FULLERTON, Calif. — Cavan Biggio isn’t your normal teenager and he isn’t having your normal teenage summer. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound upcoming senior from St. Thomas High in Houston, Texas has been on the grind, playing baseball all over the country, and now the world.
The son of former Houston Astros’ great Craig Biggio, Cavan has displayed his talents at showcases, All-Star/All-American games and is currently in Taiwan with the USA Baseball Under 18 National Team.
While the wood bat didn’t fall from the tree, Cavan is a different type of player than his father. Three inches taller than pops, Cavan has more of a slender build than his father. While both hit line drives from gap-to-gap, Cavan projects to have more power.
Cavan has committed to play for the University of Virginia. He is capable of playing second base like his father did most of his career, but he could also wind up at third base or as a corner outfielder.
On Tuesday, after Team USA dropped a game, 5-4, to the Southern California NTIS 17U squad, I talked with Cavan Biggio about his busy summer of baseball.
Cavan also talked about the unique experience of having to worry about being cut, about playing for the red, white and blue and USA being the best team in the world: