66 points ahead of West Michigan Whitecaps first baseman Blaise Salter.
Bichette has 45 runs batted in, second only to Salter’s 53 RBI.
Bichette is scheduled to start at shortstop for the Eastern Division team in Tuesday’s Midwest League All-Star Game. He also is one of eight players slated to participate in Monday’s home run derby. Both events will be held at Dow Diamond, home of the Great Lakes Loons.
UPDATE: Bichette is no longer participating in the home run derby. He and Peoria Chiefs infielder Andy Young have been replaced in the event by Great Lakes Loons infielder Brendon Davis and West Michigan Whitecaps third baseman Josh Lester.